James Burns House
We specialise in supporting people who have varying needs as a result of physical and long term neurological conditions including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, head/brain injury, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, neuropathic, spina bifida & hydrocephalus and stroke.
Our care teams are highly skilled and trained to deliver specialist care and have significant experience with medication administration, tissue viability management and the provision of end of life care. The full-time support we provide is flexible and designed to help build skills, inspire confidence and encourage people to live more independently. We work directly with each individual to develop a personalised support programme based on their needs, wishes and aspirations.
This includes personal care, health & wellbeing programmes, community engagement, enablement, volunteering & activities and respite packages. we can also provide assistance with physiotherapy where the community physiotherapist have put an exercise plan in place.
I trained as a nurse and midwife in Northamptonshire. I moved to London where I was the Deputy Manager of a residential care home.
I moved to Bournemouth in 1999 and took up my position at James Burns House as the Service Manager, then working for Leonard Cheshire and subsequently for Valorum Care in August 2019 when they bought the home. I completed my first degree at Bournemouth University in Interprofessional Health and Social studies and then my Masters Degree through Leeds University in Disability Studies. I also have my City and Guilds Level 4 in Health and Social Care, Registered Managers Award and level 4 in Management.
- Two units – Sunnymead and Hudson Walk
- Two lounges/dining rooms/kitchenettes
- Large car park
- Communal TVs in each lounge
- Residents computer suite
- WiFi available to most of the home
- Wash hand basins in each room
- Doors to the outside as well as inside
- Large gardens
- Call bell system
- 24/7 support staff in place
- Disabled Parking
- Wide Corridors
- Disabled Access to Gardens
The care provided is brilliant and the carers love the residents like family. The home is all on one level which makes for easy access and movement for the residents. The bedrooms recently have been refurbished. The home is clean, the food is good, the care given is fab and generally, all in all, I feel happy with everything.