About The Porterbrook

The Porterbrook Care Home is located in the Crosspool districts of Sheffield, providing a relaxing environment for our residents. There are 44 modern en-suite bedrooms in the house, as well as a variety of amenities. In a comfortable and secure setting, the Porterbrook Care Home provides nursing, dementia, residential, and respite care. We are proud to support each of our residents in experiencing a full and meaningful life.

We believe it is important that residents continue to pursue their passions and interests and make the most of each day by doing what they enjoy. Visitors are welcome at any time, and we greet family and loved ones with open arms.

The Values We Hold at The Porterbrook Care Home

At The Porterbrook Care Home, we spend time getting to know each and every one of our residents, and we like learning about their stories. That is why, no matter what, it is our responsibility at The Porterbrook Care Home to guarantee that all of our residents receive the care, love, and attention they require. Our staff works closely with our residents to ensure that they receive the degree of care that is appropriate for their situation, as well as the 24-hour care that they deserve. We’re always happy to help in any way we can, even if it’s just to keep someone company or chat about anything.

The Porterbrook Care Home was created with our residents in mind. We strive to provide a welcoming environment that allows residents to feel like they are part of a family; The Porterbrook family. We take great satisfaction in providing the finest possible care to our residents, as well as looking after their loved ones when they visit. Since the beginning, we’ve recognised the importance of working together as a team to make someone’s day better. Building relationships between staff, residents, and their families has always been a top priority for us, allowing us to get a much more complete understanding of our residents than we could have envisioned.

This allowed us to create individualised care plans and solutions for each of our residents, which has been critical to our long-term success. We take great satisfaction in creating a home where our residents have complete access to a variety of amenities that will make their days more enjoyable and their lives better overall. We value each person’s individuality and range of abilities at The Porterbrook Care Home, and we recognise the characteristics that each resident brings to the home, so that we can make sure to provide a lifestyle that suits every individual.

We Understand That Everyone is Unique

We understand how tough it is to decide whether or not to move to a care facility for yourself or a loved one. Regardless of your situation, we believe that one’s independence should not be taken away suddenly. We work hard to ensure that residents can continue to enjoy the activities they love at The Porterbrook Care Home in the same way individuals did previously. The Porterbrook Care Home adheres to a number of beliefs, one of which is that everyone deserves a happy and dignified life.

Healthcare Evaluations

Why should any of our residents’ healthcare be the same? After all, everyone of our residents is an individual, therefore we believe their healthcare should be tailored to suit them and them alone. We are extremely proud of the care we provide to each of our residents, as well as the customised care plans we create to guarantee they receive the best possible treatment. It is always a privilege for us to get to know each of our residents on a personal basis, as it enables us to provide unmatched care day and night.

Meet the Team

  • Home Manager

    Lynne Cannell

    Lynne brings a wealth of experience to her role as Home Manager at The Porterbrook. Having completed her nurse training at Sheffield University, she worked in a number of hospitals across a variety of wards, including general, surgical, and cardiology before pursuing her passion for caring for the elderly in care home settings. Lynne has worked in care homes in Sheffield and Rotherham and is privileged and honoured to now be leading The Porterbrook Care Home team and to be providing the highest possible care for all the residents.

  • Administrator

    Laura Liversidge

    Laura has worked at The Porterbrook since it opened in 2016. She was originally the head housekeeper leading a team of domestic and laundry staff. During her time at the home, she has gained a wealth of experience and qualifications including an NVQ level 3 in hospitality and leadership. Laura has always enjoyed interacting with our residents as well as their family and friends.

    In March 2022 Laura took the opportunity to take on the role of the office manager.  Laura now manages the admin, reception and activity teams ensuring all visitors are greeted with a warm welcome while our residents enjoy their weekly visits to the salon and have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities from arts and crafts, games and visits to our own café bar or pub.


  • Unit Lead

    Sarah Charlesworth

    Sarah is our Unit Lead and has worked in care for 10 years. Sarah started as a care assistant and progressed within her career. “I joined The Porterbrook for a new challenge as a senior in November 2021 and then I was promoted to unit lead in March 2022. The Porterbrook is somewhere where internal promotion is encouraged and staff are supported to develop which is great.”

  • Deputy Manager

    Lorna Turner

    Lorna is our Deputy Manager who has worked in care for over 20 years. Lorna started on a Youth Training Scheme and worked her way up to get to where she is today.

    In her previous role, Lorna was the Registered Manager at another care home, “I saw the opportunity at The Porterbrook and wanted to join – a beautiful home with great opportunities.”

  • Head Chef

    Louise Johnston

    Louise has worked in the catering industry for over 23 years all over the UK including Blackpool, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Leeds, Spain & now Sheffield.

    “The Porterbrook brought me to Sheffield, it’s beautiful surroundings & decor, I knew I wanted to be involved in producing and serving food of the highest quality to our lovely residents.”

    Louise began her love of cooking 15 years ago, and qualified as chef in 2011 at Thomas Danby College in Leeds. Louise says food is her life and work is her passion.

  • Activity Co-ordinator


    Amy is one of our activity co-ordinators and has been working at The Porterbrook Care Home since September 2021. She has completed a fine art degree in York and is now studying a masters in Art Psychotherapy. This experience has led her to become one of our activity co-ordinators, using her skills and creativity to plan events for all of the residents to enjoy. “I really enjoy doing a range of activities with the residents, seeing them smile and enjoy themselves is my favourite part of the job.”
  • Activity Co-ordinator & Receptionist


    I am one of the Activity Co-ordinators at The Porterbrook Care Home. I also work on reception part time so I feel very lucky to be able to get to know our incredible residents and their visitors. Although I only started working here in June 2022 I already feel part of the team and coming to The Porterbrook doesn’t feel like coming to work. I have many special hobbies which include music, crafts and gardening and I’m really excited to share my passion for these with our residents.

  • Activity Co-ordinator


    I’ve been working in the care sector for 24 years and have been an activity co-ordinator for 7 years. I absolutely love my job. It’s rewarding to make our residents happy and I enjoy supporting them to live a happy and meaningful lifestyle. I enjoy organising events, having fun with the residents and supporting them to pursue existing and new interests.
  • Librarian


    Brenda is one of our residents and has recently taken on the role of being our in house Librarian. Brenda says “I like being useful and I love to write and don’t do it often now. I love looking through the books and their covers and choose which ones I might like to read. I’ve been told we might be starting up a mobile library for residents in their rooms and then I will be stamping or using tickets for the books.”

Premium Care For You

Our competent expert staff has been dedicated to assisting our residents with whatever challenges they may be facing since the very start. We take great pride in providing a home where residents have complete access to a variety of care alternatives and our team takes the time to get to know each resident’s distinctive qualities and abilities. We want to recognise and honour them, as well as assist residents in achieving their goals, no matter how big or small; we understand that addressing every minor and major detail in one’s day-to-day living helps towards overall well-being.