The Future Care Group


Meet The Team at Steep House Petersfield

Our Belief is that your future matters

Lijo Renji

Home Manager

I have been working with the Future Care Group since 2014. I trained and qualified as a nurse before moving to management. With my background in management & health and social care, I have worked at strategic levels to ensure that high standard of care is delivered across our home. I work closely with residents’ family and friends as well as ensure that care is delivered on an individualised level. I enjoy working at Steep House in particular because the team we have is so dedicated and caring which makes me a proud Manager.

I describe myself as honest, cheerful, caring and I take pride in making the residents at Steep House happy. I enjoy listening to residents’ needs and seeing them smile and laugh is the most rewarding part of my job! I take pride in leading the team. I have a strong conviction that each resident should have the opportunity to live their life as they wish to.

Leejia Prakash

Deputy Manager

I chose to be a team member because of a friendly and caring nature of the home. I have quality and leadership skills; I am highly focused on providing the best possible care for my residents. I pride myself on my professionalism and leading my nursing and health care Assistant team in carrying out every duty to the highest standards.

I am a Qualified Nurse with 8 years of experience in hospital and Nursing home settings. I started my career with LRH as a nurse in 2011 and was promoted as the head of care in 2015.

The best part of my role is keeping my residents happy, safe and comfortable.

My role is important because my residents and their families along with staff know that I am there to help and support them when they need it and I always go that extra mile to make them happy.

In my spare time I like to read, take care of a garden and spend time with my family.

Kerry Dale

Lifestyle Lead
I started working in the care industry 8 years ago, looking after people in their own homes. I found that the part of the job I enjoyed most was the interactions with the elderly. I worked as a carer at Steep House for a couple of years before taking on Lifestyle Lead’s role. Being a Lifestyle Lead allows me to spend time talking and interacting with the residents, providing them with as much variety and entertainment in their daily lives as possible, as well as giving them someone to talk to when they need it.

My family and I live at a local school where my husband teaches. I have two children aged 19 and 22 and two small dogs. I love music (I play piano and guitar), doing jigsaw puzzles and spending time with family and friends.

Paulose Vadakumcherry

Senior Nurse
Since joining Steep House in 2016, I enjoyed making sure our residents are healthy and well cared for. Being a part of a hardworking team has been a great pleasure!

Martyn Ball

Maintenance Manager

I started my career at Steep House in 2004 as a Maintenance Manager. Prior to taking up this role, I was a security manager for many years, where I gathered my knowledge of systems and compliance. I was also serving in the Army for 17 years. My last eight years were spent on Thorney Island where I gained most of my experience in all sorts of maintenance. I am a very caring and hardworking person, who will give 100% on a daily basis to ensure that our residents are in a safe and compliant environment.

Sandra Owens

Lifestyle Assistant

I thoroughly enjoy engaging with residents and encouraging them with a range of activities available at Steep House. Being a team member allows me to utilise my fantastic teams’ strengths and work together to improve residents’ time here.

One of the favourite parts of my role is when a resident has enjoyed an activity or has surprised themselves by engaging in an activity.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Sarinya Lush

Head Chef

Before joining the Steep family in 2009, I worked in an Asian restaurant, where I acquired valuable knowledge and skills that I now bring to my role here.

I find immense joy in working with our residents, ensuring they receive meals tailored to their preferences and supporting them in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. My dedication extends beyond the kitchen, and at home, I’m kept busy by my wonderful husband and three children—a daughter and twin boys.

Food holds a special place in my heart, and I’m passionate about it both personally and professionally. In my free time, I indulge in my love for baking and creating delicious Asian dishes. Interestingly, I also learned to cook English dishes from my talented mother-in-law.

I’m excited to be a part of the Steep team and contribute to the well-being of our residents through my love for food and culinary expertise. Let’s create memorable dining experiences together!

Susan Norman

Head of Housekeeping

I have been working at Steep House for 10 years. I stated as a Housekeeper and I got promoted to Head of Housekeeping in 2019.

The best part of my role is making sure the home is kept clean.

My role is important because I oversee the smooth running of the housekeeping and laundry departments. I also make sure our residents live in a clean, comfortable and safe environment.

We have had many compliments on how nice the home looks and how good it smells. I take great pride in my job as it is very important the residents feel that their home is kept clean and safe.

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