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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 is set in a quiet village location. This beautiful and well equipped home specialises in end of life care and is staffed by a team who hold between them over 200 years of nursing experience.

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About Us

The Lawns Nursing Home provides tranquil and relaxing accommodation in beautiful grounds. Situated in the village of Kempsey, it is set in 3 acres of attractively lawned gardens and was originally a regency manor house.

The Lawns enjoys an excellent reputation for the quality of its nursing and palliative care.  The nursing staff have over 200 years of experience, and with our many long serving care staff, the home has been recognised with the coveted gold standard framework award with merit, of which we are all justifiably proud.

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.

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

The Lawns provides residential and nursing care, on a long term, convalescent or short stay basis. Our dedicated, long-serving team are proud of the awards they have achieved, including the highest accreditation for care, the Gold Standard Framework, for outstanding nursing and palliative care.

Our purpose built new extension opened in August 2018 and provides 20 rooms, all en-suite, with the ground floor rooms having their own gardens. A stunning glass atrium sensory garden links the new extension to the manor house. The manor house provides single and shared accommodation, the majority of which is en-suite, all refurbished to a high standard.

Our ethos is to provide the highest quality person-centred care, in a warm and friendly environment.

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

  • "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
  • "A very big thank you for all the kindness and thoughtfulness you showed my husband while he was with you. he couldn't have had better care and I do really appreciate it."

    SB, wife of resident August 2018
  • "A big thank you for all the care and support you have given over the short time he was with you. In big ways and small ways some people make all the difference...thank you."

    family of resident RB, September 2018
  • "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
CareQuality Commission

CQC are the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.

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.

Our Quality care awards & organisations we work with

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