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Some of our Achievements here at Abbey Court

Our greatest Facebook Post 'Mrs Hinch' reached...


Across all social media sites and continents


Top 3 dreams to date;

- Jeff Hordley from Emmerdale's Birthday message for Monica.

-Alice's Watch for Christmas.

- Margaret's 82nd Birthday letter from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Abbey Court is proud to be an ‘I CARE’ home!

Not Just an 'I CARE' home but also home to an ‘I CARE AMBASSADOR’.

This is part of Staffordshire’s ground breaking initiative aimed at educating and inspiring folks across the county to consider careers and vocations in health and social care. This involves facilitating talks and workshops at schools and colleges, welcoming students and interested people of all ages to our home, managing work placements, and generally leading the way in raising awareness of social care as fulfilling and life changing vocation… Abbey was recently invited to represent social care in Staffordshire at a young person’s career conference, presenting workshops that encouraged them to look at Abbey Court and the social care sector, and the opportunities they present, in a very different light… This builds further on existing wonderful partnerships with Buxton and Leek College and the University of Derby…and cements Abbey Court’s reputation and recognition as one of Staffordshire’s leading care and nursing homes…

Rated 'Good' by CQC in July 2019!

A purpose built 50 bed care facility, which provides Nursing, Residential, Dementia and Palliative care. We also provide (emergency and planned) respite care which can offer sometimes much needed relief for those caring for a family member at home.

Working in partnership proudly with local authorities, health services and also of course our residents, their families and loved ones, who lie at the heart of everything we do. Residents enjoy 24-hour person-centered care and exceptional service from our friendly, experienced staff who strive to meet the needs and wishes of every individual, 24 hours a day. This team includes very well-trained Care Assistants and highly qualified experienced Registered Nurses, as well as numerous support staff – including housekeeping, laundry, lifestyle and activity and of course our kitchen and admin teams.

This home has been designed to be a warm, safe, secure and inviting place to live. The reception area is a welcoming environment, where our team are always delighted to meet, greet and assist visitors and guests, relatives and residents as they move around the home.

The Kettle is always on!

The layout of the home encourages our residents to be independent and to interact with other residents, staff and visitors which is an important element of their well being. Our Abbey family are our number one priority so we try our best to ensure the highest quality of life is lived by all. We make sure our residents are happy, entertained and as active and stimulated as they can be. One of our core commitments is to offer all of our residents a comprehensive lifestyle and activities program.

This home has its own disability friendly mini-bus which our dedicated lifestyle and activities team uses to co-ordinate outings for residents such as pub lunches, seeing the local sights, attending organised coffee mornings or just to get out and about in the community.   Our passion and mission is to make the residents as happy as they make us.


  • Bedrooms: Single & Shared – Mostly En suite
  • Transportation: Home has its own Mini Bus
  • Therapists Provided: Chiropodist, Hairdresser, Dietitian, audiologist, optician, and Physiotherapist
  • Church Services: Different Religious Leaders can be made available

Types of Care

  • Nursing
  • Dementia
  • Complex
  • Behaviours that Challenge
  • Residential
  • Respite Care
  • Day Care

"Thank you so much for all the wonderful care that you gave. He was very happy and settled at Abbey Court. He loved joining in with all the activities and outing and leading his exercise class! We are very grateful to all. Abbey Court is a special place and we were so glad that we found it. We are looking forward to seeing the “outstanding” banner outside because you definitely deserve it!”

Sally, Debbie & Anne. (Mervyn’s Family)March 2020

"I would like to take this opportunity to give my heartfelt thanks for the outstanding care, compassion,consideration, and welcome you have shown to Derek and all of his family and many visitors since he joined you. The Abbey family as a whole have always treated Derek with Kindness and care, preserving his dignity and helping him & us to come to terms with his situation. "

Christine, Rachel and familyApril 2020

"We wanted to say a big thank you to all you wonderful staff at Abbey Court for being so kind to dad, caring and patient, Not only the nurses and carers, who were exemplary, but David and Lyn on reception, the Social Team and all the lovely cleaning team and probably many more whom we never actually saw e.g. Laundry kitchen etc, working behind the scenes making everything work."

Jayne, Jeff, Nick & SusanMarch 2020

Abbey Court is located in Buxton Road just off Novi Lane, Leek, Staffordshire.

Leek is a market town and civil parish in the county of Staffordshire, England, on the River Churnet. It is situated about 10 miles north east of Stoke-on-Trent. It is an ancient borough and was granted its royal charter in 1214. It is the administrative centre for the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.



Richard Lawson

Operations Manager

Dan Mihai

Assistant Manager

Sandra Keeble

Clinical Lead

Carol Page

Dementia Lead Nurse

Alison Barnet

Lead Senior Carer

Lyn Drury

Administration Manager

David Bowyer

Community Services Manager

Sam Gibson

Head Cook

Hayley Andrews

Head of Housekeeping


Caring for you, Caring about you


Some of our highlights here at Abbey Court

Abbey Court
May 29, 2020

Abbey Court attend Young Peoples conference!

Click to watch the video! Staring our very own Richard Lawson! Around 160 year 9 and 10 students from schools across Staffordshire registered to attend one of two Young People’s…
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April 22, 2020

Pure Air Group praised for service to Knights Care Group

Pure Air Group was set up as a vision to help with indoor air quality as more and more people seem to be becoming less healthy as life delivers its…
Abbey Court
March 26, 2020

Clap for the NHS

Abbey Court clapped for the Care & NHS workers... to see the home support the sector and their great work in this difficult time please click on the image below...
12th March 2020

12 th MARCH 2020

It is with regret that I am writing to you to confirm that we have closed all our homes to non-
essential visitors. This is with immediate effect, 12 March 2020.

Essential health service and emergency personnel will still enter our home, as will appropriate new
admissions as part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our county health services, and of
course offering care to those who urgently need it.

This is not a decision that has been taken lightly, it follows detailed analysis of all current information
and advice available from the government, health authorities and other relevant sources.

Our priority has to be to protect the health and wellbeing of all our residents. They represent some of
the most vulnerable in our healthcare system, and as such are at the highest risk from this dangerous
virus. We must do all we can to minimise that risk and to protect them, we felt we had no choice but
to take this decision.

I am genuinely sorry for any inconvenience or distress this might cause, but I am sure you understand
that perhaps a relatively small sacrifice now might go a long way to averting a far bigger one in days
and weeks to come.

If there is a situation that requires a non-routine visit, we would ask that you discuss this with the
Registered Manager of the home to ensure that the appropriate precautionary measures are taken to
limit any potential risk.

In addition, we are limiting visits overall, and visits from the local community and external
entertainment are cancelled for the foreseeable future. Our staff will do all they can to ensure that life
in our services remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. We will still ensure that vital medical
visits are made and will be sure that only visitors who are not displaying symptoms come in, and that
they wash their hands on entering.

We are able to offer various options to assist you to stay in touch, including ‘phones to the bedside
and even ‘face time’ and skype calls. Let us know if we can help in any way to facilitate these
facilities for you. We will also post updates regarding both incident management progress, and
resident activity and wellbeing across all our social media platforms, keep a good eye there as well!

We remain dedicated to ensuring and protecting the health and wellbeing of our residents and
team, of friends and families, I know you are too. Thank you for your consistent support it is
hugely appreciated and valued.

Yours Sincerely
Adam Knights,
Managing Director