Gipsy Lane
BA12 9LR


Profile Strength
Very Good 75%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Call for details
Regulator's Rating Good
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Meet The Manager

Pauline Colman-Holland is Home Manager at Ashwood Care Centre.

Pauline Colman-Holland

Situated in a quiet residential street close to the bustling town of Warminster, you will find Ashwood Care Centre. The home is surrounded by beautiful gardens, with large ash and oak trees. The spacious courtyard, with its flowers and outdoor seating, provides a wonderful south facing sun trap to take in the nourished, landscaped grounds.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Physical Disability.
Medication By Mouth.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

The purpose-built home environment has been specifically designed to support the needs of older people including those with dementia, from aiding memory in day-to-day living and reminiscence therapy, to reinforcing personal identity and navigating around the home.

The light and spacious reception area which greets you as you enter Ashwood reflects the comfortable and homely living environment throughout the home. We've also incorporated technologies to help keep everyone safe but maintain independence and dignity.

Residents can enjoy the privacy of their own room or socialise with family and friends in one of our open plan living areas or smaller lounges. Each has its own unique feel thanks to expert interior design.  

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

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

What Else Do We Provide
Day Centre, Hairdressers, Lift, Minibus.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating.

Key Facts Sheet.pdf

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All of the spacious 82 bedrooms have en suite facilities, with "wet room" shower and of course rooms can be personalised with residents own treasured belongings.

Each room is furnished with a single bed with bedding included, wardrobe, chest of drawers, armchair, bedside table, carpet, sink and sink unit, and curtains.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 82
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 82

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Catch up TV, Freeview TV, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point.

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Residents are cared for by people who appreciate their need for privacy and who will respect their dignity and freedom of choice.

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.

The team consists of a Home Manager, Care Services Manager, Dementia Lead, Senior support Workers, Support workers, Activity Co-ordinators, Admiral Nurses, Housekeeping, Handy person, administrators and the home's Chef and catering team.

Funding Types
Local Authority Wiltshire
Region South West
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

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.

We cook all our meals onsite and our kitchen teams prepare carefully balanced meals to get the best nutritional value and cater for individual dietary requirements and preferences

We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Sample menu.pdf
Activities Are So Important


Whether it’s wet or dry outside, we feel that activities are essential in providing the best caring environment to live in.

Hobbies don’t simply stop when living with us at Ashwood. We have 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.

We are also fortunate to have the support of many volunteers of all ages from the local community, strengthening our links to this thriving market town. Here is a sample of activities on offer:

  • Trips to garden centres, cafés, pubs, sporting events, National Trust parks, wildlife parks, aquariums and museums.
  • Visit from Pets as Therapy Dogs
  • Exercise and wellness activities, for example Seated Yoga, Zumba
  • Board game competitions and quizzes
  • Music therapy sessions
  • Gardening
  • Arts and crafts
  • Communal Church services
  • Baking and cake decorating sessions

With so many well-being activities for body and mind on offer, we also recognise that everyone needs some personal space for relaxation and mindfulness for personal reflection. The cosy lounges offer an opportunity for some quiet time or to host family and friends.

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.


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

  • Coffee mornings
  • Care Home Open Day
  • Summer and Autumn fetes
  • Christmas parties

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Sample Activities Calendar.pdf

Activities At Home
Animal Petting, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Choir, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Excursions, Exercise Class, Gardening, Music, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games, Yoga.

Activities Outside Our Home
Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub.

Gipsy Lane
BA12 9LR

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
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Report Published 1st February 2019
Registration Date 24th September 2014
Bus Stop nearby, Train Station nearby.

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

Nearby Services
Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Ashwood Care Centre

Ashwood Care Centre was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in February 2019.
Ashwood Care Centre provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Ashwood Care Centre is owned by Orders of St John Care Trust.
Yes. Ashwood Care Centre does offer Residential care.
Yes. Ashwood Care Centre does offer Respite care.
Yes. Ashwood Care Centre does provide care for people with Dementia.
Ashwood Care Centre comes under Wiltshire.
Ashwood Care Centre accepts Local Authority clients.
Pauline Colman-Holland is the manager of Ashwood Care Centre.

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