Our team at
Pear Tree Court

Trusted to care in Waterlooville, Hampshire


Meet our friendly care team

Our colleagues are passionate about giving you the best in tailored care and support. We’re all very different but we all share the same dedication to you. Find out more about our management team, chef, lifestyle colleagues, clinicians and maintenance crew. We’re looking forward to meeting you soon.

Niki Richards

Home Manager

Niki Richards

I wanted to experience working for a larger organisation so I joined Care UK in 2020.

I have an awesome team who share my passion for making every day a great place to live and work.

My role requires a lot of multitasking, listening and supporting all sorts of people and bringing everyone together to create something wonderful. You need a very broad set of knowledge about care and business and the patience of a saint. I am RGN qualified since 1985 and a BA Hons in Public Health with over 36 years of experience.

My favourite part of the day is my final walk around to check how everything is before I go home. I love being able to say thank you to the team for everything they have done throughout the day and see residents settled and happy. 

Kate Slade
Customer Relations Manager

I have over 20 years’ experience working in the care industry and even co-owned a care home support agency in Godalming for seven years.

I also worked for Age UK and my previous role was managing care packages for an independent care advisor.

I decided to join Care UK because they are a great company to work for and provide consistent training and support. My role involves having a passion for care, showing empathy for everyone, and being a good multitasker.

My favourite part of the day is getting to know all the different families and showing people around the home as it’s such an amazing place. I love talking to the residents and seeing them enjoy the daily activities and interacting with each other.

Stuart Passey
Head Chef

Before working at Care UK I was a head chef and head pastry chef working at large luxury hotels and gastro pubs.

I joined the organisation in 2017 because I wanted to use my passion for food and service to help Care UK change perceptions about food in care homes. I want to make a difference to residents’ lives in how they enjoy – and get the most benefit from – food.

I enjoy lunchtimes and serving the residents their lunch. I like to learn more about their lives and experiences. I’m enjoying seeing this new home grow and develop as we welcome new residents, and I’m looking forward to pushing what we do in terms of food even further to grow our reputation in the wider area.

Deborah Taylor
Business Administrator

I used to work in domiciliary care, and I joined the Pear Tree Court team in early 2018 as Receptionist.

It was great to be promoted to the Business Administrator role – it’s an extremely busy job and one that makes the most of my organisational skills and care background. It’s always important to have patience and empathy in this role, and consider what families and their older loved one may be going through.

I enjoy working as part of the bigger Pear Tree Court team, supporting residents and their families and helping everything to run smoothly.

In my spare time I enjoy walking and playing golf, as well as eating out and catching the latest movies.

Roy Webber

I’m an engineer with nearly 30 years’ experience in the medical and care sectors.

One of my previous roles involved designing, project managing and commissioning digital operating theatres in the private healthcare sector.

I joined the Pear Tree Court team in early 2018. This role appealed to me for the variety of tasks involved day-to-day, and for the opportunity to achieve great job satisfaction.

In this role, it’s useful to have a well-rounded knowledge of facilities management, construction and of the equipment that’s typically used in care homes. There’s a great team here at Pear Tree Court, and I feel that my contribution does bring value to them, to Care UK and, above all, to the residents. It’s great seeing residents’ smiles of appreciation when I’ve taken care of something that matters to them.

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.