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Situated in the Blackmore Vale area of Dorset close to Shaftesbury, Gillingham is a small town known for its historic architecture and excellent transport links. There is one care home in the town, offering a range of tailored care options.

Types of care available in Gillingham

We provide a number of care options, including residential care, assisted living and dementia care.

Residential Care
Nursing Care
Respite and Short stays
Day Care
Recovery post-op or after illness
Palliative care

Our care homes in Gillingham

The Mellowes

Common Mead Lane,Gillingham,SP8 4RE

We don’t provide care for the following:

  • red-cross Early stage dementia
  • red-cross Advanced dementia
  • red-cross Parkinson's
  • red-cross Huntington's

Bupa has one care home in Gillingham : The Mellowes.



Currently, specialised dementia care is not available in Gillingham however we would recommend contacting your council to find out what care you need. The council will do a free assessment – this is called a care needs assessment. We can put you in contact with your local authority to request an assessment, call us free on 0333 920 7660^ to get started or if you live in England or Wales you can apply online here
Bupa accepts both private and local authority funding at our care home in Gillingham. Please contact our customer care team on 0333 242 9138 for further information on pricing, as this varies depending on care needs.
All of Bupa’s care homes offer respite and short stay care, subject to availability. Call our customer care team on 0333 242 9138 to find out more about our care home in the South East.
There are 44 other Bupa care homes in South East: Ashley Lodge in New Milton, Tadworth Grove in Epsom, Wilton Manor,Northlands House,Knights' Grove,Maypole and Oak Lodge in Southampton, St George's in Cobham, Eastbury Manor,Puttenham Hill House and Ashley Park in Guildford, St Mark's in Maidenhead, Hadley Lawns in Barnet, Thatcham Court,Bayford House,The Donnington and Argyles in Newbury, Wingham Court and Arbrook House in Esher, Sutton Lodge in Weybridge, Dene Place in Leatherhead, Copper Beech in Uckfield, Broad Oak Manor,Wilmington Manor and Eglantine Villa in Dartford, Oakcroft House in West Byfleet, Freelands Croft in Fleet, Waverley Grange in Farnham, Staplehurst Manor in Tonbridge, Warren Lodge in Ashford, Green Gates in Oxford, Richmond Village Letcombe Regis in Letcombe Regis, Beacher Hall and Parkside in Reading, The Goldbridge in Haywards Heath, Fountains Lodge in Tunbridge Wells, Kilfillan House in Berkhamsted, Richmond Village Witney in Witney, Brunswick Court in Watford, Field House in Harpenden, Hill House in Borehamwood, Collingwood Grange in Camberley, Dean Wood in Brighton, Church Farm in Chichester.

News and events from our care homes

Over the last couple of months our amazing residents and staff have done everything they can to maintain normality and keep spirits high. Here are just some of the latest activities and events that have been happening in our care homes.

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