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. 

Caroline

Caroline
Senior Carer

Caroline started at Nazareth Lodge as a Care Assistant. Caroline has proved herself in her role and has shown real dedication to the residents and their health and care needs. Caroline will always go the extra mile to ensure that our residents have the 'little things' that mean so much to them. Caroline has now been promoted to a Senior Carer to work alongside the Senior Team. Caroline will be continuing to provide the high standards of care and also brings along her experience of being in a Senior position in a previous job. Caroline will be working with the management and senior team to ensure that the care provided continues to be 'Outstanding' and liaise with families, loved ones and other health professionals to ensure our residents needs are met. 

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

Thank you to all the staff for an excellent evening last night. The food was delicious and there was a lovely atmosphere. I have to remind myself sometimes that its a care home! I think Ma is beginning to feel that it's home for her. We're very pleased. 

Mrs CJ, Resident's daughter

Testimonials

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

Testimonials

Nazareth Lodge is a Care Home in the true sense of the word. Not just for my parents but for me too. You all show such love and affection and concern.

DM, daughter

Testimonials

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

Testimonials

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

Testimonials

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

Testimonials

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

Testimonials

There is a lot of laughter there

JW, Volunteer Visitor

Testimonials

I am convinced that your incredible care and attention to detail made his last few days as comfortable as humanly possible and it was very humbling for me to witness.

CB, Son

Testimonials

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

Testimonials

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

JW, Volunteer Visitor

Testimonials

Our friend has been a resident at Nazareth Lodge for over 2 years. We visit her regularly. During that time, we have been totally satisfied with the level of care she has received. The staff are very attentive and the food is good. Her room is modern and cleaned regularly. She is very contented and feels at home. I would have no hesitation in recommending Nazareth Lodge to others, as we have done in the past.

PW, Friend of Resident

Testimonials

Thank you for the lovely meal I had during my first visit to Nazareth Friday Lunch Club this week. I enjoyed the meal and pudding, glass of wine and lovely friendly atmosphere at the home. It was much appreciated and i will be returning next month. Thanks for inviting me. 

Mrs J G - visitor

Testimonials

As a family we all know that everything after my father's death was handled brilliantly even down to a 'guard of honour' as his body left Nazareth Lodge.

JB, Son

Testimonials

To know that mum spent her last few days/weeks surrounded by your care and kindness, as well as professionalism, gives me a huge sense of relief and peace. Thank you for everything.

LM, daughter

Contact Us

Nazareth Lodge
Penny Street
Sturminster Newton
Dorset, DT10 1DE

01258 472511

care@nazareth-lodge.co.uk

manager@nazareth-lodge.co.uk