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Brackenlea Care Home

Size and Category of Care

25 residents in the residential care category


Brackenlea Care Home is a comfortable, tastefully furnished Edwardian house situated in the Hampshire village of Shawford. Shawford is 3 miles south of Winchester and 8 miles north of Southampton. It is not far from M3 junction and has a mainline station, bus route. A post office and hotel are within a few minutes walk.

Specialist Care Provided 

Recognizing that each individual resident has unique needs means we carefully asses these on a continuing basis. Special needs of residents include dementia, physical disabilities and dietary requirements etc.

Facilities at the Home

Brackenlea has 25 single, furnished rooms for men and women over the age of 65. All rooms have washing facilities, 13 rooms are situated on the ground floor and 12 on the first floor accessible by lift.

At the south side of the house is the communal dining room, lounge and conservatory. There is easy access for both mobile and disabled residents to the large rear gardens and a patio seating area.

Experienced trained staff are in attendance 24 hours a day, high quality food is provided which is mostly home made.

Distinguishing Characteristics of the Home 

It is the aim at Brackenlea to sure that all residents lead a life that is dignified, private and undisturbed. All staff are therefore, made aware of residents’ needs as a primary concern.

All residents’ privacy and dignity are respected during the giving of all personal care and they are addressed politely in their preferred manner. Staff listen to residents’ wishes and views and adhere to them whenever possible, they also respect residents’ views and rights of self determination and making informed choices.

Residents are encouraged to join in regular social activities, hobbies and leisure interests. There is regular entertainment in the home, games afternoons and therapy. A hairdresser and a chiropodist visit the home regularly. A religious service also takes place once a month


My mother has been at Brackenlea Care home for 2 and a half years.
Care has been excellent. The staff are wonderful and friendly.
My mother aged 95 years young has vascular dementia.
It is a safe environment for her to enjoy the twilight of her well-travelled life.

How likely would you be to recommend Brackenlea Care Home? Extremely Likely

Brackenlea Care Home

Brackenlea Care Home
Pearson Lane
SO21 2AG

Care Manager : Beverley Rice 
Tel: 01962 713242 
Fax: 01962 717532 
Email: Brackenlea Care Home

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