Meet the Southerndown Care Home 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:

Ela Solomon

General Manager

Hi, my name is Ela and I am the General Manager here at Southerndown. Welcome to our website.

Here at Southerndown, we ensure dignity and quality care is always our top priority. We are a home that listens to the views of our residents. My door is always open, and I will always make time to have a chat with residents, families and visitors.

Clemence Heriman

Clinical Lead/Deputy Manager

I am pleased to be part of this amazing team here at Southerndown. I have been nursing since 2004 and I bring my knowledge and experience along with my passion for delivering outstanding care.

Letty Marton

Head of Unit

Letty is our Head of Unit. She is a strong leader who supports her team to deliver the highest quality of care, with dignity and respect at all times, where resident choice is paramount. 

She loves her job and always does her best to ensure every day is a happy day, and that the staff are always smiling, singing and most of all caring!

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Amando Vergara

Head of Memory Lane

Amando has been managing the Memory Lane unit since 2007 and is a dedicated specialist in dementia care. Amando leads by example and ensures his team deliver high class quality care, with all the family or friends involved and supporting.

Memory Lane is where we learn all the special recollections of all our residents and use them to help make each day a good day and a happy day!

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Bridget Lane


Here at Southerndown I am responsible for all the administration within the home, both for the residents and the staff, supported by my dedicated colleagues Eva and Ruth.

Relatives often pop in to see me and I enjoy listening to them learning more about the residents- which helps me develop a more special understanding of them personally.

It's never quiet here and there is always something happening and joining in with the fun is key to making the day go well for everyone.

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Bogdan Solomon

Regional Maintenance Manager

Bogdan has been part of the team here at Southerndown since 2017. He started working here as a bank staff members, and moved to maintenance where he soon became the Maintenance Manager, and is now Regional Maintenance Manager, supporting other homes in the area. Bogdan’s main mission in life he says is “to repair”. He enjoys working with his colleagues and doing everything he can to maintain high standards in all care homes for the benefit of residents and staff alike.

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Stacey Davies

Activities Coordinator

I have worked at Southerndown since 2013. I enjoy providing many various activities for our residents, such as gardening groups, trips out in the mini bus, quiz days and art therapy, amongst the many things we enjoy to do.

I also hold a bi- monthly Memory Café, named G.E.M.M.S, with my colleague, Graeme McFetridge, which all family and friends are welcome to attend.

I look forward to meeting you all. 

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Stephen Flowers

Head Chef

Stephen Flower has been a chef for 37 years, working in hotels, restaurants and in residential care. Stephen clearly loves cooking for residents, and ensures that high quality menus are available according to the needs of all individual residents.

Sue Busby

Head Housekeeper

I have been with Southerndown since 2001 and Head Housekeeper since 2007.

I love my job and enjoy seeing the residents happy, my team work well together and ensure attention to detail is paramount. It’s sometimes the little things we do that makes such a big difference to quality of comfort for the residents in our care.

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What happens now?

Are you ready to discuss your individual care requirements? Pick up the phone and talk to us, book a visit to our care home or come and take a look around our facilities.

Care enquiries

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

01608 433 042

All other calls

01608 644 129

Our fees and contract

We want to be as transparent as possible about how we charge for the different services we provide as well as what’s included in our contract. Please click the links below to find out more about our fees and contract.

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