Avonbourne Care Centre

Avonbourne Care Centre

Mitre Way
Old Sarum
SP4 6GW
United Kingdom

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A warm welcome to our home

  • 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. 

Avonbourne bedroom

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.

Avonbourne Destination Lounge

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.

Avonbourne Lounge

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.

 

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.

OSJCT Sample Menu

Download sample food menu

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

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 Carers' Cafe
  • Open Days, Parties and Fetes

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

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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£1495£1535
Dementia respite£1590£1645
Residential long term£1350£1450
Residential respite£1495£1535
Nursing long term£1690£1740
Nursing respite£1855£1915

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.

Meet the team

Home Manager - Avon Court

Jenny has been the Registered Home Manager for Avon Court Care Home, part of Avonbourne Care Centre, since August 2022. Before coming to Avon Court, she managed a number of care and nursing homes across the UK and found her passion six years ago when she began to work with those living with dementia.

Jenny holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Care and Services as well as a Diploma in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care. She is passionate about providing high-quality, person-centred care to those living at Avon Court, where her team works to ensure our residents enjoy a life that is fulfilled regardless of age or ability.

She is proud to influence a positive working culture that empowers staff to reach their full potential whilst providing a supportive and inclusive working environment.

Home Manager (Bourne House)

Kamila has worked in a variety of care roles for many years. She joined OSJCT at Avonbourne Care Centre in 2017 as Care Lead, before becoming Head of Care for Avon Court, the specialist dementia home, in 2019. She moved to Marden Court as Home Manager in 2021 and returned to Avonbourne as Home Manager of Bourne House in February 2022.


Having worked as a community care supervisor as well as in 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.

Activities Co-ordinator

Alix began her career in care in domiciliary care and after five and a half years was looking for something a bit different.  She was offered the Activities Co-ordinator role at Avonbourne Care Centre and hasn’t looked back.  Alix loves the one-to-one time and feeling like part of the family at Bourne House, and she and the residents really have a lot of fun together.

Out of work, Alix enjoys keeping fit and spending the weekends on family time with her children.

Head Housekeeper

Aranzazu, known to everyone as Aran, is the Head Housekeeper at Avonbourne. She takes great pride in her work which she really enjoys.  Nothing makes her happier than seeing the home thoroughly spotless and smelling lovely for the residents.

Aran is passionate in what she does and loving chatting with our residents.  She loves those conversations because they are all different with fascinating stories to tell.  Many like things done a certain way, and to Aran, that is what her team is there for.

Aran is proud to have a wonderful team in housekeeping and laundry, noting how they all get on well together and she is very proud of the standards they maintain.  

Carer

Sara has worked at Avon Court for four years as a carer. She has two sons, a dog and a lizard name Eugene, whom she loves to bring in to work. The residents really enjoy seeing Eugene and getting to hold him.  
Sara loves working at Avon Court because the residents are given freedom and choice in their daily lives. She also loves the diversity of the people that live here. She finds getting to know our residents a real privilege. 

Activities Co-Ordinator

Paula is one of our activity co-ordinators at Avon Court. She has lots of experience in implementing activities through various roles where she organised public events, and carried out fundraising and family events. Paula joined the team at Avon Court because she wanted to challenge herself, and she works to ensure everyone here receives stimulating and meaningful activities that are tailored to their lifestyle. 

Paula has six grown up children and three dogs, one of which she regularly brings into work, much to the enjoyment of the residents!

Paula has a love of all things vintage and boasts an amazing collection of vintage items. 
Paula loves what she does and finds it extremely rewarding. She says that Avon Court is a wonderful environment in which to work. 
 

Carer

Simon began working at Avon Court as a carer in March 2020. This was Simon’s first ever role in health and social care. He decided on a career change as he was seeking a more rewarding role where he could help make a difference to others. Simon says that the team at Avon Court are all really friendly and work together like family. Simon enjoys taking the residents to Salisbury football club to watch home matches. As a keen football fan himself, this is something that Simon and the residents really enjoy doing together. Simon strives to make as many people smile as he can each day. 

Care Leader

Natasha joined the Trust in March 2023. Tash had worked in the care sector for 16 years when she decided to join the team at Avon Court because she has a passion for dementia care. Tash has always had a soft spot for older people. She enjoys the differences that each day brings at Avon Court and thrives in it’s busy environment.

Tash describes herself as a strong leader who hopes to inspire the next generation of care workers to get the best out of their role.  Tash gets great satisfaction knowing that she gets to help others each day through her work.

Handyperson

Chris is the handyperson here at Avon Court, he has worked with us for almost 7 years. Prior to joining the Avon Court team, Chris was a Stock manager for a retail company for over 12 years. Chris has been happily married for 36 years and his wife, daughter and brother-in-law all work for OSJCT - they clearly like to keep it in the family!

Chris has 5 grandchildren, ranging from one to 17 years. In his spare time Chris enjoys relaxing over a pint on a Friday with his friends. He is also an avid Manchester United fan.

Chris says that he loves his job at Avon Court because he loves meeting new people and making a difference every day. For Chris ‘it’s all about the residents’.

Chef

Tom began his OSJCT career at Coombe End Court in Marlborough, and has recently returned to the UK having spent some time living and working in New Zealand.

He began as an apprentice and believes the training and education he received was excellent, setting him up for a career in catering, which would also allow him to travel. 

Tom is a self-confessed foodie, interested in diet and nutrition, and wants to see everyone enjoy food as much as possible. He is keen to include lots of fresh ingredients in his food, looking at texture and colour as well. He has recently completed some training with the IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative) which has taught him skills to put into practice in his new role at Chef at Avonbourne Care Centre.

Outside work, Tom likes to spend time with his family. He loves the great outdoors, as well as going to the cinema and visiting theme parks.

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