Our Staff

Our staff are all carefully selected, highly experienced and well trained. We choose people that are naturally empathetic with a genuine desire to make a difference to the lives of our residents.

Whether a nurse, hairdresser or a catering assistant, everyone shares the same values.

Matthew R Whitfeild

Home Manager

The home is managed by Mr Matthew Whitfield who is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and Dementia care mapper with 25 years’ experience in Residential and Nursing Care.
Matthew oversees the day to day running, liaising with GP’s, Community Psychiatric Nurses, Mental Health Assessors, Dietitians and other visiting professionals. He also chairs regular resident’s family meetings.

Dawn Dennison

Finance Manager

Finances can be a concern to a lot of families. Finance Manager Dawn oversees the finances of the home and is available to answer any questions families may have.

Geoff Aris

Business Development Manager

Geoff performs the role of our Business Development Manager and Lead Assessor.
Geoff holds a degree in Advanced Dementia studies from Bradford University. Along with visiting people’s homes or temporary homes for assessments, he also ensures the quality of service is high and we remain compliant with our regulators.

Victoria Simcox

Clinical Lead Nurse

Victoria works closely with Matthew to ensures the nursing and care team have the support and equipment required to deliver 1st class care to our residents. Victoria also is our expert clinical link to visiting professionals. Victoria qualified as an RGN with her degree in 1996 and outside of nursing she is a keen cyclist.

Clare Staniforth-Armstrong

Staff Nurse

Clare has been a nurse for over 29 years, she wanted to utilise her caring and compassionate nature and so Nursing was the perfect profession. Clare is married with 1 son and enjoys skiing, gardening, art and reading in her spare time.

Michelle Wood

Care Quality Manager

Michelle’s role includes understanding resident’s needs and requirements to develop effective quality care processes. She insures records and care plans are being kept up to date and standards of care maintained at the highest level. Michelle joined us in June 2013.

Lauren Titterton

Senior Care Assistant

Lauren wanted to become a carer after she lost a family member who lived in a care home, she wanted to help others in the same situation and make her family member proud. Lauren loves to spend time with her family and friends along with shopping.

Yvonne Culling

Care Assistant

Yvonne lost her nan to vascular dementia and as such wanted to help others experiencing the same illness. Yvonne is married with 2 children and enjoys long walks and spending as much time as she can with her Grandson.

Jade Wood

Senior Care Assistant

Jade has always wanted to be a carer after seeing an elderly lady struggling when she was a child. Jade is engaged with 2 children and love spending her spare time with her family and friends.

Mark Lees

Maintenance Manager

Mark plans and carries out the regular maintenance of the home. Mark previously was a soldier/signaller in the British Army (Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment) and a qualified mechanic and teacher. Mark uses his honed skills to insure the smooth running of facilities at Barrowhill Hall.

Rachel Wright


Rachel wanted to be the home hairdresser as she enjoys making the residents look and feel good. Seeing a hairdresser regularly is something many of our female residents would have been accustomed to and so Rachel finds it rewarding to give them a sense of routine. Rachel has 2 children and enjoys swimming and bike riding in her spare time.

Tarnya Roberts

Front of House

Tarnya has been on our front desk since September 2018. She carries out a range of tasks from speaking to residents families to preparing complex spreadsheets for the management team. Tarnya live’s in Rocester and enjoys spending time with her Children and her family and friends.

Melanie Conway


For Mel cleaning is a passion and she love’s nothing more than keeping the home sparkling clean the residents. Away from the home Mel has 2 children and enjoys socialising, walking and going out for dinner.

Would you like to join our team?