The Old Vicarage Care Home

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The Old Vicarage


Profile Strength
Very Good 85%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Respite | Residential
Availability Call for details
Weekly Prices From £1,195.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Molly Burrows is Home Manager at The Old Vicarage Care Home.

Molly Burrows

Here at Healthcare Homes Group, we are a recognised provider of care in residential and nursing home settings, in addition to delivering domiciliary homecare, across the East and South of England.

Launched in 2005, our objectives have always been to create environments where people receive the highest standards of care; where dignity is respected; where talents and interests are encouraged; and where life is lived to its fullest potential.

Providing the highest quality residential and nursing care to residents in 37 homes, we take great pride in providing tailored care and support to meet the individual needs of each and every person, in a friendly, warm, welcoming and supportive atmosphere.

Our residential and nursing homes are located in Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Dorset, Kent, Avon, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Middlesex, Berkshire and East Sussex and include specialist teams who care for the elderly, people living with dementia or physical disabilities.

Respite and day care services are available in all of our homes, for people looking for temporary support.

We also provide care to people in their own homes from our 16 homecare locations, under our Manorcourt Homecare brand. This includes support with daily routines, medication, errands, hospital-to-home support, personal care, through to 24-hour live-in care.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, High Dependency, Learning Disability (ALD), Palliative, Personal care, Rehabilitation, Support for Couples.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth.
Nursing Specialisms Aids, Cancer, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Crohn's Disease, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Huntington Disease, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Parkinson's Disease, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, Prader Willi Syndrome, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Ulcerative Colitis.
Type Of Dementia Mild 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.

Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

We have a beautiful visiting pod that supports warm, comfortable and safe visits

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)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

More details coming soon

Minimum Age

Admission Category Support For
Profession Masons, Retired Actors, Retired Advertising Executives, Retired Civil Service, Retired Clergy, Retired Entertainers, Retired Medical, Retired Military, Retired Musicians, Retired Police, Retired Professionals, Retired Teachers.
Religion Anglican / C of E, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Charismatics, Hindu, Islam, Judaism, Methodist, Orthodox Christian, Other, Presbyterian, Quakers.
LGBTQ Welcome Yes
Our Building and Facilities

While being ideal for long-term residential needs, the home also maintains a respite service and offers day care to the surrounding communities. Carers are committed to understanding personal needs and adhering to a tailored approach.

A number of activities are organised to support personal interests and physical health, and residents have access to information technology while enjoying home-cooked meals.

The Old Vicarage Care Home has won over 30 national and regional awards over the last few years for their commitment to care of the elderly to back-up their reputation as one of the leading care homes in Dorset.

Set in secluded, beautifully landscaped gardens, woodland and meadow, and with stunning views overlooking the Dorset countryside, it’s hard to resist the charms of The Old Vicarage.  As soon as you step through the door of this charming country house, you’ll discover an oasis of comfort, warmth, calm and relaxation.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Jan 1920

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Conservatory, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Chiropodist, Chiropractor, Coffee Shop, Day Centre, GP, Hairdressers, Minibus, Optician, Physiotherapy, Smoking Area, Stairlift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Greenhouse, Pond or Lake, Private Garden(s), Scenic Views, Seating, Vegetable Plot, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Individual Heating Controls.


Our Photos


We have 40 bedrooms with registration to 41 residents.  Rooms have phone point, television point and residents have internet access.  Residents can also bring their own furniture if required.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 41
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 36

Type Of Room
Double Room, Separate Sitting Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Internet Access, Telephone Point.

Our Photos

We recognise that every person is different, so we create tailored care plans for each and every resident.

We work closely to identify the best care to suit your needs and the most appropriate setting in which this should be delivered.

We involve families and friends in the creation of each plan using the ‘care passports’ and life history records, so that each person receives the most beneficial care and support, taking into account their health and wellbeing, aspirations, wants, likes and dislikes.

We believe that our dedication to delivering the most individualised, personal care to all our residents is what makes us stand out, and ensures our residents enjoy living their lives to their fullest potential.

