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Our team at
Davers Court

Trusted to care in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Trusted to care in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk|With 40 years’ experience,
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Meet our friendly care team

Team Davers is pretty impressive: our people regularly win awards for their fantastic work and commitment. We’re a supportive group of people who love what we do, and who want to make every day fantastic for our residents. If you’d like to find out more about us, take a look at our short biographies.

Sophie Evans

Home Manager

Sophie Evans

I have over 14 years’ experience in the care sector, working my way up from a Care Assistant and I joined Care UK in 2016.

I’m passionate about working with the team to make Davers Court the very best it can be. Residents are happy and well cared for; it’s great when one of them wants to tell me about something they’ve enjoyed doing that day, because if they’re happy, we’re happy.

I love leading the team to provide the best possible care and support colleagues internally to be the best they can be and develop in the same ways I have over the years to reach their career goals.

It takes the right people to make a house a home and the Davers family are a true family home.

Monika Gorna-Gal
Deputy Manager

Becoming Deputy Manager at Davers Court was the proudest moment of my career. I was working as a Business Administrator before moving over from the council to Care UK.

My role is to make sure the residents lead fulfilling lives. It’s important to be strong, strict but fair, open-minded and to have fun in this role.

I can’t choose a favourite part of the day – I love it all! I’m proud to work with such a caring and passionate management team.

When I’m not working, I enjoy travelling in Europe with my two sons.

Bonnie Hall
Customer Relations Manager

From the moment I saw this role advertised, I knew I had to apply! I love Care UK. The homes are beautiful and extremely well run, with dedicated teams always striving for the best for the wonderful residents. The biggest highlight of my career was taking the leap into working in the care sector from corporate banking. Every day is so rewarding.

In this role, you need to be welcoming and warm, show empathy and understanding and love people. My favourite part of my role is being able to support families to make the right decision for their loved one at what can be a very vulnerable time. I take great pride in showing families around the home and seeing how delighted they are with what we can offer.

I’m proud to build wonderful relationships with residents and their families. Helping them find their forever home and being on hand at any point through their journey is the most important part of my role.

Outside of work, my interests are quite simply my family and cooking. We have a little girl who has just started school, and we cherish family time together. I love to cook and will always, without fail, cook a roast dinner on Sunday for us all to enjoy!

Ellen Freeman
Day Centre Manager

After spending several years in an office-based role, I was ready to do something more worthwhile. I’ve now spent three years in the care sector, including working as a Lifestyle Coordinator for the last 18 months.

Being offered the Day Centre Manager role was a huge career highlight because it’s a new and exciting challenge. I believe it’s important to be caring, open minded and flexible in this role. You need good communication skills and a sense of humour too.

My favourite part of my working days are the little moments I spend with someone helping them achieve their goal and really making a difference.

Seeing the genuine difference we make to people’s lives makes me feel so proud to be part of such a great team. Teamwork is a huge priority across the whole home too. The way everyone pulls together is so important.

I have six children, and they keep me busy outside of work, but I also enjoy swimming.

Gary Green
Lifestyle Coordinator

I joined Care UK because I wanted to do a job that would help people and make a difference. I was working as a night care worker before I became Lead Lifestyle Coordinator.

In this role, you need to be friendly, understanding, compassionate and a good listener. One important part of my role is adapting activities to suit different levels of need.

I enjoy doing activities with residents that they might not have tried before and creating new memories with residents and their families. I feel proud when I see that what I do makes a difference, however big or small. One memorable experience was taking a resident to the pub for a drink. When he saw there was a burger on the menu, he said he hadn’t eaten a burger in 15 years, so I ordered him one and he loved it!

When I’m not working, I enjoy gardening, watching movies and taking my dog for walks in the countryside.

Debbie Moran
Head Chef

I have an extensive background in catering but I fancied a change and a new challenge within the care sector. I wanted a job that made a difference so in 2018 I became the head chef at Davers Court. The home has such a welcoming atmosphere, we’re like a family here and it is a pleasure to cook for the residents.

A head chef needs to have flare, enthusiasm and good communication. I have an excellent team in the kitchen and together we produce tasty and balanced meals. My favourite part of the day is when I get to see the residents enjoying their meals. I appreciate hearing their feedback and always look for ways to improve what we produce. When I’m not at work I like to unwind by spending time with my family and friends.

Hayden Revell
Clinical Lead

Before working at Care UK, I was a manager in retail, but I wanted to go into a role where I could help others, and Davers Court was recommended to me.

As a Dementia Champion, it’s important to be caring and respectful and to have good communication and be open to listening to others. I think the most important part of my role is listening to residents and giving them choices – we all work hard to make the care we provide at Davers Court person centred.

It’s fantastic seeing the difference we make to resdients’ days and supporting their friends and families. When I see the difference I've made to someone’s life and see their smiles, that’s what makes me proud to do what I do.

It’s great to see our hard work recognised, too – I was proud to have been part of a team that won ‘Best End of Life Care in Dementia’ in Suffolk.

When I’m not working, I enjoy bowling, sunny holidays and seeing friends and family

Kyle Bailey
IPC Champion

I’m Davers Court’s IPC Champion, so I’ve been trained in infection prevention and control. I’ve also had moving and handling training and dementia training.

I love being able to talk to the residents and working with the team to fulfil their lives. In this role, it’s important to listen to residents’ wishes and to be joyful and hardworking.

Caring for the residents living at Davers Court is the most important part of my role, and I love going out of my way for them.

I’m proud to be able to work in such a good team and to continue improving in my career.

When I’m not working, I enjoy bowling, hanging out with friends and going to the gym.

Ann Beck
Head Housekeeper

I joined Davers Court after a friend recommended working for Care UK, and I really enjoy providing support to the home.

I think it’s important as a Head Housekeeper to be motivated, hardworking and a team player. I enjoy spending the whole day working and knowing I do my job well. It’s really important that I keep high standards of cleanliness and provide support to my team and the residents.

Outside of work, I enjoy going on holidays and spending time with my family.

Cathy Chapman

I’ve been part of the Davers Court team for several years now, and I was a hospital play specialist before I joined the team. While this can be a very busy role, I always try to make time each day to spend with the residents. It’s the people – the residents and the team – that make Davers Court so special.

I think it’s important to be able to juggle many different tasks in this role, particularly when the phone’s ringing, a colleague is asking for something, a resident fancies a chat, and we have visitors at the door! Counselling and listening skills are also very useful as I’m often the first point of contact for people who are looking for care for a loved one, and they can be under huge pressure.

We have regular ‘Going the Extra Mile’ awards in the home to recognise colleagues who are doing great things, and it was a huge highlight when I was nominated. However, I have to say that supporting the lovely residents and my great teammates is its own reward.

In my free time I enjoy listening to live music, keeping my garden under control, playing with my grandchildren and indulging in a bit of mint-flavoured chocolate (my absolute favourite!).

Tara Deacon

I joined Davers Court as a Carer and was promoted to Team Leader, but I decided to transfer to Maintenance as I had experience in the construction industry.

The most important part of my role is making sure the home is safe for residents and doing everything I can to make them happy.

In this role, it’s important to have good planning and communication skills. I’ve completed a number of projects in the home so far, like redecorating the café, hallways and residents’ rooms, and supporting the team to create a sensory garden for residents.

It’s always rewarding to talk to the residents. They love Davers Court, and that makes me feel happy and proud in my role. The highlight of my career so far was winning Maintenance Person of the Year in Care UK’s Stars Awards.

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.