Sunrise of Esher

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.

Della Cogan, General Manager

Esher - Della CoganThe residents are like an extended family to me, and I enjoy getting to know each one individually, often by listening to their incredible life stories or sharing some of their memories.My door is always open to come and have a chat I like to encourage everyone, both residents and families, to talk to me about any concerns they may have and I'll always do my best to find a solution.  I think it's important to be open to new ideas, so we have regular get-togethers where we listen to comments and suggestions about anything from dining, the garden or the activities we provide and we act on as many as we can. It's all about being a community, so everyone can have their say. It's a great feeling to look forward to coming to work every day.

Gabriela Smith, Deputy Manager

Esher - Gabriela SmithI've always enjoyed working with older people and have been working in the care sector since 2005. I like being able to ensure that their needs are met and that they receive top quality care at all times. I've worked for a number of care companies including private, social services and not-for-profit care homes, as well as managing two domiciliary agencies. I spent four years at the Virginia Water community and have now re-joined Sunrise, as Deputy Manager of Esher.

Monika Siewierska, Assisted Living Co-ordinator

Esher - Monika Siewierska

We all feel like we’re part of one big family, focusing on heartfelt care and a genuine passion for our mission statement and residents. Our award winning status makes me so proud of everyone here at Esher. It’s a privilege for me to lead such a team.

Sophie Hagger, Activity and Volunteer Coordinator

Esher - Sophie HaggerI am a creative individual with an array of ideas to introduce to a new fun an enriching activities programme which is accessible for all of our residents at Esher. I am enjoying every moment in my role and getting to know all of our residents, listening to their life stories, their likes and dislikes and taking into account what they would like to see within the activities calendar and the Esher community. Together, myself and my team will provide an engaging and stimulating programme for the mind, body and soul for all our residents in Assisted Living and Reminiscence.

Dee Buckley, Reminiscence Coordinator

Chorleywood - Dee Buckley

Hi my name is Dee Buckley and I have worked within the Health and Social sector for over 15 years. I have worked within Extra Care, Domiciliary and worked closely with the Mental Health Teams. Working with the Elderly is a passion close to my heart, and being able to give back to a generation that have given so  much to us is important to me. Being able to give back 110% is vital in order to provide the highest standard of care possible. I have been welcomed by the Residents and Team Members and look forward to each day I come to the Community as no 2 days are ever the same. My philosophy is “Treat others as you would like to be treated” and this is something myself and my Team will continue to endeavour to do.


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

42 Copsem Lane,
Esher, Surrey,
KT10 9HJ
New Enquiries: 01372 898041 Friends and Family: 01372 410000