An excellent, independently-run home offering Residential and 24-hour Nursing Care.

Wonderful, tender, loving, attentive care in a welcoming, stimulating atmosphere.

A Care Home should be managed with humanity and understanding.

Personal relationships should be at the heart of any Home.

Meet The Team

Val Mathew

General Manager

Val joined The Red House in the year 2012 and has been since leading its day to day operations. A well-qualified nursing home manager endorsed by the Care Quality Commission, she inspires and leads the home's diligent team to deliver the exceptional care to our residents. Drawing on her unique wealth of experience from Medical and Surgical Nursing and managing health care teams across various disciplines spanning 18 years, she ensures that each of our residents is provided excellent nursing and residential care. Caring with humanity and kindness runs in her blood, and an internationally trained nurse manager, she is always willing to go that extra mile to afford the special feel to our residents that they live the best part of their lives here. Her service is available 24/7, especially as she lives with her family within the local community.

Brigid O’Donnell


Brigid has worked in the care industry for many years as an Activities Coordinator and absolutely loved and cherished her years with the residents and team but was ready for a new challenge. She was so delighted to come on board with Val and the wonderful team here. She’s so grateful to the team and all the families she has met so far for making her feel so welcome and part of the family! Brigid says, “for those of you I haven’t met I look forward to getting to know you and your family members as time goes on. What a special group of people we have at The Red House!"

Helen Burt

Catering Manager/Chef

Helen has been the Chef/Catering Manager at The Red House for over 6 years, she is extremely flexible and caters for all dietary requirements. Helen is well known for producing sumptuous spreads and delicious teas for The Red House parties. She is very popular with the residents, having regular meetings to discuss their likes and dislikes and any changes they would like made to the menus.

Sue Loxley

Head Housekeeper

Sue has worked at The Red House since 2003. She oversees her department and keeps it running effectively. Sue really enjoys her work and takes pleasure in getting to know all the residents.