Our Team
Molly Burrows
Molly Burrows
Home Manager
Elaine  Bevis
Elaine Bevis
Care Manager

Joined 2018

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Working with my team and our residents, being involved on the floor and meeting residents families

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

Learning how the home runs and how they order their monthly medication

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Getting my Care Manager job at The Old Vicarage and becoming part of the team

Michelle Skevington
Michelle Skevington
Care Manager

Joined 2006

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Kindness, patience, understanding choices, dignity, respect and empathy, a good communicator, supportive and train.  A good manager that will support you.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Making sure that I do my very best for our residents and support their families

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

Being Care Manager and being given the chance to better myself.

Sue Sims
Sue Sims
Administration Manager

Joined 2007

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Able to multi-skill, be patient, understanding and efficient.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

I don’t have a particular favourite time of day.  I like it when the morning is over, knowing residents have been attended to and had their needs met.

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

Probably speaking in front of 200 plus people at an awards ceremony

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Working my way up the ladder, knowing I can do what is expected of me

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,195.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,195.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £1,195.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Dorset
Region South West
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

Nutrition is an essential part of the care package we provide to our residents; not only from a general health and wellbeing perspective, but ultimately we want residents to enjoy eating what they want, when they want.

Our chefs and nutritional leads fully assess all dietary needs, including likes and dislikes, allergies. special diets, through to preferred portion sizes and meal times. This is recorded and regularly monitored so the chefs are fully aware of everyone’s personal preferences.

All homes display a daily food menu, which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mid-morning, afternoon and evening snacks and drinks are also served, however sandwiches, biscuits and other refreshments are available at any time of the day.

Our catering teams pride themselves on producing food of the highest quality, with many homes using local suppliers and all homes creating fresh, homemade dishes each and every day.

We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Halal, Kosher, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

Our Photos

Activities Are So Important

Activities and entertainment are a core part of quality care.

We pride ourselves on offering a diverse, enriching range of activities and entertainment at each of our homes. At each home, a dedicated activities coordinator is responsible for researching and facilitating enjoyable activities for residents every day.

A weekly timetable of activities is in place at each home, supplemented by additional opportunities. We take on board feedback and requests for new activities or outings, so that residents are able to continue to enjoy the hobbies and pastimes they have participated in over the years.

Regular activities include:

Craft sessions

Musical entertainment from local entertainers

Exercise and dance classes

Beauty treatments

Quiz sessions

Film clubs

Gardening and birdwatching

Specialist activities include:

Visits from ‘Pets as Therapy’ dogs

Intergenerational projects with local toddler groups

Fishing expeditions

Visits to local attractions

Public events and fetes

HHG Monthly Activity Planner Template_Feb19.docx

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Choir, 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, Yoga.

Activities Outside Our Home
Cinema, Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping, Theatre.
Our Pets

Pets by arrangement. The Old Vicarage was rated the post pet friendly care home of the year in 2018 by the Cinnamon Trust for the third year running.

Can You Bring Your Pet

How We Help With Your Pet
Feeding, Sanitation, Walking.

We Welcome
Cats, Dogs, Others (subject to review).

The Old Vicarage

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Read More
Report Published 28th March 2019
Registration Date 1st March 2018
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.
Our Awards
Pet Friendly Care Home of the Year by the Cinnamon Trust

Frequently asked questions about The Old Vicarage Care Home

The Old Vicarage Care Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in March 2019.
The Old Vicarage Care Home provides Respite and Residential care.
Prices for The Old Vicarage Care Home start from £1,195.00 per week.
The Old Vicarage Care Home is owned by Healthcare Homes Group Limited.
Yes. The Old Vicarage Care Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. The Old Vicarage Care Home does offer Respite care.
No. The Old Vicarage Care Home does not provide care for people with Dementia.
The Old Vicarage Care Home comes under Dorset.
The Old Vicarage Care Home accepts Local Authority clients.
The Old Vicarage Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Molly Burrows is the manager of The Old Vicarage Care Home.

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