Meet Our Team


Jan Seal

Jan Seal

Home Manager

It’s been a difficult time for residents and their families who could not see each other for more than three months because of the coronavirus lockdown. However, everyone has been very understanding and supportive. I have started my nursing career at the age of 18 and spent many  years with the NHS mostly in community based roles, from community matron to out of hours coordinator working alongside the GPs covering a large area of Essex. I then went on to be the registered manager of a complex care company in Southend where I worked closely with commissioners developing bespoke packages of care for both adults and children allowing them to be supported at home. In 2014 I went to work as a care quality facilitator working alongside the regional manager overseeing nine homes for a large company in the London area; through this I began my career in nursing home management.

Karen Whayman

Karen Whayman

Administrator

I have worked in the healthcare sector for 22 years, 17 years as an Administrator. I started as a Night Care assistant, then as a Housekeeper. I enjoy my job and love working within the Healthcare sector. The job is varied with every day bringing a new challenge. I love the daily interactions with the residents and their families. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family, especially my grandson’s Charlie and Kingsley, and travelling to our holiday home in Spain.

Peter Vano

Peter Vano

Maintenance

My name is Peter Vano and I have worked in care in the maintenance team for about 6 years. I really enjoy working in this environment as each day is different and I enjoy helping out in other areas when we are in need. I also reach out to the community and various companies to donate things for raffles for the home. Outside of work I enjoy music, movies, long walks and love go away to Gran Canaria as often as I can.

Ashley

Ashley

Chef

Ashley has been a chef for 11 years, and joined Hadleigh in February this year. He previously had his own meals on wheels business and enjoyed supporting the elderly. Following this he went on to become a support worker for 3 years, returning to catering he said he now has the best of both worlds preparing food and supporting the residents of Hadleigh nursing home. In his spare time Ashley plays the guitar, enjoys music and camping.