33 Woodley Lane

Romsey SO51 7JL

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Durban House Nursing Home

“Care at the heart of your community”

About Us


Durban House is a nursing home in Romsey caring for people over the age of fifty-five. Overlooking the town and the Abbey, Durban House is located at 33 Woodley Lane, set within its own well-sized landscaped grounds.

Durban House has established a reputation of providing care to local Residents with a more specialised focus on dementia and end of life care. The heart of the Home is the old house – ‘Durban’s’ – which dates from the turn of the last century. Over the years the house has benefitted from 2 extensions, the most recent of which provides a number of rooms with ensuite facilities and access directly into the garden.

Our aim at Durban House is to make everyone feel at home and part of our caring community. The small things really matter to us, and we are absolutely committed to helping people live well in a lively and homely, but most importantly, caring home.

Services We Offer

Our mission is to provide the best service, care and match

for you and your family

Dementia Care:

Dementia is an increasingly common diagnosis in older people, and is a term that is used to describe a range of conditions that affect the brain. Mostly commonly people have come across Alzheimer’s Disease, although there are other types of dementia that a person may develop. All types of dementia are associated with a decline in memory or thinking skills. Sometimes these symptoms may be relatively mild, sometimes they may affect people in a more significant way affecting their ability to perform everyday activities.
Durban House recognises the impact that dementia can have on an individual and their family and provides care and support to help understand the disease and its progression. A large part of our dementia care program uses Life Story work and Picture Boards to help us to get know to people better and to tell their stories.

Residential Care for Older People:

Often referred to as personal or social care, residential care services are provided by our care team who help more able people with washing and dressing as well as supporting meal times and medication administration. Often people will choose residential care at Durban House because they no longer want to live alone at home, or find living at home and maintaining a house too demanding.

Nursing Care:

Our team of nurses are able to provide care to people with more complex healthcare and rehabilitation needs. Nursing care is best described as care that requires a Registered Nurse to either undertake the care (such as complex wound dressing) or to supervise the care (for example the administration of certain medication regimes). Our nursing team provide a comprehensive 24 hour service and their primary focus is to provide personalised, therapeutic and enabling care, as well as supporting our care team.

Respite Care:

Short stay care (often referred to respite) is often required by people who need some support in between leaving hospital and returning home, or when family members who provide the usual care are going away on holiday.

Activities and Well-Being


Our activities programme is the beating heart of life at Durban House. Our Activities and Well-Being Coordinator provides a varied programme of activities that focuses on physical and mental well-being whilst at the same time being very entertaining. Regular visits from therapy animals and local musicians provide sensory activities, whilst baking and arts and crafts keeps the hands active. Photos and videos are used to aid memory sharing activities and the Home is alive with music and dancing much of the time. Keep up to date with our busy programme of events by following us on social media



Our Philosophy


Durban House sits in the heart of the local community. We want our Residents to be able to maintain their connection with the local community and get the most out of life at Durban House. We provide residential and nursing care for people over the age of 55 who we think could live well at Durban House.

We appreciate that many of our Residents cannot ‘do what they used to do’ and that sometimes mobility and confidence are not always what they once were. The team at Durban House has a good understanding of these issues and works with Residents and their families to find ways of helping Resident’s regain confidence and stay active and as independent as possible.

We want Durban House to be a home for life and our nursing team are able to provide more complex care and support Residents as their needs change. We work closely with GPs and the primary care network to ensure that we can meet changing health needs and provide caring and knowledgeable support as people move towards the end of their life.

Our Team


The team at Durban House is dedicated to providing the very best care. Our team members live locally to Durban House and play a key role in ensuring the Home is embedded in the community. We are committed to a high standard of care and high levels of training. All of our team members have achieved or are working through qualifications in health and social care. Our nurses and care team work closely with support staff to provide a holistic approach to care and a commitment to attention to detail. Lead by Karen Simmons our Home Manager we can’t wait to welcome to you Durban House.

Contact Us


You can contact us on our phone number or by sending us a message on our contact form

Call us on 01794 512332

Our Registered Manager is: Karen Simmons

Durban House Nursing Home
33 Woodley Lane
SO51 7JL

Tel: 01794 512332
Fax: 01794 517711
Email: [email protected]