Sunrise of Guildford

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.

Lynn Grafham, Acting up General Manager

Guildford - Lynn Grafham

I am so thrilled to have joined the team at Sunrise of Guildford as the Deputy Manager. I am a Registered Nurse and have spent the majority of my career working in private healthcare in the acute surgical setting. I have worked for both BMI and Spire as Director of Clinical Services and as such much of my role has been around regulation and compliance as well as the daily care of our service users. Although Care Home settings are new to me maintaining high levels of care and CQC inspections are not! I am confident that I can use my past knowledge as a base where I can both develop myself and our communities to an even brighter future.

Jane Lee-Cross, Activites and Volunteer Coordinator

Jane

As Activities and Volunteers Co-ordinator at Sunrise, I have so many different things I want to bring to our residents. Sunrise is a place where you are encouraged to be yourself and to express yourself, whether it is dancing the Charleston, joining the bridge club, or just reading the paper. If you want to do it, you can do it! There are very few jobs that offer the daily satisfaction and fulfilment that mine does. I wouldn’t swap it for anything!

Emma Meredith, Reminiscence Co-ordinator

Emma MeredithI joined Sunrise Senior Living in 2016 as a Reminiscence Coordinator. I have always been passionate about Memory Care and have worked in similar environments as a manager, before joining Sunrise. I enjoy working in the Sunrise of Guildford community. It is truly rewarding working with an exceptional team and delivering high quality care to our residents.

Sam McCarthy, Assisted Living Co-ordinator

Sam

The Sunrise principles of service ensure that our residents receive excellent care, which is something I am very passionate about. I have worked in both our assisted living and dementia neighbourhoods and feel very lucky to have met such lovely residents.

I have particularly enjoyed listening to the stories about their interesting lives. My favourite part of my day is when I arrive at work and see the morning smiles on our residents' faces.

Darwin Serrano, Dining Service Co-ordinator

Darwin SerranoI firmly believed that resident's satisfaction and nutrition is the most important aspect of running a successful kitchen. I like to ensure that food that comes out of my kitchen is prepared and presented to the highest standard. I have plenty of extensive experience in fine dining such as working for six years as a Sous Chef at The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane which gave me opportunity to cater for the Queen and Nelson Mandela amongst other famous faces. I have gained many years' experience working in five star hotels abroad and achieved numerous awards here and there. I also have experience in dealing with special diets as I have also worked as Head Chef for nine years at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. Now, I am glad that I am part of Sunrise Team and I simply love looking after my residents. I always feel self-contentment whenever I do something for them because I do believe that food is one very important aspect of their well-being.

Andreea Fratila, Director of Community Relations

Andreea FratilaStarting my career with Sunrise as a carer has given me a invaluable insight into the complexities of delivering genuinely compassionate and professional support to seniors. I now support those families who are making the choice to join Sunrise for the first time. No two sets of circumstances are the same but everyone benefits when the difficult, stressful and emotional process of moving to a new home is made smoother and easier. Sometimes it’s the small things that make the biggest difference.

Zuzana Alderton, Business Office Co-ordinator

Zuzana AldertonMy name is Zuzana Alderton and I have been with Sunrise for more than four years as a Business Office Coordinator. I am a qualified HR and Law professional who is passionate about our staff wellbeing but I also learned the craft of resident billing whilst on this job which I enjoy very much too. I like reading books and also hiking which I love doing with my family and friends. I have two young children who visit me at the community now and then and spread the joy (and sometimes chaos) amongst residents who take great pleasure in interacting with them.

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

Astolat Way,
Peasmarsh, Surrey,
GU3 1NE
New Enquiries: 01483 924 597 Friends and Family: 01483 307 500