Our team at
Catherine Court

Experts in award winning care in High Wycombe


Meet our friendly care team

The team at our High Wycombe care home are dedicated to delivering the very best quality care and experiences. Everyone, from our chef to our lifestyle coordinators, carers to clinicians works hard to ensure residents feel safe, secure and cared for at all times. Explore these pages to learn more about our skilled team.

Mara Haldan

Home Manager

Mara Haldan

This is my second role with Care UK – I’ve worked in one of its London homes too.

This is an extremely varied role and it demands very good communication skills. While there’s a lot of desk time involved, I love getting out into the home as often as I can and sitting with residents – and even taking part in activities.

Spending time with residents supporting them to enjoy a meaningful lifestyle brings me comfort. Knowing that they are safe, happy and comfortable is all-important for me. 

Outside of work, I’m a full-time mother to my two daughters. I don’t get much time for anything else!

Elizabeth Goard
Lead Lifestyle Coordinator
I’ve worked at Catherine Court since September 2013 – I wanted to make a difference to people’s lives.

I’ve worked at Catherine Court since September 2013 – I wanted to make a difference to people’s lives. Every part of the day is special to me, from coming in first thing and making tea, to help with breakfast, and being with residents and their families throughout the day. 

What’s fantastic about my role is that I get to see the difference that I make to residents and their families. I’ve arranged a big birthday party for a resident who turned 100. All the residents and their families came along to celebrate. It was definitely a career highlight for me. 

Away from work I enjoy reading and walking. I also love to cook and entertain friends and family. 

Rosa Vitagliano
Head Chef
I joined Catherine Court in 2017.

I joined Catherine Court in 2017. I was a senior chef before I moved to work here. I love cooking for the residents, trying new recipes and discovering what residents like. A passion for food and for residents’ wellbeing is crucial in my job – it also helps to be organised as there’s a lot to coordinate each day. 

Being a head chef in a care home is very different to working in the hospitality industry as residents have different nutritional needs, which we need to cater for. Food and drink are central to residents’ health and wellbeing and I’m proud of how we adapt menus and dishes to cater for people’s different needs. 

Manuela Stavaru
Business Administrator
I joined Care UK in 2016 after a friend, who worked for the company, recommended it to me.

I joined Care UK in 2016 after a friend, who worked for the company, recommended it to me. Before working here, I was a Legal Adviser back in Romania. 

I joined Catherine Court as a Receptionist and I then did an NVQ level 2 in Social Care to learn more about the care sector. It was a highlight for me to progress into the Business Administrator role because it was recognition of my commitment to the home. This role also makes the most of my organisational and people skills. 

I enjoy every day in this role because I love working with residents and their families and my colleagues in the home. It’s a fantastic feeling to be able to help people and make them happy. 

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 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. 


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 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.