New manager Portsmouth care home


Hartford Care have announced that Michelle Presdee has been appointed as the new General Manager for the number one Care Home in Portsmouth, Hartford Court.

During her extensive adult social care career Michelle started as a ‘tea girl’ and then progressed to be an auxiliary nurse in a nursing home. Following her professional qualifications, she worked for many years as a social worker, specialising in working with older people and moving in to Care Homes.

Michelle’s professional background also includes twenty years working for the Care Quality Commission as an inspector and now she joins the port city-based Care Home to lead a team of 58 staff.

Michelle says: “I’m really excited and proud to be managing Hartford Court to share my experience and get to know the residents and team. My time at the CQC gave me the skills and experience to know Hartford Court is a home which ensures residents are central and will be at the heart of all decisions made. Residents will be supported and encouraged to continue to follow their hobbies and dreams. We have a beautiful environment both inside and outside and I look forward to welcoming guests and loved ones soon!

Open since 2016, the prestigious purpose-built facility is located at the heart of Guardians Gate, adjacent to St. Marys Hospital on Milton Road in Portsmouth. The state-of-the-art 60-bed care home offers residential and dementia care including respite care and day care services to the elderly people of Portsmouth and surrounding areas.

The facilities at Hartford Court are truly exceptional and welcoming. The reception area incorporates a comfortable seating area, a resident’s shop and a hairdressing and nail salon.  The rest of the home boasts a library, a choice of formal and informal dining rooms, a number of lifestyle kitchens and of course plenty of restful communal lounges including The Colonial Lounge, The Captain’s Quarters and the Parlour with lots of subtle influences from local author Charles Dickens.

The quality of build, design and finish are second to none with nautical touches, inspired by the proud Naval History of the city of Portsmouth.

[1] According to the review score analysis at for July 2018


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