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Meet the Team


Adrian Esland – General Manager & Owner

ASince 2006 Adrian has taken over from his Father who previously ran the Home for more than 15 years. Before returning to UK, Adrian worked for various companies in Hong Kong and China. He concluded with a six year posting to Shanghai with a Swiss Multinational running multiple warehouses and over 300 staff.

Sally Esland – Registered Manager

Sally3In July 2015 Sally was approved as Registered Manager for Albert House. Sally, besides being Adrian’s wife, looks after the mountains of paperwork that the Government has decided is essential for the running of a Nursing Home,  so if you have any queries on this then she is the person to see. She learnt her skill in this art in Hong Kong with various companies doing the administration and accounts involved with shipping goods all over the world.

Janette Agnew (Jan) Clinical Manager

JanJan qualified as an RGN in 1985 after a variety of diverse and interesting jobs interspersed with some world travel. After graduation she decided to specialise in the care of the elderly in the private sector and gained valuable experience with several different Homes before joining Albert House in 2009 as Deputy Matron and has now been promoted to the responsible position of Registered Manager.

Nicky Harvey RGN

Masses of experience as a Senior Nurse in the NHS and many Care Homes.

Julie Stainer SEN

Julie qualified as an SEN in 1984 and joined Albert House from 1988 till 1997. She then took a break from work but returned to us in 2007 where she specialises in the very demanding duty of the night shifts.

Zodwa Manyakaidze RGN

Zodwa has worked as a nurse since 1986, firstly in her home country of Zimbabwe but on coming to UK has worked in Albert House since August 2005. Zodwa is a very experienced and valued member of our team. She is now a British Citizen and we are really happy she has chosen to remain with Albert House.

Nadia Honeybourne RGN

Experienced nurse who has worked 6 other Homes and previously worked in a Psychiatric Hospital.

Annamma Denny Varghese (Anu) RGN

Anu did her adaptation training in Albert House, as did Zodwa and Celly above, but then moved on to work in other Nursing Homes only to rejoin us in April 2010 as a part-time RGN. Anu is Celly’s sister and we are pleased she is able to work with us.


Albert House has 40 other full-time and part-time employees, made up of:

  • 30 Nursing Assistants, including 3 Senior Nursing Assistants (nearly all caring staff have NVQ2 qualifications and a high proportion have NVQ3)
  • 3 Cooks and 3 Cleaners, 1 full-time Laundry, 1 part-time Laundry and 1 full-time Maintenance staff.

edited: February 15th, 2017