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Anna Joyce

My name is Anna and I am an Activities Coordinator here at Emily Jackson House. My role requires me to organise a variety of activities for residents, including arts and crafts, trips into town, manicures and much more. I love building relationships with those we support and I really enjoy my work.

Karen Legon

My name is Karen, and I have been the Activities Coordinator here at Edgbaston Beaumont for over 5 years, although I have worked for Barchester for almost 10 years. My role consists of arranging general activities around the home, such as trips out, booking entertainers and organising games - it is my responsibility to ensure that residents are entertained. I am also a qualified hairdresser and beautician, so I can cover when our hairdresser is unavailable.

Merry Lunga

My name is Merry and I am the Clinical Lead Nurse at Hilton Park. My role is to lead and support all nurses to provide quality care to our residents. I have been with the home for the past eleven years.

Irene Hewings

Irene has worked at Mount Tryon for 3 years and started her employment as a Care Assistant.  She is a very proactive sportswoman out of work, completing numerous marathons for charity.  Her personal knowledge of fitness enhances the commitment she offers in her role as a Physio Assistant

Simon Wilmot

 Hello, my name is Simon, and I have been working for Barchester for over five years, and have been the Head Chef at Lucerne House since 2015.

Myself and my team pride ourselves on delivering fresh, tasty and nutritious dishes to the people of Lucerne House. We have recently introduced light starters and aim to have a menu which reflects the seasons, and is inspired by residents' feedback.

Paul Brady

I commenced my career with the British Transport Hotels Ltd working in Hull, London, Leeds, GlenEagles and Inverness, I came second in the apprenticeship of the year competition whilst in this position. I moved on to work for the Swallow Hotels where I became International Chef of the Year. In 1978 I held the world record for the most dishes cooked in one hour.

I hold gold, silver and bronze medals at various salons including Hotel Olympia. I have also cooked for the Queen and several Prime Ministers and leaders of other countries.

Jeff Blythin

Jeff is responsible for all the maintenance and upkeep of our home and the extensive grounds. His day varies from changing bulbs to repairing the boiler to putting up shelves. He is also a talented musician and enjoys entertaining our residents every now and again with his guitar!

Nigel Coleman

My name is Nigel and I have been with Hickathrift House since 2011. I am responsible for ensuring that our seasonal home cooked menus are great, the food is superb, the home made desserts taste like Grandma used to make - and that residents' diets offer the choice, nutrition and quality that we pride ourselves on. All meals are cooked from fresh, seasonal produce; we set our standards high and always cook to meet the needs and desires of those we support.

Paul Murray

Paul started his career in the hotel business, learning his trade in such places as the Marriot and the Beardsmore hotels. Paul decided to take a new direction in his career and we were lucky enough to snap him up. Paul loves interacting with the people we supportand takes an active part in the Residents' Forum, hosting the Breakfast Club and holding cookery demonstrations throughout the year. He and his wonderful team provide a range of nutritious and tasty food via the seasonal menus, always taking into account residents' likes and dislikes.

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