The Poplars, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire
The Poplars
The Poplars

The Poplars is a forty capacity care home located in Market Rasen, dedicated to person-centred methods and offering quality care for older people and adults diagnosed with dementia.

Care charity and provider The Orders of St John Care Trust are respected in the care sector for a flexible range of care provision, making the most of voluntary sector contributions in order to help vulnerable adults achieve a more dignified lifestyle.

Carers respect clients from all backgrounds, support an active and fulfilling lifestyle, and a nutritious diet, while maintaining strong local links.

Group: The Orders of St John Care Trust

Person in charge: Maxine Kennedy (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lincolnshire County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , 40 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Parkinson's Disease • Stroke

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 38

Shared Rooms: 1

Rooms with ensuite WC: 0

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Residents Internet Access

Latest CQC* Report on The Poplars: click here

*Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

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Current Recommendations

Recommendation Score: 7.9 (7.879)

The user 'Recommendation Score' (7.9 for The Poplars) is calculated using a combination of the average of all ratings on user Recommendations submitted in the last 2 years, and the total number of user recommendations submitted in relation to the number of beds at the care home. The maximum Recommendation Score is 10. To see more about the user recommendations please click here.

The Poplars

The staff are caring and thoughtful towards the residents. The staff are given full training in all aspects of their role. Following my mum's stroke she has been given first class care and support.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

The Poplars

Excellent caring staff.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

The Poplars

I cannot recommend this care home highly enough. They were truly fantastic in so many ways. The staff were patient, courteous, attentive and skilled in all they did. We had six months there and it was clean, the food very good and the standard of hygiene top notch brilliant truly.

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Staff Profiles


Maxine Kennedy

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2013


The 39 residents at The Poplars are looked after by a highly dedicated team of staff that include carers, administrators and ancillary staff. They are led by the Manager who is supported by a Head of Care and a team of senior Carers.

Maxine has been the Manager at The Poplars since 1 April 2013, having previously managed the Trust’s Foxby Court care home in Gainsborough. She has over 20 years of experience working with vulnerable adults and children. Prior to working for OSJCT Maxine worked for Lincolnshire County Council as a Registered Care Manager for the Community Supported Living Team, supporting adults with learning disabilities to live an independent life in the community.

Maxine started her career as an administrator for the learning disability team in 1989, working for the West Lindsey NHS Trust. The Trust merged with Lincolnshire County Council and Maxine secured a post as Community Care Officer for the same learning disability team staying with the team until seconded into a Team Leader post for a Day Service in Louth Lincolnshire. This position led to her successfully becoming the Registered Manager of the Community Support Team.

Maxine holds NVQ Level 4 in Managing Care and the Registered Managers Award, along with many other qualifications that support her to ensure the residents receive the best care whilst at The Poplars. Maxine’s passion is to work with a Person Centred Approach whilst supporting vulnerable people to remain as independent as they possibly can.

Maxine sets high standards for her own conduct and performance and has high standards of care from the staff team at The Poplars. As a result she is proud to say that she continues to have excellent results from both CQC and the Trusts own internal audits.

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