Manager – Melanie Sellers
Melanie joined Barton Lodge in 2019 and has over 25 years experience in care. Melanie is very personable and passionate about caring for residents, maintaining the highest standards of care and prides herself on working alongside the team to get an insight into the daily lives of our residents.
Melanie holds qualifications in Health and Social care and has completed her Level 5 QCF. She continuously updates her knowledge and qualifications through her eagerness to better herself.
In her spare time Melanie enjoys spending time with her family and friends and enjoys music and travelling.
Head of Care – Lauren Moorehead
Lauren joined Barton Lodge as Head of Care at the beginning of this year (2020) and has become a wonderful addition to the team already.
Lauren has several years’ experience working in care homes – having worked alongside the Head of Care at her previous home; giving her a valuable insight into the managerial responsibilities of working as a senior carer. As well as this, Lauren holds a Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification and hopes to start working towards her Level 5 qualification soon.
Lauren is already settling in well at Barton Lodge and has spent lots of time getting to know the residents and their individual care needs. If you’re a regular visitor to Barton Lodge you can expect to see her around the home or out and about in the New Milton community, continuing to build the excellent relationships we have with local organisations.
Outside of work, Lauren plays darts twice a week, so we’re sure she’ll be getting involved in our regular games sessions! As well as this, Lauren is a big animal lover and she shares six cats with her partner.
Activities Coordinator – Barbara Almond
Barbara joined Barton Lodge in May 2014 and has a real passion for organising fun and entertaining activities. Her experience stems from her days as a Girl Guide leader and Scout leader bringing 19 years of experience to Barton Lodge. She really is an expert in her field!
Barbara’s warm, smiling and approachable character helps her build an excellent rapport with the residents and she loves seeing those smiles after an afternoon of activities! She genuinely thrives on the pleasure she feels when she sees the difference the activities make to the lives of our residents.
In her spare time, Barbara enjoys spending quality time with her family and has two dogs that keep her busy outside of work!
Activities Coordinator – Jenny Edge
Jenny’s first job when she left school was a Window Dresser with a well-known high street fashion retailer. Jenny then went on to achieve a City and Guilds in Floristry and run her own shop in Southbourne for five years. Jenny has N.V.Q 3 and 4 in Health and Social Care and has worked in a care home setting for more than twenty years, Activities has been a very important part of Jenny’s work.
Jenny is involved with the local Dementia Group and Cafe and married with one son and three Grandchildren which keep her busy. Jenny also has a Persian rescue cat named Dulcie Vita who loves to visit the Residents of Barton Lodge for cuddles.
Jenny’s hobbies include; reading, swimming, arts & crafts, Aromatherapy and Holistic Therapies and she is just learning to knit!
Chef – Jenny Lloyd
Jenny joined Barton Lodge in November 2012 as a Chef and has nearly 30 years of experience working for Care Homes. Jenny absolutely loves her work and cooking has been her passion since the age of 17 when she started her career as a chef.
Jenny makes the most delicious cakes and is certainly experimental with her desserts; her love for cooking is clearly evident when you taste her treats.
Jenny is considerate and mindful of various dietary requirements and makes a special effort to take the time out to talk to our residents and understand what they like to eat so she can implement their favorite dishes into her menu.
When Jenny isn’t cooking or baking, she loves to spend time in her garden and grows all of her own vegetables! She also enjoys crocheting and knitting in her spare time.