The Gables Care Home
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    "We have been awarded a 'Good Rating' by the CQC ... Congratulations to all our staff"
    Geoffrey & Paula ... March 2017

Welcome To Our Home

The Gables Care Home specialises in residential person centred and dementia care. This tranquil home is situated near to shops and the town and is within easy reach of public transport. Qualified carers offer residents and their families the support they need during what many find as trying times. Our home has been adapted to provide a warm and comfortable environment for each of our elderly residents. We are situated in a quiet area of Chesterfield and in private ownership. The property is tastefully decorated to provide that homely feel.

About Us

We provide person centred care. Carers want to get to know their residents and their families, thus enabling them to look after the whole person and not just to concentrate on the task in hand. We welcome residents who are privately financed and those funded by Chesterfield Local Authorities. Fees depend on the particular accommodation chosen and the care needs of the resident. Additional services requested by the resident or their nominated representative can be provided

Social Activities:

Are an important part of the daily life at our home. The Activities Organiser develops individual activity schedules tailored to the personal lives and interests of our residents. We provide a mix of weekly activities from entertainment to workshops, days out and social events.

  List of Activities:

♦  Art and crafts workshops
♦  Music and dance activities
♦  Bingo, concerts and quizzes
♦  Occupational therapy
♦  Manicure and pedicure
♦  Outings to local shops

♦  Hairdressing
♦  Visits to local restaurants
♦  Reminiscences
♦  Singing
♦  Pamper Sessions
♦  Chair Football

Staff Attendance:

With our staff on hand at all times, each activity is designed to mentally & physically stimulate our residents, and to enhance their quality of life and wellbeing. This helps our staff to get to know each and every resident, and take pride in listening, understanding and responding to their needs.

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  • The Gables
  • Heath Road
  • Holmewood
  • Chesterfield
  • Derbyshire
  • England  S42 5RJ  UK
  • Tel:  0845 548 8733
  • Mob:  n/a

Care Home Proprietor:
Geoffrey Holcombe

Registered Care Manager:
Paula Marchant

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Participation is entirely voluntary and families can take part if they wish. To further improve their feeling of well-being we provide our residents with weekly visits from local hairdressers, chiropodists, and local religious leaders of all denominations.

Care Matters:

Finding the right care home for yourself or a loved one can be a difficult process, particularly when it comes to the question of how you'll fund the care provided.
With so much to think about it's easy to feel overwhelmed but we're here to help you get started and try to simplify the home finding process. We are a leading care publisher and if you need help talk to one of our care team, they will endeavour to point you in the right direction.
As already mentioned care funding is an important factor to be taken into consideration. Long term care reform is very much on the agenda and elderly care matters even more as we are all living longer thus placing a bigger burden on the care sector.
In a recent report commissioned by the British Geriatric Society it estimated that there were 375,260 elderly people living in care homes in England, of whom 76 per cent were women.
It also warned that many primary care trusts assume that once patients are in residential homes they no longer need NHS care. So the reality is that more elderly ladies than elderly gentlemen will benefit from residential care services in the future.
Registered care providers are very much feeling the strain and this is supported by the fact that care workers are no longer in plentiful supply. Personalised care is at the heart of what care home owners do best. Many homes deliver a comprehensive range of care under one roof, including dementia, nursing and respite care.
It is appreciated that no two elderly residents are the same, but compassionate experienced carers & nurses ensure that each person receives the care that's tailored to their individual needs and wishes.
Dual-registered care homes are worth considering because they accept residents who need both personal care as well as nursing care. This means that someone who initially just needs personal care but later needs nursing care won't have to change homes when the time comes.
When people do need to arrange care, it is generally due to a crisis in their circumstances. It's very difficult to predict what care opportunities will be available and therefore to plan ahead is a must.
Nowadays, councils are rationing services by only offering support to people with very high levels of care needs. At this time people with fewer needs, who might once have received a few hours of 'home help' or a visit to a day care centre, usually get nothing.
According to the latest care statistics, families are seeking at home care services more than ever before. From dementia care and short stay care, respite breaks to registered nursing support. Care agencies now offer many different types of assistance to people in their own homes.
Ideally there should be a minimum level of care available to all, and especially to those who need it most and an integrated care programme is called for to deliver this.
The Gables Care Home
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    "The food is extremely appetising, very generous portions and all diets are catered for"
    Holly K ... June 2017

Home Dining

At The Gables, we firmly believe that people ought to eat the food they enjoy. A dietician might pull their hair our but we continue to adhere to the view that the enjoyment of food takes preference over healthy eating though hopefully the two things are not always in opposition.

