Services offered: Residential Care Respite Care Dementia Care

Nestled below the famous White Horse, the historic market town of Westbury is home to Watermead. This well-established care home is a traditional build which is perfectly located in a residential location, close to local amenities. A long-standing asset to the local community, Watersmead offers compassionate, person-centred residential, dementia and respite care for up to 50 residents. Nestled below the famous White Horse, the historic market town of Westbury is home to Watermead. This well-established care home is a traditional build which is perfectly located in a residential location, close to local amenities. 

Complimenting the fantastic care we provide and the diverse wealth of engaging activities led by our team, the loving, family atmosphere of the environment is what really stands out, setting Watersmead apart from the competition. From the wistful music which plays through-out the home and the large, tranquil pond which the building wraps around to the thoughtful dining experience led by the devoted kitchen team. The team at Watersmead create an ambience which leaves its residents feeling contented, valued and joyful.

About the Home

This delightful home features two relaxing lounges, one of which contains a kitchenette, available to the residents who wish to keep their household skills up to scratch. The large, bright, communal dining hall is perfect for hosting families and evenings of entertainment. Easily accessible bathrooms can be found throughout the home and the hairdressers offers a familiar oasis to residents who enjoy a little pampering.

Individual rooms are thoughtfully furnished with space to be personalised to each individual’s tastes and preferences, bringing a little slice of their former home to their new residence. All rooms have a remote-controlled colour television and a built-in nurse call system. A safe, personal retreat for each resident. 

Watersmead’s residents benefit from a generous amount of outdoor space, with a large, sunny lawn area, patios, a courtyard with raised planters for the greener fingered residents to utilise and a sensory garden tucked away in a quiet corner. Benches are dotted along the flat, accessible pathways allowing residents to relax and make the most of the space.

A friendly, professionally trained team

Our friendly, professionally trained team are on hand 24 hours a day, ensuring residents spend their day as they wish and enabling them to enjoy a fulfilling and independent lifestyle. 

The attentive team focus on the individual needs of residents, with a tailored care plan for each person. They aim to improve quality of life for those who live at Watersmead by providing care, activities and other services around each resident’s needs and wishes.

Food and Nutrition

The talented chef and kitchen team meticulously prepare tasty, home-cooked meals on site. Each plate is sprinkled with a little extra love to ensure that residents feel each meal is a treat, not just for sustenance, but enjoyment. The meals produced at Watersmead are renowned throughout the trust and are often used as a benchmark for fellow OSJCT homes within the local area, due to the sparkling reputation of the kitchen team. Mealtimes are protected by the team who will all down tools to get involved in service - administration, management, housekeeping and volunteer teams included, further emphasising the family feel. All day dining is available for lighter meals and snacks, catering to the diverse needs of the residents. The menus change daily, and the kettle is always on. The chef regularly bakes so there are often fresh cakes to enjoy.

The home sources quality produce for its excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner menus with no corners cut in order to provide the very best for residents. 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 the home for a meal with loved ones.

Residents are encouraged to enjoy a social dining experience with the team and fellow occupants of the home but are afforded the freedom to eat wherever they wish within the home, maximising choice and supporting individuality.


Residents can enjoy social activities within the home every day. An accessible minibus is often hired for trips to local places of interest, supported by the team. Community events and clubs, which welcome people from the local area take place regularly, enabling residents to meet new people and remain connected to the world outside of the home. The dedicated Activities Co-ordinators are there to make life as enjoyable and varied as possible and they work in partnership with residents to shape the schedules of activities. Here is a sample of activities they might organise:

  • Gardening
  • Arts and crafts
  • Trips to local areas of interest
  • Knit and natter clubs
  • Visits from expert animal handlers who bring exotic animals
  • Board game competitions and quizzes
  • Exercise Classes
  • Archery lessons
  • Singing 

With so many activities for body and mind on offer, residents will always find something to get involved with. For those who prefer more solitary pursuits, one-to-one sessions ensure that every resident has time committed to them to do activities of their choosing and no resident misses out on quality time.

Community and Family Events

As we are in the heart of a market town - within a vibrant community, there's never a dull moment. We run regular activities for all to join in: 

  • Knit and Natter – 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Reminiscence Club – 1st Friday of each month, 10:30am – 11:30am

Book on to one of these events by emailing Helen Shepherd at hel.shepherd@osjct.co.uk or telephoning 01373 826503.

Visit the home

The best way to find out all that Watersmead can offer you or your loved one is to come along, have a chat and see for yourself. Feel free to give the home a call to make an appointment – They will be delighted to welcome you and answer any questions you might have.

Stay in touch and keep up-to-date with the latest news from the home by following our Facebook page.

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)