Meet Our Team

We’d like to introduce our friendly Cedar Mews team who are determined to be the difference in senior care.

Helen Cooke

General Manager

What do I do

My whole purpose is to ensure Cedar Mews remains a beautiful home that cares for all our residents, and their family and friends, some of whom are living with frailty, memory loss, loneliness and guilt. I don’t have the words to adequately express the joy that my team and I feel through meeting, caring and positively contributing towards individuals living well, being fulfilled and happy, both here at Cedar Mews and in our local community.

Experience

I trained as a General Nurse in 1981 in Nottingham’s Queens Medical Centre, then moved into social care where I have remained ever since. My experience ranges from working with children, older people with frailty, people with learning difficulties, people living with different types of dementia and supporting people who are at the end of their life. I take pride in leading teams, homes and companies. I’ve done it for 36 years without a break and I’ve loved every minute.

About me

Family means the world to me. I have three grown up sons who have flown my ‘mother hen nest.’ I’m married and live in West Bridgford. My Although I have had many years of professional, hands-on experience, nothing can compare with how I felt when my lovely mum and dad had difficulties in their later years through memory loss and suffering a stroke. My home passion is rescuing ill-treated animals, from dogs and cats to hens and fish.

Kim Turland

Deputy Manager

What I do

Cedar Mews is a beautiful home filled with beautiful people. Helen and I work together with our compassionate team to care for residents and their families. We are all dedicated to making sure our residents live happy, fulfilled and enriched lives. Our team is determined to be the difference in senior care.

Experience

I qualified as a mental health nurse in 1984. I have dedicated my 33-year career to people living with dementia, people with frailty and palliative care for the elderly. I strive to make a difference to individuals, and embrace residents and colleagues alike with my caring, enthusiastic and tireless attitude.

About me

I have three children and I’m very proud of what they have achieved. I love my pets – two dogs and three cats. I have fostered hedgehogs for five years. I have always nurtured and cared for people and I will continue to do what I do best.

 

Ben Dalgetty

Home Admissions Advisor

What I do

I try to help families and potential residents to make an easy, stress free decision about coming into care. My aim is to enable residents to feel settled and a part of our community, and to give families peace of mind that their loved one is being looked after, cared for and pampered! I will be alongside families every step of the way from their initial enquiry to their loved one moving in and beyond. I really enjoy spending time with our residents and their families, and making their time with us enjoyable and meaningful.

Experience

In my former life I was an Estate Agent for 14 years (someone has to be!!). I enjoyed building relationships and helping people achieve their dreams. Although entirely removed from the care industry, it did prepare me for a new career being around people from all walks of life.

About Me

My two girls are my reason for being and family is really important to me. I love nothing more than spending time with my family, whether it be lazing in front of the telly or going on some adventure!

My mother-in-law was diagnosed with early onset dementia at 50 years old and unfortunately she passed away at 58. She lived next door to my family and my wife was, for a time, her primary carer. I am very aware of the devastation this illness can cause to families. I hope that my experience allows me to be more supportive and understanding to families and residents during their time at Cedar Mews.

Oh, I also love cars, golf, football and the odd glass of good Rioja!!

Leah Lee

Administrator

What I do

It’s a privilege to be the Administrator here at Cedar Mews. I provide administrative support to all of our home’s departments, our residents and their families. I joined in January 2017 and it’s been fantastic to see our home grow and to be a part of that experience.

Experience

I’ve worked as an Administrator in a care home setting for almost five years now. Prior to that, I gained many years’ experience in Administration and Customer Services.

About me

I like to spend my spare time with my fantastic family and friends or taking a relaxing break at our caravan.

Ellis Williams

Head Chef

What I do

I am delighted and privileged to be working here at Cedar Mews. My aim is to make every meal time a dining experience. With five dining rooms, a Sunday lunch carvery, afternoon cream teas, a coffee shop and summer barbecues in the garden, we offer a wide variety of dining experiences and I like to serve up all the traditional family favourites with a contemporary twist. My team and I strive for excellence every day. Oh, and did I mention we have a bar? Sherry anyone!

Experience

I’ve done almost everything from running my own bistro to working in restaurants, hotels and cafés. During the past 14 years, however, I’ve worked for golf clubs within Leicestershire. It’s nice to see so many familiar faces coming through the doors.

About Me

Apart from relaxing with a large glass of chilled white wine, I enjoy visiting National Trust properties, gardening and I love walking my two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Henry and Leo.