Meet the Team

Our team at Saltwood Care Centre are dedicated to providing the highest standards of care at all times.

Sophie Betts

Registered Manager

“Hi, My name is Sophie and I am the Registered Manager here at Saltwood Care Centre.

I have worked in the healthcare sector since 2008, I have worked in various different roles and developed my skills along my journey. I have worked for both private and public health providers.

I worked previously as a home manager and have supported a range of needs throughout my career including specialist Dementia and nursing care. I have gained qualifications such as my NVQ 5 in management & leadership.

I am passionate about delivering a high standard of care and making a difference in people’s lives. For any person, family member or loved one, choosing a care home can be understandably difficult and I aim to make the transition as smooth as possible with care and understanding to all involved.

Sophie leads her team by example – being open, honest, and passionate about providing the best person-centred care for all residents. Sophie takes pride in her work, always giving her best and ensuring that Saltwood Care Centre is a special place for residents, their families, and the team at Saltwood.”

“My name is Maria Theresa Guerzon. My family and friends call me Terri but Maria at work. I have been working in the UK care industry for almost 21 years.

I completed my degree in Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Philippine Universities. I started working in England as a Senior Health Care Assistant, passed my Nursing adaptation and registered as a nurse in 2006. I completed my nursing adaptation at Philbeach Care Centre, which is now called Saltwood Care Centre. I studied further At Christ Church University and completed Leadership courses.

I worked in different care settings as a nurse, agency nurse, clinical lead and Deputy Manager. This enabled me to gain a wealth of knowledge and experience and provided me with the tools to ensure that residents receive the very best care.
 I love music. For me, music itself is healing. Sometimes patients call me “the singing nurse.” 
I am honoured to be part of the Integrum Care Group and to work alongside a great team at Saltwood Care Centre.”

Maria Theresa Guerzon

Deputy Manager

Natasha Jarvis

Resident Experience Manager

“I Joined SCC as a receptionist in Nov 2020, in the middle of the Covid lockdown, previously working in guest services.

Both my husband and sister work within the company and I was very aware of the effect covid was having within the care home industry and really wanted to help. My intention was to return to my old job but here I am over 3 years later and now a resident experience manager.

I have always had a great relationship with our resident’s families and now I get to spend time with the residents too. I look after the domestic team, catering and reception. I also support The Home Manager, Sophie as much as possible. Sophie and I work very well together and enjoy a fantastic working relationship. Saltwood has a great team, and I am very proud of them daily.”

“My name is Linda Writer, I am originally from Ivory Coast in West Africa.

I have been working as a receptionist for Saltwood Care Centre since the 1st of June 2023.

My responsibilities include welcoming visitors and assisting with administrative duties as requested.

I previously worked as a dispenser for a local Chemist for 10 years.

I have worked with the public for over 20 years, and I enjoy helping and serving others.”

Linda Writer


Hayley McLachlan


“Hayley joined Saltwood Care Centre in March 2023 as the Home Administrator. 

Her role is a key function to support the Home Manager and all members of staff which she does by managing the homes administration efficiently.  Amongst many duties, Hayleys’ role incorporates overseeing staffing, rotas, recruitment and the on onboarding of new members of staff.

Prior to joining Saltwood, Hayley worked in Care for three years.  This is where she gained a good understanding of the care industry and where she found her passion for helping people by ensuring they receive a high level of care and support.

With over 25 years of previous experience as a Sales Manager for a large Insurance  & Holiday company, an Office Manager for a manufacturing company and a Receptionist for a Doctors Surgery, Hayley offers a wealth of experience to Saltwood with knowledge in sales, quality assurance, project management, risk assessment , customer services and all forms of staff management.”

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