Our Team

Natasha Baker

Natasha Baker
Registered Manager

Natasha has worked at Nazareth Lodge for 12 years and has risen through the ranks from Care Assistant to Registered Manager. Natasha is committed to continue to provide excellent customer service within the home understanding the need to respond to any issues promptly. She makes sure she knows the residents and their families as well as she can and is always going the extra mile to make sure everyone is happy with the service we provide here. She is actively involved in ensuring the home retains its Outstanding CQC rating. Natasha has recently completed her Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Hannah

Hannah
Deputy Manager

Hannah is our Deputy Manager, here at Nazareth Lodge. Hannah is a constant support to Natasha and runs the home in the absence of Natasha. Hannah has a great insight of the home and residents, along with her 4 years service and as a Safeguarding Lead, she will continue to help and run the home to the highest standard. Natasha and Hannah work alongside each other on a daily basis always being present in the home, they are continually striving to make improvements to retain our Outstanding rating. They also work the shifts to identify areas for improvements to ensure that the highest standard of care is provided. Hannah also continues to work on the residents care plans and ensure that staff have the person centred needs of each of our residents to allow them to provide the best possible service to our residents. Hannah is due to undertake her Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management. 

Ali

Ali
Lead Senior

Ali has been at Nazareth Lodge for over 6 years and has worked her way up from a carer to be our Lead Senior. Her role involves helping ensure the smooth running of the floors on a daily basis and offering support to carers and the management team when needed. Ali, along with Amy, is responsible for new staff inductions and staff reviews. Her professional attitude and friendly demeanour make her the perfect choice for Lead Senior. She is currently studying her Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Justin

Justin
Senior

Justin is one of our senior carers. Justin started at Nazareth Lodge in 2019 and he has proven himself to be a valuable member of the team, bringing with him a wealth of management skills and experience in care. His attention to detail and tidiness make sure that everyone is kept on the ball, and his charming smile and witty sense of humour make him a favourite with residents, families and staff alike. Justin has now taken on the responsibility of the medications in the home, including the ordering and auditing processes, Justin is a very conscientious and precise member of staff therefore this responsibility is one that is very much suited to Justin. 

Andy

Andy
Senior Carer

Andy has recently been promoted to a Senior Carer. Andy has shown real passion for his role within the home. Andy has taken on his new position very well, he is very diligent and conscientious and has a keen interest of gaining more experience. Andy is new to the Healthcare industry however is a quick learner and has been in situations that he has needed to step up to and take charge. Staff and residents are fond of Andy's kind nature and professionalism. Andy is currently undertaking his Diploma and is a Qualified Hairdresser. He has used these skills to ensure the residents hair is kept in good condition whilst we are in the lockdown period. 

Kerry

Kerry
Chef

Kerry has worked at Nazareth Lodge for over 5 years as a Care Assistant. Kerry has now taken on the full time Chef role within the home, providing nutritional and delicious meals to our residents. Kerry has a vast knowledge of our residents and their needs and this in turn enables her to provide the meals in a person-centred way to our residents. Kerry has experience of working in a kitchen environment and is excelling in her new role here ensuring the efficient and smooth running of the kitchen on a daily basis. 

Beverley

Beverley
Activities Co-ordinator

Beverley, known to all as Bev is our Activities Co-ordinator at Nazareth Lodge. 

Bev has worked for Nazareth Lodge for many years. Bev was part of the Night Care Team for some years. Bev then moved onto day shifts to get to know our residents on a more personal level. 

Bev is highly regarded by all staff and residents due to her approachable and kind-hearted nature. Bev has now stepped up as Activities Co-ordinator and has taken to this role really well. Bev puts her all into ensuring that the residents activity preferences are met and will try a variety of different activities. Bev, along with the help of Charlie, one of our carers organised our first 'staff performance' for the residents and this went down really well. 

