Caring for Everyone for more than 40 years

Welcome to Wenham Holt

Barchester Healthcare have now taken ownership of Wenham Holt. Over the past three weeks we have asked our specialist teams including our Clinical, Property and Health & Safety experts to undertake a full review of the environment and the services available to you. Following these visits, it is clear to us that there are significant improvements that need to be made to the home to improve the resident environment and the fabric of the building, while implementing the latest Health & Safety standards.  Given the scope and scale of the changes needed, it will unfortunately not be possible to safely carry out the work with residents in the home, so we will need to close while the work is completed.

We envisage the closure to be for 9-12 months, so each of our residents will therefore need to find an alternative care home and each staff member will be supported to secure alternative employment.  We will also not be taking any further admissions to the care home at this time. Once the environment at Wenham Holt is in line with the standards that we aim to offer at Barchester, we will return to delivering the best quality of care to residents, and look to create the impressive home environment we are known for, along with the modern technology and systems to support staff in delivering excellent care.

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We have a schedule of activities and events every day to engage our residents.

Contact us for more information on our services or to arrange a visit to see for yourself.

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Something everyday for everyone

At Wenham Holt Nursing Home, we offer a warm welcome to all our new residents. As the activities are designed to suit all tastes, individuals can find something that they like in our everyday schedule.

We create activities that involve and engage our residents. The activities encourage the residents to be comfortable, happy and to get along with each other in a welcoming atmosphere.

Our activities are designed to involve all our residents, be it participation or as a spectator.

The in-house activities we provide include seated keep fit, live music therapy, harp therapy, gardening club, bingo and games, sing-a-long sessions, hand massages, aromatherapy and much more.

If any of our residents are nursed in bed or have special requirements, we offer therapies designed to help them at their bedside including poetry and newspaper readings, pet visits and so on.

In addition to activities in the nursing home we offer day trips and outings in our own minibus on a regular basis including weekly trips out for coffee and pub lunches and visits to local attractions.

We also have the use of a beach hut on Hayling Island and use this as a base for a trip to the seaside at least once a year weather permitting.

Person centred care

These activities are part of the personalised care plan which we offer to everyone who lives at Wenham Holt Nursing and Residential Home. We aim to make sure that our residents feel welcomed and are encouraged to take part in activities if they wish to do so.


Qualified staff

All the nurses and nursing assistants are highly qualified and experienced professionals. They will go the extra mile to ensure the comfort of our residents. We have a full time chef who prepares and cooks fresh, nutritious, healthy meals for our residents in our fully fitted kitchen.

Services Include

  • Hairdressing
  • Chiropody
  • Newspaper delivery
  • Visiting GP
  • In-house laundry
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Home-cooked meals and much more

Why choose us?

As we are an independent and privately owned nursing home, we are able to offer individual personalised services. We work to ensure our residents are able to live the lifestyle they choose so far as is possible.


  • Member of Hampshire Care Association
  • Member of Care England
  • Regulated by the Care Quality Commission
  • Trusted NHS partner
  • Hampshire County Council and other local authority partner

Specialist nursing and residential care services

At Wenham Holt Nursing and Residential Home, we offer individual nursing and residential care for people who need full-time care and attention. Our nursing home is registered to provide accommodation for 50 residents.

We have spacious lounges and a separate dining room, two conservatories and a sunny patio.

Wenham Holt is set in over 6 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens which can be enjoyed all year round.

You can choose between single or shared rooms, many with en-suite facilities.

In addition to general nursing care for the elderly and younger adults with nursing needs, we also cater for those living with dementia and other progressive conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and Multiple sclerosis. Other residents may have physical disabilities, learning difficulties or require dedicated treatment for disease, disorder or injury.

All our care is fully personalised to meet the needs of the individual and we offer a wide range of services including:

  • Qualified Nurses on duty 24 hours a day.
  • Individual assessments of need in consultation with family members.
  • Specialised equipment including electric hoists, pressure relieving mattresses and lift access to all floors.
  • Doctors in regular attendance with option for local residents to remain with existing GP.
  • Stimulating activities programme designed to promote mental and physical wellbeing.
  • Retained physiotherapist to assess physical needs and encourage independence.
  • Visiting dental and chiropody services.
  • Double rooms available for couples.
  • Overnight accommodation for relatives.
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the home.

Quality Assurance

With over 40 years of experience running our family owned nursing home we are proud to be trusted partners with the NHS in the provision of top class health care to the community. We are long standing members of Hampshire Care Association and Care England.

We comply with all standards and offer a first rate standard of care and service to all our residents and we welcome you to come and visit us and see our community for yourself.

More Information

More information about our services is available to download.


