Meet the Team

Our belief is that Your Future Matters.

To promote person-centred care and support the people living with dementia at the Boynes, we have two Dementia Champions, Adam Millis & Lucas Handley, who provide support and guidance to their colleagues in all aspects of dementia care.

They are both attending a dementia programme via the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester.

Adam and Lucas are passionate about developing people and have a creative approach with lots of energy to motivate, guide and teach their colleagues about all aspects of dementia care.

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Samantha Buckely

Lead Activity Coordinator

I have been in care for 10 years and I love my job because it enables me to give the best quality of life to our residents as possible. I love making people smile and making people feel safe. I love singing to our residents the most as it really brightens everyone’s day, the residents thoroughly enjoy it and look forward to it every week. The residents remember the songs I sing and request them which amazes me!

I enjoy keeping fit and go to the gym regularly. I also have a 5 year old son, who really enjoys coming in to see the residents at The Boynes. I love The Boynes, it is like a family. We are so lucky to be in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside and have beauty right on our doorstep!

Tina Gwamba, Registered Nurse at The Boynes Care Centre

Tina Gwamba

Registered Nurse

Nursing is more than a career for me; it is also my passion.

The Boynes is a very friendly place to work and the residents are well cared for here. I love being part of a team that delivers care with compassion, comfort and credibility and makes a difference to the lives of the residents in our care.  I love to look after our residents with the same conscientious, caring and attentive attitude as if they were a part of my own family. 

In my spare time I love to read inspirational books and listen to music. I also enjoy spending time with my family and going for walks around the Malvern hills.

Linda Armitage, Administration Manager at The Boynes Care Centre

Linda Armitage

Administration Manager

I have worked as an Administration Manager in care homes for eight years and have enjoyed every minute.

I love The Boynes and it is a pleasure to work here. My colleagues are amazing people and the residents are just wonderful. I enjoy coming to work every day – it is a very happy place to be with a great atmosphere, we all work well as a team and help each other. I look forward to many years working at the Boynes.

In my spare time I love to spend time with my family, walking, swimming (especially at the seaside) and DIY.

Kelly Anne Bell, Care Assistant at The Boynes Care Home

Kelly-Anne Bell

Care Assistant

I have been in care for three years now and I have enjoyed every single day so far. I don’t see care as just a job, to me it’s a passion and I am always learning new things.

I started off caring for my family and then I worked in domiciliary care, which I thoroughly enjoyed because I loved the one-to-one care with my clients as I could really get to know them. 

I then decided to move on to agency care work, which gave me the opportunity to learn more about care in different settings.  This is how I became acquainted with the Boynes.  I got to know all the residents and the staff here who were really friendly and I could see that the residents were very well looked after. I loved The Boynes so much that I got a full-time job here. 

Now after two years working here I still really enjoy it. I love bringing smiles to our residents’ faces and I’m able to further my career even more with the learning opportunities and training available. 

Outside of work, I look forward to spending time with my children and I like to read, relax and watch movies.

Vaughan Jones, Maintenance Technician at The Boynes Care Centre

Vaughan Jones

Maintenance Technician

I have worked in many care homes and have enjoyed working in the industry in general but I’d say that working at the Boynes is the best. 

The staff are very friendly and the residents are happy, engaged in activities and well cared for. It’s a lovely area here in the countryside with fantastic gardens and views.  I enjoy getting to know the residents individually and chatting with them and helping them personalise their rooms. 

In my spare time I love watching and playing rugby and cricket and socialising with friends and family.

Lucas Handley, Dementia Champion at The Boynes Care Centre

Lucas Handley

Dementia Champion

I joined The Boynes back in May 2019 after having studied Health and Social Care at the University of Worcester. In addition to working on care, I am a Dementia Champion and a Staff Trainer.

I feel very passionately about individualised and person-centred care and empowering staff members with the tools and knowledge that will improve the quality of the care they give. My favourite phrase which I feel informs my practice is “life doesn’t end when dementia begins”.  Each and every resident should be respected and supported to make their own choices. 

In my spare time I like to visit new places and meet up with friends.

Chris Holt Head of Catering at The Boynes Care Centre Upton-upon-Severn

Chris Holt

Head of Catering

I’ve been at The Boynes for over a decade now and I enjoy each day just as much as the last!

Diet is important in individuals, so I take great pride in marking sure meals are nutritious and tailored to the individuals likes and dislikes.

In my spare time I like to to dancing, and I often do many dance events for charity!