Comfort & community

Newstone House is in the ancient market town of Sturminster Newton, distinctively modern so it can offer cheering light in airy rooms and superb facilities, but remaining very much part of the traditional local community. It’s a large home, split into six distinct house groups, with a dedicated facility on the first floor for people living with dementia, incorporating special features to prompt memory and a sense of being at home. There’s even a potting shed with a secure roof terrace. Many bedrooms overlook the gardens and surrounding countryside, and visitors are always made welcome.

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Independent Reviews

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You can also read our resident letters and testimonials

Latest News

  • Wish Trip with Ruth
    19 June 2018

    Our lovely resident Ruth decided her Wish Trip would be a coastal drive...

  • Dementia UK Cheque Presentation
    15 June 2018

    With all the shenanigans of the Royal Wedding and other excitement that has happened in recent weeks, we have neglected to show you all the fantastic cheque that we were able to handover to last year’s chosen charity: Dementia UK

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Our Gallery

We do our very best to make life as easy and comfortable as possible for our residents. Newstone House benefits from elegant interior design, thought through to offer a stimulating, practical and relaxing environment.

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Our Garden

We pride ourselves on our beautiful and stimulating gardens. We recognise that many of our residents had such gardens themselves, and that gardening may have been a special pastime for them. We like to think that we can offer residents the opportunity to continue that pastime in whatever way they feel appropriate.

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Useful Links & Downloads

Admiral Nurse

Kay Gibson is Colten Care’s dedicated Admiral Nurse. 
Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia care nurses who give expert practical, clinical and emotional support to families facing the challenges of dementia.

Click here to visit Colten Care's Admiral Nurse webpage


Elaine Farrer, our Operations Director, has written an article for Nursing Times exploring how to live well with dementia:

Dementia shouldn't be a barrier to living well
Can living well with dementia actually be achieved? I know it can, but only if you allow the person to actually live with dementia.

To read the full article, click here for the PDF version, or if you are a member of Nursing Times, click here to access the Nursing Times website. 

Music and Arts

Fiona Pritchard is our new Music and Arts Partner, a role we introduced in February 2018 to help support our homes with their music and arts activities.

Click here to visit Fiona's page and find out more.

Our Charity 2018

Last year, Colten Care raised a fantastic £32,815.19 for various charities, with Newstone House contributing £1,036.98. This year, our home will be supporting Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.