Our Home

Bournemouth is a place where people come to enjoy themselves, and that’s the uplifting spirit that runs through life at Avon Cliff. You feel it as soon as you arrive; beautifully designed communal spaces, where you’ll join residents chatting and laughing with each other, with visitors, and with staff. With a nurse-led, experienced clinical care team, you will have all the reassurance that we can meet your needs today and into the future.

The home is part of Colten Care, an independent and family-run company determined to set the highest standards in all aspects of care for the elderly. With our simple, all-inclusive pricing structure, there are no hidden extras or non-refundable deposits.

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Independent Reviews

Our residents and their families have reviewed us independently on carehome.co.uk:


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You can also read our resident letters and testimonials
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Latest News

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    Love is in the air
    14 February 2019

    In this picture you can see this lovely couple, our resident Ken and his lovely wife Doreen who is visiting him on a regular basis

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    Happy Birthday Margaret
    13 February 2019

    Margaret had an extremely good Birthday recently, with a presentation of cake, cards and present from us all

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Our Gallery

We do our very best to make life as easy and comfortable as possible for our residents. Avon Cliff 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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Taste of Dorset Awards

In November 2018, we were the headline sponsors of the Taste of Dorset Awards for the seventh year running. We believe that wholesome, nutritious and well-balanced food and drink is an essential part of the care we provide. It is critical to our well-being in so many ways but should also be a pleasure in itself. With a passion for skilfully crafted and beautifully presented meals, our support for Taste of Dorset reflects our recognition of all those individuals, businesses and organisations involved in local food production.

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Colten Champions

Every year, we celebrate the hard work and dedication of the team members across the Colten group who consistently deliver above and beyond expectations. Colleagues, residents, and their relatives can all put forward their nominations, before the finalists are invited to a glittering gala ceremony at Bournemouth's Highcliff Marriott Hotel, hosted by none other than TV's Dr Hilary Jones.

Read more about the awards here

Caring Without Plastic

Colten Care has become the first major provider in the UK's private care home sector to begin a group-wide reduction of single-use plastic. This is a significant move given the care sector's traditionally high use of plastic in clinical services, person-centred care and infection control.

Here at Avon Cliff, not only are we supporting all of the central initiatives, but we are also working closely with residents and relatives to seek other ways our home can reduce our consumption of plastic. If you have any ideas or suggestions which could help us in our plastic-free drive, please do get in touch.

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Our Charity 2018

Last year, Colten Care raised a fantastic £32,815.19 for various charities, with Avon Cliff contributing £1,336.30. This year, our home will be supporting Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.