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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. Rachel Bedford, our Home Manager, leads a dedicated support team who works together on a daily basis to ensure that our residents' needs are constantly being identified and that truly personalised care is provided. 

Rachel Bedford, General Manager

Sway - Rachel BedfordAs the General Manager of Gracewell of Sway, I am very proud to be leading such a beautiful home and dedicated team of staff. I have a wealth of experience to share with my team, from previous Home Manager roles, and I have been working in the care sector for over 20 years. The team here at Sway are passionate and caring, and strive to deliver high standards of personalised care to all our residents, and enable our residents to live enriched and purposeful lives, in a homely environment.

Gracewell of Sway is a beautiful home and we look forward to welcoming you.

Janet Lopez, Deputy Manager

Sway - Janet Lopez

I have been at Gracewell of Sway since 2012. As part of this team, one of my achievements was being nominated in the National Care Awards 2014 as one of the Top 5 finalist in the Care Manager category. As a Deputy Manager my role is to support the manager and carry out Audits to maintain the good standards of the home. I am proud to be part of a dedicated care team whose aim is to deliver Person Centred and High Standard care.

Jamie Adams, Activities Co-ordinator

Jamie AdamsAs Activities Coordinator my role is to lead the team in running a vast array of activities to engage our residents. We host many activities every week which include a music, mini bus trips, word games and quizzes, gentleman's club, singalongs and gentle exercise classes. The activities team often host events for our residents and their families to celebrate national and international special occasions.

Emma Buckle, Head of Administration

Emma Buckle

I have been at Gracewell of Sway since 2007. As Head of Administration, I oversee the entire administrative function within the home including leadership of the Reception team, HR and Payroll and Resident Billing. My team and I are committed to delivering the highest standard of customer services at all times. 

Helen Lennox, Home Admissions Advisor

Sway - Helen Lennox

As Home Admissions Advisor, my role is to support and guide potential residents and their families through the daunting process of finding the right care solution. I can honestly say that I love my job and seeing a resident come into Gracewell and taking part in the activities and enjoying their life is a fantastic reward.

Chris Barber, Maintenance Manager

Sway - Chris Barber My department' role is to ensure that all systems are monitored to provide the best possible comfort & security for all our residents, and to deal with any day to day maintenance issues. It is great to be part of a wonderful team & this caring community. 

Desire Jackson, Head Housekeeper

Desire JacksonI feel very fortunate to be working with such a fantastic management team as well as all my amazing colleagues. The attention given to small details while showing empathy, respect, kindness and sincerity is what I love most about working for Gracewell of Sway. As Head Housekeeper I am responsible for implementing the 5* standard of cleanliness that our residents expect. Myself and my team try our hardest to maintain the standard that is expected of Gracewell luxury residential care homes.
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