About Eastleigh Care Homes


It is our aim to provide the standard of care and attention, in the quality of environment that you would want, and to be able to cater for changing needs within a professional approach.

The wellbeing of our residents is integral to the holistic care that we provide. Eastleigh Care Homes endeavours to go beyond the physical care of our residents to understand and appreciate their histories, personal wishes and desires.

Our activities teams provide varied group and one to one activities that cover various engaging topics including music, arts, therapies and personal pursuits.

All residents, regardless of their personal limitations, are actively engaged in meaningful activities that enhance their sense of well-being and personal worth.

Spiritual and religious choices are integral to the wellbeing of a majority of our residents and these are thoughtfully supported in various ways in our homes.

Visitors are encouraged to take an active part in the care of their loved ones and this allows an active involvement in the integrated physical and holistic care of our residents. We like to understand the personal histories of all our residents and appreciate any involvement from families or friends to assist us to enhance the care we provide.



‘Because memories matter…..’

In all of our homes we consider the social, psychological and physical benefits that can be derived from enjoying a varied and personalised activities programme helping our residents to retain their sense of identity.

We have a dedicated team of highly trained activities co-ordinators who provide a varied daily programme each month. Our team has completed enhanced learning to ensure full appreciation of our residents’ needs and ensure that the programme is balanced to include social opportunities and personal time.

On joining us at Eastleigh one of our team will come and speak with you about your life, interests and hobbies, and advise you of our current activities agenda.

Should you enjoy socialising then the many opportunities for visits to nearby events, local shopping outings, visits from local entertainers and our involvement in the local community will certainly keep you busy. If you enjoy quiet time we have an extensive library and media collection that will allow you to take time to connect with your inner self.

Religious services are available for you to attend as you wish and clergy of various denominations visit at regular intervals.


Delicious food

Food is undoubtedly one of the highlights of life in our home. We cater for all dietary requirements and needs, and strive to provide a balanced nutritious menu that stimulates the mind and palate. Friends and family are welcome to join you for meal times. Click here for a sample menu.



Eastleigh is dedicated to providing the best equipment and facilities to ensure comfort and safety. Many of our rooms are ensuite and can accommodate personal belongings and furniture. Some of the features include a specialist lighting system that allows a gradual mood lighting to support residents’ circadian rhythm and specifically designed furniture to meet the requirements of residents with dementia and medical conditions. The gardens are also an important part of our homes, and they are always well-maintained and available for relaxing and enjoying the fresh air.


Gender Pay Gap reports

Eastleigh Care Homes is proud to promote its equality, fairness and openness in relation to gender pay.

Modern slavery and human trafficking statement

Meet our team

Eastleigh team members work to make sure that our residents enjoy life as fully as possible. Here are just a few of the people you’ll find at our Care Homes.


Michelle Balsdon

Michelle Balsdon

Registered Manager (East Street) 

I joined Eastleigh April 2023 as a Care Home Manager. I have previous experience working within the care industry as registered manager and working for the NHS. My ethos is ‘If everyone is moving forward together, then we can achieve the greater good for all involved’.

In my spare time, I enjoy watching rugby, taking my dog for walks, and having quality time with my children and family.


Louise Heppenstall

Louise Heppenstall

Registered Manager (Minehead)

I joined Eastleigh in 2020 as a carer in our East Street home. I progressed to Senior Carer and completed my Assistant Practitioner course at the beginning of 2022 advancing to become the Assistant Manager and most recently I have taken up the position of Registered Manager in our Minehead home.

I’ve always felt a valued member of the team at Eastleigh and pride myself on the care and dedication given to all of our residents.

In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs come rain, wind or shine, spending time in the garden with my chickens and ducks, sitting reading a book or being taxi service to my 3 children.


Kelly Baker

Kelly Baker

Registered Manager (Raleigh Mead) 

I joined Eastleigh in 2012 as a Registered Nurse. Since then, I have developed my skills, especially in Dementia Care, and become the Lead Nurse for Dementia until I took over the responsibility of Registered Manager for Eastleigh Raleigh Mead in the Summer of 2021. I am passionate about making Eastleigh a home, and an extended family, for all our residents, relatives and staff.

In my free time I am a member of Barnstaple Pilot Gig Club and spend most of my weekends competing in Regattas around the Southwest, managing my Junior Crew or Coxing Training sessions on the River Taw.


Kirstie Barnes

Kirstie Barnes

Operations Director

I joined the Eastleigh team in 2009 as HR Manager and have grown and developed with the Company into the role of Operations Director, which I have held for the last 8 years (although there have been some job title changes in this time!).

Eastleigh is very much at my heart and has been for a long time.  My role is to ensure we consistently provide the very best for our residents, colleagues, families and the professionals supporting us to deliver exemplary and personalised care.  I am very proud of what the Eastleigh team achieve daily, in sometimes very uncertain and complex times, it is humbling and exciting to be part of such a wonderful group of individuals on an ongoing basis.

My private time is spent with my family, I have always loved the outdoors and rural life and whenever possible we enjoy visiting rural France for breaks with our two energetic YorkiePoo dogs.

Andrew Murasiewicz

Andrew Murasiewicz

Facilities Manager

I Joined Eastleigh Care Homes in January 2019 as part of the maintenance team. I have since been promoted to Facilities Manager where my role is to manage the upkeep of the Eastleigh Care Home sites.

During my time with Eastleigh, I have assisted and even drove to Ukraine when we did the fundraiser/donations for the refugees.


Collette Jones

Collette Jones

Assistant Manager (Raleigh Mead)

I have worked for Eastleigh for four years. I started as Receptionist / Health & Safety officer and was promoted to Assistant Manager at the beginning of this year. I had previously worked as a Pharmacy Manager for 15 years so coming to Eastleigh was a completely new challenge for me.

I love working at Raleigh Mead and I am very proud of the home and the team that we have working with us. I really enjoy getting to know the residents and their families and have learned a lot in the few years that I have worked here.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and I am usually kept busy with my grandchildren.

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