Celebrating 40 years of Dovehaven

Celebrating 40 years of Dovehaven

Celebrating 40 years of Dovehaven

Dovehaven Care Homes is excited to celebrate our 40th anniversary, marking four decades of dedicated service to elderly residents and their families. Throughout the month of October, Dovehaven is hosting a wide range of events for staff and residents to celebrate our ruby anniversary.

As the leading care provider in the North-West, Celebrating 40 years of Dovehaven offers us as a company, the chance for the team and residents, to celebrate and commemorate the company’s growth and ever-committed dedication to excellent care across the region.

“We have an amazing team at Dovehaven. We’ve built that team up over a number of years and we’re very proud of them and very proud of the care that they deliver” founder and owner Mark Gilbert said.

Founders and owners Mark and Wendi Gilbert began Dovehaven Care Homes in 1983, when they opened Dovehaven Residential Home in Southport. Since then, the company has grown to over 20 care homes strong across the North-West, providing residential, nursing, dementia and specialist health care. While the month of October is a chance for the Dovehaven team and residents to celebrate Dovehaven’s remarkable milestone, the Gilbert Family want to take the opportunity give back and to say thank you to all of the individuals, families and local businesses that have helped and supported Dovehaven over the past forty years.

“To every member of staff, every helper, every family member. A huge thank you to them all” founder and owner Wendi Gilbert said.

Mark and Wendi Gilbert stand shoulder to shoulder outside Dovehaven Residential Home, where they began the Dovehaven Family 40 years ago.
Mark and Wendi Gilbert outside Dovehaven Residential Home, where they began the Dovehaven Family 40 years ago.
A large Victorian red brick building, with a conservatory. The grounds of the care home are surrounded by big tress and lush green grass
Dovehaven Residential Home in Southport








CEO Jenny Davies writes:

“I am extremely proud to lead the Dovehaven business, a business that has quality and care at the centre of everything we do. To work with owners and colleagues who have worked tirelessly to improve elderly care provision in the North West is an honour. Whilst we are taking this opportunity to celebrate our 40 years of history, we are also focused on building a positive future for Dovehaven; continuing to foster an environment where people are proud to work, and a high quality of care for all our residents is at the heart of what we do. Here’s to the next 40 years and beyond.”

Dovehaven Care Homes is committed to delivering excellent and tailored care to each and everyone of their residents and has achieved remarkable success, consistently earning “Good” ratings from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Carehome.co.uk has recognized Dovehaven as one of the top 20 care home groups in the UK, with consistent ratings of 9.5 and above across its network. Dovehaven was founded on and continues to operate through their guiding principles of passion, kindness, integrity and inclusivity.

40 Acts of Kindness

To aid in celebrating 40 years of Dovehaven we have committed as a company to carrying out forty acts of kindness throughout the month of October. These good deeds will come in all shapes and sizes, and will be documented on Dovehaven’s social media, including our Instagram account. Some of these acts may also be delivered throughout the community, and we invite anyone who discovers an act of kindness to document it online, using the hashtag #Dovehaven40.

To celebrate our 40th birthday, Dovehaven has a jam-packed month of events planned. Every Friday in October, the care team, residents and support team of Dovehaven’s care homes will be connecting via video call to join together in celebration and take part in a variety of events, including Bonanza Birthday Bingo and a virtual cocktail party. As well as the Friday events, Dovehaven’s homes will be all be decorating their front doors, complete with a special 40th birthday wreath.

We encourage everyone to keep their eyes peeled for the best dressed front doors, as you travel around Dovehaven’s homes.

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