Our team at
Heathlands House

Trusted to care in Cambridge


Meet our friendly care team

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

Sharlene Van Tonder

Home Manager

Sharlene Van Tonder

I’m from South Africa and moved with my family to the UK in 1996.

After spending a little time away from Care UK developing my expertise in home management, I returned to Care UK in 2014 to commission Cleves Place in Haverhill before transferring to Glastonbury Court in Bury St Edmunds in 2016 as the registered manager.

I then had the incredible opportunity to become the registered manager for Davers Court Care home at the same time, and I was so proud when both homes achieved an outstanding CQC rating with CQC (Davers Court got an outstanding in all five areas!) I joined Heathlands House in February 2021 ready for it to open in August 2021.

I believe in an honest open and transparent approach to managing. It’s so important to be approachable to my team and to families, and to lead by example by being positive and passionate. We offer a genuine home from home approach. Heathlands House is a home with heart, a warm hug and is filled with laughter.

Away from work, I liked to watch sci fi movies, including the original Star Trek series. I love reading and family time. I also have a German Shepherd Labrador cross called Gib who keeps me busy.

Tanya Jackson-Turner
Customer Relations Manager
I've worked in many customer-facing roles, including in logistics, finance and healthcare.

I've worked in many customer-facing roles, including in logistics, finance and healthcare. I wanted to work for Care UK because of its positive and dignified approach to providing care. The organisation is committed to ensuring that residents live the most fulfilling lives possible, and this really resonated with me.

It's very exciting to be part of the team setting up a new care home from scratch. I have a 'blank canvas' to forge new relationships with prospective new residents and their families, as well as with groups, schools, charities and local healthcare professionals. Our team is determined to make Heathlands House the care home of choice in Cambridge and beyond.

If you're looking for care for yourself or an older loved one, I'm likely to be one of the first people you speak to here at the home. Searching for the right care home can be stressful, and I find it extremely rewarding to support people at an emotionally challenging time and ease the pressure on them. There’s so much expertise within the Heathlands House team that we can help you whatever your needs.

The team here is passionate about supporting resident to enjoy each day, taking part in a variety of activities, experiences, and outings. My own interests include travelling around Europe and visiting historic places. I love eating out too and enjoying live music.

I look forward to meeting you, to answering your questions and to welcoming you and your loved one to Heathlands House care home very soon.

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 a daily infection control audit and ensuring cleaning protocols are meticulously applied.