Being a family run home we like to make sure the family feeling continues throughout the home. Day to day running is left to our Manager and owner Joanna Marshall, Jo’s mum Diny Marshall can also be seen around the home most days, tending to the fresh flowers and making sure the coffee is up to standard, Jo’s brother Rob, who is based in London, is the Financial Director, who makes regular visits to the home throughout the year.
Jo and Tom’s children Emily and Lilly can be seen most days in and around the home, bringing energy and vitality to Castle House. We also welcome residents own pets, we currently have 2 cats in residency enjoying all the creature comforts that we provide.
Within the staff we have husband and wives teams, and even sons and daughters, all working together to make it feel like a home from home.
Jo Marshall RGN, Manager and Proprietor
Jo Marshall, who has over 20 year experience in older persons care, her areas of expertise and passion are Palliate care, Ethics and Law as well as being a champion for person centred care. She has recently won National Care Home Manager of the year – 2017. Jo’s first dealings with castle house were in 1989 as a health care assistant and since then it has always been a dream of Jo’s to own her own care home. Since then Jo has worked at Castle House as a qualified nurse and took an opportunity to take over castle house in 2011. Jo since lives on site with her family and is always visible in the home as a very hands on member of staff. When Jo isn’t working she can often be seen walking around in wellington boots, as one of her passions is working with Horses.
Tom Hudson Head of Grounds and Maintenance
Tom runs our gardening and maintenance team, making sure that Castle House and its ground are kept in beautiful condition throughout the year. In his spare time Tom enjoys fishing and can often be spotted in the gardens wearing shorts, even in the middle of winter.
Linda Pike Deputy Manager and RGN
Linda has been at Castle House since 2001 and qualified in 1975, she strives for excellence within the home and the highest practice in old peoples care, she is always the residence advocate. Linda oversees all of the student nurses within the home and is able to share her vast knowledge of experience within the care sector. Linda likes to read and enjoys walking the dog in her spare time.
MJ Laconsay Clinical Lead and RGN
MJ has been at Castle House since 2005, she qualified as a RGN in the Philippines in 1991. Before joining us, she ran an all female medical ward for 8 years as Head Nurse in Saudi Arabia. Her areas of expertise apart from general nursing is, Mental Capacity and D.O.L.S.Each of our RGN’s has a passion that has bought them into older persons care, as well as maintaining excellent nursing standards.
Heidi Tilley Office Manager
Heidi has been at Castle House since 2012, she has recently passed her AAT qualification. Before joining us, she worked for a Footwear Wholesaler and was also a travelling bookkeeper. Her areas of expertise are all financial matters, I.T, and day to day running of the office.
Alex Maranan Deputy Manager
Alex has been working at Castle House for over 10 years, working his way up from H.C.A to Deputy Manager. Alex take’s great pride in making sure that his team of carers, deliver the very highest standards of care, making sure that every resident is treated with the upmost dignity, respect and compassion. Alex co ordinates all staff training, amongst many other things. Alex won Outstanding Care Worker – South West in 2017. Alex has a great passion for photography, many of his shots have been used on our web site.
Jo Oram Families and Residents Liaison Officer.
Jo has been working at Castle House since 2012, she started as a H.C.A gaining promotion’s and qualifications to the level of NVQ Level 5 – Leadership in Health and Social Care. She prides herself in delivering competent and professional care, whilst being compassionate and approachable when talking to both residents and families. As our Families and Resident Liaison Officer, her role is the important link between residents, families, potential clients and other professional bodies. In 2019 Jo won a Silver Award – Health Care Assistant at the Somerset Outstanding Care Awards. When she is not in the nursing home or looking after our Web Site and social media page, she can be found walking her working cocker “Sage” or playing taxi to her teenage daughter, Lauren.