Meet the Tennyson Wharf 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:

Zoe King

General Manager

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

From the age of 16-years, I have worked within a care setting. Starting as a carer in residential and nursing homes before commencing my nurse training in 1993. During my training I worked as a hospital auxiliary nurse before qualifying as an RGN in 1996.

I have been a home manager since 2009, and have commissioned new homes and worked in homes as a turn-around manager. Most recently, my previous home was awarded for being one of the top 20 homes in the west Midlands; as voted by

Tennyson Wharf is a beautiful home with a great atmosphere, and I am looking forward to delivering the best care with my team to those we support in a friendly, warm and happy environment.

We aspire to be the most respected home in the area. My passion is to ensure that our residents are provided with the very best of care, dignity, respect and support to enable them to live a healthy and happy life.

We’re welcoming new residents, please feel free to contact us; I’m always available to discuss how we can support you and your loved ones.

Dawn Sheldon

Dawn Sheldon


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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Louise Wrigglesworth

Deputy Manager

Louise is our Deputy Manager at Tennyson Wharf. She started working at Tennyson Wharf as a senior care assistant for over 5 and a half years! She loves her job and we love having her as a part of our team!

Claire Twist

Care Assistant

Claire is our experienced care assistant at Tennyson Wharf. She loves working with our elderly residents and helping them with all their daily needs. 

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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Zoe Sheridon

Activities Lead

Zoe is our Lead Activities Coordinator and joined the team in 2020. She brings great experience, enthusiasm and spark to Tennyson Wharf. Zoe has over 10 years experience in the care sector including 3 years experience running community events and is also chair of the local school committee. She enjoys delivering an amazing, vibrant activities calendar to cater to all tastes and abilities. It is her passion to ensure that residents, family, friends are left happy and content and very much looking forward to the next activity!

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Sharon Penton


Sharon is out Hostess at Tennyson Wharf. She loves to greet our residents, relatives and all visitors to the home in a warm friendly manner, offering refreshments where appropriate. Sharon helps support residents to maintain independence by pouring their own drinks, and helping themselves wherever possible.

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Antonio Rodrigues

Head of Maintenance

Antonio is our Head of Maintenance and he comes to us with 15 years of experience in the care industry. He ensures everything is working as it should be at Tennyson and that any repairs are done with great attention to detail. 

Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure ‘Life in our home. Providing care through coronavirus’ for more information on how we’re here to help you and your loved one.

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Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & Events


Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilities

Care and facilities

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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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

01522 411 213

All other calls

01522 530 282

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.

Useful downloads

Here to help you make the right decision about your care requirements.

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