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Meet our staff

The staff at Winnersh are crucial to delivering our ground breaking service. Here are some of the key people in the team.

"Our team will be caring, dedicated and specialised in their field of expertise. Whether that is our care team, activities team, kitchen team, house keeping team or maintenance they are all here to support you in what ever way you need."

We encourage visits to Winnersh so you can meet our team and get a feel of what it would be like to live here. You will be able to look around, meet other residents, find out what goes on, stay for lunch and ask any questions you may have. It is important to us that you make the right decision and are happy with your choice of new home.

"I've always enjoyed working with older people. I like being able to ensure that their needs are met and that they receive top quality care at all times."
– Gabriela Smith, Care Home Manager

We’re very proud of our home and the real community feel where people enjoy interacting with their fellow residents, families and friends. We love meeting new people and find helping them through the process of change really rewarding.


Gabriela Smith

- Care Home Manager

Gabriela has been working in care since 2005, and worked her way up through the ranks from Care Worker before first becoming a Registered Manager in 2011. She has worked for a number of care companies including private, social services and not-for-profit care homes and managed two domiciliary agencies. Gabriela holds Level 5 in Health and Social Care, Level 3 in Dementia Leadership, Level 3 in Palliative Care, Level 2 in Mental Health, Level 2 Nutrition and Health, Level 2 in Principles of Dementia, Emergency Aid and other. Gabriela runs all aspects of the home, taking care of the business side of things and ensuring home provides a high standard of care.


David Labbett

- Chef Manager

I have catering experience across a range of different sectors and bring passion for great food to Abbeyfield Winnersh. Starting my career in restaurants and hotels, I soon focused more towards catering within the NHS and care home environment. I found working in a care home hugely satisfying and firmly believe that high quality catering using fresh produce can really make a difference to quality of life. I am very privileged to be working along side a great team, and feel honored to welcome in all new residents as the service develops.


Employee of the Month

- Jade Green

At Abbeyfield Winnersh, we have started an Employee of the Month scheme to recognise members of staff who have gone above and beyond in their role. Jade Green, Senior Carer, received the most votes for February 2018, and was presented with a certificate and bottle of prosecco by House Manager Gabriela Smith. Congratulations to Jade!


activities at abbeyfield winnersh dementia care homeCoupled with the specially designed environment, activities at the house are also designed to be dementia friendly. Our activities team will really get to know you, find out what hobbies you do and what interests you, they will then in turn provide you with some help to continue these activities. We have also ensured that there will be one to one time with this team, to provide the support you need, whether that is doing your nails, booking hairdressing appointments or simply there for a cuppa and a chat.

Some of the suggested activities are; garden club, film afternoons, entertainers, gentleman’s club, beauty sessions, trips out, visiting schools, visiting animals, painting, cooking and fun - lots of fun!

Contact the house


Woodward Close
RG41 5NW
United Kingdom


0118 9774246