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On the northern edge of the historical city of Cambridge, Buchan House is a welcoming home providing both respite and long-term residential, residential dementia, dementia nursingfrail nursing and end of life care

We offer a bright and friendly environment with a lively, social atmosphere, underpinned by a dedicated team, many of whom live locally and in the surrounding areas.

Our home has a variety of communal spaces and when residents want to get involved, there is a variety of activities, entertainment and outings on offer, making it a truly stimulating place to live.

“I cannot speak highly enough of the staff who care for my mother. I visit regularly and they are always very gentle and kind. I have never witnessed staff being anything other than caring and helpful to all residents, whatever their disability. Indeed, they go above and beyond what is required of them.”

Relative of Resident

“The home provides regular entertainment, outings, activities for the residents. Food is good, the rooms are cleaned regularly, and the management very approachable. I feel fortunate that my mother is a resident there.”

Relative of Resident

“I have found all staff very friendly both towards Mum and ourselves when we're visiting.  We are always updated when we visited about her health and wellbeing, which is so reassuring.”

Relative of Resident

“The staff on my father’s unit are caring and skilled, they have infinite patience and make the effort to get to know the residents. I visit on a regular basis. I always know that he is safe and well looked after. I cannot thank the staff enough. He is very happy at Buchan House, communication with relatives is very good and the meals are excellent.”

Relative of Resident

“The carers in my father’s unit were not only professional, but compassionate and caring. The family was always made welcome at Buchan House and communication between us and the home was very good. Thank you for your commitment and ability to care.”

Relative of Resident

At a Glance

Our Home
  • 66 en-suite bedrooms, of which 59 feature an en-suite, and 7 feature an en-suite wet-room, situated in 3 care suites, arranged over 2 floors
  • Interconnecting rooms for couples who wish to live together
  • 2 gardens and a courtyard
  • Kitchenette available on each care suite – perfect for residents and families
  • Quiet room
  • Activities room with cinema area
  • Visitors welcome throughout the day
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Car parking
  • Pet visits, by arrangement
Services and Support
  • Residential care 
  • Residential dementia care
  • Dementia nursing care
  • Frail nursing care
  • End of life care
  • Reminiscence therapy, to stimulate memory and promote wellbeing
  • Hairdressing salon offering hair and nail treatments
  • Visiting chiropodist
  • Regular optician visits
  • GP room with once-weekly planned visits
  • Private or own GP, if preferred
  • Freshly prepared meals cooked within the home 
  • Full activities programme including chair-based exercises, music therapy, movie afternoons, live entertainment, art and crafts, visits by local community members and churches, regular outings to places of interest including the seaside, shops and local bird sanctuary.
Designed for living

Excelcare-Buchan-House-P1.jpgOur family-run care home is situated in a lovely building and designed to support each resident to live a high quality of life.

Each of our 66 bedrooms has an en-suite toilet, some have a full en-suite bathroom, supporting residents to remain as independent as possible. We also have several interconnecting bedrooms for couples who wish to continue living together. 

Bedrooms come fully-furnished and residents are encouraged to personalise them with their own belongings to create a space that is familiar and theirs to enjoy spending time in. 

The home has been flexibly designed to bring the people who live here together for quality time in the company of others – and to enable them to spend time on their own if that’s what they prefer. Throughout the building and grounds, different areas allow both privacy and socialising, from our communal lounges and activities room to our quiet room and pretty courtyard.

Our dining rooms provide the perfect place in which to socialise during mealtimes and enjoy the array of freshly prepared meals, which include residents’ favourites and cater to dietary and cultural needs, created by our in-house team.

A positive and fun place to live

Excelcare-Buchan-House-P2.jpgBuchan House has a truly unique atmosphere. Sociable and chatty, residents make our home a welcoming and comfortable place to live, with something going on every day to keep everyone engaged, entertained and connected. 

Our highly trained team members are experts at responding to individual needs with care and compassion. Passionate about giving quality care 24 hours a day, they provide a safe, homely environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

We all love to see people enjoying themselves, so we ensure there is a variety of opportunities to continue with existing hobbies or try something new. 

Our in-house Lifestyle Coordinator makes it happen, putting together a varied and lively calendar of activities and events, bringing residents together to enjoy a variety of opportunities from crafts, cooking and film screenings to trips to the seaside and shopping outings.

We also love to ensure special occasions are celebrated in style and organise parties to mark birthdays with friends and family.

We like to think that anything is possible at Buchan House, and go the extra mile to give everyone what they ask for – from activities and menu choices to preferences around how they receive their care and support. After all, it is their home. 

A holistic approach to care

Excelcare-Buchan-House-P3.jpgAt Buchan House, we ensure the health and wellbeing of the people who live here is being met through working in partnership with healthcare professionals; so that they can live an active and fulfilling life through participation in fun light exercise classes to help with mobility, happiness and wellbeing.

Our reminiscence therapy and music therapy sessions are great ways of supporting memory, especially for those living with dementia, whilst things like animal encounters and gardening, support people to feel contented and fulfilled.

We actively support residents to remain connected to the local community as we appreciate it helps give them a sense of purpose and belonging. 

With this in mind, we organise regular community events as well as visits from local toddler playgroups and high schools to bring different generations together over activities, games and simply through chatting to each other. We find these visits, in particular, benefit everyone involved.

We’re totally committed to taking care of every individual’s health, happiness and wellbeing – and bringing your loved one something to smile about every day.

Buchan House is just north of the historical city of Cambridge, easily accessible from the A14, A10 and M11. The nearest bus stop is a 5-minute walk away, with services to Peterborough, Huntingdon and the city centre. Cambridge train station is approximately 3 miles away.

Facebook-button.jpgHome Manager: Tanya Logan

Buchan House Care Home
Buchan Street
Cambridge CB4 2XL

Tel: 01223 712111

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