Meet the Wimborne 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:

Shelley Watts

General Manager

Hi, my name is Shelley, and I am the general manager here at Wimborne.  Welcome to our website!

I have worked as an RGN in the adult social care Sector for over 25 years. Before joining Wimborne, I managed a home with nursing for advanced dementia, and my last role was as an Independent Consultant, working closely with staff to achieve the best outcomes possible for their home.

As a General Manager, I am most proud of the inclusivity I bring to the whole team experience. Everyone is valued in their own right. I am proud to empower those in my team to ensure the best standards for the people we care for.

Denise Scanlan

Head of Care

Denise has worked for Barchester for the last 4 years starting as a carer then progressed as our Head of Care, where she supports her care team and drives the team in providing the best care and support to our residents. 

Trevor Jones

Operational Trainer

Hi, my name is Trevor and I am Operational Trainer here at Wimborne Care Home.

I have been working for Barchester for nearly 9 years, 2 years as a Carer and 6 years as a Trainer. My background has been in training for the last 20 years.

Charly Clarke

Administrator

My job is to assist our General Manager with the day-to-day running of Wimborne and with providing a person-centred experience to each of our residents and their families.

I have always enjoyed numbers and previously worked in accounts looking after the sales ledger. I am familiar with care, so am enjoying to get to know both resident and their loved ones here at Wimborne.

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Jo Hernandez

Admin Assistant/Receptionist

I joined Barchester in 2018, having previously worked as a medical secretary for the local GP practice, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

I was very happy to get the opportunity to work at Wimborne, as it boasts a real family feel. I am enjoying combining both office-based work and face-to-face interaction with visitors, great residents and their families.

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Gemma Pitman-McGrath

Clinical Development Nurse

Hello, my name is Gemma and I am a Clinical Development Nurse for Barchester. I have worked in the Nursing Home sector all my working life and have worked in a variety of roles. I worked as a carer throughout my nursing training and I qualified in 2008. I worked as a Nurse in a Nursing Home on the Isle of Wight, before becoming the Manager of the home. I was the Manager for 2 years before joining Barchester in 2017.

I cover a region of 10 homes and my role as a Clinical Development Nurse is to support the care homes within my region to deliver quality care to our residents. I am the person our General Manager’s and the nursing and care teams can contact if they need support, advice and guidance on any clinical elements of care within the home. I am dedicated and passionate about the delivery of high quality care and clinical standards.

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Keith Huddleston

Head Chef

I have just joined Wimborne having been a chef since he left school. I previously worked cooking for 14 years on cruise ships before returning to work on land in 2000. Since then I have managed and owned my own pub, café and bistro.

I have now decided that I would like to work in an environment where I can get to know the people that I am cooking for and bring the pleasure of meal time back with good old favourites, and sweet treats.

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Tracy Harrison-Tarr

Activities Coordinator

Tracy is our new Head of Activities here at Wimborne. Tracy started at Wimborne as a carer and then worked alongside Lynn, our previous Head of Activities, who has now retired.

Tracy works hard ensuring that residents stay active and enjoy all the activities at the home, and is excited by her position. She has lots of new ideas to bring to the residents at Wimborne.

Tracy and her team look forward to providing a selection of events and new clubs for the residents to participate in and enjoy.

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Gary Washbrook

Head of Maintenance

Gary is responsible for the maintenance of the home and also the upkeep of the gardens.  Gary claims to be getting a great deal of job satisfaction and is looking forward to the opportunities that Wimborne will bring.

Lucy Ward

Head Housekeeper

Lucy started working here at Wimborne in 2008 as part of the housekeeping team. She then decided she would like to become a carer and eventually became a senior carer after achieving her NVQ level 3 in care.  

The opportunity to become Head Housekeeper arose, and Lucy is thoroughly enjoying this new role and has already started to implement new ideas with her team. 

She wishes to maintain a good service to the residents with laundry and also maintain high standards of cleanliness around the home.

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Care Team

Carers

Please meet Rizalisa, Zoe, Dawn and Ann, a few of our care team members.

Our dedicated caring staff provide the highest level of person-centred care for those we support, with a wide and varied activities programme, insuring that residents always sit at the centre of everything we do at Wimborne.

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Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure ‘Life in our home. Providing care through coronavirus’ for more information on how we’re here to help you and your loved one.

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Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & Events

Activities

Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilities

Care and facilities

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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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

02392 809 857

All other calls

02392 467 369

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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