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’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 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.
Ann Marie Coulter
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!
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. An additional part of my role is to lead the internal and outward facing development of the business on two critical parts of the business development and service quality within the home. Sally enjoys walking her springer spaniel, yoga and cooking during her spare time.
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.
Kerry qualified as a nurse, completing a commission in the nursing branch of the Royal Air Force, followed by years as a military spouse, living all over Europe. There she took the opportunity to diversify into the management of travel and insurance businesses for a few years, later returning to the NHS to continue as a professional midwife. Kerry ultimately switched careers and has since held diverse posts in the social care sector, including training and assessing learners for vocational qualifications, and the management of residential care homes and domiciliary care settings. She joined the Care Quality Commission as an adult social care inspector, driven by a passion to improve quality and compliance. This later led to working for a national company, supporting clusters of large residential and nursing homes, and then to her current role as the compliance officer for a national care at home franchise. In her spare time Kerry is a qualified life celebrant, a keen dog walker and a regular amateur theatre director and performer.
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.
Geetha has extensive experience in Finance, with more than 25 years in the commercial and charity sectors and will be taking up a new role of Director of Finance at St Luke's Hospice in November. She has worked as a Finance Director and Operations at Age UK east London and Finance Director at Trinity Homeless Group for the past 15 years and has also worked for Mind previously. Geetha has also worked for Arthur Anderson in Columbo as well as Diageo, Air Products plc and Musgrave in the UK, across various financial roles. She qualified as a Chartered Management accountant and became an ACMA in 1997 before obtaining an MBA degree from University of Lincolnshire in 2001. She is passionate about providing hope and a good quality of life for the vulnerable elderly and children. Whilst interested in the creative arts she also enjoys travelling and making various cuisines from different parts of the world. She is a trustee of Social Investment Housing and was involved in fundraising for a school via their Parents’ Association.
My background is in Mental Health. I specialise in the care of people with dementia.
I worked with Oxford Mental Health Trust and then spent 20 years in the Charity world, helping to found 3 Charities ; YoungDementia UK, Daybreak and YoungDementia UK Homes.
I worked as an Independent Advocate for people with dementia across Oxfordshire. I have a teaching qualification and provided training in Care Homes, Nursing Homes and hospitals. I was Vice Chair of the Community Health Council (the government of the day decided to disband this incredibly useful resource and replace it with nothing vey much.)
I worked as a Bereavement Counselor with Sir Michael Sobel House in Oxford for many years. I have been a trustee of the Alzheimers’ Society, East House (a Quaker housing society) and the charities mentioned above.
For the last 11 years since my middle daughter and her three young children came to join our household I have been unexpectedly busy!
Member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) London West Area Meeting, Local Meeting Brentford and Isleworth. Trustee of Swarthmore Care Home since 2019.
In work I am a social worker within Adult Social Services latterly within a mental health team. I have also worked within Learning Disability Team. In training I undertook a specialism in Autism.
Prior to this I worked in residential work with adults for over twenty years. First with people with a learning difficulty, and later with those recovering from a mental illness.