Here at West Abbey we provide high quality 24-hour nursing and residential care.  We offer expert care for people with dementia in our Memory lane Community.  We also have a facility for younger people with physical disabilities. All our rooms are wheelchair accessible and have en-suite facilities.

We have lots to offer - including onsite hairdresser, physiotherapy and our activities team offer entertainment and activities to suit our residents needs, including gardening, baking and regular outings.

West Abbey have been in partnership with Life Circles since 2012. Life circles is a new film to be released this year, capturing the 'inspirtational and poignant journey of the experiences of three dance artists working in care homes'. Please see the video below for a taster of things to come.

So why not give us a call and arrange a visit and see for yourself!

Life at West Abbey Care Centre

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.

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Our team

Our staff are the face of our home, so it is important that each of them embodies the values of Barchester and genuinely loves looking after others. The high level of care they provide, combined with the unique personalities that they bring to the home, are what makes us stand out amongst the rest.

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Stanley Haruzivishe

General Manager

The Registered Manager of West Abbey Care Centre is Stanley Haruzivishe.

Stanley holds both Registered General Nurse (RGN) and Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) qualifications and has been a nurse since 1978. In addition to his nursing qualifications, Stanley holds a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc with honours) in Business Administration from Manchester and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Cleveland Ohio in the USA. Stanley joined Barchester and West Abbey as a General Manager in April 2010.

He had prior to that been a Regional Manager for a large provider of care in England and Wales for 7 years and had prior to that worked as Manager of a Care Home in Manchester for two years. Stanley has also worked as a Charge Nurse in the intensive Care unit at Hope Hospital in Manchester.

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Our 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.

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

Our approach to food and nutrition


  • En-suite rooms
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Night bite menu


  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • Laundry
  • Landscaped gardens


  • 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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