Anchor Keswick

What are we doing on the 20th June?: 

To celebrate National Care Home Open Day, Keswick will be participating in the Mexican Wave on 20 June 2014 from 10.30am. There will be food and music throughout the day. All members of the public are welcome to join us.

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Anchor Keswick
Eastwick Park Avenue
Great Bookham
KT23 3ND
01372 456134
Mrs Andrea Keen
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So why is our care home such a great place?

1o why is our care home such a great place?: 

Anchor’s Keswick in Great Bookham is a trusted provider of residential care for elderly people, and we offer specialised services for elderly people who have dementia and are frail and elderly.

Our care home’s well trained and helpful staff provide 24-hour care and support to help you maintain your chosen lifestyle, adapting as your needs change.

At Keswick, activities play an important role and we aim to enhance our residents’ quality of life by providing a varied range of social activities.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our catering, with our chef preparing meals daily from fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Set in a quiet village and located in its own beautiful grounds, Keswick care home is close to local services and amenities, such as doctors, shops and churches.

Come and visit us at any time. We’re here to help and look forward to giving you a warm welcome.

Services available at this home

1ervices available at this home: 


Keswick is a unique, purpose-built residence which was designed to provide residential care and day care. Set in a quiet location and in its own grounds, Keswick has 51 single rooms, some of which have lovely views of the garden.

Our home is fully furnished and decorated to a high standard with a call system which ensures that help is at hand 24 hours a day.

We also have:
- Some rooms with views of the gardens
- A television point and connections for satellite and digital TV
- Tea-making facilities available to make drinks for you and your visitors

Other accommodation facilities include:
- Cosy lounges with TVs and quiet areas for reading and relaxing
- Bathrooms specially equipped so you can relax in comfort
- Safe, enclosed gardens
- Communal room for social activities
- Pets can be accommodated by arrangement with the Manager

We encourage you to bring small personal items to enhance your room.


We know how important mealtimes are and like them to be a sociable and enjoyable part of the day. Our experienced chefs attend Anchor's Cater Craft training course which enables them to understand the nutritional requirements of elderly people and to ensure all meals are prepared from fresh, seasonal ingredients.

We serve tasty, wholesome, good food and our menus change regularly with a daily choice available. We also cater for residents with special dietary needs and create a “dining atmosphere” by decorating these areas in colours that stimulate the appetite and create ambiance.

Our staff respect individual preferences. All these factors boost residents appetites and enable them to enjoy their meal, which is essential in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


At Keswick care home, we provide quality 24-hour residential care and specialist care for residents with dementia.

We support and develop our staff on an ongoing basis to enable them to provide the highest quality care for our residents.

At our home we have:
- A ‘pets are welcome’ policy by arrangement with the Manager
- A shop for small items
- A games room
- A hairdressing salon
- A lift to upper floors
- A personal laundry facility and laundry service
- The facility for a private telephone line in each room
- Regular religious services and meetings should you wish to take part
- Newspapers which can be ordered and delivered daily to your room
- Wheelchair access and car parking

Nearby facilities:
- Bookham town centre is ½ a mile away and can be reached by walking or car
- The nearest hospital is Epsom
- Bookham Railway Station is 1.5 miles away
- A theatre, swimming pool, golf course and supermarket are under 2 miles away


Our care home has a dedicated Activities Co-ordinator who organises and arranges a variety of opportunities for our residents to enjoy daily activities in our home and in the local community.

We work in partnership with the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA) and encourage activities that enhance our residents’ lifestyle, health and wellbeing.

Residents preferred activities, interests and ability are discussed when they move in and an agreed plan ensures that these requests are fulfilled. Our residents’ suggestions for activities also help shape the planning process.

We organise supervised day trips to leisure facilities and places of interest as well as social events in the home, including themed restaurant evenings, arts and crafts, quizzes and regular entertainers.


At Keswick, our caring and attentive staff work with our residents and their loved ones to create a detailed care plan which ensures our residents individual health and care needs are met.

We know how important it is to care for our residents with the dignity and respect they deserve and this is at the heart of what we do at Keswick care home.

Our commitment to advanced dementia training for our staff has helped the Department of Health pass its goal of 3,000 Dignity Champions nationwide.

Our health and social care partners include:
- A GP who is available on request
- Hairdressers visit every week
- A chiropodist visits on request
- A dentist and optician who visit the home
- The district nurse and physiotherapist who visit by arrangement
- Holistic therapist visits can be arranged

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