Blackwater Mill Residential Home

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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Residential | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,000.00
Regulator's Rating Requires Improvement
Meet The Manager

Penelope Tyau is Registered Manager at Blackwater Mill Residential Home.

Penny made the change to Health and Social care from Corporate Finance to try and make a difference in whatever way she could. She found her niche in dementia care proving that she can teach and ensure that dementia care is given in a person-centred and dignified way. It is Penny's ultimate goal to build on this foundation and create a loving and secure environment for the residents of the home.

When she is not working Penny enjoys time with her family, archery, travelling, hiking and live music.

Penelope Tyau

Blackwater Mill is set in stunning landscaped gardens next to a vast mill pond fed by the river Medina, providing a serene and idyllic environment in which to retire.

The residents enjoy the interesting wildlife including ducks, swans, fish, red squirrels and chickens. The building dates back to 1790, when it was a working grain mill, now providing charm and character to the home.

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Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, Daily Respite Care, End of Life, High Dependency, Palliative, Personal care, Physiotherapy, 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.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Frontotemporal, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementias, Picks Disease, 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

We ask that visits are still booked in advanced so we are able to plan accordingly. Visitors will still need to take rapid flow tests on arrival and wear a mask.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
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

We offer 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)

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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Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

Our home has recently been extended and refurbished to a high standard due to popularity, adding on an additional lounge and brand new rooms.

The home in total has three comfortable lounges, as well as a peaceful library with lake views.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

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

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

How 'Smart' Are We?
Electronic Visitor Register.

Our Photos


The bedrooms at Blackwater Mill are beautifully furnished, many with stunning lakeside views. They vary in size and most have en suite facilities.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 60
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 60

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Wifi.

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

Funding Types
Local Authority Isle of Wight
Region South East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding No
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.

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Activities Are So Important

We have our very own activities co-ordinators at Blackwater Mill who curate a schedule of activities for the residents as well as events, entertainment and outings. It is important to stay active as we get older and the activities are designed to stimulate both the body and the mind.

In addition, we love taking advantage of the beautiful setting we have by the lake and always welcome friends and family to join us for events such as barbecues and charity fundraising.

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

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

Residents are allowed to bring their pets.

Can You Bring Your Pet

How We Help With Your Pet

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

Isle Of Wight
PO30 3BJ

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Requires Improvement
Safe Requires Improvement
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 4th August 2023
Last rated 19th August 2023
Current Report

Blackwater Mill Residential Home Care Home - Care Quality Commission (

Historic Reports

Blackwater Mill Residential Home Care Home - Care Quality Commission (

Registration Date 2nd March 2015
Service Provider Blackwater Mill Limited, BH14 8JT
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Car Park on-site, Ferry.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Methodist Church.

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

Frequently asked questions about Blackwater Mill Residential Home

Blackwater Mill Residential Home was given an overall rating of "Requires Improvement" by the CQC in August 2023.
Blackwater Mill Residential Home provides Residential, Dementia and Respite care.
Blackwater Mill Residential Home has 60 rooms.
Prices for Blackwater Mill Residential Home start from £1,000.00 per week.
Blackwater Mill Residential Home is owned by Buckland Care.
Yes. Blackwater Mill Residential Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Blackwater Mill Residential Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Blackwater Mill Residential Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Blackwater Mill Residential Home comes under Isle of Wight.
Blackwater Mill Residential Home does not accept Local Authority clients.
Blackwater Mill Residential Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Penelope Tyau is the manager of Blackwater Mill Residential Home.

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