Balclutha Court Care Home

48 Forsyth Street, Greenock, PA16 8DY

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01475 291 451

Nursing care

Dementia care

Respite / Short stay

Alison Dickson

General Manager
For friends and family 01475 729 000

Balclutha Court Care Home in Greenock

Balclutha Court provides high quality 24-hour nursing care for frail older people, as well as expert dementia care for those who require help living with the condition. Our team of qualified and dedicated staff are focused on the individual needs of the residents. We are committed to providing professional and respectful care and maintaining Barchester's exceptional standards.  These standards stretch from the care we provide to our hospitality, housekeeping, maintenance and administrative services.

Whether you’re a resident, a relative or a friend, everyone gets a great reception at Balclutha Court in Greenock. As part of Barchester Healthcare, our home benefits from attractive décor, landscaped gardens with outside seating and modern facilities.

We welcome visitors at any time and are happy to offer helpful advice if we can, so please feel free to call us or to drop in.

Paying to live in a care home booklet

Our 'Paying to live in a care home' guide is designed to try and help you understand more about the funding options available and what to consider when choosing a care home.
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Types of care

Celebrating life, individuality and dignity is all part of the Barchester philosophy, so the care we provide is designed around these values. We understand that each person has individual needs, so our staff are trained to deliver bespoke, person-centred care to those we support.

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Nursing care

Dementia care

Respite / Short stay

Enriching the lives of people living with dementia

Read our brochure 'Enriching the lives of people living with dementia' for more information on our support.

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Life in our home

Read our brochure 'Providing great quality care and wellbeing' for more information on how we're here to help you and your loved one.

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  • Wi-fi available
  • Step-free access
  • Mini-bus at the home
  • Hairdressing salon


  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Activity room
  • Day trips
  • Exercise classes


  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Lift


  • Double rooms
  • Electric profiling bed
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.

Alison Dickson

General Manager

Alison is the General Manager here at Balclutha Court.

She started at Balclutha Court as a newly qualified Nurse in 1991, she was the first staff nurse to be employed within the home and can still remember the first day she walked through the door, over the years she has been promoted and became General Manager in 2000. Alison is responsible for the day to day running of the home ensuring that all the staff provide excellent care to the residents and promoting a happy and friendly atmosphere. She never thought she would take up the post as General Manager, however it is the best thing she has ever done. Alison sees the residents and staff at Balclutha Court as her family and it plays a big part in her life. Alison loves to take part in the activities, especially if there is a chance to dress up, fun is key within the home. 

Alison is married and has a Border Terrier called Poppy, who visits the home regularly. She has always been a seasoned traveller, travelling far a field such as Mexico, Thailand and the Dominican Republic but since Poppy arrived things have changed for Alison, it is now more Gran Canaria and Arran. Alison enjoys eating out, shopping and spending quality time with her husband and Poppy and is also a big fan of Gary Barlow!

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Our staff are like family

Our staff are like family

At Barchester, we’re cultivating an environment where you’ll have more than just a career – you’ll have a family.

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Life at Balclutha Court Care Home

Our home is designed so that each person we care for feels completely supported in every aspect of their lives. First and foremost, the care and services we provide are delivered by trained professionals who are dedicated to looking after the health of each resident. Our activities programme is tailored around particular interests and our facilities are designed to enhance the lives of everyone living at the home. We also offer tasty and nutritious food that is prepared by a skilled team of chefs.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

Our fantastic catering team are always on hand to prepare tasty and nutritious food with fresh, seasonal produce that is cooked to the highest of standards.

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Activities & Events


Our varied activities programme reflects the dedication of our skilled staff, who bring a certain uniqueness to the home, which can't be found anywhere else.

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Care & Facilities

Care and Facilities

Our home is equipped with a number of facilities and features that serve to enhance the lives of those we support.

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