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Sway Place
Church Lane, Sway
SO41 6AD


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Profile Strength
Very Good 87%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,350.00
Regulator's Rating Outstanding
Meet The Manager

Rachel Bedford is General Manager at Sway Place.

I have a wealth of experience to share with my team from previous Home Manager roles, and I have been working in the care sector for over 20 years. The team here at Sway Place are passionate and caring, and strive to deliver high standards of personalised care to all our residents, enabling residents to live enriched and purposeful lives in a homely environment. Sway Place is a beautiful home and we look forward to welcoming you.

Rachel Bedford

Sway Place is a stunning purpose-built care home that delivers an exceptional level of care and a luxury lifestyle to all residents. There are separate 'households' in the home and in addition, for those residents who want to live independently, there are cottages within the beautiful grounds where residents can live more independently whilst also enjoying all the benefits and facilities of the main home.

The home offers superb facilities for residents including the Jubilee Restaurant, the Tea Palace, plus The Willow Room - a private dining room which families and friends can book for special occasions, a hair and beauty salon, Ella’s Bar - a bar which is open every day before lunch, activity rooms and several lounges to spend time with family and friends. The home is in a beautiful setting in the village of Sway, with mature landscaped gardens.

The dedicated team provide professional, compassionate care to residents and Sway Place offers a safe, welcoming community.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, Independent Living, 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.
Nursing Specialisms Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Mild Forgetfulness, 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.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Independent Assessments We have been independently assessed in our approach to infection control.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

All Care UK homes now have purpose-built internal or external visiting suites available which enable visits to take place from behind a sealed glass panel, using a sound system to assist with communication. Where Government guidance and local health teams allow, these suites make it possible to continue visiting even when we have a case of Covid-19 in the home.

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”)

Our care home has mobile phone signal in some of our residents’ rooms.

Telephone for external calling

No, our care home does not provide a telephone in residents’ rooms.

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Our Building and Facilities

Our home is not just a stunning building; it also provides luxury in every area, from our stylish lounges and library to the five-acre grounds. We have something for everybody and provide high-quality care and real quality of life. Plus our excellent connections to the road and rail network ensure your loved ones are always connected.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Jan 2008

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Bar / Pub, Bistro, Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, Library, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Chiropodist, Coffee Shop, GP, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Minibus.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Greenhouse, Private Garden(s), Scenic Views, Secure Garden, Vegetable Plot, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

Our Photos


Our bedrooms are beautifully decorated with en suite facilities. Residents are encouraged to bring along some home comforts for the personal touch.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 59
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 59

Type Of Room
Bungalow, Double Room, Kitchenette, Single Room.

Room Features
Direct Garden Access, Garden View, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Fridge, Internet Access, Secure Access, Tea and Coffee-making Facilities, Wifi.

Our Photos

It is the people who make our home a truly happy and caring one, and at Sway Place our experienced team of dedicated professionals all undergo our own in-depth training programme. The whole team works to make sure that residents' needs are at the heart of everything they do and that personalised care is provided.

Our Team
Rachel Bedford
Rachel Bedford
General Manager

I have a wealth of experience to share with my team from previous Home Manager roles, and I have been working in the care sector for over 20 years. The team here at Sway Place are passionate and caring, and strive to deliver high standards of personalised care to all our residents, enabling residents to live enriched and purposeful lives in a homely environment. Sway Place is a beautiful home and we look forward to welcoming you.

Janet Lopez
Janet Lopez
Deputy Manager

I have been at Sway Place since 2012. As part of this team, one of my achievements was being nominated in the National Care Awards 2014 as one of the Top 5 finalist in the Care Manager category. As a Deputy Manager my role is to support the General Manager and carry out audits to maintain the good standards of the home. I am proud to be part of a dedicated care team whose aim is to deliver person-centred and the highest standards of care.

Laura Blake
Laura Blake
Home Admissions Advisor

I started my journey here when the home first opened in 2008. As a previous Team Leader I have supported residents through their personal journeys to live their lives to the fullest and I am dedicated to making a positive difference to the residents we care for. I have welcomed many residents and their families into our beautiful home. Now as Home Admissions Advisor I am dedicated to making a positive difference at what can be an emotional time for residents and their loved ones.

Leanne Woodford
Leanne Woodford
Activities Lead Coordinator

I have been here since 2011 and I love my job! As Activities Lead Coordinator, my role is to organise a wide range of activities for all residents to enjoy. Our philosophy is to enrich the mind, body and spirit. My personal favourites are exercise classes and crossword club. These are firm favourites with the residents too. I get a lot of fulfilment knowing that the residents love the activities we provide!

Phillippe Perrin
Phillippe Perrin
Head Chef

After 20 years of working in the hotel and restaurant industry, ten years of which were in luxury 5 star hotels, I moved to the home when it was first built. I can honestly say how proud I am to be working with a great team and in such a lovely environment.

Emma Buckle
Emma Buckle
Head of Administration

I have been at the home since 2007. As Head of Administration, I oversee the entire administrative function within the home including leadership of the reception team, HR and payroll, and billing. My team and I are committed to delivering the highest standard of customer service at all times.

Resident Ambassador

Born in Barry, South Wales, he was married to his late wife, Jean for a staggering 73 years. Sadly, Jean suffered from Alzheimer's and, in Colin's own words, "living through this emotional journey with my loved one has given me great insight and enabled me to offer support to others who maybe going through similar situations". Colin's caring nature and empathy for others makes him the perfect choice when welcoming and reassuring new residents into the home. One of Colin's fondest memories is the support of the team in getting behind his Cancer Research UK fundraising efforts which resulted in him raising an incredible £3,000. Colin is also involved in the recruitment process, as he is able to offer an invaluable view of the needs and wishes of the residents in the home. Colin reports this as "an amazing place to live, where I continue to lead an active and fulfilled life. The staff are wonderful, their kindness shines through and they are always on hand to help 24/7.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,350.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,412.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Hampshire
Region South East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding No

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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

When it comes to activities the sky is the limit! Our home has a different and ever-changing programme of activities including pub quizzes, afternoon teas, wine and cheese evenings, themed days, fundraising and even intergenerational activities!

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

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

By arrangement of the home manager.

Can You Bring Your Pet

We Welcome
Birds, Cats, Dogs, Rabbits, Reptiles.

Sway Place
Church Lane, Sway
SO41 6AD

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Outstanding
Safe Good
Well Led Outstanding
Caring Good
Responsive Outstanding
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 4th October 2021
Last rated 17th November 2021

17th November 2021

Registration Date 30th January 2020
Service Provider Gracewell Healthcare 3 Limited, EC2R 8DU
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church.

Nearby Services
Hospital, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Sway Place

Sway Place was given an overall rating of "Outstanding" by the CQC in November 2021.
Sway Place provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Prices for Sway Place start from £1,350.00 per week.
Sway Place is owned by Care UK.
Yes. Sway Place does offer Residential care.
Yes. Sway Place does offer Respite care.
Yes. Sway Place does provide care for people with Dementia.
Sway Place comes under Hampshire.
Sway Place does not accept Local Authority clients.
Rachel Bedford is the manager of Sway Place.

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