Avondale Care Home

  • Nursing Care
  • • Residential Care
  • • Dementia Care
  • • Short Term Stays

Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury HP19 8EH

New resident enquiries: 01296 438038
All other enquiries: 01296 438034

Aylesbury, the thriving county town of Buckinghamshire, sits on the edge of the beautiful Chiltern Hills in the Home Counties. Its traditional market still survives from the 13th century and sits comfortably alongside the town’s many modern facilities. With its prominent position on Gatehouse Road, our care home offers a haven of calm and tranquility within private landscaped grounds, a few minutes from Aylesbury town centre.

Our home has been purpose-built to the highest modern standards to provide 24-hour nursing care for frail elderly residents as well as those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. We have six separate and well appointed living areas within our 90 bed registration, each accommodating 15 residents. All bedrooms are especially large and have full en-suite w.c. and shower.

There is a variety of day-rooms throughout the home, including a library, gym/rehabilitation, second-floor conservatory, activities room and private dining room (for special family dinners/birthday celebrations) as well as lounges and dining rooms (some with doors to the gardens, others with balconies) – all of which increase choice and enhance the comfort of our residents.

To arrange a visit, please either call our home manager, Shaun Canavan, or simply complete our contact form.

news at Avondale

Avondale Care Home Cycle 42 Miles for Alzheimer’s Society UK

On Wednesday the 20th of May 2015, two staff members from Avondale Care Home in Aylesbury, embarked on a 42-mile charity cycle for the Alzheimer’s Society UK.

At 10:30 in the morning Jordan Collins and Mark David donned their helmets and pressed their pedals setting out to reach Avondale’s sister home Chiltern Grange Care Home in Stokenchurch. At their backs was the encouragement of the staff as well as a bus full of Avondale residents following them in support.

Along their journey they were met by Richard Haikings of TSB bank in Princes Risborough, who welcomed Avondale’s courageous riding ambassadors into his establishment and with the assistance of Feildmouse cafe’s Paul and Diana Towers, provided both cyclists and supporting residents with tea, coffee and cakes.



At 13:10 Jordan and Mark arrived at Porthaven’s Stokenchurch care home Chiltern Grange. Part one of the journey was over.

Once everyone had rested, part 2 of the journey began. The non-stop ride home. The champions of Avondale returned tired, weary but triumphant at 16:00. Cheered by team members and residents alike.

All their efforts and energy well spent raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society UK.

June Events & Activities – Join Us

To follow are a selection of upcoming activities during June. For the full listing, please download our Avondale June 2015 Activities Menu.

Sunday 14th June, 11:30am, Colour Rush Challenge. Rush Challenge for Charity; 9 colour stations, 10 obstacles and a variety of additional fun obstacles along the way. A course of giant inflatable slides, bouncy castles, foam, gladiators, climbing nets and plenty of surprises along a 5k (rather messy) race.

Friday 19th June, All Day, National Care Home Open Day. This National event welcomes you into our home, feel free to come and have a look around whilst enjoying our activities on offer and enjoy our fine BBQ. All are welcome!

Saturday 27th June, 2:30pm, Medieval Band. Just when you think you have seen (and heard) it all, on the 27th of June Avondale Care Home proudly presents an everso-slightly different afternoon of entertainment thanks to a medieval band! Come one and all to an afternoon of true Oldie classics finely played on the instruments that hold the origins of those we know today. No Jousting will be allowed but a Jaunt in merriment is to be encouraged.

The above activity highlights are in addition to our usual weekly activities which you will find in your activity programme including Yoga, Kinesis One Gym sessions, Skittles, iPad sessions, the Wallace Collection and Pet Therapy.

Contact us today on 01296 438 034 to find out more about these upcoming events and activities in June or why not suggest an activity yourself!


Adam Henson: My Life on the Land and in the Media – 19th March

From the farm to the telly, Avondale Care Home hosted BBC Countryfile’s Adam Henson for an informal talk about his life on the farm and on the BBC.  Residents and guests were also able to ask Adam questions about his career on the farm and his on-screen experiences.  This was followed by a delicious light lunch.



Contact Avondale today to learn about our future events taking place in 2015.

8th March 2015: hot footing it for children with cancer

Avondale Care Home has gained something of a reputation as a centre of excellence for care in the region, with its manager, Shaun Canavan, being awarded the prestigious “Care Manager of the Year” prize at the recent National Care Awards.

On Sunday 8th March, a wonderful example of this heart for caring was displayed as staff raised money for children with cancer. And this was not by shaking tins or sponsoring the baking of cakes: on this occasion staff chose to walk across burning ashes.




The beneficiary of the event was Little Heroes Cancer Trust, a charity that is committed to give support and bring moments of joy to children with cancer and their families.

The event began with a secure and safe environment being prepared and laid out in the car park of Avondale Care Home by a member of the charity. Wood was laid out and set alight in the form of a pathway and the tinder’s became hot ash. Then the fire walking began.

Each member of staff encouraged and supported the other as they proceeded, with belief, laughter and high morale overcoming fears and pain.

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Through sponsorship from colleagues, family, friends and the wider community, an incredible £1200 was raised for the cause.

Shaun, the manager of Avondale commented: “This was an amazing fun event and it really brought all the team together. There were a few sore feet the day after, but we all felt the cause was well worth it.”

Avondale’s Manager is officially best in the UK


Shaun Canavan, Avondale’s Manager has been recognised as the best care manager in the UK at the 16th National Care Awards!  In this strongly contested category Shaun was able to demonstrate to the panel of independent judges his energy, dedication and passion for care as well as being able to instil these qualities in his team at Avondale.  Shaun’s win was announced at a prestigious gala dinner to celebrate the Awards.  Held in London on Friday, 28th November, and hosted by husband and wife TV duo, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, the event was attended by over 800 people in the care sector.

Porthaven and the team at Avondale are immensely proud of Shaun and that his work has been recognised in this way.