Meet The Team

Our Belief is that your future matters

Yetty Adepegba

Home Manager

I welcome you specially. It is my pleasure to be able to lead our wonderful team At Albany Lodge. 

I have been in the care industry for almost 3 decades, starting as a care assistant. 

I am passionate about care, making a difference to the lives of the people we are privileged to look after and sustaining that change.

I believe in caring together, inspiring and creating meaningful moments in the lives of all that we will touch on this journey. 

I believe strongly that there is still much to learn and enjoy looking after our residents and doing so in a conducive environment with a lot of fun, smiles and laughter. 

I have worked in compliance, change management in various capacities in the care industry and leading a team to outstanding status.

We pride ourselves in taking ownership and caring with integrity.

On behalf of myself and our committed and caring team, we look forward to meeting you.   

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. Although I have only been with the team for four weeks, I have enjoyed working alongside such kind and lovely people each day. Meeting all our lovely residents is such a joy.

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. 

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!

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.