A warm welcome to Westmead

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.

Westmead resident with a staff member in the garden

You’ll find us in a peaceful setting on the outskirts of the village of Braunton, in North Devon. The home is only a short distance from the town of Barnstaple, which has a range of amenities, including supermarkets, shops, pubs, social clubs and sports facilities. We’re also only 10 miles from Ilfracombe, which offers beautiful beaches and a harbour.

Facilities for you

Residents and a staff member in the garden

Westmead is a large detached house that can accommodate up to 19 physically disabled adults. There’s always room for you to welcome your family and friends or get together with other residents.

Our facilities include:

  • 19 bedrooms
  • each room has a profiling bed with an overhead hoist
  • activities room and computer suite
  • physiotherapy area
  • sensory garden, conservatory and patio area
  • access to local hairdressing and chiropody services

Dining choices

We make sure mealtimes can be enjoyed by everyone. Our menus are planned by our residents and staff, and special diets are always catered for by our chef.

Enjoy activities

Resident holding a ballThe home offers a range of activities for residents, including arts, music and gardening. 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.

Katie's story

Katie, a resident at Westmead‘My name’s Katie. I’ve lived at Westmead for a long time now — 42 years.

‘I use a wheelchair but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying myself. I get out and about every day. I do a lot of craftwork — at the moment I’m making myself a blanket which I’m finding quite challenging! I also volunteer for a children’s hospice careline.

‘Like everybody I have my ups and downs, but the staff are here to support you. My favourite thing is being with the other residents. Some of them find it hard to talk, but we always find a way to communicate.

‘Being here allows me to enjoy living my life the way that I want to. That means looking after my family as much as I can and just generally being a good friend to everybody.’