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. Recently promoted to this important role. Hannah has been a constant support to Natasha during the past few months. Hannah has a great insight of the home and residents, along with her 3 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. 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 currently undertaking her Level 4 Diploma. 

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.

Amy

Amy
Senior

Amy has also been at Nazareth Lodge for over 5 years and has worked her way up from carer to Senior. Her hard work, reliability and overall commitment to the home and its residents is demonstrated in her willingness to step up and help the management team whenever needed. Her diligence and focus have resulted in her overseeing medications, a role she excels in. She has completed her Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care and supports Ali in her role on a daily basis.

Justin

Justin
Senior

Although Justin is relatively new to Nazareth Lodge, 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.

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

Mum was very happy here and the staff all helped to make her last few months the best they possibly could be. I really appreciate all the care and support for both Mum and myself and i cannot thank them enough. 

Mrs B, Relative of Resident

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We felt that the judgement of Nazareth Lodge staff regarding our mother's health was trusted and appointments were readily arranged when required resulting in some of the best medical attention she ever received outside a hospital

Mr S D, Son

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Our sincere thanks to both you and every single member of your staff for the exceptional level of care and kindness which was always shown to my mother.

Mrs T, Daughter

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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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I have spoken with my brother and sister and it goes almost without saying that we are extremely grateful to all the staff at Nazareth Lodge for the way in which they looked after our mother. We are not surprised by the award of an outstanding classification and no doubt a lot was due to the standard of care provided by the staff. 

Mr W, Relative

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As a retired District Nurse of some years experience I was encouraged to discover such a well run home as Nazareth Lodge when we moved to the area some years ago.

Beryl Shaw, friend and retired District Nurse

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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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My mum went into Nazareth Lodge initially for respite last September and is now a permanent resident. I knew the moment I walked in that I had found the perfect place for her as all the staff were so welcoming. I cannot fault the care my mum has had since moving in and I know she now sees it as her home. I would highly recommend this care home.

CP, Daughter

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I have been visiting my cousin for a few months now and am very happy to see the level of care has been extremely high all that time. There have been many improvements to the home in the last few months which only make it a better place to live and visit.

PS, Cousin

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Social occasions at Nazareth Lodge were a treat and showed us just how everyone worked together cheerfully to provide the happiest possible environment.

Mr S D, Son

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Everyone has a friendly, caring approach and there is nothing that is too much trouble

MB, Respite Guest

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My father is being very well cared for and we have absolutely no cause for any complaint. The staff are wonderfully caring, patient and understanding. They always have time for each individual resident and for relatives, always ensuring that we, as visitors, are well looked after and are made to feel welcome. Would have no problem in recommending the home to others. Thank you, Nazareth Lodge, you deserve your CQC Outstanding recognition.

RP, Relative

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She enjoyed many of the activities organised in the home and I smile at the memory of her being asked to hold back to allow others to answer some questions for the crossword etc!

Mrs T, Daughter

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My husband is already a resident and I have spent two weeks in respite care. I have been wonderfully cared for and feel I have recovered very quickly. I cannot fault the staff, who are so caring and gentle and always cheerful. The food is lovely, well cooked and presented. There are plenty of activities organised and outings arranged for mobile residents. This is an excellent care home and its awards are well deserved.

JP, Respite Guest and Relative of Resident

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The staff care about the residents, showing them respect, kindness and an understanding of their individual needs

JW, Volunteer Visitor

Contact Us

Nazareth Lodge
Penny Street
Sturminster Newton
Dorset, DT10 1DE

01258 472511

care@nazareth-lodge.co.uk

manager@nazareth-lodge.co.uk