Wordsworth House Care Home

We are a residential care home in the beautiful town of Swanage, on the south coast. We are a family run business established 34 years ago by Mr and Mrs Weekes.

They have now handed over the running of Wordsworth house to their granddaughter Kellie. Mrs Laura Weekes is still a regular visitor to the home. Feel free to visit and meet our friendly and enthusiastic team.

You can take a look at our great activities programme and enjoy some afternoon tea.

Job Vacancies

Carers urgently required. Day and night shifts available. No experience needed as training will given. Good rates of pay. Contact Jean or Karen on 01929423614.

Professional Care
Professional care around the clock. Our friendly staff are always at hand, caring for and looking after every need of our residents 24 hours a day.
Sample Menu
Take a look at our delicious sample menu. We try to source as many foods as we can, locally. All dietary needs are catered for.
Swanage is beautiful...
We are so lucky here at Wordsworth House to be situated in one of the most beautiful towns on the Jurassic Coast. Take a look at what Swanage has to offer.
See Our Rooms
Wordsworth house is a 47 bedded home. Our bedrooms have en suite facilities, with call bell, TV and telephone points. Residents are encouraged to personalize their rooms and to bring furniture from home if they wish.
Reminiscence Room. Day Trips. BBQ's & Cream Teas in our beautiful garden. Pamper & Spa Days. and more...
CQC Report
Please take a look at our latest CQC report. Clicking the link below will take you to the CQC website where a full report of their last visit is viewable via PDF.

Wordsworth house is currently recruiting for the following positions.

  • Chef – 30 hours a week at £10.00 per hour
  • Night Team Leader – Full time £9.50 per hour
  • Care and Support Workers (day and night) – Full time £7.90 per hourEmail CV to Erin Lock at admin@wordsworth-house.co.uk or alternatively call the home on
    01929423614 and ask to speak to Erin or Jean.


Kellie Cooke – Granddaughter to home owner Laura Weekes, Kellie has had on-going involvement
with the home for many years. She has been Registered Manager for several years now but plans to
de-register once Erin has applied for her CQC registration.
Kellie will then become the homes Operations Manager and remain a strong presence within the
home, supporting Erin and the entire management team to ensure the successful running of
Wordsworth House.

JEAN LOCK – Deputy Manager

JEAN LOCK – Deputy Manager

Jean has worked in the care setting for the past 34yrs, starting her career actually at Wordsworth  House when it first opened in 1982, went to another home in Swanage and returned to Wordsworth House in 2009 as a Team Leader and then care manager in April 2014.

During Jeans career she has developed essential skills and knowledge about elderly care specifically, Dementia care.  Jean has completed both NVQ 2 and 3 and recently attended courses regarding the new fundamental standards in line with The Care Quality commissions regulations.

Jean is dedicated to delivering high standards of care for our residents.

ERIN LOCK – Acting Home Manager

ERIN LOCK – Acting Home Manager

Up until 1 st November Erin was working
as Care Manager at Wordsworth. Starting back in
2014 as a senior carer Erin has worked her way up
through positions within the home and she is now
the homes Acting Manager. Erin is currently
working towards her Level 5 Management
Qualification and aims to complete her registration
with CQC in early 2018.

Karen Roberts – Business Manager

Karen Roberts – Business Manager

Karen is the homes newly appointed Business Manager.
Karen has 9 years’ experience working within the care sector at different levels and has completed numerous qualifications including:
Level 2 Customer Service, Level 2
Administration and Level 3 Business
Her Key Responsibilities include maintaining the smooth running of the business and overseeing several departments of the home including the kitchen, Domestic and Maintenance.

“I have visited Wordsworth House in Swanage on numerous occasions to entertain the residents and staff for their social afternoons, Fete’s and Christmas Parties.
The staff are always so inviting and make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. The home is set in beautiful surroundings and is spacious and very comforting.
I really enjoy visiting Wordsworth House with my show and look forward to many more visits in the future.”


Steve Whale – Entertainer

Steve Whale – Entertainer

Wordsworth House

  • 01929 423614
  • admin@wordsworth-house.co.uk
  • http://www.wordsworth-house-co.uk
  • Wordsworth House Ltd.,
    Belle Vue Road,
    BH19 2HR