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Dashwood Manor

Trusted to care in Basingstoke, Hampshire

Trusted to care in Basingstoke, Hampshire|With 40 years’ experience,
Care UK are experts in delivering award winning care|Care UK is the most awarded care home provider for the last three years|Discover why Care UK is trusted to care by over 9,000 families


Discover more about the care we provide

At Dashwood Manor, we offer quality care, 24 hours a day, to older people in our stunning care home in Basingstoke.

With person-centred care as our focus, our team are dedicated to treating your loved ones as an individual. We get to know them, as well as their unique needs and preferences, so we can tailor our care in every detail. 

The following guide to the types of care we will offer, is designed to take some of the worry out of choosing a place for your loved one to live.

Types of care at Dashwood Manor

Residential care

We believe that the best care is tailored care. When your loved one joins us, we work with them and you to learn all about their life history, likes and dislikes. We then put together care and lifestyle plans that are tailored to their individual needs and interests. Community and companionship can be found in our sunny day room, where a cup of tea and a friendly chat are always on offer. Residents can also explore our well-stocked library of books and films to find personal entertainment. We also provide a full roster of events and entertainment, with artistic activities like art and music to promote emotional wellbeing. 

With their own room decorated and furnished to their own preferences, they’ll always have a private sanctuary when they want it. We’ll keep it spick and span as well as looking after their laundry and helping with bathing and dressing if necessary so they can look and feel their best. They’ll never be far away from an experienced team member ready to offer support at any time they need it, for any reason.

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Nursing care

Our experienced nursing team is highly trained and are able to provide care for a number of physical conditions such as multiple sclerosis and stroke, as well as motor neurone disease and parkinson’s disease. Our team will produce a comprehensive plan based around your loved one’s exact needs and abilities and this will become the central reference point, for the team as well as GPs and specialist medical professionals if required.

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Nursing dementia care

Our team provides nursing care to residents who are living with dementia. Our highly experienced nursing team is always available and we work closely with local healthcare teams. So if your loved one has additional physical needs in addition to a dementia diagnosis, our nursing colleagues are here to give them first class, tailored care.

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Respite care

Looking after an older person at home can be exhausting physically and mentally, so Dashwood Manor offers expert short-term respite care. This allows you to relax and recharge, knowing your loved one is safe and comfortable. A change of scene is often enjoyed by everyone.  We also provide respite care when someone needs a little extra care in between leaving hospital and returning home.

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End of life care

When your loved one reaches the end of their life, let our empathetic team support them, you and your family, through this emotional time. We enlist the help of GPs and clinical specialists to create a bespoke plan that fulfils your loved one’s every requirement. We will ensure dignity and comfort for your loved one’s final days and hours.

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Living well with dementia at Dashwood Manor

Dementia care at Dashwood Manor

In our state-of-the-art home with its purpose-built spaces, your loved one living with dementia will be well provided for in every way.

They’ll be free to bring familiar belongings to help them feel at home in their comfortable private room. You can have complete peace of mind knowing that your loved one will never be far away from a supportive team member, day or night.

Our skilled team sees the person behind the dementia, understanding what brings a resident joy, so that each day is filled with meaningful experiences.

Getting to know you

We take the time to get to know you and your loved one, putting each individual's needs, desires and choices at the heart of the care we provide.

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Dementia friendly environments

Our immediate surroundings can have a huge impact on our quality of life, particularly when trying to make sense of the world around us. We work with academic partners to create care home environments that help people living with dementia to live as independent and stress-free a life as possible.

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Our people and training

Our people are chosen for their attitude, dedication and caring nature, and we are committed to their on-going training and development. From our carers and nurses, to our activity coordinators, chefs and maintenance teams, we will go the extra mile to build strong relationships – not just with individuals living in our care homes, but also with their friends and family.

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Support for families and carers

We understand that a dementia diagnosis will affect more than just one individual, and we're here to support you and your family. Seeing a loved one change can be a difficult and heart-breaking experience and often the process of needing or delivering care can change family relationships significantly.

