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Meet our staff

Our staff run Westbourne House on a day to day basis, providing two good quality home-cooked meals every day which are served in the dining room.

A voluntary committee is responsible for the well being of our residents and overseeing Westbourne House. Overall responsibility for the Society's activities rests with an Executive Committee of voluntary Trustees drawn from public and private sectors.

Staff and volunteers also provide support and companionship to residents. The staff at Westbourne House are experienced in dealing with elderly people and are very empathetic to their needs.

William Tait

- Operations Manager

Alex Chabaani

- Chef

Alex is a young, accomplished chef and cooks varied meals to a very high standard.

Anna Ruffell

- Kitchen Assistant

Anna enjoys preparing nutritious meals for the residents.


We offer various activities and events for the residents to take part in. Families are encouraged to attend social activities when they can.

Some of our activities have included:

  • Daily coffee mornings and afternoon tea
  • Film afternoons on our cinema screen
  • Holy communion once a month
  • Days out - for example Poole Park, Corfe Castle and local garden centres 
  • Reminiscence sessions with local museum
  • Guest speakers, singers, entertainers and events
  • Open days including seasonal events such as Christmas Carol concerts

Resident’s birthdays are always celebrated with homemade birthday cake and we welcome family and friends to join for a coffee or lunch to celebrate this important day together. There is a Christmas party every year for the residents and family.

Residents are also encouraged to take active roles in garden by planting pots and light weeding and maintenance if they wish.

Contact the house


22 Poole Road
United Kingdom


01202 769953