The organisation is governed by a voluntary board of trustees and the Chief Executive, Mrs Jenny Hearl, is the registered provider on behalf of Eothen.

Our care homes are supported by the Head Office team which consists of Finance, HR & Training, Quality & Compliance, Purchasing and Administration.

Our staff genuinely care, are experienced, well trained and dedicated. Each home has its own personality and the staff do not wear uniforms. We provide in house training to ensure our practices are consistent and our values and ethos are embedded in everything we do.

Our care home staff will ensure your loved ones are happy, comfortable, meaningfully cared for and loved. Our approach to care creates close connections between residents, staff and relatives which enhances the lives and wellbeing of each individual resident and their families.

Eothen Homes Team - Jenny

Chief Executive

Jenny Hearl, RGN

Jenny is a registered nurse and has worked for Eothen since 1993, becoming Chief Executive in 1997. She ensures that the aims and objectives of the charity are met and will always aim to exceed the high standard and excellent reputation already achieved. She also ensures that the organisation maintains viability for the future and plans future strategy and development.

Eothen Homes Team - Barbara

Finance Manager

Barbara Wilson

Barbara joined the company in 1999 and was promoted to the Finance Manager role in 2001. She is responsible for all aspects of the company finances.

Eothen Homes Team - Christina

Care, Quality and Compliance Manager

Christina Long

Christina joined Eothen in 2018. She started working in care when she was 15 years old as a Care Assistant and then progressed to a Care Home Manager. Over the last 15 years she has managed different services caring for elderly residents. She ensures all Eothen homes are compliant with regulation standards to achieve the best possible care.

Training and Development Manager

Dawn Esslemont

Dawn joined Eothen in 2018 managing our Whitey Bay home for three years having previously being employed as a Trainer and Assessor in Health and Social Care. She joined the Head Office team in 2022 as Training and Development Manager and ensures we have a well trained staff team. Dawn is also responsible for developing a culture of research and excellence within Eothen.

Eothen Homes Team - Sandra

Office Administrator

Sandra Vallely

Sandra joined Eothen in 2016 and provides administration support for Head Office and the homes and ensures the smooth running of the office.

Eothen Homes Team - Deb

Purchasing Assistant

Deborah Stevenson

Deborah joined Eothen in 2017 and is responsible for purchasing all items.

Recruitment Officer

Natalia Thompson

Recruitment and retention of staff is a challenging role which requires a dedicated and innovative approach. Natalia is a perfect fit for this role, having previously being employed as a senior carer at our specialist dementia care home, and has first hand experience of working in residential care. Natalia has achieved CIPD level 3, and is keen to progress further in Recruitment and Human Resources.

To be pampered and walked


Buddy is responsible for cheering everyone up. He pops in now and again to say hi, and patiently waits for anyone to drop any food!