Gracewell of Chingford

Meet our team

It is the people who make our home a truly happy and caring one. We are proud to have a great team who delivers highly personalised care in the utmost professional way and with genuine kindness.
Luciana Dobos

Luciana Dobos, Acting General Manager

I joined the care sector in 2012, with the great opportunity of becoming a Sunrise and Gracewell employee. I have since worked in different roles and alongside exceptional teams to deliver good quality care and safe treatment to the residents I have had the pleasure to meet and look after. The care, kindness and support extends to the residents' families and friends as well, whom we have the privilege of assisting. I feel very passionate about being part of the Sunrise and Gracewell family, bringing so much joy and happiness to the resident's lives and I am proud that we are able to make such a difference in crucial moments of an individual's journey. As the Acting General Manager at Gracewell of Chingford, I am responsible for ensuring strong and focused leadership transpires from all of the team's efforts in delivering the highest standards of care for all of our residents. I also have a new, strong, experienced and enthusiastic management team who will support me to promote good education, guidance and enthusiasm to all team members working within the community. It is my responsibility to ensure that the community remains compliant, effective, treats our residents with respect and dignity and most of all makes Gracewell of Chingford a lovely place to live and work.

Bev John, Home Admission Advisor

Bev John, Home Admission Advisor

I have always enjoyed working with older adults and was very happy to join Gracewell of Chingford in 2019. it’s a pleasure to speak with prospective residents and their families, providing them with as much information as possible, to make an informed decision. It can often be an anxious time, therefore, I take great pride in making the transition a ‘home from home’ experience. Ensuring that our residents needs are met, it is a combined team effort that is reflected in our positive on-line reviews. I look forward to welcoming new residents to Gracewell of Chingford to help them improve their quality of life.

Samantha Thompson, Activities Co-ordinator

Samantha Thompson, Activities Co-ordinator

Coming from a Hospitality and Wellness background, ensuring high client satisfaction is central to my ethos of excellent customer service. I love working as part of Team Gracewell. I am passionate about the well being of each individual resident and constantly seek better ways to help them get the most out of their day. Since joining the department in October 2018 , I have been establishing links with the local community helping to foster relationships with schools, clubs, shops and making the most of what Chingford and the wider areas has to offer.

Mel Smith, Head Housekeeper

Mel Smith, Head Housekeeper

As Head Housekeeper my role is to prompt the cleanliness of the home on a daily basis. I lead a dedicated team of housekeepers who are very passionate about their role, they make sure that the home is kept to the highest standard, as well as ensuring the safety of the residents within the home. I am really enjoying my role as Head Housekeeper, getting to know the residents and ensuring their home looks and feels at its best.