Magdalen House Care Home exterior on a sunny day
9.8 review score

Welcome to Magdalen House Care Home

Ipswich, Suffolk

A 53-bed residential care home in the market town of Hadleigh in South Suffolk, Magdalen House was purpose-built in 2012. Under the caring stewardship of the Registered Manager the home offers residential, respite and dementia care for individuals and couples in luxurious modern surroundings.
  • Day centre
  • Respite
  • Dementia care
“At the centre of town and the local community, Magdalen House offers genuine home from home comforts in spacious, modern surroundings."
Kirsty, Home Manager
Magdalen House Care Home

About Magdalen House Care Home

Rated “Good” by the Care Quality Commission and 9.8 on, Magdalen House offers superior personalised care, supported by a varied programme of activities and excursions to help residents remain socially engaged and fulfilled. Our hand-picked staff team all meet Allegra Care’s exceptional standards and are committed to delivering the very highest standards of residential and dementia care.

News & Events

Feeding the Ducks

08 May 2024

Nippers and Slippers learn about Insects

09 May 2024

Easter at Magdalen House Care Home

14 Mar 2024

Bridging generations at Magdalen House

06 Mar 2024

A Fun Filled Valentine's Day at Magdalen House

14 Feb 2024

A Fun Filled Week At Magdalen House Nursing Home

26 Jan 2024

Nippers and Slippers and gingerbread men

06 Dec 2023

Christmas is Coming Magdalen House Care Home

08 Dec 2023

Magdalen House Residents Celebrate Remembrance Sunday

12 Nov 2023

Enjoying a movie afternoon at Magdalen House Care Home

10 Nov 2023

Queen Camilla the Royal Python pays a visit

19 Oct 2023

Magdalen House Residents seaside trip

10 Oct 2023

Magdalen House summer fete is a roaring success

22 Jul 2023

Chocolate Making Is A Real Treat

20 Jul 2023

Engaging Activities and Glowing Reviews

19 Jun 2023

The power of ping pong!

21 Apr 2023

Magdalen House Brings Smiles and Joy to Children and Residents Alike in Easter Celebration

12 Apr 2023

Animal visits at Magdalen House Care Home

24 Aug 2022

Magdalen House Care Home receives 8.6 rating

02 Aug 2022

Making residents' wishes come true at Magdalen House Care Home

08 Jul 2022

Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee at Magdalen House Care Home

10 Jun 2022
Magdalen House Care Home resident gardening with care team member

Compassionate care in a beautiful environment

Inside and out, Magdalen House offers an environment that’s conducive to quality residential and dementia care. All interiors have been  designed to offer familiar reference points and minimise disorientation, whilst our outdoor spaces provide a tranquil setting for rest and relaxation.

Meet the team

Each and every member of the team here at Magdalen House plays a vital role in our commitment to providing first class dementia, respite and residential care.

Kirsty Holden

Kirsty Holden

Home Manager

Kirsty has been in the care industry since she was 18 years old. She started as a care assistant, making her way to home manager within five years.

She brings thirteen years of expertise and experience to the home manager role at Magdalen House.
She has been awarded a QCR level 5 Diploma in leadership for Health and Social Care and children and Young Peoples Services and during her previous appointments, she was awarded ‘Care Home Manager of the Year’ in which the judges described her as “fun, full of life, committed, knowledgeable and caring” and she saw the residents as an extension of my family.

Outside of her working career she has a loving husband and two children that keep her busy.



Deputy Manager

Having spent much of her career working with children in a variety of roles, Lesley started working in elderly care when her own mother moved into Magdalen House.

Lesley joined the team at Magdalen House as a carer in 2013. Loving the fulfilling nature of her new career, she subsequently progressed to Senior then Deputy Manager, combining her care duties with operational and management responsibilities.

Away from her working life, she was a school governor when her children were growing up. Today, as a proud Grandma, she loves nothing more than spending precious time with her family.
Nicky Josselyn

Nicky Josselyn

Regional Manager Central & Western

Nicky brings more than 25 years’ care sector experience to her role as Regional Manager, with a career that spans a wide variety of roles, from care assistant to regional manager.

As her father was in the RAF, Nicky grew up as a Forces child – educated in Germany and living in many locations through her younger life, including Hong Kong. Married for 17 years, with four wonderful sons (and recently becoming a Nanny to yet another little boy!) she is happily settled in a lovely Suffolk village. As her youngest son is an outstanding striker for his football team, she can often be seen on Saturdays and Sundays running the line at his matches. Her other main sporting interest is pool – she plays for Suffolk and also runs two teams in the Ipswich league. Nicky also enjoys spending her leisure time at the gym, relaxing with her family or walking her French Bulldogs, Ralph and Coco, who are frequent visitors the homes she managers, where the residents adore them and treat them very much as their own.

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.
Mum came to live at Magdalen House Care Home in January. I cared for her at home and was extremely anxious about leaving her with anyone. I am so happy to say that she has settled in very quickly and is extremely well looked after in every way. I am totally reassured that she is absolutely fine here. All of the staff are exemplary and I couldn't wish for more.
Daughter of resident, February 2023
Magdalen House Care Home residents sitting in the courtyard

Tailor-made care packages

At Magdalen House Care Home, we pride ourselves on our individualised approach to person-centred care. Every aspect of each resident’s wellbeing is taken into account upon admission before a detailed, personalised care package is drawn up. As time goes by, that care plan is regularly reviewed and any adjustments recommended according to need.