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.
Garry Wilson - Owner/Chairman EMAIL
I started the Eastleigh Care Homes venture with the East Street home back in 1992, since then I have added another two sites to the Eastleigh Care Homes group. My aim from the start has been to provide a home that would be everything I would look for if it were for my own family.
In my spare time I like to ride my horse around the moors, walking my two dogs Barney and Tilley and to spend time with my family.
Sarah Batchelor - Managing Director EMAIL
I Joined Eastleigh Care Homes in July 2020. I obtained my PhD in Nursing and Science in 2005 and have 30 years in the health care industry both in the UK and US. For the last 10 years I have been working as a Health Care Consultant supporting Care homes, Hospitals and other services.
I am delighted to be joining the Eastleigh Care Group and to carry on Garry’s Legacy.
Kayleigh Kelland - Finance Director EMAIL
I joined Eastleigh in 2016 having previously worked in practice as a Chartered Accountant.
When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family on our Alpaca farm and playing netball.
Connor Fewings - Finance & HR EMAIL
I re- joined Eastleigh Care Homes in January 2019. I initially trained as a carpenter, and fell into the role of care assistant. Since then I have left to become locality manager, but soon returned when the right role became available. My role varies on a day to day basis, which keeps me on my toes.
In my spare time I like to go for walks with my Springer Spaniel and play football for my local club.
Penne Knight - HR Assistant EMAIL
I Joined Eastleigh Care Homes in November 2014. Before joining I was a Catering manager for 23 years. So this was a complete career change, but I have learnt so much and love being part of a great team.
In my spare time I like to go on many walks and I am in the process of completing the South West Coast path walk which is a total of 630 miles.
James Kelland - Rental Property Agent
I Joined Eastleigh Care Homes in January 2020, my role is to look after the rental accommodation for Eastleigh which involves ensuring all new staff renting our accommodation arrive safely and have everything they need to be comfortable in our accommodation.
My previous role was based in the Insurance industry working as a Team Leader, managing a team of customer service advisors to ensure targets and company goals and service levels were achieved.
In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit my playing many sports, mainly football, and am a big Manchester United fan. When I'm not in the office or playing football, I'm at home keeping our daughter Ivy busy.
Amy Dietrich - Registered Manager
I re-joined Eastleigh in 2016 as Lead Nurse, having previously worked here as a newly qualified nurse in 2006. In March 2018 I took on the exciting challenge of Registered Manager.
When I am not at work I enjoy baking, knitting and long dog walks with Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Helen Calder - Registered Manager - East Street EMAIL
I joined Eastleigh in March 2015 as a carer. Ten months later I became their receptionist and have enjoyed every aspect of this role. This year I have been given the opportunity to develop a new role. I am very much looking forward to the exciting challenges that lay ahead. Since then I have taken on the role of registered Manager at the East Street home.
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 lurcher Bryn, running, cooking or reading and enjoying a glass of wine in the garden.
Sara Jenn - Operations Manager - Raleigh Mead
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.
Ben Chapman - Regional Catering Manager
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.