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  • 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
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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 is in the heart of the beautiful village of Kempsey and uniquely offers residential care through to specialist nursing care, giving a continuity of exceptional care for residents in a warm and friendly environment. We offer day care and respite care for additional support and our care is across generations, supporting young adults through to more elderly residents.

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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.

We 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. We are closely linked with our local community and value their support and interaction with our home.

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. We have a number of social areas for residents to enjoy, a bar and an open plan kitchen dedicated to residents, so they can bake, make tea and coffee, should they wish too. 

Our food is locally sourced, cooked from fresh ingredients, often home-grown and tailored to individuals’ wishes and needs. Our residents have designed and implemented a garden scheme with a wildlife area, patio seating and a veggie plot and greenhouse. 

Melanie Dawson Home Manager - 01905 816412

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. My direct dial is 01905 816412.

Our Quality Care

The Lawns provides a range of care across generations; day care, respite care, residential accommodation, nursing care and palliative / end of life care. This continuum of care is tailored to the well-being of each resident and their changing needs over time. 

We believe in person-centred care, recognising that needs change over time and look after emotional well-being, as well as physical. This relieves that worry of the future for residents and their families.

Our residents are across generations and we offer support for young adults with complex long-term nursing needs through to more elderly residents. This cross generational living makes us even more of a family - the wisdom of years supporting our younger residents and in return they share their youthful vigour and zest for life. 

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.

  • "My husband became a resident of The Lawns in March 2020. The Lawns staff were extremely kind and caring, helping him settle and have continued throughout his stay. The manager will always find the time to help any queries I have, and she runs the home together with her staff in a professional, efficient, but caring way. Both she and all the staff have continued to try to enable as much contact as possible for the residents and their families. A great nursing home."

    PT, wife of resident, July 2020
  • "This care home is like no other! The decor, the staff, the layout and the atmosphere all contribute to this care home being more like a hotel. It honestly doesn’t feel like a care home at all it’s really refreshing due to the modernisation of the place. The main thing is my granddad likes it there and is well looked after. Would highly recommend."

    SF, grandson of resident, February 2020
  • "On leaving hospital we were told no more could be done for my husband - wheelchair-bound and needing 2 carers to move him. The Lawns have now got him walking (with a zimmer frame) moving from bed to wheelchair etc on his own and able to attend to most of his daily needs without help. He has learned to propel his wheelchair himself to move bigger distances. I am now planning for him to come back and live at home."

    DK, wife of resident, February 2020
  • "The Lawns is an experience in itself. The manager and her team are amazing, their person-centred care is first class. While our loved one was in their care, we were all coping with Coronavirus. We were not at all warned. The measures that were taken enabled staff, clients and visitors to remain safe as well as giving excellent care. Thank you all - my 8 o'clock clap will be for you."

    SD, daughter of resident, April 2020
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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.

The role of our activities coordinators extends to well-being and lifestyle: finding out what makes residents happy on a day to day basis, their likes and dislikes, hobbies and interests. Ensuring they feel happy and relaxed and can do all the things they would do at home, at their Lawns home.

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.

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Phone: 01905 821388   Email:

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