Park Lane
Burton Waters


Profile Strength
Very Good 76%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Call for details
Regulator's Rating Good
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Meet The Manager

Richard Pindani is General Manager at Tennyson Wharf.

To introduce myself, I have been working in the care industry since 2004 and I have worked in the housekeeping team, kitchen and as a carer and senior carer before working my way to work in management. I therefore have a very good understanding of every aspect of the care home and this allows me to manage a home more effectively. Since 2004 I have completed a Masters degree while working as a Commissioning Support Manager. My career history in care is varied with a lot of my work involving working with struggling homes to bring them back to Good CQC and full occupancy. I also have spent time working as a regional director supporting three homes to develop their standard of care.

I feel passionately about providing outstanding care for our residents as well as engaging activities for a great quality of life. My door is always open, you are always welcome to come and see me to provide feedback or just to have a chat and a cup of coffee.

Richard Pindani

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.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Injection, Suppository.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

The features and facilities are designed to the highest standards to enhance the lives of residents, and the care we provide is delivered by professionals who are committed to making this home an exceptional place to live. We understand how difficult choosing a care home for a loved one can be, so all our services are devised to make this process as smooth as possible, and our staff are always on hand to give you advice, should you need it.

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Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Bar / Pub, Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Chiropodist, GP, Hairdressers, Lift, Minibus, Overnight Guest Stay, Physiotherapy.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating, Sensory Garden.

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  • En-suite toilet
  • En-suite toilet plus bath/shower
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system
  • Overnight visitor facilities
  • Pets allowed
  • Room with garden views
  • Secure access to building
  • Smoke detectors
  • Special bed
  • Telephone points can be installed in bedroom
  • Thermostatic radiators
  • TV in bedroom

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 60

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Catch up TV, Freeview TV, Secure Access, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point.

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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.

Our staff are what hold the home together. Each one of these team members are dedicated to providing high quality care and services to those we support, and ensuring that residents enjoy all aspects of life at our home. See below to meet some of our friendly faces:

Our Team
Drina Biszko
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.

Louise Wrigglesworth
Louise Wrigglesworth
Care Assistant

Louise has been a support worker for over 20 years.  Louise loves working with elderly residents and particularly loves working at Tennyson Wharf. 

Grace Divine Jesson
Grace Divine Jesson

Grace is a RGN with us at Tennyson Wharf. Grace joined our team in July 2018 but has been a nurse for over 27 years! Grace's wealth of experience has been a huge asset to our home.

Dawn Sheldon
Dawn Sheldon

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.

Jo Varey
Jo Varey
Activities Coordinator

Jo is our lead activities co-ordinator and has worked at Tennyson Wharf since 2015 as a Care Assistant. In 2018 she moved to the activities team, and she bring a wealth of knowledge into her role. 

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

Dawn Bailey
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.

Kasia Jaskulska
Kasia Jaskulska
Care Assistant

Kasia is a Care Assistant at Tennyson Wharf, she joined the team in 2018 and has loves working here! Kasia mainly works on our memory lane community and has lots of experience caring for residents who are living with dementia.

Susan Rowe
Susan Rowe
Care Assistant

Susan is a Care Assistant here at Tennyson Wharf and has been working here as part of the team for over a year. Susan used to be a chef but moved into care to have more contact with the residents!

Tracy Brown
Tracy Brown
Care Assistant

Tracy has worked at Tennyson Wharf as a Care Assistant for over four and a half years! You will usually find Tracy helping the residents on our memory lane communities - she loves her job and we love having her as a part of our team!

Antonio Rodrigues
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. 

Kelly Westoby
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.  

The Importance Of Meal Times

Food and Nutrition at our home

Our dishes here are constantly evolving, and take into account the desires of those we support, integrating seasonality into everything we prepare. Food and nutrition are at the heart of the home, so it is important that residents can enjoy a balanced diet that caters to individual dietary requirements. Whether people want to try something new and exciting, or just enjoy an old favourite, there is something for everyone on our menu. Please see below for more information:

Dietary requirements

For residents that have difficulties in swallowing we modify the menu of the day so that is it a soft, palatable dish. To support our chefs in producing these dishes, our hospitality and Chef Academy organises theory and practical workshops. Working in partnership with Nutricia, our practical workshops involve all chefs and deputy managers learning about dysphagia and producing these modified menus. The chefs work with the chef trainer to prepare fork mashable and thick puree meals to the correct consistency, taste and presentation. The deputy managers can then ensure all modified menus served are presented correctly for our residents.

Attracting top chefs

Our chefs are recruited on the basis of an interview with the regional hospitality support team and the manager for the home. Selection also involves a practical element where potential cooks are asked to cook for and meet a panel of people living in the home. Chefs take their job extremely seriously and our annual Chef competition sees our chefs battle it out in regional heats and then at a national final for the accolade of 'Barchester's Chef of the Year'.

We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Activities Are So Important

Our activities team are great at building the activities programme around the likes and interests of the people we care for. Ensuring that our social events offer fun and adventure is part of the ethos of our home; it’s important that those we support can enjoy an active and social lifestyle. Of course, there will always be those who prefer peace and quiet, and in these instances, a cup of tea and a chat are always welcomed.

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Tennyson Monthly Activities december EXAMPLE.pdf Monthly Activities November 2019 EXAMPLE.pdf

Activities At Home
Animal Petting, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music, Pet Therapy, Residents' Committee, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Pub.
Can You Bring Your Pet

Park Lane
Burton Waters

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
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Report Published 28th January 2020
Registration Date 11th February 2015
Bus Stop nearby.

Nearby Services
Park, Restaurant.

Frequently asked questions about Tennyson Wharf

Tennyson Wharf was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in January 2020.
Tennyson Wharf provides Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Tennyson Wharf is owned by Barchester Healthcare.
No. Tennyson Wharf does not offer Residential care.
Yes. Tennyson Wharf does offer Respite care.
Yes. Tennyson Wharf does provide care for people with Dementia.
Tennyson Wharf comes under Lincolnshire.
Richard Pindani is the manager of Tennyson Wharf.

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