Professional, caring & kind

You’d be surprised how many caring people make up the team that look after residents, maintaining the highest standards of clinical and social care. From the Home Manager to the Chef, the Housekeeping team to the Clinical Lead, we all come together to make ‘One Team’, putting residents at the heart of all we do.

Dee Lovewell – Home Manager

Supporting the team and residents at Abbotts Barton is such an enjoyable role. I have worked in the care sector for many years and have supported many families with difficult care decisions. So if you’re finding it hard to take those first steps, then I’m here to help you.

Jane Shaw – Clinical Lead

I have the pleasure and responsibility of leading our team of registered nurses and carers to meet the individual needs of each resident. I’m here to ensure the delivery of consistently high levels of clinical care, and I am always willing to answer any questions you may have.

“We can relax knowing our mother is so well looked after. All the staff are friendly and caring..” – Deborah G, daughter of resident at Abbotts Barton

Our Values

Abbotts Barton is part of Colten Care, a family-owned business built on core values that still guide us from the very heart of our business today. Our values shape the company culture and play out in our home every day through meaningful, heartfelt interactions between staff, residents and family members.

We are Friendly

Welcome, approachable, eager to listen and help

We are Kind

Respectful, patient, thoughtful, taking time and doing what’s needed

We are Individual

Attentive, responsive, embracing uniqueness

We are Reassuring

High standards, inspiring trust and confidence, taking responsibility

We are Honest

Realistic, open, ready to acknowledge mistakes and put them right, unafraid of difficult conversations


There is a large team of well-trained and compassionate staff at Abbotts Barton, working as one to provide the highest standards of clinical and social care. ‘Nothing is too much trouble’ is something we regularly here about our amazing team in resident and relative feedback.

N.B The following images of Colten Care residents and staff are not all from Abbotts Barton


Our Nurses care for many complex conditions so that residents who would otherwise have been referred to a hospital-type setting can continue to enjoy all their home comforts.


Our Carers play an essential role providing personal care, assisting residents to lead a fulfilled life. and make a meaningful difference to their health and wellbeing every day

Companionship Team

Our Activities Coordinators lead a wide variety of social events and create a stimulating, entertaining and therapeutic environment for our residents.

Customer Advisor

The Customer Advisor is responsible for helping manage enquiries into the home, conducting show arounds and ensuring a new resident’s arrival runs smoothly.

Home Administrator

The Home Administrator manages clerical and daily administrative tasks in support of the Home Manager. They will often liaise with family and friends on behalf of residents.


Our Gardener brings expertise in designing and maintaining gardens that are both calming and revitalising, with plenty of visual and sensory interest.


Using only the best quality ingredients, sourcing them wherever possible from local suppliers, our Chefs create meals that are not only nutritional and well balanced, but beautifully presented and well thought out.


Our catering team delivers an exceptional service and first-class dining experience to our residents.

Housekeeping & Laundry Team

Maintaining a safe, clean and well looked after home creating an environment where our residents can feel safe and reassured knowing that they will be taken care of each and every day.

Maintenance Team

Our maintenance team provides practical help, support, advice and reactive repairs, helping maintain safe, reliable facilities that are essential to our residents’ individual well-being.

Central Support

Colten Care has a large central Support Centre in Ringwood, Hampshire, providing invaluable support to the Abbotts Barton team in many ways, from clinical expertise to additional maintenance.


Whether you’d like an initial chat about the care we provide, you have a question about our all-inclusive fees, or you’d like more information about our beautiful home, we’re here to help.