Meet Our Team


Sheena Croston

Sheena Croston

Operations Manager

Sheena, a registered general nurse with more than 30 years’ experience, said: “In my first months in my new role, I have started the way I intend to carry on – building close relationships with schools, colleges and all kinds of groups. “I am determined to place Brackley Care Home at the heart of everything going on locally. It’s so important for residents to maintain strong ties with their local community. “Our residents will become a familiar sight on trips out to shops, pubs and places of interest and we will be inviting lots of people into the home, including school pupils and college students for inter-generational activities. I am very proud to be a Dementia Champion and an ambassador for Dementia Carers Count.” Mrs Croston brings to her new role the confidence and experience acquired from being the commissioning manager of two other luxury care homes, near Bedford and in High Wycombe.

Christiana

Christiana

Home Deputy Manager

I am an experienced nurse worked in the health sector both in hospital and private sector for 28 years. I have been in management roles within care homes since 2006. I am very proud of our care home it is such a lovely environment for our residents to live in it is a home from home. Kingsley is a family run company who value their staff and want the best for our residents who always come first.

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson

Customer Relationship Manager

I have lived most of my life in South Africa where I gained extensive knowledge in a customer-centric environment within the industry of horseracing.  I am thrilled to have joined the amazing team at The Brackley Care Home and to be given the opportunity to utilize my skills to ensure that each person here is treated individually and made to feel as special as possible.  I am a people’s person who thrives on going the extra mile and nothing will ever be too much trouble, from popping out to the shop to buy a bar of someone’s favourite chocolate, just because they feel like it, to trying to make a person’s dreams come true. My motto is do everything that you can today as tomorrow is not promised and I aim to make a positive difference to everyone that I encounter. I look forward to getting to know our current residents and to welcoming all future new residents (and their families) to The Brackley Care Home.

Barbara Foley

Barbara Foley

Activities & Wellbeing Coordinator

I am an experienced carer and activities co-ordinator. I have recently moved back to this area from Devon to be nearer to my family. I enjoy sharing many varied activities with the residents. My particular favourites are funny poetry, cooking, gardening and sensory groups. I am excited and proud to be part of Brackley Care Home, it is a beautiful and well equipped Care Home which has family values at its very heart.

Mark Fleming

Mark Fleming

Executive Chef

My name is Mark Fleming and I have been in hospitality for 42 years. I spent my first 17 years in hotels in Coventry and then spread my horizons into the Merchant Navy where I spent 2 years on Carnival Cruise Lines. My claim to fame on that jaunt was to cook for Morcambe & Wise, singer Christopher Cross and apparently Doris Day, although I never saw her. We travelled around the Caribbean so I can say that I have been to Barbados – 104 times. My wife and I then took over a Private Members Club in Coventry called the Quadrant Club where the main clientele consisted of barristers and solicitors and we were there for 12 years and after that we were involved in the running of “The Inn at Greatworth”.  I am really looking forward to looking after everybody here at Brackley Care Home to the very best of my ability.

Vincent Harber

Vincent Harber

Executive Chef

I am a food service professional and culinary arts student with an extensive knowledge of high-end ingredients and food and wine pairings. As a confident, innovative Executive Chef with 30 years’ experience in the restaurant and contract industry, I have always shown an ongoing commitment to developing and maintaining my menus, kitchen and staff to provide an exceptional all-round dining experience of the highest calibre and will always strive to ensure that the residents at Brackley Care Home look forward to every meal that they have.

Marion Southwood

Marion Southwood

Clinical Lead

Hi, I'm Marion.  As the Clinical Lead in Brackley Care Home my role is to ensure that we deliver evidence-based clinical care with professionalism and  compassion.   I enjoy building relationships with our residents and their relatives to ensure that all the care we deliver reflects each residents individual needs, while achieving the best outcomes. I am passionate about continuous improvement and enjoy supporting team members to develop.  I have held senior nursing positions in both acute hospitals and social care settings and I am delighted to be able to utilise the experience gained for the benefit of residents of Brackley Care Home.  

Lisa Brandon-Walsh

Lisa Brandon-Walsh

Administrator

I have a very busy role but really enjoy taking time out to sit and have a cup of tea and chat with our residents our bistro is always lively with music and laughter and this is what I particularly enjoy. My door is always open 

Matt Evans

Matt Evans

Maintenance Manager

I have many years’ experience in the maintenance industry where most recently I have been involved doing maintenance work within the hotel industry. I have a great affiliation with the older generation and being able to combine my work with spending time with the elderly is very rewarding. Working at Brackley Care Home is a pleasure as the Home is lovely and it is a joy to see and interact with the residents on a daily basis. My role is to ensure that the residents’ home is a safe, well maintained environment and that it is kept running as smoothly as possible at all times.

Eleanor Ayris

Eleanor Ayris

Activities Coordinator

Everyone calls me Ellie and I have worked in the care industry for 4 years now. I am over the moon to have the role of Wellbeing Co-Ordinator at this wonderful Care Home.  My motto is “treat the residents the way you would want your family to be treated”.  I like to think outside the box and bring new ideas to the Home to make sure that our residents are fulfilled with many different activities which cater to everyone’s wishes and needs.