Priory Berelands House Care Home

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About this location

Berelands House Care Home is located in the town of Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland. Our home offers specialist nursing and dementia support for 63 adults, with 24-hour input from registered nurses. We can also offer end of life/palliative care and respite services.

We aim to provide residents with a secure, relaxed, and homely environment in which their care, wellbeing and comfort are of prime importance. Staff strive to preserve and maintain the dignity, individuality and privacy of all residents within a warm and caring environment, and in so doing will be sensitive to the resident’s ever-changing needs.

In addition to supporting adults with dementia, we can also assist those who have a multitude of other conditions, presentations and needs.

Services at a glance

There are a total of 63 bedrooms at the site. Of these:

All 63 have en-suite facilities
28 are on the ground floor

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1 Boydfield Court Prestwick South Ayrshire KA9 2GY
This location is regulated by the Care Inspectorate Scotland.

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About our service

Our facilities and environment

Berelands House is a modern, purpose-built home, with accommodation split across two floors. Primrose Unit, which is located on the ground floor, has 28 places for frail elderly care and Skylark, which is located on the upper floor, has 35 places for specialist dementia care.

There are lounges and dining areas on each floor and several themed areas including a hairdressing salon, tea room and reminiscence areas.  The home has a central courtyard and garden are to provide residents with a safe outdoor space.

This courtyard has been creatively designed with various styles of shop fronts and facias that help to create a high street town feel.  It has a functional convenient store which is beneficial for the residents especially in promoting their independence. The pathway leading to the shop is safe for residents to walk about.

In summary, we offer:

  • A large lounge with plenty of seating
  • Dining room
  • Activities room
  • Quiet room
  • Sensory room
  • Communal bathrooms

Residents also benefit from our spacious garden areas, complete with:

  • Secure fencing
  • Lawn
  • Patio area with furniture
  • Wheelchair access
  • Sensory garden

We also have specialised equipment within the home, such as a lift to both floors, a height-adjustable bath, and a variety of hoists. We also have a mobility-adapted minibus, which helps us meet the travel needs of the people we support.

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms have been designed to provide maximum comfort to the people we support. The rooms are all furnished and homely, and can be personalised to individual tastes. Each bedroom has:

  • A fully furnished interior
  • En-suite facilities
  • Telephone point
  • TV point
  • Nurse call button
  • Wheelchair access

Our approach to support

Everybody who lives at Berelands House has their own person-centred care plan, which is co-produced with input from the individual, their family members and professionals involved in their care. We aim to help everyone in our care to make their own choices about the support they receive. This may include support in a number of areas, such as personal care, mobility, eating and drinking, accessing the community, and social inclusion.

Berelands House delivers a specialist dementia care programme, making use of our dementia-friendly environment. We also provide a full nursing service 24-hours a day, and we also have close links with multidisciplinary professionals, who help us ensure the health and wellbeing of the people we support. The home has a hairdresser who visits twice-weekly, regular GP ward visits, and access to frequent visits from the podiatrist and optician.


Everyone who lives at Berelands House has their own personalised activities planner and are encouraged to take part in activities which are meaningful and fulfilling to them. Our dedicated team organise a variety of activities at the home, as well as out in the community. This might include regular activities such as:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Weekly trips and outings
  • Weekly exercise classes
  • Weekly music therapy
  • Flower arrangement
  • Daily Sparkle
  • Weekly entertainment and parties
  • Sensory sessions
  • Shopping in our own village square
  • Cycling without age
  • Visits to the local beach
  • Sports, including golf, curling and bowling
  • Board games
  • Baking
  • Intergenerational activities such as visits from local nursery children
  • Karaoke

Exclusion profile

The home is unable to support people with severe behaviours that challenge.

Our team

Our support staff are highly experienced in supporting older people. Our in-house team consists of:

  • Service manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Unit manager
  • Night nurse manager
  • Registered nurses
  • Senior care assistants
  • Care assistants
  • Team leaders
  • Activities co-ordinator
  • Housekeeping team
  • Catering team
  • Administrator
  • Maintenance team

Our care team are supported by registered nurses on every shift. In addition, the team also receive specialist staff training, designed to meet the needs of each individual we support. This includes training in specialist dementia care.

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At Priory, we want to ensure we provide the very best service to each individual we support. Contact us for more information, or to make a referral.

