Meet the team
Cliff has over 30 year’s experience in executive and senior management roles in the healthcare sector.
Cliff has been the catalyst in driving Larchfield House to become the specialist dementia home that we are today. He motivates the team to excel at a high level while developing their skills so everyone can grow into their roles accordingly.
Kelly started working as a Health Care Assistant at Larchfield House eight years ago and is passionate about ensuring care planning is accurate and person centred.
Kelly enjoys all aspects of her role and aspires to become a Registered Manager having taken on her Level 5 in Health and Social care. Kelly is a Dementia Friends Champion and is also an ambassador for The Purple Angel Dementia Campaign. Kelly facilitates and monitors the in-depth training program for the whole team ensuring the standards are maintained and the skillset is constantly improved.
Jane has been with Larchfield House for the past four years and has worked in the care industry for the last 7 years.
Jane started at Larchfield House as an Activity Co-ordinator working with the residents evaluating their needs and correct methods of stimulation. Jane progressed to Wellbeing Manager in 2018 so she could support and develop the wellbeing and stimulation of our residents. Her ethos is to provide a person-centred approach for all our residents, providing the most suitable care and ensuring our residents health and wellbeing is promoted at all times.
Clinical Services Manager
Paula (Polly) has worked in the care industry for over 30 years in various roles ranging from domestic assistant to Care Home Manager. Polly qualified as a registered nurse 11 years ago and her passion has always been to support individuals with dementia.
Polly ensures Clinical standards are met in collaboration with relevant medical professionals, residents, their families/friends or advocates. Her aim is to ensure that our residents individual needs are met through a meticulous care planning process.
Polly will also complete the clinical assessments for prospective residents and act as the clinical contact for Larchfield house will all our partners to ensure delivery of safe & effective care.
Chris has worked in numerous senior administration roles and has also worked for a Clinical Trials company within the Pharmaceutical sector.
Chris has worked at Larchfield House for over 11 years. Her knowledge and experience of administration, financial procedures and care home operations allow her to streamline processes. Chris is also head of Human resources, advising on recruitment processes and employment law. Chris is always happy to help with information and advice.
Lenuta started working at Larchfield House as a Health Care Assistant four years ago and has completed her NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care. Lenuta promotes inclusion, equality, and diversity within her job role.
Lenuta progressed to Activity Co-Ordinator at the beginning of this year, bringing her amazing organizational and creative skills to support our Activities Team. Her aim is providing activities that support and benefit the wellbeing of all our residents. She focuses on their emotional, spiritual and physical needs as well as ensuring a variety of activities are provided and that no day is the same.
Lenuta’s quote – How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you.
Ashley started as a Health Care Assistant on Test Community over 4 years ago where he really enjoyed being part of a great team.
An opportunity arose to join the Activity Team which Ashley saw as an opportunity to extend his knowledge of Dementia and to work with our wonderfully dynamic residents. Ashley explores avenues to understand our resident’s life history which he finds very rewarding and has now progressed to Activities Supervisor. He has a great knowledge of connection and communication to provide a person-centered approach for all our residents to meet their stimulation and social interaction needs.
Nicola started her career at The Savoy hotel in the banqueting department and was honoured to have cooked for several members of the Royal Family.
She then moved to work as a civilian for the Royal Air Force in the officers’ mess as Head Chef producing menus for the Summer Balls and various events. Nicola brings 30 years of catering experience working at the highest level along with a wealth of food and nutrition knowledge to support our residents.
The Catering team make it their mission to engage with our residents and to find out their likes and dislikes to ensure that we provide the food that they enjoy and love.
Joint Head of Housekeeping
Laura has been with Larchfield House for over 9 years in the Housekeeping team and has worked her way up to Head of the Housekeeping.
She is truly dedicated to keeping a high standard of cleanliness across the home and leads our dedicated laundry service which supports all our residents with washing, ironing, and labelling requirements. The Housekeeping Team is not only to ensure that cleaning standards are high but to work with the Care team to ensure the daily life of our residents runs smoothly. There is always a chat to catch up on whether it is the latest news or the community activities.
Joint Head of Housekeeping
Lucy has worked for Larchfield since 2018 having previously worked in Senior Housekeeping Roles at high-quality hotels giving her excellent background in industry standards.
Lucy has an eye for finite detail and will go the extra mile to ensure that all staff work to her exacting standards, taking pride in making sure Larchfield is safe and clean for our residents. Lucy and her team also enjoy being with the residents every day to socialise and get to know them.
Head of Maintenance
Attila has worked at Larchfield since March 2016 and has many years of experience in the building trade, he has taken the Maintenance department to a diverse, flexible and expert level.
There is no job too small or difficult that Attila will not find a solution for, be it plumbing or carpentry. Attila ensures his team maintains the highest standards of presentation and serviceability throughout the home. The team are the silent knights in armour for Larchfield providing a safe, efficient and effective service.