Sunrise of Frognal House

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.

John Cunningham, General Manager

Frognal House - John CunninghamMy name is John Cunningham, I am a Registered Nurse with over 30 years' experience in both General and Mental Health Practice. This has been gained in a variety of settings including the NHS and the Independent Sector. In addition to my clinical qualifications I hold a degree in Nursing Studies & Management and a Master's Degree in Business Administration. I am honoured to be the General Manager at Sunrise of Frognal. I am delighted that I am able to head a team of dedicated people who enjoy providing an exceptional service to our elderly residents. At Frognal House, our goal is to make your stay with us, whether short or long term as pleasant and stimulating as possible."

Dorcas Mukuzwazwa, Deputy Manager

Frognal - Dorcas Mukuzwazwa I have worked in the Care sector for over 15 years in residential care where l held various roles. I have extensive management experience of dementia care. I am honoured to be leading the Care team at Frognal, which is Sunrise Senior Living's biggest community. My ethos is to ensure that the service we provide is tailored to the needs of individual resident's and Frognal
continues to be a Home from home. Over the last five years l have been at Frognal, l work closely with the relatives to ensure that l support them through the entire difficult process they have to go through. Prior to working in care, l worked as a journalist and subsequently a Public relations manager.

Tanya Riding, Director of Community Relations

Tanya RidingI recently joined Sunrise of Frognal and am thrilled to be part of this vibrant community.  I had worked on a volunteer basis in Canada at a senior home for several years, assisting with activities, and loved the relationships I was able to develop with the residents.   On a personal level, I witnessed the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease through my own mother and aunt, and experienced the effect it had on my own family, and decided that one day I would be in a position to give back to other families suffering the same crisis.  Therefore, I am in my perfect element now.  I feel privileged to be working with families that I encounter daily, listening to their stories and feeling their pain and identifying solutions to help their loved ones.  And nothing lights up my day more than sharing a few laughs with residents that I now count as friends!

Scott Wilkinson, Head of Hospitality

Scott Wilkinson - Frognal

I have had the pleasure of being part of the Sunrise team at Frognal house since January 2009 and have been in the catering trade for the past 30 years. My previous employment includes time served in the British Army, I have also worked in both the restaurant and hotel sectors and had numerous roles within healthcare before joining Sunrise.

Having worked in the care industry for over 16 years I have plenty of experience in all of the requirements which are needed in this sector of the business. To me food and the dining experience is a key element of everyday living and I am passionate about delivering nutritious and appetising meals to all of our residents whatever their dietary requirements might be.

Christina Chatzinikolaou, Business Officer Coordinator

Frognal - Christina Chatzinikolaou I joined Sunrise at Frognal in June 2018. Having worked in the pharmaceutical, hospital and care industry for the last 11 years I have gained valuable knowledge and experience in the field. My role at Sunrise Senior Living matches my aspirations and makes me proud of what I do. It allows me to work in a sensitive environment which provides vulnerable people with comfort, security and the best possible care. Our team's mission is to enhance our residents' quality of life and meet all their needs. Myself, as the Business Office Coordinator, I bring to the organisation my passion for performance and excellence and my dedication to make every day one more special day for our residents. One more special day with their Sunrise family at home!

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

Frognal Avenue,
Sidcup,
DA14 6LF
New Enquiries: 020 3823 6547 Friends and Family: 020 8302 6200