Dovecote Manor

Dovecote Manor

Dovecote Manor provides 41 en-suite bedrooms, with a staff team who are fully committed to involving individuals to live life to the full inside and outside the home. We aim to deliver ‘person centered’ care to everyone.

We work hard to maintain the friendly, homely environment and stimulate the lives of everyone who lives here. For example, we have a very flexible pet’s policy – currently we have Fred the Cat and everyone enjoys the interaction they have with Fred.

Dovecote Manor is a 41 bed Care Home and provides permanent care in a residential setting for those with residential or dementia needs on the first and second floors.
The ground floor living area is leased to the Central and North West London Foundation Trust which is registered separately with the Care Quality Commission and is used for intermediate care.
All areas of the home are accessible to wheelchair users.
Residential Bedrooms – 16
Dementia Bedrooms – 25

  • Each unit has its own lounge, dining area and assisted bathroom
  • Visitors welcome at all times (We do promote protected meal times)
  • Garden and wheelchair access
  • Pond
  • Sensory Room
  • Quiet Rooms
  • Hair Salon
  • Chiropodist
  • GP room
  • Optician on request
  • Parking area
  • Visitors welcome at all times
  • Church services
  • Reminiscence room

The team at Dovecote all receive a full induction and training programme. We are proud that our staff are trained to the equivalent of NVQ Level 2 and Level 3.

Home Manager – Alan Haywood
Alan has been a Home Manager since March 2005 and became the Registered Manager at Dovecote Manor when the home opened in January 2007. Alan began his career in Social Care in 1994 as a care assistant and has had various job roles relating to care of the elderly including Team Leader and Deputy Manager.

Alan’s qualifications include an NVQ Level 4 Registered Managers Award, City and Guilds 325-3 certificate in Advanced Care Management, a D31/32 Assessor Award. In February 2011 he achieved his diploma in Person Centred Dementia Care and in July 2012 achieved his second diploma in Training and Coaching skills in Dementia Care. In April 2017 Alan achieved his QCF Level 5 in Health and Social Care.

Administrator – Caroline Dobson
Caroline joined Excelcare in April 2006 and has worked with Alan since September 2006. She is responsible for all aspects of administration within the home and also has NVQ’s in Business & Administration and Health & Social Care.

Part Time Receptionist – Leanne Richardson
Leanne joined Excelcare in June 2016. She is responsible for Reception and other administration within the home. Leanne has over 14 years of administrative experience and holds an NVQ3 in Business & Administration and Level 2 Customer Service, amongst other qualifications.

At Dovecote Manor, our Activity Coordinator supports and inspires the people who live here with daily activities, entertainment and lively social engagement programs to promote stimulation and creativity.

The programme of activities and events is displayed on the homes notice board and also features in our quarterly newsletter

Activities include:

  • Cafe
  • Bingo
  • Painting
  • Flower arranging
  • Quizzes
  • Music with Marti
  • Local entertainers.
  • Summer days in the gardens
  • Hair Salon
  • Chiropody facilities
  • Communion service
  • Baking
  • Arts and crafts
  • Trips out to the local garden centre
  • Pub lunches
  • Outings to Bletchley Park
  • Residential
  • Dementia

“In July 2012 my father got a placement at Dovecote, what a blessing.

“The carers are carers in the true sense of the word, whether you are there visiting or not they care for the clients in the same way and manner in which we as a family did previously. In fact that in itself can be difficult to accept but for the caring nature of everyone concerned, they become your extended family.

“I had many sleepless nights regarding my father’s care until the day he arrived at Dovecote, the carers went as typical the extra mile and for the first time in 6 months I was able to sit at a table and share a meal with my father, what a memory I will treasure.”

 SP Relative (daughter)


“Dovecote has “open house “ and family and friends can visit as often and when they like the home is well run with all staff being friendly and professional .

“I couldn’t be happier knowing that my Mum is being so cared for by the staff and management of this lovely home .”

MS Relative (daughter)


“Although Mum and Dad live here I am still able to do things for them including shopping and escorting with appointments, I still feel part of a family.”

MD Relative (son)


“Arriving unannounced to have a look around Dovecote, we were given a very warm welcome, we noticed how clean everywhere was and the atmosphere was “Very Happy”

“We looked around other homes but Dovecote stood out and we were “over the moon” when we were offered a place for my husband.”

H Smith Relative (wife)


“We do not regret placing Mum here the carers are extremely friendly always saying hello as you go in and if there are any issues they will tell you..

“They always seem to be making drinks for residents with biscuits and they are very caring.

“Mum often says she likes it here.”

JT Relative (daughter)

How To Find Us

Dovecote Manor is situated adjacent to Bletchley Community Hospital and Parkside Medical Centre.

Dovecote Manor
Whalley Drive
Milton Keynes

Tel: 01908 270126
Fax: 01908 270879
Marketing: 01908 660010



Dovecote Manor is located in West Bletchley approximately 5 miles from Milton Keynes which boasts one of the largest indoor shopping centres in the country. The home is accessible via buses from Bletchley or Milton Keynes and the mainline train station in Bletchley is a 10 minute walk away.

The home is within walking distance of the local shops, and is only a short bus ride away from Bletchley town centre, where there is a wide range of shops including a post office, banks, supermarkets and bakers along with pubs, restaurants and cafes. The town also hosts a market on regular days throughout the week.

Dovecote Manor is also close to historic Bletchley Park (home of the Code Breakers).

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