A team devoted to the well-being of Culliford House residents.


RitaProprietor: Rita Florence Moors

The Proprietor, Rita Florence Moors was born in 1933. She worked as a secretary for Tilley’s and Thurman’s of Dorchester before owning the shop and Post Office at Fordington for 22 years. Rita has 3 sons and a daughter, Suzanne.

Before owning Culliford House, Rita and her late husband Reginald also owned Montrose Residential Home in Prince of Wales Rd. Rita opened Culliford House in 1984. Suzanne now runs it and they live in Herringston Rd with Suzanne’s husband and daughter.

Registered Manager: Suzanne Jackson

Suzanne was born and lived in Dorchester most of her life. Her parents purchased a property in Prince of Wales Road which they converted into Montrose Residential Home. Suzanne used to help her parents by preparing breakfast for the residents’ before going to school and would help around the home in the evening.

At the age of 18 Suzanne decided she wanted to specialise in elderly care and worked full time for her parents. In 1984 they had moved to a larger property, which was the start of Culliford House. Suzanne has continued to work and develop the home and assumed control in 1993 when her mother stepped back from the day to day running. Suzanne is married and has a daughter. Suzanne hopes the business will continue in the family for generations to come.

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Deputy Manager: Marnie Moors

Marnie has worked in care for over 20yrs. In 2007 Marnie joined Culliford House as Head of Care, a year later was promoted to Deputy Manager. Marnie has gained her NVQ Level 2, 3 and 4 in care and her Level 4 in Management and leadership.

In her spare time Marnie enjoys reading, gardening and DIY, Pilates, cycling and keep fit. Marnie is Suzanne’s sister-in-law and has two grown up children.

JulieHead of Care Evening & Nights: Julie Tombs

Julie started to work at Culliford House in 2000. Julie is the Co-ordinator for the GSFW Care home programme and aiming to achieve the Accredited Gold Standard award for End of Life Care. Julie is passionate about her work and wants to ensure the quality of life is improved for all residents at Culliford House.

In her spare time Julie enjoys making teddy bears, socialising and walking.

JemmaHead of Care: Jemma Carnota-Turner

Jemma has worked in care since 2001. She has gained her advanced GNVQ Level 3 in health and social care and also achieved her Level 2 in Dementia. Jemma joined the team in 2011 as a senior carer and is now Head of Care and Medication lead. Jemma is very passionate about her work and strives to make a difference by maximising people’s strengths and promoting a sense of well-being.

Jemma has gained a Level 2 Award in Team Leading Diploma. Jemma is married, has 3 children, and lives in Dorchester.

SoniaHead of Care: Sonia Walton

Sonia has worked in care for 18 years and has been part of the team at Culliford since 2015. Sonia has gained her NVQ 3 in care and her role at Culliford is head of care. She’s passionate about her role, ensuring she delivers quality care in a person-centred way.

Sonia is married and has 3 children and 7 grandchildren. She enjoys walking and socialising.

Quality Manager: Jeanette A’Court

Jeanette has worked in the Health and Social care setting for over 26yrs. She has gained experience from working in a variety of settings such as mental health and rehabilitation. Jeanette joined Culliford House in 2007 and has worked as an Activity Co-ordinator for 7 years.

She has embraced her new role as Quality Manager with enthusiasm co-ordinating the activities required to meet quality standards with in the home. Jeanette has also gained Level 3 Award in Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act and is the homes Lead.

Jeanette is married and has three children. She lives in Wiltshire and in her spare time enjoys craft and making preserves.

Supervisor: Donna Walton

Donna has worked in the care sector for 14 years and joined Culliford in 2013. She has achieved NVQ Level 3 in care and is currently studying BTEC Level 4 management degree. Donna is also a qualified beauty therapist.

Donna is Dementia lead and Oral health champion at Culliford and is passionate in enabling residents to lead a valued life and to maximise the potential capacity of all residents physically, emotionally and socially.

Donna lives in Dorchester and has one child. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking and Aqua Zumba.

Supervisor: Anne Moors

Anne has worked in care for over 30yrs. In 2017 Anne returned to Culliford House as Supervisor. Anne has gained her NVQ Level 2, 3 and 4 in care and her Level 4 in Management and leadership.

In her spare time Anne enjoys reading, keeping up with Current affairs and walking. Anne lives in Dorchester has four grown up children and four great grandchildren.

DebsActivities Co-ordinator: Debs Ellis
Debs has worked in the care sector for 8 Years as an Activities Co-ordinator. She is very passionate in her work and promotes decision making by the residents which creates a friendly and self-worth environment in the home.

Debs lives in Weymouth has three adult children and has six lovely grandchild. She enjoys her sunshine and holidays abroad!

Activities Co-ordinator: Bridget Townsend
Bridget has been working with older people and vulnerable adults for over 4 years. She loves helping people to express themselves creatively through print, paint & sculpture. Bridget’s passion is to help people to live life to the fullest, try new things & continue with favourite hobbies.

Bridget lives in Milton Abbas and has four children and a granddaughter. She loves her dogs, painting and watching murder mysteries!

AnnieHead cook: Annie Lavis

Annie began her catering career at the age of 26 working in Residential care. Annie has worked at Culliford House since 1991 and has gained her NVQ Level 2 in food and intermediate Food and Hygiene.

In her spare time she enjoys Zumba, swimming and walking.

The team at Culliford House: caring is more than dedication – it’s a passion.