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Ridley Manor

Trusted to care in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire


Meet our friendly care team

It is the people who make our home a truly happy and caring one. At Ridley Manor, our experienced team of dedicated professionals all undergo Care UK's in-depth training programme. The whole team works to make sure that residents' needs are at the heart of everything they do and that personalised care is provided.

Estelle Adriaans

General Manager

Estelle Adriaans

My early career started out in education, but my path stumbled into care and I found my true vocation, working my way up to become a care home manager at another home before joining Ridley Manor.

I have completed a post-graduate diploma in dementia, and currently I am completing my Master’s degree in dementia care too.

To be successful and good as a General Manager, I believe that you should be empathetic, caring, supportive and have the passion to be able to look after all the changing needs of the residents entrusted into your care. By the same token you need to be able to support, encourage and motivate your team to be able to achieve their career goals and be the best version of themselves.

My biggest career highlight has been meeting the great Nelson Mandela and being able to spend a few moments in his company.

Hayley Devereaux
Home Admissions Advisor

I was the first person to start when it was still being built, and since that point we have welcomed many residents from all different walks of life into our home which then becomes their home.

The home is beautiful and has a wonderful atmosphere - as soon as you walk through the door you can just feel it and I love working here. The best part of my day is walking round in the morning and seeing all the residents. I continuously look forward to welcoming new residents and getting to know them, as well as meeting their families. I feel tremendously privileged to be working here, providing the best possible care.

Alex Vasile
Activities Lead Coordinator

I am Alex, and I am delighted to be part of the team.

I have graduated in Event Management at Coventry University. A year and a half after, I have decided to put in practice both my studies and my creativity to bring smiles to the residents' faces. Between my dance moves and crafting, I work on entertaining my new friends, bringing joy and amusement into their day to day routine. My role is to keep alive the memory and joy of their past professions, interest, and hobbies, by supporting each individual and their needs through tailored activities.

Lynette Lovell-Shippey
Clinical Nurse Manager

I am a registered nurse with over 20 years' experience providing care in the community, hospital setting, and with older people and individuals living with dementia.

I am committed to providing the best quality of care possible and to help the team to achieve their potential. I love working with people and their well being is very important to me.

Gabby Vasile
Clinical Nurse Manager

I have over 31 years' experience as a registered nurse, and I am a very dedicated, kind, compassionate and reliable person.

I have worked in an infectious diseases department as a Clinical Lead Nurse for 25 years, were I led an amazing team, working together to help eradicate and treat infectious diseases. For the last six years I have developed my career in the nursing home area. The home has definitely given me the opportunity to work in a stimulating environment that brings out the best in people. I believe that my experience while working here has definitely benefited the residents as well as myself. I like working with people, taking care of the wonderful residents because I love and I believe in them.

Priya Bagga
Home Administrator

I'm Priya and I am the Home Administrator.

I am responsible for supporting the team, residents, and their families with any HR and finance related queries. I am also responsible for looking after the reception area, ensuring everyone has a warm attentive welcome and managing all the calls that come into the home. Prior to joining, I worked for Surrey County Council for three years in a home that specialises in dementia, and I was also a dementia champion there.

Carol Chapman
Senior Care Assistant

My passion is for care.

Working here is extremely rewarding - I love the residents and every day I see them, my passion for my job grows just like a flower. I love gardening especially since I built my own greenhouse. I love being outdoors and enjoy going cycling.

Taylor-Drew Thomson
Senior Care Assistant

Being a carer isn't something that is just a job to me - being a carer is walking into the home every day and looking after residents who are very much my family.

I have met and looked after the most interesting and amazing residents that have shown me a whole new perspective on life. Working here has given me the opportunity to discover my passion and enhance my skills in ways that I would never have before. Every day is a different but good day, and I always look forward to working with my team and being taught valuable skills. The home has an important role in my life and I've been very grateful for all the opportunities they have given me while I've been here and continue on my path as a carer.

Resident Ambassador

I’m Dawn and I am a resident here and have been here for 2 ½ years.

Originally I came from Sussex and then moved to Marlow in 1964 for my husband’s job. My husband sadly passed away in 2017. The house and my large garden were too much too cope with on my own, so I spoke with the family and decided to move here as it is close to Marlow and has meant I could keep in contact with my friends. I have enjoyed my time living here, I have been very happy and had the opportunity to meet lots of other people. There are lots of things to do, we have entertainers coming in, a great library, and a wonderful garden. I could recommend my home to anyone.

Resident Ambassador

I am 87 years old, I was born in the Peak District, I studied and became a chartered engineer and did this for most of my life, I became the company director of Taylor Woodrow and was there for many years, retiring at the age of 60 years, I kept busy in my own home, I was a very keen gardener and was able to carry out all our own home maintenance, I became a member of the Downley Commons Preservation Society, I moved here just over a year ago with my wife Ellen who I have been married to for 67 years.

I am the resident ambassador my role is to be an ear for the residents and to chat to them and resolve any problems, although I must say there are very few. I support residents on knowing what's available to them and if there are any issues I talk to the management who will resolve very quickly to ensure our home is enjoyable and comfortable for everyone.

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.