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About Our Care Home

About Us

An Introduction

Ashwood Care home was acquired by a the present owners in 2015, with many years’ experience in NHS and private health care as GPs and Consultants, they are passionate about ensuring that the elderly in our society are able to have a safe and caring old age which offers them a high quality level of comfort and a fulfilling life.

In 2018 we made a multi-million pound investment to extend, refurbish and make Ashwood the premier independently owned Care Home in Shirley, if not the whole of Southampton.

Our Services

We Specialize In


  • Accommodation for persons who require  personal care
  • Dementia
  • Mental health conditions
  • Physical disabilities
  • Sensory impairments
  • Caring for adults over 65 yrs


  • Salon
  • Cinema Room
  • Sensory Room
  • Large Lounge with Garden Access
  • Raised Planting
  • Wooden Gazebo
  • Tea Shop
  • Wired internet available in most rooms ( high speed)
  • Satellite TV Connection available in rooms


Our residents are given the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities including live music, entertainers, dog visits, exercises, quizzes, arts & crafts, tombola, bingo etc.

We encourage visits from local church choir and schools.

We have special events to invite family and friends of our residents during summer BBQs and during festive season.

Food & Drinks

Our food is all prepared in house by our Chef who takes pride in understanding the needs and tastes of our residents. The food is prepared by locally sourced ingredients to fulfil the nutritional requirements of our residents. Our Chef is always open to requests and suggestions by our residents. Our staff ensures that the residents eat properly and provide all the necessary assistance.

Family Access

We provide 24/7 access to friends and families of our residents. Relatives are encouraged to visit / talk to the residents as often as possible. Internet and private phone lines can be arranged in every room on request of our Residents.


  • 39 bedded home
  • Most rooms have ensuite wetrooms
  • Fully Accessible Bathroom Available
  • Tastefully decorated to the highest standard
  • Large modern and bright rooms
  • Provision for a direct telephone line in the room
  • Provision for private TV in the room
  • Provision for your own private fridge in the room

Medical Facilities

All our residents are registered with Shirley Avenue Surgery which is across the road. Our staff has excellent relationship with the Local GPs and district nurses to ensure that our residents get the best medical care when they need.


  • Multi-million pound investment
  • New En-suite rooms with modern facilities
  • Homely atmosphere


The Care home is managed by a group of health professionals who are passionate about providing appropriate care for residents who are frail and have dementia and mental health problems .
We have a very dedicated team of staff who have been caring for residents for 10-20 years and make the residents feel at home and enrich their experience .
We have very experienced staff who receive regular training to meet the requirements of the residents and support them in their needs .


What our guests say

” Just like to say:

My mum was suffering from dementia and a variety of health conditions and we were advised that the time had arrived when she would need 24 hour professional care. Mum had always been a very strong independently minded and, on occasions, wilful lady and was nervous and not looking forward to this next daunting stage. She was concerned she would be ‘reined in’ and not permitted to be herself. Also, really, she was not a mixer and always preferred her own company – so again the thought of living with others concerned her greatly.

How wrong these thoughts and concerns were. She loved Ashwood Care Home. It became her home. The Staff were her additional ‘Family’, whom she grew to love.

She was still able to lead her life just as she liked to … she could stay in her room, doing her own “crafting”. She could mix with the other friendly residents if she wanted, for however long she wanted, then could return to the comforts of her own room.

Whenever we visited we were always made very welcome by the caring staff. If unable to visit could get updates on how Mum was by phone. Never being made to feel guilty if we were unable to visit as frequently as maybe some other relatives could.

Mum now has sadly passed on… but we are comforted to know that her last 2 years living at Ashwood were happy ones.”

- Trudy Curtis: Jean Kidby's Daughter

” This letter is to pay tribute to all the wonderful staff at Ashwood who have contributed to work throughout this very difficult time with the Covid Virus a constant threat.

To continue to care for  the residents during this period shows a wonderful spirit and a brave attitude, alongside a long committment to the elderly in your care . . . . . . . “

- Relative

” Dear Rachel, Farah and all the care staff

Thank you so much for looking after Brian and supporting us his family, we couldn’t have done this without you all.

Brian was always kept clean and tidy with his hair being cut and down to his toe nails being clipped. The home was always clean and never smelled. We were always kept informed which was so important to us. What was a great comfort to us was the fact that Brian had someone with him as he passed away.

You have made our journey so much easier as we were worried about leaving him in a strange environment but we needn’t have been.

A big thank you to all of you “

- From Brian’s Family

” My Mother-In-Law moved into Ashwood Car Home 2 years ago, she settled almost instantly.

The carers are conscientious and caring towards the residents are very welcoming to us. they look after her every need, my Mother-In-Law has good rapport with all the staff and residents . . . . . . “

- Relative

” Ashwood was chosen after careful selection of all local care homes.

It’s location enables residents to easily access local shopping and facilities.

The standard of accommodation was the highest that we saw with a purpose-built room complete with en-suite . . . . . . . “

- Friend

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We welcome you to our family with all the love and care you want . . . . . !!