Sunrise of Virginia Water

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.

Jennifer Lewis, General Manager

Guildford - Jenny Lewis

I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1984 and have worked in the NHS for over 30 years, the latter years as a Modern Matron on a Stroke Rehabilitation and Care of the Elderly Ward. As a qualified nurse I am extremely passionate about delivering exceptional person-centred care to our older population and ensuring our residents have choice, independence and maintain quality of life.
I am very proud to be the General Manager and thoroughly enjoy working with our residents, their families and the dedicated teams at Sunrise of Virginia Water in beautiful surroundings.

Ewa Jaworksa, Deputy Manager

Ewa

I started working with Sunrise of Virginia Water as a care assistant in 2008. I am dedicated in providing a high quality service, tailored to the individual needs of each resident.  I have an excellent team who works hard to ensure that our residents get the best care and that all of their needs are met every day.

Tracy Campbell, Director of Community Relations

TracyMy role is to help families and residents from their very first enquiry through to moving in to our community. It can sometimes be a very difficult and emotional time with a huge transition for everyone involved. It gives me real pleasure to take people on a tour of our community and then see them settle in, make new friends and join in with activities that they were no longer able to do before coming to Sunrise. I love seeing the smiles on the faces of family and friends when they come to visit their loved ones, knowing that they made the right decision to come to Sunrise. It's such a rewarding job!

Jane Nelson, Reminiscence Co-ordinator

Jane

I really enjoy being the Reminiscence coordinator at Sunrise Virginia Water, because of the close bonds that we create with our residents and their families. It truly feels like we do make a difference, as a team, to the daily lives of the people we care for. It is so important to make our residents ‘voices heard, so they are at the centre of everything we plan with them. Exploring different options and finding ways in which to make every day purposeful for each resident is stimulating and interesting and  seeing the smiles is very worthwhile. 

Samantha Wells, Activities and Volunteers Co-ordinator

Virginia Water - Samantha Wells

Hi my name is Samantha Wells and I am the Activities and Volunteer Coordinator at Virginia Water. I have been working for Sunrise since August 2015. I truly enjoy my job, getting to know all Residents individually and listening to their life stories. This is a chance to explore their past and gain an insight into their lives and some memorable and meaningful moments. At Virginia Water we have a lovely activities team and we run the Live with Purpose programme. This covers a variety of Activities enriching the Mind, Body and Soul. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing our Residents Smiling, Laughing and genially having a good time.

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

Christchurch Road,
Virginia Water, Surrey,
GU25 4BE
New Enquiries: 01344 985761 Friends and Family: 01344 843 777