Sunrise of Bassett

Meet Our Team

One of the reasons why every Sunrise home is much more than just a care home is the team of people working there. Every hour of every day, Sunrise team members are working to make sure that our residents enjoy life as fully as possible. Here are just a few of the people you’ll find at your local Sunrise care home.

Joanna Audley, General Manager


I have had a varied career so far including over 10 years' experience in management and quality assurance. I started out in mining engineering until deciding that I absolutely had to become a nurse, completing my nursing degree at the University of Surrey. I have since spent the last few years in a variety of positions in both the NHS and private sector, these include respiratory and intensive care nursing, quality auditing and management at both home and regional level.

I can honestly say working at Sunrise of Bassett is like no other care environment I have experienced. It has an amazing feeling of home and community. My role at Sunrise Senior Living gives me professional satisfaction due to the uniqueness of the Sunrise mission, allowing me to build meaningful, caring relationships with my residents, and their families and friends. I feel extremely privileged to lead the team at Sunrise of Bassett, and am passionate about delivering on our promise to champion the quality of life for all seniors.

Ellen Cattell, Assisted Living Co-ordinator

I started my Sunrise career in 2010 in ourWestbourne community as a care manager. Through commitment and dedication to my role I quickly climbed the ladder to become a Lead Care Manager, Acting Assisted Living Co-ordinator and administrator. I am honoured to have been given the opportunity of running the Assisted Living Department in Bassett. I am passionate and somewhat fanatical about quality care, I am loyal and approachable and love the feeling of having an extended family working at Sunrise. I live in the beautiful town of Mudeford in Dorset and like nothing more than taking a stroll in the local countryside with my family and my Golden Cocker Spaniel.

Lisa Roberts, Reminiscence Co-ordinator


I have loved working at Sunrise from day one, I am proud of the care and lifestyle we offer our residents and I aim to improve this as each day passes.

I love working with seniors and I am pleased to be a part of a great team of people who all strive for the same goals.

Karen Grant, Activities and Volunteers Co-ordinator


Activities are at the forefront of the care we deliver at Sunrise. I am proud of the quality of activities we have on offer every day of the week.

Santa Bukovska, Director of Community Relations

SantaI have been part of the Sunrise family since 2010. Caring is one of my passions in life and having care background is a great addition to my role as it involves supporting all new perspective residents and their families through sometimes difficult, stressful and emotional decisions. My role is supported by a dedicated team who are passionate about delivering exceptional person-centred care. Nothing is more rewarding than making a positive contribution to the daily lives of each and every one of our residents.

Charlotte Mitchell, Director of Community Relations

CharlotteMy role at Sunrise is that I am the first point of contact for prospective residents and their loved ones. I'm here to help you with your search and understanding residential care options. I look forward to meeting you and understanding what is important to you. I can't wait to show you what life is like here at Sunrise.

Care Staff

Championing the quality of life for all seniors - it’s the mission and responsibility of every Sunrise team member. To achieve that, we invest in our care team. New team members complete a comprehensive Sunrise training curriculum focused on the care and wellbeing of our residents.

New team members receive
60+ hrs
of training in their first 30 days
Leaders receive an additional
72+ hrs
of training to help teams meet Sunrise standards
200k+ hrs
of continuing education for Sunrise team members each year
We adjust staffing
365 days
a year based on the number of residents and care needed

Where to Find Us

111 Burgess Road,
Bassett, Southampton,
SO16 7AG
To enquire, call: 023 8228 0012 To contact a resident call: 01737 850 150