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Meet Our Team

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

At Gracewell of High Wycombe, we are recruiting an experienced team of dedicated professionals, all of whom will 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.

Rozina Ali, General Manager

High Wycombe - Rozina Ali

I'm a Qualified Registered General Nurse and did my MSc in Social Policy, Planning and Management from the London School of Economics. Besides achieving various qualifications at the Level 6 on clinical subjects from Thames Valley University in Dementia Care, Tissue Viability Nursing, Diabetes Care, Management and Mentorship, I've gained vast experience of Managing Care Homes in the UK through working with various institutions. 

My leadership roles have been mainly focused in maintaining and achieving the dignity and quality of life for elderly residents through planning and executing excellent care and achieving clinical outcomes in line with current regulations. I thrive on promoting and developing care teams to achieve optimum and excellent care for residents. 

Paulo Ilustrisimo, Deputy Manager

High Wycombe - Paulo IlustrisimoI have over 20 years' experience as a registered nurse, I have worked in intensive care and in complex care as a clinical lead nurse. I champion myself in neuro disabilities i.e. Spinal injuries, Multiple Systemic atrophy, Parkinson's, Motor Neuron Disease and Stroke I have worked in care homes as a deputy manager which is where I found my passion lies being around the older generation and caring for residents with cognitive impairment. My approach is person centred, each of our residents are individuals and I want us to provide them with the best care experience which is as unique as they are. I am looking forward to working alongside all my team members but most importantly getting to know my residents and their families.

Hayley Devereaux, Home Admissions Advisor

Hayley Devereaux - High Wycombe

I am extremely excited to be working with Gracewell and to be a part of their new venture Gracewell of High Wycombe in Lane End. I look forward to welcoming in our new residents and getting to know them as well as meeting families looking for support and guidance to be able to offer the best solution for them. I feel tremendously privileged to be working for a community who is paramount at providing the best possible care providing 'A New Way to Live Well'.

Sharon Carter, Head Housekeeper

Sharon

This is my first care home position although I have been a hotel and conference centre head housekeeper for the past few years.  I lead a team of housekeepers dedicated in making sure the highest standards of cleanliness are met at all times and that our residents are in a clean, safe and happy environment.

Tracy Sylvester, Senior Care Assistant

High Wycombe - Tracy SylvesterHello my name is Tracy Sylvester I am one of the Senior Care Assistants here at Gracewell of High Wycombe, I have worked here for nearly 2 years, I started as a care assistant and worked my way up to Senior.  I've really enjoyed being part of the team at Gracewell, everyone is so friendly and its a lovely place to work.  I have tried many jobs since leaving school but 'care' is where my heart is, making a difference to someone's life is such a rewarding feeling and it's daily tasks most of us take for granted.  Working closely alongside nurses and other professionals is rewarding and helps me to become a better carer through knowledge. I honestly would not change my job for anything. I've enjoyed and still am enjoying every working day.

Carol Chapman, Senior Care Assistant

High Wycombe - Carol ChapmanMy Passion is for care.  Working at Gracewell is extremely rewarding, I love the residents and every day I see them my passion for them and my job grows just like a flower. I love gardening especially since I built my own greenhouse. I love being outdoors and enjoy going cycling

Simon Lewis, Head Chef

Simon LewisI have been a qualified chef for over 20 years. I started my career as a chef in fine dining, restaurant and hotels. I joined Gracewell HealthCare in 2013, and I am extremely passionate about the food we offer to our residents across Gracewell. I am very proud to have cooked for both Prince Harry and Prince William during their time in the army. I also worked with Master Chef winner in 2009 Mat Follas. I have won the NACC Care Chef of the Year 2017 and 2018 in the South West region two years in a row, wining best Nutritional Menu in 2019. I am very proud to be part of such a great team here at Gracewell of High Wycombe.

Emily Burton, Home Administrator

High Wycombe - Emily BurtonI have been with the home since it first opened but in the role of a receptionist.  It is a very exciting opportunity for me to progress to the home administrator.  Myself and my reception team will endeavour to provide a welcoming friendly and helpful service.

Lynette Lovell-Shippey, Clinical Nurse Manager

High Wycombe - Lynette Lovell-ShippeyI am a registered nurse with over 20 years experience providing care in the community, hospital setting, with the elderly and dementia. I am committed to providing the best quality of care possible and to help the team to achieve their potential. I love working with people and their well being is very important to me.

Reece Thomas, Maintenance Manager

Reece ThomasI am extremely excited to be working at Gracewell of High Wycombe, although this is my first care home position I have worked in the building and maintenance industry for most of my working life and I pride myself in giving our residents a comfortable & safe place to live. It is also great to be part of a wonderful team & involved in this caring home.

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