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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,545.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Harry Garston is Home Manager at Gracewell of Bookham.

My name is Harry Garston and I am very proud to be the General Manager here. I have worked at the home since early 2016, after serving my commission in the British Army. It is a company whose values and beliefs closely align to my own beliefs and I am passionate about the care we provide to the residents. The favourite element of my day is always getting to know the residents. This allows me to better support the team here to provide person-centred care to everyone.

Harry Garston

Gracewell of Bookham is located in Little Bookham in Surrey. With the M25 nearby and the villages of Effingham and East Horsley, there is easy access to South London and Heathrow Airport. Situated near Leatherhead, our residents enjoy close proximity to the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding National Beauty, Polesden Lacey and RHS Garden Wisley. You’re welcome to come for a visit to learn more about the care home and our services.

With an individualised care plan for each resident, we make sure everyone gets the right level of care for their needs. Our dedicated activities and events coordinator plans a variety of activities and events each week to keep our residents active and engaged.

Gracewell of Bookham has a stunning garden and courtyard that stretches the length of the care home. Our residents enjoy strolling around the grounds, and taking in the fresh air. All our Gracewell locations have team members that are qualified and experienced in offering palliative care. If you’d like to speak with someone about options and next steps, call us today or complete the form to arrange a visit.

At Gracewell of Bookham, we understand how hard it is to ask for help. You need a break - but you want to ensure your loved one stays healthy and happy. 

That’s why our teams have gone the extra mile to build better ways for residents to see their loved ones safely, including Safe Visit Rooms, Enhanced Visiting and our new tried-and-tested Nominated Person arrangements. And now we’re offering 20% off respite care too. 

Let us do the hard work so that, for a short time, you don’t have to. Call us today to find out more. Visit our website to read our terms and conditions.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For End of Life, Independent Living, Palliative, Personal care, 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, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Cancer, Diabetes, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Parkinson's Disease, Stroke.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Challenging Behaviour, Wandering .
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

The health and welfare of our residents continues to be of the utmost importance to us at Gracewell and we’re always developing creative new ways to help our residents safely maintain meaningful contact with loved ones.

Here is what you can expect when you join us:

  • Comprehensive Infection Control procedures for all our visitors and team members
  • PPE available for all team members and visitors upon arrival
  • Safe Visit Rooms to support face-to-face visits with loved ones
  • Enhanced Visiting for residents who display clinical indicators of vulnerability or frailty that show they need close family support.
  • Nominated Person protocol in place to allow physical meeting and holding of hands
  • Full schedule of daily activities for all residents including socially distanced dining and entertainers in our gardens
  • A safe move-in process using a two test approach to minimise the risk of infection
  • Regular testing of residents and team members with reliable tracking of results
  • Monitoring of local infection rates to enable us to understand changes and plan accordingly

    Infection Control Initiatives in place
    safe-tick Contact Tracing We have measures in place to identify and trace contact between people in our care setting.
    safe-tick Independent Assessments We have been independently assessed in our approach to infection control.
    safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
    safe-tick Infection Screening We are using technology to screen for infections & monitor symptoms.
    safe-tick Regulatory Assessment We have been assessed by the care regulator in our approach to infection control.
    safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
    Covid-19 Emergency Support Framework
    The regulatory body has assessed care providers on their ability to manage four key areas during the pandemic.  Click here to download their assessment.
    Safe Visiting Space
    safe-tick We have a safe visiting space
    • Safe Visit Rooms to support face-to-face visits with loved ones
    • Enhanced Visiting for residents who display clinical indicators of vulnerability or frailty that show they need close family support
    • Nominated Person protocol in place to allow physical meeting and holding of hands
    Gracewell of Bookham 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

    Yes, our care home provides a telephone in all our resident’s rooms.

    More details coming soon

    Social media provides an up to date window on the activities within a provider's setting.

