Our team at
Buchanan Court

Trusted to care in Harrow

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Meet our friendly care team

Our colleagues at Sudbury Hill are all passionate about enabling residents to enjoy each day to the full, with the best in tailored care and support. While we all have diverse backgrounds and stories, we all have a common dedication to delivering quality care. Find out more about our management team, chef, lifestyle coordinators, and more.

Norma Vidot

Home Manager

The team and I consider it a huge privilege to care for older people and are proud that their families trust us to care for them.

This is a lovely friendly and happy home, with a great family atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you here soon. 

Rohan Mathew
Deputy Manager and Control Champion
Before joining Care UK in 2018 I spent ten years working in the UK and overseas in different nursing roles, including in cardiac and orthopaedic settings.

Before joining Care UK in 2018 I spent ten years working in the UK and overseas in different nursing roles, including in cardiac and orthopaedic settings. A friend of mine who worked for Care UK recommended the organisation for its commitment to quality care, and for how it supports colleagues to develop and progress.

What’s special about working in a care home as opposed to a hospital setting is the opportunity to truly get to know the people you’re caring for. I’m also passionate about supporting the team, and growing their confidence so they provide the best service.

Here at Buchanan Court I'm also the Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Champion. In essence, my role involves establishing and maintaining a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness so that residents, colleagues and visitors are kept safe. I provide infection control training and am on hand to support our team to work to the highest standards.

Buchanan Court is full of energy and the teamwork here is outstanding. I’m so proud of how colleagues treat residents with the utmost respect and dignity, and involve them in outings, activities and special celebrations. I’m proud to be part of the Buchanan Court family.

Lorelei Shepherd
Customer Relations Manager
My time with Care UK goes back to 2000! I began as a care assistant but I worked my way up.

My time with Care UK goes back to 2000! I began as a care assistant but I worked my way up. I’ve actually worked in health or social care all my career – in fact, all my family work in related fields.

At Care UK I’ve helped to refurbish a care home, I’ve held a Dining for Dementia auction for charity – there are always opportunities to get involved that you could never predict. I work with a great team here at Buchanan Court and I’m really enjoying supporting them, as well as the families who come to us looking for great care. 

Udeni Dissanayake
Head Chef
I’m passionate about cooking delicious food that will put a smile on residents’ faces, and that’s why I joined Care UK.

I’m passionate about cooking delicious food that will put a smile on residents’ faces, and that’s why I joined Care UK. It’s a leading care company in the UK and passionate about supporting older people.

I’m an experienced care sector catering manager and have achieved an outstanding five star rating from the CQC for all of the organisations that I’ve worked in. I’m committed to delivering excellent service and love getting feedback from residents. If they have enjoyed what we’ve created, I’m happy. 

Petronela Spiridon
Head Housekeeper
I joined the Buchanan Court team in March 2019 because Care UK is known for the great care it offers and how it supports its colleagues to progress professionally.

I joined the Buchanan Court team in March 2019 because Care UK is known for the great care it offers and how it supports its colleagues to progress professionally. I was actually working as a Casino Manager before I worked here, but I have also worked in housekeeping in roles prior to that.

It’s been a huge boost for me to reach management level and to be overseeing a team, and I love the time I get to spend interacting with residents. Doing whatever I can to help them gives me huge pleasure. It’s wonderful to see them happy and I’m looking forward to seeing them blossom further, and developing great relationships with them.

Konzo Ngoma
Business Administrator
I was working in accounting before I moved to Buchanan Court in 2017.

I was working in accounting before I moved to Buchanan Court in 2017. I really wanted to work with older people, supporting them and their families, and to develop my skills in a large organisation. Care UK is a very good company to work for, and rewards dedication and talent. 

There’s always something happening at Buchanan Court: no two days are the same. I joined the home and the team when it was brand new, which was exciting and challenging in equal measure! It’s interesting and rewarding to see the home develop and to see residents truly settling in and making the home their own. It’s lovely to see. Buchanan Court is a happy home, and I’m very proud to work here, using my skills to support families and older people. 

Our experienced teams

Every day Care UK colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.

Carers

Our hardworking teams always keep residents and their families at the heart of the care they provide. We work with you to shape the care your loved one receives, the food they’re served, the activities and experiences they want to do – even the ways they prefer to keep in touch with their friends and family. 

Nurses

The nurses at Care UK are highly skilled and receive sector-leading training, which enables them to keep developing expertise in different clinical fields from dementia to palliative care.

Lifestyle

Our dedicated lifestyle teams work hard to organise a range of activities and events at our home. From gardening and baking to quizzes, music sessions and even live entertainment. Above all, we get to know your loved one to make sure our activities are tailored to suit their interests and hobbies.

Home support roles

From catering to maintenance, housekeeping to administration, our home support teams play a crucial part in ensuring residents enjoy an exceptional and safe service every day.


All our teams get to know residents to ensure they provide a service that’s designed around their unique needs and tastes. 

Infection control

Each of our homes have a trained Infection Control and Prevention Champion – they are responsible for carrying out daily infection control audit and ensuring cleaning protocols are meticulously applied.