Who we are

Pilgrims Corner staff come from many different backgrounds, All are committed to providing high quality care for children and young people.
One of these staff will be your Key Worker. You may decide that you like the look of one on this site and we will do all that we can to provide you with this person as your Key Worker when you come to stay with us.

Residential Care Teams

Sarah Norman - Director & Responsible Individual

Ben Hilton -  Manager - Fleetwood Cottage

Kevin Gardner - Senior Leader

Chris Garrett-Bridle - Deputy Manager - Spenser Cottage

Debbie Saidyjah - Deputy Manager -Fleetwood Cottage

Ashley Smith- Manager - Spenser Cottage

Lyn Norman - Finances & Director

Human Resources - Lizanne Denness

Wellbeing and Development - Lee Howlett


Staff of Homes: please request our most up-to-date list of staff from hr@pilgrimscorner.co.uk 

Spencer Cottage

Fleetwood Cottage

Yew Tree Cottage

Fostering Team

Sue Bartholomew - Responsible individual

Lucy Castree - Registered Manager - Fostering

Ian Woodnott - Supervising Social Worker 

ZH - Independent Social Worker

AS - Independent Social Worker

JH - Consultant Social Worker 

Megan Bartholomew - Senior Fostering Administrator - 

Donna Phillips - Administration Lead - Family Time Centre 


Registered Provider:

Pilgrims Corner Ltd

Pilgrims Corner Fostering Ltd

The Gathering Space

Highland Court Farm





Tel: 01227 370808 (option 3)


Qualifications & Experience of Registered Provider:
Sarah Norman - M.I.W. Cert. Welfare Studies & DIP. Welfare Studies
Institute of Welfare Member since 2003
AQA Counselling Children & Young People
NVQ3 Youth Justice
Cert. Equality & Diversity
Cert. Mental Health

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Was Foster Carer for Local Authority & I.F.A. for 8 years. Managing Director of Pilgrims Corner Group since 2002.

Managers of Residential Units:
All expected to hold either the registered managers award/Q.C.F. Leadership and Management and at least two years residential experience.

Organisational Structure:
Sarah Norman - Responsible Individual

Social Work Team

Spenser & Fleetwood Cottages Managers

Qualifications & Experience of Staff Team and Gender - available on request as subject to change.