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9.3 carehome.co.uk review score

Welcome to Dunwood Manor Nursing Home

Set amongst 12 acres of beautiful gardens, Dunwood Manor provides nursing, respite, dementia and palliative care in the wonderful surroundings of a stately country house in Sherfield English, just outside Romsey.
“With general nursing care, respite and specialist palliative care in the ‘Willows’ wing and dedicated dementia care in the secure ‘Beeches’ wing, Dunwood Manor offers residents comfort, privacy and dignity in an elegant and historic setting.”
Alison, Regional Manager
Dunwood Manor With Lawn

About Dunwood Manor

From nursing staff and care assistants to our kitchen team and activities co-ordinators, everyone at Dunwood Manor is fully invested in Allegra Care’s values of compassion, integrity and professionalism. Everyone is committed to inspiring and ensuring confidence and peace of mind - not only on the part of our residents, but for their families and loved ones as well.

News & Events

Fundraising for The Care Workers Charity

06 Jun 2022

Furry Friends at Dunwood Manor Nursing Home

06 Jun 2022

Jubilee fun at Dunwood Manor Nursing Home

02 Jun 2022

Dunwood Manor Nursing Home's activities in May

01 Jun 2022
Smiling Lady & Carer

Care you won’t forget

With a rating of 9.1 out of 10 on carehome.co.uk, countless testimonials speak of the quality of care provided at Dunwood Manor. We strongly believe in the benefits of person-centred care and, to this end, draw up a personalised care package together with each resident and their family. Respecting individuality, dignity and privacy, each care plan is regularly reviewed to ensure it meets the resident’s needs as they evolve over time.


Meet the team

All of our staff meet Allegra Care’s exacting standards - not only in terms of training and qualification, but on a personal level. Kindness, empathy and patience are highly valued, and all of the team at Dunwood Manor possess these qualities in abundance.

Jan Cresdee


Registered Manager

Jan joined Allegra Care as Registered Manager at Dunwood Manor in June 2022, bringing a passion for dementia care borne of personal experience with her own mother, and an extensive track record of working in the care sector for 30 years.

Her career started as a carer in a local authority care home in 1985, before moving into community care. A Registered Nurse since 2009, her wide-ranging experience encompasses working for Hampshire and Surrey County Councils, BUPA, Care UK, Leonard Cheshire and McCarthy & Stone.

Away from work, Jan enjoys walking, keeping fit and doing up her home, which she describes as a labour of love. Above all, she loves supporting the youngest of her three sons on his international pathway to hopefully representing GB at badminton in the Olympic Games.


Deputy Manager

Having trained at the University of Southampton’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, Lisa qualified in 2004. Since then, she has enjoyed an extensive career in nursing, acquiring a wide variety of skills and experience across a range of nursing roles, from carer and staff nurse to Community Sister and Senior Nurse in the nursing home sector. With a keen interest in palliative and dementia care, she was delighted to progress her career by joining Dunwood Manor as Deputy Manager. Away from work, she enjoys the great outdoors, exploring the New Forest with her family.

Alison Bruce

Regional Manager

Alison undertook her nursing training at St Bartholomews Hospital in London before working for two years in Saudi Arabia. Returning to the UK, she held a number of nursing posts before assuming the role of Manager at New Forest Nursing Home. Her role and responsibilities expanded in 1996, becoming Director of Care for Sentinel Health Care’s homes in Hampshire. Subsequently, with Allegra Care’s acquisition of the Sentinel group in 2021, she became Regional Manager, continuing to oversee the day to day operations of all five homes across the New Forest and environs. Passionate about caring for the elderly, Alison is dedicated to upholding the very highest standards of care and service delivered by Allegra Care.

An important part of our job at Dunwood Manor is to allay any worries you might have by providing full and honest answers to all of your questions, so you’re fully informed to make the right decisions. And the same applies throughout your loved-one’s time with us - no matter what’s on your mind, we’re here to help and advise.

Since my wife was admitted to Dunwood Manor some thirteen months ago I have found the care and attention afforded to her has been exemplary. Her somewhat unexpected confinement was a difficult enough situation to adjust to but it has been made very much easier by the very kind and caring attitude of the staff at all levels. Access to see my wife has been made as easy as possible in these Covid ridden times but it is not difficult to see why those precautions were necessary and hopefully they will improve still further in due course. The home carries all of the right gradings and certification with attention being paid to personal needs and dietary requirements. For families searching for a haven for an elderly relative then Dunwood Manor should be well in focus.
Quentin S
Husband of resident, June 2021
Lady & Carer

Personalised care

In keeping with Allegra Care’s commitment to person-centred care, the team at Dunwood Manor go to great lengths to ensure that every individual care programme is uniquely tailored to each resident’s specific needs - both upon arrival and throughout the duration of their stay.