We are proud to be the largest employer in West Bay with over 55 staff currently providing care and support to all our residents 24 hours a day.
The management team is made up of:
Anna Knight, Registered Manager
Harbour House is managed by Anna Knight, CMgr FMCI. Anna is both a Registered Manager and Chartered Manager and has been working in care for over 20 years. Anna is experienced in leadership and management, commissioning, inspecting and is also a carer for a family member.
Andrea Winfield, Head of Care
Andrea Winfield oversees all aspects of residents care. Andrea has been in care for over 25 years and is an ambassador and advocate for all the residents at Harbour House. Andrea is clear that Harbour House is not only ‘a care home but their home.’
Robert Pettit, Treasurer
As Treasurer Robert is responsible for overseeing the finances of Harbour House. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982 and has worked in small/medium business since then. During this time he has also been involved with designing and implementing a range of IT systems. His mother spent some time in a local care home so has come to appreciate both the care and financial sides of a residential home.
Shane Affleck, Head of Catering
Shane has been in the catering industry since he was 16. Shane entered care catering over a year ago and hasn’t looked back. Shane manages a team of Cooks and Kitchen Assistants ensuring that our varied menus reflect resident’s choices using fresh, local produce.
Stephen Chadderton, Finance Administrator
Stephen has worked in finance and administration since leaving school in 1983. He joined the team at Harbour House in early 2018, having previously worked in accountancy practice and the motor industry. Stephen looks after the day to day finances of Harbour House.
Our care, domestic and catering teams are highly committed, trained and skilled in the areas that they are employed to work in offering a high level of service and support to all the residents, their families and professionals that visit Harbour House.
All our staff actively take part in all our mandatory training which includes:
- Manual Handling
- Mental Capacity
- Fire Safety
- Food Safety
- Medication Administration and Competency
- Infection Control
We currently have 9 staff completing NVQ’s in management, hospitality, care, activities and catering which we celebrate and encourage.
The Harbour House Committee
The Harbour House Committee administers the West Bay Housing Society Limited which is an unregistered (exempt) charity constituted under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965. Our registered Number is 16230R.
The committee meet on a monthly basis to monitor and manage finances, property, future planning etc. Anna Knight (Registered Manager) and Sue Reichter (Company Secretary) are invited to attend.
The committee consists of:
Strawberry Roth (Chair and Member)
Strawberry has been a member and is now the Vice Chair for over 6 years. Strawberry is heavily involved in the Bridport Meeting House and actively participates and supports many of their social, political and ecological issues. Strawberry lives in Axminster and was an Occupational Therapist working for the NHS.
Dr. Sue Beckers (Member)
Sue has been a local GP for 30 years, working with her husband in their practice in Charmouth. She attended Bridport Quaker Meeting with their four children while they were growing up and as an active Member of the Meeting is delighted to be involved with Harbour House as one of its Quaker Trustees. Sue is a qualified practitioner in the Human Givens approach to mental wellness and has a specialist interest in nutrition and a love of singing, all of which she offers in the hope they will contribute to the already outstanding care this home provides.
Trevor Jones, OBE (Member)
First elected to a local authority in 1973 he is a former Leader of Dorset County Council, former Chair of the Dorset Ambulance (NHS) Trust and three times Mayor of Dorchester. Having fought over 40 elections and been a partner with his wife running a small business he has a wealth of experience working with people of all ages. Awarded the OBE some years ago for his public services.
Tim Hanlon (Member)
Before taking early retirement in 2007 and moving to Bridport, an area my wife and I had always loved, I spent the better part of my working life in social housing working for a number of different housing associations in the London area. This included management responsibility for several sheltered housing schemes. Following our move to Bridport, we had responsibility for my elderly parents, still living in London, and when my father was left on his own, no longer able to look after himself, we managed to secure a place for him at Harbour House where he remained, contentedly, until he died in early 2017. We remain forever grateful for the excellent care my father received and I look forward to making a small contribution to Harbour House’s aim of continuing to maintain and improve upon its standards of excellence.
The committee are always seeking new members to join them. We welcome applications from the local Bridport Quaker and lay community.