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BH23 2UG


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Profile Strength
Excellent 96%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,000.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Sharron Izzard is Home Manager at Fairmile Grange.

Sharon brings with her 16 years’ experience in elderly care, which includes experience in specialist dementia care and nursing care.
She began her career in health care as a community rapid response care assistant and has successfully moved up the career ladder, becoming a registered nurse, then achieving promotion to senior nurse, clinical Lead, deputy manager and home manager.
Sharon has moved to Dorset to fulfil her dream of living by the sea. She is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day running of the care home and is passionate about providing excellent standards of care and supporting residents to live life well.

Sharron Izzard

Fairmile Grange is a purpose-built care home with 80 bedrooms, offering residential, nursing and dementia care. Situated in the grounds of Christchurch Hospital, the home is well placed in terms of GP support from the Grove Surgery and the nearby pharmacy.

We understand that choosing a care home can be a difficult decision, but we are here to guide you every step of the way. The team at Fairmile Grange supports residents to continue to enjoy life, make new friends, continue with old hobbies and even try some new ones!

Whether you or a loved one require long term care or a respite stay, we offer care tailored to the needs of each resident, delivered by dedicated healthcare professionals, recruited not only for their experience but also their compassionate natures

Resident Testimonial
Virtual Tour - Fairmile Grange
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, High Dependency, Palliative, Personal care, Rehabilitation.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Injection.
Nursing Specialisms Cancer, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Heart Disease, Korsakoff, Liver Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Challenging Behaviour, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Vascular Dementia.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

Staff change clothes, hand wash, Covid stations

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

Yes, our care home has WiFi in all our resident’s rooms.

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

Yes, our care home has mobile phone signal in all our resident’s rooms.

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

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With the restrictions on visiting during the pandemic, social media platforms such as these offer real insight when you are choosing a provider.

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Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

Environments full of light and space are health-giving. As such, the architecture of Fairmile Grange has been purposely designed with this in mind. Its grand French doors and large verandas bring an abundance of light to the communal rooms.

Each floor has its own dining room and kitchenette. The kitchen and dining areas are beautifully fitted. Families can catch up over a cup of tea in the kitchen areas, or in the private dining rooms.

The home’s Pamper Room ensures residents feel like a million dollars. The living rooms include comfy chairs where residents can relax in company, or they can choose to sit in more snug areas of the home if residents would prefer some quiet time.

The landscaped garden offers a beautiful and peaceful place to relax. The raised flower beds and vegetable patch are ideal for any green-fingered residents who would like to help to tend.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Jan 2017

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Bar / Pub, Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, Library, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Chiropodist, Hairdressers, Lift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Scenic Views, Seating, Secure Garden, Sensory Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Reduce Plastic Use.

Fairmile Grange brochure 2021.pdf

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The utmost care and attention has been spent on each detail to make Fairmile Grange feel welcoming. The bedrooms are generously oversized to provide residents with an airy, spacious and bright place to relax. Additionally, every bedroom features a private en suite wet-room.

You are welcome to bring favourite furniture pieces, photos and pictures to personalise your own bedroom so that you feel settled and comfortable.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 80
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 80
We offer these types of ensuite rooms: Shower Rooms.

Type Of Room
Double Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Direct Garden Access, Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Private Patio, Secure Access, Telephone Point, Wifi.

Our Photos

Our family of care staff and support staff are all experts in their field. Together, we are dedicated in making every person feel special. We believe in embracing the spontaneity of each moment and enjoying every occasion.

Our Team
Kim Butters
Kim Butters
Wellbeing Manager

Kim has been a registered nurse for many years. Kim’s experience includes working with terminally ill patients in the community, where she worked in a local hospice for 18 years. Kim became a “Diversional Therapy Nurse” during her last 4 years at the hospice; working closely with the patients on creative projects, as well as facilitating groups to support them and their carers through their cancer journey. Most recently, Kim was the Activity Co-ordinator for a large residential home and it was in this role that she realised the elderly care environment was the place for her.

“I am passionate about improving the wellbeing of those in care homes. I love getting to know our residents and their families, and I’m always looking for exciting and stimulating activities to enhance the everyday.”

