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Newgrange - Meet the team


Alison Wood - Registered Manager and founder of Newgrange Care Home


Alison helped set up Old Grange up in 1984 and assisted in the establishment of Newgrange in 2002. Alison is passionate about creating the best possible environment for older people and enabling them to live their lives as normally as possible.

As registered manager she has overall responsibility for the running of the home and manages the care team to make sure they give their best at all times.

Lynda Beckett - Deputy Manager


Lynda has worked at Newgrange and its predecessor for 20 years. Lynda is the key Duty Manager in respect of care and ensures a full and active agenda. She praises and encourages the homely atmosphere and the closeness of staff and residents which creates a really happy relaxed environment. Lynda also looks after staff rotas.

David Henson (Left) and Nick Meyer (Right) are the Directors of Shervey Limited, The Best Care Homes Group. Alex Macfarlane (Centre) is Deputy Operations Director.


After many high profile roles and between them 60 years in service oriented roles Nick and David started in the care sector in 2007 with Three Corners as the first home. They both have a real passion for achieving excellence in everything they do and have invested heavily to create a state of the art care environment in each of the 5 Care Homes.


Alex’s background is in psychology and education. These skills will enable her to enhance the homes so that they are even more nurturing with happy, caring environments. Her aim is to help develop the staff further so that they can focus on client centred care and best meet the interests of every resident.  



Maria Defoe                                                    


Team Leader Care                                                                                                     



Sue Gaywood                                                    


Senior Care Assistant                                                                                                     



Pauline Bliss                                                    


Head Activity Co-ordinator                                                                                                     



Jacqui Grieves                                                    


Head Chef                                                                                                     



Sophie White                                                    


Healthcare Assistant                                                                                                     



Christine Aslam                                                    


Healthcare Assistant                                                                                                     



Eva Martók                                                    


Healthcare Assistant