James Burns House

A warm welcome to James Burns House

We provide support for physically disabled adults in a friendly and safe home. Our team is fully trained and we’re regulated by the Care Quality Commission.

A resident and staff member looking at a photo album

You’ll find us in a great location in Bournemouth, Dorset. The town centre is about three miles away, with its beautiful seafront and beaches. We are close to the Castle Point Shopping Park, which has a fantastic range of shops, as well as a post office, banks, pub, library and leisure centre. For those who enjoy the outdoor life, the nearby New Forest provides a lovely walking spot.

Facilities for you

James Burns House exterior

James Burns House is a purpose-built, single-storey home, with plenty of outdoor space. There’s always room for you to welcome your family and friends or get together with other residents.

Our facilities include:

  • 21 bedrooms with wash basins and overhead hoists
  • adaptations to suit your individual needs
  • well-maintained garden with raised flower beds
  • two kitchenettes
  • bright and spacious living areas
  • wheelchair charging room

Dining choices

We make sure mealtimes can be enjoyed by everyone. Our menus are planned by our residents and staff — tell us about your favourite dish!

Enjoy activities

A resident, with two staff members, collecting their dinner

The home offers a range of activities for residents, including pottery and crafts, games, reading and card-making. You’ll have the chance to be social, get creative or enjoy exercise — you choose. We encourage people to take part but there’s no pressure.

Group activities aren’t for everyone and you might just want to do things on your own. If so, we can help. If you need support, one option is to find a volunteer to come along with you.

Whatever activities you’d like to do, you can always talk to one of our team about the different choices available to you.

Rob's Story

Rob, a resident from James Burns House

‘James Burns House has been my home for five and a half years.

‘Since I arrived here everything has been good. My mobility has really improved and I feel very independent. I can get out and about a lot, on my own and on organised trips. They adapted one of the vans so my wheelchair can fit, which has made a big difference.

‘There are also lots of activities that you can take part in, like painting, clay work and live entertainment. Our activities person is absolutely fantastic — she really knows how to get the best out of people.

‘The staff who work here, show acts of kindness above and beyond what they have to do. James Burns has given me the love, security and happiness I need to live a full life.’