From an NHS Commissioner: I am writing to express my most sincere thanks to you and your staff for the exemplary support you provided to the health and care system on 24 December 2019. As you are aware we were facing a very distressing situation......and your willingness to help made the task significantly easier. -January 2020.

From the husband of a resident: My thanks to you both and your team for Christmas Day and for lunch. My thanks also for the lovely birthday cake made for my wife on Saturday. Very nicely iced and enjoyable. - January 2020.

From the daughter of a resident: I am writing to thank you for the care of my Dad during the last nineteen months of his life in such a warm and homely atmosphere. Please extend these thanks to all your staff whose care preserved his dignity in sometimes difficult circumstances. Thank you again. - January 2020.

From the family of a resident: We wanted you to know how incredibly grateful we are for tall that you did for mum. Your kindness, compassion, understanding and love surrounded her and us, it was a tangible thing and eased the end of what has been a very difficult journey for us all. We will never forget you. - 28 October 2019.

From the friend of a resident: To all the staff at Wenham Holt. Thank you all for looking after my dearest friend and for supporting her family and friends too. Thank you for looking after her so well and seeing her comfortable. -28 October 2019.

From the daughter of a resident: I just wanted to thank you all very much for looking after my very dear mother. You all looked after her so well and I really appreciate it. Take care everone and look after yourselves. With best wishes. - 20 October 2019.

From the friend of a resident: To all the staff at Wenham Holt Nursing Home for all the care you showed to my good friend. You are all truly amazing and we thank you for the tea and cakes over the last six months. Thak you again to everyone. - 16 October 2019.

From a resident: Once again I have to thank you so deeply for your hospitality. You are kindness itself to me, as are your staff. Wenham has always been so welcoming. The only way I can thank you both and them is rememberance in my prayers. Thank you both and all the staff. - October 2019.

From the niece of a resident: Thank you so much for your kindness and care of Kathleen for the time she was with you. It is only with those like you who give hope to our world. Thank you so much. -12 October 2019.

From the son of a resident: Thank you all for your kindness and helping my mum on her amazing recovery. - August 2019.


For the forseeable future, this section of the website will be dedicated to providing advice and information about the COVID-19 situation nationally and at Wenham Holt.

New Visiting Policy updated 27 July 2020.

In light of the guidance issued by theDepartment of Health and Social Care on 22 July 2020 we have updated our visiting policy, a copy of which can be found here:

Visiting Policy

Visiting guidance issued by Department of Health and Social Care, 22 July 2020.

New guidance published by the government puts the onus on local authorities and local public health directors to give the go ahead that it is safe for care home visiting to start again based on local knowledge and circumstances for each care home. However, it is not clear yet when or how these bodies will issue specific local recommendations.

Whilst awaiting the visiting guidance from the Government, many care homes including Wenham Holt produced their own visiting policies, which have allowed window and garden visits since June. Our policy has now been revised to reflect the additional recommendations made in the Government guidance.

Among the recommendations in the Government guidance is that residents should see the same visitor repeatedly, instead of multiple different people. Cutting down the number of people accessing a home is the best way to prevent coronavirus spread, along with actions such as thorough hand washing and sanitising which are also good preventative measures. In addition, visitors will have to book a time, as ad hoc visits are not yet being permitted. Another thing to be aware of is NHS Test and Trace compliance, meaning care homes are required to keep a temporary record of those visiting. This will include a current address and phone number in case tracking of any outbreaks is necessary.

Matt Hancock, Health secretary announced: “It is really important that we don’t undo all of the hard work of care homes over the last few months while ensuring families and friends can be safely reunited so we have put in place guidance that protects everyone.”

The new guidance was put together with input from several stakeholders within the social care sector. These include Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society UK, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, Association of Directors of Public Health, Care England, Local Government Association, National Autistic Society and National Care Forum.

The website is a good source of information and can be accessed by following the link below:

Hampshire County Council also keep their website up to date with local and national advice:

Both and HCC websites contain all of the published guidance.

Visiting and Deliveries to Wenham Holt

We revised our visiting policy again on 27th July 2020 and ask that relatives and friends are aware of this new policy before visiting. For the time being we can only facilitate visits outside, in the garden or with residents in the conservatory and a Perspex screen across the doors. Please do not enter the nursing home.

We have not been accepting any deliveries directly into the nursing home since the end of February and ask all suppliers and delivery drivers to leave parcels outside where we sanitise the packaging and dispose of it before the goods come inside.

We will try to keep posting messages and information to Facebook which you can follow here: Facebook

Please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone if you would like to have an update on a friend or relative but bear in mind that we are still caring for residents as well as doing everything else expected of us because of the current COVID-19 situation and may not be able to answer the phone immediately.

You can also contact us through this website.