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About the local area


Berelands House is conveniently located in an easily accessible area in the centre of Prestwick. Nearby local amenities include:

  • Shops
  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Park
  • Beach
  • Golf club
  • Prestwick Promenade

Transport links

Berelands House also has excellent transport links, including:

  • A local bus stop with regular services
  • Prestwick International Airport train station is 1.2 miles away, and offers a variety of national links
  • A convenient suburban location near the A77 and A70

A message from our site leader

Our residents are like family to us.  We promote a kind and respectful culture, where our residents feel safe and loved and valued as people and as individuals. We offer our families peace of mind; we are honest, transparent and approachable, and will always try our very best to give our residents the best care and experience

Berelands House Care Home’s site leader

Comments from our residents and their family and friends

It is obvious to all of us families that Berelands has an amazing team of wonderful and dedicated staff. They are exceptional and they show such great care and kindness to the residents, whether or not no one see what they do. So they go about their work not trying to impress anyone but just doing a fantastic job and going the extra mile
Relative of person supported by Berelands House Care Home
The team at Berelands have been like a family to my mother. The whole family cannot praise them enough for how they cared and loved my mother
Relative of person supported by Berelands House Care Home
The Berelands team deserve a medal the size of a frying pan! I cannot them enough for the kindness, dedication, strength and resilience each of them bring to work
Relative of person supported by Berelands House Care Home

Family and friends FAQs

How does home leave work?

We support our residents to attend family events and visit home. We will work with the resident and their relatives to ensure risks are managed and that everyone is supported.

Can friends and families visit?

We have an open door policy, and family and friends are welcome to visit and participate in activities at the service, seven days a week. We arrange visitors staying with their loved one overnight if the resident is receiving end of life care.

Will I be involved and kept up to date with the progress of my loved one’s care and support?

We strive to keep the loved ones of our residents involved in their care. Regular relative meetings are arranged, where families will meet with the residents’ care team and hear about recent events at the home. We can also arrange more regular one-to-one catch-ups, either in person or via telephone, to ensure you are kept informed.

Will my loved one be able to have a phone or call me?

Berelands House has several incoming phone lines, and there are cordless phones at various points around the property which can be used by residents at any time. In addition, we can support our residents to get and use their own mobile phone, where appropriate.

What type of things are families expected to provide, and what is provided by the home?

Every bedroom will have a bed, bedding and basic furniture such as a chest of drawers or wardrobe, and bedside table.  Meals and snacks are provided by our catering team. We expect families to provide toiletries and clothing for their loved one, and room items such as additional décor or a television set.

What are the bedrooms like?

All the rooms have their own en-suite facilities. Bedrooms come furnished, and residents are supported to personalise them to suit their needs and wishes. Some of the furniture has been purchased to suit the needs of the service specification and some of it is fitted, and therefore cannot be removed.

Are external doors kept locked?

External doors are kept locked, for the safety of our residents, however every person will be risk assessed which will detail the level of security needed. We have a large garden area and courtyard which individuals can enjoy freely.

What do residents eat and how do meal times work?

We have a catering team who prepare meals three times a day, and snacks are available at all times. Residents are supported to choose what they want to eat at mealtime, and there is always a choice available, as well as easy-read menus. Our team will also seek guidance from family members and nutritionists to ensure that special dietary requirements are catered for.

How does laundry work?

Our team will ensure that residents always have access to clean clothes and bedding. We have industrial laundry facilities on-site, which our team will use on behalf of our residents.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

We would ask that residents do not bring valuables, such as family heirlooms, as we would not want these to get lost. We may place restrictions on some items where the risks cannot be appropriately managed, such as scissors, medications, and razors.

Are pets allowed?

Unfortunately we cannot support live-in pets.

How do activities work?

Every resident has an individual tailored activities planner. Our dedicated activities co-ordinator organises a variety of activities, with input from residents. This includes both in-house activities, including regular visiting external entertainers, as well as trips out and about in the community.

Do residents and families have an input into the care plans?

We work with social workers, family members and residents to develop care plans which are in the best interests of our residents. We use a variety of communication tools and work with health professionals to aid each resident in having a say about every aspect of their care. Care plans are regularly reviewed, and family members will be asked for their input.

What are the car parking facilities?

Berelands House has its own car parking facilities where visitors are invited to park.

What is the smoking policy?

Residents can smoke in the designated smoking area outside. We don’t permit smoking inside the building, and this includes vapes. We can facilitate the purchase of cigarettes and vapes at the shops, if this is what a resident chooses.

What are your fees and how are they funded?

Our fees can vary, and are based on an assessment of each individual's needs. We accept the following funding types: NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding, and private/self-funding. Please note, referrals for NHS or local authority funded services must come from a referring organisation. We recommend contacting your local social care team to attain a referral.

How to make a referral

Our service provides high quality support to people with varying levels of need. Referrals can be made through the individual’s social care team or, if relevant, their local health authority. If you are a professional looking to make a referral, please call us or fill in our enquiry form.

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