The Future Care Group

Albany Lodge

Meet The Team at Albany Lodge Croydon

Our Belief is that your future matters

Sarah Tucker

Home Manager

Welcome to Albany Lodge Nursing Home. I’m Sarah Tucker, the Home Manager. With 16 years of experience as a Registered Nurse, I’ve worked in hospitals, communities, and social care. Caring has always been my passion, and I find immense joy in making a positive difference in people’s lives. Having served as a Care Home Manager and Regional Support Manager has empowered me to provide individualised person-centered care for my residents, fostering strong relationships with staff, relatives, and stakeholders, and serving as inspiration for others.

Feel free to visit and explore the home at any time. Your well-being is our priority, and we look forward to creating a warm and supportive environment for you at Albany Lodge Nursing Home.

Josh Newcombe

Deputy Manager

Hi, I’m Josh!

I’ve been a qualified nurse for 6 years. I’ve spent time in previous care home roles, including Deputy Manager/Clinical Lead. Alongside this, I have worked in NHS hospitals in Accident & Emergency.

I’ve got a real passion for elderly care/dementia. I have been in and around care homes since I was really young, with my Mum being a home manager.

My Grandad had Lewy Body Dementia & Parkinson’s and required support in a nursing home, so I am very aware of the stress that a resident’s family can have.

I aim for all our residents to be cared for in the way I would have liked my Grandad to be cared for. I use this as my daily motivation to ensure we deliver high-quality, person-centred care for all our residents here at Albany Lodge.

Lea Bridgen


My name is Lea, and I work as a receptionist here, at Albany Lodge Nursing Home. We have a great team here and I enjoy working alongside such kind and lovely people each day. 

I have had a long career within the care sector for over 20 years. I started my career in 2003 as a health care assistant and then became a carer. I then went on to be an activities coordinator. I have worked and studied hard to work my way up the ranks, such as senior healthcare assistant, and then become a team leader. After many years in different roles within the care sector, I became a receptionist/administrator, which I really enjoy. 

Nadia Ali Sabir


My name is Nadia, and I am pleased to introduce myself as a dedicated professional with eight years of experience serving as a receptionist at Albany. In addition to my professional role, I am also a multitasking mother.

My commitment to the care and hospitality of our residents, their families, and friends is driven by a genuine passion. I find great joy in attending to and expressing care and concern within our community. Should you require any further information, please feel free to reach out to me at the reception desk at Albany Lodge.

Bear Brady

Lifestyle Lead

Hi my name is Bear, I am the lifestyle lead at Albany Lodge Nursing Home. I have had quite a long career in Social Care in fact 32 years in total, which started when I was just 17 years old. 

I started my career in care homes, and I realised that care was more of a vocation than occupation. I have gone on to work with several other client groups which include Mental Health, LD & PD, ABI. I have worked for the RNIB too. I started my career in 1991 as a care assistant, and over the years I have studied and worked hard to work my way up through the ranks until I succeeded and became an assistant home manager for ABI services. Social Care has always been my passion.

I joined Future Care in November last year as the main Receptionist. I was made aware of an opportunity to become the Lifestyle Lead here at Albany Lodge and having missed direct support level I thought I would go for this role and well… here I am the Lifestyle Lead, which really is the best job in the world and a real privilege to be here making a difference to peoples lives.

Maria Pearson

Head of Housekeeping
I have worked in Albany Lodge Nursing Home for many years and the reason why I love it here is down to the camaraderie of my colleagues and residents alike. The home is warm and friendly, creating an amazing atmosphere for all that live and work here. My focus is on maintaining the hygiene of the home, keeping all areas clean and ensuring the well-being of residents and staff.

Adam Huxley

 Head Chef

I take great pleasure in creating and presenting amazing dishes for our residents. The satisfaction I receive whenever I hear a resident say they enjoyed the food is indescribable. I believe that the way in which food is presented plays an essential part of the residents’ health & well-being. With much confidence, I can say I love my job!

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