Sunrise of Hale Barns

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.

Sue Cameron, Reminiscence Co-ordinator

As the Reminiscence Co-ordinator at Sunrise of Hale Barns, I am responsible for the care and wellbeing team in the Reminiscence neighbourhood. I joined Sunrise in 2010 and am thoroughly enjoying my position here. It is an honour and a pleasure to care for our residents who live with dementia and it is extremely rewarding to be able to enhance their quality of life.

Ashleigh Lynch, Activities and Volunteer Co-ordinator


Before starting at Sunrise in November 2014 I previously worked as the Physical Education and Science Co-ordinator in a Cheshire Primary School where I taught. Having enjoyed planning and co-ordinating many whole school events I felt it was time to try a new and exciting challenge as the new Activities and Volunteer Co-ordinator here at Sunrise of Hale Barns.

I believe in creating ambitious and exciting activities and events, which meet all our residents’ needs and interests. Having a hands-on approach, and spending time with each of our residents, I strive to offer a wide range of activities based around our “Mind, Body and Soul” philosophy. We, the Activities team, want to make a difference to our seniors’ lives.

Gaynor Graham, Director of Community Relations

Hale Barns - Gaynor

Being part of the family liaison team is a very rewarding role, I am the first point of contact within the community for seniors and families looking for care options. Sunrise is a fabulous place to work, there is more to us than meets the eye. A guided tour of our community is essential if you are looking at care options for yourself or a loved one.

My role is very rewarding, the best bit is being able to help and support families who are looking for future care options and those who have an immediate need which can very often be a very emotional journey.

I am proud to be a key part of a very passionate team and I feel privileged to be engaged with families helping in the decision making process to join our community.

Val Shaughnessy, Assisted Living Co-ordinator

Hale Barns - Val Shaughnessy

I've been a nurse for 37 years and have lots of experience in different areas. I've worked as a nurse in the NHS, Civilian nurse for the Army, In Prison Service and Private Sector. I'm a keen traveller and loving caravanning and walking my dogs. I'm married and have four grown up children Lee, Nicola, Lauren and Nathan.

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

295 Hale Road,
Hale Barns, Altrincham,
WA15 8SN
To enquire, call: 0161 394 0321 To contact a resident call: 0161 980 9500