Meet The Team

Our Belief is that your future matters

Zoe Smith

Home Manager

Hello, My name is Zoe and I am proud to have recently joined
the Future Care Group as Home Manager at Stowford House Care Home. I was
attracted by the company’s values “Inspiring and enabling people to live a
meaningful life and making a difference”.

I am an RN, I also have a DipHE in Dementia studies. I have
worked with older people with Dementia for over 20 years and have managed
nursing and residential care homes since 2003. My aim has always been to work
with my team to provide the best care possible to our residents and ensure they
receive person-centred care.

Away from work I love to spend time with my 3 Daughters and
3 Grandchildren; I also love going to the theatre and have a passion for all
things Disney.

Kellie Shiers

Administration Manager

My name is Kellie Shiers and I am the Administration Manager of Stowford House Care Home. I have worked at the Home for 3 years, starting my journey with the admin team.

I found Stowford House while looking for 24-hour care for my Grandparents who I was caring for at home. As soon as I met the team, I knew I not only wanted my Grandparents to live here, I wanted to join the team and be part of making a difference to people’s futures.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my little boy doing various activities like baking and crafts. I also enjoy playing/listening to music, singing and reading.

Tina Jones


My name is Tina Jones and I am the Receptionist at Stowford House Care Home.

Stowford House is a great place to work; it has a warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

It is wonderful to be part of a team that helps each other.

I really enjoy meeting the residents and their families as well as getting to know them. I feel it is a valuable part of my job.

When I’m not working, I like to do jigsaw puzzles, reading and spending time with my family including my Budgie called Bobby.

Paula Kent

Senior Nurse
Since joining Stowford House when it opened in 2011, I have enjoyed every day! Days are always different, and I enjoy making sure our residents are healthy and cared for.
When I’m not at work I enjoy gardening and spending time with my family.

Laura O’Mahoney

Senior Care Assistant
I’m Laura and I’m a Senior Health Care Assistant, where my role is to take care of residents on a day to day basis.
I love my job – I enjoy caring for people! I’ve been at Stowford house since it first opened and have loved every minute of it!

When I’m not at work, I have 2 young children to keep busy mostly at soft play areas or swimming pools!

Andy Kessler

Maintenance Manager

I’ve worked at Stowford House for 3 years. I am responsible for health & safety, fire checks and all other general repairs. I enjoy the variety of my job and the different challenges it presents

Mel Bartlett

Head of Housekeeping

I have worked at Stowford House for 7 years. I took on the role as Head Housekeeper after starting off working as a Kitchen Assistant. Stowford is a friendly place to work and we are one big family. I enjoy my job very much, no day is the same. In my free time I look after my grandson and also like to knit and sew.

Matthew Ritchie

Head Chef

Since joining the team at Stowford House in 2018, I have gained experience working in a variety of pubs and restaurants. My job is very rewarding as I get to see the residents smile when they eat the meals prepared by me! No two days are the same as Stowford. I love daily interactions with the residents and colleagues.
In my free time I enjoy making new memories with my family.