8.8 carehome.co.uk review score

Welcome to Waverley Lodge Nursing Home

Romsey, Hampshire

Waverley Lodge provides specialist residential, respite and palliative care for physically disabled adults between 18 and 65 years of age. Enjoying a garden setting with 12 acres of grounds and a fabulous rural outlook, this purpose-built home offers 26 bedrooms with specialist bathrooms and shower rooms designed to meet all accessibility needs.
  • Nursing care
  • Short stay
  • Dementia care
  • Young physically disabled
“Few places can rival the range of specialist care offered by Waverley Lodge, let alone in such a beautiful and restful setting. We’re renowned for our high standards of care and very proud of our CQC ‘Good’ rating & 9.1 out of 10 score on carehome.co.uk"
Jenny, Registered Manager
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About Waverley Lodge

Our care and nursing staff have extensive experience in a wide range of learning and physical disabilities and conditions. These include epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and motor neurone disease, as well as diabetes amputees and residents with head injuries.  With ongoing staff development and training, we’re proud to continually support our team in providing kind, empathetic and highly professional care to each and every one of our residents. Moreover, it’s not just about the day-to-day practicalities of care - our full and varied programme of group and individual activities and excursions inspires, stimulates and enriches lives.

News & Events

Wonderful Afternoon at Romsey Memorial Park!

12 Jun 2024

Love Blossoms at Waverley Lodge Nursing Home as Residents Selina and Dave Wed

24 May 2024

Care Home Awards 2024 finalist - Waverley Lodge

14 May 2024

Waverley Lodge Nursing Home has some exciting visitors

19 Apr 2024

Carers Information Day at Dunwood Manor

26 Feb 2024

Zoolab visits Waverley Lodge Nursing Home

19 Jan 2024

Dick Whittington entertains Waverley Lodge Residents

05 Jan 2024

Happy Birthday Louise From Allegra Care

08 Dec 2023

Waverley residents and staff have a spooktacular Halloween

31 Oct 2023

Creative Autumn Painting

25 Sep 2023

Waverley Lodge Fundraiser in aid of The Romsey Opportunity Group

26 Aug 2023

Mabel visits Waverley Lodge

27 Jul 2023

Julie enjoys a shopping trip to Romsey

26 Jul 2023

Vibrant Activities and Memorable Adventures at Waverley Lodge

05 Jul 2023

Waverley Lodge Residents: A Day of Delights in the New Forest!

28 Jun 2023

Joyful Birthday Celebrations and Weekend Festivities

22 Jun 2023

Waverley: Where Fun and Mindfulness Meet!

13 Jun 2023

Exciting Day Out at Waverley Lodge Care Home: Fun, Ice Cream, and Shopping!

05 Jun 2023

Waverley get royal party ready!

11 May 2023

Welcome cakes make for happy residents!

03 May 2023

Easter chocolate and birthday cake all around!

21 Jun 2023

Cooking With Cati: Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes Made with Love by Our Residents

05 Apr 2023

Summer evenings to remember at Waverley Lodge

12 Sep 2022

Art, music & film activities at Waverley Lodge

26 Aug 2022

Waverley Lodge receives 9.1 carehome.co.uk rating

01 Aug 2022

Celebrating the Queen's Jubilee at Waverley Lodge Nursing Home

19 Jun 2022
Quality care at our care homes

Care you won't forget

Time and again the feedback we receive - not only from residents but from families and loved ones - highlights the outstanding quality of care provided at Waverley Lodge. Our highly skilled and knowledgeable team strives day and night to deliver care that goes above and beyond our residents’ needs.

Meet the team

Under the leadership and guidance of Registered Manager Jenny Wheeler, our team is committed to delivering first class care and exemplary service to our residents at all times.


Jenny Wheeler

Registered Manager

Since starting as a care assistant at New Forest Nursing Home in 1987, Jenny has devoted her career to working in the care sector. She studied at college to complete her access to higher education before commencing nurse training at Southampton University in 2003, continuing to work at New Forest Nursing Home for the duration of her studies. Upon qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in 2006, she moved to Waverley Lodge Nursing Home, a specialist centre for adults aged 18 to 65 with a variety of care needs. She has been at Waverley Lodge ever since, enjoying an immensely rewarding and satisfying career as she’s worked her way up through the ranks. Now, as Registered Manager, she works closely with her dedicated team to deliver exceptional care to Waverley’s residents. In her time off, Jenny loves reading, going to the cinema and eating out.


Activities Lead

Linsey is a seasoned manager and trainer who honed her skills in the dynamic field of communications while serving a prominent role in Yorkshire. Following her relocation to the south and the arrival of her children, Linsey embarked on a new chapter at Waverley, where she has flourished for nearly a decade. With a passion for crafting memorable experiences, Linsey orchestrates an array of engaging activities for residents, from lively games afternoons to invigorating outings such as cinema visits and boat trips.

At Waverley, Linsey cultivates a sense of family, tailoring activities to meet residents' unique needs and abilities while capturing cherished moments through photography. Her warm-hearted approach has endeared her not only to residents but also to their families, with whom she has forged deep connections. Linsey's dedication to inclusivity extends to her own children, both of whom are autistic and have found solace and joy at Waverley. Linsey's daughter, Bella, often accompanies her on Sundays, bringing smiles to residents' faces with pampering sessions and creative endeavors.

Outside of her role at Waverley, Linsey treasures time spent with her family and their beloved rescue puppy, exploring the beauty of the New Forest. An avid genealogy enthusiast, Linsey delves into her family history while indulging in her passion for collecting Monopoly boards. With her unwavering commitment to fostering a vibrant community at Waverley and her genuine love for enriching the lives of others, Linsey embodies the essence of compassion and inclusivity in both her personal and professional pursuits.
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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.
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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.

My sister is cared for extremely well with great care and love. I couldn’t ask for her to be in a better home and am extremely grateful to all the wonderful staff, who are also very kind to me when I visit.
Elain F
Sister of resident, July 2021
Waverley Lodge has the most caring staff that I have had the pleasure to know. My brother is given the best care. They support his needs emotionally and physically with dignity and gentleness. Each member of staff has a unique empathy for all the people they look after. My family respect every one of them. Thank you so much.
Elaine P
Sister of Resident, July 2022

Personalised Care

Person-centred care is a cornerstone of Allegra Care’s philosophy - and nowhere is this more true than at Waverley Lodge, where our team care for a wide range of resident profiles. As with all Allegra Care homes, our first priority upon admission is the establishment of a personalised care plan in conjunction with the resident and their family / carers. This plan is then regularly monitored, reviewed and adapted to ensure it continues to fully address all resident needs over time.