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Oxbow Manor

Trusted to care in Shrewsbury, Shropshire


Meet our friendly care team

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

Lindsey Quegan

Home Manager

Lindsey Quegan

I chose to join Care UK as we both share a passion for delivering quality care that is individualized, fulfilling, and founded upon teamwork.

This aligns our visions and motivation for continued improvement and making a difference to the forefront of residential care services.

Before joining Care UK, I ran a care home for a smaller care provider and I’m proud to have reshaped the culture in the home by recruiting many new team members which helped turn the underperforming service into one rated ‘good’ by the CQC.  I am a registered Nurse and I spent nearly a decade working in Melbourne, Australia.

My favourite part of my working day is engaging with both staff and residents, observing fun activities that are meaningful to residents and observing dignity in care. I also enjoy making new relationships with key stakeholders and sharing ideas to promote best care and learning in practice.

Here at Oxbow Manor, I’m looking forward to creating an open culture, where everyone’s involved in decision-making and can feel they can come and talk to me. I want to be out on the floor as often as possible, getting to know residents and supporting the team. I also can’t wait to introduce residents to Coconut, my excitable chihuahua.

Michelle Maidan
Deputy Manager

I joined Oxbow Manor in 2022 when the opening opened, having heard excellent recommendations from care staff that had worked for other Care UK care homes.

Their values are important to me and are ones I share; fulfilling lives, quality, personalised care and supporting a team whilst recognising their hard work!

I have 30 years’ experience in the NHS working as a Registered Nurse and Independent Prescriber, as well as experience as a Clinical Lead in another local care home. To ensure I carry out my role to the highest standard, I ensure everything I do is done with care and compassion, and with an approachable attitude. I find good communication with the team is paramount for success.

In my free time I enjoy crocheting, macrame, reading and spending time with my Cockapoo Bayley!

Debra Blatchford
Customer Relations Manager

I’ve worked in a sales environment for 30 years and have spent some time working in the retirement sector.

When I saw this role advertised, I researched Care UK and was impressed by the organization's strong and clear values and culture of support. Care UK puts residents and their families first, and that echoed my own values.

I love working with prospective residents and their families and seeing a person’s apprehension quickly turn to happiness and contentment because they know they’ve made a great decision. I always put myself in the position of ‘what would I want for my loved one’ when I’m liaising with families. It’s vital that they can trust us to care.

Oxbow Manor is a brand new home, so we have a wonderful opportunity to create a superb care home from scratch. We’ve set the standard from the outset, and I, for one, can’t wait to make Oxbow Manor the ‘go to’ care home for families in Shrewsbury.

Away from work, I enjoy gardening, country walks with my dogs and planning holidays and adventures with my family.

Toby Leech
Head Chef

I have 25 years of experience working as a Chef in different sectors and along those years, I thoroughly enjoyed cooking sumptuous meals and managing busy kitchens!

I have completed a course in Craft Catering, and I hold a Higher National Diploma in Business Administration.

I had the privilege of running my own restaurant for 10 years but when I saw the job advertisement for a Head Chef at Oxbow Manor I grabbed the chance to have a better work/life balance and went for the role. In this role, it is imperative that I am highly organised in my daily tasks and for me to be approachable by my staff, at all times. Teamwork and communication are key in producing high quality meals for all the residents in Oxbow Manor.

To keep fit, I regularly go to the gym and as a way to unwind I enjoy going out for long walks.

Julie Bond
Team Leader

I joined Oxbow Manor in 2022 when the home began opening its door, after I had heard about the fantastic reputation Care UK upholds.

Previously, I was Assistant Manager of a nursing and residential care unit and was seconded to a sister care home as Deputy Residential Manager.

I think it’s key to have good communication skills and compassion in my role, always leading by example. I love the feeling of fulfilment at the end of a shift; feeling as though you’ve really accomplished something and made a difference to residents – you can see it in their smiling faces!

I love spending time with my family and grandchildren in my free time. 

David Hill
Team Leader

I joined Oxbow Manor in 2022 after hearing of Care UK’s great reputation, and I was looking forward to being part of a brand-new team as the home was just opening.

I think it’s important in my role to be a good listener, be patient with people and always take a positive and encouraging approach. It’s important to say thank you to the team at the end of a shift for their hard work, to let them know they’re appreciated! 

