Meet the Tyspane 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:

Aime Bown

General Manager

Hi, my name is Aime and I am the General Manager at Tyspane.

I have lived and worked in beautiful North Devon all my life.  I live with my husband and children, grandmother and our beloved dog, Poppy.  We enjoy family time with BBQs and country walks, holidays, and travel.

I love being the manager at Tyspane as I am able to share my knowledge and background in mental health to help others care for our residents.  Previous roles include Deputy Ward Manager for the NHS.

I believe that promoting opportunities and social inclusion for all the residents and their families will help them to make the most of their lives by accessing the activities, roles and relationships they value the most.

Sandra Hughes

Head of Unit

Hi, my name is Sandra and I am Head of Unit here at Tyspane. I lead, plan, manage, direct and monitor the delivery of high quality care to the residents and maintain professional standards whilst striving for continuous improvement. I offer advice and support to help their teams provide a safe, comfortable and enjoyable residential environment for our residents to live in.

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Abi Quaintance

Head of Unit

Hi, my name is Abi and I am Head of Unit here at Tyspane. I lead, plan, manage, direct and monitor the delivery of high quality care to the residents and maintain professional standards whilst striving for continuous improvement. I offer advice and support to help their teams provide a safe, comfortable and enjoyable residential environment for our residents to live in.

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Helen Whitehead

Helen Whitehead

Administrator

Helen is responsible for all administration and financial aspects relating to the running of the home. She has been with the company for some time now and has provided much-appreciated continuity. She is the heart of the home and has a difficult job that she does well.

Elle Alaia

Elle Alaia

Administrative Assistant

I moved over from Australia and decided on a career change from being a Wholesale Plant Nursery Hand. I was employed as a General Assistant then Hostess and was then offered a job in the admin department. 

I thoroughly enjoy meeting new people. I believe having a smile on your face brings joy to many. I am always willing to assist anybody. If I can do one thing a day to make a resident’s life better, then I feel rewarded.

I enjoy working in the admin department at Tyspane because the role is very challenging, but also rewarding. I have been working at Tyspane since 2011. I am busy all day with phone calls, residents, family visiting and other staff. I enjoy being able to assist everybody and it gives me great satisfaction.

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Bridget Mapepa

Registered Nurse

Hi, my name is Bridget and I am Registered Nurse here at Tyspane.

Catherine Harrington

Registered Nurse

Hi, my name is Catherine and I am Registered Nurse here at Tyspane.

Matthew Barber

Matthew Barber

Head Chef

Matt is a versatile Chef whose cooking experiences ranges from gastropubs to fine dining restaurants. Matt says that he has a passion for high quality food and a love of local produce, which influences his seasonal cooking.

Matt  enjoys meeting the residents and pays particular attention to their likes and dislikes in order to build a menu around their tastes.

Matt grew up in the Westcountry and loves outdoor pursuits, such as walking, mountain biking and surfing.

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David Brooke

David Brooke

Head of Maintenance

Hi, my name is David and I have been the Head of Maintenance here at Tyspane since June 2015.

Henry Sowden

Henry Sowden

Second Chef

Henry has more than 20 years’ experience in the catering industry, cooking and managing kitchens to a high standard. Previous roles have included Hotel Head Chef, and positions in boutique & fine dining restaurants.

Patricia Swann

Head Housekeeper

Trish is responsible for the housekeeping and laundry team in Tyspane Care Home. She ensures the home meets a high standard of cleanliness and works closely with staff, residents and relatives. She works with her team to ensure that the home is clean and inviting.

Sanju Kirantee

Senior Carer

Hi, my name is Sanju and I am Senior Carer here at Tyspane. 

Karin Burgess

Senior Carer

Hi, my name is Karin and I am a Senior Carer here at Tyspane. 

Babs Spear

Physio Assistant

Babs was previously the Head of Activities & Physiotherapy here at Tyspane, but now works only as the Physio Assistant.

Her main interests are keeping fit and she spends a lot of her spare time as a fitness instructor, holding various classes around the local community.

In 2016, she was awarded the 'Devon Best Practice Award' for her flexicise class. She owns our three 'paper dogs' – her three Maltese – who deliver papers with her in the morning.

She is band 4 in physio and really tries to make residents' days fun; she very much believes in the 'if you don’t use it, you lose it' mentality, so she always encourages residents to participate, regardless of mobility concerns, because everyone is able to do something! 

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Damon Drummond

Acting General Manager

Hi, my name is Damon, and I am the Acting General Manager here at Tyspane. Welcome to our website.

I started my working career in sales/account management working in different sectors, such as logistics, domestic appliances and IT. I got to a stage in my life where I felt I needed to give back to my community, so I began working for the NHS, supporting people with learning disabilities for just under 6 years, finishing in the post of Support Manager, where I oversaw a team of managers working in over 10 different services.

I started working in care homes in 2014, which is when I first became a Registered Manager, and have worked for Bupa, Gracewell Healthcare and Brighterkind. This came as a direct result of seeing how my own grandmother was not treated with dignity and respect whilst in hospital. I have a strong history of turning homes around, engaging staff teams, initiating change and ensuring the residents live a meaningful life.

I believe in building open and honest relationships with residents, relatives and anyone who visits the home. My door is always open, so please feel free to pop in for a chat or a cup of tea.

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What happens now?

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Care enquiries

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01271 355 015

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01271 816 600

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.

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