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With the announcement of a national lockdown on 4th January 2021, we will be unable to support internal visits with the use of rapid tests, in line with government guidance. Visits within our designated visitor suites can continue as normal however, and should be booked in the usual way. End of Life and essential visits will be facilitated as per government guidance. With the commencement of vaccination programmes in our Care Homes we will be reviewing this situation in line with advice from Public Health England and will welcome you back in to our homes with rapid tests as soon as it is safe to do so.

Meet the Directors

  • Angela Dupont, MBE, DL, Chairman

    Angela Dupont, MBE, DL (Chairman), Somerset Care

    Angela was appointed to the Somerset Care Group Board of Directors as Non-Executive Chairman in September 2017. Angela brings with her a wealth of experience of chairing large organisations, including Yeovil District Hospital, and Devon and Cornwall Housing Association. Angela was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to healthcare.

  • Gary Ridewood, Chief Executive Officer

    Gary Ridewood, Chief Executive Officer, Somerset Care

    Gary Ridewood was appointed as Executive Director of Finance for the Somerset Care Group in September 2017. Now CEO for Somerset Care, Gary, who is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and holds a First Class degree in Economics and Accountancy from Loughborough University, brings with him a wealth of experience in managing finance from within fast-moving acquisitive and entrepreneurial environments.

  • Richard Ring, Non-Executive Director

    Richard Ring, Non-Executive Director, Somerset Care

    Richard joined the Somerset Care Group in July 2016. Alongside his role on the Board of Directors, Richard is Chief Financial Officer and Retail Operations Director for the apetito Group, which deliver meals to care homes, hospitals and people living in their own homes. Richard is also the Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President for apetito Canada. 

  • Emma Glynn, Non-Executive Director

    Emma Glynn, Non-Executive Director, Somerset Care

    Emma joined the Board in 2019.  She is a Chartered Surveyor and Director within a market leading healthcare team at property consultancy, JLL.  She has specialised in the Healthcare real estate sector for over 12 years.  Emma was previously the President of the Bristol Junior Chamber and Chair of the South West Branch of Women in Property. 

  • Elizabeth Robb, OBE, Non-Executive Director

    Elizabeth Robb, OBE, Non-Executive Director, Somerset Care

    A Registered Nurse and Midwife, Elizabeth joined the Board in 2019.  She is a visiting Professor in Leadership and Nursing Practice at London Southbank University and is a Non Executive Director of NHS Professionals Ltd; she undertakes management consultancy within the NHS.  Elizabeth received an OBE for Services to Nursing and Midwifery in 2015.