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Mowat Court

Trusted to care in Stonehaven, Scotland

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Meet our friendly care team

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

Susan Ashton

Home Manager

Susan Ashton

I’ve been a Registered General Nurse for 13 years, predominantly in older people’s care.

I was keen to join Care UK because of the ongoing training that is available and the support we receive from the wider team.

As a Home Manager, it’s important to be able to bring the team together and empower colleagues, but you also need to be approachable and sensitive to families’ needs.

I’m passionate about making a difference to each resident’s day. Seeing a well-run team delivering the best possible care with a smile and seeing colleagues enjoying their roles makes me so proud of what I do. Managing colleague and resident wellbeing is the most important part of my role.

Outside of work, I enjoy scuba diving and being involved with marine conservation.

1 Year Service Badge
Sherrine Connelly
Sherrine Connelly
Deputy Manager
5 Year Service Badge

Throughout my 13 years at Mowat Court, I have worked my up through several roles. I started as a Healthcare Assistant and then progressed to Team Leader. After completing my nursing training, I was given a Unit Manager post, and with the support from my colleagues, I progressed into my current role as Deputy Manager. I joined Care UK because having the opportunity to progress my career here was an exciting prospect.

As Deputy Manager, it’s important to be calm, patient and caring. I’m proud to have built good relationships over the years with residents, their families and my team. My favourite part of the day is when I find time to sit down with residents, have a cup of tea and reminisce.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing computer games and anything artsy.

Carolyn Young
Carolyn Young
Lifestyle Lead
5 Year Service Badge

I previously worked at Mowat Court as a hairdresser, and when the opportunity came up to join the team as an Activity Coordinator, it was a no brainer. In the time I have been at Mowat Court, the home has gone from strength to strength, and I’m proud to be part of the team that achieved all that we have done. It was also a big boost to my career when I was promoted to Lifestyle Lead.

In this role, you need patience, kindness and understanding. Lifestyle Leads need to be able to make a conversation out of nothing without talking at the person. We need to be well organised but able to change or amend plans if necessary if an activity isn’t progressing as it should. 

Sitting down with the residents with a cuppa for a chat, either as a one to one or in a group after an activity, is my favourite part of the day. I think it normalises life, and I hope that they see me as something more than the person that does the bingo or bakes but also as someone that is a listening ear and a friend. It’s my job to make sure the residents have had a good day.

Outside of work, I love going to see live music, and I spend much of my holidays following a band that I run a fan group for on Facebook. I am also on the committee of the local floral art club, and I like to go to motorbike trials.

Gwen Clark
Gwen Clark
Unit Manager
5 Year Service Badge

I’ve been working at Mowat Court for a number of years and I was led to Care UK as it has a great reputation. Before working here, I previously worked as a staff nurse, play worker and youth worker.

To be successful in this role you need to be able to provide care to each resident according to their individual needs. You also need to be good at listening, have compassion and be able to give support to other colleagues.

My favourite part of my working day is interacting with each resident and assisting them at mealtimes.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my partner and our children and doing activities together.

Ian Allison
Ian Allison
Head Chef
5 Year Service Badge

I joined Care UK in 2005 having previously worked in several hotels and restaurants in the Aberdeen area.

My role requires focus and the ability to be flexible. You also need to be able to work well with a team, provide clear communication and work well under pressure.

I really like the routine here at Mowat Court and I enjoy working with the residents and my colleagues. Since joining the team I’ve discovered how much I enjoy baking. I had done very little of it before working here but baking cakes for the home users has become one of the highlights of the job.

Outside of work I am a keen hill walker and enjoy a game of golf. Mostly I enjoy spending time with the family.

Doug Duffus
Doug Duffus
Resident Ambassador

I’m looking forward to getting into this role and being involved in listening to residents.

I was born in Morayshire, north of Aberdeen. I used to work as a Housing Officer for Grampian Housing Association and I visited homes across Scotland and also across the border. I also worked for offshore oil from Aberdeen and Robert Gordons University in Aberdeen.

One of my biggest career highlights was being part of the opening of Solstice in Aberdeen which is a community-based gardening project providing placement opportunities for people with mental health problems. I also had the pleasure of meeting the Queen.

I came to Mowat Court after I had a bad fall but since moving to the home, I’ve been able to become more active. I like to unwind by getting out in the garden. Recently I’ve helped paint furniture and fencing and I’ve enjoyed sowing meadow flower seeds. I also like listening to music.

The best parts about living at Mowat Court is going on trips out and I enjoyed going to a whisky experience in Edinburgh, seeing the Kelpies in Falkirk and also taking a trip on a barge.

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.