We give food a very high priority. The main reason is, that it is one pleasure we can all enjoy, and secondly we have found that older people, especially when alone, just can't be bothered to prepare food for themselves so eating an appetising range of food is a vital aspect of feeling better.

All meals are prepared in the modern kitchen using fresh ingredients. Special diets are catered for and residents suggestions regarding the variety of the menus are encouraged.

Meals may be taken our elegant dining room, or in the residents own room if preferred. We at The Gables are exceedingly flexible and are more than happy to accommodate your routine. You may choose to continue your routine or adapt to life within our home.

Meal Times:

  • Breakfast : 07:00 - 09:00
  • Morning Tea/Coffee : 10:30 - 11:00
  • Lunch : 12:00 - 13:30
  • Afternoon Tea/Coffee : 15:00 - 15:30
  • Supper : 17:00 - 17:30
  • Evening Drinks : 20:00



  • Fruit Juices - orange, grapefruit or tomato
  • Selection of cereals, including porridge
  • Natural or Fruit Yoghurts
  • Hot Toast, served with a selection of jams and marmalades
  • Bacon, eggs, sausages, beans or tomatoes
  • Tea or Coffee

Lunch: - (Wine is also available on request)

  • Chicken Chasseur served with duchess potatoes and a selection of fresh vegetables
  • Poached cod with parsley sauce, baby new potatoes and a selection of fresh vegetables
  • Salads
  • Freshly made salads complimented with your choice of cheese, ham, salmon or tuna
  • Desserts
  • Home made bread and butter pudding with custard
  • Ice cream or yoghurt
  • Cheese and biscuits


  • Smoked haddock
  • Various selection of sandwiches
  • Homemade tomato and basil soup
  • Creme caramel, Ice cream, Yoghurt or cheese and biscuits

The menus are varied on a daily basis and of course are different during the summer and winter periods.

Most meats and vegetables are locally and organically sourced and all of the eggs we use are free range. We make all our own cakes, puddings and pastries and have now added freshly made hot soups, served with oven baked rolls, all of which are homemade on the premises.

For prospective residents, we invite them and their relatives to come and have lunch with us and sample our wonderful cuisine.

Swanage continental breakfast

Swanage cooked breakfast

Swanage dessert

Swanage roast dinner

Swanage cheese & biscuits

The Gables Care Home
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    "The home is very good, with views to gardens and in a lovely quiet and peaceful area"
    George L ... July 2017


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    "The home is very good, with views to gardens and in a lovely quiet and peaceful area"
    George L ... July 2017

Home Praises

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    "Overall, I have been very pleased with the care my aunt has received at the Gables"
    Abby ... July 2017

Home Images

Front view of our care home

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One of the resident's rooms

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One of our regular visitors

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Enjoying a meal

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A view of the garden

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Anyone for lunch?

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Helping us to keep fit

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Playing hide and seek

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    "Just one of the delightful little visitors to our garden"

Home Contacts

The Gables - Room and Staff Vacancies  ...  We currently have a bed vacancy for a lady or gentleman and if you wish to make an enquiry please telephone our Registered Care Manager.

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All visitors are made very welcome when they visit our home. If you would like to make an appointment you can fill out the Contact form or phone our Administrator. Should you prefer us to call you, email us with your chosen time & date and we will phone you as rquested.

  • The Gables Care Home
  • Heath Road
  • Holmewood
  • Chesterfield
  • Derbyshire
  • England  S42 5RJ  UK
  • Tel:  0845 548 8733
  • Mob:  n/a

Our home is committed to making sure that our residents enjoy as much independence as possible within the safe environment under our control and is dedicated to ensuring they benefit from a feeling of wellbeing within our home.

Our Administrators are listed below awaiting your enquiry:

Care Home Proprietor

Geoffrey Holcombe

Registered Care Manager

Paula Marchant

Home Location

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Swanage Travel Information

For the resident's families and friends that that do not live locally we have provided the following information to help them with their travel arrangements. If you are travelling by British Rail click here chesterfield nearest train station. Nearby bus services can be obtained by clicking here chesterfield bus timetable, and finally local taxi services can be located by clicking here chesterfield taxi services. We wish you a safe journey.

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