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:

Sharon Hare

General Manager

Hi, my name is Sharon, and I am the general manager here at Denmead Grange. Welcome to our website!

I have been an RGN since 1977. I spent the first half of my nursing life working for the NHS in medicine and elderly care.

I joined the private care sector in 1999 and have never looked back. It is so rewarding to be able to make a positive difference to the lives of residents every single day. I am really excited about working with my team to deliver outstanding care to those we support.

I am a local ‘girl’, having spent the majority of my life living and working in the local area.

I now live in Waterlooville with my husband and my Jack Russell, ‘Jack’, who you may see in the home from time to time. My family are very important to me, and I am fortunate to be surrounded by my two sons, two daughters and multiple grandchildren.

Abbie Johnston

Deputy Manager

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 be part of the team here at Denmead Grange.

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Rebecca Whatley

Home Services Advisor

I have spent much of my sales career in the hair & beauty world, working for companies such as Wella, Toni & Guy and Joico.

I am married to Rich and have a mini Labradoodle who is a Paws as Therapy dog. We are hoping that she will become a valued member of our team at Denmead Grange

I live just 4 minutes walk from our home; my family having been in the village for well over 100 years.


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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 Kingston and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Denmead Grange. My aim every day is to put a smile on everybody’s face and have bundles of fun. I put on an innovative, outgoing range of Activities throughout the week which can improve residents educational, physical, social and mental needs.

I have a keen passion for Dance and Performing and have performed in theatres and competitions across the world! I have recently been introduced into the care sector, working at a local Children’s Home here in Denmead, but I made my move to Denmead Grange early this year! I bring my passion, energy and exuberance every day in and around the home, enriching life and making memories.

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Sofia Costa


I have worked in the care sector since 2017, moving from London down to the local area in 2019. I speak 3 languages fluently: Portuguese, French & Spanish I look forward to welcoming you into our beautiful home.

Andy Grant

Head Chef

Andy embarked on his culinary career at 36 on the Quay in Emsworth, aged just 18, upon completion of his NVQ in Professional Cookery at South Downs College in Havant. Working at Michelin Star, and 3 AA Rosettes level, is where Andy’s passion for high-quality food was born. Over the years Andy has worked at some prestige establishments such as 5 North Street, Amberley Castle, Hotel Café Royal, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Goodwood Hotel, and has worked hard towards the achievement of a number of huge accolades for these businesses. Andy is extremely passionate about offering dishes to his customers that contain fresh, tasty ingredients, and for him presentation is key. Andy’s favourite food is Lobster and often drags his wife to London in search of some.

In Andy’s spare time, when he’s not cooking at home or eating out, can be found with his wife Lauren and their French Bull Dog Boo. Andy met Lauren whilst working at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hampshire - their love of Hospitality and food brought them together and they have almost been married a year. Andy is a loving dad to his 3 little monkeys Mia(11), Cameron(9) and Max(6). They love going swimming, bowling, to the arcades and cinema together.

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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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Pet Therapy Dog

Hi My Name is Tilly and I am the Paws as Therapy dog here at Denmead Grange. I am a 5 year old Labradoodle and I love playing ball, walkies & lots and lots of cuddles.

My Mummy says all who meet me fall in love with me straight away and I have such a loving gentle personality that I must be an Angel Dog.

My Mummy, is our Home Services Advisor, Becky, and I’ve been visiting the home to get used to being around lots of new people. I hope to meet you soon. 

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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.

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