Claire Allsopp, Home Manager
Claire leads the team at Swarthmore; she has worked in care since 1994 and joined our home in 2013. Claire’s a Level 5 Registered Manager with Level 3 Housing Support and a BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care – she’s also a qualified assessor for Health and Social Care and completed a Train the Trainer course on Moving and Handling. Claire has three children, who are regular visitors to the home, and enjoys family visits to Cornwall.
Agata Met, Deputy Manager
Agata’s career in care started back in 2007 as a care assistant – having completed her NVQ 2 and 3, Level 5 Diploma and many other relevant courses, she’s now our Deputy Manager. With a person-centred approach in leadership and a passion for improving quality of life for elderly people, Agata enjoys supporting the entire team to bring the best out of everyone and improve job satisfaction. When not here in our home, you’ll probably find Agata up a mountain with her dog.
Adam Bell, Business Manager
Adam has worked in senior operational and business management positions in the voluntary sector for the best part of 15 years. His experience is widespread having worked for a number of social welfare and education charities delivering a range of beneficial services to local communities. His role at Swarthmore is to ensure the Home’s overall good health and sustainability. Outside of work Adam enjoys his role as the family cook and is well-known for being a master at making children laugh.
Malcolm Barnett, Chairman
Malcolm has been a Trustee of Swarthmore Care Home since August 2016, taking over as Chairman of Trustees in September 2019. As Chairman, he convenes bi-monthly meetings of the Committee of Management who oversee the running of the home and who are responsible for the strategic direction of Swarthmore. Malcolm is a retired architect, spending much of his professional life designing healthcare buildings, and is a member of Henley Quaker Meeting.
Tracey Dovell, Office Manager
Tracey has a wealth of experience working in the care and charity sectors as well as the NHS, and she has a real passion to make a difference in people’s lives. With knowledge of HR, recruitment, training, finance and databases, Tracey’s skills are invaluable at Swarthmore. She enjoys cooking at home – and volunteers on a biannual cooking course with bereaved adults in a Hertfordshire hospice – and getting out for walks in the countryside.
Ann Marie Coulter, Activities Co-ordinator
Ann Marie has worked in care since 1991 – first as a care assistant and then as a senior – and has been at Swarthmore since 2013. Ann Marie has undergone Activity Training from the Daily Sparkle and Dementia UK and has an NVQ 3 in Social Care. She organises a wide range of activities for residents, ranging from one-to-one sessions and group settings to outings and community get-togethers. You may spot Ann Marie nearby with her grandchildren when she’s not busy organising activities!
Sally Warminger, Sales Manager
When you visit Swarthmore, Sally is probably the first person you’ll meet. Sally’s here to ensure that making Swarthmore a home for you, a friend or family member is as smooth as possible for everyone involved, and she’s here to help you and your loved ones every step of the way. Sally lives locally, so you may spot her out and about walking her Springer Spaniel!
Lizzy O’Donnell, Care Co-ordinator
I have worked in the care sector since 2015. I started at Swarthmore in 2017 as a care assistant, progressing to a senior carer. I have more recently taken on the role of Care Coordinator. My role at Swarthmore allows me to support the care team so they can provide person-centred care to all residents. I have completed my Level 5 Diploma and the Train the Trainer Course. When I am not at Swarthmore I enjoy cooking, reading and travelling.