Meet the Denmead Grange Care Home team

From nurses and carers to chefs and housekeepers, staff in our home are here to deliver high quality care and services to those we support. Check below to meet some of the friendly faces you are likely to see when visiting our home:

Abbie Johnston

General Manager

Hi, my name is Abbie and I am the General Manager here at Denmead Grange. Welcome to our website!

I have worked in the care sector since 2012. I have progressed from Activities Coordinator through to Senior Carer, and then became a Deputy Manager in 2018. I was invited to join Barchester Healthcare in October 2019 as the Deputy Manager for this beautiful care home. I am passionate about being involved in the delivery of high quality care for our seniors. I have always found working in care extremely rewarding and I am very excited to lead the team here at Denmead Grange.

Gemma Pitman-McGrath

Clinical Development Nurse

Hi, my name is Gemma and I am Clinical Development Nurse here at the home. My passion is to care for people and I love supporting care and nursing teams across the region to develop high quality standards in practice.

Susan Kureishy

Administration Manager

I'm Susan and I'm the Administration Manager here at Denmead Grange. I started my career with Barchester in 2007. I have moved to Denmead Grange after spending many years at our sister home on Hayling Island.

Lloyd Kingston

Activities Coordinator

My name is Lloyd and I’m the Head of Life Enrichment here at Denmead Grange Care Home. My role is to compose an inclusive weekly programme full of activities and events for my residents to enjoy.

Enriching the lives of my residents is my goal; I connect with the local community to organise social events, I drive our Mini-bus and take residents on day trips and I liaise with close family and friends to find out what each resident’s hobbies and interests are to create a person centered programme. 

Each activity I deliver is created to stimulate the residents mental, physical and nutritional wellbeing whilst having bundles of fun.


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Trevor Jones

Operational Trainer

I have been with Barchester since 2012, starting off as a carer, but I have 20 years’ experience in training and assessing and was also in the Royal Navy. I find my job very rewarding when I see the great care going on in my homes and assisting staff in developing their careers.

Mike Martin

Head of Maintenance

After leaving school, I completed a 4 year apprenticeship at Portsmouth Naval Base as a joiner. This enabled me to spend a large part of my career as a boat builder. Other jobs I have done include being a milkman and driving instructor!

I have come to the care sector from the National Trust, working at Petworth House, Uppark and Hinton Ampner.

I enjoy golf & football, sometimes playing, but mostly supporting Portsmouth FC. I have also taken part in the Great South Run 5 times!

I have a daughter and one granddaughter, Amelia, who I like to spend as much time as possible with

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Alison Sweetingham

Head Housekeeper

Before coming to Denmead Grange I worked in hospitality for 22 years as a Supervisor, with roles including laundry and silver service waitressing.

I loved making up our guest rooms with towel art, swans and birthday cakes, two of my favourite. I worked for the National Blind Association also and completed a charity walk along Southsea seafront. I am a keen photographer and studied fine art photography, I can also play the bagpipes.

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Jacqueline Tucker - Home Services Advisor

Home Services Advisor

I have worked as Home Services Advisor for Denmead Grange since mid November 2021, and prior to that I worked predominantly in finance and insurance and before that I used to be a nurse. Getting back into the world of care has been something that I have wanted to do for a long time and Barchester have given me that opportunity.

I am here to support you and your family throughout the care home journey, I enjoy finding out as much as possible about our future residents hobbies, interests and needs to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible and give those residents and their families peace of mind and something to look forward to.

No question is too small and the whole team are here to help so if you want to pop down to find out more (and have a cup of tea and a cake) just give me a call

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Lou Kneller

Senior Carer

I have been working in care for 15 years and last year I came to Denmead Grange as a Senior Carer, I find working in care a rewarding career and love how every resident at Denmead Grange is treated as an individual

Cathy Kennealy

Honorary Activities Assistant

Cathy used to work at Sinah Warren a local holiday camp, and since coming to Denmead Grange in 2020 she has taken an interest in helping with all activities and is our tour guide when we go out in the minibus, especially when take a trip to Hayling Island where she lived for many years.

Cathy helps with the daily activities helping to organise and then participating in them, she is an invaluable asset to the team

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Resident Ambassador

Hi, my name is Mavis, and I am a Resident Ambassador here at Denmead Grange.


Resident Ambassador

Hi, my name is Rosemary, and I am a Resident Ambassador here at Denmead Grange.

Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure 'Providing great quality care and wellbeing' for more information on how we're here to help you and your loved one.
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Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & Events


Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilities

Care and facilities

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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What happens now?

Are you ready to discuss your individual care requirements? Pick up the phone and talk to us, book a visit to our care home or come and take a look around our facilities.

Care enquiries

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

02380 084786

All other calls

02392 263470

Our fees and contract

We want to be as transparent as possible about how we charge for the different services we provide as well as what’s included in our contract. Please click the links below to find out more about our fees and contract.

Useful downloads

Here to help you make the right decision about your care requirements.

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