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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lucy Salt

Clinical Lead Nurse

Lucy is an experienced, effective and fully certified Nurse, she works closely with the Nursing and Care team to ensure residents received the very best care. Lucy loves spending time with her family and is kept busy with her 2 year old daughter, she also loves holidaying in the USA!

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.

Anne McFarlane

Care Assistant

Anne cared for her Mum who lived with Dementia and it was her caring nature and willingness to help others led her into the profession. Anne who lives in Ashbourne enjoys spending time with her family and specifically her grandchildren.

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!

Mark Dennison

Maintenance Manager

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!

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.

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.

Jess Hooper

Front of House

Jess carries out a range of tasks from speaking to residents families to preparing complex spreadsheets for the management team. Jess live’s in Uttoxeter and enjoys spending time with her Children and her family and friends.

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?