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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Ken Bishop

General Manager

Hi, my name is Ken, and I am the General Manager here at Chacombe Park. Welcome to our website!

I have had a wealth of experience in my varied career, having come from a military background; I previously worked as a Royal Navy diver and medic before leaving in 1995 to work for the NHS.

It is important to me that those in my care live happy and fulfilling lives whilst maintaining control and having the ability to choose the care and support they receive.

I am privileged to be able to make a difference to people's lives every day. If I am assured that residents and their loved ones are happy with the care they are receiving, then I know I am doing my job right.

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Julie Beale

Deputy Manager (Clinical Lead)

I have many years experience of working in a nursing home environment and worked my way up to my current post. My role is to support the GM and staff in all aspects of running a home. I ensure high standards of care are promoted and met for our residents. I also like to ensure that relatives are supported in a compassionate way at difficult times. I have built up a very good rapport with visiting professionals. The home has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, promoting privacy and dignity to our residents and enabling then to live a happy and healthy life style.

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Rose Hoy

Unit Manager

I have been nursing since I was 17 years old. I really enjoy my job, which I find both rewarding and a pleasure, especially when the residents recognise you and smile, when you walk into the room. I have been in this country for the past 28 years and have enjoyed every minute of it. I am a compassionate and understanding person, who only has the residents best interests at heart. I like making a difference to their lives for the better.

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Tilly Mwakatuma

Unit Lead - Memory Lane

I have worked with Barchester for ten years, but have only been at White Lodge since April 2016, where I was promoted to the Unit Lead for Memory Lane. I find it very rewarding working in Memory Lane with people who have different types of dementia and supporting their families. I feel very honoured to be part of a supportive team, as we all know that it can be very stressful at times but also very rewarding. I do encourage my team to be as supportive and understanding as possible towards the residents families due to the fact there are many emotional factors which play a massive part of this element.

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Marius Cris

Unit Manager - Ground Floor

I have worked at White Lodge since July 2015 as a Nurse and was then promoted to the Unit Manager on our ground floor, one year later. I really enjoy looking after the elderly as they have so much life experience which we can all learn a lot from. As I am a newly qualified nurse, who has managed to gain a Unit Lead post, I feel that I still have much to learn from my peers, but at the same time have a lot to give. I enjoy my role as it gives me satisfaction when residents and relatives feel supported and listened to by myself and my team.

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Hazel Sharratt

Receptionist/Admin Assistant

I started at White Lodge as an Activities Co-ordinator/Carer in December 2014, I then went on to do my current role as the homes Receptionist/Admin Assistant, a role I have done since July 2015. I enjoy my job immensely as I get to meet all residents and their families as well as visitors from all walks of life. My role is front of house, meeting and greeting visitors, and showing round prospective clients and their families. I also like getting involved with any events which are going on within the home. I am a naturally happy cheerful person.

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Pradeep Rajput

Head Chef

I am an award winning chef with a background in 5 star deluxe hotels and luxury cruise ships. I am a proactive leader with extensive hospitality and motivational skills with an outstanding track record, managing of developing key-skills of cooking. My team members are passionate about providing a wholesome and appetizing diet. The team always aim to accommodate the diverse needs of our residents.

I am a very committed member of the management team and am always looking for ways to enhance the residence meal-time experience at White Lodge. I was also a divisonal winner at this years Barchester Care Awards for Chef of the Year.

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Nigel Kidd

Maintenance Manager

Over some eight years ago I decided to join White Lodge in the maintenance department and have thoroughly enjoyed the role. I have recently been promoted to Maintenance Manager which entails being the Health and Safety lead for the home. On a day to day role I enjoy, very much, the interaction with the residents and their families, ensuring that all maintenance issues are addressed however small. Along with this role comes the upkeep of the environment and the grounds which is also very important, as this is the main selling point for the home.

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