Pendruccombe House Residential & Nursing Home

Pendruccombe House is a 31 bedded nursing home and a 23 bedded residential home, also providing respite and day care.

The homes are privately owned by Mr Roger Smallridge and Mrs Nicky Smallridge who are very supportive of the Homes needs and are in regular attendance at the home.

The Matron and Registered manager is Mrs Sue Briggs, who is responsible for the day to day running of the home.

In the nursing home there is always a registered nurse on duty and all of our care staff in both homes are encouraged to work towards NVQ level 2, 3 and 5 in the Heath and Social Care.

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide high quality care to all our residents in a relaxed and homely atmosphere.
  • To work with the residents, their families and other care team members to promote the most holistic approach to care.
  • To enable residents, wherever possible, to maintain their independence and links with friends, family and the local community.


Nursing and Medical Care
  • Individual Care plans
  • Personal Key worker
  • Access to a G.P. 24 Hours a day
  • Specialist Nurse Involvement
  • Opticians Visits twice a year
  • Dietician involvement
  • Chiropody services
  • Physiotherapy services
Nursing and Medical Care
  • Palliative care
  • Activities and Entertainment
  • In – house activities co-ordinator
  • Monthly Communion Service
  • Visitors participation/ open visiting (except during protected mealtimes)
  • Variety of activities, entertainment and outings
Safety and Specialist features
  • 24 hour nurse call system
  • Smoke detectors
  • Thermostatic radiators
  • Full lift
  • Indoor and Outdoor wheelchair access
  • Hoists and fully equipped bath/shower rooms
  • Ensuite facilities in a majority of bedrooms


General facilities
  • TV lounges
  • Full laundry service
  • 2 wet rooms
  • Personal furniture and possessions encouraged
  • Companion rooms available
  • Weekly Hairdresser
Dining facilities
  • Daily change of menu, including choices
  • Choice to eat in dining room, lounge or bedroom
  • Meals may be served outside during the summer months
  • Assistance with meals available when required, beverages available throughout the day
  • Specialised, vegetarian and other diets catered for
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Sitting areas with shade provided
  • Pathways suitable for wheelchairs
  • Raised beds for residents to grow plants and vegetables
  • Ongoing sensory garden project