Meet the Westlake House 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:

Kate Day

General Manager

Hi, my name is Kate, and I am the General Manager here at Westlake. Welcome to our website!

I have a wealth of experience in the health and social care sector. I qualified as a nurse in the nineties and I have a secondary qualification as an Orthopedic Specialist.

I started my career as a practice nurse, then became a community nurse. From there I became a Clinical Director of a private health care company. I joined Barchester in 2018, and became the General Manager of Westlake House in January 2020.

I look forward to welcoming you into our home.

Tria dela Cruz

Tria dela Cruz

Unit Manager

I am a registered nurse and have experience working as a manager of another nursing home prior to joining Westlake House in October 2018. My role is to support and assist the General Manager in running the care home on a day-to-day basis. I am involved in leading and supporting the nurses to provide excellent care services to those we support. I am happy to be a part of a great and dedicated team at Westlake House. 

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Peter Embling

Peter Embling

Maintenance Manager

Prior to my position at Westlake, I was a Maintenance Manager at a local airfield, and I am looking forward to taking the maintenance position to great heights here.

My role means that every day is different; one minute l am plumber, then next an electrician, then a painter & decorator – just to name a few of the things l do!

I enjoy all the discussions that I have with the residents here at Westlake and every day they teach me something different. I enjoy working alongside and discussing with residents the different ways to do things.

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Betty Galang

Staff Nurse

I am a Staff Nurse here at Westlake House.I have worked in Westlake House for 17 years now, I really enjoy the atmosphere here, and the residents have become like a second family to me.

Carmelita Aquisap


I am a registered midwife ( Philippines ).  I came to England in 2002.  I then took NVQ3 at the Barchester Academy.  I have worked at Westlake House since 2012. I really enjoy working at Westlake House. I have made many friends within Westlake including families of residents, residents and friends

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Sam Whitworth

Samantha joined our team in October 2019 after spending three years as a accounts assistant at Sussex Equine Centre. Sam said ' I love working at Westlake House, I find my job role very rewarding assisting the residents and team's with anything I can help with

Heather O'Hagan

Heather has joined the Westlake House team as our Activities Co-ordinator and comes with a very good pedigree of experience having worked within the social care sector for 20 years.  Heather is very enthusiastic to develop her role at Westlake House in order to broaden the scope of how her role can support our residents to express themselves and access activities and creativity.  She is particularly interested in the way in which music can support those with impaired cognition and how therapeutic the medium of music and song can be for all.

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Mareille Schwegmann

Mareille is our Administration Assistant.  Mareille is motivated, highly efficient and thoroughly enjoys her role within our administration department.

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

01403 618 351

All other calls

01403 270 773

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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