    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 Bookham care home includes:

    Fully furinished ensuite rooms

    Daily activities and entertainment

    Freshly prepared, nutritious meals

    Social dining rooms

    Bright and airy cafe

    Stylish lounges

    Minibus for outings and day trips

    Hair and beauty salon

    Landscape garden and outside area

    Cinema room

    Is Our Home Purpose Built

    The Year Our Home Was Built
    1 Jan 2015

    How Many Floors We Have

    Who Owns Our Building

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

    What Else Do We Provide
    Assisted Bathroom, Cinema, Coffee Shop, Hairdressers, Lift, Minibus.

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

    How 'Smart' Are We?
    Interactive Digital Touch Table.

    Gracewell Brochure online March 2020.pdf

    Our Photos


    Gracewell of Bookham offers a range of en suite bedroom styles, all of which are fully furnished with fixtures specifically designed at optional height for daily needs and habits, whilst being stylish and aesthetically pleasing.

    About Our Rooms
    Number Of Rooms 74
    Number Of Ensuite Rooms 74

    Type Of Room
    Single Room.

    Room Features

    Room Facilities
    Alarm, Telephone Point, Wifi.

    Our Photos
    Our Team
    Harry Garston
    Harry Garston
    Home Manager

    My name is Harry Garston and I am very proud to be the General Manager here. I have worked at the home since early 2016, after serving my commission in the British Army. It is a company whose values and beliefs closely align to my own beliefs and I am passionate about the care we provide to the residents. The favourite element of my day is always getting to know the residents. This allows me to better support the team here to provide person-centred care to everyone.

    Natasha Webster
    Natasha Webster
    Deputy Home Manager

    I started my career as a nurse within a private hospital. Throughout my time there, I found my passion for palliative care. I then went to specialise in this area at a local hospice where I worked in the community as a palliative care nurse specialist. It was through this role that I started coming to the home. Since the first time I walked into the building I felt welcomed and part of the team. I supported the home here for over a year as a community nurse specialist and then joined the team as a Clinical Nurse Manager before being promoted to Deputy Manager.

    Damien Hutchinson
    Damien Hutchinson
    Head Chef

    I joined the home in March 2020 as Head Chef, and I am really excited be part of such a fantastic team. I have worked in the catering industry for 15 years and have been a Chef Manager for eight years. Nutrition, hydration and dining are such an important part of the resident's day, and I, along with my team, want to make this experience the very best. I also enjoy taking time out of my day to chat to the residents, finding out about their favourite recipes and how they spent time in the kitchen.

    Vicky Radmore
    Vicky Radmore
    Home Admissions Advisor

    As the Home Admissions Advisor my role is to help prospective residents and their families through understanding what’s important to them as well as showing them the benefits of our beautiful home and how we offer solutions bespoke to each resident. It’s a pleasure to be working alongside such a fantastic team. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and discovering new places to eat out. I’m also a keen walker often taking on various treks for charity. I look forward to showing you around the home.

    Jackie Pym
    Jackie Pym
    Home Administrator

    Having worked in the education and care sector for most of my working life, I am thrilled to have become Administrator here. I have met an amazing working team and delightful residents and I feel at home. As I am a keen walker I take every opportunity move around our home and get to know the team and residents. I was a Teaching Assistant for 16 years, which I thoroughly enjoyed. This was a job that became a passion and a role, within the care environment, so that I knew I wanted to pursue it further

    Michelle Marr
    Michelle Marr
    Head Housekeeper

    I have strong empathy for all of the residents here and I feel I have a very rewarding role. I take great pride in ensuring that our home is presented to a very high standard, keeping resident's rooms and communal areas clean, tidy and safe. Myself and my team enjoy being with the residents every day, getting to know everyone individually to ensure we can deliver a truly personalised experience. I am very fortunate to work in such a beautiful home.

    Derek Hurst
    Derek Hurst
    Maintenance Coordinator

    My name is Derek Hurst and I am the Maintenance Coordinator here having been at the home since it opened in August 2017. I have been in the building trade since I left school starting with my apprenticeship as a carpenter/joiner working up to site manger then coming into the care home sector. I have always been a caring and willing person, putting the needs of others above my own. I have also helped out here with driving the minibus for resident trips out because it gives me a lot of pleasure seeing their happiness when out on the trips. My aim is to respect everyone, the residents, our visitors and our team as I always respect everyone equally.

