Avonbourne Care Centre
A warm welcome to our home
Located in the historic Old Sarum, just north of Salisbury, Avon Court and Bourne House make up Avonbourne Care Centre. Each offers an elegant environment with compassionate, individualised care in welcoming, relaxing, and homely households. The Avonbourne team provides tailored support for residents dependent on their own requirements, from a little extra help with some day to day tasks on our residential households, through to more specialist support with nursing and dementia needs.
- Dementia Care
- Nursing Care
- Residential Care
- Respite Care
Avonbourne Care Centre offers two distinct homes in which residents enjoy living life to the full, in vibrant care communities, with great people around them 24-hours a day. Every day is full of inspiration, with meaningful activities co-ordinated by our events team according to each person's interests.
Each home has beautifully furnished living accommodation, spacious en-suite bedrooms and fully accessible, landscaped gardens which can be enjoyed all year round. Avon Court is for those of our residents living with dementia, where specially trained carers are on hand to support.
Bourne House looks after those who need a little extra help to maintain their independence. Bourne House is also where you'll find our nursing household, where we care for more complex conditions, and people who do not need to be in hospital but who might not be able to manage at home.
Both homes offer short-stay respite care to look after a loved one whilst family members and carers use the opportunity to take a well-earned break.
Everything in our care homes has been carefully designed to enrich the lives of our residents.
Residents in Avon Court and Bourne House can enjoy daily social activities that are perfectly tailored to their needs, with joint events in the central coffee shop, hair and beauty salon, and stylish cinema with screenings daily. There are cosy seating areas for a cup of tea with loved ones, and outside terraces for sunnier days.
We're recruiting! Here is a taste of some of the roles we have available at Avonbourne Care Centre.
Vacancies in Avon Court and Bourne House
Housekeeper – various hours
Kitchen assistant – various hours
Carer – day and night hours available
Care Leader – full time, 37.5 hrs
In joining us, you’ll become part of our extended family. You’ll work alongside other team members who are passionate about providing a safe environment, as well as warmth and kindness to all those who live and work in our homes.
If you’re interested in learning more about any of these roles, get in touch on 01722 429400.
Services & Facilities
About the team
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.
Meet the team
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.
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, cafés, 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 Tai Chi.
- Ice skating
- Opera and theatre visits
- Visits from local petting farms, reptile houses and PAT dogs.
- Local school visits
- Wine and cheese tastings
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 Carers' Cafe
- Open Days, Parties and Fetes
View our full events calendar and join us at Avonbourne Care Centre.
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.
|0||Care Type||Fees From||Fees To|
|£1||Dementia long term||£1495||£1535|
|£3||Residential long term||£1350||£1450|
|£5||Nursing long term||£1675||£1725|
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.
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.
Meet the team
Our homes' professional services are provided by the Management team, Carers, Nurses and Dementia support teams (where required), Admiral Nurses, Support Workers, Activities Co-ordinators, Housekeeping, Handy Person, Administrators and the home's Chef and Catering team. We also have health professional support from Doctors, Nurses and personal services who will regularly come into the home.