Senior Management

The Senior Management Team

Is led by the Registered Manager Paula Craen, Mandy Marsh is the Deputy Manager, Clare Grout is PA to Paula with responsibility for Human Resources and Paul Mayne is the Finance Manager. Collectively they all play a part in ensuring the home runs effectively and efficiently and in accordance with  legal and regulatory requirements. The Health & Safety and Facilities Officer, who reports to the Registered Manager is responsible for ensuring the home is compliant with all health and safety legislation and leads the maintenance team.

Paula Craen RGN RMN BEd (Hons)

Is the Registered Manager of Lindfield Christian Care Home. She has spent her whole working life in nursing and was the youngest nurse in her hospital to be promoted to her first Sisters post. She has worked predominantly in the Health Service, both in general medical and surgical care and the psychiatric service, more latterly in the Social Care Sector. She has worked for charitable organisations for the last eight years in senior management positions and has always spent some of her time throughout her life supporting charities by volunteering. She derives much pleasure from seeing residents thrive and achieve their potential. Family life is very important to her and she also has a love of travel.

Mandy Marsh RGN

Mandy joined the team as Deputy Manager in October 2019 and heads up our team of Registered Nurses and Health Care Assistants. She has responsibility  for all aspects of the physical and emotional care of residents and also deputises for the Registered Manager. Mandy qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1995 and worked at Nuffield Health Hospital in Haywards Heath before joining Heather View Home in Crowborough as the Clinical Manager. Mandy brings a wealth of nursing experience from other Nursing Homes too.

Clare Grout

Clare joined the team in October 2017 as PA to the Registered Manager. Working three days per week she is also responsible for Human Resources and handles a variety of issues involving staff and residents. Clare's career background is in HR, having worked for a range of organisations in generalist HR roles including hospitality, an airline, Chelsea Football Club and at Sussex Police Headquarters where she specialised in employee relations. Outside of work she loves spending time with her family and friends, walking her dog and looking after her chickens.

Paul Mayne

Paul is the Home’s Finance Manager with responsibility for financial matters of the Home which includes managing and collecting Residents fees, paying suppliers and staff payroll, working 3 days a week. Paul joined the Home in February 2013 after many years working for a high street bank in London, the last 5 years dealing mainly with Corporate Charity customers. As a committed Christian, Paul has worshipped at Gateway Baptist Church in Burgess Hill for many years and is fully involved in church life including having been their Treasurer for a number of these. For recreation Paul enjoys reading and watching sport, including being a season ticket holder at Brighton & Hove Albion.


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