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:

Helena Hawkins

General Manager

Hello, my name is Helena, and I am the General Manager here at St Thomas. Welcome to our website!

St Thomas is a unique and beautiful building, supporting residents within our 10-60-06 accredited Memory Lane Community.

I have been managing care homes since 2000 and I am thrilled to be working with the team at St Thomas to deliver the best standard of care to residents in bespoke and beautiful surroundings.

Please feel free to drop in to meet us and have a coffee and some cake in our beautiful chapel.

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Kathryn Hughes

Deputy Manager

Hi, my name is Kathryn, and I am the Deputy Manager here at St Thomas. I have been working in care homes for a number of years and I thoroughly enjoy my job. My role is to support the General Manager and staff in providing the best care for people living with dementia in a homely and stimulating environment.

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Jo Swerling

Customer Relationship Manager

I joined Barchester Healthcare in August having previously worked for a couple of other care providers. My role is to support the Team in this beautiful home with events, activities, relationship building with families, residents and the local community. I am passionate about care and I’m a real people person. In my spare time I love to fundraise and recently Trekked the Great Wall of China! I love to socialise with friends and family.

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John Pace

Maintenance Manager.

Hi! I’m John, the Head of Maintenance at St Thomas Care Home, and I started here since in December 2016. I have worked in care home maintenance for over 10 years and always strive to keep a high standard of maintenance so that residents can be proud of the home they live in. I enjoy interacting with residents and involving them in our day-to-day routine when possible. 

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Linda Milsom

Head Housekeeper

Hello, my name is Linda, and I am the Head Housekeeper here at St Thomas.

For most of my working life, I have worked in housekeeping, firstly within hotels, and for the last 10 years, in the care sector.

I have a hardworking team and we all take great pride in keeping St Thomas a clean and lovely place for those who live here.

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Lindsey and Sinead

Activities Coordinators

Lindsey and Sinead host a range of activities within St Thomas. They base their activities on residents' likes and dislikes, and are always keen to help reignite old passions in residents. They enjoy arranging social events in and out of the home, and have some wonderful external entertainers visit the Home regularly including musical entertainers, arts and crafts and keep fit!!

St Thomas is a very friendly and lively Home, where all staff work together to make residents happy and their time with us enjoyable.

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Pet Therapist

Hello, my name is Zeus and I enjoy coming to work with my mum, Helena, now and again. I am 6 years old and my mum and dad adopted me from a rescue when I was 18 months old.

I love spending time with the residents at St Thomas, especially when they have cake! My favourite game is ball, so if you see me carrying my ball, I would be really happy for you to throw it for me. I also have the waggiest tail and am happy to show everyone this as much as I can.

Please come and say hello to me when you visit.

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