Birchwood Grange Nursing Home

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177 Preston Hill


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Profile Strength
Very Good 87%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Outstanding
Meet The Manager

Linda Simpson is Home Manager at Birchwood Grange Nursing Home.

Birchwood Nursing Home on Preston Hill in Kenton, Harrow, is a thriving, multi-cultural home drawing residents of various cultural backgrounds from across north London. We are just a 5-minute walk from Preston Road tube station and close to the woods and open spaces of Fryent Country Park.

Take a tour around Birchwood Grange Care Home
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Crohns, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Ulcerative Colitis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
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

We are confident that our care homes are now some of the very safest places to live and work.

All of our staff have been trained in additional and heightened cleansing protocols and hygiene regimes, and these are being supported by a leading sanitisation system as part of our comprehensive infection controls. Testing regimes will continue for staff, residents and visitors.

We have re-aligned the resident in-house services to meet social distance guidance from the Government, for areas such as lounges and dining rooms, and for visiting entertainers and hair dressers; we are working hard to restore these services within the ‘new normal’ circumstances as soon as we can, when lockdown rules allow.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
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

Avery Healthcare has invested in outdoor garden ‘visitor pods’

The pods, are a garden room specifically designed to facilitate safe face-to-face contact with relatives and visitors. Each pod contains a floor to ceiling partition screen and a hands-free intercom so that communication is clear and safe for use. They are fitted with internal electrics and two, low-surface temperature electric panel heaters – suitable for these winter months.

Birchwood Grange Nursing Home 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)

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

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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.

Infection Control Safe We are on Facebook

Our Building and Facilities

Our diversity is our strength, and our community is both strong and nourishing and the residents thrive on a high calibre of care and companionship. Birchwood Grange has well-grounded community links, and groups of all kinds come to visit us. Local schools, faith groups, voluntary organisations are all regularly coming through our doors. We see ourselves as an important part of our local Harrow and Brent communities and our inclusive approach ensures that family members and friends are always kept informed and join in with us.

No one will forget the experience when approaching the home and seeing the amazing decorative and ornamental flowers and animals, all of which are the inspiration of Mark Bird, our energetic and popular Home Manager. He brings that ‘je ne sais quoi’ to Birchwood Grange with his inspired leadership and enthusiasm and it’s worth a visit just to meet up with him and hear about the home and the outstanding residential care and companionship he and his team provide.

If you were a resident here, you would be spoiled for choice. What would you choose?

Reminiscence caravan
Ornate lounge garden
Picnic area
Sensory room
Herb garden
Table tennis room

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Hairdressers, Lift, Minibus.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

Well Being Brochure.pdf

Our Photos


We have 150 resident bedrooms, many of which have en-suite showers.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 150

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Telephone Point.


We believe that your later years should be as enriching as any other, and that being cared for shouldn’t mean that your quality of living is compromised, whatever your age, whatever your condition. The design of our homes and our carefully selected staff, combined with our diligent approach to each and every resident, affords them the opportunity to flourish, make new friends, maintain contact with their local communities and live a life of possibility.

Our Team
Linda Simpson
Linda Simpson
Home Manager
Funding Types
Local Authority Brent
Region London
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 Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Our Menu Pink tick icon Avery Sample Menu.pdf
Our Photos
Activities Are So Important

Taking inspiration from our dynamic manager, our Well-being and Activity Coordinators see to it that there is never a dull moment in our nursing home and actively encourage everyone to be as in involved with life as they can be. 

If you were a resident here, you would be spoiled for choice. What would you choose?

• Reminiscence Caravan
• Very Ornate Lounge Garden
• Picnic Area
• Sensory Room
• Herb Garden
• Table Tennis Room

Whatever the choice (and it’s a hard one) you can rest assured that the residents’ improved well-being is the yardstick by which we judge our success. Our programme of events is open to all relatives,and in fact our residents’ and relatives’ committee plays an active part in guiding the development of home life. And there is plenty going on outside the home too. Residents go up to London, to the local cafés and even make friends with the local firemen at the friendly neighbourhood fire station.

Our Photos

Avery Sample Well-Being Activities Calendar.pdf

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Excursions, Exercise Class, 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.

177 Preston Hill

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Outstanding
Safe Good
Well Led Outstanding
Caring Outstanding
Responsive Outstanding
Effective Outstanding
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 10th October 2019
Last rated 4th February 2020

4th February 2020

18th February 2017

Registration Date 13th November 2014
Service Provider Avery Homes (Nelson) Limited, NN4 9BS
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Buddhist Temple, Catholic Church, Gurdwara Temple, Methodist Church, Mosque, Synagogue.

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

Frequently asked questions about Birchwood Grange Nursing Home

Birchwood Grange Nursing Home was given an overall rating of "Outstanding" by the CQC in February 2020.
Birchwood Grange Nursing Home provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Birchwood Grange Nursing Home has 150 rooms.
Birchwood Grange Nursing Home is owned by Avery.
Yes. Birchwood Grange Nursing Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Birchwood Grange Nursing Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Birchwood Grange Nursing Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Birchwood Grange Nursing Home comes under Brent.
Birchwood Grange Nursing Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Birchwood Grange Nursing Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Linda Simpson is the manager of Birchwood Grange Nursing Home.

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