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Innovative Aged Care offers over 100 years of combined experience in elderly care, healthcare and hospitality. The company was founded with the aim of providing the UK’s first, best and only dedicated memory care service.

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The Team

At Chelsea Court Place, we know first-hand how important good care is for helping our residents achieve the best possible quality of life. That’s why we take pride not only in the care that we offer but also in our staff, who provide exceptional care. We have a team of highly experienced people on hand to provide valuable help and support to residents at all times. Most importantly, we always ensure that the care we provide is bespoke and appropriately tailored to each and every individual. 

Christine Bunce, Head of Commissioning and Operations

Christine Valentine-Bunce is General Manager at Innovative Aged Care, where she has overseen the opening of the group's first care home Chelsea Court Place which specialises in premium dementia care.

Originally from California where she trained as a clinical psychologist, Christine has a wealth of healthcare experience both in the States and in the UK. After graduating, Christine moved to London where she began working for St George's NHS Trust as a senior clinical psychologist and the manager of a community mental health team.

Inspired by visiting her great-grandmother in one of San Francisco's first assisted living communities, Christine pursued a career in elderly care, with a mission of helping to change the way we care for seniors and people with dementia. Her training in psychology and mental health, combined with her passion for care, has provided the perfect foundation for Christine to exceed in this sector.

Christine previously held the position of General Manager at Coombe Hill Manor Signature Senior Lifestyles in Kingston, a residential care and nursing home with a separate 24-bed dementia facility. She was a finalist at Surrey Care Awards for Care Home Manager of the Year and continues to be recognised for her outstanding contribution to aged care.

Cynthia Constantine, Care Coordinator

Cynthia Constantine has 10 years’ experience in the care industry and holds an NVQ2 and 3. Cynthia is a moving and handling trainer and has also been trained in dignity and is currently undertaking a course in Phlebotomy. Her previous experience working in the hotel industry, where she worked in supervisory roles as well as activities coordinator, ignited her passion for working with people in the care sector. Dedicated to delivering compassionate, person-centered care for those living with dementia, Cynthia tailors her care to the needs of each individual. Cynthia is responsible for planning and coordinating the broad range of activities and events on offer at Chelsea Court Place, helping to enhance and make a positive impact on the lives of our members and residents.

Gabriela Zackova, General Manager

Gabriela Zackova has over 13 years of nursing experience spanning acute, senior and palliative care. Her previous positions include deputy manager at Brendoncare foundation, A&E nurse, Clinical Lead in a private home in Southwark and specialist advisor to Care Quality Commission (CQC). With a degree in Law with Psychology, Gabby dedicates her spare time working as a Legal Advisor for a charity which provides free legal advice to the citizens of Czech Republic and Slovakia.Gabby is a very experienced Dementia Care Mapper and researches the subject at Kingston University. Gabby is an exceptionally caring person; she is passionate about providing outstanding support and enriching the lives of those in her care.

Matt Dodge, Executive Chef

Matt has previously worked at the Savoy Hotel, Sunrise Senior Living and Signature Coombe Hill Manor. His philosophy is to create classic and simple modern dishes that inspire residents to recall happy memories of family dinners and Sunday lunches. He is keen to serve highly nutritious food that benefits the health of residents. Matt is a former winner of the South East heat of Care Cook of the Year in 2015 and runner-up of the UK Care Cook of The Year category.

Alex Morte, Head Chef

Alex was awarded the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Care Cook of the Year in 2016, and also won the highly commended Main Course award. He previously worked at Signature Coombe Hill Manor in Surrey. He enjoys working in the care sector and providing nutritious food to meet the needs of individual residents and aims to ensure that every meal is an enjoyable dining experience, while providing residents with flavours and smells they have grown to love throughout their lives.