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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Catherine Bezer

General Manager

I am delighted to be appointed the new General Manager for our new build in Fareham. 

I have been in nursing for 27 years and have worked both in the NHS and Private Sectors. Ten years ago I moved into care home management which I have been doing ever since.

I have a wealth of experience in the delivery of nursing, residential and dementia care and I am looking forward to establishing a new team to lead, inspire, mentor and develop. 

My career in nursing has been predominately in general medicine including respiratory, heamotology and palliative nursing care as well as acute stroke management and rehabilitation.

My passion within a care home setting is to ensure that residents receive the highest standard of quality care and keeping that focus at the core of how I lead my team. I love to lead by example which makes me a very hands on manager and ensures that I am continuously involved in both the management and delivery of the care.

I have established myself within both the care sector and the local area during the past 7 years and it’s a place I am proud to call home.  My engagement with healthcare professionals as well as in the local community has allowed me to develop some very strong and valuable relationships which I believe will heavily contribute in my role as General Manager at our new home.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Sarah Wookey

Deputy Manager

Hi, my name is Sarah and I am the Deputy Manager here at The Fernes. I have worked in the care sector for the past 16 years and in that time I have become passionate about delivering high quality services.

I love working at The Fernes and enjoy getting to know the residents. Our care team has been selected for their skills and passion for high quality care and I look forward to leading them and growing together so that The Fernes not only becomes our work place, but also the home we share with residents.

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Jenine Ramsay


I am proud to be part of a company that leads the way in what it does, invests in its people and has a fantastic reputation. I am eager to contribute to the Barchester ethos and make a difference to The Fernes Care Home.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Kat Claridge

Activities Coordinator

My role at The Fernes is to offer activities for residents to enjoy, getting everyone involved and making our home community and atmosphere as positive and welcoming as possible.

I am going to be getting to know every one of the lovely people that live here personally, finding out their likes and dislikes, and making sure that there is always something for them to be doing. I want to focus on our care home being very much their home away from home, encouraging them to help make their own breakfast if they want to, helping to fold and put away their clothes - and even helping out in the garden tending to plants; day-to-day 'normal' things that they would otherwise do if they weren't living in care. This is their home, so I want it to be somewhere that they enjoy spending their time.

I come from a customer service background and I very much enjoy trying any and all hobbies, so my knowledge and experience will definitely help me in this job.

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John Wright

Head of Maintenance

At The Fernes, I utilise my personal and practical skills to fully benefit the residents - to ensure that I can do whatever I can, together with my colleagues, to make their time with us as pleasurable as possible.

In addition, I enjoy working with a team who all share the same aspirations and ethos as myself. 

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Luke Roberts

Head Chef

I started working at HMS Collingwood at the age of 16, initially in the kitchen and as a Academy Chef Student. At HMS Collingwood I was part of a team of 8 chefs and we catered for 400 - 800 personnel. 

I also traveled the country doing various catering events and working with well known chefs such as Albert Roux, I worked in the Knorr Kitchen in Leatherhead, with Marco Pierre White. 

I was in the final 8 of chef of the year with Compass and a bronze award at the West Sussex Culinaire and entered the competition with Hotel Olympia which is a world renowned competition.

I started at Barchester just before The Fernes opened and was fully involved in setting up the kitchen and designing canapes for our VIP Opening in September. Within the first 6 months I was promoted to Head Chef.

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Emma Pulman

Head of Housekeeping

My previous role was housekeeper at Uplands, Fareham where I worked as part of a team of 5. This was a challenging role where no two days were ever the same, it was also a very rewarding role. I started at The Fernes before the building was completed and was fully involved in setting up the housekeeping and laundry areas at The Fernes. Within two months I was promoted to Head of Housekeeping and together with my team we ensure that our residents are as comfortable in their new home as they can be, taking away the worry of laundry and cleaning.

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