The Residential Care Home

Across the courtyard from the flats is the home, with full residential care facilities. On the first floor are four single rooms with en-suite bathrooms. These are served by a stair lift. On the ground floor are single rooms, one of which could be used as double, if required. The ground floor rooms all have a wash hand basin, but bathrooms (fitted with overbath showers and Apollo bath) and toilets are close-by.

Charges to residents vary depending upon the room occupied. It is the Trustees' policy to keep charges as low as possible consistent with covering all the costs. The current charges are set out on a separate sheet.

The Home has a large sitting room with adjoining year round conservatory and dining room. There is also a small sitting area in the hall overlooking the courtyard. Residents of the Home are also free to use the quiet sitting room adjoining the flats if they wish. Seats are placed around the grounds for use in fine weather.

As Edwina Mountbatten House is in the centre of Romsey, many residents enjoy the freedom of being able to walk into the Town Centre for shopping or to visit clubs or other facilities the Town has to offer.

More about the Home
The Trust aims to provide a secure and happy home for men and women which respects each resident's privacy and dignity, taking into account each individual's needs of care. 

The care home will not provide nursing care.

Residents' meetings are held every three months, when all residents have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss matters affecting the Home.

Relatives and friends of residents are welcome to visit at any time. With prior notice, a meal can be provided at a small charge. The single guest room is available for residents' visitors who wish to stay overnight, also for a small charge. All the rooms have phone points. There is also a cordless phone available for residents use if required for a small charge.

Activities are organised within the Home on a regular basis, which residents can take part in if they wish.

Local clergy officiate at religious services held in the Home each month, including a separate day for communion for those who wish to participate. Residents are also encouraged to attend local church services if they wish.

For a direct payment, a visiting hairdresser is available once a week and a chiropodist every six weeks. The Home also has a dentist and an optician who will visit on request.

Various events are held throughout the year, including visits and outings. Normally there will be a Summer Fair and Christmas Fair, and shortly before Christmas the Trust hosts a social event to which all residents and their friends and relations are invited.

The ground floor has 14 rooms.

The first floor has 4 rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. The first floor is served by stairs and stair lift.

All rooms are currently used as singles, but use of a larger room as a double would be considered if two residents requested it.