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Abberton Manor

  • Colchester
  • 01206 735590
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Astley Hall

  • Stourport-on-Severn
  • 01299 827020
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  • Hereford
  • 01432 263131
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Nowton Court

  • Bury St Edmunds
  • 01284 756610
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  • Worcestershire
  • 01299 403260
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The Lawns

  • Worcester
  • 01905 821388
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West Eaton

  • Leominster
  • 01568 610395
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The Lawns - Worcester

The Lawns residential and nursing home is in the heart of the beautiful village of Kempsey and is well regarded within the community as being a warm, friendly home, providing the highest quality of care.

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The Lawns Residential and Nursing Home is in heart of the village of Kempsey and has an excellent reputation within the local community for it's outstanding care and warm and friendly atmosphere.

The Lawns provides a range of care; respite care, residential accommodation, nursing care and palliative / end of life care.

A stay with us could be short term, to recover from ill health or time in hospital; to recuperate and regain that zest for life.

Alternatively, it could be long term, when our home becomes your home. We can offer a continuum of care, from residential care through to nursing and palliative care, thereby best supporting both residents and their families. 

Our purpose built extension (which opened in August 2018) has 20 rooms, all en-suite, with the ground floor rooms having their own gardens. A stunning glass atrium sensory garden links the extension to the refurbished regency manor house.

Our food is locally sourced, cooked from fresh ingredients, often home-grown and tailored to individuals’ wishes and needs.

Melanie Dawson Home Manager

In 2019, I became Home Manager at The Lawns and am proud to be working with such a dedicated team who have worked really hard to make the home one of the best in Worcestershire.  The home specialises in End of Life Care and, has held the Gold Standard Framework Award for End of Life Care since 2013. We have just been awarded the GSF Platinum accreditation for 2019 and were awarded by the GSF 2nd place in their Care Home of the Year.

Running a nursing home can be very hard work at times but it also brings plentiful rewards; being able to look after our residents and their families to the best of our ability is a privilege.

I trained in Worcestershire in 1985 and worked in the NHS until 1998. I then managed a dual registered home in Stratford Upon Avon until 2001 and from there, I went to work for a National Care provider becoming their Registered Manager and Head of Clinical Care. I worked in that position for 17 years before becoming Home Manager at The Lawns.

Being in the nursing for 35 years, I bring  a wealth of experience in all sectors of nursing and have a very hands on approach. I live locally and have a family, including young grand children, and am well aware of the pressures that surround families and carers. My door is always open, so feel free to pop in for a chat or give me a call anytime.

Our Quality Care

We offer a continuum of care from respite care to residential care, through to nursing care and palliative / end of life care. We believe in person-centred care, recognising that needs change over time and look after emotional well-being, as well as physical.

We also support families, easing their loved ones transition to our home and welcoming everyone to our Lawns family. We have an open door policy and encourage families and friends to join for activities, events and mealtimes.

The Lawns has an excellent reputation for the quality of its nursing and palliative care.  We have for 2019 been awarded the GOLD STANDARDS FRAMEWORK with Platinum status and have held this coverted award since 2013. We have also been nominated as The Gold Standards Framework Care Home of the Year 2019.

The Gold Standards Framework is the highest accreditation in care, awarded to care homes with exceptional nursing and palliative / end of life care, both for residents and in support of their families.

  • "Just once in a lifetime something beautiful comes into your life and steals your heart. I left mine at The Lawns."

    J, respite care resident, May 2018
  • "We were really pleased with The Lawns Nursing Home. Mum was made to feel like part of the family and was full of praise for all the staff. Mum felt safe and secure and well looked after. The best thing was my dad who visited mum every day was included in the activities and always made to feel very welcome. Thank you."

    JW, daughter of resident, May 2019
  • "Very welcoming and friendly staff. Beautiful five stars facilities rooms, dining area and gardens. The staff are attentive and respond to any concerns. They keep us well informed regarding any health or medication issues. A very good range of activities each week including exercise, singing art and craft etc."

    CS, daughter-in-law of resident, May 2019
  • "We would like to say a big thank you for the care, kindness and compassion shown to DR during her time with you. Your kindness is appreciated."

    family of resident DR, October 2018
  • "Thank you for looking after our Mum during her last days. Thank you again for all you did and making her last few days comfortable."

    daughters of resident AA, January 2019
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CQC make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage us to make sure we are providing the best care possible.

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Our Activities

Like all Heritage Manor homes, we have dedicated staff who focus on providing a varied programme of events throughout the week, both on a group and one-to-one basis.

We like to help our residents carry on their favourite activities wherever possible, but also to introduce new experiences.  Our activities staff have a varied background, from organising large musical events to beauty therapy, and they find something for everyone.

We have a full-time activities programme run by our activities organisers. These range from beauty treatments and hairdressing to chair-based exercise classes, live entertainment, pop-up shops, theme days, crafting, themed super evenings and art and gardening clubs.

We always encourage friends and family to take part in our social activities, and are keen to help arrange birthday parties and special events.  We also celebrate Christmas and Easter, hold an annual Summer fete, have firework displays and hold events to which all are invited.  We also encourage residents and staff into the garden as much as possible.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you and discuss any questions you have and to help you make the right decision for you or your loved one.

You can use our contact details below to contact us or if you would prefer click one of the options below and we will contact you.

Phone: 01905 821388   Email:

The Coach House, 33 Main Rd, Kempsey, Worcester WR5 3NF