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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Sue Astill

Acting General Manager

Hi, my name is Sue and I am the Operations Manager acting as General Manager here at White Lodge. Welcome to our website!

I started work with Barchester in 2017 as an Operations Manager and I have supported several homes since then. I have a wealth of experience managing and training within the health and social care sector, and I strive to ensure that residents receive the highest standard of care here and can live life to the fullest.

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Marius Cris

Clinical Lead

Marius joined White Lodge in 2015 as a General Nurse. He has made great progress and advanced to the role of Clinical lead in just a short time. He is a valued member of the senior team.

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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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Victoria Sheppard


I have worked for Barchester since 2008. I started my career here as a part-time Carer. In 2013, I joined the housekeeping team and, in July 2014, I transferred to Hunters, our sister home in Cirencester, as an Activities Assistant for 3 days of the week and a Receptionist for 2 days.

In April 2017, I became the Administrator at Hunters and then transferred back to White Lodge in November 2017 after a vacancy arose – and it feels like I have come home.

I love this home and I am very proud of what I have achieved with the help of Barchester.

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Hazel Sharratt

Receptionist/Admin Assistant

I started at White Lodge as an Activities Coordinator/Carer in December 2014. In July 2015, I was promoted to Receptionist/Admin Assistant, which is the role that I have done since.. I enjoy my job immensely, as I get to meet all residents and their families, as well as visitors from all walks of life. 

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Marie Henshall

Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Marie and I'm the Activities Coordinator here at White Lodge. I plan the weekly activities and outings here at the home.

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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

Nigel has been with Barchester since 2008 and was presented with his 10 year Long Service Award in 2018. He started at White Lodge as an assistant in 2016 and worked his way up to management. He enjoys his role and has a great rapport with residents and loved ones. He has a passion for classic cars and brings them in on a regular basis to show to residents.

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Julia MacConnachie

Head of Housekeeping

Julia has been with Barchester since 2015 and is very proud of her work – and so are we! She goes above and beyond her role to ensure all residents and relatives are comfortable and happy.

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