In my free time, I love listening to music as well as writing and playing my own music! I enjoy video games, reading and spending time with my family – going out for a meal or taking long walks with them. 

Sarah Clark
Business Administrator

I started at Oxbow Manor in 2022, having had 30 years of experience in the finance sector.

Care UK has great values for both staff and residents, so the role was attractive to me! I think it’s key to have good problem-solving skills, teamwork and good communication in this role. My favourite part of the day is arriving at work, meeting the team and planning the day to come – I find it sets the attitude for the day. I’m driven to make Oxbow Manor the best care home in Shrewsbury!

In my spare time I enjoy rest shooting and walking my two dogs. 

Sarudzai Howells
Team Leader

I joined Oxbow Manor in 2022 as I’d heard Care UK was a great company to work for – I also felt well equipped for the role after undertaking a BA Hons degree in special needs and inclusion studies and Level 3 in Social Care Medication Training.

I think it’s important to have good leadership qualities, good communication skills, empathy and enthusiasm in a Team Leader role, as well as being an overall hard worker! Although the role can be tiring, I enjoy the feeling of having delivered quality care to people and I feel proud to do it. My career highlight so far would be graduating university, as well as being proud to work for Care UK!

In my spare time, I love socialising with a glass of red wine at my local pub, listening to Jazz music or watching live country bands!

Claire Anslow
Team Leader

I joined Oxbow Manor in 2022 after wanting to progress my carer as well as wanting a new challenge.

As well as my extensive academic experience, I feel I’m well equipped for the role as I am passionate, able to communicate well, can listen and empower others and like to be involved in building a trustworthy team.

Seeing a resident smiling and relaxed means I know I’m doing the right thing to meet their needs, which provides me with a feeling of fulfilment. In fact, in 2020 I won a Care Practitioner award for the region through previous employment. 

In my spare time, I’m a big Disney fan and like to collect items, and to unwind I like to spend time with my kids who always put a smile on my face!

Gemma Payne

I started at Oxbow Manor in 2022 as I felt Care UK shared my common values – I wanted to find a place that would support and nurture my interest in dementia.

I also know I would feel valued and able to progress in my role.

Previously, along with my academic achievements, I’ve worked in nursing care, providing 24/7 support for residents, ensuring I provided tailored, person-centred care. To be a nurse, it’s important to show empathy, courage, patience and trustworthiness. These qualities help to build good relationships with the people you work with and the residents you care for to enable you to deliver quality care.

In my spare time, I love to travel; I have been to 20 different countries but I’d like to explore more. I love Vietnam as the food and scenery are amazing. I also enjoy music festivals, so try and go to these as much as I can!

Laura Holland

I joined Oxbow Manor in 2022 as I had heard great things about Care UK and I was aware that a new home was opening and wanted to be involved with a home from its very beginning.

I also felt Care UK provided great career development opportunities which aligned with my personal goals.

Before this role, I worked as a Sister in the Emergency Department, so I feel well equipped for this role. As well as my academic achievements, I felt that Care UK’s core values also aligned with my own; Caring, Passionate and Teamwork.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and love a relaxing swim at the end of a busy day!

Hayley Stephens
Head Housekeeper

I joined Oxbow Manor in 2022, as I had heard when reading reviews that Care UK was a very good company to work for.

To be good in me role, you need to be responsible, trustworthy and definitely reliable. It’s also important to have an eye for detail and key health and safety knowledge, gained in the Welfare Diploma I undertook, my experience working in hotels and the experience gained working in a hospital.

My favourite part of the day is when all my jobs have been ticked off and completed, and I can go around and have a catch up with residents!

I have two dogs who are very active, so I like taking them out for long walks whilst listening to music. I also love a trip to the pub with my partner – I like my gin!

David Austin

I joined Oxbow Manor care home at the very beginning in October 2022, excited to be part of a new team and a brand new care home.

To be good in my role, I think it’s important that you get on well with your whole team, as well as residents and their families.

My favourite part of the role is getting out in the garden on warmer days and making it the best it can be for our residents and visitors, as well as making the residents happy in their new home. 

In my spare time, I enjoy meeting new people, seeing my family and watching Newcastle United play!

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.