Sunrise of Fleet

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.

Kara Hooper, General Manager


I joined Sunrise of Fleet in January 2009 as a Care Manager. In March 2012 I was given the opportunity to become the Assisted Living Co-ordinator and in November 2014 the General Manager. My passion in life has always been to help others.

I feel honoured to be part of such an amazing team who demonstrate love and kindness every day to our residents. I receive job satisfaction every day when I see the love and passion that our team provide for our seniors. Sunrise of Fleet is surrounded by passion, fun and laughter. It’s a joy to come to work!

Cristy Jones, Deputy Manager

CristyI have been part of the Sunrise family since 2009, Fleet being the first community I worked for and I have thrived working here. Caring is one of my passions in life. Being trained as qualified Nurse has given me the opportunity to fulfil this passion and has, not only a allowed me a rewarding work life but has enriched my life. I get to work with a team of people who share the same vision as myself, and, who are constantly striving to deliver excellent care to our residents and are motivated by the impact this has to the well-being of our residents on a daily basis. I believe that my clinical background combined with a genuine caring attitude will be a great addition to Sunrise Fleet and will inspire a culture of excellence, respect, empathy and love.

Louise Smith, Assisted Living Co-ordinator

I started at Sunrise as a Care Manager in 2012. I am now proud to say I am the Assisted Living Co-ordinator here in Fleet. My aim is to make sure their days are filled with happiness. Seeing our residents smiling and enjoying life is evidence of the excellent standard of care we provide.

Lucy Paynter, Activities and Volunteers Co-ordinator

I worked at Sunrise of Fleet since 2010 as a Lead Care Manager. Previously I worked with adults with learning disabilities, in a nursery with children, as well as an Office Manager, and a photographic assistant at Boots the Chemist. I am definitely a people person, who loves interaction with people from all different backgrounds and walks of life.

This is reflected in my hobby too as I am part of an Amateur Dramatic Society, which involves putting on two musical productions a year (our residents enjoy coming to watch).

I love singing, you may just catch me performing here as I recently did one afternoon for our residents! I thoroughly enjoy working here and am delighted to now be Fleet's Activities and Volunteer Co-ordinator. I look forward to providing our residents with variety, 

Tony Dunne, Director of Community Relations

My job role involves me meeting prospective new residents and their families. I am proud to be representing Sunrise of Fleet and get immense pleasure from ‘showing off’ our community.

I see myself as privileged to be a part of a professional and dedicated team, delivering first class care and maintaining the dignity and individuality of each of our residents.

The families and residents I meet on a daily basis realise very quickly the benefits Sunrise of Fleet is able to offer, both in terms of the friendly and sociable environment and the proximity to local shops and amenities. I look forward to welcoming you to our community here at Fleet.

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 yearly
We adjust staffing

365 days

a year based on the number of residents and care needed

Where to Find Us

22-26 Church Road,
Fleet, Hampshire,
GU51 4NB
New Enquiries: 01252 240162 Friends and Family: 01252 617 657