Staff

Our Management

The team have long-standing experience in healthcare, especially in providing elderly care, as well as management.

Claire Atkinson

Home Manager

I care passionately about providing a homely environment where our residents flourish within an atmosphere of calm , kindness and affection. Our relatives feel part of the Swimbridge House family and our staff are valued , supported and encouraged to grow and develop and to be ” Proud to care” at Swimbridge House!

Martine Butler

Clinical Lead

Martine is a qualified nurse with over 30 years’ experience of working within the Health and Social care sectors. Prior to joining Swimbridge House Nursing Home in August 2021, she worked as a senior regulatory inspector, quality and compliance manager, and care home manager within the independent sector and with Devon County Council, and most recently as Nurse Educator and Safeguarding Lead. Martine’s skills and experiences have equipped her with a strong commitment to continuous quality improvement, a process that she aims will become synonymous with the reputation of Swimbridge House.

Senior Carers & Long Serving Staff

The home’s staff will always play a very important role in individuals’ welfare and here are some of our long-serving staff.

Heidi Bowen

Assistant Practitioner

I have worked here at Swimbridge house for 4 years. A lot of our lovely residents and staff have been here since I started and the bond between us all is very strong. We strive to provide a ‘home from home’ environment and we as a team treat each resident as the wonderful individuals that they are. Not an hour goes past when you can’t hear laughter and singing throughout the home. The management and owners are all involved in the day to day running of the home and know each resident and staff member personally.

Nichola Hussell

Personal Assistant

I’ve worked at Swimbridge House for just over three years now and it’s a friendly, happy place to be – for residents, their families and staff. Everyone pulls together as a team to make sure that the residents and their families get the help and support they need and deserve. Everyone has their role to play to make the home the place it is – warm, welcoming and caring.

Anita Nelson

Senior Health Care Assistant

I joined Swimbridge house over 10 years ago and have worked in the care sector throughout most of my working life in hospital and community settings. Swimbridge house is a home from home environment offering all levels of individual support to all of its residents and families it is a great place to work. We are committed to providing the best support we can. Every day you will hear laughter and see a sea of smiles; we also offer free hugs for everyone. All our staff are committed to providing the best care and experience for our residents and their families and I am proud to say I am a member of that team.

Reka Lukacs

Nurse

Swimbridge is a warm and friendly care home, where the staff aim to provide a “real home” for all of residents, personal comfort, safety and high standard of care. The staff are always smiling and helpful. About half of the staff have been working together for more than four years now. We support and motivates each other and also we learn from the experiences from others, forming a strong team.

Tracy Williams

Manager's assistant

I joined Swimbridge house in 2017 and have worked in the care sector for the past 19 years predominantly for Devon county council- progressing from working as a carer, working as a team leader and then to assistant manager at Swimbridge house. I have a NVQ 2 and 3 in health and social care. I am committed to my role at Swimbridge and I am proud to be part of such a dedicated team