About the property

Staveley House, is operated by Abbeyfield Furness Extra Care Society Ltd and fully satisfies CQC “good” standard and the Abbeyfield Core Standard.  It is a purpose-built residential care home, opened in 1996 and now accommodates 40 residents in single rooms. These have lovely open, rural views overlooking adjacent farmland and a small lake populated with wildfowl.

All bedrooms are fully furnished but can be personalised with the resident’s own chair, pictures, ornaments, TV, radio etc. for a home from home ambience. They all have en-suite shower and toilet facilities with wheelchair access and the home has additional communal assisted bathrooms. All rooms are fitted with telephone and TV sockets and there is a pay-phone in the hall and wifi accessible throughout. The rooms are on two floors served by two lifts.

There are six delightful lounges / activity rooms throughout the House, so there is always somewhere to enjoy the company of others: two are larger communal lounges and four smaller suitable for residents to entertain their visitors. The rural views are best seen from the sheltered open air balcony.

The attractive well-tended garden has seating and patio areas which are used extensively in the summer months providing opportunities for exercise, or just a seat in the sunshine when the weather allows. Two raised flower beds are available for residents to tend if you’re interested in gardening. It is secure and sheltered and fully accessible to wheelchair users.

The local area

Staveley House is situated on the edge of a housing estate on the outskirts of the small historic town of Dalton-in-Furness, adjacent to farmland and overlooking a small lake which is populated by several interesting species of wildfowl.

Dalton in Furness is well served by public transport and Staveley House is situated within a short distance of bus stops for services to Barrow in Furness or Ulverston and Kendal. The train station is a little further away and has services to Barrow in Furness and Carlisle or Lancaster and the main West Coast Line.
Furness General Hospital, less than a 10 minute drive from the Home provides the local A and E services.

Dalton-in-Furness has a Co-op Supermarket, a Post Office and a variety of traditional shops but is now without a Bank.

Staveley House is managed by Abbeyfield Furness Extra Care

Key features

  • Activities room

  • Alarm system

  • Communal lounge

  • Dining room

  • Garden

  • Health and wellbeing facilities

  • Internet access

  • Lift

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Meet our staff

Our dedicated staff and volunteers work hard to maintain high standards of accommodation, companionship and support. Staveley House, operated by Abbeyfield Furness Extra Care Society Ltd, is run by a volunteer executive committee and is an independent member of the national Abbeyfield charity.

We aim to provide high quality care for residents 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, through our well-qualified care staff who are supported by kitchen, laundry, domestic and maintenance staff.

All staff have a minimum qualification at Diploma Level 2 in their appropriate discipline. Senior care staff are qualified to level 3 in Care, with the experience management team of a Manager and two assistant managers have additional higher level qualifications with the House Manager holding Diploma Level 5 in Health and Social Care Management.

All staff receive regular training updates relevant to their role and in excess of statutory requirements. Staveley House’s long term policy is to provide care for the elderly as their mental and physical capabilities decline for as long as possible. To this end all care staff receive additional training in Dementia Awareness and Palliative Care.

Fees include all care, cleaning, laundering and meals. A private hairdresser, charged to the resident, attends on a regular basis. Appointments with chiropodists, opticians and hearing specialists can be arranged at the home.


PaintingVolunteers are always welcome as helpers to befriend residents and organise and participate in their social activities. We have an extensive activities and entertainment programme, especially suitable for older people, so there's always something to keep you occupied or to look forward to.

Regular activities include:

• Flower arranging
• Painting and craft sessions
• Fortnightly one hour bus tour
• Sedentary exercising
• Music & movement
• Bingo
• Traditional games sessions, eg dominoes, Scrabble 
• Electronic games sessions, eg Nintendo Wii 
• Weekly religious service

Ad hoc events include:

• Trips to theatres and shops
• Restaurant visits
• Bell ringers
• Police dogs
• Owls from the local sanctuary
• School choirs
• Solo singers
• Story tellers
• PAT dogs
• Annual Strawberry Tea with entertainment by brass band or other local musicians
• Christmas Bazaar with displays by local shops – an opportunity for the less mobile residents to buy presents

Trips for those able to travel include:

• Performances at the Coronation Hall in Ulverston
• Performances at Forum 28 in Barrow
• Christmas Pantomimes

Contact the house

01229 468210

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Greystone Lane
LA15 8QQ
United Kingdom


01229 468210