About Wessex Care in Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Wessex Care is a small, family run group of care homes in Salisbury, with a distinctively different approach to looking after older people – offering them a home in the real sense of the word, where everything that’s done is focussed solely on their needs, where the care and support is everything they deserve and they can lead their everyday lives just as they wish.


Our Team

  • Matthew Airey

    Matthew Airey

    CQSW
    Founding Director

    Wiltshire Care Partnership Chair, Wiltshire Regional Chair & National Director Registered Nursing Home Association.

    Along with wife, Pauline, Matthew founded Wessex Care in 2001, having worked in health & social care services for over 40 years, ten of which were in senior management roles within social services. He was responsible for delivering services to children and families in need of support, care and protection in Wiltshire and Hampshire.

  • Pauline Airey

    Pauline Airey

    Cert.Ed. B.Ed, RMN, RCM
    Founding Director & Registered Care Manager

    Pauline has been a qualified nurse for over 40 years and for the past twenty years has specialised in the care of older people in nursing and residential homes where she has held senior positions including Matron/Care Manager and Clinical Director.

  • Jodie Scott

    Jodie Scott

    Cert. H&SC, RCM, RMA
    Operations Director & Registered Care Manager

    Jodie joined our team in October 2001 as a junior carer. She worked as a welfare coordinator between our homes and the local community, before becoming Deputy Manager at Milford Manor, Manager at Holmwood, and then set up the Community Care Team with the support of Agnes Atras (Head of Care). She later became the company-wide Service Manager until she joined the Board in 2015 as the Operations Director. Today Jodie is the most senior Operations Manager responsible for all day to day operational matters across the company. She is supported in this role by our Service Manager Jo McMahon, Placements & Quality Assurance Manager Janet Hope.

  • Christian Airey

    Christian Airey

    BA(Hons).
    Business Director

    Christian has been with us since November 2002 starting as a maintenance assistant followed by student administrator. Following graduation from Edinburgh Napier University Business School in 2010 he became our Business Administrator then, on promotion, Business Manager. Christian joined the Board in 2015 as the Business Director responsible for all day to day business support matters across the company including Human Resources and Health & Safety management. He is supported in this role by the new appointment of Jonathan Scott into the Business Support Associate role.

  • Alison Stone

    Alison Stone

    BTEC National Diploma, City & Guilds IT, AAT[3].
    Finance Manager.

    Alison has been with us since November 2005, starting as an assistant administrator before training at our company accountants for six months. She then took over managing our accounts and was promoted to financial administrator in 2009 and Finance Manager in 2014.

  • Janet Hope

    Janet Hope

    Placements & Quality Assurance Manager

    Janet has worked in the NHS for over 30 years covering development and operational responsibilities including managing 16 operating theatres, surgical, ambulatory and musculoskeletal directorates and became Head of Patient Flow at Salisbury District Hospital in 2014 then heading up the Integrated Discharge Service (IDS) across South Wiltshire.

    In her role as Head of the IDS Janet has gained extensive experience in supporting adults and older people in the coordination and provision of appropriate placement and care support. Janet joined Wessex Care as the Placements and Quality Assurance Manager at the end of April 2019.

  • Jo McMahon

    Jo McMahon

    Cert. H&SC, RCM, RMA
    Service Manager

    Jo joined Wessex care in 2021, she has been working in the care sector for over 20 years, beginning her career as a carer within the learning disability and challenging behavior resident group, then progressing through her career to senior carer, team leader, team manager, manager, Registered manager to Regional registered manager then General manager. Jo has managed within community care and care home sector in areas of complex needs, YPD and elderly care. Jo has a varied span of knowledge and qualifications and offers support and senior line management to all the services we provide within Wessex Care.

  • Jeanette Eriksson-Gray

    Jeanette Erikkson

    Registered Care Manger at Milford Manor

    Jeanette has worked in child care and older person care for 20 years starting in her home country of Sweden and latterly specialising in adult and older people mental health. Jeanette started working for Wessex Care in 2015 progressing through senior care positions in our nursing services to joint Head of Care at Milford Manor. In 2020 Jeanette was appointed as Care Manager for Milford Manor and passed her Care Quality Commission assessment to be awarded her legal registration as the Registered Care Manager.

  • Julie Oakes

    Julie Oakes

    RCM, RMA, Dip. Dementia Care.
    Registered Care Manager

    Julie has been with us since we took over Milford Manor Care Home in 2004, but has worked in elderly dementia care for over 30 years. During her time at Milford Manor she was promoted to Deputy Manager and then became the Registered Care Manager in 2009. Julie began her new role as Operations Support Associate in 2018 and has combined this with her Registered Care Manager role at Holmwood in 2020.

  • Jonathan Scott

    Jonathan Scott

    Business Support Associate

    Jonathan has joined Wessex Care late in 2018. Jonathan has been part of his own family business for over 20 years and has begun his hands on training, and learning of all aspects of working, delivering and supporting the care we provide.

  • Simon Searle

    Simon Searle

    Executive Chef

    Simon joined the team in 2006 as a chef and has been promoted to Senior Chef and then Executive Chef in that time. Simon supports the chefs and oversees the running of the kitchens in all our homes and works with them to ensure all residents receive a balanced and nutritious diet, taking their personal needs and preferences into account.

Our care homes

We have care homes and centres at 5 locations across Salisbury that each look after up to 30 residents at any one time. We cover a variety of care areas including mental health, elderly care, care of vulnerable adults & nursing care. Our locations include:

Wessex Care are a trusted care provider who work closely with Wiltshire Council & Clinical Commissioning Group NHS funded intermediate and long term care provision for those in need. We have space for private residents who require rehabilitation or longer term nursing care.

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  • Enjoying the beer garden
  • Nail painting
  • At the seaside
  • Time for cake!
  • Meeting an owl
  • Activities
  • Enjoying some refreshments
  • Fun at the fair
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Community Care Salisbury

Our community care services

Uniquely, as well as our residential care homes in Salisbury, we also provide domiciliary care – with a comprehensive range of services to help people retain their independence and continue living in the community.

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Become a resident

If you would like to learn more about becoming a resident at Wessex Care, get in touch to speak to a member of our team.

Contact Us
Becoming a Care Resident

Kimberly West Care Centre

27 Tollgate Road
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 2JA

01722 322494

Kimberly East Care Centre

27 Tollgate Road
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 2JA

01722 328315

Little Manor Care Centre

Manor Farm Road
Salisbury
Wilts
SP1 2RS

01722 341764

Milford Manor Residential Home

Milford Manor Gardens
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 2RN

01722 338652

Holmwood Residential Home

30 Fowlers Road
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 2QU

01722 331130

Community Services & Head Office

Wessex Care
11 Tollgate Road
Salisbury
SP1 2JA

01722 336933