Southlands Care Home has thrived for more than 25 years on word-of-mouth recommendation – and here’s why:

Our Philosophy

We’re taking care to a new level

At Southlands, we’re continuously striving to push the boundaries of what a good care home should be. As you’d expect of a quality provider, our approach to care is holistic: we pay as much attention to the emotional, spiritual, intellectual and social well-being of our residents as to their practical and physical needs.

But we go a little bit further than that. Our motto ‘Your life, your care, your way!’ isn’t just empty rhetoric; it’s our driving philosophy. Our staff members are hand-picked for their attitude and personality as well as skill sets. They all subscribe to our core belief that individuality matters, and that everyone is innately interesting, enjoyable and useful.

So, while there is inevitably a general and reassuring rhythm to our day, you’ll be encouraged to dance to your own tune. We’ll help you pursue your interests, use your skills and knowledge, and maintain your relationships. We’ll celebrate your experiences and achievements, and we’ll support your choices.

What’s more, we’ll all have a whole lot of fun doing it. As a result, Southlands is about as un-institutional as a care home can be!

Highest Quality Care

CQC rated: Good in all categories


That’s not to say we don’t rigorously pursue the highest of professional standards, of course.

We’re operated by well-respected owner-managers with a lifetime of experience in the care sector. We’ve established exceptionally strong links with those in the local medical and care community – from domiciliary carers, GPs, district nurses, dentists, opticians and chiropodists, to the hospitals, local authorities and charities. And we’ve developed a terrific and long-standing in-house team of well-qualified, committed and expert carers.

Care Quality CommissionTogether, we’ve gained a reputation for consistently providing effective, kind, confident and compassionate care. We’ve also proudly achieved the rare distinction of a ‘Good’ rating in every category by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and we’re recommended on

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Always improving

We’re starting a complete refurbishment programme, restoring the grand old rooms to their former glory, widening doorways, and enlarging windows to let in more light and views. We’re also planning to extend the deck and create more accessible pathways through our beautiful gardens.

We seek and welcome feedback at any time, and will always do what we can to address any issues immediately.  In addition, we organise residents’ meetings every other month so that you can tell us how daily life at Southlands can be enhanced and will always try to make any improvements suggested.

More formally, each year we ask our residents and their families to provide us with feedback on a range of areas.

Proprietors at Southlands Life Care