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.

Tina Coar

Home Manager

The home is managed by Ms Tina Coar who is an experienced care home manager. Tina oversees the day to day running, liaising with GP’s, Community Psychiatric Nurses, Mental Health Assessors, Dietitians and other visiting professionals. She also chairs regular resident’s family meetings. Tina also ensures the home is compliant with all the latest regulations and that staff are equipped with the latest technology and are trained to the highest level.

Lucy Salt

Clinical Lead Nurse & Co-Deputy Manager

Lucy is an experienced, effective and fully certified Nurse, she works closely with the Nursing and Care team to ensure residents receive the very best care. Lucy also carries out the role of Co-Deputy Manager with Shelly. This includes supporting Tina in both clinical decisions and home strategy’s.

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.

Dawn Dennison

Finance Manager & Churnet Management Lead

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. She also assists in the general oversight of everyday operations in Churnet Lodge.

Emma Dowling

Senior Carer

Emma is a senior carer in Churnet Lodge and oversees the care delivered for those living with early on-set Dementia and memory loss.

Andrew Doherty

Senior Carer

Andrew is a senior carer and in-house trainer for the home. Andrew has a passion for teaching those best practices in the care profession.

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.

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.

Paula Dixon

Office Manager

Paula heads up the day to day administration work which goes into operating a care home, including residents and staff. Outside of work she likes walking, baking cakes and like most women she likes to go shopping!

Sue Wood

Catering Manager

For Sue cooking is her passion and lucky enough it's her business, Sue liaises with specialist dietitians to ensure our residents enjoy planned yet fabulously tasting food. Sue love nothing more than going out with friends!

Dave McNamara

Maintenance Manager

Dave both plans and carries out the regular maintenance of the home to insure the residents and staff have a safe and well-kept home 24hrs a day 7 days a week. Dave joined the team after both his Wife and Daughter joined as Carers.

Mark Dennison


Mark both plans and carries out the regular maintenance of the home to insure the residents and staff have a safe and well-kept home 24hrs a day 7 days a week. Outside of the home Mark is a keen adventurer and enjoys climbing, kayaking, running basically anything scary!

Jack Beddows


Jack is in charge of maintaining the estate of Barrowhill Hall and ensuring the gardens are in immaculate condition

Christine Rigby

Head Of Domestic

Chris have been with us since 2001 and heads up our busy domestic team and ensures that home is kept is pristine. Chris enjoys spending time with her family and socialising with friends.

Cathryn Jones

Front of House

Cathryn carries out a range of tasks from handling calls from Health Professionals, speaking to residents families, to preparing complex spreadsheets for the management team amongst other administrative tasks

Becci Dalton, Becky Buckley and Val Barnes.

Activities Team

These three ladies along with Mel Conway and Anna Brooks make up our activities team. The team strive to keep everyone active from our most mobile residents to our least mobile residents.

Would you like to join our team?