Manager – Julie House
Julie joined Barton Lodge in 2016 and brings a wealth of knowledge with her. Julie prides herself on always aiming to exceed expectations and insists on providing an excellent standard of care. She is someone that aims to please, is approachable, kind natured and always ready to lend an ear, as she’s a great listener!
Julie holds qualifications in Health and Social Care and has completed her Master’s Degree equivalent, QCF Level 7 accreditation. She is a firm believer in self-development and strives to continue to develop her industry knowledge and experience.
Julie is a bit of a foodie; she loves to cook and explore different cuisines through travel.
In her spare time, Julie enjoys reading, listening to classical music and spending quality time with her family. Julie is an animal lover and has a Jack Russell called Poppy and recently rescued a homeless cat.
Head of Care – Rachael Clarke
Rachael is our Head of Care at Barton Lodge. She started her career in our domestic team in March 2013 and has since gone from strength to strength after being promoted multiple times, with her most recent promotion in January 2016! Rachael’s bubbly personality and hard work have helped her achieve her goals and her number one priority is to maintain the high standards of the home.
Rachael is well known by all residents and staff at Barton for her infectious laugh and booming personality. You won’t be able to miss her if you visit Barton! Our residents really do value her huge personality, sensitivity and kind natured quality and look forward to a good chat with her.
Rachael has achieved her level 2 and 3 diploma qualifications in health and social care and is continuing her passion for education and care by going on to complete her Level 5 QCF qualification.
In Rachael’s spare time, she loves to socialise with her friends and family and will grab any opportunity to dance the night away!
Head of Care – Susan Wiffen
Sue has over 30 years’ experience in care and decided very early on in her career that she would make it her goal to enhance services for those most vulnerable in our communities. Sue has achieved her level 5 QCF qualification. She also trained as a Chef and specialised in Nutrition for the Elderly and those living with Dementia.
Sue firmly believe that our communities and neighbourhoods play a big part in our lives and when we move into care, we should have the opportunity to continue those links. Sue started up the New Milton Dementia Action Group and this group continues to provide services for many people throughout the year including drop in café’s and community allotments.
Family and friends are very important to Sue. At home, Sue’s niece and nephew live with them and keep them very busy. Both children have become involved in her volunteering role and encourage other children to do the same.
In her spare time, Sue and her husband enjoy time by the sea and love eating out and trying new restaurants. She has a real love for animals and has rescued several over the years. Together with some chickens, rabbits, fish and parrots, she also has a rather large tabby girl, and a ginger boy with one eye, a long ginger tail and a serious limp!
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 – Pam Peters
Pam started working for Barton Lodge in April 2014. She has extensive culinary experience in providing wholesome, nutritious and tasty meals for the elderly through her cooking roles in care homes across the county.
She has NVQ qualifications in food processing and cooking which has allowed her to excel in her role as Head Cook. She has a real passion for food and enjoys cooking a varied menu of appetizing, nutritionally balanced, traditional home-cooked meals.
Pam loves to chat to the residents and takes the time to know them and learn their likes and dislikes. She is always smiling and no request is too much for her. She just takes it in her stride.
She enjoys baking and cake decorating and wherever possible, likes to introduce different choices of food for residents to enjoy.
In her spare time she likes to knit and experiment with new recipes.
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.