Services offered: Residential Care Respite Care Dementia Care

At Watersmead we offer compassionate, individualised residential, residential-dementia and respite care for up to 50 residents in comfortable, and friendly surroundings. We believe our professional, expert care team are the best people to provide the personal care you need.

The home has been designed with your wellbeing and comfort in mind. A cosy lounge is available to relax in, as is a secure garden to take advantage of on sunny days and social activities take place daily for your enjoyment. If you’d like a little more privacy, then your own spacious bed-sitting room offers a peaceful oasis.

About the Home

Watersmead offers up to 50 residents a friendly and warm home-from-home that has been specifically designed to enhance the quality of life of the people living there. The home also offers specialist support for those with dementia, and respite care for short-term stays.

Your Room

The rooms at Watersmead are a personal haven for each of the residents.  Each room offers a private bed-sitting room, an emergency 24 hour call system, personalised care 24 hours a day and plenty of space to personalise your room.

Watersmead offers a warm and friendly home, all on one level. The large bed-sitting rooms are your personal haven and there are comfortable and homely living areas, including lounges, a kitchen and a dining room.

Watersmead offers you:

  • A hairdresser
  • A visiting Doctor
  • A visiting Chiropodist
  • Dedicated Activity Co-ordinators
  • Weekly church services
  • A laundry service
  • Beautiful gardens with seating areas with
  • Sensory garden
  • Regular resident and relative forums
  • A courtyard garden with raised flowerbeds to
  • Grow your own vegetables
  • A Children’s play area for visiting family
  • A beautiful pond with many varieties of fish

Food and Nutrition 

A talented chef and kitchen team prepare tasty, home-cooked meals. The freshly prepared, delicious 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.
The menus change daily and the kettle is always on, so hot drinks are available throughout the day.

There is a large dining room where residents can enjoy the social aspects of meal times. However, residents are able to eat anywhere they choose to around the home. Our team works hard to ensure that each individual is encouraged to enjoy a varied and nutritionally balanced diet. With a little notice we can also prepare a few extra plates for family members to
dine with their loved ones.

There is also a kitchenette available for residents to use for cooking related activities.


We understand how important it is to have daily activities to take part in and enjoy. Our dedicated Activities Co-ordinators organise a wide programme of events around each person’s requests, hobbies and interests. The team will be delighted to assist you to continue with existing hobbies, as well as give you the opportunity to try something new if you would like to.

They make sure everyone can enjoy themselves to the fullest, be that with arts and crafts, a coffee morning or more individual pursuits. Visits from outside entertainers happen regularly and we arrange excursions in and around the local area.

Each resident receives one-to-one time with the Activities Co-ordinators and together they will work on their own personal activity plan and goals.

A typical daily activity schedule might include any of the following:

  • Musicians, singers and musical moments
  • Christmas Party
  • Weekly scrabble competitions
  • Weekly coffee morning
  • Seated exercises
  • Trips to garden centre
  • Pub lunch visits
  • Afternoon tea visits
  • Local school visit
  • Art activities
  • Weekly book club
  • Gardening club
  • Seasonal activities, eg Halloween or Summer Fayre
  • Regular visits from the local pre-school

Your Care Team

All our Care Team are professionally qualified and trained to the highest standards. Every member of the team holds the Care Certificate.  Your Care Team at Watersmead consists of a Home Manager, Head of Care, Care Leads, Activity Co-ordinators, Carers, Admiral Nurse, Handyperson, Housekeeping Team and the homes Chef.

See For Yourself

We would really love to meet you and show you around Watersmead. To make sure we have plenty of time to find out about your needs and introduce you to the key members of the team, we recommend you contact us in advance to book an appointment.

Alternatively, we welcome you to drop in and see us if you are passing.

What we offer

  • Hairdressing salon
  • Library
  • Regular visits by health professionals
  • Church Services
  • Foot Care
  • Sensory garden
  • Patio garden

Make contact: 01373 826503 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)