We are proud to announce that our CQC inspection report is now live! We have received ‘Good’ in all categories, with some fantastic comments. Previously Merlin Court had received an overall ‘Requires Improvement’ from CQC, with one category being classified as ‘Inadequate’. However, our recent £1 million plus investment in the total refurbishment of the home…Read More
Welcome to Merlin Court Care Home
- We offer: Residential and Dementia Care
- Manager: Michael Berkley-Blezard
- Telephone: 01672 512454
- Awards: Health Investor Care Provider of 2016 & LaingBuisson Residential Care Provider 2016
- Features: Splendid secluded building, Lovely location, Plenty of interesting activities, Cinema, Hair salon, Café, Beautiful mature garden.
An Established Residential Care Home
Merlin Court Care Home is a residential and dementia home situated in Marlborough, just a five-minute walk from the centre of one of Wiltshire’s most historic market towns. It adjoins Marlborough Common and is only a two-minute drive from the A346 Swindon Road.
Many of the staff at our home have been loyal employees for quite a few years now, and this is reflected in the consistency of residential and dementia care offered. Our motivation is our residents’ well-being, celebrating their lives and enabling them to live life to the full.
The building is truly splendid – like a country house surrounded by a lovely landscaped garden. The entrance opens onto a spacious galleried reception and café area which is very swish and our latest addition, the cinema is a popular attraction.
All our spacious bedrooms have en-suite walk-in shower rooms, wall-mounted TVs and plenty of room for photos and mementos, even small items of furniture, or a favourite bedspread perhaps.
Our team of dedicated carers and support staff work hard to ensure that everyone settles quickly into home life and keeps their brains and their bodies active. Our retirement home is supported by an array of local groups, including students from the nearby Marlborough College, who enjoy a weekly visit. There’s nothing like mixing up the generations to provoke conversation!
To see what we get up to you might want to view our dedicated Facebook page that is kept up to date with all the activities and goings on in the home, or call our manager Michael Berkley-Blezard on 01672 512454. He will be happy to answer your questions or arrange for you to visit our lovely care home.Get in Touch
Our home has established strong ties with local schools and associations who play a valuable role in ensuring residents remain part of the wider community. Students, including those from the famous Marlborough College, come every week to read and play board games with the residents.
Activities are scheduled every day of the week by a team of dedicated Activity Co-ordinators who, besides visits from the younger generation, arrange for entertainers and local charities to come in. You can choose to do as much or as little as you like, and if there is something that particularly interests you we will do our best to support it. Whether it’s music, crafting, dancing, walking or just trips to the local pub, there isn’t much we don’t do! See for yourself:
- Cookery and Art courses
- Reading and Scrabble games
- Keep Fit
- Swimming for slimming
- Maths tests (What!)
- Playing boules
- Holy Communion every Sunday
- Songs of Praise services for all denominations
We have a dedicated Memory Lounge where reminiscence sessions are popular, as are the singalongs from the Daily Sparkle, a reminiscence magazine. We are no strangers to the internet and use it for memory resources, and also for Skyping, which along with our Facebook pages are excellent means for keeping lines of communication going. Wi-Fi is available throughout the home and free for residents and guests alike. When not on our screens, or engaged in activities inside or in the garden, we can found going out on trips to the lovely Wiltshire countryside in our minibus.Watch Our Video
Wining and Dining
Merlin Court chefs ensure that everyone receives the very best nutritionally balanced meals, using fresh ingredients, locally sourced from Wiltshire suppliers where possible and following the seasons. Health considerations and dietary needs are taken into account, of course. We recognise that good hydration is an essential to well-being and encourage good water drinking habits, but residents are free to enjoy an aperitif and a glass of wine or beer with their meals as well.
Dining is an important social event in the life of the home and often eagerly anticipated, though it is always possible to eat in one’s own room if preferred, and we can always rustle up a quick snack if asked. At coffee and tea time, you’ll find residents enjoying the delicious home-made cakes and pastries that are baked every day; healthy drinks and fresh fruit are available too. Birthdays and anniversaries are honoured with a special cake and are occasions when we particularly welcome friends and family to join us. Come and see for yourself!Arrange a Visit
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