Manucourt celebrate triple award win

Manucourt celebrate triple award win

We’re delighted to announce that Barton Lodge and Woodley Grange have both been recognised as ‘Top 20 Care Homes’ in the South East by – the leading care home reviews site. Manucourt Ltd has also been named as a ‘Top 20 Small Care Home Group’ in the UK!

This year marks the first year Barton Lodge has received this award by and the fourth year running for Woodley Grange & Manucourt Ltd.

We would like to say thank you to our residents, their family members and friends who have all taken the time to leave a review on, which has helped us achieve the perfect review score of 10/10 and our latest awards.

Commenting on the awards, Manucourt Operations Director, Rizwan Walji, said; “This recognition is extremely important to us, as it is based on the real experiences of families, friends and residents for whom Barton Lodge and Woodley Grange, is their home. We’re delighted that the dedication and commitment of our fantastic team has been acknowledged. Winning awards like this would not be possible without them.”


Barton Lodge welcome new Head of Care

Barton Lodge welcome new Head of Care

Barton Lodge are delighted to introduce our new Head of Care, Lauren Moorehead. Lauren has a wealth of experience in her field and will be a fantastic addition to our team.

Get to know more about Lauren below:

Lauren Moorehead – Head of Care

Lauren has several years’ experience working in care homes – having worked alongside the Head of Care at her previous home; giving her a valuable insight into the managerial responsibilities of working as a senior carer. As well as this, Lauren holds a Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification and hopes to start working towards her Level 5 qualification soon.

Lauren is already settling in well at Barton Lodge and has spent lots of time getting to know the residents and their individual care needs. If you’re a regular visitor to Barton Lodge you can expect to see her around the home or out and about in the New Milton community, continuing to build the excellent relationships we have with local organisations.

Outside of work, Lauren plays darts twice a week, so we’re sure she’ll be getting involved in our regular games sessions! As well as this, Lauren is a big animal lover and she shares six cats with her partner.

To find out more about our members of staff, go to our team page here.

Barton Technology

Using innovative technology to improve cognitive wellbeing


Here at Barton, we focus on activities which are not only enjoyable for our residents, but also have a positive impact on their physical and mental wellbeing.

As we continue to invest in our activities at Barton, we’ve been particularly interested in the benefits of smart technologies for the elderly. One of the technologies we’ve been recently trialling is the Tovertafel projector; which has been designed specifically to give the elderly a fun, immersive experience, while also helping to improve their memory skills. The projector provides residents with a variety of activities – from word searches and colouring tasks, to beautiful fireworks displays. Our residents particularly enjoyed the galaxy activity, which allows them to explore the solar system!

Over the coming week’s we’ll be trialling several other devices, including the Omi Interactive – a projection systems with games, music and social activities to engage and motivate the residents. You can keep up with how the trials are going over on our Facebook page!

If you’d like to find out more about the activities taking place at Barton Lodge, like our Facebook page to receive daily updates.

Barton Lodge & Woodley Grange have done it again!

For the third year running Barton Lodge & Woodley Grange have won the ‘Top 20 Care Home Group’ award from the leading care home reviews site,

We are very fortunate as a company to have such fantastic staff who make winning awards like this possible.  It is also our residents and their friends and family who through submitting reviews of our homes give us our high review scores on   It is because of our residents we do what we do, so please do continue to submit your reviews and if you have any suggestions that could help us improve our offering or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Shabbir Walji, Managing Director;

I am truly humbled, honoured and absolutely delighted to receive this amazing award for the third year running with consistency to the highest standards of loving care that the managers and their team have accomplished. I am extremely proud of your fabulous achievement and dedication to the beloved residents. On behalf of my family and the company I wish to thank you all immensely for continually sustaining the best quality of care with sensitivity, love and admirable family ethos. 

Amanda Hopkins, reviews manager of;

“Care home groups, which put compassion, dignity and kindness at the heart of their care, are making a profound difference to residents’ lives.

“Our reviews, which are written by residents and their family and friends, show that Manucourt provides high quality care throughout its homes and we would like to congratulate it on being a top care home group! We feel it is a huge achievement to be named as one of the Top 20 care home groups in the UK.




The Zoo Visits Barton Lodge

The Zoo Visits Barton Lodge

Recently at Barton Lodge we have had an “animal handling experience” from Zoolab. Creatures from faraway places came to visit our residents and proved very therapeutic and gave our residents knowledge and sensory stimulation from the animals. Animals included were: a giant African land snail, a giant African millipede, a corn snake, a Peruvian guinea pig and more. All the residents thoroughly enjoyed the experience and look forward to their next visit planned in July. Pet therapy has been proven to help give people a positive focus, sharper mind, less stress and a better mood.

We have some new visitors at Barton Lodge

We have some new visitors at Barton Lodge

Chewton Common Playgroup will be holding a morning activity session with our residents each Month. There will be 22 little people here making, baking and playing alongside our residents and they have all been making great new friends. The residents really enjoy all the happy laughter and noise and love to join in. Research has shown that intergenerational activities promote health and wellbeing and seeing our residents enjoying the environment around them with the children, the lift in mood and well- being is obvious to see.

Trish Gorrod and her Husband, Mike, Celebrate their Wedding Anniversary on January 22nd 2019

Trish Gorrod and her Husband, Mike, Celebrate their Wedding Anniversary on January 22nd 2019

Trish and her husband Mike celebrated their 42nd Wedding Anniversary with a private afternoon tea in the beautiful turret room at Barton Lodge. They shared their special afternoon with their youngest son Henry.

Trish had her family visit during the day and said she had very special memories of her wedding to Mike which happened in Southbourne, Dorset on January 22nd 1977 on a cold and blustery day.

Care home in New Milton

Jasmine the Barn Owl Does a Fly By

Jasmine the beautiful barn owl came to visit Barton Lodge residents this week.

Jasmine is very young, only 10 weeks old, and is getting used to all the love and attention humans can give her, much to the delight of our residents and staff. During her visit Jasmine’s very well trained owner filled us in on many interesting facts, such as:

Jasmine keeps her fine feathers in fettle on a mere 6 mice a day, which she swallows whole!

The residents always look forward to any visitors but Jasmine’s visit was a particular success. The residents were all able to hold or stroke Jasmine’s head and back if they wanted to and everyone was very keen to see such a beautiful wild animal in their home.

We thank Jasmine and her owner for visiting us and very much look forward to her next visit.