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.

David Clark, Activities and Volunteer Co-ordinator

Frognal House - David Clarke

I have worked for Sunrise at Frognal for 7 years. I came to Sunrise having worked for 6 years as a Training Development Co-ordinator for a national youth charity and I remembered the 'Joy of Service to Seniors' from when I worked as a care assistant during my college years so decided to change from working with minors.

I was attracted to Sunrise because of the principles of service to our residents and since then I often feel like a stick of Blackpool rock (if broken in half you’ll find Sunrise written through me) In my spare time I volunteer and am in charge of a sea cadet headquarters in Dartford where I enjoy canoeing, rowing and other adventurous activities.

Socially my partner and I enjoy country line dancing which I teach to my local community and at home I find gardening relaxing and enjoy spending time with my 12yr old daughter Sara and our pet dog Jack. My proudest achievement is my Honours Degree in Youth Leadership and Management and being presented with the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Rebecca Pearce, Director of Community Relations

Rebecca

I joined the team at Frognal in January 2014, bringing with me more than 18 years experience in health care. I am very happy working within the Sunrise team. I enjoy working closely with residents and their families, from their first call to us through to their move in to our community.

Helping people to make a positive change for themselves, or for a family member, and seeing a new resident flourish and make new friends within the community is very rewarding.

Harry Garston, Director of Community Relations

Harry Garston - Frognal HouseI joined the team at Sunrise of Frognal in April 2017. I have an extremely rewarding role in guiding and supporting families through what can be a distressing time in choosing somewhere for their loved one to live. I get to spend time with residents and their families before a resident moves in and get to hear all about their interesting pasts. No two days are the same and it makes the job very interesting and varied.

Emma-Rose Williams, Associate Director of Community Relations

Frognal - Emma-Rose WilliamsI've recently become part of the family here at Sunrise and I've been loving every minute. I feel privileged to be a member of the team here working with families to meet their loved ones needs in what can be a difficult time. Our residents make my day every day – seeing the smiles on their faces and getting to know our people is the highlight of my week. The principles that are the bedrock of Sunrise really shine through in the way of life here, and working together with colleagues and families alike to see loved ones making the most of each day is the most rewarding role I can imagine.

Scott Wilkinson, Dining Services Coordinator

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!

Mike Waugh, Community Maintenance Support Assistant

Frognal House - Mike Waugh I joined Sunrise of Frognal in 2010 as Maintenance Manager, I have the pleasure in working at a beautiful home. The residents are wonderful here and make me laugh every day. My main aim is to make Frognal safe for all our residents, staff and visitors. No two days are the same at Frognal and makes my job very interesting every day. I find that my role as Maintenance Manager is very rewarding especially when I am doing something for a resident and I see the smile on their faces.

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: 02037 697923 Friends and Family: 020 8302 6200