Dovehaven hires Jenny Davies as its first CEO


Dovehaven has appointed Jenny Davies as its first ever Chief Executive Officer.


Jenny has spent her career working at senior levels in Regulated Utilities, Telecoms and Retail and has been CEO in THG Ingenuity and M247 prior to joining the business. Her appointment comes after the group has grown rapidly over recent years, now owning 22 homes across Merseyside and Lancashire and is set to grow further under Jenny’s leadership.  


Mark Gilbert Owner and Chairman commented “We are so happy to have somebody with Jenny’s broad experience join the Dovehaven Board. Although Jenny is new to the sector, she has many years’ experience in highly regulated businesses and importantly has led large people centric organisations. It was not only Jenny’s commercial acumen that attracted us, but her genuine people centred leadership that made her the right choice for Dovehaven.”


Jenny added, it is an absolute pleasure to be joining this exceptional business.  I knew that my next role needed to be somewhere with a strong purpose and the health and social care sector has shown us all, no more than recently, how important high quality adult social care is to the people in our lives. I look forward to working with the owners and the capable team at Dovehaven to take the business forward and build the leading care home provider in the Northwest.

Dovehaven are now proud supporters of The Care Workers Charity



It is our greatest pleasure to announce that Dovehaven are now official supporters of The Care Workers Charity.


The Care Workers Charity exists to support individuals working in social care  and in turn, can now bring both financial and well-being support for all Dovehaven employees.

This past 18 months has been extremely difficult for everyone working in social care. Those struggling financially because of Covid-19, CWC may be able to help.
CWC’s Crisis Grant can give support for those who have been impacted financially in the last year because of some sudden or unforeseen life event or change in circumstances. Examples of this could be: a sudden loss of income, illness or injury, a relationship breakdown or a bereavement. A grant can be used to buy new white goods, pay for house repairs or bills, or simply to cover essentials such as food, amongst other items. If you have been in financial difficulty in the past year, all Dovehaven employees are able to review the eligibility criteria on the website.

CWC has also recently launched a Mental Health and Wellbeing Support Programme. It can be tough to maintain good mental health, especially at this extremely stressful time, and finding support can be a challenge. The CWC offers up to 10 hours of therapy with a professional via an accredited mental health provider. This is offered FREE of charge and employees can opt for self-referral to ensure privacy is maintained. Should anyone feel that they would benefit from talking to someone, have a look at the application process.

Please note grants do not need to be paid back. Also, please do not think you shouldn’t be asking for support – the charity exists to support all in social care.

To stay up to date with the charity, follow them on social media: twitter (@careworkersfund), facebook and Instagram (the care workers’ charity).

Dovehaven rated in UK ‘Top 20’

Dovehaven have been recognised as one of the ‘Top 20 Rated Large Care Home Groups in the UK’!  Thanks to the wonderful resident and family reviews sent to, the care sectors very own ‘Trip Advisor’,  we are celebrating this BIG success. By way of a ‘thank you’, our Partners and Managing Director Sam Jacob sent out this message to everyone:

This is a first for Dovehaven, a wonderful accolade for the hard work and dedication of the whole of the Dovehaven ‘family’ of care homes. Thanks to our residents, their families and friends, who have taken the time to send in their reviews and ensured that we as a family business can walk tall with other, more well known, national providers.’

If that wasn’t enough, Garden Lodge Care Home has been recognised as one of the ‘Top 20 Rated Care Homes in the North West’. How proud we are of Catherine Ponzini and her team who, with the support of their residents and families, have ensured their place in this much coveted list of care homes.

It is always what others say about our care and services which is more important about what we say about ourselves, so to those families who have written kind and supportive comments, given constructive feedback and recognised our wonderful Dovehaven team members we say ‘thank you’, it means more than we can say.