James Burns House | Dorset

James Burns House, Greenways Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 0AS

James Burns House, Greenways Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 0AS

We specialise in supporting people who have varying needs as a result of physical and long term neurological conditions including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, head/brain injury, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, neuropathic, spina bifida & hydrocephalus and stroke.

Our care teams are highly skilled and trained to deliver specialist care and have significant experience with medication administration, tissue viability management and the provision of end of life care. The full-time support we provide is flexible and designed to help build skills, inspire confidence and encourage people to live more independently. We work directly with each individual to develop a personalised support programme based on their needs, wishes and aspirations.

This includes personal care, health & wellbeing programmes, community engagement, enablement, volunteering & activities and respite packages. we can also provide assistance with physiotherapy where the community physiotherapits have put an exercise plan in place

01202 523182


Two units - Sunnymead and Hudson Walk
Two lounges/dining rooms/kitchenettes
Large car park
Communal TVs in each lounge
Residents computer suite
WiFi available to most of the home
Wash hand basins in each room
Doors to the outside as well as inside
Large gardens
Call bell system
24/7 support staff in place


Single storey building with level access to all areas
Wide corridors
Purpose built to accommodate wheelchair users

Claire Hough

I trained as a nurse and midwife in Northamptonshire. I moved to London where I was the Deputy Manager of a residential care home.

I moved to Bournemouth in 1999 and took up my position at James Burns House as the Service Manager, then working for Leonard Cheshire and subsequently for Valorumcare in August 2019 when they bought the home. I completed my first degree at Bournemouth University in Interprofessional Health and Social studies and then my Masters Degree through Leeds University in Disability Studies. I also have my City and Guilds Level 4 in Health and Social Care, Registered Managers Award and level 4 in Management.