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Meet Our Team

It is the people who make our home a truly happy and caring one.

At Gracewell of Adderbury, we have recruited an experienced team of dedicated professionals, all of whom undergo our own in-depth training programme. Just as in every other Gracewell home, the whole team works to make sure that our residents' needs are constantly being identified and that truly personalised care is provided.

Jeanne Vellaeyre - Home Manager

JeanneHaving started my nursing Career over 35 years ago, with ultimate specialisation in Care of the Elderly, I am delighted to welcome both our Residents and Team members to Gracewell of Adderbury. I have extensive experience in the NHS, Commercial and private Sector in both Care and Management Roles, having commissioned my first Home in the late 1980's and together with my knowledgeable team provide a wealth of skills interest and understanding. Having worked with the Gracewell team for the last 18 months I am both driven and determined to provide compassionate personalised care to the highest standards as Home Manager in this stunning Home meeting individual needs of our residents.

Nicole Smith - Deputy Manager

Nicole

After successful completion of a Psychology and Sociology degree I studied Adult Nursing at university in Aberdeen and qualified as a Registered Nurse 17 years ago. My post graduate experience has been gained working in a variety of community care & hospital settings latterly as a Ward Manager of a busy Orthopaedic Unit. I also have care home nursing & management experience and really enjoy holistically caring for all the residents I meet. I am delighted to have joined Gracewell Healthcare and be part of a company that strongly believes in the delivery of truly personalised care for our residents in such beautiful and nurturing surroundings.

I have a keen eye for detail & really enjoy getting to know our resident's individual preferences and interests and hearing all their life stories and adventures! I am responsible for the management of the care & nursing teams, ensuring that safe & quality care is delivered to all our residents.

Ted Richardson - Home Admissions Advisor

Adderbury - Ted Richardson
Hi, I am Ted and I am the first point of contact for families when they start their journey looking for care for their loved ones, I joined the Team here at Adderbury in September 2017 and It is a great pleasure to be able to work with such a warm, caring and dedicated team, the whole team and residents are so warm and welcoming.

Catherine Smith - Head Housekeeper

Catherine
Having originally chosen to pursue a career in the hospitality industry I have been lucky enough to work in the most luxurious county house hotels. Gracewell of Adderbury is a really stunning home and it is my pleasure, along with my wonderful housekeeping team, to ensure it continues to sparkle!

Steve Kinch - Maintenance Manager

Steven
As Maintenance Manager my role is to deal with any maintenance issues that may arise. It is a pleasure to be able to work in such a lovely home with caring, friendly staff. I have worked as a Maintenance manager for the last 5 years in another care home but prior to this I worked in the printing industry.