Holmwood Residential Care
Close to the city centre and within walking distance of a wealth of everyday facilities, Holmwood is a small, comfortable home principally designed for people who are able to enjoy a fair degree of independence but who welcome the reassurance of expert help on hand if ever the need arises.
Both lounges and the dining room overlook the charming garden, where a sunny patio is the perfect place to relax with afternoon tea on a balmy summer day. From the garden too, there’s a view of Salisbury cathedral, just a short walk away.
17 of the 20 bedrooms have their own en-suite facilities, while on the ground floor, there’s a well-equipped kitchen for residents to prepare drinks and snack for themselves and their visitors alike.
Milford Manor Mental Health Care
Set in a delightful location just a short walk from the River Bourne, Milford Manor is a specialist residential care service for adults and older people who have a mental health challenge which may include complex dementia and where they require 24hr specialist residential care to support and protect their wellbeing. This may be a short-term respite or long-term care requirement.
The service is widely recognised for its innovative approach and draws on the work of specialist mental health & dementia centres like Stirling, Surrey and Bradford universities to translate their research findings into practical ways to help and support people with a mental health illness and or complex dementia disease.
The service is purposely designed to reduce any confusion or anxiety residents may feel – giving them the maximum freedom and choice in their daily lives, encouraging them to do as much as they can for themselves and involving their families and friends as often as possible. Overt, passive HD CCTV recording is provided in all communal areas to support care assessments and intervention and offer additional levels of safeguarding assurance for residents, families and staff.
All of the staff, at every level, receive specific specialist training and are supported by an experienced senior team who in turn are supported by a multi-disciplinary mental health support service. This is a service that often achieves positive sustainable results when others have not.
Regular groups are held to allow relatives to offer feedback while also providing information and emotional support to the wider family members of every resident.