Meet the team

Our wonderful team comprises nurses, carers, activities coordinators, chefs, housekeepers and more. These people are here to ensure that residents enjoy their time at the home and are supported to live life to the fullest. Meet some of our staff below:

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Victoria Edwards

General Manager

Thank you for taking the time to look further into what Rivermead has to offer. Here is an opportunity to look at some of our staff team in the home, who all play a vital role in the day to day life of the home.

I have worked for Barchester since 2007 when I initially joined the company as one of four Regional Hospitality Managers. After an in-depth training programme I then transferred to Rivermead as General Manager in November 2011. I am responsible for the overall running of the home, ensuring that those who live at Rivermead are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. All this in an environment in which they are both comfortable and happy. 

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Jayne Richardson

Deputy General Manager

Jayne joined Rivermead in October 2015 and is a Senior Nurse with extensive NHS and private sector experience, working at senior management level in commissioning and safeguarding.

Jayne is an active member of the nursing staff working on the general nursing and memory lane unit as well as supporting Victoria in the management of the home.

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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Roza Machin

Head of Unit

Roza is a highly experienced Mental Health Nurse who prides herself on driving high standards of person-centred care within our specialist Memory Lane community.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Lorraine Kitching


Lorraine and her team ensure all aspects of the administration of the home runs smoothly, from invoicing, ordering, recruitment, setting up contracts, to manning reception, never a dull day!

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Angela Lawson

Activities Coordinator

Angela is responsible for providing and delivering a varied activities programme on our elderly frail unit.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Sarah Lightfoot

Head Chef

Sarah along with her team is responsible for the catering service throughout the home. Sarah plans menus with input from residents and relatives to ensure balanced, nutritious meals throughout the day. Menus change four times a year to reflect seasonal produce and ensure variety. Sarah has worked in the catering industry for around 22 years in hotels, pubs, restaurants and care homes.

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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Tina Ashley

Head Housekeeper

I am responsible for keeping the home's Housekeeping and Laundry up to the Barchester standard.  I take great pride in my work and strive to ensure that our residents have a lovely place to live in and our staff have a pleasant place to work in.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

James Shea

Head of Maintenance

James, known as Jimmy ensures the home is safe and well presented at all times, adhering to all health and safety regulations. Jimmy's role can vary from changing light bulbs to building patios. Jimmy also over sees the grounds at Rivermead of which we are very proud.

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