Meet Our Team


Lynne Petty

Lynne Petty

Home Manager

Working in the care industry for over 30 years; I have developed a knowledge and passion for high quality dementia care and training and was an original trustee of NAPA who helped shape the future of meaningful activities in care homes. I strive for relationship based care where everything starts and ends with the individual. Branksome Heights was awarded BCP and Daily Echo Care Home of the year in November 2019 and we are constantly innovating and developing our service to be the best it can be for residents and staff. Our lovely boutique style home has a friendly and homely feel and our dedicated team offer a high standard of holistic person centred care. We aim to encourage residents to maintain their independence and we provide dignified, respectful care. Branksome Heights is a special place and it is a privilege to work here.  

Jackie Whitemore

Jackie Whitemore

Deputy Manager

I really enjoy my role in coaching and mentoring staff . I am proud to work with such a positive and responsive group of people. I am passionate about quality dementia care and strive to make each day count for all residents. It is a pleasure to serve our residents and I do my best each day to make a difference

Linda Lilly

Linda Lilly

Administrator

I have worked as a home administrator for some years now, before having been a Chef. And having many varied interests’ and ideas, which we have applied around the home with all the themed rooms we have decorated. Which is great fun. Branksome Heights is a lovely home to work in with great Residents and Colleagues. I enjoy my job, every day is different and every day we make a difference. It is good to work closely with all departments to ensure the smooth running of the home. There is never a dull moment at Branksome Heights.

Nick Warne

Nick Warne

Head Chef

I have always lived in the area and have worked for Kinsley for a few years now. I have been cooking since I left school and made the transition from restaurants a few years ago .I really enjoy my role as Head Chef at Branksome Heights and my aim is to cater for everyone’s needs and tastes. I want people to enjoy my food and nothing is too much trouble.

Tracey Goodman

Tracey Goodman

Activities/Wellbeing

I have been working in care for over 14 years .My passion is working with residents living with dementia .My aim is that all residents have an opportunity to do something meaningful to them. When a resident is happy I know my work is done.

Carmen Lonas

Carmen Lonas

Senior Care Coordinator

I have been working in care for over 7 years and Branksome Heights is my passion. I treat all residents as I would my own family .I am happy to see care staff improve in their work through my support and mentoring which is a key part of my role.