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Our team at
Carpathia Grange

Trusted to care in Hythe - Southampton, Hampshire

Trusted to care in Hythe - Southampton, Hampshire|With 40 years’ experience,
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Meet our friendly care team

Carpathia Grange is a closely-knit team of managers, carers, nurses and support colleagues – and each of us is dedicated to your loved one’s care, health and wellbeing.

Pooja Dhoot

Home Manager

Pooja Dhoot

Before joining the team at Carpathia Grange, I worked as a Registered Manager in two West Berkshire Council care homes.

Care UK has a superb reputation in the care sector, and I was keen to work for a private provider thats leading the way in social care.

I believe that a Home Manager's role is to empower their team to do their best work. I think it is vital to have empathy and a passion for enhancing residents' care and wellbeing. 

I love my daily walks around the home. Its my chance to see how everything is going, to chat to colleagues and see what they need, and to find out how residents are. When I see residents happy and enjoying life, I know were doing our jobs properly.
The best homes have great teams, where everyone understands what great care looks like and is working together to achieve that. I'm looking forward to developing the Carpathia Grange team, supporting each colleague to progress and fulfil their potential so that they are happy and delivering superb care to residents. I know we can achieve an ‘outstanding CQC rating – that is my goal.

Jodie Farr
Jodie Farr
Deputy Manager

I started working at Carpathia Grange in July 2020 after hearing positive comments about the care home. When I looked into Care UK, I could see that they valued career development, so I was keen to join.

I joined Care UK as a Team Leader and worked my way up to Unit Manager and now Deputy Manager. Being offered the Deputy Manager role for Care UK was the biggest highlight of my career to date.

I believe it’s important to have clear communication and transparency as a Deputy Manager. You need to be able to maintain good relationships while leading from the front.

My favourite part of working in a care home is ensuring all of the residents have had the best days. Seeing the smiles on their lovely faces whilst fulfilling their lives is what I love about my role.

To unwind outside of work, I love a spa day! I also enjoy spending time with my family.

Nikki Toomer
Nikki Toomer
Customer Relations Manager

I have a diploma in Adult Nursing and I’ve worked as a home manager for a care centre, so I’m no stranger to care homes. I enjoy working as a CRM because I can be instrumental to getting a new home off to a great start. I also thoroughly enjoy supporting families at a time when they are under a lot of pressure to find the best home for a loved one. I do all I can to make things as easy as possible for them. 

The best part of the day for me is coming into a home and greeting the residents. I’ll get them a coffee and make one for myself too, and we’ll have a chat. They’re always so friendly and happy to see me, that it makes my day.

I’m looking forward to getting to know new residents as they join us, and working with the great team here. Another ‘plus’ of my role is getting to know the local community in Hythe so we can develop creative ways of involving local people, groups and schools in the life of the home, and helping residents to maintain their connections with the local community.

Esievo Atete
Esievo Atete
Clinical Lead

I joined Care UK in 2019 after working for years as an accident and emergency nurse in Nigeria.

In this role, you need to have a very attentive nature, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as in-depth knowledge of best practices. It’s also important to have a willingness to learn every day.

Making the switch from Registered General Nurse to Clinical Lead isn’t always easy as the roles are very intertwined, yet different. Despite this, I had great support from the team, and being given the opportunity to lead has been the biggest highlight of my career.

I look forward to continuing to meet residents and hearing their wonderful life stories.

Outside of work, I’m very interested in music with a keen passion for tap. In my spare time, you’ll often find me reading a novel or playing the piano. I love football too, and I’m an avid supporter of Liverpool FC.

Lorraine Lavers
Lorraine Lavers
Lifestyle Lead

I joined Carpathia Grange in October 2020. I had heard very good things about Care UK, and I felt I wanted to be part of a great organisation that would give me the opportunity to progress. Before coming to Care UK, I worked as a Healthcare Assistant.

Being a Lifestyle Lead is all about creating, organising and providing a varied and appropriate programme of activities for residents. I liaise with residents, relatives, friends and colleagues and build rapport to communicate effectively with residents so I can understand their needs to compile social care plans for them.

Moving from a Team Leader position to a Lifestyle Lead has presented new challenges, but being given the opportunity with this role was the biggest highlight of my career.

I love saying ‘good morning’ to all the residents, seeing them smile and seeing how happy they are. No matter what challenges they have, they are always so positive.

When I’m not working, I like to walk along the beach. I enjoy sitting in the car and reading my book at the beach, gardening or taking forest walks with my grandchildren.

Endri Setyawati
Endri Setyawati
Head Chef

I joined Care UK because I wanted to work for a bigger care provider where I could develop new skills and knowledge.

As Head Chef, it’s important to have a can-do attitude, remain calm under pressure and be willing to learn new things. The most important part of my role is managing my kitchen team and ensuring we work together as one team.

So far, the highlight of my career was being named a Care UK Chef of the Year finalist in 2023. I feel proud of what I do when I can make people happy and be myself.

I love that working at Carpathia Grange offers me a good work-life balance as a chef, so I can spend quality time with my friends and family in the evenings. When I’m not working, I still enjoy cooking, but I also like taking pictures.

Joanne Bridges
Joanne Bridges
Head Housekeeper

My role is to make sure the home is kept clean and tidy and ensuring all residents’ rooms are how they like them. Every day is a learning day, and every day is different. I’m proud to be given the chance to be Head Housekeeper at Carpathia Grange, and I love getting positive feedback.

Before this, I was working with children, but I needed a change of direction. In this role it’s important to have good communication and a keen eye for detail. You also need to be able to give instructions and take constructive criticism.

My favourite part of the day is chatting with the residents while I work in their rooms. I find that a little chat can cheer them up.

Outside of work, I spend a lot of time with my family. I have four children and three grandchildren, so they keep me really busy!

Hannah Broughton
Hannah Broughton
Head Housekeeper

Before joining Care UK, I gained 14 years of housekeeping experience working for Lord and Lady Montagu, and then seven years supervising in four and five-star hotels. More recently I decided I wanted a change in career. When I came across Carpathia Grange I fell in love.

As Head Housekeeper, you need to be calm, personable and have a sense of humour, but the most important part of my role is being organised.

I love the variety of my day here at Carpathia Grange, and I’m proud to be changing things for the better. Highlights in my role so far have included reorganising the laundry and making other improvements that my team have been happy about.

When I’m not working, I enjoy reading and doing crafts like candle making.

Sharon Wells
Sharon Wells
Head Housekeeper

I’m an experienced care home Head Housekeeper, and I joined Carpathia Grange in July 2019 because I wanted the challenge and opportunities that come with working in a new build care home. I’d also heard good things about Care UK.

As a Head Housekeeper, I think it’s vital to have an eye for detail and a passion to achieve the highest standards possible for residents. It’s often when you take care of the small details that you make a big difference to a person.

I'm also the Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Champion for Carpathia Grange. It's my job to establish and maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness so that residents, colleagues and visitors keep safe.

I love spending time chatting to the residents. Where I can, I support them to get involved in everyday tasks as this is a great way to feel a sense of purpose. There’s plenty to keep us busy as we welcome new residents, get to know them and help them to settle in to our Southampton care home.

The team at Carpathia Grange

Our experienced teams

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


Our hardworking teams always keep individuals 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. 


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.


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 individuals enjoy an exceptional and safe service every day.

All our teams get to know each person they care for 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.