About Haddington Care Home

Haddington Care Home is situated on the banks of the River Tyne in the Royal Burgh of Haddington, providing outstanding care to those who require residential, nursing, dementia and respite care. Offering up to 68 residents a luxury home-from-home experience in the quaint region of East Lothian, our modern care home enables professional staff to deliver the finest standards of care and are available 24 hours a day to support all residents to ensure they live happy and full lives.

Our team is dedicated to providing residents with complete, comprehensive care that includes an enriching and supportive environment, as well as the opportunity to form new friendships and create a wealth of personal experiences to cherish. Haddington Care Home is more than a nursing home; it is also a community.

Customisable Care For Every Need

More than just satisfying care needs, our approach focuses on the whole health, well-being, and interests of our residents. We have a team of highly skilled specialists who understand what it takes to improve our residents’ lives and create a healthy and joyful environment. Moving to Haddington Care Home should be the start of a new and exciting chapter in residents’ lives, one that allows them to feel confident and happy while maintaining as much freedom as possible.

Our team provides skilled, experienced, and compassionate Residential, Respite, Dementia, and Nursing Care to all of our residents. Haddington Care Home puts residents at the centre of all they do, working closely with each resident and their families to develop individualised care plans. As well as providing superior care, we also offer residents a weekly activity programme that enables them to participate in and enjoy everyday activities that they have an interest in.

Providing expert insight and help to loved ones as well as residents who live with us is a crucial step in becoming the most effective caregivers we can be. We put a lot of emphasis on building relationships between staff, residents, and their families, which has helped us to learn as much as we can about our residents. We are able to provide care personalised to each resident’s requirements because of our appreciation and understanding of the necessity of developing strong and long-lasting connections.

Encouraging Independence & Confidence

Our charming home allows our staff to provide the greatest quality of care whilst encouraging our residents to become more independent and enjoy a lifestyle that suits them. During the admission process into our home we promise everyone involved will feel relaxed, and comfortable, allowing residents to focus on pursuing their passions from day one. We offer a wide range of amenities for residents to fill their time with, as well as a robust and diverse activity programme that we encourage them to participate in. We are proud to be able to help residents in any way we can so that they can live as independently as possible and let their confidence skyrocket.

A Deluxe Lifestyle

The entire decorative aspect and quality furnishings throughout the home were chosen with our residents in mind, seamlessly integrating modern and classic styles to help residents feel at ease, happy, and most importantly, at home. Pleasant en-suite bedrooms, Spacious dining rooms, a fun-filled activities programme, cosy lounges, and gorgeous gardens are what you can expect at Haddington. Our residents enjoy getting creative during our arts & crafts, and cosying up with a cup of tea and newspaper in one of our lounges. Our on-site Chef prepares delicious meals that accommodate all dietary restrictions, offering a range of varied cuisines. We also have a dedicated Activities Coordinator who creates a variety of exciting things to do each week. We want to create a way of life that allows people to maintain their freedom and excel in a first-class lifestyle.

Meet The Team

  • Interim Support Manager

    Margaret Ann Gavin

    I am the interim Support Manager at Haddington Care Home. I have been a Care Home Manager for over 30 years in lovely Scotland, Banknock, Aberfeldy, Perth, Crieff and now in Haddington.

    I have managed several types of care homes including my own care home, private care homes and a charitable trust learning daily, “every day is a school day”  I have been quoting this all my career.

    I do enjoy my job, helping to provide care for older people has always been my passion, ensuring they feel respected and cared for. I had a wonderful relationship with all my grandparents and great-grandparent and feel that looking after them was a privilege, I have been lucky to have them all in my life.

    I am married with one daughter who has given me the “light of my life” my grandson Cameron, we spend every weekend together and as a family enjoy holidays and social events. Family is important to me, and my life would not be complete without the close relationships I have with my family. I enjoy reading, eating out and live for my holidays either in sunny Spain or on a cruise.

  • Relief Worker


    Meet Nikki. Nikki has worked at Haddington Care Home for two years as a relief worker. She enjoys her role within the home and loves to work as part of a team.

  • Support Worker


    Meet Nicole, one of the support worker’s here at Haddington. Nicole has been here for two and half years and really enjoys her job and making a difference in our residents lives.

  • Activities Coordinator


    Linda just loves to entertain – she enjoys nothing more than a good sing-song with the residents recreating hits from the past and reminiscing with the residents. Linda joined the team at Haddington care home as a care practitioner, but her passion for all things creative urged her to change direction after 3 years. Linda enjoys gardening and dog walking in her free time.

  • Chef


    Trained in Open Arms hotel as a commis chef and went to Telford College in Edinburgh at the same time to study for city and guilds qualifications. Recently taken up head chef post after working in Haddington care home for 4 years.

    Liz loves to bake and enjoys seeing the residents’ reactions to her culinary delights. When not working she loves walking her dog, hill walking and spending time with friends, family and her husband of 41 years!

  • Domestic Worker


    Meet Gill, she is part of the domestic team. Gill has only been back at Haddington for a few weeks and had worked here previously but came back as she loved her job and the residents. Gill has said it feels like she’s never been away.

  • Receptionist


    Meet Katie who is part of Haddington Care Home’s reception team. Katie has been working here for over two years and loves her job as she gets to meet and greet visitors and interact with residents.

  • Activities Coordinator


    Meet Laura, one of the Activities Coordinators for Haddington Care Home. Laura has been here for almost four years – from day one of opening. Laura loves to put a smile on residents faces and to see them laugh which makes her job all worth while.

  • Business Support Team


    Meet Stacey who is part of the business support team. Stacey has been at Haddington Care Home for seven months, her job can be challenging but receives lots of support from a great team.

  • Finance Assistant


    Christine has an eye for detail and loves to keep all accounts in good order, she is queen of organisation.

    Christine joined the team at Haddington 2 years ago and takes an active interest in our residents and especially enjoys chats with relatives.  Outside of work Christine loves to spend time with her family, her dogs and likes to keep her garden looking dapper.

  • Facility Officer


    Meet Davie who is our Facility Officer. Davie has worked for Haddington for almost three years. Davie loves his job and has great banter with the residents and staff. He is a jack of all trades.

  • Receptionist


    Morag joined the team at Haddington just over 1 year ago. Morag takes pride in welcoming all visitors to the care home, she relishes the opportunity to get to know the residents. Morag likes to spend time in her garden, enjoy the odd glass of gin and spend time with family.

Care of an Exceptional Quality

Our approach to care is more than just satisfying physical health needs; it’s about caring for our residents’ overall health, well-being, and passions. We strive to provide comprehensive medical care in a home that feels like a 5* hotel and allows residents to live a luxurious and fulfilling existence. Our staff consists of highly trained specialists that understand what it takes to enhance our residents’ lives and create a vibrant and joyful atmosphere every single day. Haddington Care Home provides residents with everything they could need to form new friendships, make incredible memories and have a ball.