Sunrise of Southbourne

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.

Jo Pattison, General Manager

Southbourne - Jo Pattison

I am really excited about the future here in Southbourne. Having worked as an operational manager for the last 7 years and a service manager for 6 years prior, I have welcomed the fresh start working with people with mature care needs as many of the skills and experiences gained over the last few years are transferable. Since the age of 17, I have worked within the Health and Social care industry and not a day goes by where I don't love my job. 

My first memory of being a carer was when I was 7, I remember putting my dolls into bed and wrapping them in bandages as I wanted to look after them. My grandmother was a nurse and I always looked up to her and inspired me to help others too.

Sandy King, Activities and Volunteers Co-ordinator


I have been working for Sunrise Senior Living since 2007 and joined the Southbourne team in 2015. I have worked in activities for 17 years and was one of the first to hold the city and guilds certificate, for Activities with the elderly. Activities are my passion and seeing my residents having the most fulfilling time, brings me joy. I love my job and the enjoyment it brings.

Ian Warren, Director of Community Relations


Part of my role is to assist families in finding the right solution for their parent or loved ones. It’s rewarding to see, over the weeks and months, that all family members normally see a difference for the best.

It's a difference that not only enhances the life of our resident, but all the other family members too.

Sian Gregory, Associate Director of Community Relations


I started at Sunrise 2009 and have enjoyed several roles whilst working here. I currently help people on their journey towards making the decision to join our community here at Southbourne.

I have shared some very special moments in Sunrise and every day brings me smiles and laughter. There is never a dull moment.

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 Belle Vue Road,
New Enquiries: 01202 069655 Friends and Family: 01202 437 600