We are proud to be one of the first homes to be accredited as part of Barchester’s 10-60-06 Dementia Care programme, reflecting the enhanced quality of dementia care and improved quality of life experienced by residents here at Lochduhar.

Lochduhar is situated on the outskirts of Dumfries. The home benefits from the best of both worlds: plenty of local amenities with a regular bus service to and from the town centre and only a short drive to the Solway Coast.

We provide first-class 24-hour nursing care alongside expert care for people with dementia in our Memory Lane Community. Alongside this, we offer services for people with a physical disability and people with mental health issues, in a secure setting.

Our mission statement notes that: "by putting quality first in everything we do for our residents, relatives and staff, we aspire to be the most respected and successful care provider." In addition, the main objective of the service is: "to foster an atmosphere of care and support which both enables and encourages our residents to live as full, interesting and independent a lifestyle as possible".

We are proud of the care we offer and would be delighted to show you around our home.

Life at Lochduhar Care Home

Life at our home is composed of many key elements, not least of all, a dedicated team who strive to deliver high quality care, exciting activities and delicious food for the individuals we support. These services are enhanced by our excellent facilities, which serve to make residents’ time here as comfortable as possible.

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Our team

Our home wouldn’t be what it is today without the wonderful team who have consistently put in hard work and dedication to deliver a high level of care to everyone we support. It is important that our staff are able to build good relationships with residents, and are seen as approachable and always willing to have a chat.

Care Home in Dumfries | Lochduhar

Charles Holland

General Manager

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

I qualified as a nurse in 1988 in Dumfries and worked in the NHS for 10 years in various positions, both hospital and community-based. I moved into the private sector and have successfully managed care homes for over 15 years. During this time, I studied for and was awarded a 2:1 Honours Degree in Healthcare from Bradford University.

My Philosophy is one of total inclusion through sharing lives and partnership working.

I firmly believe that the people who live here and their loved ibes should be empowered to shape the future direction of the home. My aim at Lochduhar is to create a culture where total inclusion is seen as the norm.

I enjoy the challenges of my role at Lochduhar and am proud to say that we have a great team who go the extra mile to ensure that life at Lochduhar is a life worth living.

We think you'll find we're ideally suited to meet your needs now and in the future.

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Our care

The care we provide is delivered in a way that promotes independence for those who live in our home. Where possible, it is important that residents are encouraged to perform daily tasks independently or with minor support. Our services are devised with individualised treatment in mind for each person, so getting to know everyone and understanding their needs is imperative to delivering bespoke, person-centred care.

Types of care

Nursing Care

Nursing care is for people who need a qualified nursing care team available to them 24 hours a day.

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Residential Care

Our residential care is ideal for frail older people that would benefit from additional care and support, but without the need for specialist nursing or dementia care.

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Dementia Care

Our highly skilled team of dementia experts work hard to ensure the highest quality of care, based on the latest research.

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Respite Care & Short Breaks

Whether you care for a relative or are in need of care yourself, taking a break from your usual routine can do the world of good.

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Amazing Food

Nothing short of great food is prepared and served in our homes

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  • En-suite rooms
  • Pet-friendly
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing salon


  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Conservatory
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • Laundry


  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training


  • Double rooms
  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
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New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

All other calls 01387 256 524

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1 Blackley Park Road Off Hardthorn Road Dumfries DG2 9JW Get directions