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:

Victoria Gudgin

General Manager

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

I have worked in the care sector for 11 years, starting my career as a care assistant. After completing my qualifications I quickly progressed into management roles in 2016. I grew up in Lincoln, leaving in 2009 to study in Leeds, where I then went on to become the manager of a residential care home specialising in dementia care. After 11 years in Leeds, I am so thrilled to be back in my home town of Lincoln.

I am passionate about promoting independence, empowering people to live the fullest life they wish to and  always providing outstanding care and support. I look forward to greeting you on your next visit.

Vicky Ball

Hello! I’m Vicky the Deputy Manager here at Tennyson Wharf. I am both passionate and dedicated to ensuring that residents receive the highest standard of person-centered care in a respectful and dignified manner. I began working within the care sector in 2014 and have loved every step of the journey from an enthusiastic Healthcare Assistant to now a dynamic Deputy Manager. I look forward to meeting you when you visit.

Show More

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.

Show More

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. 

Louise Wrigglesworth

Head of Community

Louise is our head of Thomas Walk community and has worked at Tennyson Wharf as a senior care assistant for over four and a half years! She loves her job and we love having her as a part of our team!

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.

Show More

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.

Show More

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!

Show More

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. 

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 always maintain the highest standards of tidiness and cleanliness for our residents at all times.  

Show More

Tracy Fox


Tracy is our housekeeping assistant. She ensures all of our residents rooms are clean and tidy at all times and helps provide refreshments to the residents throughout the day.

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.

Care Home and Company Awards