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 has been in care for over 30 years 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.’
Shane Affleck, Assistant Manager
Shane spent the first 13 years of his career working as a chef, he worked his way up to Head Chef and has worked in pubs, restaurants, hotels and golf clubs. Shane stepped away from the hospitality trade back in 2015 and joined Harbour House, he ran the kitchen & domestic team at Harbour House until June 2021 when he stepped into the Assistant Manager’s role, he has never looked back!
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, she is looking forward to contributing her skills and working alongside the Harbour House “working family” and residents.
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:
Linda Child (Chair and Member)
After University, I trained as an American and International Tax Specialist in Brussels, living in Antwerp for 6 years and am trilingual. I relocated to London whilst working for Price Waterhouse (now PwC). In more recent years I worked as a lecturer in Law & Taxation and also as an Adviser for Citizens Advice. My husband & I retired to Bridport in 2018. I moved my elderly father down to Harbour House where he received excellent care until his death in August 2019. I wanted to be able to ‘give something back’ to Harbour House and assist in some way towards maintaining their excellent reputation.
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.
Jacqui Waterfall (Member)
“I come from a local Quaker family and have lived in West Dorset for the majority of my life. I have a long and personal history with Harbour House. My mother was warden here in the 70s, and many of my relations have been fortunate enough to be residents. I have been on the board of trustees for around 15 years am committed to supporting good healthcare and welfare among the residents.”
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.
The board of trustees are always seeking new members to join them. We welcome applications from the local Bridport Quaker and lay community.