Sharron Izzard
Sharron Izzard
Home Manager

Sharon brings with her 16 years’ experience in elderly care, which includes experience in specialist dementia care and nursing care.
She began her career in health care as a community rapid response care assistant and has successfully moved up the career ladder, becoming a registered nurse, then achieving promotion to senior nurse, clinical Lead, deputy manager and home manager.
Sharon has moved to Dorset to fulfil her dream of living by the sea. She is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day running of the care home and is passionate about providing excellent standards of care and supporting residents to live life well.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,000.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Region South West
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

Choice Dining Logo

Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

Styles of Food Pink tick icon Gluten-free Pink tick icon Halal Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining Pink tick icon Lounge/Diner
Dining Styles Pink tick icon Hot Trolley
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The preparation, nutritional value and presentation of food.

Pink tick icon Individual dietary needs are person centred.

Pink tick icon Meals reflect the nutritional needs of the residents.

Pink tick icon Our menu is balanced.

Pink tick icon Sweet and savoury foods are provided between meals (this does not just include cakes and biscuits).

Pink tick icon Hot Trolley

A critical component for good health.

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Pink tick icon 5 Star Rated by UK Food Standards.

Pink tick icon We are following best practice including NICE guidelines as a standard.

Pink tick icon We are conducting internal and/or 3rd party food safety audits.

Pink tick icon We have allergen management policies in place.

A freedom to eat the food you want, when you want it.

Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have the same food options as elsewhere.

Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have their food presented to same standard as elsewhere.

Pink tick icon Residents have access to Dining Room.

Pink tick icon Residents have the option of dining in their own room.

Pink tick icon Staff sit with the residents they support when they dine.

Pink tick icon Residents can order food not on the menu, or have access to an ‘evergreen menu’.

Pink tick icon Residents have access to a flexible meal service beyond defined times.

Pink tick icon More than one option is available at mealtimes for all residents, including those with special and theraputic diets.

Pink tick icon There is a weekly menu.

Pink tick icon We offer catering for special events.

Pink tick icon Residents are involved in the creation of the menu.

Pink tick icon The best interest choices are made for residents unable to make their own choices.

Understanding the wants and requirements of every individual be it cultural, religious or dietary.

Pink tick icon Halal food can be served.

Pink tick icon Kosher food can be served.

Pink tick icon Gluten-free food can be served.

Pink tick icon Vegan food can be served.

Pink tick icon Vegetarian food can be served.

Pink tick icon We can support people with Diabetes.

Delivering a respectful and quality service.

Pink tick icon Residents are given appropriate and dignified crockery / glassware and cutlery.

Pink tick icon Staff are hospitality trained to present / serve meals.

Pink tick icon Tables are well laid.

Pink tick icon Staff always use appropriate and dignified language (e.g. it is an ‘apron’ not a ‘bib’).

Pink tick icon We promote an inclusive dining experience.

Being environmentally and socially responsible and thoughtful.

Pink tick icon We correctly dispose of our waste.

Pink tick icon We have a waste management system.

Pink tick icon We monitor our food waste.

Pink tick icon Our energy usage is well maintained.

Pink tick icon We are actively reducing food mileage.

Activities Are So Important

No two days are the same at Fairmile Grange!

We have a dedicated Wellbeing Manager to create fantastic and engaging weekly programmes of activities. These include daily activities that our care staff get involved with and enjoy with you, as well as outside entertainers that we invite into the home; such as singers, dancers, musicians and aerobic movement instructors.

We listen to residents and learn about them so that we can find thoughtful and imaginative ways to connect with every person. Whether you are an animal-lover, a keen gardener, a musician, or you enjoy arts and crafts. Maybe there is a past hobby you would like to do again, such as painting? Or perhaps you simply take pleasure in a nice cup of tea and a good chat…

We are devoted to bringing a smile to your face every day, whatever it takes.

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FG sample activity schedule.pdf

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Choir, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Shopping.

Royal Close
BH23 2UG

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 22nd March 2021
Last rated 29th March 2019

30th March 2021

29th March 2019

13th April 2018

Registration Date 22nd December 2016
Service Provider Christchurch Fairmile Village LLP, BH23 2FR
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church.

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Fairmile Grange

Fairmile Grange was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in March 2019.
Fairmile Grange provides Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Fairmile Grange has 80 rooms.
Prices for Fairmile Grange start from £1,000.00 per week.
Fairmile Grange is owned by Encore Care Homes.
No. Fairmile Grange does not offer Residential care.
Yes. Fairmile Grange does offer Respite care.
Yes. Fairmile Grange does provide care for people with Dementia.
Fairmile Grange comes under Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Fairmile Grange accepts Local Authority clients.
Fairmile Grange accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Sharron Izzard is the manager of Fairmile Grange.

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