Meet the Springvale Court 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:

Judith Tully

Judith Tully

General Manager

Hi, my name is Judith, and I am General Manager here at Springvale Court. Welcome to our website!

I have worked in the care industry since 2000. I have an NVQ Level 4 in Leadership & Management, and a Level 3 in End of Life Care. I am kind and compassionate and I focus on providing a safe, warm and caring environment for everyone I support.

I have extensive experience in building positive relationships and embedding the key principals of care in those I work alongside.

Trudi Gillespie

Trudi Gillespie

Deputy Manager

I have over 10 years’ experience in care and it is the best job in the world! I started my career as a Care Assistant, before being promoted to Deputy Manager. My qualifications include an NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Health & Social Care, Working with Dementia Level 3 and End of Life Care Level 3. I strive to deliver the highest possible care to meet the needs and wishes of everyone I support.

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Wendy Wilkins


I have been working for Barchester since beginning of 2020. I deal with all aspects of the administration of the home to ensure it runs smoothly, from invoicing, ordering, recruitment, setting up contracts, to manning reception; there's never a dull day!

I consider myself to be extremely privileged to work with such wonderful people, full of humor with wonderful stories to tell. I work closely with the General Manager to ensure that every task is completed for the efficient running of the home.

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Sydney Craggs

Activities Coordinator

I joined Springvale in April 2020 and look forward to being part of the team here at the home. I have facilitated activities for over 10 years in various environments and l know that keeping active is important. We have created a wonderful culture within the home and, as a team, we work together to give residents the best possible experience.

As a team, we are here to ensure that residents enjoy an environment that is both stimulating and socially active. As part of my role, I get to know each resident's preferences, so that I can deliver a person-centered program of events and activities.

Essential to our homely feel is the strong relationships of trust we build with residents and their families and friends. I have a passion to help people be the best they can be and enjoy every aspect of life, and I look forward to meeting you when you visit our home.

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Brenda Earl

Head Chef

I have worked at Springvale Court since 2009. My father lived at this home and that was how I became a member of the team here.

Prior to working for Barchester I have worked in the catering industry for over eight years.  I have a City & Guilds NVQ 1 & 2 in Multi Skilled Hospitality Services.  I am passionate about my work and feel a sense of achievement when resident have enjoyed their meals.

I am always interested in people's idea for our menus and liaise with seniors about residents' dietary requirements. I'll always ensure that residents, staff, loved ones and visitors are offered refreshments upon arrival.

I especially like making cakes and other sweet treats for the children when local schools visit, and love seeing how much they enjoy eating them.

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Ray Forster

Head of Maintenance

Hi, my name is Ray and I started at Springvale Court in November 2018. I enjoy working with the team and putting every effort into making this place look and feel like home for residents.

Marie Carline

Head of Housekeeping

Hi, my name is Marie and I joined Barchester in July 2018. I am Head of Housekeeping here at Springvale and I enjoy working with the homes housekeeping team. I like talking to residents and making sure their rooms are clean and tidy. I want to help residents remain as independent as possible.

We work hard to ensure that the home maintains Barchester's high standards and that we work to create a relaxed, personal atmosphere for residents, relatives and staff.

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Bev Dixon

Senior Care Assistant

I have worked at Springvale Court since 2013 and have been in the care sector for over 30 years, qualifying as an RGN. I provide high quality care to everyone we support here at Springvale Court.

Kelly McCarthy

Senior Care Assistant

I have worked at Springvale Court since 1998. I work as a Senior Care Assistant and I have completed my NVQ level 1 & 2 in care. I supervise the delivery of high quality care within the carer team.

Nicola Main

Senior Care Assistant

Hi, my name is Nicola Main, I have been a Senior Care Assistant at Springvale Court since 2019. I have been in the care sector for over 15 years, from managing my own care home to becoming a part of Springvale Courts senior care team. I am passionate about providing great quality care with in our home to our Residents.

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Lesley Stafford

Senior Care Assistant

Hi, my name is Lesley. I became part of the team at Springvale Court in 2018 and have worked in the care sector for over 21 years. I have gained a lot of qualifications throughout the years of being a care assistant and made my way up the ladder as a senior care worker.  I have my NVQ level 2 and 3 in Care, NVQ level 3 in Team leadership and my NVQ Level 3 in dementia care.

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Gemma Rooney

Senior Carer

Hi, my name is Gemma and I joined Barchester in May 2014 and I am part of the Senior Carers team. I thoroughly enjoy looking after the residents and spending time chatting to them and doing daily activities.

I continue to develop my skills to support our residents on a day-to-day basis, We enjoy our jobs and enjoy any training that helps with our continued development that enhances the delivery of great quality of care to our residents within the home.

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Alicia Scott

Senior Care Assistant

I have been in the care sector since 2011. I started at Springvale Court at the end of 2017, and I love it here. I was originally a care assistant, and have worked my way up to a senior care worker. I am working towards my NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care with the help of Barchester.

What happens now?

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Care enquiries

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

0191 502 9557

All other calls

0191 482 4573

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