The Devonshire's layout provides a nice mix of quiet and communal areas. Each Resident can choose an atmosphere best suited to how she or he is feeling that day. Residents are not restricted to one area of the home, they are free to walk and explore throughout the building and in the safe, enclosed, back patio gardens with a street experience.
Our umbrella sensory installation
Painting in the Care Home's tranquil garden
Day Centre street-like garden
Films at the Devonshire cinema
The Residents can also enjoy the facilities of the Day Centre. It offers delightful afternoon tea at the Devonshire Lyons Tea Room, gardening activities in Veronica’s gardening shed and Residents' raised flower beds, or Residents can just walk or sit and enjoy the garden. The multipurpose room, depending on the day, offers hairdressing, beauty parlour, a shopping experience in the market stall or tool shed. One of the activity rooms offers touch and feel experiences with the specially designed dispensaries made from wood. Alternatively, Residents can enjoy a peaceful time in the sensory room or cinema or walk down memory lane experiencing our suitcase treasures.
Hairdressing and beauty parlour
Devonshire Lyons Tea Room
Residents can personalise their bedrooms as they wish. We provide a memory box (as shown in the example on the right) for family to include special and treasured items and each room has a photo and name on the door for ease of finding their own room.
We encourage you to bring personal items and even furniture such as a favourite chair or pictures, a much-loved blanket or throw. The walls have been left bare deliberately, so that you can put up pictures.
Cozy 50s lounge with fire place
Pop up pub
Making tea and toast under supervision
The lounges and dining room on the ground floor overlook the sensory garden and patio. The Residents can enjoy a cozy 50s lounge with a fire place, a pop up pub as well as a pseudo kitchen to make tea and toast under supervision.
Delicious, freshly home-cooked meals which receive "excellent" reviews are served in our dining room. Residents have lots of choices about what they wish to eat, where and when. Mealtimes, particularly the main midday meal, are a special time. All staff join our Residents to ensure it is a relaxed and social occasion.
We do have more private areas to assist Residents with their meals in the event they are uncomfortable or uneasy with the noise or extra stimulation of a larger dining area.
If Residents wish to invite a relative or friend to join them for a meal, we are happy to arrange this.
The tranquil garden and patio area is safe and secure and is used throughout the year when Residents need fresh air to explore and stretch their legs.
In the spring and summer the garden is a tranquil spot for quiet reflection, or gardening in the raised flower beds and herb table, or not so quiet summer BBQs.
Adjoins our Day Centre garden which has a street-like atmosphere. Residents move freely from the Care Home to the Day Centre for afternoon tea at the Devonshire Lyons Tea Room modelled on the popular Lyons Tea Rooms from the 1950s, or to join in the activities; they can go to the cinema, use the hairdressing salon or barber's shop or visit the market on Monday mornings. Residents really feel like they have had an outing.
We have daily outings in our minibus and Residents look forward to sightseeing, exploring Kingston and the neighbouring towns and villages.
History of the building
The Devonshire Dementia Care Home is a beautiful early 20th century mock Tudor style mansion, located in New Malden, Surrey. The home itself has an abundance of history as a private residence. In the 1970s it moved from housing a family to housing older Residents. In very recent years, it has been fully renovated to reflect the needs of Residents, while keeping true to its original look and feel.
Residents and Staff enjoy the Devonshire because it is a charming and elegant home. The house and garden have been thoughtfully adapted with a dementia-friendly design to provide the best possible care for our Residents who live with dementia. We have used colour, contrast, signage, lighting and acoustic interventions as a way of adapting the environment to be more easily understood and to support independence.
Contact US for a viewing
We invite you to visit Devonshire Dementia Care Home to experience its warmth, ambience and comfort.
We encourage you to visit at anytime. If you arrive without an appointment you may have to wait for a staff member to show you around.
Please call, email or click 'Arrange a visit' below to make an appointment.
Devonshire Dementia Care Home
213 Malden Road, New Malden,
Surrey, England KT3 6AG
Tel: 020 8949 0818
Fax: 020 8949 2383
How to find us:
From Central London: It is situated only 9.4 miles from central London, and is off the A3 Bypass, which makes travelling to visit easy. There is plenty of visitors' parking.
From Waterloo: Taking the train from Waterloo is easy; it is a direct Southwest train to New Malden (22 minute journey) or Worcester Park (25 minute journey), then the no. 213 bus from both stations. Nearest bus stop is called Blakes Lane.
About New Malden, Surrey
New Malden is a wonderful, safe town in the south-west London suburbs, within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.
The town's centre, a short distance from the Devonshire, has all the amenities needed by the Residents (shops, banks, entertainment, restaurants, etc.) while being steeped in history. It makes for fun, easy outings.
Notable places near us are: Wimbledon Tennis Courts, Hampton Court, Coombe Hill, Richmond Park, Kingston Town Centre and the River Thames.