Patrick Atkinson is Director at Church Farm Care
Patrick has been a businessman since his early 20s in a variety of sectors. He purchased Church Farm Care's first nursing home in 2004. This was a venture into a new sector although it felt familiar in many ways having been brought up in a family that owned a care home, managed by Patrick's Mum. Patrick has championed the expansion of the Church Farm Care group, which now consists of four nursing homes in South Nottinghamshire. Patrick is passionate about providing a high quality of care across the group and remains very hands on with all four homes.
Lucy Atkinson is Director at Church Farm Care
Like Patrick, Lucy also grew up in a family that owned a care home, run by her parents; Field House Nursing Home in Radcliffe on Trent was subsequently brought into the Church Farm Care Group. Having initially followed a career in the art world, specialising in Islamic decorative arts, Lucy has now worked alongside Patrick for 19 years and champions providing exceptional dementia care, is part of the training team and manages the social media and communications.
Nike Ajewole is Head of Operations at Church Farm Care
Nike is a registered nurse and holds a degree in dementia studies from the University of Bradford. Nike has over 35 years extensive managerial experience in health and social care sector.
Through her inspirational leadership roles Nike has experience in cultivating an environment of outstanding care and world class innovative ideas to create positive outcomes for families and their loved ones.
She is passionate about dementia care and specialises in the complex care of people living with dementia.
Nike is excited to join Church Farm Care and be part of Church Farm Family to lead the team in delivering the very highest standards of nursing and dementia care including end of life care.
As head of operations her objective is to make sure that every person who lives in our care homes enjoys an inclusive community that enables them to live their best life possible through outstanding care,” she said. “We have some of the most dedicated staff in the region, and through a continuous programme of training, learning and development we will work together to focus on being outstanding for the benefit of our residents and the church farm community”
Steve Dunne is Group Financial Controller
Steve Joined the team in January 2022, He is a CIMA Chartered Accountant, having worked in a number of positions over the last 13 years in Health and Social care, Recruitment and FMCG.
As Group Financial controller manages all finance and accounting activities for the group and works closely with Nike and the care home managers to run a successful home.
In his spare time Steve enjoys all things active and outdoors, alongside spending quality time with his young family.
Amanda Jones is Quality Assurance Manager
Mandy joined the team in December 2017. She is a Registered Nurse, having spent 37 years working in the NHS in a variety of roles including District nurse, Continence Advisor, Continuing Healthcare Assessor, Best Interest Assessor, Quality Monitoring Officer and Adult Safeguarding Lead.
For the last 9 years of her career in the NHS, she has worked closely with care homes across Nottinghamshire in a Quality Monitoring & Assurance role, auditing and supporting homes in the quality of care delivery. She has worked closely with the CQC and Nottinghamshire County Council in this role and has gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise in this area. She has worked within Commissioning most recently and has been involved in the setting up of processes for quality monitoring home based care agencies as well as working with care homes and undertaking safeguarding enquiries.
As Quality Assurance Manager, Mandy works alongside, the Directors, Central Team and Home Managers to examine the quality of care and the quality of life experiences of people living in the homes through the development, maintenance and scrutiny of robust quality assurance systems and processes
Jess Bowden is HR Lead at Church Farm Care
Jess joined the team in May 2023 and is an experienced HR Lead having previously worked as a HR Business Partner and HR Administrator for 6 years prior to this. She brings transferable skills, knowledge, and experience in HR to Church Farm.
She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and gained her diploma in HR Management in 2020.
As HR Lead, Jess works closely with all the Home Managers to support with new starters onboarding, recruitment, and employee relations.