Meet the Team

Rebecca Blackburn | Registered Home Manager

Rebecca Blackburn | Registered Home Manager

Hi my name is Rebecca, I joined Craven Nursing Home in January 2022 following the previous long term manager retiring.

I am a qualified nurse and have successfully run nursing homes for a number of years, having achieved an “Outstanding” rating with the Care Quality Commission.

I am so proud to have joined Craven Nursing Home. The staff, residents and relatives have been so welcoming. Craven is a lovely home and plays an important role in the local community. I am proud to be part of such a warm, welcoming, and caring team

My passion is providing outstanding care and support to all our residents, their loved ones and the staff team. I look forward to helping Craven go from strength to strength and continue to deliver high standards of king dignified and compassionate care and providing excellent support for our hardworking staff team.

Stephanie Bowers | Deputy Manager

Stephanie Bowers | Deputy Manager

Hi, my name is Steph. I am the Deputy Manager at Craven Nursing Home. I have worked here for over 18 years, starting as a Care Assistant, and once I completed my nurse training, to being a Nurse on both days and nights, and latterly Clinical Lead on Nights. I worked at Harrogate District Hospital for a short time between 2009-2010, where I worked on an Acute Elderly ward before returning to my love of Nursing Home care.

My passion is Palliative/End of Life Care, delivering Person-Centred Care, in a very respectful and dignified way to our residents and support to our relatives.

I am undertaking my Level 5 in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care.

We have very experienced and very caring members of staff at Craven and I am proud to be part of our fantastic team.

Eve Kelk | Chef

Eve Kelk | Chef

I’ve been at Springbank for the last 3 years, before previously working as a Pastry Chef. My specialities are cake decorating and pastry making, and I love making sweet treats for our residents!

Vanessa Waterhouse | Chef

Vanessa Waterhouse | Chef

I’ve been working as a Chef at Springbank for the last 2 years, starting as a Kitchen Assistant and working my way up to being a Chef. Prior to coming here, I worked in the kitchen at Airedale General Hospital – my passion is to provide nutritious and tasty home cooked meals for our residents.

Emily Brown | Senior Care Assistant

Emily Brown | Senior Care Assistant

I’ve been working at Springbank for the last 4 years as a Senior Care Assistant. I’m currently undertaking qualifications towards the Gold Standards Framework, which helps us to provide a gold standard quality of care for residents nearing the end of their life.

Katie McGimpsey | Senior Care Assistant

Katie McGimpsey | Senior Care Assistant

I started as a Senior Care Assistant at Springbank a year ago, having previously had experience in a similar role, including complex care. My specialities are around behaviours that may challenge and making sure we offer the best care we can to support our residnets with a dementia diagnosis.