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A place called home

Cornerstone Healthcare



Cornerstone Healthcare operates two specialist nursing homes in Hampshire: Kitnocks House in Curdridge and South Africa Lodge in Waterlooville.


The Cornerstone team is highly experienced and we strongly believe that our homes are the best in the area at looking after older people with complex mental and physical health problems.


Our homes offer high numbers of highly trained staff, excellent facilities an evidence based approach to providing the best possible care and quality of life for our residents.


Our residents come from all over the South of England.


Our Ethos

We believe in the essence of being human. You know when it is there and when it is absent. Our company is about humanness, gentleness, hospitality, putting yourself out on behalf of others, being vulnerable. We will embrace compassion and setbacks. Our humanity is bound up in yours, as we can only be human together.

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our team

Stephen Collier


Stephen is also Chair of NHS Professionals, and a non-executive Director at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundati...

Johann van Zyl

Group Chief Executive Officer

Johann has many years’ experience leading successful teams, having recently led the management te...

Dara Ní Gadhra

Chief Operating Officer

Dara has over 25 years’ experience working at a senior level with mental health, neurological and brain...


The environment is so diverse

I have worked at South Africa Lodge as an Office Manager for 6,5 years. The thing I love most about my job is that it is different every day in a busy environment. I feel that I make a difference to assist the staff with their needs as well as handling business matters with the suppliers/contractors the best I can. The environment is so diverse and we have a great staff team and great residents. I take pleasure in doing my job to the best of my ability and the management team are fair and help to empower me to be the best I can, and in turn, I do the same to my staff teams.

Cornerstone Healthcare, Kitnocks House and South Africa Lodge, careers Botley Waterlooville Hampshire mental health specialist
GillOffice Manager

Very supportive company

I have been working at South Africa Lodge as a carer then laundry staff for 17, 5 years.

The thing I love most about my job is that I have a great team, without them I couldn’t do my job. The company is great to work for, very supportive, and we can all have a good laugh. I feel that I make a difference by ensuring my team have high standards of work. The most satisfying element of my job is knowing that our residents look the best they can. I feel proud because we all strive to make the residents’ life as happy and as caring as we can. I like working at South Africa Lodge because we are all treated the same no matter what our job is.

Cornerstone Healthcare, Kitnocks House and South Africa Lodge, careers Botley Waterlooville Hampshire mental health specialist
TerriLaundry staff

What is special about the Cornerstone homes?

We believe that we offer the best specialist services in the area because:

  • We pay our staff well and we value them, which in turn means that we have been able to develop an excellent staff team who are well trained and really care for our residents.
  • Our staff numbers are roughly twice that of a standard care home allowing us to provide high levels of care for residents with complex needs.
  • We are ‘specialists’ in Special Care – we don’t do anything else. We define specialist care as looking after residents with complex mental and physical health problems.
  • We have excellent facilities which are almost all purpose built with extra space and fantastic gardens.
  • We have developed and maintain robust compliance and governance structures to ensure that we’re continually improving.
  • We are very proud of our reputation and the service that we provide.


Whether you work in one of our homes or at our head office, you will have the opportunity to make a huge difference to our residents and fulfil your own potential.

Please fill out the online form or visit our careers page on the website to get more information about our locations, vacancies and amazing benefit packages we provide to our staff.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!