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Namaste care

We are proud to offer namaste care to residents living with advanced dementia. The purpose of namaste care is to give comfort and pleasure through sensory stimulation. Our namaste sessions are run by trained carers and involve individual caring touch, such as a hand or foot massages, music therapy, themed sensory and gentle movement sessions, or simply reminiscing.

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Delivering quality care

At Care UK every member of our team has a personal and professional commitment to providing excellent care.

We believe choice should be at the heart of every resident’s care. That’s why our teams are trained to deliver person-centred care. Residents and their families are involved in decisions about their care and are treated as individuals with unique wishes and needs.

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At Care UK our teams hold our values of caring, passionate and teamwork at the centre of the care they deliver.

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The care we provide is built around the latest academic research and knowledge. Our teams recieve award winning training and induction programmes when they join us which is clearly evident in the care we provide.

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Our dedicated and highly trained teams constantly strive to maximise the safety of residents, visitors and colleagues while keeping life as normal and fulfilling as possible for the people we care for.

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Delivering quality care
Delivering quality care
Delivering quality care


We’ve brought together many of the questions that families often ask us. If you need more information, or have any other questions, give our friendly team a call.


We understand people’s anxieties about moving a loved one into a care home. That’s why we make a promise to every new customer about what they can expect from any Care UK home.

We are proud to be the most awarded care home provider for the last two years, with more outstanding rated homes than any other provider. We work with residents and relatives to get their regular feedback, in meetings in each home, through surveys or just in day-to-day conversations. 

Our people are recruited for their positive and caring personalities as much as for their skills. Ultimately, all our care is person-centred – everything we do is tailored to the individual’s needs, preferences and interests.

Whenever you have a question about any aspect of your relative’s care, please bring it up as quickly as possible with any of the home team. Usually any issues can be resolved quickly and efficiently, and the earlier we know about it, the better. At Care UK we take quality extremely seriously and we strive to deliver exceptional care to all our residents, but sometimes things do go wrong. In the unlikely event that you have serious concerns about your loved one’s care, please talk to the home manager immediately who will put a plan in place to resolve the issue to your satisfaction.

Yes, the majority of Care UK homes do provide quality, short term respite care. Many family carers find it a helpful option if they need time to themselves. It’s also a good ‘taster’ of what permanent care would be like. Fees vary from home to home and will depend on your loved one’s needs, so the best option is to contact the home you’re interested in to get a clear idea of cost.

Absolutely. We care for older people who have a variety of needs through residential and nursing care, so you can rest assured that your father will receive the best of care. We also help residents to continue to enjoy a great lifestyle, including doing lifelong hobbies while discovering new interests and enjoying superb food.

Because we provide such a broad range of services, we can support residents with very high intensity needs. This means that as a person’s condition changes, they can stay in the same familiar home environment supported by people they know and trust.

We will always ensure that we support and provide the best quality care for your loved one from residential, dementia through to nursing and palliative care. We will always inform you of the changes in your loves one's needs and discuss the options with you.

Yes we can. The majority of our homes provide specialist dementia care in dedicated dementia suites. These suites have their own dining area and lounge, as well as a number of en-suite bedrooms. They are designed to minimise hustle and bustle, which people living with dementia can find unsettling. The staff who work in these areas have specialist dementia training and experience and can cater for residents with these very specific, high-level needs.

Yes, the majority of our homes provide specialist dementia care. We care for people living with all types of dementia. While we tend to care for older residents, we are able to care for those who live with the condition at a young age. Please do talk to the friendly team at your local Care UK home to find out how they can support you. They’re here to help.

Find out more about our approach to dementia care.

There’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach to care ratios. Our care ratios are calculated to take into account the complexity level and general care needs of each resident, so these will vary from suite to suite in each home.

We understand people may feel more comfortable with a carer who is the same gender when receiving personal care and will always to do our utmost to ensure residents' wishes are met.

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