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About Birchwood Care Home

Information about Birchwood Care Home in Newbury

Birchwood Care Home specialises in providing nursing care for those who are physically frail and those who have been diagnosed with dementia. The home is well located with shops nearby and close to Newbury Town Centre.

It is also well served by the main bus route from Reading to Newbury and has wheel chair access. It is purpose built for nursing care and all rooms benefit from private ensuite bathrooms.

You can find contact and location details for Birchwood on the Birchwood Care Home location page.

We know that moving into a care home can be difficult for prospective residents and their families, and we want to make it as easy and stress free as possible by providing an environment where residents receive a high standard of care and expertise, in a place where they feel valued, safe and secure. We encourage residents to bring personal items with them, so that they can feel at home.

By taking a person centred approach, we keep the focus on the individual personalities and their strengths and abilities, rather than any condition they may be living with. We aim to respect each resident's privacy and dignity and offer support to encourage their independence wherever possible.

Our residents thrive with individual care plans, created just for them. To ensure we get this right, we actively work with families and friends, the people they know, and that know them best.


Meals are prepared fresh each day within the home, using fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. Specific dietary requirements can be met for residents who have them.


We offer activities to suit individual needs, and encourage residents to continue with their existing hobbies and interests. We have two dedicated Activities Coordinators who work with residents to provide variety and to ensure that all preferences are known and included.


We have 24/7 cover on site from a qualified Registered General Nurse, plus a team of dementia practitioners that receive ongoing training and professional development opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge.


Supporting our residents to keep in contact with family and friends is of paramount importance to us. However, we have had to manage this carefully through the Covid-19 pandemic, further information is detailed in the current version of our West Berkshire Council Icon for pdf Care Home Visitor Protocol [77KB] .

You may wish to refer to the Icon for pdf WBC Residential Homes and Resource Centres - Statement of Purpose [72KB] and the Icon for pdf Service User Guide for Birchwood [388KB] .

Birchwood Care Home is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Use the link below if you would like to read a copy of the latest report.

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