Meet the Trinity Manor Care Home Team
We always aim to deliver bespoke care to those who live at our home. We tailor our services to meet the unique requirements of each person and in a way that celebrates their individuality, whilst also helping residents to maintain as much independence as possible and treating them with dignity at all times.
Hi, my name is Sohail, and I am the Senior General Manager here at Trinity Manor Welcome to our website!
As a Registered General Nurse, I have worked within the private care home sector ever since 2009, where I have been able to learn, develop and share my skill set in order to benefit the residents I look after.
During my time working within the dementia sector, I was able to access specialist knowledge on how to encourage and enhance the lives of the individuals within my care in order to facilitate living life to the fullest in the most independent and dignified way possible.
Finding ways to adapt and overcome situations, so that residents can still really enjoy all the things they love, has always been a great passion of mine; showcasing that you really can live well with dementia.
Supporting the families of those in our care is also something that I feel very strongly about, and from the time of enquiry, through to moving in and beyond, I aim to support the families as much as the resident themselves. This can often be a huge change as their loved-one adapts to new surroundings, but I am well aware of how important reassurance and constant communication is for all involved. This is something that the Trinity Manor family are very good at as a whole, and I am so lucky that I get to share all my knowledge and work with such a fantastic team.
We are very proud to have Paul as the Deputy Manager here at Trinity Manor.
Having worked for Barchester Healthcare for over a decade, Paul has quickly progressed up the ladder, working extremely hard to do so.
Paul has supported people who are living with physical and neurological conditions, including dementia, constantly striving to ensure that everyone can live their lives to the very best of their ability. Paul has always had a passion for person-centred care, looking at each individual as a person and not a number! Paul says: 'To be able to look after someone else’s loved-one is a great privilege and also a massive responsibility.'
Paul continues his studies throughout his career, involving NVQ’s in Health & Social Care, Staff Training & Development , Mentoring and Coaching and Leadership & Management.
As a hands-on member of the leadership team, you will often find him in the different communities helping out the care team, spending time with residents and their families.
Being local to the area and having lived in Yeovil all his life, this is where he is happiest; with his wife their two beautiful boys who keeps them both on their toes!
Having worked within the care home sector for over 10 years, where she has been able to learn and develop her skills and knowledge to enable her to support and deliver person-centred care to a high standard, which she is very passionate about.
Julie has a Lead in Adult Care diploma, Assistant Care Practitioner in Dysphagia, Medication Management diplomas and many more professional care related qualifications. Julie continues to study and learn for her own development to be able to further support and enhance the lives of the individuals for who she cares.
The importance of being involved in the mentoring and developing of our new carers and supporting them with their studies, is something that Julie is heavily involved with ever since being with Trinity Manor from day one.
Julie feels very privileged to have joined the Trinity Manor team back in 2019, preparing and being part of the opening of our new home. She feels it has been a real pleasure to be part of the home’s journey as firstly, a Senior Carer and now as a Community Care Lead.
This role has been a natural step forward for Julie, enabling her to continue to support the team from the Manager to the Carers, and everybody in between. Being able to continue building new relationships with the residents and their families, and not forgetting all the amazing community healthcare professionals that support us here at Trinity Manor, is something that is very important for her.
Julie is blessed with a wonderful family, in particular a gorgeous grandson with who she enjoys walking her dogs.
Paul Pippard, Deputy Manager said of Julie: ‘Julie continues to provide exceptional support and guidance to all of our staff, and especially to those who are on induction which is such an integral part of what we do here’.
Sarah has worked in a caring role for over 20 years and she remains as committed now, as she did the day she started.
Something that comes across when meeting Sarah, is that she is passionate individual especially when it comes to providing high quality care to all of the amazing amazing residents here at Trinity Manor.
Wanting to become a Community Care Lead was something that she was keen to do because it allows her to continue to share the knowledge and experiences she has had in her career, with other members of the team.
When Sarah is not here in the home, she enjoys being around her two children, who she loves to spend time with.
Sarah is one of our team of Dementia Champions who have undergone additional training and are able to support the team around them to provide more person centered care to those who are living on our Memory Lane Community. As a Dementia Champion Sarah is also available to support our residents and their loved ones along their Dementia journey.
Paul Pippard, Deputy Manager, said of Sarah: 'Sarah brings a depth of experience to the team from her previous roles, and is already fitting in well with the already established team at Trinity Manor and feels like she has always been here.'
Frelea has worked in a caring role for many years and gained valuable experience by working in the local area at different care homes.
Wanting to become a Community Care Lead was something that she was humbled to do because it allows her to share her knowledge with other members of the team. Frelea is well respected by the team around her, visiting professionals and has glowing reviews from the families of our residents.
Frelea is one of our team of Dementia Champions who have undergone additional training and are able to support the team around them to provide more person centered care to those who are living on our Memory Lane Community. As a Dementia Champion Frelea is also available to support our residents and their loved ones along their Dementia journey.
Paul Pippard, Deputy Manager, said of Frelea: ‘Frelea is always willing to help and go above and beyond to ensure our residents are well cared for. Nothing is too much for her, and she is well deserving of this role within our team at Trinity Manor.'
Kate is the Administration Manager here at Trinity Manor and ensures the smooth running of the home.
Kate has been an administrator for a number of years, working for a large service provider in an educational setting prior to coming to Trinity Manor as the home opened. Very much a people person and despite having never worked within the care sector before, she relishes the challenges that her day-to-day job brings, doing it with a smile on her face.
'It is quite something to be part of the founding team and it's lovely to see the home grow with residents and new colleagues.'
