Sunrise of Edgbaston

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.

Muss Ashraf, Deputy Manager


As a founder team member of Sunrise Senior Living of Edgbaston, I have successfully worked my way up to becoming a Deputy Manager. Throughout my 10 years of service with Sunrise I have had the opportunities to work in a variety of roles starting as a Care Assistant, then a Senior Care Assistant and due to my nursing qualification and experience as the Wellness Service Coordinator. I then progressed onto becoming the Reminiscence Coordinator. I am proud to be a part of such a prestigious organisation and take pride in working alongside Sunrise’s core values and principles of service. Our Mission to Champion the Quality of Life for all seniors remains a central point in my heart.

Pauline Starrs, Assisted Living Co-ordinator


After qualifying as a state Registered Nurse in 1979 I have spent many years working with seniors, a choice I made early on in my career. I strongly believe that everybody has a right to be treated with dignity and respect and that the care received should be the best we can deliver and be second to none.

In my role as Assisted Living Co-ordinator, I hope to lead by example as well as promote compassion and an understanding that we can all provide an excellent service and show respect for all.

Kate Lester, Reminiscence Co-ordinator


I started working for Sunrise in 2010 as a care assistant. Having worked my way up, through the ranks, I am now the Reminiscence Coordinator.  I am passionate about delivering high quality person centred care to our residents living with Dementia.Prior to Sunrise I completed a BSc (Hons) Human Biology at the University of Birmingham. I have completed a Dementia Mapping Course through the University of Bradford and I have just commenced a Masters in Dementia Studies. I am a Dementia Friend and I am trained to deliver the Virtual Dementia Tour for all staff. 

My daily goal it to talk to each resident and ensure that they are receiving the care and support that they deserve. Caring for elderly, vulnerable residents is a wonderful privilege and I find it hugely rewarding.

Sam Smallword, Dining Services Co-ordinator

Edgbaston - Sam Smallword As a founder team member of Sunrise of Edgbaston, I have successfully and happily worked my way up from Chef to Dining Services Co-ordinator. Throughout my 12 years service; I have worked alongside a dedicated kitchen team who take pride in providing a high standard of food and service for our seniors. I have taken part in the NACC Awards for National Care Chef of the year for which I received 3rd Prize. All our menu's are nutritionally balanced and I thoroughly enjoy cooking from fresh produce. I love my job.

Kelsey Green, Activities Co-ordinator

Edgbaston - Kelsey Green

I have worked at Sunrise since 2014 and recently been promoted to activities co-ordinator. This gives me immense pride to continue to encourage independence with all my wonderful residents. 

We are all part of the Sunrise family and our residents smiles and laughter makes every day special.

Charles Cameron Baker, Resident Ambassador

Resident Ambassador - EdgbastonI was born in 1940 in Birmingham, my father was a consultant ophthalmic surgeon and my mother was a housewife. I attended Bournville infants and junior school and then onto Bromsgrove school, where I became head boy. I then gained a place at Keble College, Oxford, to read classics after my master's I was successful in receiving my diploma of education. I moved to Sheffield and taught at King Edwards V11 School where I eventually became Deputy headmaster. I was then promoted to Headmaster and moved to Lordswood School in Edgbaston. I married Sue who was a senior sister at St. Marys hospice, Selly park. We both came to live at Sunrise of Edgbaston a few years ago, sadly Sue is no longer with us. Edgbaston is my home and I've enjoyed every part of my role as resident ambassador. This involves meeting and greeting visitors and potential new residents, assisting with interviews to represent my fellow residents during the recruitment process. I really feel I am part of a team and thoroughly enjoy every minute.

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

5 Church Road,
Edgbaston, Birmingham,
B15 3SH