Abbotts Barton is a residential and nursing care home in the historic city of Winchester. Safe, friendly and vibrant, we have a dedicated team that goes above and beyond to make our residents feel right at home, providing reassurance to their loved ones.
We strive to make a positive impact on our residents’ lives, supporting them to maintain a sense of independence, purpose and fulfilment each and every day.
Every photo you’ll see on this website is of real residents and staff, because the quality of life at Abbotts Barton is not just a promise, it’s a reality.
“We have a dedicated and passionate team who work hard to provide a comfortable and supportive environment where residents can continue to live life their way” – Dee Lovewell, Home Manager
The residents and staff of our Winchester care home are a family, making memories with each other every day. We are living life to our full capabilities, with positivity, empathy, compassion and respect.
Our care teams assist with all aspects of daily living for our residents, from personal care to taking regular medications, working flexibly to promote independence providing support to maintain the physical care and comfort of residents.
Abbotts Barton’s nurses are available for all residents, at all times. We believe that’s the bedrock of a safe and happy home, providing nurse-led care to manage complex medical conditions, whilst ensuring all residents can stay within their familiar and comfortable home setting should their care needs change.
Our residential care service is designed to provide a comfortable and relaxed home environment where home maintenance, laundry, cooking and housekeeping are taken care of on your behalf.
Short Stay & Respite
We offer the same high quality care services enjoyed by our long-term residents on a short-term basis. Whether it’s for a short period of recovery, a respite break or simply a trial run for those looking for a permanent move, we offer a home from home where residents can live their life, their way.
Although Abbotts Barton is not a dementia home, we are committed to supporting our residents to live meaningful and fulfilled lives, and that includes those living with the earlier stages of dementia or cognitive impairment.
End Of Life Care
We want people to live well with us, making the most of every single day. If that means being together until the end of life, we want our residents to die well with dignity with family around, in familiar surroundings with staff they know well.
We aim to make every day worth writing about, and enjoy keeping loved ones up to date with what’s going on within Abbotts Barton. Here are some of our residents’ recent highlights.
“I want to thank you for the wonderful care you gave our relative during all the years he stayed with you. He was so well looked after and became very fond of the staff. I will always be grateful to you for making Abbotts Barton his second home.”
“I am writing on behalf of my family and I to thank you and ALL your team for looking after our mother so beautifully. Her last four years since moving into Abbotts Barton were not the easiest with the onset of vascular dementia and the narrowing of her world, but your team set about caring for her with consistency and kindness. This kindness was also extended to us as a family. We always felt welcome, our requests (small or large) were never too much trouble, and your staff were never too busy to talk or make time for us. My sister and I were offered exceptional kindness, care and practical support during Mum’s last 48 hours as we stayed with her. Not only was her physical care of a very high quality, but your ability to work in a person-centred way with her as an individual was exceptional. We continually experienced familiar faces and spoke with people who knew Mum well. They had an upbeat and helpful manner, whether we met those on the nursing or care team, the day service team, catering team, those doing cleaning, reception, maintenance or laundry. Ensuring that this is the case is no mean feat!”
“On behalf of the family, I would like to thank everybody at Abbotts Barton for their dedication and kindness in providing such a high standard of personal care for my mother over the last seven months. At every stage, she received the excellent round-the-clock care she needed and deserved in a pleasant and homely environment, and she especially appreciated the sensitive and friendly approach of all the team who made her stay as welcoming, engaging and as comfortable as possible. As an example, she particularly enjoyed and looked forward to her regular visits as part of the Winchester College pairing programme. As visiting relatives, you have always made us feel most welcome, and thank you for keeping us regularly informed.”
“We are really grateful to you and so many of your wonderful staff for supporting Dad, and us, over the last five years.”
“Just a note to say I was so impressed and grateful for what your team did for Dad today. To sort his illness so quickly, and with such care and respect, feels like a truly exceptional level of care.”
“My sister and I have been so impressed with Abbotts Barton whilst trying to settle our mother into her new home. The thought and care that has clearly gone into every facet of the home and its daily running for the benefit of all the residents is astonishing. We have witnessed genuine care, concern and politeness from all members of staff that we have encountered. Attention to detail seems to be at the core of your service which is not only fantastic but rare – so rare that we felt it must be publicly acknowledged and praised.”
Finding the right care home for a loved one is about trust. At Abbotts Barton care home in Winchester, you can be confident in the quality of care we provide.