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Meet our staff

Our staff run the Harleston House on a day to day basis, providing two good quality home-cooked meals every day which are served in the dining room.

A voluntary committee is responsible for the well being of our residents and overseeing the houses. Overall responsibility for the Society's activities rests with an Executive Committee of voluntary Trustees drawn from public and private sectors.

Staff and volunteers also provide support and companionship to residents. The staff at our homes are experienced in dealing with elderly people and are very empathetic to their needs.

Steve Batt

- Operations Manager

Nicky Farrell

- House Manager

Nicky really enjoys her work at Harleston house, and has worked in the catering industry all her working life. Prior to her time with Abbeyfield she worked in the NHS and in Tesco. She has a very positive and caring approach towards to the everyone living in Harleston House.

Thidarath Clements

- General Assistant

Thidarath is caring, enthusiastic, always has a smile on her face and really makes time for our residents.


We offer various activities and events for the residents to take part in. Families are encouraged to attend social activities when they can.

Some of our activities have included:

  • Daily coffee mornings in the lounge
  • Macmillan Coffee Morning once a year
  • Boat trips to the beautiful harbour of Wareham and Poole
  • Various house visits for talks about the local history and interests
  • Local entertainers singing and playing in the afternoons for residents to enjoy
  • Reminiscence sessions with local museum

Resident’s birthdays are also always celebrated. We make a homemade birthday cake and welcome family and friends to join for a coffee or lunch to celebrate this important day together. Christmas party every year for the residents and family Residents are also encouraged to take active roles in garden by planting pots and light weeding and maintenance if they wish.

Contact the house


Harleston Villas
St Johns Hill
BH21 1DB
United Kingdom


01202 882067