Southerndown Care Home

Worcester Road,

Chipping Norton,



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Care enquiries 01608 433 042
New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm
All other calls 01608 644 129

Southerndown Care Home in Chipping Norton

We are situated in the beautiful market town of Chipping Norton in the gorgeous, rolling Cotswold Hills in the district of Oxfordshire, about 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Banbury and 18 miles (29 km) northwest of Oxford. We provide 24-hour nursing care and personal support to frail older people, people with long term illnesses, people with sensory deficits and people living with dementia, who are cared for in our specialist ‘Memory Lane’ community.

Our approach to care is based on careful assessments leading to a personalised and regularly reviewed care plan. Drawn up with the individual concerned and with relatives the care plan provides the basis for medical and rehabilitative work, making sure that dietary needs and preferences are met and the basis for our activities work, which we see as the heart of what we do - to keep up to date with our latest activities and events, please keep popping back to our website to see what we have been up to and what is coming up.

From the minute you enter Southerndown, you will feel the warmth radiating from the caring and homely atmosphere we provide. We want everyone who comes to stay or visit to have a wonderful, memorable experience.

Please feel free to drop in at any time, no appointment needed. Or just come along and have a coffee and a chat to see what we are all about. We hope to welcome you to Southerndown very soon.

Types of care

Southerndown provides person-centred nursing care for people in need of support or for individuals living with dementia. We understand that each resident has individual needs that we need to tailor our care to, so our services are designed to provide the very best for each of them, based on their personal requirements, and to help them maintain as much independence as possible. In our latest CQC inspection we received an overall outcome of 'Good'.

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Nursing Care

Dementia Care

Respite / Short Stay


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


  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Activity room
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • Laundry


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


  • Double rooms
  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • En-suite toilet plus bath/shower

Our Team

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

Ella Solomon

General Manager

Hi, my name is Ella and I am the General Manager here at Southerndown. Welcome to our website.

Here at Southerndown, we ensure dignity and quality care is always our top priority. We are a home that listens to the views of our residents. My door is always open, and I will always make time to have a chat with residents, families and visitors.

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Letty Marton

Head of Unit

Letty is our Head of Unit. She is a strong leader who supports her team to deliver the highest quality of care, with dignity and respect at all times, where resident choice is paramount. 

She loves her job and always does her best to ensure every day is a happy day, and that the staff are always smiling, singing and most of all caring!

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Amando Vergara

Head of Memory Lane

Amando has been managing the Memory Lane unit since 2007 and is a dedicated specialist in dementia care. Amando leads by example and ensures his team deliver high class quality care, with all the family or friends involved and supporting.

Memory Lane is where we learn all the special recollections of all our residents and use them to help make each day a good day and a happy day!

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Bridget Lane


Here at Southerndown I am responsible for all the administration within the home, both for the residents and the staff, supported by my dedicated colleagues Eva and Ruth.
Relatives often pop in to see me and I enjoy listening to them learning more about the residents- which helps me develop a more special understanding of them personally.
It's never quiet here and there is always something happening and joining in with the fun is key to making the day go well for everyone.

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Stephen Flowers

Head Chef

Stephen Flower has been a chef for 37 years, working in hotels, restaurants and in residential care. Stephen clearly loves cooking for residents, and ensures that high quality menus are available according to the needs of all individual residents.

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Stacey Davies

Activities Coordinator

Stacey has been with Southerndown since 2013.

There is always something happening here and its never dull. We have our own choir and often invite the schools singing clubs and professional choir groups to join us. Peter and Winston are our pet Rabbits and provide many adventures for us, particularly when they escape. We have gardening groups, trips out in the mini bus, quiz days and art therapy amongst the many things we enjoy to do.

I get so much pleasure seeing the residents happy and staff joining in with them.

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Sue Busby

Head Housekeeper

I have been with Southerndown since 2001 and Head Housekeeper since 2007.

I love my job and enjoy seeing the residents happy, my team work well together and ensure attention to detail is paramount. It’s sometimes the little things we do that makes such a big difference to quality of comfort for the residents in our care.

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Life at Southerndown 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

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & events


Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilties

Care and facilities

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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What people say about us

Southerndown Care Home

CQC Overall rating


24 November 2016

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