Cusack House

Supported Housing



Orchard Close
Bourne Lane
SO21 1NX
United Kingdom

Contact the house:

01962 711785


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The Abbeyfield Winchester Society Ltd is located in Twyford, a lovely semi-rural village four miles from Winchester.

Cusack House and Thornton House are on the same site - Orchard Close, and a link way joins the two houses enabling their facilities to be shared. Cusack House was built in 1912, and renovated in 1997. It is a home from home, offering support when you need it from our professional and caring house staff and volunteers. Cusack House has 14 en-suite rooms.

All of our rooms are unfurnished, so you can bring your own furniture, making it truly a home from home. There is a lift between floors, and the house is fully accessible for wheelchairs and other mobility aids. Residents can gain additional support from a Careline provider 24 hours a day. Each resident is provided with a pendant and has a support system in their room to contact the Careline.

Twyford’s Doctors Surgery is approximately 10-15 minutes walk away. The village shop is close to the Surgery, and has a post office with banking facilities and a coffee shop. Regular bus services run from the end of Bourne Lane to Winchester and Eastleigh. There is also an active volunteer group that offers help with transport for local, elderly residents.

Communal facilities include:

• A spacious lounge in Thornton House, perfect for coffee mornings, and entertaining friends and family.
• A dining room in Thornton House, where you can enjoy meals freshly prepared by our catering team.
• Four pantries where residents can make their own breakfasts and refreshments.
• A conservatory in Cusack House, with a wonderful view of our extensive and mature gardens.
• Beautiful landscaped gardens, which residents are encouraged to help out in.
• Two bathrooms with facilities for the disabled, one of which is used by our mobile hairdresser.
• A guest room in Cusack House, great for visiting family and friends, and available for a nightly fee.
• A snug in Cusack House, perfect for watching tv, reading or catching up with family and friends.

Residents’ rooms are cleaned regularly by house staff, but those residents who are able to and wish to do so, may carry out these tasks themselves. Residents bed linen, towels and personal items are laundered by the house staff. Our aim is to provide a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where residents can remain as independent as possible. Living with us allows you to enjoy the privacy of your own room or apartment, while being part of a friendly and active community.

Cusack House is managed by Abbeyfield Winchester

Key features

  • Activities room

  • Alarm system

  • Communal lounge

  • Conservatory

  • Dining room

  • Garden

  • Health and wellbeing facilities

  • Laundry facilities

Life at the house

We offer regular activities and events that are organised by the fantastic volunteers we have at the Abbeyfield Winchester Society. The monthly calendar of social activities includes outings to places of local interest.

Click here to download our activities calendar for this month

Recent examples include Hilliers Arboretum, the Watercress Line, Solent Dolphin trip and visits to a local garden centre. Friends and relatives are welcome to join us on these trips.

Other activities include:

• Poetry reading
• Quiz evenings
• Film shows
• Pub lunches with volunteers
• Entertainment from visiting groups and individuals
• Shopping trips to Waitrose and Sainsburys
• Holy Communion led by a local church
• Games and puzzles, for example Giant Crossword and Scrabble
• Annual Summer Garden party and Christmas party

The Resident Support Group, our amazing team of volunteers, also take into account the views of residents when arranging the monthly calendar of activities.

What's on the menu

We provide two meals a day consisting of a two course lunch and a light tea in the evening. There is an emphasis on fresh food and home cooking. Meals are served in the Thornton House dining room, making them a social occasion. Residents make their own breakfast at their leisure in one of the four pantries located in the two houses. Coffee and tea are served twice a day, and in the afternoon we have home-made cake. Although main meals are normally served in the dining room, arrangements can be made for meals to be brought to a resident's room if they are feeling unwell. Residents are consulted on their likes and dislikes and dietary requirements, and alternatives are always offered.

Sample menu


Lunch: Roast chicken, roast potatoes with fresh vegetables, truffle torte.

Tea: Bubble and squeak with cold meats, fruit mousse.


Lunch: Beef stroganoff with rice or potatoes, lemon layer pudding.

Tea: Chipolatas with potato wedges, stewed apples and custard.


Lunch: Liver and bacon, boiled potatoes, peas and carrots, fruit crumble and custard.

Tea: Prawn cocktail, bakewell tart.


Lunch: lamb hotpot, with runner beans and butternut squash, prune and almond tart.

Tea: Jacket potato, tuna, cheese or beans, fruit strudel and cream.


Lunch: Pork and parsnip cobbler, new potatoes, carrots and broccoli, fruit compote with cream.

Tea: Boiled eggs, ginger sponge with custard.


Lunch: Fresh cod and watercress sauce, apple pie and custard.

Tea: Pasta bake, jam tart and custard.


Lunch: Beef stew with herby dumplings and new potatoes, chocolate and amaretto pudding with cream.

Tea: Cauliflower cheese with bacon, fruit jelly and ice cream.

Contact the house

01962 711785

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