9.5 carehome.co.uk review score

Welcome to Fordingbridge Care Home

Fordingbridge, Hampshire

Located just outside Fordingbridge town centre, on the fringes of the New Forest, Fordingbridge Care Home offers a comprehensive range of specialised elderly care in a modern, purpose-built building set in secure, landscaped grounds.
  • Nursing care
  • Short stay
  • Behaviours that Challenge
  • Dementia care
“From residential, nursing and end-of-life care, to dementia, Alzheimer’s and Behaviours that Challenge, at Fordingbridge Care Home we’re proud of the dedicated, round-the-clock care we offer in an exceptional, purpose-built environment.”
Jacqueline, Regional Manager Hampshire

About Fordingbridge Care Home

Augmented by specialists in dementia, Alzheimer’s and Behaviours that Challenge, our wonderful staff work round the clock to deliver care that befits a setting that’s tailor-made to support, protect and enhance the lives of our residents. With a nurse station on each floor and the latest nurse call system, reaction times are minimised and care from our dedicated team is always close at hand.

The residents at Fordingbridge Care Home had a very active weekend.

29 Apr 2024

The Seaside Comes to Fordingbridge with Spare Tyre Theatre Productions

12 Apr 2024

Easter Egg Hunt at Fordingbridge Nursing Home

30 Mar 2024

Carers Information Day at Dunwood Manor

26 Feb 2024

Halloween fun at Fordingbridge Care Home

31 Oct 2023

Fordingbridge prepares for its photoshoot

30 Jul 2022

Fundraising for The Care Workers Charity

06 Jun 2022

Celebrating International Nurses Day across our nursing and care homes

13 May 2022

Allegra acquires two homes in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk

16 Jan 2022

Care you won't forget

Fordingbridge Care Home is rated “Good” by the Care Quality Commission, scoring 8.6 out of 10 on carehome.co.uk. All of our staff are trained to the highest levels to deliver the utmost professionalism and outstanding care that respects the individuality, independence and dignity of our residents at all times.

Meet the team

Our senior leadership team at Fordingbridge Care Home brings a wealth of expertise to every aspect of resident care.



Deputy Manager

Katrina qualified as registered mental health nurse in 2000 after completing her three years training in Cornwall. She started her post qualification career at The Priory Hospital Marchwood, then working in the NHS from 2002 to 2015 when she joined Fordingbridge as Deputy Matron. She loves her current job within Fordingbridge and likes to make it a happy and fun place for all the residents who reside there. Joining her at work is her Cavapoo puppy Archie who comes everywhere with her and likes to visit the residents where he will also hoover up crumbs from the floor!

In her time off Katrina enjoys walking with Archie in the New Forest or the beach, or spending time with her husband and two children exploring the area. Katrina as Clinical Manager ensures the highest standards of care and support are provided to our residents at Fordingbridge.
Jacqui Smith

Jacqueline Smith

Regional Manager South

Working for eleven years as a Social Worker and Team Manager in Adult Services, Jacqueline relished supporting care providers with their safeguarding, quality and compliance requirements. Based on this experience, she then sought a move into working with a residential care provider. Jacqueline approached Allegra Care first, as she felt that the company’s values, care principles and household model aligned very closely with her own vision of what good care should look like. As Regional Manager, her passion for outstanding care is self-evident as she supports homes and colleagues across Hampshire. She also thinks laughter is a great tonic – and her cheeky sense of humour is infectious.

Away from work, Jacqueline enjoys eating out, cinema and horse racing. As a mother of two grown up children, she enjoys spending time with her friends, her family and her two grandchildren.




Following a career working as an administrator for a children’s centre, Carole Ann took on a similar role at Fordingbridge Care Home in 2013. Her position enables her to use her organisational and people skills to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the home and perform the many administrative functions that this entails. With two adult daughters and three teenage grand-daughters, outside work she enjoys spending time in the garden with her husband, reading, crown green bowling.
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Jacqui Tucker

Regional Relationship Liaison Manager South and Central Regions

After working for 14 years as a renal nurse specialist, Jacqui changed her career to be around more for her young children. Her wide-ranging experience since then encompasses a number of rewarding positions across a variety of sectors, including team leader for Jobsite; Southern Team manager for Westfield Health; management for a specialist lender helping people rebuild their credit profile and, most recently, moving into the elderly care sector with Barchester, for whom she worked in community awareness and fundraising.

Now, as Regional Relationship Liaison Manager for Allegra Care, she brings her diverse portfolio of skills to the task of supporting the homes and helping the company develop its profile in the elderly care sector.
Jamie Sales

James Sales

Operations Director

Recently celebrating his 40th year working in the care sector, James brings a wealth of experience to his role as Allegra Care’s Operations Director. His career spans care in a range of settings and sectors, with his initial training as a nurse leading on to a variety of roles throughout 20 years’ service in the NHS. James is passionate about elderly care and shares Allegra Care’s dedication to person-centred care delivery, ensuring that every aspect is tailored to each individual’s specific needs. In his free time, he will most likely be found walking in his beloved countryside, faithful four legged companion in tow.
The care my father has received at Fordingbridge Care Home has been fantastic. Always welcomed by friendly staff who have shown great knowledge and care towards him. They have always got him all the help he has needed and kept us regularly updated with how he is. I feel very confident in his care at this home, it has a warm and friendly atmosphere and the staff and residents always appear happy when I am visiting.
Kelly B
Daughter of resident, July 2021

Personalised care

At Fordingbridge Care Home, every aspect of care is geared around the individual requirements of each resident, with a personalised care plan that’s continually reviewed and adapted to meet their evolving needs.