Woodpeckers is an ‘Outstanding’ rated residential and nursing home in the New Forest village of Brockenhurst. A unique home in a wonderful setting where ponies, donkeys ,and deer graze peacefully nearby, whilst the traditional interiors of the home draw you into its warm and sociable ambiance.
Woodpeckers is a home away from home. We put our residents at the heart of all we do. Nothing is ever too much trouble and our wonderful staff strive to make a positive impact on their lives every day.
Every photo you’ll see on this website is of real residents and staff, because the quality of life at Woodpeckers is not just a promise, it’s a reality.
“We do our very best to make life as easy and comfortable as possible for our residents, making it a place they can call home.” – Priya Joseph, Home Manager
The residents and staff of our Brockenhurst 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.
Woodpeckers 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 Woodpeckers 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
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 our residents enjoy keeping loved ones up to date with what they’ve been up to at Woodpeckers. Here are some of their recent highlights.
“To everyone at Woodpeckers, thank you so much for hosting such a delightful afternoon yesterday. Our grandchildren really enjoyed themselves. You obviously put in so much time and effort into the event- the reindeer were adorable, the grounds lovely, all the games and Santa was brilliant. The hot chocolate and biscuits were truly scrumptious.”
” Thank you does not cover how much we all appreciate what you all did for dad here at Woodpeckers. He was very happy here in your care. Thank you so much.”
“Thank you so much for making my mum’s birthday so special. The cake and present were a lovely gesture, and I know she enjoyed every moment with everyone.”
“Thank you so much for your amazing donation of £1009 from your events and activities. This will provide lots of lovely, fun activities and residential breaks to give young carers aged 5-12 some respite from looking after someone they love.”
“The home is so friendly and welcoming, with a lovely atmosphere, and all the staff I met were friendly, polite and professional.”
“I wanted to write to say thank you to all the staff at Woodpeckers for everything they did for my dad. Be it major effort or small, it all added up to a friendly, caring environment, and as Dad’s capabilities receded, even the “Good morning, Frank” and pausing to try to understand what he wanted to convey, were very important to him. So, for all of that and the general caring and nursing, I wanted to say a big thank you. I am so pleased he was in such a caring environment at the end.”
Finding the right care home for a loved one is about trust. At Woodpeckers Care Home, you can be confident in the quality of care we provide.