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General Manager 

Alex Alexandru

I am delighted to have joined the outstanding team at Ascot Grange committed  to bringing my passion for care and over 8 years of experience in nursing, dementia and residential care. I have been with Signature for nearly three years now, starting as a Dementia Care Manager before moving on to a Residential Care Manager position in one of Signature homes, to now being the General Manager at Ascot Grange. My role is to support the team in delivering exceptional person-centred care to our residents, and it is my belief that all people living within a care settings can lead a happy and fulfilled life in the right environment.

I am qualified with an HND Diploma Level 5 in Health & Social Care Management and my background is working as a Border Police Officer ensuring frontline low enforcement and help to keep people safe.

Client Liaison Manager

Diane Gregory 

I joined in March 2020 just as the whole world was changing so it was a baptism of fire,  I am, however, working with a great team of people who are working towards ensuring our residents are cared for and their lives enhanced.  I have worked in the Care Sector for 12 months, my previous role was in sales for the Sign and Display market for many years, having been on the journey with my Mum who had Dementia the opportunity to help support others in the same situation also to those who are looking for a care home that will match their loved ones needs is both rewarding and fulfilling.   I am also a Dementia Champion with Dementia Friends and part of the local Dementia Action Alliance, being part of the community is important to me and my colleagues at Ascot Grange in supporting the local area.

Client Liaison Manager

Louise Palmer

I have been in sales most of my career, recently I have been working with those who were requiring more care also in the property market for those wishing to downsize which comes with a personal involvement. Having had to research a care home for my mother-in-law, I realized that the role of Client Liaison was one that I wanted to pursue. I am looking to forward to working at Ascot Grange to help support those looking for care or a life style change, it will be rewarding to get to know the residents in such lovely surroundings and with the dedicated staff.

Nursing Manager

Jorge Garcia

I worked as a Registered Nurse from another Signature home for almost a year and now moved to Ascot Grange as a Nursing Manager. I am inspired to continue and expand my nursing skill set, clinical knowledge and now into a Management role in my nursing career. I am committed to ensure that all residents continue to receive the best care with the effective delivery of person centred holistic care in a happy and safe environment. I am a Registered Nutritionist Dietitian in the Philippines, obtained my degree in Adult Nursing at University of West London. I have been working in the health care industry for almost 17 years in the UK and as a registered nurse in orthopedic, accident and emergency and a nursing home.

Hospitality Manager

Greg Novelli

I have only recently begun my journey with Signature at Ascot Grange last month and feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to work in such a wonderful place with caring residents and staff alike. I have previously worked in the Hospitality industry for the past 15 years catering for guests in all environments from Theme Parks to fine dining at events like the Rugby World Cup Rugby 2015, Royal Ascot and Royal Windsor Racecourse. Making the move into the Care Sector, I can endeavour to bring my knowledge from my past experiences and pair it with the vision and values that Signature at Ascot Grange and the people I have met here embody. I am looking forward to meeting you all when our current climate allows. My door will always be open if you want a chat.

Dementia Care Manager

Teresa Templeton 

I have been working in the care industry for about 30 years, I started working as a carer doing nights in a nursing home to support my growing family. Once my family had grown I changed my career path to residential care, it was here that I worked my way up to become the Home Manager before joining the team at Ascot Grange as their Dementia Care Manager.
Working in the care sector is a privilege and so rewarding. The residents have such a rich history and they are always willing to share their stories with staff.

Care Manager

Jayne Mannion

I feel very privileged to have joined the great team at Ascot Grange. I bring with me a wealth of knowledge and nursing experience, gained in both hospitals and various care home environments in the UK  and  Middle East. Having been a nurse for over 30 years I am also educated to Post Graduate Level and hold the Registered Managers Award.

I am passionate about delivering the highest standards of care to our residents and committed to improvement and innovation.

I have one grown up son Jack and in my leisure time I like to travel, visit the theatre and tend a large garden. I enjoy visiting places of historical interest, go swimming, walking and support many animal charities.

People Services Manager

Jo Barnard

I have been working at Signature Ascot Grange as a People Services Manager since January 2017 and have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I am responsible for the recruitment for the Home, ensuring the staff we hire are able to work to a high standard and meet our expectations as well as our Residents and their families whilst living Signature’s values. It has been an exciting challenge seeing the Home flourish since we have opened and I am looking forward to seeing our Community continue to grow. I always operate an open door policy and am happy to answer any queries you may have.

Activity Manager 

Georgia Grace 

I Joined Ascot Grange in 2017 initially as an activity assistant and moving recently to Activity Manager.
As the activity manager, I aim to produce an activity program that is designed to meet everyone social, physical,
emotional and spiritual needs within their individual limitations. My approach is to promote independence and improve
residents self-esteem.

My history I have gained a degree in Human Communication Science, after which I Joined the Priory as an occupational therapy assistant working with children who had a range a special need, whilst at the Priory, I gain a lot of knowledge of behavioural strategies and how these can be implemented to promote independence. I then Joined the NHS at Bucks Hospital providing home assessments and treatment plans for parent and children with learning difficulties to enhance their skills and development.

Maintenance Manager

Matt Lapworth 

I have over 24 years of engineering experience gathered from
22 years in Her Majesty’s Army and 3 years here at Ascot Grange.  My role here is a busy one which he has to maintain a number of
vital systems to ensure everyone in the home is comfortable and safe.
When I’m not too busy you will see me talking to the residents
and helping them where I can as the Pastoral side is very
important to me. Maintaining relationships with people is just as
important as maintaining equipment.

#ClapForCareHomes – Showing Our Appreciation to Our Care Home Heroes

At Signature, we recognise the dedication and compassion demonstrated by our care home teams on the frontline of adult social care in the community.  We value our teams and wanted to show our gratitude and appreciation for their hard work in our care homes, supporting our residents, during this challenging time.  Please see our video below and if you would like to add your own message of thanks please visit our Facebook page here: