Our team at

Trusted to care in Milltimber - Aberdeen, Scotland


Meet our friendly care team

Managers, carers, nurses, chefs, maintenance people, administrators and housekeepers – it takes a large team of dedicated, hardworking people to keep our Aberdeen care home running smoothly. Explore these pages to learn more about our supportive team.

Maureen Barrett

Home Manager

Maureen Barrett

I qualified as a general nurse in 1982 and then worked in hospitals throughout the UK before moving into residential care.

I became a care home manager in 2000 and worked at several homes in the Aberdeen area, before arriving at Tor-Na-Dee as a brand new home in 2008.

I'm a very positive, driven person and always aim to do the best I can for residents and the home. I love to see that residents are well looked after and that they feel happy and contented. And it's reassuring to know that residents' families are really pleased with the care that we provide.

It's also rewarding to watch team members develop and blossom. I'm proud of how Tor-Na-Dee has progressed since it opened and the high standard of care that our knowledgeable team provides every single day. We do lots of surveys among residents, families and the people that work here, to gather feedback and suggestions, and we have monthly meetings with residents and relatives. I also hold a monthly manager's surgery but my door is always open to anyone who'd like to talk.

In my own time, I squeeze in as much as I can – I enjoy going to the theatre and the cinema, as well as reading and doing crosswords. And I like to keep active too, with Zumba and tai chi classes.

Karen Ewen
Deputy Manager

I joined Tor-Na-Dee in 2018.

I’m a trained nurse and have managed homes in the past. I enjoy working with teams to find new ways to improve the care we provide to residents and their families.

There’s a great team at Tor-Na-Dee, who are passionate about making each day the best it can be for residents. They’ve been very supportive – helping me to find my feet at the home. We’re focused on making Tor-Na-Dee the home of choice for people looking for quality care in Aberdeen.

I spend my free time with my family, particularly my grandchildren, who keep me busy. I’m also a keen sports fan, including football and golf. 

Jancy Shaju
Deputy Manager

I’m an experienced nurse and I joined Care UK in 2012.

Having worked my way up the ranks, I know how important it is to share knowledge and information with the team, and the need to be open and honest. Everyone has great ideas and should be listened to, so that’s what I always aim to do. 

I love working with residents and making them laugh. Every person we care for is special and I’m proud to be helping them to enjoy a great quality of life. Every day is busy and brings different challenges, but we work well as a team at Tor Na Dee, and it’s a happy care home. It’s a great place to work – I enjoy my job and helping the team to deliver great care to residents and their families. 

Fiona Orvis
Lifestyle Coordinator

When I heard that Care UK was a good company to work for, that the team at Tor-Na-Dee were very friendly and dedicated, and the home was run to a very high standard, I knew it was the place for me!

I used to work as a Pharmacist, so this is quite a change for me, but I’m glad to have made the switch. My favourite part of the day is when we are doing an activity and everyone is having a great time. It makes me feel very happy. Seeing residents laughing and smiling makes my day.

My interests outside of work include spending time with my family, walking in the Highlands, going to movies, travelling and seeing my friends.

Heather Palmer
Lifestyle Coordinator

I joined the team at Tor-Na-Dee because my dad lived here for a few years.

I always enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and thought I’d like to give something back to the team for the kindness they showed my father and our family.

My working background is quite varied. I used to be cabin crew for British Airways, then, after having my children, I qualified as a Child Practitioner and worked in schools and nurseries.

I view the residents as my friends, so I enjoy spending time with them. There’s nothing better than seeing the difference we’ve made to their day – it could be chatting to them over breakfast or taking them out on a trip. We do lots of different fun activities, and I enjoy them all. Everything we do is about supporting residents to live life to the full.

Supawadee (Grace) French
Business Administrator

I joined Tor-Na-Dee in 2018.

I’ve had quite a varied background: I’ve worked in administration, customer service, sales and accountancy. I joined Care UK as a care assistant before becoming business administrator.

Every day is different at Tor-Na-Dee. In this role it helps to be a multitasker. It’s also important to be able to keep up in what can be a very busy environment. Being positive, kind and caring is important. 

One of the best parts of my role is being able to chat to, and get to know, residents and relatives. I do a lot of showrounds, which I enjoy, and I relish showcasing our wonderful care home and team to visitors and prospective residents. 

Away from work, I like to keep active: going to the gym, playing tennis or running after work. I also like going out with my family and discovering new places. 

Scott Green

I joined Care UK and Tor-Na-Dee in 2018.

I was in a similar role for another care provider, and I was keen to have a change and a new challenge. It’s been great to make new friends and get to know the residents and their families, and find ways I can help them. Everyone’s very sociable and friendly here – colleagues and residents. There’s a strong family atmosphere, so everyone settles in very quickly.

There’s always plenty to do in my role, including regular checks, painting and decorating and health and safety paperwork. It’s helpful to have a range of practical and communication skills. I find the morning is a good time to get going with tasks: I can get a lot done before the home gets busy.  

I love the outdoors, so whenever I have time to myself I’m out hill walking or mountain biking. I also go skiing whenever I can. 

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.