Tennyson Wharf Care Home

Park Lane,

Burton Waters,




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Care enquiries 01522 411 213
New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm
All other calls 01522 530 282

Tennyson Wharf Care Home in Lincoln

Located opposite the beautiful Burton Waters Marina, Tennyson Wharf offers stunning views of the boats and yachts on show, as well as the Lincolnshire countryside. Alongside this, we also offer respite care, which you can pre-book up to a year in advance. Our team of qualified and dedicated staff focus on the individual needs of those we support and are committed to providing professional and respectful care, with residents at the heart of everything we do.

The home has a dedicated Memory Lane Community, built specifically for people living with various stages of dementia. Within the community, memory boxes with small reminders and items, such as photographs, are used to help each person reminisce. Design features, including adapted crockery and tableware, sensory gardens with low-risk walkways and activity kitchens also enable people to engage in life’s everyday simple tasks and pleasures. We are also proud to be accredited as part of Barchester’s 10-60-06 Dementia Care programme, which recognises the improved quality of life residents here experience.

Our high standards are reflected throughout the home with our luxurious facilities, delicious meals, daily activities, and selection of therapeutic approaches we have on offer. Together with our lively social calendar, our fantastic services help stimulate residents’ minds, and empower them to approach their future in a positive way.

For more information on this beautiful purpose-built care home, please give us a call and we will be more than happy to discuss how we may best meet your needs.

Types of care

We always aim to deliver bespoke care to those who live at our home. We tailor our services to meet the unique requirements of each person and in a way that celebrates their individuality, whilst also helping residents to maintain as much independence as possible and treating them with dignity at all times.

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Nursing Care

Residential Care

Dementia Care

Respite / Short Stay

Services for Under 65


  • Wi-fi available
  • Sky TV
  • En-suite rooms
  • Pet-friendly


  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Activity room
  • Bar/café
  • Flexible mealtimes


  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training


  • En-suite toilet
  • En-suite toilet plus bath/shower
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.

Katya Petrova

General Manager

Hi, my name is Katya, and I am the General Manager here at Tennyson Wharf. Welcome to our website!

I have the honour to lead the team and serve the residents here at Tennyson. I understand that taking the step of choosing a care home can be a difficult and emotional decision, so myself and my team are here to support you.

I have been working for Barchester since 2002 and have been in the nursing profession since 1986. I started my journey and career at Barchester as a Senior Care Assistant and worked my way through various roles throughout the years. I realised that there’s nothing more important to me than making people happy; sometimes it can be the simple things that help, like making them feel heard and valued.

I strive to make every day special and different to yesterday for all residents, and I feel proud to be part of their lives and share their memories.

I was named as 'Nurse of the Year' at the 2013 Barchester Care Awards, which is one of my greatest achievements and a very proud moment.

Ensuring peace of mind for all relatives is one of my greatest objectives; it is imperative that they know their loved ones are in safe hands and are in a caring and joyful environment.

The residents are at the heart of everything we do here at Tennyson, and we think we are perfectly suited to meet your needs now and in the future.

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Laura Lambert

Deputy Manager

I have worked in the care sector for over 10 years. I started as a care assistant at the age of 18, working in both a community and a care home setting. I went to university at the age of 20 to study Adult Nursing at Birmingham City University, where I graduated with a distinction. Alongside my training, I worked at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital as a bank care assistant on numerous wards, gaining experience in multiple areas.

I did my final year of university in ITU, oncology and palliative care. Once qualifying, I moved back home to Nottinghamshire and did the Preceptorship Program with the NHS at Bassetlaw Hospital in Trauma and Orthopaedics, working closely with the elderly and frail.

I have worked for Barchester since 2013. I joined as a Bank Nurse at our sister home, Lancaster Grange, working nights alongside my NHS job, before joining on a permanent basis in 2015. I was promoted to Senior Nurse in 2017. In May 2018, I transferred to Tennyson Wharf as a Clinical Lead Nurse, and became the Deputy Manager in July 2018.

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Louise Wrigglesworth

Head of Community for Thomas Walk

Louise has been a support worker for over 20 years. Whilst here at Tennyson Wharf, she has worked her way up to Senior Support Worker and, more recently, has been appointed as Head of Community for Thomas Walk. Louise loves working with elderly residents and particularly loves working at Tennyson Wharf. 

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Drina Biszko

Head of Community for Keats Lock

Drina has been a support worker for over 20 years. She has worked for Tennyson Wharf since 2015 as a Support Worker, Senior Support Worker and, most recently, as the Head of Community for Keats Lock. Drina has always worked in a senior care position and has completed her Level 3 NVQ. She thoroughly enjoys her role supporting one of our Memory Lane communities and is currently working towards becoming a Care Practitioner.

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Christine Collins


Christine has worked as a financial administrator in care for over 15 years. At Tennyson Wharf, she was responsible for the day-to-day finances and payroll. Christine has qualifications in Business Administration and a Bsc(hons) in Natural Sciences. 

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Dawn Sheldon

Administrative Assistant

I was an Administrator for over 30 years. More recently, I have cared for my partner’s mum, who lived with us at home, and have undertaken care in the community. I love making a positive contribution to enhancing the lives of the elderly, and find it both rewarding and a joy. I feel it helps to have an outgoing, friendly, approachable disposition, and be thoughtful and creative.

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Claire Twist & Jo Varey

Activities Coordinators

Both Claire and Jo have worked at Tennyson Wharf since 2015 as Carers. In 2018 they moved to the activities team, and they bring a wealth of knowledge into their roles. 

Both bring great enthusiasm and spark to Tennyson Wharf. Claire and Jo are delivering an amazing, vibrant activities programme to cater to all tastes and abilities, and it is their passion to ensure that residents, family, friends are left happy and content and very much looking forward to the next activity!

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Dawn Bailey

Head Chef

Dawn is our Head Chef who joins the team here at Tennyson Wharf with a wealth of catering experience. Dawn was military trained and latterly worked in the RAF as a chef. She is passionate about delivering freshly prepared, nutritious meals with a person centred approach. In her spare time Dawn enjoys keeping fit by running and visiting the gym, and she also has a young family to keep her busy.

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Antonio Rodrigues

Head of Maintenance

Antonio is our Head of Maintenance and he comes to us with fourteen years of experience in the care industry. His keeps residents and visitors safe, whilst making sure that the home is consistently at its highest standard of repair. In his spare time, Antonio enjoys running and plays tennis. 

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Kelly Westoby

Head Housekeeper

Kelly has worked in the care sector for over 15 years in the roles of a support worker and as a housekeeper. She has been at Tennyson Wharf as the Head Housekeeper since 2015. Kelly and her staff strive to maintain a high standard of cleanliness for residents at all times.  

Life at Tennyson Wharf Care Home

Ensuring that we deliver high quality care to those we support isn’t our only priority here – we also want to offer excitement and, most importantly, to ensure that everyone feels at home. That is why we employ trained staff who are committed to delivering a stimulating activities programme and nutritious cuisine, which are supplemented by services and facilities that are designed to make life here as pleasant as possible.

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 & Facilties

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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Tennyson Wharf Care Home

CQC Overall rating

Requires improvement

02 March 2017

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