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Nicola Ambler senior manager

Nicola has been the manager of Ashton Grange Nursing Home in Horsham for more than three years and has been with the company for more than 15 years. She is a qualified registered mental nurse and has over 20 year’s experience. Her speciality is nursing residents who have been diagnosed with dementia, and she regularly updates herself on courses to keep her knowledge up to date.  Nicky is an expert in Horsham for dementia care.

She runs a team of deputy managers and senior carers and carers to a high standard ensuring they keep themselves up to date with training and regularly supervises all the staff. She ensures the care home is run by the CQC regulations, and has achieved full compliances in her CQC inspections. She monitors all the residents in her care and regularly completes rounds to ensure the residents are cared for to a high standard.

Nicky is very much a hands on manager and assists with personal care, assisting with feeding etc she feels that the best way to get to know the residents and whilst ensuring she can closely supervise her staff team. In addition to working during the week Nicky works sometimes at night and even the weekend to ensure she can monitor the staff are providing the highest level of care 24 hours per day.

Tina Sheppard Deputy Manager

Tina is a registered nurse, she has been working at Ashton Grange nursing home in Horsham for more than two years and has become a valued member of the management team. She ensures the team of carers she works with is running effectively and ensure the residents in her care are cared for to a high standard. She is the keyworker for 14 residents and up dates her care plans on a regular basis. Tinas expertise is care planning as well as specialising in general nursing. Tina is trained to catheterise, venepuncture and wound care.

Catalin Dariciuc Deputy Care Manager

Catalin has been working at the Ashton Grange nursing home in Horsham for 4 years and has NVQ. Catalin is in charge of the supervision of the care staff; he ensures that the homes policies are adhered to and that the staff is all working as a team, giving residents choice throughout the day. In addition Catalin is in charge of the homes Health & Safety, Infection Control and Fire and Safety.

Nursing Staff

The home has nursing care 24 hours per day. Thus there is a nurse on shift at all times of the day, the night and weekends. Ashok Bhuttoo has worked at Ashton Grange for 7 years and is the senior nurse working nights and weekends mostly. Sunie Kurian has worked at the home for 5 years and works alongside Tina and Nicky on the general nursing side. Sheela Moni is nurse who  has recently joined the home but has previously worked in a BUPA environment. All our nurses are trained to a high standard to complete nursing duties for catheterisation, venepuncture, wound care,

Constantin Dariciuc Team Leader worked at Ashton Grange for 4 years
Like his brother Catalin has NVQ training and works on the floor supervising staff. He has been working at Ashton Grange Dementia Care Home in Horsham for more than four years. He is in charge of the smooth running of the shifts and guiding and assisting the care staff in their day to day duties.

He works with all the management to ensure the senior carers and the carers are completing there roles to a high standard and all the care is completed for all the residents. He is constantly working closely with all the carers on the floor and supervise all the carers so they are completing there job to a high standard.

Senior carers

There is a large team of senior carers that are on shift every day. They ensure the junior carers are working with the residents to complete the care to a high standard, they supervise the carers and ensure that all the paper work is completed that is necessary for CQC standards. These work around the home and also liaise with the relatives.


All carers work with senior carers they are there to care for the residents and ensure they are looked after to a high standard


We have two activity ladies and these do a variety of activities either group activities or one to one, We have Val Bolton who likes to work with the residents in the lounge playing bingo, skittles, sound bingo, ball games, arm chair exercises, sing along.

Then we have Kay Worthington, who works with the residents in the rooms on a one to one basis, either reading books to them, playing cards, scrabble. During special occasions they do art work with the residents completing easter eggs, Christmas cards, making daffodils and many more and we display these in the home. As all our residents have dementia they do a lot of reminiscence to help the residents with their recall of memories.


Rita Mcintyre is the main cook at Ashton Grange, she prepares fresh food every day, and caters for a variety of diets, and she keeps herself updated of the variety of diets that residents come into the home with. She changes the menus on a regular basis and ensure the residents are asked what they like to eat. She is responsible for keeping the kitchen to a high standard and deals with environmental health when they come to inspect. The home regularly consults the residents and their families on choice of menus and food items. Eduarda is the Sunday cook as she is well known for her delicious roasts.