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Avonbourne Care Centre

Mitre Way
Old Sarum
United Kingdom

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  • Dementia Care
  • Dementia Respite
  • Long Term Residential
  • Residential Respite

Avonbourne Care Centre offers two households that allow our residents to thrive in a homely environment. Avon Court is for those who need specialist dementia care, and Bourne House looks after those who need a little extra help to maintain their independence. Each household has beautifully furnished living accommodation, spacious en-suite bedrooms and fully accessible, landscaped gardens.

Avonbourne Bedroom

Residents in each household can enjoy daily social activities that are perfectly tailored to their needs, with joint events in the central coffee shop, salon and cinema. There are cosy seating areas for a cup of tea with loved ones, and outside terraces for sunnier days.

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We try to learn as much as possible about each person who lives with us, so that we can provide them with care and support tailored to their individual needs and preferences. Our residents have regular meetings with the management team to discuss new ideas for menus and resident activities.

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Services & Facilities

Our friendly, professionally trained team are on hand around the clock to support our residents, ensuring they spend their day how they wish and enabling them to enjoy a fulfilling and independent lifestyle.

The attentive care team focus on the individual needs of the residents, with a tailored care plan for each person. Their aim is to improve the quality of life for our residents by creating lovely, comfortable, homely surroundings and by providing care, activities and other services designed around each resident’s needs and wishes.


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The talented chef and kitchen team prepare tasty, home-cooked meals on site daily from our own kitchens. We source quality produce for our excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. All-day dining is available for lighter meals and snacks and all dishes are carefully balanced to get the best nutritional value and cater for individual dietary requirements and preferences.

Seasonal produce is chosen whenever possible and of course, relatives and friends are always welcome to join us. The menus change daily, and the kettle is always on. Our chef bakes every day so there is always a fresh cake to enjoy.

Residents are also encouraged to help prepare their own food and to make snacks whenever they choose.

OSJCT Sample Menu

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Whether it’s wet or dry outside, we at OSJCT feel that activities are essential in providing the best caring environment to live in.

Hobbies don’t simply stop when living with us. Each home has a dedicated Activities Co-ordinator who works closely with our residents to create a programme of fulfilling activities and events, tailored around each resident’s requests, hobbies and interests. The programme of events and activities provide a source of fun and laughter, to help each resident live their life to the full and make new friendships.

A daily activity schedule for a home may include:

  • Trips to garden Centres, café’s, pubs, sporting events, National Trust parks, wildlife parks, aquariums and museums.
  • Performances from entertainers
  • Coffee mornings
  • Art and Craft clubs
  • Quiz Nights
  • Exercise classes such as Zumba and Thai chi.
  • Ice skating
  • Opera and theatre visits
  • Visits from local petting farms, reptile houses and PAT dogs.
  • Local school visits
  • Wine and cheese tastings

Download sample activities schedule

And that’s not all:

We’ve had silent discos, hoe downs, Chinese banquets, Oscar parties and so much more.

Many of the activities feature Reminiscence Therapy to aid those living with Dementia to remember events, people and places using sight, touch, taste, smell and sound.

There's never a dull moment at Avonbourne Care Centre. Alongside our daily resident activity schedule, we run regular activities to welcome the whole community to the home:

  • Weekly Tastes of the World Lunches
  • Wow Wednesdays
  • Fish & Chip Fridays
  • Monthly Carer's Cafe
  • Open Days, Parties and Fetes

View our full events calendar and join us at Avonbourne Care Centre.

September 2020

Care fees vary depending on the level of care required and this will be confirmed upon completion of a care assessment prior to moving into the home.

Below is indicative pricing for self-funded residents per week.

Care TypeFees FromFees To
Dementia long term£1245£1295
Dementia respite£1370£1425
Residential long term£1140£1190
Residential respite£1254£1359

Our home charges self-funder rates for the services we provide. We accept third party top ups for individuals funded by the Local Authority up to the self-funder rate.

We understand that paying for long-term care can often be a complex subject, and with several options available to you it can be confusing. You will find helpful guidance on our Paying For Care page.

Key Facts

The Key Facts document contains information regarding this care home which can be used in comparison with other care homes or can be printed for reference and brought with you when you visit the home.

Avonbourne Key Facts

Meet the team

Home Manager - Avon Court

Mercy has been in care for over 22 years, having been employed for almost every role in a care home. Mercy brings a lot of hands-on experience to her role as Home Manager of Avon Court, the dementia care household in Avonbourne Care Centre. Having started out as a carer, Mercy worked her way up to become a care leader and later becoming Head of Care at Willowcroft in Salisbury. During her time as Head of Care; Mercy worked alongside our other Home Manager Sharon Payne, helping shape Willowcroft into the home it is now. Mercy was then awarded her own home in Mere, where she managed Fives Court for a number of years. Wanting to shape a Dementia home, Mercy was then given the opportunity to be the Home Manager of Avonbourne's dementia side and we were delighted to welcome Mercy in late 2018.

Mercy's goal is to make Avonbourne an example of how to care for those living with Dementia.

Home Manager - Bourne House

Sharon is the Home Manager of Bourne House, the residential care household in Avonbourne Care Centre. She joined the Trust in September 2001 and has worked in various roles in homes within the Wiltshire area.
Sharon has previously managed Fives Court and Willowcroft, and in December 2018 she transferred to Avonbourne Care Centre. 
Sharon is passionate about person-centred care and ensures her team promote personal independence, and provide a safe, friendly and fun place for our residents to live.

Head of Care - Avon Court

Kamila has been working in a variety of care roles for 8 years. She joined the team at Avonbourne Care Centre in 2019 and is now our Head of Care in the dementia care side of the home.
Having worked as a community care supervisor as well as roles within a care home, Kamila realised her passion is with elderly and dementia care.  She leads her team to provide the best possible environment for our residents with dignified, person-centred care, and lots of fun and laughter.

Deputy Manager - Bourne House

Abbie joined the Trust in February 2018 as the Deputy Manager of Bourne House, the Residential care household in Avonbourne Care Centre. Abbie has been working in care for over 14 years; having started as a carer Abbie has experienced many sides of elderly care, including working in the local hospital, out in the community as a co-ordinator and in the care home environment.
Abbie has a real passion for caring for the elderly and likes to lead by example.  Her goal is to make sure that every resident receives care that is personalised to them and works with and mentors carers every day to make this a reality.

Customer Relationship Manager

Mandy joined Avonbourne Care Centre in 2019 as our Customer Relationship Manager and is one of the first people you will meet in the home. 
She comes to us with 30 years’ experience working in sales, marketing, HR, project management and other customer-facing roles. 
Customer Service excellence has won Mandy awards in other industries and she considers it an essential part of her role here. Having personal experience, she is passionate about later life care and has a keen interest in garden design.

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Call: 01722 429400

Mitre Way
Old Sarum
United Kingdom

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