Meet our team
Eastleigh team members work to make sure that our residents enjoy life as fully as possible. Here are just a few of the people you’ll find at our Care Homes.
Jennifer Hodges - Registered Manager - MineheadEMAIL
Having raised my family I studied Law at UWE Bristol and graduated in 2001.
Upon graduating I spent several years in the private care sector working with vulnerable children and adults and joined Eastleigh Care Homes in 2007 initially as Assistant Manager in the Residential Wing. I was promoted to Registered Manager of the Residential Wing in late 2007.
I am now delighted to be working at Eastleigh Care Homes as the Registered Manager covering the Residential and Nursing Homes in Minehead, Somerset.
I am passionate about the standards of care delivered within our Home and strive to make every day count for our residents.
The team and I are committed to delivering an individual, person centred experience of care, where nothing is too much trouble. Our motto is ‘everything I would want for myself and my family’
Jackie Charman - Activities Co-ordinatorEMAIL
I have worked for Eastleigh Care Homes for 14 years. I initially started working as a Care Assistant and then an Activities Co-ordinator.
I work between the Minehead and Raleigh Mead Homes. I have an NVQ 3 qualification in Care and have also completed a Creational Activity Therapist Course and Dementia course. I find my job very rewarding; taking our residents out in the mini bus or trips up to the local market in the town. We have a varied activities program throughout the Homes offering residents a wide choice of activities to suit their individual need and enjoyment. I love the job I do; I think I have the best job in the world.
Ben Chapman - Regional Catering ManagerEMAIL
Over my 14 years with Eastleigh Care Homes I have gained a deep understanding of the importance of diet and nutrition for the varied and at times complex requirements of our clients and strongly believe that all meals at Eastleigh need to be as delicious and appealing as they are wholesome and nourishing. We pride ourselves on using quality produce sourced from local suppliers and offer a wide variety of dishes both traditional and international in origin.
All meals are freshly prepared daily and homemade treats such as biscuits and cakes are in constant supply. The catering team in each of our three Homes maintain close working relationships with our care staff and the residents themselves to stay aware of the changing needs and tastes of those in our care and we pride ourselves on offering a diet to suit each person as a valued individual. We are proud to have the optimum rating for Food Safety in each kitchen across the business and operate to a high and efficient standard with a passion for the service we provide.
Diane Alderman - Activities Co-ordinatorEMAIL
I have worked at Eastleigh for many years, and I have now worked for the current owner Mr Wilson since he bought Eastleigh 23 years ago. I have worked many years as a senior carer but the more current years I have worked as an Activities Co-Ordinator. I have a level 2 and 3 NVQ in care and also a Creative Activities Therapist award. I have lived in a small village here in Devon all my life, knowing many of the local residents from being born and raised here. I have many interests like our lovely Devon landscape which I never tire of seeing. In my job I am able to take residents to the areas of beauty to enable them to see the view, and what’s great is we don’t have to drive miles to be able to find these beauty spots where we often stop and just get carried away looking at the scenery.
Helen Calder - Receptionist - MineheadEMAIL
I started working at Eastleigh in March 2015 as a carer. In January 2016 I was offered the position of receptionist and I have stayed in this position since. I have the best of both worlds now; seeing all our resident's daily, meeting their family and friends and office duties which I also enjoy. My partner & I moved to Exmoor from Berkshire 10 years ago and I love the outdoors. When I am not working I will usually be walking our two lurchers, Maisie and Bryn, running, cooking or reading and enjoying a glass of wine in the garden.
Sara Jenn - Receptionist - Raleigh MeadEMAIL
I started working for Eastleigh in November 2009 where I began working as a Receptionist at the Residential Home in South Molton. I stayed there for about 10 months before going to work at the home in Minehead for a year. I learnt a lot of valuable skills in this time, how the homes were run, their expectations and general office duties. In January 2012 I was offered the position of Receptionist when the new Nursing Home in South Molton opened and I have been here ever since. It has been nice being at Raleigh Mead from day one getting to know the residents, families and watching the home grow.