Alverstoke House Nursing Home

20 Somervell Close
Hampshire PO12 2BX

Telephone: (023) 9251 0254

Provider Name: Alverstoke House Nursing Home
Care home beds: 30

Care Types: Care Home with NursingOlder PeoplePhysical Disability

Over these 24 years, Alverstoke House has integrated into the local community providing care for many local Residents and a lot of our current residents are through referral. We have built up an excellent reputation in the local area.

Alverstoke House Care Home with Nursing

The two original buildings in which the business is based were built on the National Children’s Home site off Clayhall Road in 1980. More information about the National Children’s Home at Alverstoke can be found at

When Abbey Homes bought the National Children’s Home site soon after for development into housing it was decided the two buildings were too recently built to be knocked down so the Council looked for somebody to buy the buildings who wanted to run a business which would benefit the local area and to local services.

Mrs Janet Hudson R.G.N, R.M. bought the buildings converting them for use as a nursing home. Alverstoke House Nursing Home opened in 1985 originally as two buildings one offering residential care the other nursing care.

In the last 24 years the two buildings were joined together and extended to create one purpose built caring home, originally for the children and now for the elderly.

Over these 24 years, Alverstoke House has integrated into the local community providing care for many local Residents and a lot of our current residents are through referral. We have built up an excellent reputation in the local area.

For the last five years we have been giving Clinical Placement to Army Healthcare Assistants from The Royal Hospital Haslar, we also provide work experience for students from St. Vincent college who wish to take up a career in care.

Alverstoke House Care Home with Nursing within Alverstoke village

Alverstoke House is 200 metres from Alverstoke Village (,

The village is very quiet and picturesque with a post office, antique shop, newsagent, hardware shop, tea shop, fish and chip shop, pub and hairdressers

We are also 500 metres from Stokes Bay which has a sailing club and two beach side café’s. Stokes Bay has views of the Isle of Wight, including Ryde, Fishbourne and Osbourne House. It has nice walks in a nature reserve which is ideal for residents and their friends and family. There is also windsurfing, kayaking, sailing and swimming. Overlooking Stokes Bay is the Alverbank Hotel which does afternoon tea, and has a nice garden with views over the Isle of Wight.

Alverstoke House is one mile from Gosport High Street, which has all the usual high street facilities, and the Gosport Ferry which crosses Portsmouth Harbour into the mainline train station. From here trains go to London Waterloo, Southampton, Chichester, Fareham, Winchester and Bournemouth. It is also a short walk to the Gun Wharf Shopping Centre and Cinema, the Isle of Wight car ferry and hovercraft.

We have nearby the Submarine Museum, Haslar Naval Hospital and the explosion museum.

We are situated about 20 minutes drive from M27 junction 11 down the A32 southbound.

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Last updated 16 January 2018
We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection checked whether the provider was meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to look at the overall quality of the service, and to provide a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.

The inspection was unannounced and was carried out on 30 November 2017 by an inspector, a specialist advisor in the care of older people and those living with dementia and an expert by experience. An expert by experience is a person who has personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses this type of service.

Before the inspection, the provider completed a Provider Information Return (PIR). This is a form that asks the provider to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and the improvements they plan to make. We reviewed the information in the PIR, along with other information that we held about the service including previous inspection reports and notifications. A notification is information about important events, which the service is required to send us by law.

We spoke with nine people using the service and two relatives. We observed care and support being delivered in communal areas of the home. We spoke with three members of care staff, two nurses, the chef, an activities co-ordinator, the deputy manager and the provider. At the time of the inspection the registered manager was on holiday and we spoke with them by telephone on their return, after the inspection had been completed.

We looked at care plans and associated records for seven people using the service, staff duty records and other records related to the running of the service, such as, three recruitment files, records of complaints, accidents and incidents, policies and procedures and quality assurance records.

The home was last inspected in December 2016, where we identified a breach of Regulation 12 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014, in respect of the safe management of medicines and it was rated requires improvement.

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