AbleCare Homes is a South West, Bristol based family run residential care home company set up in 1983, which was when we established our first care home, Belvedere Lodge. Since then the company has expanded around the South West and Bristol and now offers the choice of six professionally run care homes.


Our care homes have all achieved ‘good’ star ratings with the Care Quality Commission. This is thanks to the dedication and hard work of those involved at all levels from Managers to Care Assistants and Domestic and Ancillary Staff. It is our main aim to provide individually tailored care to suit the needs of each resident and non resident alike. We are able to offer the following; residential care, short breaks, day care and lunch clubs in all of our care homes. 

The resident group accommodation has evolved with the changing needs of the elderly population. We provide a dedicated number of care home places for elderly people with Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia at our Belvedere Lodge and Crossley House care homes and we can also offer care for mild dementia at all of our other care homes.  Whilst we normally provide care to people aged 65 years and over, we can also provide care packages to people who are younger than this by arrangement.

Our chefs prepare a wide variety of meals all within a home cooked theme. Vegetarian meals and special dietary requirements such as diabetics are catered for within our menu’s. Meals can be taken in the dining rooms or the resident’s own personal accommodation. Arrangements are flexible and any resident who has guests, then this person or persons is more than welcome to join them at meal time (by prior arrangement). 

Our emphasis is on family involvement and the company is owned by Father and Daughter team, John Willcox and Sam Hawker.

Sam is responsible for overseeing all of the care homes and she is backed up by a team of  strong  Care Home Managers in each individual location.