Dewdown aims to preserve, as far as possible, each resident’s personal independence, interests and pattern of life.
It is a purpose built home providing accommodation for older people. It was opened in 1981 and replaced an older home on the same site. In March 2013 it was voted ‘Best Home of the Year’ by an independent panel for The Salvation Army Social Services. The home is situated on the sea front and has some commanding views over the Severn Estuary to South Wales.
Situated about half a mile from the town centre, during the summer months there is a land train that operates along the promenade to the pier. From there all amenities are just a short walk away. There is a hairdresser that visits the home twice a week and the enclosed patio provides a haven even on the chilliest days.
Dewdown House is a Christian establishment in which daily prayers and a Sunday service are held. A visiting Anglican rector celebrates Holy Communion once a month and arrangements can be made for those of other denominations.
Group: The Salvation Army
Person in charge: Anne Goodman (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: North Somerset District Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , 40 residents
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age
Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's
Admission Information: Ages 65+.
Single Rooms: 40
Rooms with ensuite WC: 10
Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single from £462
Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Television point in own room
Latest CQC* Report on Dewdown House: click here
*Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
Recommendation Score: 8.1 (8.067)
The user 'Recommendation Score' (8.1 for Dewdown House) is calculated using a combination of the average of all ratings on user Recommendations submitted in the last 2 years, and the total number of user recommendations submitted in relation to the number of beds at the care home. The maximum Recommendation Score is 10. To see more about the carehome.co.uk user recommendations please click here.
Submitted by Colin M (Son of Resident/Service User) on Tuesday 5 May 2015. Review relates to April 2015.
The care provided to my Mother was outstanding. The facilities available were of high quality. The care shown was well above that which one would expect. My Mother came to view the home as her family - the love and care shown to her was outstanding as was the Christian ethos that prevailed throughout. This was a Salvation Army establishment in which the ethos of Christian love and care ran though everything in a manner appropriate to those of faith as well as those residents who possess no belief. Staff and residents seem genuinely happy.
How likely would you be to recommend Dewdown House? Extremely likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Good
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent
There are currently no Care Home Idol entrants who have performed at Dewdown House