Our team at
Chichester Grange

Trusted to care in Donnington,
West Sussex

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Meet our friendly care team

The dedicated and experienced team at Chichester Grange provide your loved one with care that’s completely tailored to their individual needs and wishes.

Naomi Butcher

Home Manager

Naomi Butcher

I felt very proud to have been approached to lead the team here at Chichester Grange.

To be a successful Home Manager I believe you need to be empathetic and friendly. Before joining the team here, I worked as a general manager. So far, my biggest professional challenge has been working as a Regional Director.

My favourite part of my working day is in the morning when I catch up with everyone. As we’re a brand-new care home, I’m looking forward to working with this new team and getting the residents settled into their new home.

I was delighted to have been asked to speak in the House of Lords about social care. Outside of work I enjoy helping to raise money for charity.

Emma Lipscombe
Deputy Manager

I wanted to join the team at Chichester Grange as it’s a new home offering a new adventure and opportunities.

I am looking forward to working with the team and getting to know residents.

Having previously worked as a Deputy Manager for another care home, I love getting to know the residents and making them and their families feel at home. To be a successful Deputy Manager you need to be a good listener, be caring, knowledgeable and approachable.

My biggest career highlight so far has been developing to become a Deputy Manager by completing all the courses and having the belief in myself that people can come to me for support.

Caroline Thomas
Customer Relations Manager

I used to work in corporate sales and marketing, however, when I took a year off to care for an older relative, the experience put me onto a new path.

I decided to bring my skills and experience to Care UK so that I could help families at a time when they really need help and support.

One of the biggest challenges for me in making a career change was educating myself about dementia. There’s so much to understand about it and the different forms it takes, and how to help people to live well with dementia. I’ve loved it though – I’d say making the move to care has been the highlight of my career – and I really enjoy any chance I have to chat to the residents and learn more about them.

A large part of my role is showing families around the home, and it’s got to be my favourite part of what I do. Chichester Grange is a brand-new home, with a very friendly family atmosphere and we’re all very proud of it. 

James Owen
Head Chef

I joined the Chichester Grange team in 2021, having previously worked as a Head Chef at another care home.

I wanted to join Care UK as I would like to make a difference in dementia care through food and I’m looking forward to making a difference here and progressing within the company.

Moving from restaurants to care has been a challenge, but since making the transition, I’ve developed a real interest in creating meals for special diets using my level 3 training in high nutrition for healthy foods and special diets.

Working as the Head Chef, you need to be a good mentor and be able to listen as well as teach. You need to be able to cook food to a high standard and I believe you need to take pride in what you do. The best part of my job is seeing residents sit down to their meal – if I can bring a smile to a face through food, that’s a good day.

Away from work, I’m an outdoors person and I love hiking, canoeing and downhill mountain biking and I also enjoy socialising.

Sarah Davey
Business Administrator

I’m very excited about working in the Business Administrator role as it’s a combination of my previous roles, and it means I can return to the care sector.

I’m also looking forward to supporting the Home Manager in helping to look after new and current colleagues which I was proud of doing in my previous job.

To be a successful Business Administrator I believe you need to be organised, flexible and be a good people person. You also need to enjoy working with policies and procedures and like process driven tasks.

In my spare time I am a treasurer of my local football club, Chichester and Selsey Ladies Football Club. My partner, daughter, and stepson all play, coach or manage for football teams so I enjoy watching and supporting them.

Gabriele Palosanu
Head Housekeeper

I wanted to join Care UK as I saw this as a huge opportunity to work in a higher position and I love how the company puts the residents at the heart of everything.

Before joining the team here at Chichester Grange, I previously worked as a laundry assistant, a housekeeper supervisor and in accounting.

To do well in this role you need to be good at planning and be organised. You also need to be hard working, have a good attention to detail and work well in a team. The best part of my working day is meeting with my team to discuss our goals and thoughts. I also like the end of the day when everything is done, the home is nice and tidy, and our high standards are met.

Outside of work I enjoy walking, reading, and spending time with my family.

Richard Quilligan
Team Leader

Working as a Team Leader you need to have empathy, be a good listener and have a passion for looking after people.

One of my favourite parts of my job is in the morning when residents are up and about, and I can have a chat with them.

I wanted to join Care UK as I had heard about the good career progression within the company. Before I joined the team here at Chichester Grange I worked as a carer in a local nursing home. I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to build a team so that together we can provide excellent care to the residents.

In my career I’m proud to have achieved an NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social care and I hope I can continue to progress further. Outside of work I enjoy watching football, rugby, and golf.

Christine Kiley
Team Leader

Having gained my experience in care working in the community as a field care supervisor, I am looking forward to working in a care home as it will be a whole new experience for me.

To be a good carer you should be able to have empathy, a caring nature and be able to work as part of a team. My favourite part of my job is knowing that I have made a difference to lives of the residents in our home. So far, my biggest career highlight has been completing my advanced adult apprenticeship in adult social care.

I come from a family of ten and we like to meet up whenever possible. I also help to look after my granddaughter and accompany her to her cheerleading competitions.

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 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. 

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 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.