A little introduction

Emyvale History

Susan and Steve bought Emyvale House in 2003. Susan is district nurse trained and holds a Bsc in nursing studies and Stephen is a trained nurse specialising in learning disabilities.

Both were working full time when they decided to buy Emyvale House and enter the world of Adult Social Care.

The company grew in 2005 with the acquisition of Eboracum House and Ashmeadows and then in 2007 with the acquisition of Lockermarsh and West Melton Lodge.

It was at this point they then decided to use the umbrella of “Emyvale”, to create Emyvale Care to describe the group.

Meet the Management Team


Stephen Oldale

Image of Stephen Oldale, Emyvale Care Homes Owner

Stephen is nurse trained and has always worked in residential care and had the desire to run a care home using the knowledge and skills acquired over his time as a cook, care assistant, nurse and finally home manager.


Susan Leigh

Image of Emyvale Care Homes owner, Susan Leigh

Susan has a history of working in care and wished to use her clinical and management skills to develop and sustain Emyvale Care.

Operations Manager

Wayne Willis

Wayne Willis - Emyvale Care Homes

Wayne has worked within the field of health and social care for over 30 years, as a Registered Home Manager, Regional Director, and Operations Manager.
A continuing improvement in the quality of care that older people need and deserve is Wayne’s sole aim.

Lockermarsh Registered Homes Manager

Dale Davenport

Dale Davenport - Emyvale Care Homes

I started my career in care working with adults with Autism and Learning Disabilities.
I worked in this sector for five years before obtaining my first Registered Managers position with a start-up home care service. I then went on to set up another start-up service obtaining a good rating with CQC. My passion falls within residential care so eventually, I transitioned back into this service managing residential homes for the elderly.

West Melton Lodge Registered Homes Manager

Louise Foster

Bio Coming Soon

Eboracum Registered Homes Manager

New Appointment

Bio Coming Soon

Our Approach

Our Approach to Care

Our motto states “Where care comes first”, and this is evident if you come to visit us at Emyvale in any of our homes.

Genuine relationships are at the heart of our care approach and staff aim to provide the best professional support available to anyone who resides with us, be that for daycare once a week, or long-term residential support and care.

Home” isn’t just a place. It should be a feeling, it should provide warmth and relaxation, it should be somewhere where you can be yourself, it’s more than just four walls, and this is evident in the way our staff treat everyone within Emyvale’s care with respect and dignity.

Our Approach to Meals

We believe that mealtimes should feel special and we dress the dining rooms to make sure people feel cared for within that environment. We aspire for hotel quality but with home cooked food and complemented with a homely charm. Our chefs pride themselves on being able to meet individual needs. Throughout the day we complement the different menu choices with snacks and refreshments of choice.

We make sure birthdays and special occasions are celebrated and include everyone that is special to the individual celebrating.

Our Approach to Activity

Laughter is the best medicine and we try to make sure everyone has a smile on their face at least once a day :)

We foster a sense of fun, balanced with the respect needed to develop meaningful relationships with those living at Emyvale. Our activities are tailored to the homes, but more so, to the individual needs of our residents who put their trust in our care.

The activities do differ from home to home as does our approach, but across all the homes, partnership is the key. We look to develop meaningful and sustainable partnerships with those in the local area, be that schools, colleges, volunteering programmes, churches to name but a few.

Emyvale Care respects quiet time is also important and needs to be balanced with other social engagement so all our homes have areas of relaxation, providing a gentle solace if the days ever feel too busy.

Our Care Homes

Link to: West Melton LodgeLink to: LockermarshLink to: Eboracum House