Meet the team

Debra Allan

Home Manager

‘I enjoy the challenges and variety to the work I do and like to keep busy’ – Debra Allan

The Home Manager runs all aspects of the home, taking care of the business side of things and ensuring their home provides a high standard of care. While each Manager brings their own flair to the role, they do all have some qualities in common, especially their leadership and organisational skills. The role is very varied, involving plenty of resident interaction alongside the more administrative work to keep the home running smoothly. Our Managers typically hold, or are working towards, a relevant qualification and have proven experience in caring for older people.

Lisa Stimpson


"I am the administrator for Pinewood lodge, I love my job and the fact that no two days are the same. I have worked for Quantum care – Pinewood Lodge for just over 6 years, I started as a carer in 2012 I love working in care." - Lisa Stimpson

The Administrator will focus on the smooth running of the home; in whatever area they may be needed. From greeting visitors to recruiting, the Administrator is present in many aspects of life in the home, even if you don’t always see them! To be successful in the role, our Administrators have to be flexible and calm, able to multi-task and always keen to take on a new challenge. It’s often the Administrator that brings the IT skills to a home, helping them to keep everything organised. Above that though, Administrators are communicators, able to speak confidently and listen closely to everyone from Managers and Care Workers to visitors and residents.

Maxine Thomson

Chef Manager

"I am the Chef Manager at Pinewood Lodge, I have worked here since 2013 started as a carer looking after residents and know I get to look after them in a different way by ensuring they have deliciously cooked meals daily, and ensuring their nutritional needs are being met. I get great satisfaction from this." - Maxine Thomson

The Chef Manager organises every aspect of the catering operation and provides a safe, nutritious, quality service to our residents using freshly produced food. With a hands-on role, leading a team, they provide a quality catering service and help create a warm and friendly atmosphere for our residents. Working with our residents they help to create menus to meet their needs and suit their tastes. They also create and provide fine dining events, using Quantum Care’s award-winning Dining Club concept.