Our Caring Team
Many of our staff have been with us for a number of years, ensuring that our residents are able to develop warm friendships, and relax without worrying about changing faces. And because we invest so heavily in regular and high-quality staff training our team is also extremely well qualified.
Carol Lewis | Registered Home Manager
I am so pleased to be part of the team here at Old Vicarage - its a fantastic opportunity and my aim is to have happy residents, family members and staff. My journey to get here began back in 2005 when I started in the industry as a carer, working my way up to be part of a management team running multiple homes for eight years in Cheshire. During that period I also gained my level 2 in Health and Social Care and level 3 and 5 in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care. After moving back to Cumbria to manage a Domiciliary Care Company, I joined the team at Old Vicarage in 2019.
Nigel Godman | Manager
Janet Marshall | Business Admin
Hi, my name is Jan and I have worked in care nearly all my life, I started in care in 1989 and worked at the Hospital for several years. I have worked in the community on Domiciliary Care and in the Residential sector. I worked my way up to senior then to assistant manager in my previous employment before deciding to take a different role in the administration side here at The Old Vicarage. I joined the team here in 2018 and I am pleased to be part of a team that genuinely wants a happy and caring home for our residents. I have a Level 2 in Health and Social Care and I am currently undertaking my Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care, as well as various other relevant to care qualifications. Although I work in the office and do not have much hands on contact with the residents, I do see the improvement in the residents as they are now in a more dementia friendly environment. I am looking forward to the many more planned improvements that will be happening in the none to distant future and I genuinely believe that we can make our home the best for people suffering with Dementia and provide the best care that they deserve.
Louise Askew - Lead Carer
Hi, my name is Louise I have worked here at The Old Vicarage for around 11 years. I started out as an apprentice at the age of 17 before being offered a full-time care position. I then worked my way up to a supervisors position which I was for the last 5 years before then becoming the first Lead Carer the role I am currently in. Whilst working here I have completed my NVQ Levels 2, 3 and more recently 4. Over the 11 years I have been here I have seen many changes and it is good to see the adaptions that have been made to the home, especially in the last year to make the home more Dementia friendly for the benefit our residents. The best part of the job is seeing the positive impact our care has on the residents and helping residents to maintain their independence for as long as possible.
Helen Walker - Supervisor
I have worked in care from 1996 where I worked in the community with individuals who had Mental Health problems. I then went on to work in care homes and I also cared for my uncle at home for 5 years.
I joined the team here at the Old Vicarage in 2013 as a carer and worked my way up to supervisor which I have now been for the last 2 years. During this time, I have achieved a Level 4 in Health and Social Care, I also hold a Level 2 in Health and Social Care.
I really enjoy my role especially caring and being involved with all the residents. I have been incredibly happy working in our lovely care home supporting our residents with Dementia for 8 years and many more to come. Our home has gone through many changes since I first started, and we are constantly improving and striving to make our home the best in the area for residents with Dementia. I especially love watching our residents enjoy our pub afternoons where we have a good old singalong, and the residents enjoy snacks, shandy and dance the afternoon away.
Kerry Doyle - Supervisor
My name is Kerry, and I am now a supervisor here at The Old Vicarage. I started out as a carer back in 2007, working in nursing homes, residential care homes, where I worked my way up to a senior carer. I then went onto look after a young male living with a life limiting condition and managing a small team. During that period, I have gained a Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4 in Health and Social Care. I also gained a Level 3 in The Principle of End-of-Life Care.
I am very excited to start the next chapter of my career here at The Old Vicarage. My aim is to deliver the best person-centred care I can. To lead by example and excel in my role. I really enjoy working with residents who have a diagnosis of Dementia. Since starting here in 2021 I have gained knowledge and experience of Dementia which has helped me greatly to care for our residents. My aim is to keep improving the lives of the residents and I believe we can make our home the best for people with Dementia and I would love to be part of the team in making this happen.
Devan Moore - Supervisor
Hi, my name is Devan and I am pleased to be part of the team here at The Old Vicarage. I started my career in care in 2015, I have worked in homecare support. I was an activities coordinator at Risedale Retirement Home. I then went onto work as a Care coordinator of the EMI unit at Cartmel Grange Nursing Home, before becoming a Senior Care team leader. I have experience of coordinating and managing a team of 60 staff. I recently joined the team here in February 2021, and I am excited as I absolutely love working in homes that specialise in EMI which I have lots of experience and training in. I believe that all residents should be treated as individuals and make their own choices, and in the short time I have been here I can see that the staff really care about the residents and do their best to fulfil the residents wishes. I am looking forward to the future here at The Old Vicarage especially as there are plans to extend the home, in the short time I have been here I have already seen changes that have improved residents with dementia lives.
David Crompton - Maintenance
I am so pleased to be part of the old vicarage care home, it has been a fantastic opportunity and my aim is to make the home dementia friendly for all the residents and try to make the residents, families, and carers happy and improve their lives. I have worked in maintenance for over 15 years where I have learnt all different skills from electrics, plumbing, glazing, biomass, painting and decorating and joinery. Since starting here at the old vicarage, I have learnt new skills in the care industry on how to improve the lives of people living with dementia.
Rosie Langfield - Activity Coordinator
My name is Rosie and I am the Activity Coordinator here at The Old Vicarage. It is my role to develop and plan activities, outings, and events for our residents in a stimulating environment that enables us to deliver exceptional all – round care and support. My ethos is about celebrating life, devising imaginative, fun, and motivational activities that suit every interest and ability.
My journey began back in 2012 after I worked in the community as a clinical support worker. During my time there I worked toward achieving my NVQ 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care. In 2013 I was nominated for the Furness College Health Apprenticeship of the year award. After the company went into liquidation I moved to work as an Auxiliary Nurse and Activity Coordinator at a Private Nursing Home. I worked there for 8 years doing both roles. It was during my time there I passed my Dementia awareness training, Palliative care training and person-centred practice. I continued to achieve my Activity coordinator training which led me onto my position here at The Old Vicarage and start a new chapter.
I started here in 2019 and have never looked back. I am now in the role that I have always wanted to do, and I get total job satisfaction when I see what a difference, we make to the lives our lovely residents. It is a pleasure to work with them and the rest of the team here at The Old Vicarage.