Ensuring that our social events offer fun and adventure will be a major focus of the ethos of our home; it’s important that those we support can enjoy an active and social lifestyle. Of course, there will always be those who prefer peace and quiet, and in these instances, a cup of tea and a chat will always be welcomed.

Life at Melbourn Springs Care Home

Handover of Keys

General Manager, Karen Allen, was delighted to accept the keys to Melbourn Springs from Project Construction Manager, Gerard Rogers of McGoff Construction Ltd.

During the build, more than 130,000 bricks were laid, 338 solar panels installed, 800 energy-saving light bulbs fitted in addition to 160m² of turf, 800 plants, trees and shrubs planted to create our beautiful landscaped grounds. 

Handover of the keys also saw the Melbourn Springs team welcome its first phase of staff who are embarking on their 6 week extensive training program in preparation for the home opening which is excitingly now only a matter of weeks away!


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They Matter

It was an absolute pleasure to welcome the “They Matter” Group from the Buntingford U3A for a delicious Afternoon Tea at Melbourn Springs Care Home.

The group generously make Fiddle/activity Mats for people with Dementia and do not even charge for them! Bespoke mats can be made for individuals being cared for at home and the extraordinary mats can really make a huge difference to their lives.

Hilary Curtis is the Group Leader and for more information about how you might be able to join or support “They Matter” please call Hilary on 01763 661508

All of the team at Melbourn Springs look forward to welcoming Hilary and the group to our new home again very soon after what was a lovely afternoon.

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Not long now!

How far we’ve come Melbourn Springs! In just a week our beautiful new home will be be completed and preparations are in full swing to welcome those residents who will be making Melbourn Springs their home from April 2020.

Why not come and see for yourselves?!? Teas and tours of our Marketing Suite are always available Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm and from 12pm - 8pm on Thursdays.

For all new care enquiries or to arrange your visit please call 01763 722340 All of the team at Melbourn Springs look forward to welcoming you at our home very soon.

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Home communities named and competition winner announced

Congratulations to Lynn Travis of Cambridge Road, Melbourn - winner of our home community naming competition at Melbourn Springs.

There were a high number of entries to choose the community names but Lynn based her choices very much on local history and tradition. She said, “As Melbourn was famous for all its fruit picking and beautiful orchards there could only be one choice for me – apples. The communities are named Ashmead, Bramley, Crispin, Elstar and Braeburn.”

As her prize Lynn received a £250 cheque that she will donate to Melbourn Area Youth Development. This organisation offers Youth Club Services as a unique collaborative project between Melbourn, Meldreth, Fowlmere and Shepreth Parish Councils, providing young people with life skills, counselling and fun activities that support independence and well-being.

Melbourn Springs General Manager, Karen Allen said, “We have been overwhelmed by the support from the local community since we arrived in Hyacinth Drive. As the home is named after the springs at the Bury and there is a nod to Duxford in the home design it seemed the perfect fit to select Lynn’s choice as we honour Melbourn’s agricultural history in our beautiful new home.”

The home’s marketing suite - open Tuesday to Sunday between 10am -5pm and on Thursday from 12pm - 8pm has already become a community meeting point - with many groups and organisations from Melbourn and surrounding villages being welcomed there for events and regular meetings. Teas and tours are always available at Melbourn Springs!

Home Services Advisor Dan Amis said: “Community engagement is an essential part of how we integrate our residents into their new home and help them get to know the neighbours around them as well as keep in touch with the people they have always known. Our doors will be open to all – Melbourn Springs will be a home just like any other in the village and everyone is welcome.”

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Royston Cave Arts Project

Dan our Home Services Advisor attended a presentation by Ellen Nowak from Kettle's Yard, Cambridge who are working with Marcus Coates to create a new arts project in Royston.

A group of local residents has been formed to use Royston Cave as a place to approach problem solving in imaginative ways and Marcus has been taking the group through some of his techniques to find insight into questions we find difficult to answer.

Marcus has had experience working in this way for many clients including City Hall (London), Tokyo City Council, the Mayor of Holon (Israel), The Mayor of Stavanger (Norway) and numerous business and community groups.

As requested - Dan popped down a question that the group are going to explore and the whole team at Melbourn Springs and our residents cannot wait to get involved to support the project which will be producing a film too!

On Tuesday 11th February between 5pm - 7pm at Royston Town Hall, the project are hosting a session for those aged 16 -19 to get involved creatively in the project - be it film making or even acting!

To book your place and to find out more about this amazing project please contact ellen@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk


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Marketing Suite second phase now open!

The second phase of our Marketing Suite at Melbourn Springs has now officially opened. Classic/Premium bedrooms - all complete with ensuites, luxurious Spa Baths, relaxing Lounges and our Lifestyle Enrichment room are all now available to view. Why not let us show you around our beautiful new home?!? Teas and Tours with our friendly team are always available - no appointment necessary!

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Upcoming events

Pre-book respite stays available up to a year in advance

At Melbourn Springs we know how difficult it can be to find a respite room which is why we always have rooms available to book even up to a year in advance! 

Marketing Suite second phase now open!

The second phase of our Marketing Suite at Melbourn Springs is now open! Join us Tuesday to Sunday from 10am-5pm and on Thursday from 12pm-8pm to learn more about what our new home has to offer.…