Bev has also been successful in encouraging residents to join in with activities that have not necessary preferred to join in for a long time, but have seen the jolly atmosphere that Bev creates and residents have all commented on the laughs and fun they have had. Bev is ensuring that residents are constantly stimulated during the lockdown period and is always an ear to listen to if anyone needs it. 

We wish Bev a successful career as our Activities Co-ordinator. 

Lucky

Lucky
Nazareth Lodge Puppy

Lucky's job is simple - to make our residents and staff smile every day.  This is a role that he performs expertly!

At Nazareth Lodge, we believe that having animals around the home on a daily basis actually helps our residents feel more at home.  Having pets can help reduce blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular health. It can also release endorphins that produce a calming effect that can help reduce stress and pain and improve cognitive performance.

Testimonials

Nazareth Lodge encourages a wide range of activities and outings - although my mother seemed to spend most of her time getting her hair done and having massages!

TC, Relative

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D particularly enjoyed the daily activities and was always very complimentary about the variety and quality of the meals.

RP and SP, Relatives

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Good staff, well managed.
Not too big and as a result, the staff can work well with the residents.

MW, Son

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My mother has lived at Nazareth Lodge for a year now and throughout that period she has received excellent care. The staff are kind and considerate the atmosphere is cosy and homely with plenty of social engagement and activities on offer and a beautiful garden to enjoy.

JD, Daughter

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Nazareth Lodge prides itself on the emphasis placed in keeping and training its own staff and this shows in the quality of service and attitude of the staff towards residents and visitors.

TC, Relative

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Thank you so much for a very pleasant Cheese and Wine evening yesterday. We regularly see some of the residents, but it was nice to meet other relatives and friends. We are sure our Aunt appreciated us coming, and of course, joining in with the cheese and wine tasting!

PL, Nephew

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Care Chef 2014 award - the judges chose Suzie because she demonstrated a clear passion for flavours in every course of her meal. They felt her dishes were an honest reflection of the expertise currently enjoyed by the care sector

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I would like to pay tribute to all your colleagues who devoted time and kindness in meeting Dad's needs and making him feel at home and always comfortable.

Mr K, Relative

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My mother is extremely happy here, she has been resident for 9 months. She has very mild dementia and receives excellent care. The food is first class and she enjoys whatever activity is provided. The staff are always inclusive and welcoming at any time of day.

DP, Daughter

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Although mum had little interest in food, it is right that even she recognised the excellent quality and diversity of food provided

Mrs T, Daughter

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Thank you for inviting me to your Vintage Tea Party. It was a delightful occasion and delicious tea! It is yet one more evidence of what a nurturing, caring home you provide for the fortunate people who live at Nazareth Lodge.

KM

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The last few weeks have been, to say the least, a bit of a roller coaster for my mother in law. For this period to end in the haven of Nazareth Lodge has seen our prayers answered and we could not be more grateful. Thank You.

Mr S, Relative

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Deciding where my mother should live after our father died was one of the most difficult decisions we had to make. As a family we looked at many homes and were very impressed when we got to Nazareth Lodge with is friendly and professional staff from senior managers to the carers. The carers at Nazareth Lodge are very special individuals, picked for their kindness and empathy.
The residents at Nazareth Lodge are all treated as individuals and can do as much or as little as they wish.

HS, Daughter

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When I walk into Nazareth Lodge and see the residents potting up hyacinths, up to their elbows in compost, it is indeed a joy to behold

Volunteer Visitor

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We have had a lovely time at Nazareth Lodge Lunch Club on Friday 31st January. The meal was cooked lovely and we had seconds of the Scampi. The sponge pudding was very light and soaked in custard went down a treat. Thank you and we will be back next month. 

Mrs H B and Mrs M M - Visitors

Contact Us

Nazareth Lodge
Penny Street
Sturminster Newton
Dorset, DT10 1DE

01258 472511

care@nazareth-lodge.co.uk

manager@nazareth-lodge.co.uk