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Meet Our Team

It’s the people who make our care home special. Our Home Manager leads a dedicated team of professionals who provide care and support to residents at Gracewell of Edgbaston.

Mike Dearn, Home Manager

Mike

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Nanda Hughes, Deputy Manager

Nanda Hughes

I qualified as a nurse around 30 years ago - when Florence Nightingale was still a nurse! My past experience has been gained in surgical, community and palliative care nursing. I have worked in elderly care for the past 7 years and am very passionate about the care my residents receive as well as the team at Gracewell. I have always lived in the West Bromwich area with my family close by. My other passion is rugby, which I enjoy watching in my spare time.

Jazz Virk, Home Admissions Advisor

Jazz

Hi, I'm Jazz and I am the first point of contact for families looking for a care home for a loved one. Having joined Edgbaston in May 2017as an established home it is great to be apart of a team who care and want to make our residents lives fulfilling. The team and residents are so warm and welcoming and I am so proud to now be part of this team.

Carl Cooper, Head Chef

Carl Cooper

I started out working in care just over 10 years ago as a Kitchen Assistant, I worked my way up to becoming Head Chef within my first 3 years of working there and I worked there for 10 years. It was not just my job I was going to every day, it was like going home to my 2nd family. The experience and opportunities that were given to me has helped me achieve the role I have today. I have only been working for Gracewell for a month and I already have made it feel like a new home with a new family. I live in West Bromwich with my family and, in my spare time, my youngest daughter and I bake for the elderly people who live on our estate, a place that we have known for over 20 years.

Terry Arrowsmith, Maintenance Manager

Terry Arrowsmith

I am new to Gracewell but have come from a 20-year background in school maintenance. I live in Solihull and have three teenage children. Not only am I enjoying my new role, I love to socialise with the residents and hear their life stories and - wow - what some of have done in their lives is amazing. When you come to work and smile you know it’s a nice place. The team here are great.

Christine Renehan, Receptionist

Christine Renehan

I joined Gracewell of Edgbaston in 2015 when the home first opened. I love my position here as I get to know the residents and their families and feel privileged working with a great team!