Meet the team

Our staff are what hold the home together. Each one of these team members are dedicated to providing high quality care and services to those we support, and ensuring that residents enjoy all aspects of life at our home. See below to meet some of our friendly faces:

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Charlene Porter

General Manager

Hi, my name is Charlene, and I am the General Manager here at Sherwood Lodge. Welcome to our website!

I started off working in care at the age of 16 and, over the years, I have built up a great deal of knowledge and experience. I am a hands-on manager and dedicated to continuously leading and developing our staff team. I have a passion for delivering a high standard of care within a home from home environment. I am hard working and committed to each resident and their loved ones.

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George Appleton-Carroll

Deputy Manager

I have worked in the care sector for many years, and started my career as a cleaner. Over the years, I have completed numerous training courses and have had varied roles, constantly striving for an excellent standard of care. I am passionate about ensuring that residents here at Sherwood Lodge receive the highest standard of care whilst providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere in their home away from home.

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Abigail Ainsworth

Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Abigail and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Sherwood Lodge. I have held this position previously at another care home, which I did for seven years, and all my best activities were-music related.

When I am not doing my job, I play music in a band and we do gigs in churches and lots of other places.

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Lee Riley

Head of Maintenance

Hi, my name is Lee and I am the Head of Maintenance here at Sherwood Lodge and also at Sherwood Court. One of the best perks of working in a care environment is that you're helping residents and families and trying to make their lives a little bit easier.  Knowing that you make a difference to their day provides a real sense of achievement.

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Michelle Thompson


I have worked for Barchester Healthcare since November 2007. I started work at Sherwood Court Nursing home as the receptionist/administration assistant and then in April 2012 I progressed and became the home administrator at Sherwood Lodge. No two days are ever the same in my job and I enjoy it very much. I don't see it as coming in to work, I am going In to someone's home (our residents) and we must respect that. My role is to support the General Manger by maintaining the administration and financial systems.

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Bridget Lawrenson

Head Housekeeper

I have worked at Sherwood Lodge since 2010 and I started off as a care assistant, and I am now the Head Housekeeper. Previously to my role at Sherwood Lodge I worked in the community as a support worker. I have two daughters a son and two granddaughters.

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