Sunrise of Beaconsfield
Meet our team
One of the reasons why every Sunrise home is much more than just a care home is the team of people working there. Every hour of every day, Sunrise team members are working to make sure that our residents enjoy life as fully as possible.
Here are just a few of the people you’ll find at your local Sunrise care home.
Tomek Szkutnik - Deputy Manager
I joined Sunrise of Beaconsfield in 2017 but have been directly involved in care work since 2003. My path through the care industry has led me on the journey that has enabled me to work in award winning homes. I love bringing people together, sharing light-hearted 'banter' and ensuring every team I work with, are highly motivated in order to provide the best possible care. Working in care can be demanding yet very rewarding at the same time. Supporting and developing the right people, makes it all the more enjoyable. I am thrilled and excited to be part of the team at Sunrise and I look forward to long lasting career.
Karen McLean, Assisted Living Co-ordinator
I have been working for Sunrise since 2011, when I started a carer on the night shift and have progressed through different job roles in the community. Sunrise have given me the support and training to achieve this. Our residents have such great characters and no two days are the same. I am backed by a fantastic team who deliver great all round care for all our residents incorporating mind, body and soul.
Lisa Pitchford, Reminiscence Co-ordinator
Having worked at Sunrise previously for 9 nine years, I decided to return in December 2017 as Activities Co-ordinator. My role was to make sure all of the residents' activity needs were met and to ensure, more importantly, that they had fun. I have since progressed to Reminiscence Co-ordinator ensuring that the residents are provided with the care, support and compassion they deserve. It is a highly rewarding role and each and every one of my residents are my family. I have a great team who support myself and each other and all ensure that our residents are treated individually through using person centred care.
Megan Godin, Activities and Volunteers Co-ordinator
I love working in the care industry. I'm a creative person who enjoys a wide variety of different things. I love to learn new skills and hearing our residents stories. I am very passionate about activities and how they have such an impact on the quality of life for each and every individual. I strongly believe activities should be at the heart of care. I love organising big events and involving the whole community in the fun.
Wendy Healy, Director of Community Relations
I joined the Family Team at Sunrise of Beaconsfield in July 2018. As the initial contact for families interested in residential care, I am lucky enough to meet the most interesting and wonderful people every day, whilst showing them around our beautiful Beaconsfield community. For some it's a new experience and can understandably be quite daunting, however the warm and friendly welcome that awaits from every member of our team, soon puts people at their ease. Every tour of our community is unique; tailored to what is important to you and your family. Introducing people to what life at Sunrise could be like and helping them to settle in once they have made that decision is truly rewarding. Being part of such a great team and surrounded by so many amazing residents who have so much to give is what makes it fun!
Paula Hopkinson, Hotel Services Manager
I started working for Sunrise in 2009 as the Dining Services Co-ordinator. As each resident’s nutritional needs are unique, we work together to provide exactly what every individual requires and tailor as much as we can, to what they specifically want. We focus on fresh ingredients, variety and choice as our main priorities. I became Hotel Services Manager in June 2019, then taking leadership of the kitchen, dining, housekeeping, maintenance and concierge. I am extremely proud of how my teams individually take pride in everything they do for the residents, from making sure they have the outfit pressed for an important family gathering to putting a picture hook up for them. We ensure even the little things that mean so much to each resident are catered for.
Vanessa Holt - Business Operations Co-ordinator
I joined Sunrise Senior Living in September 2019. Having spent most of my professional career in Administration and Operations, Sunrise has given me an opportunity to utilise my skills and experience by working within the Beaconsfield Community. I am highly motivated and like to provide a high level of service. My work within the community is to support Residents, Families and Care Teams to ensure the Principles of our Service is delivered at all times.
Joan - Resident Ambassador
I was born in Shepherd's Bush, London, in 1932 and spent my childhood in the city. Leaving school at 14 I started work in a draper's shop, keeping me busy until the birth of my son when I was 30. I was so lucky to enjoy a long and happy marriage, sadly my husband passed away several years ago. Moving into Sunrise of Beaconsfield has been wonderful for me; always someone to chat to, the garden to relax in or a quiet corner to sit and read a magazine. I am really proud to be a Resident Ambassador, part of the team! I love being involved in the day to day life of Sunrise and enjoy meeting new people - always happy to help if I can.
Pat - Resident Ambassador
Born in Peckham back in 1937, I grew up with my 2 brothers and sister, sports mad, especially netball and hockey. As a teenager I started to paint, a hobby I still enjoy today. Living in Harrow with my own family (including 2 Boxer dogs) I worked for Selfridges followed by a career in the property market. Since moving into Sunrise of Beaconsfield I have loved every minute of it! The company is great, getting to know everyone's stories and the activities, particularly the art and exercise classes. The team are very helpful and always there to offer a helping hand. I look forward to enjoying the rest of my life here at Sunrise, with my family close by. I am so excited about being a Resident Ambassador, helping other people to settle and become part of the Sunrise family.