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.

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.

Mikaela Fewings - Contracts Manager  EMAIL

I joined Eastleigh in May 2013 following my graduation from my Accounting and Finance degree at Bournemouth University. My role at Eastleigh has developed over the years I love how varied my role is and being part of such a dedicated hard-working team.

Since having my daughter, Darcey, in February 2020, I have returned to Eastleigh part time so when I am not in the office I am with my daughter and we enjoy being outside no matter what the English weather throws at us enjoying long walks around the forest with our Labrador Cooper.

Connor Fewings - Head Office Manager  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 socialise with my friends 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.

Meghann Bowden- HR Assistant EMAIL

I Joined Eastleigh Care Homes in May 2021 as Manager of the Minehead home. In January 2022 I joined the Head Office team as HR Assistant, learning lots of new skills.

In my spare time I like to spend time with my Daughter and two French Bulldogs and also work in a local pub.

Aidan Thorne- Finance Assistant EMAIL

I Joined the Head Office team at  Eastleigh Care Homes in December 2021 as a Finance Assistant. Having previously trained in the finance sector it was something, I wanted to get back into having spent time working as a chef.  

In my spare time I like to cook, spend time with my family and watch Liverpool play. 

James Kelland - Recruitment/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. 

Gordon Neale - Regional Catering Manager EMAIL

I started my journey at Eastleigh in November 2021 as Reginal catering manager before this I have spent my career as a Chef in award winning hotels all over the south of England and the Channel Islands.

I have a great appreciation for food, from the humble potato to the beautiful Ruby red beef we use here that is reared on Mr Wilsons Farm. Food is not only substance but an experience.


Helen Calder - Compliance Officer - 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 Compliance Officer.

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 Support Administrator EMAIL

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.

Jacky Charman  - Creative Therapist Coordinator EMAIL

I have been the company for several years. I am the Creatives Therapist Coordinator over seeing our Three homes. I am very passionate and enthusiastic about my role. Always trying to come up with new ideas. I arrange garden parties, trips out horse riding and shopping. I organize a full activities program for each home. I feel very lucky to be doing this role I feel I can make a difference to our residents.