Around the clock supervision

The number of staff employed at the Home is approximately 58.  This number includes qualified and experienced nursing staff, dedicated care staff and committed administrative staff, housekeepers, cooks & kitchen staff, laundry assistants and maintenance personnel.

The Home staff are selected for their qualities of skill, reliability, integrity, friendliness, kindness and professionalism.  They are carefully screened, having all had a DBS check and references which are always checked thoroughly.


We aim to provide an environment of structure and support. All room sizes comply with regulations set by CQC.  Each bedroom is supplied with a wardrobe, bedside cupboard with lockable drawer, chest of drawers, bed and comfortable chair.  We encourage residents to personalise their rooms with their own belongings.   Residents have access to two lifts within the Home, which also accommodate wheelchairs.  There are five bathrooms and  one  shower wet room.   All baths are equipped with bath hoists.



‘Nurse calls’ in every room

All rooms have a nurse-call system giving reassurance of assistance as and when needed. Locks can be fitted to the door upon request.  The Home is equipped with  a WanderGuard system to ensure the safety of any resident who may try to wander outside the Home.

Therapeutic activities

The Home employs a qualified  Mobility Co-ordinator and an Aromatherapist who visit regularly.  Both have undergone DBS checks.   The Home policy on ‘therapeutic activities’ takes into account the resident’s interests, skills, experiences, personality and medical conditions. The Home offers a wide range of activities designed to encourage residents to keep mobile.




An Activities Co-ordinator is employed during the week to work with the residents.  The Activities Co-ordinator and staff encourage and help residents to pursue their hobbies and interests.  Playing games, armchair exercises, art & design,  music & sing-alongs, reminiscence reading, poetry, health & beauty and chatting to residents are all activities which staff regularly engage in with the residents.

The Home operates its own regular religious services throughout the year. However, clients are encouraged to either attend services or invite their own religious personnel to the Home. Private lounges are made available for religious consultations.  If services are outside the Home, residents are encouraged to attend with relatives or friends. 

Local GP welcome

Bakewell Cottage has regular visits from the local Bakewell General Practitioners.  All residents are encouraged to maintain regular contact with the local GP’s. Visits by private doctors, dentists, opticians and physiotherapists can be arranged on request.




Our chefs provide tasty and nutritious meals at Bakewell Cottage and respond enthusiastically to suggestions, ideas and specific requirements from residents.  Meals are prepared daily using fresh organic produce whenever seasonally possible.  Specific dietary requirements can be accommodated on request.

Full housekeeping and laundry service

Bakewell Cottage has a full housekeeping and laundry service to keep everything fresh and clean.



Other services (at an additional charge)

  • A hairdresser visits the Home weekly.   
  • A chiropodist visits the Home monthly. 
  • Delivery of newspapers and magazines can be arranged.

Privacy & Dignity

Staff are trained to strive, preserve and maintain the dignity, individuality and privacy of all residents within a warm and caring atmosphere, and, in so doing, will be sensitive to the residents’ ever changing needs.