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Eastgate care: About our staff

  • Our staff are our greatest asset, we invest time, money and effort in recruiting the right people. But it doesn’t stop there: we encourage and support new and existing staff to develop their skills and knowledge, which benefits everyone;
  • The staff obtain skills and qualifications which help them progress in their careers.
  • Our residents benefit from improved care and support from well trained staff.
  • We are better able to deliver excellent care and retain staff, by working together to progress their careers.
  • Staff Vacancies – we are always interested to hear from suitable candidates whether or not a vacancy is currently being advertised.  A care home needs numerous skills, not just nursing.  For example catering and cleaning staff are vital to our success and the well-being of our residents too.  And then there are admin and property management & maintenance roles. 
  • Management Team – Over 30 year’s experience as care providers and in business locally.
  • Training – We pride ourselves on developing our staff. This enables us to provide a career not just a job.

Our Staff – simply the best!  It’s not just about doing the job well but doing it with warmth, sympathy, good humour and kindness too.

Alexandra House manager

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Terrence Vella

Registered Manager

Terrence boasts over a decade of hands-on experience in healthcare, starting his journey as a child-care worker becoming a qualified nurse before taking management positions as a Deputy Manager. 

His academic pursuits led him to achieve a first-class honours degree in Health and Social Care Practice, serving him well in his career in elderly care and the NHS.

His blend of practical know-how and academic excellence will build on the home’s reputation for prioritising both the physical and emotional wellbeing of its residents, ensuring they are met with unwavering respect, dignity, and compassion.

Coordinator helps find Homes

Rashpal Johal

If you need assistance, Coordinator Rashpal can help; advise about assessment, room availability and liaise with the care home manager.

Melbourne House Manager

Alicja Szefler

Alicja, a Registered Care Home Manager, has 12 years of Intensive Care experience which she is putting to good use here at Melbourne House. Alicja is melding her team together with her excellent ‘hands on’ approach, enthusiasm and relationship skills, to develop the great reputation of Melbourne House. She loves being a nurse and despite the amount of administration that comes with the management role, she maintains her daily contact with residents and staff, to ensure she makes Melbourne house a Home, where all staff take responsibility, improve service levels to offer high quality care for the residents.

Park House Manager

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Stephanie Judge

Registered Manager

Stephanie has worked in the care sector for twelve years before moving to Eastgate Care eight years ago as a Senior Carer at Canal Vue Care Home, she then moved to Melbourne House as Head of Residential Care before becoming the company’s training manager.

Now ready for her new challenge as Manager, Stephanie is looking forward to leading Park House Care Home ensuring its high standards to care are maintained and developed, and the people that call Park House their home are fully supported to live their best lives. 


Canal Vue manager

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Francesca Elverstone

Acting Manager

Francesca Elverstone has been a vital asset to our company for over six years. Starting her journey at the head office, she efficiently served as a peripatetic administrator. In this role, she covered for sickness and annual leaves, assisting with supplementary tasks and was instrumental in training new administrators.
In July 2020, Francesca was promoted to the role of Deputy Manager at Canal Vue. During the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, she expanded her skill set by completing medication training. This not only showcased her versatility but also her commitment to the company and the people we serve.
Reaffirming her importance and dedication to our team Francesca has taken on the role of acting manager with the same level of dedication.