The Laurels

Walnut Drive , Winsford, Cheshire CW7 3HH
Telephone: 01606 593 048

Type of care: Residential
Beds: 40
Specialist care categories: DE


The Laurels

Welcome to The Laurels

The Laurels is a purpose-built home enjoying an excellent reputation in the local area. As well as residential and short stay care, it offers day care facilities and two specialist households for people with dementia, located within dedicated wings of the home. Each household caters for 10-12 residents. The Laurels is situated within a mile of Winsford town centre and is well served by local amenities.There are 40 single bedrooms, including three with en-suite facilities. All rooms have television points. There are a number of attractive lounge areas throughout the home. One lounge is fitted with a hearing loop, a discreet device to improve sound reception and aid those with hearing difficulties. There is a spacious dining area, or residents can choose to have their meal served in their own room if they prefer. There are also a number of kitchenettes around the home, which residents can use to prepare their own snacks or light meals if they wish. Residents at The Laurels also have use of extensive garden areas, all of which are easily accessed by wheelchair. These include a small summer house, a greenhouse and vegetable patch.

Additional services available to residents include a hairdresser who visits on a weekly basis, and newspaper and magazine deliveries which are arranged through a local newsagent. These services are charged on a weekly basis as used. There is also a shop trolley service for items such as greetings cards, toiletries, drinks and confectionery.

Activities at The Laurels are varied and regular, and enable residents to take advantage of facilities within the home, as well as involving the local community. Regular in house activities include arts and crafts, dominoes and cards, bingo, sing-a-longs, manicures, quizzes, a monthly social evening, a monthly bring and buy sale and regular visits from the local library. Residents are also able to enjoy gardening and use of the dedicated computer for residents. The Laurels also encourages animals into the home and is part of the Pets as Therapy scheme, enjoying regular visits from dog, Sam.

The Laurels operates Marvellous Mealtimes and aims to make meals as pleasant and positive an occasion as possible. There is a varied and wholesome menu, and all special dietary requirements and preferences are catered for. Healthy snacks and drinks are vailable throughout the day, and the hot meal of the day is served at lunchtime.

There is a monthly in-house Church of England communion service at The Laurels. There are also a number of churches of other denominations in the local area, which can be attended by residents.

The Laurels is well located on the Greville Estate in Winsford, within walking distance of a number of amenities. These include Wharton Park & Bowling Green, Winsford United Football Club, a post office, hairdresser, mini supermarket, library and Wharton and Trinity churches. The Laurels in also on the bus route to the main shopping centres in Winsford, Northwich and Crewe.

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My wife has now been a resident at The Laurels (Cherry Household Dementia unit) for over 6 months now and I can confidently say that the Laurels is an excellent care home. What really makes The Laurels so good is quite simply the staff that that work there. Since 22nd August 2016 when my wife arrived I have visited her every day and on every occasion, I have been welcomed so warmly by the staff and also asked how I am. The staff work tirelessly and with great care and compassion for the residents and I have witnessed first hand some loving care and affection many times. Residents are always clean and healthy and their rooms are cleaned every day. The whole home is extremely clean and is a credit to the cleaning staff that work there. The one key thing is that my wife is very happy there and it has also become my 2nd home. The care my wife has received so far has given her a new lease of life. I cannot recommend The Laurels highly enough and actually now feel lucky we found it.


The staff are always pleasant and helpful and attend to the residents very well. There does seem to be a shortage of staff at some peak times but they cope well with all the tasks they have. The rooms are nice and always kept clean and tidy. The food and dining area are good with a varied menu each day.


My mum has been a resident in The Laurels for 2 years. She is lovingly cared for with nothing being too much trouble and most importantly, she is very happy. All the staff love her and the kindness they show go way beyond what is expected of their roles. They treat Mum as they would their own Grandmother and that says it all. There is a lot of shared laughter and singing and dancing! All the staff know Mum and greet her with joy and tenderness which shows what a lovely team the staff are, obviously involving everyone who works there in all aspects of care. I am so grateful that Mum is in such a wonderful place and leave after each visit with a feeling of contentment. Thank you again for all that you do. All the staff are like a family. There is a genuine bond between them all, making a happy home for the residents.


My wife has been suffering from Dementia for approx 6 years and in October 2015 I visited the Laurels with my sons with a view that when a room became available I would apply. As soon as we entered the building we were put at ease the staff were very friendly and helpful and showed us all we needed to see. My wife was accepted and has been with them for seven months, the care and understanding shown to her has been excellent and I cannot praise the staff and management too highly. I would recommend the Laurels without reservation.

Services and Facilities

  • Convalescent Care
  • Day Care
  • Respite Care
  • Own GP if required
  • Own Furniture if required
  • Close to Local shops
  • Near Public Transport
  • Lift access
  • Wheelchair access
  • Gardens for residents
  • Residents Kitchenette
  • Pets by arrangement
  • Phone Point in own room/Mobile
  • Television point in own room
  • Residents Internet Access
  • Separate EMI Unit
  • Bar/Cafe on premises

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