Our Management Team


Alison Hume and Jim Haines

Owners and Directors

Alison and Jim say: “Providing a special place for people to be cared for gives us enormous pleasure. We often spend time at each facility. We talk each day about our vision for residents and staff, discussing ideas and striving to find creative ways of providing the very best care.”

Alison is a registered nurse with experience in auditing health and disability services. Alison is inspired by the concept of care delivered in a small and homely atmosphere that encourages staff members to bring their own sense of home and passion to the work they do. Alison believes in the healing power of creating and sharing ‘rich moments’, and delivering the highest possible standard of person-centred care.

Jim was involved in a variety of business activities in the building development industry before moving into aged residential care and has a particular passion for the development of the staff team.

Providing opportunities for personal growth brings both Alison and Jim much pleasure.

For over a decade Alison and Jim have provided care for the elderly, specialising in caring for people with dementia, and have pioneered the ‘small homes’ and ‘Best Friends approach to care’ concepts in New Zealand. They are innovative and passionate about the work they do and visit their facilities regularly, working with their teams and engaging with their residents.

"Providing the mentoring and the resources for our team to give loving care is the work we have chosen to do."


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Chris Booth

Quality & Systems Manager

Chris believes that our philosophy and values are something that sets us apart. Thay are an integral part of our quality system, a factor that keeps Chris motivated to achieve the very best possible outcomes for all our facilities.

Chris regularly visits all our facilities to conduct compliancy audits and review their documentation and generally assess their performance. 

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Simon Hamley

Education Coordinator for Unregulated Staff / Wellness Support Advisor

Simon has worked as a registered nurse for over 25 years in the UK and New Zealand. Education is an area that has always given him great satisfaction, as he enjoys seeing staff learn and grow and improve skills.

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Vicky Jones

Operations Management Leader

Vicky’s main focus is in supporting the operations managers of our facilities with HR processes, the resolution of any complex or unexpected issues which may arise from time to time, and professional development.

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Ruth Babonnick

National Clinical Manager

As National Clinical Manager my role is to offer guidance and support to the Clinical Managers at each our facilities, ensuring that our vision and values are the heart of every aspect of the care we provide.

Any person suffering from dementia needs and deserves expert care in a loving and  peaceful environment. I am passionate about leading my team to provide this, and ensuring that this support network also includes to the families of our residents.





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Donya Nee

Promotions and Public Relations Coordinator 

Donya works in the area of promotions and public relations for the organisation. This involves coaching clinical and operation managers in this area and encouraging their involvement in their local communities. Donya has a background of nine years with the company as a diversional therapist, NVCI instructor, marketing coordinator and member of the senior management team.

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