Meet our Manager
Our story & values
Hello, I am Debbie Spokes, the Registered Manager here at Country Lodge since 2004. I have been a nurse for 35+ years, working in the NHS, before moving to the private sector.
Delivering exemplary care and creating a ‘home from home’ environment has always remained my highest priority.
I am proud of our wonderful team, built over many years and have never stopped enjoying making a difference to peoples’ lives.
I do hope you will come and see what we have to offer here. You will receive a warm welcome!
Our vision is to create a “home-from-home” environment – welcoming, warm, friendly and engaging. We have recruited a highly trained, Head Chef who creates delicious, Resident influenced, Seasonable menus, cooked from scratch, using locally sourced fresh ingredients, as well as producing special dishes for High days and Holidays! Home made cake and tea are served everyday at 3pm to all Residents – it’s a wonderful part of the day!
Home made cake and tea are served everyday
– it’s a wonderful part of the day!
Meet the proprietors, Will and Deborah
We have always wanted to make people feel ‘at home’, comfortable and safe so entering care in 2019 seemed a natural move for us. Debs’ parents had run wonderful care homes in the past showing that it is possible to make a care home a lovely place to be. Will was an NHS doctor before leaving to advise healthcare companies in the USA for 10 years.
We believe the creation of peaceful, resident-centred havens of care like Country Lodge has huge value to residents and their families.
Often a complicated chapter in residents lives, it is still a chapter to be lived as fully as possible. Struck by the homely feel at Country Lodge on our first visit, together with the attention paid to the food and the weekly activities, we knew it would be a place we would love to work in and recommend to family and friends.
Debs is at Country Lodge several times a week overseeing the leadership team. Will is involved in the oversight, but continues to work advising the NHS and other healthcare organisations.