Hunters Down Care Centre, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Hunters Down Care Centre, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Hunters Down Care Centre, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Hunters Down is a purpose-built care home, providing nursing and residential person-centred care to adults aged 65 and over including those living with dementia. The home is situated in Huntingdon and offers long term and respite care.

Hunters Down is divided into five units over two floors. Four units are equipped with their own communal lounge, dining area, kitchenette and bathroom facilities, while the fifth unit is a purpose-built unit with luxury suites built with its own private courtyard, a communal lounge and kitchen.

All bedrooms are single occupancy with en-suite facilities.
Other facilities at Hunters Down include a café, a hairdressing salon, a cinema room and a guest bedroom.

Group: Excelcare Holdings

Person in charge: Nicola Berry (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cambridgeshire County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 102 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 102

Rooms with ensuite WC: 102

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Residents Kitchenette • Television point in own room

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Hunters Down Care Centre: click here

* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

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7.2 Hunters Down Care Centre has a Review Score of 7.2 (7.216)

The Review Score of 7.2 (maximum of 10) for Hunters Down Care Centre is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.2 out of 5 from 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Hunters Down Care Centre in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.0 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Care Home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Care Home receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.167 for Hunters Down Care Centre is calculated as follows: ( (7 Excellents x 5) + (14 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.167

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Care Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 3.049 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Hunters Down Care Centre is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 20.4 positive Reviews (102 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 20.4 Target = 0.049

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

Average Ratings

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Hunters Down Care Centre?

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Reviewer Connection to Hunters Down Care Centre

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
  • Wife of Resident/Service User

On entry via hospital emergency to our first experience of 'long-term' care, we would have appreciated more guidance as to routines and procedures. Now nearly three years on we are well satisfied with the high standard of care continually aimed for and mostly achieved. Any lapses are usually unavoidable or "homely". Relationships at all levels and between individuals are reassuringly very good and well appreciated.

How likely would you be to recommend Hunters Down Care Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

When Dad first entered the dementia wing, his health improved considerably as the staff encouraged him to eat and drink. I have never been to visit and found him dirty or unshaven. His nails are looked after, as is his hair, skin and personal appearance. He is happy and considers it home. I can visit any time and rarely stick to a routine of visiting. As Dads gag reflex has worsened and his ability to swallow is diminished the staff are always looking for different things to tempt him. Dads friends visit and take him a beer, his dog visits, my puppy visits and all are welcome, however dogs are not allowed in the dining room, perfectly understandable. The staff are always willing to discuss things and make the effort to find out Dad's history so they can engage him.

He is well looked after and feels safe, the staff care.

How likely would you be to recommend Hunters Down Care Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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Staff Profiles


Nicola Berry

Job Title: General Manager

Joined: 2015


Nicola has been General Manager at Hunters Down since December 2015.
Nicola is a Registered General Nurse and a Registered Mental Health Nurse. She has qualifications in Dementia and End of Life Care as well as Teaching and Assessing.
Nicola also has the Registered Managers award.


Myrna Flores

Job Title: Care Manager

Joined: 2013


Myrna became Care Manager at Hunters Down in May 2013 but joined Hunters Down in 2010 as a Clinical Nurse Manager.
Myrna is a qualified Nurse and has worked as a General Nurse in hospitals and the community.
Myrna is responsible for the care delivered in the home and running of the home in the absence of the General Manager.

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