Sunrise of Elstree

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.

Debbie Armstrong, General Manager

Chorleywood - Debbie Armstrong

I first started working in elderly care in 1986 and have evolved and grown within the sector because of the genuine passion I have to care for the wonder that is our elderly generation. They deserve nothing but the best and as General Manager at Sunrise it is my responsibility to provide strong and focused leadership to ensure the highest standards of care are delivered. I have a strong, experienced and enthusiastic management team who support me to promote good education, guidance and enthusiasm to all team members working within the community. It is my responsibility to ensure that the community remains compliant, effective, treats our residents with respect and dignity and most of all makes Sunrise of Elstree a happy place to live and work.

Sally Fishwick, Activities Co-ordinator

I have been in the position of Activity Co-ordinator for five years. I very much enjoy learning about our residents' interesting lives and the challenge of rekindling their memories to unlock golden moments in their past, whilst offering a varied and fun activities programme.

Putting together a schedule of events varying from bridge, keep fit, arts and crafts to a quiz or debate to name but a few, keeps me on my toes.

Luciana Dobos, Reminiscence Co-ordinator

Elstree - Luciana Dobos

I joined Sunrise of Elstree in April 2012 and this was by far the best decision I ever made.The joy of meeting new families, making a positive contribution to the lives of each and every one of our residents is truly rewarding. The Reminiscence Neighbourhood is lively, full of music and dance! Each resident is special and unique to all of us and we strive to ensure our residents’ lives are fulfilled to the best of their abilities. I have the honour of leading a fabulous and compassionate team of carers with a combined experience of over 40 years. The care, kindness and support extends to their families and friends, whom we have the privilege of supporting. I feel very passionate about being part the Sunrise family, bringing so much joy and happiness to our resident’s lives and I am proud that we are able to make such a difference in crucial moments of an individual’s journey. 

Kirsty Henderson, Assisted Living Co-ordinator

Elstree - Kirsty Henderson

I have been working in care for 21 years and was a carer in Elstree for 2 years prior to progressing into my current position. I felt I was ready to take the next step and share my knowledge and experiences with the care team and really help make a difference to my resident’s lives.

I am extremely passionate about the quality of life a person should receive and I am proud of my dedicated team who deliver these qualities each and every day. I enjoy coming to work every day and feel blessed that I get to work in a happy and very lively homely Community.   

Amanda Dixey, Associate Director of Community Relations


As associate Director of Community Relations, part of my role is to assist and support families and friends in finding the right environment for their parents or loved ones.

I am proud to work as part of a great team for Sunrise of Elstree who deliver highly personalised care in beautiful surroundings in the utmost professional way, showing genuine passion and commitment to all of our Residents and their families.

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

Edgwarebury Lane (off Barnet Lane),
Elstree, Hertfordshire,
To enquire, call: 020 3769 7867 To contact a resident call: 020 8236 0100