Kara Melbourne

General Manager

I joined Signature at Fleet in January 2009 as a Care Manager. In March 2012 I was given the opportunity to become the Assisted Living Co-ordinator and in November 2014 the General Manager. My passion in life has always been to help others.

I feel honoured to be part of such an amazing team who demonstrate love and kindness every day to our residents. I receive job satisfaction every day when I see the love and passion that our team provide for our seniors. Signature at Fleet is surrounded by passion, fun and laughter. It’s a joy to come to work!

Cristy Jones

Deputy Manager

Caring is one of my passions in life. Being trained as qualified Nurse has given me the opportunity to fulfil this passion and has, not only allowed me a rewarding work life but has enriched my life. I get to work with a team of people who share the same vision as myself, and who are constantly striving to deliver excellent care to our residents and are motivated by the impact this has to the well-being of our residents on a daily basis. I believe that my clinical background combined with a genuine caring attitude will be a great addition to Signature at Fleet and will inspire a culture of excellence, respect, empathy and love.

Natalie Barnett

Reminiscence Coordinator

I joined in 2011, and in 2015 I was given the opportunity to work as part of the wellbeing team and support the Reminiscence Neighbourhood. In 2017 I then became the Reminiscence co-ordinator. I am proud to be the Reminiscence co-ordinator and I am honoured to work with such an amazing team who bring happiness and joy to the resident lives. Caring for others has always been a passion of mine and being able to make a different to someone’s life no matter how big or small.

Lisa Baxter

Activities and Volunteer Coordinator

I feel very privileged to be the new Activities and Volunteer Coordinator here at Fleet. I have been a Senior Care Assistant for over 30 years and here at Signature at Fleet for the last 4 years. From the age of 16 I have enjoyed raising money for numerous charities and held many fund raising events. The main charities have been the Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia UK Organising and providing activities for our wonderful residents is a real passion and so rewarding to see what a positive impact it has on their daily lives.

We pride ourselves on our full calendars of daily activities and enjoy a wide variety of external entertainers who visit. My goal going forward in my new role is to introduce some new activities included a book club and singing groups for both Reminiscence and Assisted Living. We have a wonderful Activities Team who all strive for making each activity as fun and exciting as the next.

Louise Smith

Assisted Living Co-ordinator

I started at the home as a Care Manager in 2012. I am now proud to say I am the Assisted Living Co-ordinator here in Fleet. My aim is to make sure their days are filled with happiness. Seeing our residents smiling and enjoying life is evidence of the excellent standard of care we provide.

Alex Kimble

Dining Services Co-ordinator

I joined the Signature at Fleet family in February 2019. I began as a Sous Chef and have progressed to Dining Services Coordinator in that time, enjoying every minute of it. I get a real sense of fulfilment with providing the residents with well presented, tasty and nutritious meals catering to all of their dietary needs. I have learned so much since joining the care sector of the hospitality industry and hope to continue to develop myself and my team in order to provide the best dining experience possible for our residents.

Alex O’Neill

Business Office Co-ordinator

I joined Signature at Fleet in March 2010 and what a good decision that was. I love being part of a great team where I try to help both staff and residents in my role as Business Office Coordinator which I do as a job share with Deborah Turner.