    Resident Ambassador

    I was born in 1930 in South London and spent wartime years in North Devon, my father was an army officer and my mother was a civil servant. My educational years were spent at Effingham and Brixton. I then, for a large part of my career, was a Senior Marine Economist. I also spent one and half years in the Royal Navy for my national service. I had a wonderful marriage to Barbara for 59 years, sadly Barbara is no longer with us. Bookham became my home in December 2017 and soon after I became resident ambassador. I am often asked to meet with potential new residents and their families to talk about what it’s like to call here home and give insight on daily life here. I also assist the team with interviewing new members of the team, and I feel my opinion is valued and the voice of us as residents is really taken into account when making decisions.

    Weekly Fees Start From Fee
    Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,545.00
    Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £199.15
    Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,655.00
    Nursing Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £199.15

    Funding Types
    Local Authority Surrey
    Region South East
    We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
    We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
    We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

    The Importance Of Meal Times

    We know that good food makes people happy. So we make sure everyone's personal preferences and dietary requirements are catered for in our care home.

    We also make sure that we use the best possible ingredients, including meat from Donald Russell, suppliers of meat and poultry to H.M. The Queen and many top restaurants.

    What’s more, we can tell you the precise nutritional value of every single dish we produce in our kitchens.

    As well as serving three delicious meals every day, we make sure our residents – especially those living with dementia – have easy access to snacks and drinks throughout the day and night. Proper nutrition and hydration is essential to health and wellbeing. For residents who are living with dysphagia, the medical term for difficulty in swallowing, we create food that is not only easy to take but also looks and tastes appealing.

    We Serve Food At
    Afternoon Tea, All day snacks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

    Dietary Options

    Our Photos

    WAG Week 1 Cycle 7 - UKGW Dining Menu.pdf WAG Week 3 Cycle 7 - UKGW Dining Menu.pdf WAG Week 2 Cycle 7 - UKGW Dining Menu.pdf WAG Week 4 Cycle 7 - UKGW Dining Menu.pdf
    Activities Are So Important

    We will keep you as busy, or relaxed, as you wish at Gracewell of Bookham. Our activities coordinator will create an enjoyable and varied daily programme of events and activities for residents. Visiting family and friends can take part too. 

    Our Photos

    Activities At Home
    1 to 1 Activities, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Flower Arranging, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Themed Events, Word Games.

    Activities Outside Our Home
    Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions.
    Our Pets

    We generally welcome pets in our Gracewell Homes and the General Manager can advise on this. The resident retains responsibility for caring for the pet within the Home.

    Can You Bring Your Pet

    How We Help With Your Pet

    We Welcome
    Cats, Dogs.

    Rectory Lane
    Little Bookham
    KT23 4DY

    Regulator: CQC

    Current Ratings
    Overall Good
    Safe Good
    Well Led Good
    Caring Good
    Responsive Good
    Effective Good
    Inspection Reports
    Last inspected 18th February 2021
    Last rated 11th December 2019

    10th March 2021

    11th December 2019

    17th October 2018

    Registration Date 5th July 2017
    Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Train Station nearby.

    Places of Worship
    Methodist Church.

    Nearby Services
    Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

    Frequently asked questions about Gracewell of Bookham

    Gracewell of Bookham was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in December 2019.
    Gracewell of Bookham provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
    Gracewell of Bookham has 74 rooms.
    Prices for Gracewell of Bookham start from £1,545.00 per week.
    Gracewell of Bookham is owned by Gracewell Healthcare.
    Yes. Gracewell of Bookham does offer Residential care.
    Yes. Gracewell of Bookham does offer Respite care.
    Yes. Gracewell of Bookham does provide care for people with Dementia.
    Gracewell of Bookham comes under Surrey.
    Gracewell of Bookham accepts Local Authority clients.
    Harry Garston is the manager of Gracewell of Bookham.

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