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CQC Custom Outstanding Rating - Etheldred.pngOpened in Spring 2021, Butterfly House is a newly constructed supported living environment. Situated in the historical Histon village, just north of Cambridgeshire, the contemporary Butterfly House offers high-quality, personalised care to people living with early-onset dementia and their families/care partners.

At Butterfly House, we offer the reassurance of round-the-clock care and support from our highly trained, friendly team, paired with a purposeful, social and enriching lifestyle, to be enjoyed in a modern, small welcoming home.

We seek to support each person in a ‘home away from home’ creating a family feel whilst providing quality care which meets the individual needs of each person. The people who live here are supported to maintain independence, as they enjoy a balance of relaxation, leisure and companionship.

Relax and unwind with friends in our cosy communal space

Socialise and create special memories in our dedicated family room

Spend your personal time in your own safe haven - a modern and expertly decorated private room

At a Glance

A safe haven with plenty of open space
  • 9 beautifully decorated bedrooms, each with a private en-suite and walk-in shower, designed with freedom of movement in mind.
  • One double room that can cater for loved ones who wish to stay overnight
  • A communal spa bathroom
  • Set across 3 floors
Opportunities to make new friends in our community hubs
  • Large, open plan lounge and kitchen area
  • Wheelchair access to a beautiful, secure garden area furnished with chairs and outdoor dining space
  • An exterior cabin with a flexible interior, for people to enjoy hobbies or family time
  • Space to grow plants and do a spot of gardening
Services and Support
  • Early onset dementia care for people aged 18-65
  • Onsite chef who will prepare fresh, homecooked meals every day, to be enjoyed in the dining area or bedroom, if preferred
  • The ability to make home cooked food, supported by the team
  • Private dining in own room, if preferred
  • Full activities programme including entertainment, art and craft activities, reading circle, movie afternoons, regular day trips out and visits from local colleges, schools and churches, depending on peoples choices every day
  • People who wish to remain active are encouraged to help with cleaning, laundry, garden maintenance and other activities of daily living
  • Becoming part of our local community is very important and people will be supported to shop, socialise and experience everyday life in the community that surrounds us
Other features
  • Car parking
  • Wi-fi available
  • Pets are welcome (subject to assessment)
  • Access to facilities situated in Etheldred House Care Home, which neighbours Butterfly House
Supporting you and your family


With family values at our heart, it is not only important to us that we are truly supporting each individual, but also that we are working in partnership with   family/care partners through what can sometimes be an emotional and  tough journey with the  onset of dementia at a young age.

We understand that when someone is diagnosed with dementia, it does not only affect that person, but also the whole family. People who live with young onset dementia have very different needs to older people with dementia, and families often find that advice for this age-specific condition is few and far-between.

We encourage family and friends to play an active role in the care & support of their loved one. Our dedicated team are fully qualified to provide  information and support to help with the issues which younger people living with dementia can face, and will always be available to have a conversation, answer any questions or provide information that will help families to support loved ones in the best possible way.

Every day is different


Whether it be through art, music, writing, purposeful activity or socialising, the people who live here are encouraged to be themselves, and there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing how to spend each day. With 32 years of experience in dementia care, our kind and caring team members will support people to live to the fullest; enriching their wellbeing in an environment where there is continuous respect for their individuality, privacy and dignity.

We organise a meaningful and entertaining activity programme, which changes daily. While we strive to provide a varied and age-appropriate programme of activities for the people living here to enjoy together. We also understand that how individuals feel each day may influence what people choose to do; whether it is quiet time in our bright and safe gardens, relaxing in the airy open-plan lounge, or joining in with others. Our garden is also home to a new cabin where people can choose to enjoy creative activities such as painting and crafting, or use the space as a café to enjoy quality time with their loved ones.

At Butterfly House, we also support an active and healthy lifestyle, so gym equipment can be available onsite and fresh, nutritious meals are provided daily by our dedicated, onsite chefs.

Many of the people living at Butterfly House discover a renewed sense of wellbeing through socialising and gaining new friendships, all while learning new skills and enjoying all that life here has to offer.

Care planning in partnership

Butterfly-House-9893.jpgOur commitment to providing quality care and delivering above and beyond best practice is at the heart of everything we do. This has been recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who last inspected the home in 2017 and recognised us as ‘OUTSTANDING in Caring’.

Our care plans keep each individual at the centre of all that we do, and our team see the people who live at Butterfly House as extended family. As part of our investment in each individual, we seek to support each person in a ‘home away from home’, creating a lifestyle where providing quality care meets the individual needs of each person. We approach this by becoming a partner in the individuals’ journey and seek to enable relationships built on trust.

In partnership with each individual and their wider family, we work together to truly recognise each person’s individuality - not only respecting their rights to voice opinions and make choices but encourage the voice of the individual through each step of their care & support plan. Getting to know each other is key and so we will help you to share the persons’ life story which in turn helps us to see the real person coming to live with us.

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Summary Record

In the close-knit community village of Histon, five miles north of Cambridge City, Butterfly House is just a five-minute walk to the local shops, restaurants, supermarket, pubs, post office and bank.

Our home is under ten minutes’ drive from the A14, A428 and A10, which offers easy access to East Anglia, the Midlands and London, and just a short bus ride to Cambridge Station.

General Manager: Santall Horn

Butterfly House
C/O Etheldred House Care Home
Clay Street
CB24 9EY

Tel: 01223 236079

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