Meet the Team

At Mearns View Care Home, our staff is comprised of devoted individuals who all share the same mission of providing high-quality, outcome-focused care. We strive to develop strong relationships with all who live and work at Mearns View. We work hard to ensure that staff, residents, and their loved ones feel respected and appreciated.

  • Terry Blackwood

    Home Manager
    Terry, Home Manager at Mearns View
    Terry BlackwoodHome Manager

    Terry is the appointed Home Manager for Mearns View and brings a wealth of experience having started in the care sector as a Care Assistant then having progressed having gained his BSc Mental Health Nursing. He has held previous roles of Unit Manager, Deputy Manager and more recently a Home Manager in the local area. Terry has a genuine passion for the nursing profession and caring for others and working in the care in his own words is a great privilege and allows me to support others achieve their own personal goals by helping them live a life that is full and not dominated by diagnosis.

  • Ana Heron

    Deputy Manager
    Ana HeronDeputy Manager

    Ana is the Deputy Manager at Mearns View Care Home. For the past 15 years, Ana has been working in the healthcare sector. Following her Accountancy degree, Ana worked as an Accountant in Barcelona before moving back to Portugal to look after a close family member. Ana’s interest in Nursing developed then and she decided to go back to university and qualify as a Nurse. Ana graduated as a Nurse in Lisbon and worked for a private care home in Portugal for 8 years before moving to Edinburgh in 2016 where she worked as progressed to a Deputy Manager position. Ana moved to Glasgow in 2022 and is excited to join the team at Mearns View.

  • Toni

    Toni, Administrator at Mearns View

    Toni has joined the team as our Administrator and brings with her a wealth of experience in this field. Toni is looking forward to getting to know all of our residents and their families. In her spare time, Toni enjoys spending time with her family and walking her dog Ben.

  • Lewis

    Head Chef
    LewisHead Chef

    Lewis has been appointed as our Head Chef. Lewis has worked in the catering industry for over 30 years in Scotland. Lewis has worked in various hotels, restaurants, production kitchens and care homes. Lewis loves to cook, especially comfort food with good produce. Lewis lives local to the care home and when he isn’t standing over the hot cooker, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and watching sports.

    Lewis is looking forward to working at Mearns View and being able to provide out future residents with some delicious meals.

  • Linda Beedham

    Linda BeedhamCook

    Linda has been a cook for 30 years. This is Linda’s second time working in a care home but she thoroughly enjoys this. In the past, Linda ran a gold hotel, and microbrewery and was a mobile chef. In her spare time, Linda enjoys horse riding and cooking for her family. Linda also spends her time cooking for the homeless.

  • Jane

    Registered Nurse
    JaneRegistered Nurse

    Jane is employed as a registered nurse at Mearns View. Jane has been a nurse for 26 years and is dual-trained (Adult and Mental Health Nursing). Jane knew from a young age that she wanted to be a nurse as her gran was a mental health nurse and she loved to listen to the stories she told. Jane’s main passion is delivering exceptional dementia care and palliative care. In her spare time, Jane enjoys walking her dogs, hillwalking with her partner, gardening, cooking, and baking. Jane is also trained in martial arts.

  • Sarah Duncan

    Sarah DuncanNurse

    Sarah has worked at Mearns View for a few months and has settled in great, all residents and staff love her. Sarah is a newly qualified nurse who demonstrated excellent skills and knowledge. Sarah was previously in the Army training to be an avionics engineer. It was in the army that Sarah met her husband. Unfortunately, Sarah injured herself and had to rethink her career. Sarah started working as a care assistant in the community and began her nursing studies during the pandemic.

  • Barbara

    Registered Nurse
    BarbaraRegistered Nurse

    Barbara has been a nurse for several years and has lots of care home experience. Barbara has worked at Mearns View since it opened in May. Barbara enjoys spending time with her family on her days off and going for meals. Barbara also enjoys reading and relaxing with her cat, Katie.

  • Adela


    Adela has worked at Mearns View since opening. Adela has always wanted to be a nurse to fulfil the desire to help others, she graduated in August 2022.

    In her spare time, Adela enjoys walking, reading, spending time with friends, family and watching medical documentaries.

  • Javier

    Care Assistant
    Javier, Care Assistant at Mearns View
    JavierCare Assistant

    Javier is originally from Spain. Javier has worked in care for a number of years and enjoys providing person centred care to his residents. In his spare time, Javier plays violin and has played for our residents in the care home.

  • Linda

    Care Assistant
    Linda, Care Assistant at Mearns View
    LindaCare Assistant

    Linda’s favourite thing about working as a care assistant is being able to provide exceptional care to the residents. Linda enjoys spending time with her family, going to the cinema and spending time with her grandchildren.

  • Sophie

    Care Assistant
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    SophieCare Assistant

    Sophie has worked in care for 4 years, she has worked as a carer for a family member, home care and has now settled in well to her role as care assistant at Mearns View. Sophie loves working in care as she finds it very rewarding being able to care for the residents and also loves to build relationships with them and their families.

  • Christine

    Lifestyle Coordinator
    ChristineLifestyle Coordinator

    Christine has worked in the care home sector for a number of years. She has a huge passion for delivering person centred activities and works closely with the local community to ensure that there are opportunities for our residents to remain connected.

  • Nicola Wilson

    Lifestyle Coodinator
    Nicola WilsonLifestyle Coodinator

    Nicola has a huge passion for health and wellbeing and loves providing reflexology treatments.

  • Ilze

    Housekeeping Supervisor
    Ilze, Housekeeping Supervisor at Mearns View
    IlzeHousekeeping Supervisor

    Ilze is orginially from Latvia. When Ilze lived in Latvia, she completed a university degree in economics and worked as a project manager. After this, Ilze moved to Scotland where she started working as a Housekeeper for various companies. Most recently, Ilze has been working in the care home sector as a head housekeeper. Ize loves working in the care sector as she loves being able to use her skills and knowledge to help people.

  • Sharron

    Housekeeping Assistant
    SharronHousekeeping Assistant

    Sharron has worked at Mearns View for 6 months and is loved by both residents and colleagues.

  • Paul

    Maintenance Manager
    PaulMaintenance Manager

    Paul has been appointed as our Maintenance Manager. Paul brings with him a wealth of experience having previously worked in another care home. Paul stated that his number one passion when working in care is the residents and this is demonstrated by Paul as he enjoys spending time with the residents and getting them involved in tasks around the home.

  • Doreen

    Doreen, Hairdresser at Mearns View

    Meet Doreen our in-house hairdresser. Doreen has many years of experience in the industry and will be available 3 days per week for residents to receive excellent service for their hairdressing needs.

  • Cat

    Cat, Receptionist at Mearns View

    Catriona, known as Cat, has been appointed as our receptionist. Since leaving school, Cat has worked in an office support role and for the last seven years, Cat has worked in a care home setting working in the office and reception area.

    Cat lives local to the care home and has two sons, aged 21 and 16 years of age. In her spare time, Cat enjoys socialising with friends and family, enjoying nice food and wine together. In addition to this, Cat likes to take advantage of spending time at the family cottage, which is situated in Strontian, Argyll. While at the cottage, Cat likes to take in beautiful scenery and relax by the fire whilst enjoying a G&T.