Meet our team...


Our staff team go above and beyond to ensure residents receive the best possible care, so that they are as comfortable as possible and able to enjoy their time at Little Haven.

Our Home Manager, Alison Vasey, is supported by an excellent care team led by two Clinical Lead Nurses, Elaine Croal and Denise Smyth who manage the nursing team.  In addition our two Associate Practitioners, Katie Biddlecombe and Emma Young, manage our team of Health Care Assistants.  Together they ensure that all residents needs are met day and night.

Our staff receive excellent ongoing training and support including all mandatory training such as moving and positioning, fire safety, safeguarding, infection control, the mental capacity act and emergency first aid. Training is delivered both in house and through external training providers. We also provide a number of additional training sessions to meet staff need as required. All health care assistants are either working towards or have already gained their Level 2 in Health and Social Care.

Alison Vasey

Alison Vasey

Home Manager

Since qualifying as an Occupational Therapist in 1998, Alison has worked across the Health and Social Care sector, with over 8 years in Leadership and Management positions in the community, inpatient and residential services.

Alison is passionate about delivering person-centered services that focus on ensuring each residents’ quality of life as well as their comfort and safety. Research shows that engagement in personally satisfying, purposeful and meaningful activities improves people’s health and well-being, and Alison is keen to value residents’ life experiences and harness their hidden talents, by involving them, their families and friends, in all aspects of their stay at Little Haven.

Liz Gardiner

Liz Gardiner

Receptionist

Liz is the first point of contact with Little Haven for most visitors. She deals with all enquiries, whether they are related to the home itself, one of our residents or if your call needs to be diverted to the right department.

Liz covers the reception Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (half day).

Pauline Bain

Pauline Bain

Receptionist

Pauline is the first point of contact with Little Haven for most visitors. She deals with all enquiries, whether they are related to the home itself, one of our residents or if your call needs to be diverted to the right department.

Pauline covers the reception Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays.

Lucy King

Lucy King

Activities Co-ordinator

Lucy has worked at Little Haven for a number of years, starting off as a Health Care Assistant and progressing on to the Activities Co-ordinator role.

Lucy is responsible for arranging and facilitating all activities internally and externally.  She aims to ensure that all our residents have a varied, stimulating and fun schedule of activities to enjoy as they wish.

Sue Lostitch

Sue Lostitch

Head Housekeeper

Sue has worked at Little Haven for many years, starting as a Kitchen Assistant before moving into the Domestic Team and now she is the Head Housekeeper.

Sue is responsible for the Domestic Team and ensuring that the home is kept spotlessly clean for our residents and their families.

Housekeeping Team

Housekeeping Team

Our housekeeping team are responsible for cleaning of both resident rooms and communal areas at Little Haven. They also manage the laundry to ensure that residents bedding and clothing is kept clean and fresh.

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