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Silverleigh Care Home

Situated in a quiet street in the heart of the market town of Axminster, Silverleigh provides a high level of service, excellent standards of care, well trained professional staff and a warm homely atmosphere.

It has easy level access to the church, library, post office and shops, doctors’ surgery and pharmacy. There is 24-hour care for residents who may be physically disabled, have Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia or simply may just need companionship.

The en-suite bedrooms are spacious and comfortable and a number of activities take part in the relaxed sitting rooms. Every resident is treated as an individual and visitors are always welcome to join in or to stay for refreshments and a meal.

Everyday there is an opportunity for a resident to take an early morning walk into Axminster, while others may prefer just to spend time outside in the very peaceful and sheltered gardens. We have plenty of seating areas with easy access for wheelchairs.


All of our bedrooms have been tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished. The majority of the bedrooms are en-suite and the residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms with their own belongings, including pictures and items of furniture. Passenger lifts provide easy access to all the floors.

Residents can choose to relax or socialise in any of the four recently refurbished sitting rooms where many of our activities take place. There are also plenty of additional areas where residents can meet with family or friends or just sit quietly with a paper or enjoy listening to music. At Silverleigh we understand the importance of keeping in touch with family and friends and so visitors are always welcome to join in with any of our activities or join us for refreshments or a meal.

We have recently opened 'The General Store' at Silverleigh.  This is a non profit making shop where the residents are able to choose and purchase their toiletries and a wide variety of sweets and chocolates.  The shop has been designed to recreate an old fashioned feel with a small area displaying memorabilia and lots of old advertising labels from years gone by.  Loose sweets can also be bought, weighed out on old fashioned scales and sold in pink striped candy bags.  The shop is proving to be very popular with all our residents.

We offer hairdressing for all our residents in our lovely hair salon, three days a week, and chiropody on a fortnightly basis.  We employ a physiotherapist who works with our residents on one-to-one sessions and also takes three group classes a week.  The residents are also able to go to the hydrotherapy pool in Axminster, twice a week for swimming sessions.  Bowen Therapy takes place once a month and residents can be taken into Axminster to see their optician or dentist.  In house appointments can also be made if required.

Cannon Care Homes employ an Aromatherapist who works at Silverleigh four days a month.  She works closely with the Physiotherapist so they can work together on the individual needs of each resident.



Every week there is a full programme of organised activities including word games, quizzes, bingo and lexicon.  We also have a Musician who works two days a week at Silverleigh.  She spends the day developing musical activities with our residents, including group performances, sing songs and one-to-one sessions.  At other times, she sits and plays relaxing music on the piano for our residents to enjoy.

Each day there is an opportunity for a resident to take an early morning walk into Axminster, while others may prefer just to spend time outside in the very peaceful and sheltered gardens.  We have plenty of seating areas with easy access for wheelchairs.  A perfect place for afternoon tea and summer garden parties.  Purpose built raised beds also provide the opportunity for a little gardening for our more green-fingered residents.

Our minibus takes our more adventurous residents out on visits to local places of interest five days a week, and when the weather permits, longer outings are planned.

Daily newspapers are delivered to Silverleigh and we also have visits from a mobile library.

For those residents unable to attend a Sunday Service in Axminster we hold a combined service with communion at Silverleigh once a month.


Meal times are a very important part of life at Silverleigh. Our restaurant style dining room overlooks the garden and provides a perfect environment to enjoy a satisfying and nourishing meal in the company of others. Residents also are able to have meals in their own rooms if they prefer.

Paul, our chef, offers a wide range of balanced, wholesome, homemade dishes on our daily menu, prepared from only the best ingredients, using local produce wherever possible. There is an extensive choice at breakfast.  Cereal, yoghurts, fresh fruit, juices, prunes and grapefruit as well as a full english breakfast, freshly cooked to order from the kitchen.  At lunch time and supper we also have a sweet trolley so our residents may choose from our five different daily desserts or a cheese board.  We also serve wine with lunch.

Paul spends time with the residents discussing their preferences and special dietary requirements.  Particular care is taken with residents suffering from any dietary problems and for those who have difficulty in swallowing.  Paul prepares liquidised food and presents the pureed food, both piped onto a plate and shaped in quenelles.  This adhances the presentation and allows those residents needing pureed diets to dine with dignity.

Afternoon tea is served each day with a homemade cake of the day, and snacks and hot and cold drinks are available throughout the day and night. We also provide a choice of cold drinks to the bedrooms daily.

On the Menu

Sample Menu


Cooked breakfast of your choice
Cereals or porridge
Toasts & preserves
Selection of fresh fruits, fruit salad and yoghurts
Chilled juices and hot drinks of your choice


Homemade Cottage Pie
Cheese and Leek Pasta Bake
Ham, Cheese or Pate Ploughman's
All served with a seasonal choice of vegetables or salad


A selection of 5 puddings, hot and cold are served from the dessert cabinet accompanied by a choice of cream, ice cream or custard

Cheese & biscuits served with biscuits, grapes and celery


Soup of the Day
Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheese
Homemade Sausage Rolls & Baked Beans
Assorted Sandwiches

A selection of puddings from the dessert cabinet

Hot drinks, snacks and fresh fruit available on request at all times


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  • 61 Beer Road,



    EX12 2PR


    Tel: 01297 21858


  • Silver Street,



    EX13 5AF


    Tel: 01297 32611


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