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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Katie Daysley

General Manager

Hi, my name is Katie and I am the General Manager here at Tennyson Wharf. Welcome to our website!

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Julia Buck

Deputy Manager

Julia started her nursing career straight after school as a cadet nurse. She went on to qualify as a registered nurse in 1975. Julia has experience in many fields of nursing and has worked in elderly care since 1995 in various managerial positions, including as a deputy manager. She is a qualified counsellor and has a diploma in Nutritional Medicine. 

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Louise Wrigglesworth

Head of Community for Thomas Walk

Louise has been a support worker for over 20 years. Whilst here at Tennyson Wharf, she has worked her way up to Senior Support Worker and, more recently, has been appointed as Head of Community for Thomas Walk. Louise loves working with elderly residents and particularly loves working at Tennyson Wharf. 

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Drina Biszko

Head of Community for Keats Lock

Drina has been a support worker for over 20 years. She has worked for Tennyson Wharf since 2015 as a Support Worker, Senior Support Worker and, most recently, as the Head of Community for Keats Lock. Drina has always worked in a senior care position and has completed her Level 3 NVQ. She thoroughly enjoys her role supporting one of our Memory Lane communities and is currently working towards becoming a Care Practitioner.

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Christine Collins

Administrator

Christine has worked as a financial administrator in care for over 15 years. At Tennyson Wharf, she was responsible for the day-to-day finances and payroll. Christine has qualifications in Business Administration and a Bsc(hons) in Natural Sciences. 

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Dawn Sheldon

Administrative Assistant

I was an Administrator for over 30 years. More recently, I have cared for my partner’s mum, who lived with us at home, and have undertaken care in the community. I love making a positive contribution to enhancing the lives of the elderly, and find it both rewarding and a joy. I feel it helps to have an outgoing, friendly, approachable disposition, and be thoughtful and creative.

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Hazel Read

Activities Coordinator

Hazel has worked at Tennyson Wharf since 2015 and has been an Activities Coordinator for over a decade. She has an NVQ Level 3 in Care and has had a career in the sector for over 20 years, working closely with dementia residents during that time.

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Dawn Bailey

Head Chef

Dawn is our Head Chef who joins the team here at Tennyson Wharf with a wealth of catering experience. Dawn was military trained and latterly worked in the RAF as a chef. She is passionate about delivering freshly prepared, nutritious meals with a person centred approach. In her spare time Dawn enjoys keeping fit by running and visiting the gym, and she also has a young family to keep her busy.

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Kelly Westoby

Head Housekeeper

Kelly has worked in the care sector for over 15 years in the roles of a support worker and as a housekeeper. She has been at Tennyson Wharf as the Head Housekeeper since 2015. Kelly and her staff strive to maintain a high standard of cleanliness for residents at all times.  

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Antonio Rodrigues

Head of Maintenance

Antonio is our Head of Maintenance and he comes to us with fourteen years of experience in the care industry. His role is keeping residents and visitors safe, while making sure that the home is consistently at its highest standard of repair. In his spare time Antonio enjoys running and plays tennis. 

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Clare Donnor

Activities Coordinator

Clare has worked in care for nearly ten years; she has mainly worked with people living with mental health and/or learning disabilities. Clare has worked as an Activities Coodinator since 2015 and thoroughly enjoys making a difference to the lives of those we support.

She has personal experience of caring for someone very special to her who has dementia and therefore understands the challenges that dementia and Alzheimer’s can bring with them, which will help her to provide meaningful activities for all to enjoy.

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