Welcome to The Vale Care Home

You'll find The Vale in Bolsover, Derbyshire. Here, we provide high quality care 24 hours a day.

The people who live here have varying needs, from specialist nursing support to general assistance with everyday living. Some stay with us permanently, others for short periods of time.

We offer residential and nursing care, and respite care to give home carers a much-needed break. We also provide end-of-life care at a time residents and their families need specialist help and support; and care for younger people with physical disabilities.

The Vale is a modern, purpose-built property with lovely views to Bolsover Castle. Residents pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges throughout the home.

They enjoy the tranquility of our landscaped gardens - spaces which are used for relaxing and socialising in, and are great to spend time in when friends and family visit.

We'd be delighted to show you around so you can experience our homely, welcoming atmosphere for yourself, so please arrange to pop in for a chat.

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Life at The Vale Care Home

A carer and a resident

My Husband is well cared for and the staff are lovely and kind and nothing is too much trouble for them.

Pauline Clancy, Wife of Resident/Service User at The Vale Care Home

I cannot praise all the staff enough, perhaps the best comment is form my mother "it's Marvelous" and excellent facility for my local area.

Anthony Hall, Son of Resident/Service User at The Vale Care Home

My wife is in for a weeks respite. She is well looked after and staff and management are very kind.

Malcolm Mellor, Husband of Resident/Service User at The Vale Care Home

I am always welcomed with a friendly smile by all the staff. Nothing is too much for the staff. My husband is looked after very well. I can't thank the staff enough for all they have done for me and my husband. I trust them immensely with caring for my husband. I would definitely recommend the Vale care home for your loves ones to be take care of . Thank you to all of the staff.

Sarah Woodhouse, Wife of Resident/Service User at The Vale Care Home

It's a fantastic nursing home. My mum loves it here after being badly treated in a previous one. As soon as I arrived it came across as a really caring loving place. My mum is highly thought of and feels really at home here. I want to highly recommend it for anyone that's looking for a care home.

Dean Fidler, Son of Resident/Service User at The Vale Care Home

I chose this care home for my family relative to be near me. As you enter the home I noticed no unpleasant smells in many other homes. Also have found majority of staff pleasant and helpful. They all do their best to keep rooms at an acceptable standard of cleanliness and decorated. They are friendly and it's a hard job but feel my aunty is in safe hands.

Jane Wright, Niece of Resident/Service User at The Vale Care Home

The vale is of a very high standard in all aspects and the staff and management are excellent. Thank you.

Malcolm Mellor, Husband of Resident/Service User at The Vale Care Home

The staff here and very friendly and helpful. I visited a few homes in the area and this was by far the best. The staff are very good at their jobs. The place is kept very nice.

Janet O'Connor, Volunteer at The Vale Care Home

Mother-in-law stayed in The Vale for a little over three years. She had dementia but was independent and new her own mind. She remained like this up to the last three months. She was always encouraged to join in the activities and outings which she enjoyed. The staff treated her very well and she got on well with most of them. We were never worried about the level of care which she received when we left her after our visits. Well done to the caring management and staff at every level. I could sing their praises for a very long time.

Jackie Smith, Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User at The Vale Care Home

My lovely mum passed away on 22 October 2015 whilst in the care of your fabulous team at The Vale, Bolsover. Dad and me cannot praise highly enough the care and dignity mum was given in her end of life treatment. All the team, and in particular the night staff, were so very kind and tried their very best to make mum as comfortable as possible. I will happily recommend Richard and his wonderful team.

Nicola Edwards, Daughter of Resident/Service User at The Vale Care Home

Types of care

Residential care

This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...

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Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at The Vale Care Home whether...

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Specialist care

The Vale Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different...

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End of life / palliative care

It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of The Vale Care Home in Bolsover. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.

  • All single rooms
  • On site hairdressing
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Wi-fi

Our news

intermediate care HSJ guides

24 Apr 2017

As delayed transfers of care remain at record highs, how can we reduce unnecessary hospital stays for older people? That was the key question at an HSJ event held in association with Four Seasons Health Care.

The roundtable heard that the healthcare system often finds reasons not to deal with care home residents and looked at the success of an innovative collaboration between the NHS and care homes in Belfast.

With a collaborative approach between care homes and the NHS, older people are able to leave hospital and receive expert care, whilst assessing whether their long term future would be in their current home or a local care home. “The idea is that it would provide short term rehabilitation in conjunction with the two trusts in that area. The joint partnerships with the trusts I’ve worked with have just been amazing, and that’s what makes it work”, explained Janice Brown, Four Seasons’ regional manager for the Belfast and Newtownabbey area.

In addition to the improvements from a collaborative solution, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust reported that the joint partnership approach of providing a bed in a care home reduced their yearly cost by more than half.

You can read further thoughts and insights from the HSJ Roundtable, in association with Four Seasons Health Care, at HSJ Roundtable Guides

care home awards

21 Apr 2017

Seven Four Seasons Care Homes from across the UK have been awarded ‘Top 20 Recommended Homes’ awards by Carehome.co.uk.

The prestigious award highlight the most recommended care homes in each region of the UK and are based on thousands of reviews and recommendations received from residents, family and friends.

The 7 homes who received the awards are:

Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care said: “I’m delighted that seven of our homes have received this award in their regions. To be named one of the ‘Top 20 Recommended Homes’ is a fantastic achievement, and goes to show the feedback were collection through our Quality of Life programme is being mirrored on a larger scale with the reviews we’re getting on carehome.co.uk. I want to encourage the homes to keep up all of the hard work, and continue providing good quality care everywhere.”

Visit Carehome.co.uk to read the reviews on all Four Seasons Care Homes.

care home awards

5 May 2016

The Vale Care Home in Bolsover is celebrating the success of two of its Care Assistants after they successfully graduated from the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) programme.

Richard Spalding, Home Manager said: “Everyone here congratulates Natalie and David on their success. We’ve all supported them every step of the way and it’s great to see their hard work pay off. They are a great asset to the home, and provide fantastic support to the residents here. They’re a great part of the team. Well done again! I can’t wait to see you putting your new skills to use.”

The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nurse duties, such as medication rounds. This benefit’s the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.

Rachael Junge, Four Seasons Healthcare Northwest Managing Director, said: “We’re all really proud of every single CHAP and nurse who mentors them through the programme. Here at Four Seasons we’re committed to developing our staff and this is one way we can do that. Well done again! All of your hard work and dedication has paid off.”

Are you considering a career in care work? Take a look at our current vacancies page.

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If you'd like to arrange a visit to The Vale Care Home in Bolsover, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.

Care home manager: Emma Hall

Castle Lane, Bolsover, Chesterfield, S44 6PS

01246 824252

01246 241020

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