Meet the Home Manager and team at the home for a cup of tea in one of our safe visiting rooms or garden area. You can enjoy the rest of the home via the virtual tour below or call us and we’ll be happy to talk you through the different facilities in the home and discuss your specific care needs.
Welcome to Avon Valley Care Home
Care Services Offered: Residential Care, Dementia Care and Respite Care
Situated in Kingswood on the outskirts of Bristol, Avon Valley opened in May of 2019. Just two minutes drive from the A4174 Bristol ring road and 20 minutes from the M4, our care home offers residential, dementia and respite care to residents drawn from across the south Gloucestershire, Somerset and Bristol areas. Our proximity to the South Gloucestershire and Cotswold countryside is a big asset and our communal balconies look out over the beautiful rolling hills beyond Bristol’s city limits.
Life at Avon Valley Retirement Home is active and engaging, we are a diverse bunch and our activities and engagements reflect this. There really is something for everyone, whether it is the selection offered in our meals, trips out around Gloucestershire and Somerset or the local community groups who pass through our doors.
We never forget that this is your residence and we work hard from day one to settle everybody in. Your room is your own and you can furnish it in any way you wish. At our retirement home we acknowledge that life is for living, and so we encourage and support all our residents in continuing to pursue and share their retirement hobbies or interests with other like minded residents.
If you would like further information about this newest of care homes in Bristol, call our friendly manager Alyson Day on 0117 4288800 or send us an enquiry form at the bottom of this page. Better still, just pop in whenever you are passing and have a look yourself at why we think that you could do no wrong in making Avon Valley your new home from home. Be sure to visit our dedicated Facebook page for a glimpse of what we get up to everyday.
I was born in South Wales, so some would say “that I am almost English “. I grew up with my parents and two sisters. Both parents were from large families and so I grew up surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles and many cousins I stumbled into care work aged 17, while waiting to start a career in the police force, I enjoyed care so much that that is where I stayed.
In the years following that, I got married, had two children and continued to work as a carer in a hospital and then a nursing home. Aged 35 and both children in high school, I ventured into managing a large service of care in the community. Although it gave me good foundations in a manager’s role, I dearly missed the atmosphere and belonging of a care home team and so went into managing, what became a very successful care home, offering respite care and a day service. I happily remained there until 2015, when I went to work in Somerset to manage a large new development. I was able to embed it into the community, increase its occupancy and build its reputation.
Working for Avery and commissioning Avon Valley retirement home has been a dream come true, a blank canvas. The chance to develop best practices or routines from the outset as well as recruit my very own team. To be able to develop staff into good ways of working, have staff that are there for the right reasons, build a team that are proud and respectful of what they do.
My passion for this Bristol care home comes not only from my own experience and the knowledge I have gained but also from my own personal life. I’ve had a very personal experience of a loved one needing dementia care, I know the emotional turmoil, the difficulty in letting go or trusting someone else to care for that person. I believe that all individuals should naturally have the right to choose. Why should any person have to change just to be in care?
Meal Times, a Coming Together.
Meal time is the highlight of our day. Eating is both enjoyable and sociable. Our chef team is trained on delivering choice, quality, seasonality and nutrition in all our meals and we often enjoy themed culinary events too. Chef likes to keep everyone happy and if there is nothing on the menu that you fancy then the team will happily get you something else. Our Chefs ‘follow the food’ and chat with residents about what they like or don’t like and our gardening club see to it that we are nearly self sufficient when it comes to herbs and spices. Much of our food is locally sourced from Bristol and Gloucestershire suppliers or growers, a fact we are very proud of. We even have producers visit the home and present their produce so that residents can see the people behind their ingredients.
Snacks are the perfect accompaniment to the day. There is a procession of cakes and biscuits made available throughout the day, and our frequent guests are most appreciative when they visit loved ones in our cafe. Afternoon tea is something of a regular fixture at our Bristol retirement home, again it is a time to gather and share in the days news or just make some new acquaintances.
On the 15th October, staff, residents and friends of Avon Valley Care Home in Bristol gathered together to celebrate our Grand Opening. Avery Healthcare Director Ian Matthews and Chief Operating Officer Sharon Winfield attended the event, as well as Avery Ambassador, stage and TV actress Sherrie Hewson. Our special guests were shown around our magnificent…
We invited local singing group, 2+1, and Avery Ambassador Sherrie Hewson to our Sing-a-long Open Day at Avonmere Care Home, Bristol on Monday 19th November. 2+1 is a family singing group, run by Joanne Sheard, who is also a carer at Avonmere; they have been performing at the home since February 2018. We decorated our…
We’re very proud to announce that Avonmere Care Home has recently achieved a Good In All Categories rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in our first unannounced inspection. As an addition, we have also been recognised by Knight Frank with an entry into their 2019 Luxury Care Home Guide. The CQC grades services delivered…
Avery are recognised in the care sector as developing some of the finest care homes, with hotel quality amenities combined with careful interior design to support those requiring care or living with dementia. From a flat piece of ground Avery creates stunning environments, both inside and in the gardens, and a true home-from-home for its…
109 year old Ralph Hoare from Gloucester joined Avonmere Care Home for some respite care in late August and has been enjoying the special attention that this brings. His stay has allowed his daughter Kate Hughes, who looks after him to spend some time with her own family and friends and to go out…
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Avon Valley Care Home
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