The Care team at Lakeside House

Lakeside currently has 70 members of staff working at our Care Home and we're extremely proud of all of them.

We select our staff because of their caring attitude, and we train them in all aspects of care so you have peace of mind that your loved one is in good hands. Most of them have been with us for a long time, some from the very start, forming a well-knit team dedicated to providing care of the highest standard. And there’s a real, warm ‘family’ atmosphere at Lakeside, commented on by many visitors and resident’s own families.

All staff receive comprehensive induction training to our values and standards. Our Carers are trained to NVQ2 and our qualified nurses are encouraged and sponsored to attend courses relevant to care for the elderly.

Every employee has a personal training programme to develop appropriate skills in all areas of elderly care.

Meet a few of our Care Home staff

Helen Simmonds, Matron at Lakeside Care Home, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Helen Simmonds


Helen Simmonds RGN1, NVQ4 (management). Matron at Lakeside for 19 years.

Jayne Poynter, General Manager and Administrator

Jayne Poynter

General Manager and Administrator

General care home manager at Lakeside House for 6 years.

Amanda Chamberlain, Secretary at Lakeside House

Amanda Chamberlain


Secretary for 22 years.

Elizabeth Gaunt, Activities Co-ordinator

Elizabeth Gaunt

Activities Co-ordinator

RGN1 at Lakeside Care Home for 19 years and now Activities Co-ordinator for 4 years.

Gracey Abraham, RGN1 Nurse

Gracy Abraham

RGN1 Nurse

RGN1 at Lakeside Care Home for for 15 years.

Imtiaz Bibi, RGN1 Nurse

Imtiaz Bibi

Care Manager

RGN1 at Lakeside Care Home for 16 years.

Vanessa Alwan, Housekeeper at Lakeside Care Home

Vanessa Alwan


Housekeeper for 15 years.

Sheila Capulso, RGN1 Nurse

Sheila Capulso

RGN1 Nurse

RGN1 at Lakeside Care Home for 8 years.

Larisa Vornicu, RGN1 Nurse

Larisa Vornicu

RGN1 Nurse

RGN1 at Lakeside Care Home for 4 years.

Jean Osbourne, Beautician

Jean Osborne


A beautician at Lakeside Care Home for 12 years.

Cliff Beckett, nurse and care assistant trainer

Cliff Beckett

MSc, BA(Hons), DipN(Med), RMN, RGN, RNT, PGCE(A), MBPsyS

Nurse and care assistant trainer for the last 10 years, now Clinical & Educational Director.

Lynne Hicks, Kitchen cook

Lynne Hicks


Cook at Lakeside Care home for 7 years.

Jackie Gulley, Kitchen cook

Jackie Gulley

Laundry Assistant/Cook

Laundry assistant and cook at Lakeside Care home for 3 years.

Ceris Crothers, Kitchen cook

Ceris Crothers

Activities Organiser/Hairdresser

Hairdresser at Lakeside Care home for 3 year.

Beverly Clay, Activities Co-ordinator

Beverley Clay

Activities Co-ordinator

Activities Co-ordinator for 7 years.

Jayne Ayres, Activities Team

Jayne Ayres

Activities Team

Activities helper at Lakeside Care Home for 1 year.

Steve Harding, Handyman

Steve Harding

General Handyman

Handyman for Lakeside House for 19 years.


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