About Hollybank Rest Home in Botley, Southampton

About Hollybank

Family run for 30 years

Company Background


Hollybank Rest home was opened in 1988 by Marilyn and Dave Pusey. They lived in this beautiful 1883 Victorian house whilst Marilyn was a nurse working in the local district, and it was this experience that gave her the longing to have a care home where the older people in the area could get the very best of care in a loving and family environment. In 2009, after over 20 years at the helm, Marilyn and Dave retired, and as a family business their son Glynne took over what had become a thriving and well respected local care home. In August 2013 Hollybank underwent a major refurbishment bringing a modern and luxurious feel, adding all the amenities that younger older people expect, such as Wi-Fi and frothy coffees. Hollybank never sits still, we are constantly looking at the needs of each generation, and work with them, and their families to ensure that we are at the forefront of great care.

Meet the Manager


Erin O'Shea - Registered Manager

My name is Erin O'Shea and I am the home Manager at Hollybank Rest Home. I have been working within the care sector since the age of 18 and have almost 10 years experience in Care Home Management in various settings in Hampshire including care homes in Southampton, Winchester and Chandlers Ford. I have an AS Level in Sociology, an NVQ 3 in Health and Social Care, a QCF Level 5 in Leadership and Management and am on the way to completing my Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management. I am committed to my own personal development as well as the development of our team at Hollybank. I have a strong passion for Elderly Care and an extensive experience of working with people with dementia. It is important to me that the individuals living at Hollybank have the best. I completely love what I do and could not imagine myself working in any other industry. I am particularly happy being a part of the team at Hollybank. Hollybank is a small family run home meaning all of our team are able to get to know each and every individual using the service resulting in the care being truly person centred. The providers at Hollybank are committed to investing in the staff team to ensure the best possible service is delivered.
Hollybank really is the place to be!