Flowerdown Care Home

50 Harestock Road


SO22 6NT

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Flowerdown Care Home in Winchester

Flowerdown Care Home is positioned just two miles north of the historic city of Winchester in Harestock. There is easy access to the city centre where you’ll find the cathedral, shops, restaurants, and the train station. We offer high quality nursing care and respite care in a warm and friendly environment.

Our bedrooms are set across two floors, and each floor has its own lounge and dining area, and there’s also a garden room on the ground floor, meaning peace and tranquillity is never far away. We have a lovely garden, designed with our residents in mind. The accessible pathways, seating areas, pond and raised flowerbeds make the garden a great place to relax and spend time with visitors.

When you arrive at Flowerdown, we’ll sit down together to understand you, your life story and your needs. This includes any objectives you have, or specific health concerns. We’ll then create a personal care plan together with you, your relatives and our carers.

Our staff are a diverse group, from different backgrounds and with different roles, but we all have something fundamental in common – every single one of us is passionate about care.

Activities vary each week: from crafts and gardening, to animal visits and games on the Nintendo Wii. And everything’s flexible – if it’s sunny we try and get outside, so everyone can appreciate the best of the day.

We can offer dining on each floor and meals are prepared by our chef at the home. Our dining room always becomes a hub of conversation and laughter, and mealtimes give even our more frail residents a chance to come together and socialise, whether it’s Fish Friday or tea and cakes in the garden.

Life at our homes booklet

Click here to read our latest brochure ‘Life in our home. Providing care through coronavirus’ for more information on how we’re here to help you and your loved one.

Types of care

We always aim to deliver bespoke care to those who live at our home. We tailor our services to meet the unique requirements of each person and in a way that celebrates their individuality, whilst also helping residents to maintain as much independence as possible and treating them with dignity at all times.

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Nursing care

Respite / Short stay


  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Mini-bus at the home


  • Internet access/wifi
  • Laundry
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge


  • Lift
  • Nearby amenities (church, synagogue, mosque, leisure centre, park, shops, etc.)
  • Wheelchair access within home
  • Mini bus or other transport


  • En-suite toilet
  • En-suite toilet plus bath/shower
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Telephone points can be installed in bedroom

Our Team

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

Sharon Tucker

General Manager

Hi, my name is Sharon and I am the General Manager here at Flowerdown. Welcome to our website!

Sharon qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1984 after completing her training at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London.

She has more than 30 years’ experience in the Care Home Sector both at home and regional level. Sharon has been the Registered Manager of Flowerdown Care Home since 2012.

Sharon has gained qualifications in Care of Older People and also holds a Foundation Degree in Care Home Management with Bournemouth University. More recently she has successfully completed the Open University Degree level Course "K260 Death and Dying".

''I am passionate about caring for the elderly, and strive to provide the support to my staff to enable us, as a team, to deliver an optimum service to our residents"

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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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Barchester’s Charitable Foundation distributes over £150,000 per year to individuals and small community groups/charities across England, Scotland and Wales.

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Life at Flowerdown Care Home

Ensuring that we deliver high quality care to those we support isn’t our only priority here – we also want to offer excitement and, most importantly, to ensure that everyone feels at home. That is why we employ trained staff who are committed to delivering a stimulating activities programme and nutritious cuisine, which are supplemented by services and facilities that are designed to make life here as pleasant as possible.

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 & 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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What people say about us

Flowerdown Care Home

CQC Overall rating


28 March 2018

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