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33 Woodley Lane
Woodley lane
SO51 7JL


Profile Strength
Very Good 79%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Call for details
Weekly Prices From £1,150.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Karen Simmons is Registered Manager at Durban House.

Durban House is a nursing home in Romsey caring for people over the age of fifty-five. Overlooking the town and the Abbey, Durban House is located at 33 Woodley Lane, set within its own well-sized landscaped grounds.

Durban House has established a reputation of providing care to local Residents with a more specialised focus on dementia and end of life care.

Our aim at Durban House is to make everyone feel at home and part of our caring community. The small things really matter to us, and we are absolutely committed to helping people live well in a lively and homely, but most importantly, caring home.

Durban House sits in the heart of the local community. We want our Residents to be able to maintain their connection with the local community and get the most out of life at Durban House. 

We appreciate that many of our Residents cannot ‘do what they used to do’ and that sometimes mobility and confidence are not always what they once were. The team at Durban House has a good understanding of these issues and works with Residents and their families to find ways of helping Resident’s regain confidence and stay active and as independent as possible.

We want Durban House to be a home for life and our nursing team are able to provide more complex care and support Residents as their needs change. We work closely with GPs and the primary care network to ensure that we can meet changing health needs and provide caring and knowledgeable support as people move towards the end of their life.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, End of Life, Palliative, Personal care.
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, Crohn's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy (MD), Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Ulcerative Colitis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Vascular Dementia.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

The heart of the Home is the old house – ‘Durban’s’ – which dates from the turn of the last century. Over the years the house has benefitted from 2 extensions, the most recent of which provides a number of rooms with ensuite facilities and access directly into the garden.

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Chiropodist, Dentist, GP, Hairdressers, Lift, Minibus, Optician.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating.

Our Photos


We have 42 colourful and cosy single bedrooms and one shared room. Each room has a television and residents have internet access. Some of our rooms have private patios with beautiful views of the garden. Residents are welcome to personalise their rooms.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 42

Type Of Room
Shared Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Private Patio, Secure Access, Telephone Point.

Our Photos

The team at Durban House is dedicated to providing the very best care. Our team members live locally to Durban House and play a key role in ensuring the Home is embedded in the community. We are committed to a high standard of care and high levels of training. All of our team members have achieved or are working through qualifications in health and social care. Our nurses and care team work closely with support staff to provide a holistic approach to care and a commitment to attention to detail. Lead by Karen Simmons our Home Manager we can’t wait to welcome to you Durban House.

Our mission is to provide the best service, care and match for you and your family. 

Dementia Care:

Dementia is an increasingly common diagnosis in older people, and is a term that is used to describe a range of conditions that affect the brain. Mostly commonly people have come across Alzheimer’s Disease, although there are other types of dementia that a person may develop. All types of dementia are associated with a decline in memory or thinking skills. Sometimes these symptoms may be relatively mild, sometimes they may affect people in a more significant way affecting their ability to perform everyday activities.

Durban House recognises the impact that dementia can have on an individual and their family and provides care and support to help understand the disease and its progression. A large part of our dementia care program uses Life Story work and Picture Boards to help us to get know to people better and to tell their stories.

Nursing Care:

Our team of nurses are able to provide care to people with more complex healthcare and rehabilitation needs. Nursing care is best described as care that requires a Registered Nurse to either undertake the care (such as complex wound dressing) or to supervise the care (for example the administration of certain medication regimes). Our nursing team provide a comprehensive 24 hour service and their primary focus is to provide personalised, therapeutic and enabling care, as well as supporting our care team.

Residential Care for Older People:

Often referred to as personal or social care, residential care services are provided by our care team who help more able people with washing and dressing as well as supporting meal times and medication administration. Often people will choose residential care at Durban House because they no longer want to live alone at home, or find living at home and maintaining a house too demanding.

Respite Care:

Short stay care (often referred to respite) is often required by people who need some support in between leaving hospital and returning home, or when family members who provide the usual care are going away on holiday.

Our Team
Karen Simmons
Karen Simmons
Registered Manager
Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,150.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Hampshire
Region South East
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

We provide our residents with three nutritious meals a day, as well as afternoon tea. Snacks are also available throughout the day.

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

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

Activities Are So Important

Our activities programme is the beating heart of life at Durban House. Our Activities and Well-Being Coordinator provides a varied programme of activities that focuses on physical and mental well-being whilst at the same time being very entertaining. Regular visits from therapy animals and local musicians provide sensory activities, whilst baking and arts and crafts keeps the hands active. Photos and videos are used to aid memory sharing activities and the Home is alive with music and dancing much of the time. Keep up to date with our busy programme of events by following us on social media.

Our Photos

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

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

Relatives often bring family pets when they come to visit the residents. 

33 Woodley Lane
Woodley lane
SO51 7JL

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
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Report Published 15th January 2019
Registration Date 11th January 2011
Bus Stop nearby, Train Station nearby.

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

Nearby Services
Hospital, Park, Pub, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Durban House

Durban House was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in January 2019.
Durban House provides Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Prices for Durban House start from £1,150.00 per week.
Durban House is owned by J Sai Country Home Limited.
No. Durban House does not offer Residential care.
Yes. Durban House does offer Respite care.
Yes. Durban House does provide care for people with Dementia.
Durban House comes under Hampshire.
Durban House accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Karen Simmons is the manager of Durban House.

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