Richmond Bede Team

Meet the Bede team

Linda Watson

My career path has followed a strange curve from growing up in the pub and hospitality industry in North Oxford (where I spent the majority of my years), training as a chef, running my own catering business, and managing a large Guest house, specialising elderly services for large companies UK wide. My University years focussed on Property Management, Leasehold, rentals, home ownership and legal matters within property and staffing. This led me to manage a team of Housing Managers, and more recently, before I came to Bede Village, I had a large team of Managers of sheltered property, Extra Care and Care homes, operating nationally. 

I now live in Rugeley with my partner Ant, and my 2 little yorkies that I am really looking forward to introducing to the Village. I have lived in Rugeley for the past 5 years and really enjoy the life of the small ex mining town. We are often out on Cannock Chase with the dogs. 

I am a very family orientated person and enjoy nothing more than cooking and entertaining our families as often as I can. 

Bede village is a busy place and is very warm and welcoming. I am committed to listening to our residents and villagers, and carry out a plan of continuous reviews to ensure that we at Bede Village are not only ensuring the safety, welfare and happiness of those living and working here is relevant to today, but that we are in keeping with the times and will be ready for whatever the future holds.

Sonia Tenniswood
Senior Village Adviser / Deputy Village Manager

As deputy village manager I am responsible alongside the general manager for providing support to our villagers, residents and staff.  Bede village incorporates independent living, assisted living, general nursing, supported living and young physical disability.

As Senior Village Advisor I am responsible for all aspects of selling care beds, care services and properties within the village, managing the process from start to finish. I support potential villagers in deciding the best type of accomodation and care to suit that individuals needs and requirements, often this also involves dealing with Solicitors, Estate Agents or Health Officials to make the move as stress free as possible.

Tina Kingsman
Registered Clinical Manager

I am the Registered Manager for the 47 bedded nursing home within Richmond Bede Village. I previously worked within Richmond as a Qualified Nurse and I feel that it is really important to ensure that all of our Residents receive High standards of person centred care at all times, delivered safely with dignity and respect. We are routinely inspected by  the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and it is important that all inspections go well and reflect the excellent standard of care we deliver. 

As part of my role, when a resident is looking to come into the care home I will visit them to assess their needs to ensure that we can meet those needs, this helps to give the Nursing staff  the information needed to implement a care plan. I arrange admissions and discharges for the care home. I also work within the team to ensure that staff have regular supervisions, training and staff meetings to maintain morale and ensure that they feel supported to deliver high standards of care. From the point of pre-admission assessment myself and my team of staff build relationships with the residents and families to ensure that they get the care that they want. We also have good working relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team who visit often and work alongside the staff at Richmond to continuously review the needs of our residents.


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