Sunrise of Tettenhall

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.

Heather James, General Manager

Edgbaston - Heather Butler

I qualified as a registered nurse and spent the early part of my career working in the NHS. I graduated from Birmingham University with an Msc in Health Care Policy and Management.  I have worked as an NHS Modern Matron, managed multiple sites and worked as General Manager for Community Services in Birmingham.

I made the transition to the Private Sector in 2014 when I was appointed as General Manager at Sunrise of Edgbaston. I am delighted to now be working at Sunrise of Tettenhall as General Manager as it gives me the opportunity to lead a team delivering excellent, quality care to some very special seniors.

The team and I are committed to hard work and dedication in order to serve the residents and ensure that the community represents caring and compassionate care within a beautiful environment at Tettenhall.

Sue Gallagher, Deputy Manager


I was Manager of a nursing home when I was 27. Quality care and quality of life for our residents is my passion and commitment.

I have loved working at Sunrise Tettenhall from day one, we have some amazing residents and staff. I am a qualified nurse and also managed a very busy A&E department in a local hospital.

Trudi Stuart, Assisted Living Co-ordinator


I have loved working at Sunrise from day one, I am proud of the care and lifestyle we offer our residents and I aim to improve this as each day passes.

I love working with seniors and I am pleased to be a part of a great team of people who all strive for the same goals.

Geraldine Bunning, Activities and Volunteers Co-ordinator


Geraldine joined Sunrise in January 2012 and brought passion, fun and an infectious personality with her. She has been patient services team leader in Bridgnorth and an activities co-ordinator for another group of homes.

Geraldine says her aim is to make a difference to each residents day and nothing makes her happier than when she sees resident's smiling, happy and can hear laughter.

Oksana Dovey, Reminiscence Coordinator


For dementia, it's extremely important we understand the journey the residents are taking, ensuring we meet their specialist needs.

I strongly believe we can bring joy and fun back into their lives, so our aim is to give them happy experiences and involve their family and friends where possible – retaining independence and supporting their needs.

Jenny Billingsley, Director of Community Relations

Jenny BillingsleyMy role here is to help and support families through their decision in finding the right care for their loved one.

What I love about working in Tettenhall is that fantastic family feel we have here in the community, and how as a team we cherish, amongst many other values, our residents' dignity, independence and choice.

I feel strongly and passionately about the respect we show our seniors. Sunrise of Tettenhall is a very welcoming community, and I would love to meet you if you or someone you know is starting to think about needing more support and care.

Laura Armstrong, Sales Support

Laura ArmstrongHi, I've been working at Sunrise of Tettenhall for the past 6 years and it is a great place to work. I have been working with Jenny the Director of Community Relations for just over 6 months, which I love and look forward to doing for a long time to come.

Elaine Tromans, Occupational Therapist

Elaine TromansI am the Occupational Therapist at Sunrise of Tettenhall.  My role is to deliver Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy sessions to individual residents who are living with early to moderate stage dementia.  The aim of these sessions being to improve an individual’s cognitive and functional ability.  Participating residents select a range of goals according to what is personally meaningful and therefore motivating to them.  People in residential care settings have as many goals and aspirations as those who live in their own homes and with CRT available in-house they can have more access to therapy services to support the attainment of these goals.  I work with residents over an initial 10 week period to achieve their individual goals.  Examples of such goals could be to know what day it is, appointment dates and times, diary management, calling grandchildren by the right name or how to use a DVD player independently.  

Sarah-Jane Melling, Therapy Assistant

Sarah-Jane MellingI am the therapy assistant at Sunrise of Tettenhall, my role is to provide Cognitive stimulation therapy, Reminiscence therapy and Namaste care to individuals with moderate to late stage dementia to maintain good wellbeing.  CST is delivered in closed groups of up to 6 residents, twice weekly, for an initial period of 14 weeks and then once weekly maintenance afterwards.  Reminiscence therapy is delivered once weekly in small closed groups and its aim is to help individuals with dementia remember events, people and places from their past lives.  This is done by utilising all the senses – sight, touch, taste, smell and sound.

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

73 Wergs Road,
Wolverhampton, West Midlands,
New Enquiries: 01902 212617 Friends and Family: 01902 774 100