Elizabeth started her time at Trinity Manor as our Receptionist, but has quickly shown her ability and now we are proud to say that she is our Administrator. Elizabeth is always available with a welcoming smile and has developed fantastic working relationships with our residents and their families.
You can often find Elizabeth around the home joining in with activities or lending a hand at meal times.
“The thing I love about my job is interacting with the residents especially when we have the events in the home.”
Elizabeth used to coach gymnastics before coming to Trinity Manor, she enjoys being out in the beautiful Dorset countryside with her four legged friend.
Laura joins the Trinity Manor family with a wealth of activities experience to draw from. Having started in the care industry over 10 years ago, Laura started out doing a mixture of care as well as activities, but soon realised that her heart was more on the activities side.
Laura loves watching live theatre, especially musicals! Her favourite activities are ones that include various forms of exercise, movement and music, but is also partial to a good quiz! At home, Laura is a busy wife and Mother to 3 amazing children, as well as having 2 dogs called Roxy & Red and a gorgeous pet tortoise called Pickles, which our residents have already enjoyed meeting.
Laura's most recent crowning glory, was that she was a NAPA (National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People) award winner back in 2019, during the year of the arts and we are absolutely delighted that she is now part of the Trinity Manor team.
Laura is one of our team of Dementia Champions who have undergone additional training and are able to support the team around them to provide more person centered care to those who are living on our Memory Lane Community. As a Dementia Champion Laura is also available to support our residents and their loved ones along their Dementia journey.
Kath joins the Trinity Manor family with a wealth of activities experience to draw from over the 20 years within various avenues of care. Kath has come to us from a local boutique care home to join our family here.
Kath’s passion comes by being able to engage with the residents and she enjoys having fun with our residents. Kath’s aim is to help create memories for everyone who lives at Trinity Manor to cherish for many years to come. Kath enjoys being hands on and creative and has already demonstrated her flair for all things art and crafts since joining us.
Kath enjoys walking her dog and attending classes in the local community as well as travelling the world and experiencing different cultures.
Since joining the team at Trinity Manor, Marcus has worked incredibly hard to bring excellence to the dining experience for our residents.
Marcus has a wealth of knowledge and skills, with experience in restaurants, fine dining, hotels and event catering. Bringing together a team of passionate and enthusiastic individuals. Marcus enjoys the opportunity of working with fresh, seasonal produce, and being able to create the menus with collaboration from the residents on their likes and dislikes.
He says “I really enjoy leading this team, working with the residents and I am continuously proud to be the Head Chef at Trinity Manor”
In his downtime, Marcus enjoys watching sports and live music, and is an avid supporter of Arsenal.
Phill has worked for the past 20 years plus in a maintenance role, in both private schools and care homes. Phill has always enjoyed the challenge of fixing things from a young age and loves nothing more than making something out of nothing! ‘I particularly love working in the care sector, as I love to chat with the residents and build up relationships with them all. Nothing makes me happier than when I have been able to fix something for them and am able to leave them with a smile on their face, especially when they deem something un-fixable!’
Steph worked in the care industry for over 7 years before joining Trinity Manor in 2020 as part of the housekeeping team, and she soon progressed to Head Housekeeper. Her passion to maintain high standards throughout the home is second to none and takes immense pride in her role. Ensuring not only the home looks immaculate, but that our residents clothes are also well cared for and returned in pristine condition.
Steph manages both the housekeeping and laundry teams, supporting them through any new challenges the home faces. She says “I enjoy making the residents happy with a beautifully clean home to live in, but none of it would be possible without my great team.”
Outside of the home, Steph is Mum to two very energetic girls and can often be found cheering them both on at their Majorette competitions across the UK.
Meet our Resident Ambassador: Dr Valerie Marett.
Dr Valerie was the first resident at Trinity Manor and she was both surprised and pleased to be asked to be Resident Ambassador.
Since then, she has become chairwomen of our residents' committee, a great person for other residents in the home to bring feedback and suggestions to regarding the living experience here.
Dr Valerie Marett has a background in the care setting as a specialist inspector for the Care Quality Commission. In her role as ambassador, Valerie will have input into the home newsletter, be involved with the interview process, be introduced to any prospective residents & relatives who may wish to ask what life is like at Trinity Manor and attend local community events and forums on behalf of the residents in the home.
Chloe is one of our team of Dementia Champions who have undergone additional training and are able to support the team around them to provide more person centred care to those who are living on our Memory Lane Community. As a Dementia Champion Chloe is also available to support our residents and their loved ones along their Dementia journey.
Liam has been a qualified Chef for well over a decade, working in a range of establishments including pubs, hotels, wedding venues and restaurants across the South. His time at the Royal Crescent in Bath fortified a love for the pastry section which Liam is able to demonstrate in his home baked treats in the café.
Since working at Trinity Manor, Liam has really worked hard to build relationships with the residents to find out what they love to eat, adapting the menu to their tastes and preferences. Liam says “I love to work with the community here at Trinity Manor, being able to provide them with great food is a wonderful experience, and really makes the day”
Once the work day is over, Liam loves to explore the beautiful countryside we are surrounded by, with his loyal dog.
Sharon is Trinity Manor’s Speak Up Champion, part of this role is being available to any member of staff who needs a listening ear and support. Sharon works closely with the Management team to ensure Trinity Manor is always at its best. Sharon’s other role is part of the Housekeeping team, more specifically the laundry department. Sharon will often be found around the home returning the freshly laundered items back to their rightful owners with a smile.