Care Home Open Day 2018

April 12th, 2018

Fairfield House invite you to join us for an afternoon of music, cream teas and fun for all the family at our Care Home Open Day! A great opportunity for our wonderful community to get together and have a look around our wonderful home, meet the staff and chat to our lovely residents.


This year Fairfield House raises money for Weldmar Care

August 30th, 2017

Every year Fairfield House has a stall at The Melplash Show to help raise money for its chosen charity. This year we decided to support The Joseph Weldmar Hospice Trust as it’s an independent Local Charity based in Dorchester – and wouldn’t survive without vital fundraising!

A massive thank you again to all the businesses below for donating and helping us raise £687.50 for Weldmar!

Framptons of BridportAmuse ChocolateHawkchurch Resort and SpaEagle AutosAlice’s Bear ShopFurleigh EstateMillers Farm ShopFancy That Cake coComplete MeatsFreshwater Beach Holiday ParkHighlands End Holiday ParkLyme Bay WineryCosta CoffeeTown Mill BakeryPalmers BreweryFerne Animal SanctuaryAbbotsbury Children’s FarmBridport Leisure CentreShaggyz Dog GroomingThe Greyhound Hotel, Bridport. JD WetherspoonToni & Guy DorchesterFrank and BeansLeakers BakeryAJ Wakely & SonsBaboo GelatoSandworld Sand Sculpture Festival – WeymouthKeep Military MuseumTeddy Bear Museum DorchesterWaitrosePickled GingerThe Bull Hotel

and many more!


Gwladys Celebrates Her 107th Birthday

June 30th, 2015

Gwladys Roberts celebrated another milestone this week as she received her seventh birthday card from The Queen. Her friends and family also visited her in at Fairfield to celebrate her special day.

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Did you know we have a Facebook?

June 30th, 2015

Did you know we have a Facebook where we are constantly posting photos and updates?

Please click the link below to view it! 




Care Home Open Day

June 9th, 2015

About the open day

Care Home Open Day is a UK wide initiative inviting care homes to open their doors to their local communities.

Thousands of care homes across the UK take part each year, welcoming the public and arranging events and activities that help to create lasting links between care home residents and their local communities.

This is all about showing people what excellent care homes are really about and how they can be at the centre of local communities, developing relationships across the generations.

Fairfield House would therefore like to invite you in for some Cream Tea, fun & games, from 2pm-4pm on the 19th June to celebrate!

See you all soon!





A Visit From The New Forest Owl Studio

May 20th, 2015

Today we had another visit from the New Forest Owl Studio!

Thank you very much to them, it was a wonderful Wednesday treat!



Celebrating VE Day at Fairfield

May 13th, 2015

Tuesday 8 May 1945 was Victory in Europe (VE) Day, and it marked the formal conclusion of Hitler’s war. With it came the end of six years of misery, suffering, courage and endurance across the world.

The Germans surrender

After the suicide of Hitler on 30 April 1945, it was left to Grand Admiral Donitz, who had been President of the Third Reich for a week, to surrender. Donitz travelled to General Eisenhower’s HQ at Reims in France, and, in the presence of senior officers from Britain, America, Russia and France, surrendered unconditionally to the Western and Russian demands on 7 May 1945.

The British rejoice

The war-weary British began to rejoice straight away rather than waiting for the official day of celebration on the 8th. There had been years of austerity and rationing: five inches of water for a bath, few eggs, no bananas and the motto ‘make do and mend’. Half a million homes had been destroyed, thousands of civilians had been killed and many millions of lives disrupted. And although the casualty lists from the battlefields were lower than in World War One, they were still terrible.

All across the nation people turned on the wireless to find out more. People were out on the streets, hanging bunting and banners and dancing. The famous World War Two diarist Nella Last recorded the scene in her diary:

‘…All the shops had got their rosettes and tri-coloured button-holes in the windows and men putting up lengths of little pennants and flags. Till at three o’clock, the Germans announced it was all over. As if by magic, long ladders appeared, for putting up flags and streamers. A complete stranger to the situation could have felt the tenseness and feeling of expectation. Like myself, Steve [Howson, a wartime friend] has a real fear of Russia. He thinks in, say, 20 years or so, when Nazism has finally gone, Germany and not Russia will be our Allies.’

‘This is your victory!’

Huge crowds gathered in London on the following day. At 3pm Churchill made a radio broadcast. In Trafalgar Square, as his voice was relayed over loudspeakers, an eye-witness noted that ‘there was an extraordinary hush over the assembled multitude’.

King George VI and the Queen appeared eight times on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, while the two Princesses – Margaret and Elizabeth (now Her Majesty the Queen) – mingled with the crowds. Churchill later gave an impromptu speech on the balcony of the Ministry of Health, telling the crowds, ‘This is your victory!’



‘Fun Day’ at Fairfield Success

April 22nd, 2015


We are really pleased to announce that we have raised £425 on Friday 17th for Maisie’s Parachute Jump in aid of Parkinson’s. Thank you to all those who came along to support the event, it was a great success!


Lyme View From

Help raise money for Parkinson’s!

April 14th, 2015

On Friday the 17th April 2-4pm, we will be having a Cake Sale, Tombola, Entertainment and much more, in an attempt to help raise money for Parkinson’s!

Our very own Maisie Rattenbury is doing a skydive to help raise money for Parkinson’s UK! The jump will take place at 10am on the 24th April.

Money can be donated via the front desk at Fairfield House to April, or via the JustGiving page (Link below)

Please contribute as generously as you can for such a worthy cause.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.


Maisie Poster



The Care Act

March 31st, 2015

The Care Act brings care and support legislation together into a single act with a new well-being principle at its heart. It introduces major reforms to the legal framework for adult care and support in England – to the duties of local authorities, to the rights of those in need of care and support and their carers and to the funding system for care and support.

What does it mean for you?
Implementation of the Care Act will have significant implications for the adult social care workforce in England.

The changes will impact the way councils do business and the roles of their workforce. They will have an impact on care providers and user organisations and their roles in the delivery of care, and the expectations and duties placed on them by the new legislation.

Please click the link below to view a short video…

What is the Care Act?