Risedale Nursing and Dementia Nursing Home

Abbey Road

Barrow in Furness


LA14 5LE

Telephone number: 01229 839669

Fax: 01229 877867


Location ID: 1-127849962

Registered Manager: Emily Devitt,

Registered Manager: Claire Smith

Email: emily.devitt@risedale-carehomes.co.uk




Company Registration Details: Risedale Nursing and Dementia Nursing Home is owned and operated by Risedale Estates Ltd Registered office: -


Risedale at Abbey Meadow

Duchy Court,

Barrow in Furness


LA13 0BF

Tel: 01229 814650


Company Registration Number: 01974198 as a private Limited Company.

Care Home is registered in Respect of Regulated Activities:

Accommodation for persons who require nursing or personal care, Treatment of Disease, Disorder or Injury

CQC Service User Bands:

Adults 18-65 

Adults 65 and over


Physical Disability





Risedale Estates Limited is a proactive and professional independent provider of services for older people. Risedale Nursing Home provides individualised care for all of our residents.

Originally ‘Risedale Villas’ built in 1888, Risedale Nursing Home is situated in private gardens approximately one and a half miles from the centre of Barrow-in-Furness. The home has been totally refurbished to a very high standard to ensure that clients, their families and friends receive the best possible service.

All bedrooms are tastefully decorated and furnished to an exceptionally high standard. 42 rooms have their own en-suite facilities. Personal furniture and belongings are welcome.

The home has two Jacuzzi bathrooms which have hoists installed to enable clients to bathe safely. There are attractive lounge areas, dining rooms, library/reading and reception are and a hairdressing salon. The home covers two floors linked by two independent modern passenger lifts. Good wheelchair access is provided to the gardens and patio areas where clients and their relatives can relax and enjoy the scenery.

Many hotels would wish they had such good food preparation facilities. An extensive varied and nutritious menu is offered in the dining room. Clients’ personal preferences and dietary requirements are always taken into account and menus offer a wide choice at every meal.

The home trains Assistant Practitioners in conjunction with The University of Cumbria, who achieve a foundation degree. In addition the company trains Registered Nurses with the Open University. 

The personal services available to clients are extensive – and include hairdressing and chiropody. Such services are in addition to personal professional services each client may retain as they wish, for example, general practitioner, dentist, solicitor, accountant and investment advisor. There is also access to a counsellor, community physio, and community pharmacy who provide support, guidance, advice and audit.  Residents have the privacy to consult visiting professionals at their home whenever they wish.

Social activities are an important feature. A wide range of entertainment is available to all clients, if they so wish, and is tailored to suit their individual interests and abilities. Friends and family are always welcome to join in.


The home has two full time Social Activity Coordinators.


The home has three distinct units:



Manager: Miss Emily Devitt 

Location Number: 1-127849962

Tel: 01229 839669     Fax: 01229 877867

Email:                   emily.devitt@risedale-carehomes.co.uk                     

Reception email:  risedale.reception@risedale-carehomes.co.uk     


The Abbey Unit (24 Beds/downstairs) The Rainbow Unit (23 beds upstairs)

The Abbey Unit provides up to 24 nursing beds. The Rainbow unit provides up to 23 nursing beds.  All beds are electronically adjustable and have pressure mattresses in situ. Arjo moving and handling equipment suitable for nursing clients has been purchased for the home.

Registered Nurses are on duty 24 hours per day within the home.


Manager: Mrs Claire Smith

Location Number: 1-127849962

Tel: 01229 839669      Fax: 01229 877867

Email:                   claire.smith@risedale-carehomes.co.uk         

Reception email:  risedale.reception@risedale-carehomes.co.uk     


The Ivies Unit (23 beds)

The Ivies unit is a specialist Dementia unit caring for clients requiring nursing dementia care.

A senior mental health nurse works on the unit on Tuesdays. The senior mental health nurse then liaises with the local Care Home Support and Education Service each Tuesday to ensure mental health needs are assessed and actioned immediately.  


Risedale have an end of life, Gold Standard trained link Team Leader who can be used by the home for advice. We also have an infection control champion and numerous trained first aiders.

Risedale has an ethos for training and development, and currently offer apprenticeships in health and social care, Assistant Practitioner and Registered Nursing. A dedicated training team supports the home. In addition, Risedale have a Health and Safety and Complex Care Manager for mental health to support clients with Dementia. 

Risedale continue to work with all members of the multi-disciplinary team to provide an integrated approach to delivery of service.



Risedale are following all Government guidance to keep our residents and staff safe, therefore our visiting and social outings may be restricted to ensure safety.


August 2020  

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