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.
Kelly Carver, Care Home Administrator
Kelly comes from from a payroll and administrative background. Her role is to support the Heads of Departments and Treasury team with all administrative and financial requirements. Kelly also supports the residents with their individual official needs. Kelly works from 0900 – 1500 hours Monday to Friday.
Steve Ralph, Head of Maintenance
Steve Ralph provides a full maintenance service to the Harbour House community. Steve has worked at Harbour House for over 8 years and is available to all residents for help and support. Steve also maintains the home and its surroundings.
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.
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:
Tom Baldry (Chairman and Member)
Tom has been the Chairman for over 10 years. Tom is a local Quaker who attends the Bridport Meeting House and is highly supportive of the staff and residents at Harbour House. Tom owns Livingtone Textiles in Bridport and Yeovil. Tom and his family live in Bridport.
Strawberry Roth (Vice 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.
Helen Miller (Member)
Helen has been a committee member for over 7 years including 4 years as the Harbour House Treasurer. Helen brings her valuable financial skills and knowledge to our monthly committee meetings.
Jacqui Waterfall (Member)
Jacqui has been a Member of the committee for over 9 years. Jacqui has extremely strong links with Harbour House as her mother was previously employed there and was a very active Quaker within the Bridport Meeting House. Jackie is also a Quaker and both lives and works in Bridport.
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.