The management team is made up of:
Andrea Winfield, Registered Home Manager
Andrea joined Harbour House in 2013 and oversees all aspects of the home, from care to staffing. Andrea spent 30 years in the business of care and is an ambassador and advocate for all the residents at Harbour House and is clear that Harbour House is not only ‘a care home, but their home.’
Sarah Bullen, Administrator
Sarah has been working as an Administrator at Harbour House since 2019, she previously worked as a carer for the elderly and has a good understanding of our residents, families and the homes administrative needs. Sarah is also able to administer medication and attends hand-overs to ensure that she is ‘up to speed’ with the current status.
Paul Hayward, Head of Maintenance
Paul has been managing and overseeing all the Harbour House maintenance for a considerable period of time. Paul is multi skilled and is able to ‘turn his hand’ to almost anything. Where this is not possible, he works closely with a specialist, hand picked team of contractors who are well versed in working in a care home environment.
Michaela Keenan, Finance & Office Manager
Michaela started with us in March 2021 and is an experienced Management Accountant with 25 years’ experience in the finance industry and has worked across several industries including Recruitment, Manufacturing, FMCG, Transport and Logistics. The care sector is a new environment for her, but she is looking forward to contributing her skills and working alongside the Harbour House “working family” and residents.
Chris King, Head of Care
“I have been working in Care for 27 years, supporting others fulfils me immensely. I spent many years working in various Nursing homes, Residential homes and with adults with learning difficulties. I am passionate about what I do and as a Head of Care at Harbour House, I feel very lucky to be a part of such a wonderful team”
Lana Read, Head of Care
“I have worked in Care for 12 years after moving to the UK from Russia. I have worked in both Nursing and residential Care homes and am very passionate about my work. I have embraced my new role as a Head of Care and enjoy helping people, I love working alongside a wonderful team of individuals”
Our staff team consists of a group of highly committed, trained and skilled individuals, offering a high level of service and support to all the residents, their families and professionals visiting 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
The Harbour House Board of Trustees
The Harbour House Board of Trustees administers the West Bay Housing Society Limited which is an unregistered (exempt) charity constituted under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Society Act 2014. Our Registered Number is 16230R.
The Board of Trustees meet on a regular basis to monitor and manage finances, property, future planning etc.
The Board of Trustees consists of:
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.
Andrew Penman (Member)
I live in Charmouth with my wife Bryony, in the house in which we raised our five children. I am semi-retired now, after a 40 year career as a teacher and headteacher. The second half of my career has been spent in special schools, supporting children and young people with a wide range of needs and disabilities, including blindness/severe visual impairment, autism and challenging behaviour. As a senior leader in a complex organisation catering for vulnerable people I have experience and skills that can translate into other settings: leading staff, determining policy, strategic thinking, preparing for inspection, etc. In the spare time that partial retirement brings me I enjoy all tasks related to the house and garden, we maintain a holiday home in Wales, I read, walk and spend time with our grandchildren. My wife and I are both Quakers and our children all attended the children’s meeting at Bridport Meeting House.
Jo Rothwell (Member)
Jo initially trained as a nurse, and then qualified as a Barrister in 1993. She continues to work in the legal profession. She was brought up in Jersey, moved to London aged 18, and to Beaminster in 2020. She lives with her partner Alex and her dog Harry. She lives her life by Christian values.
Jo jumped at the chance to become involved with Harbour House because her favourite aunt spent time in a wonderful care home in Jersey.
Trevor Jones (Member)
Trevor lives in Dorchester and has been active in public life in Dorset and Nationally for approaching 50 years and has been awarded an OBE for his work. As well as being responsible for heading up the largest business in the county (Dorset County Council) he has also run a Post office with his wife, so has a wide range of experience at all levels. An attender at his local Quaker meeting, he first volunteered to sit on the board of trustees at Harbour House a few years ago because he thought his background running organisations large and small would be useful. Trevor is also a graduate of the London School of Economics.
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.
Robert Wheelwright (Member)
Robert studied architecture at Liverpool University, qualified as an Architect in 1974, worked in Zambia and Saudi Arabia but remained based on Merseyside until moving to Bridport in 1987. Here he formed an architectural partnership which has been responsible for projects from Widecombe to Ascot to Derbyshire, with several for housing associations. He has held various directorships, most recently having been a trustee of Bridport Arts Centre.
Reverend Brenda Stephenson (Member)
My life revolves around the twin foci of faith and music. I am a retired United Reformed Church minister and also, since retirement, a member of the Quakers meeting in Dorchester. I looked after churches in south-east London, mid Somerset and finally in Dorchester before retiring to Charminster. I have played musical instruments from a young age, especially the piano and the viola. I also sing.
Rachel Celia (Member)
I was born into a Quaker family which has always been a guide for me. I am now retired after working most of my life in the NHS as a midwife and then a counsellor, but also fitting in a few years in various youth work settings. I now live in Dorchester with my dog and am enjoying having more time to develop my art.
The board of trustees is always seeking new members to join them. We welcome applications from the local Bridport Quaker and lay community.