Meet the Manager Tracey Halley
Dear Tracey and All Carers,
May we thank you very much indeed for Mum’s special 100th birthday party. It was an enjoyable and momentous occasion thanks to you all and the hard work of arrangements. The party food and cake were delicious and greatly appreciated.
We look forward to welcoming you to Fair Havens where we have created a caring community for up to 20 people.
The health, safety and wellbeing of people living, visiting or working here is paramount, and we can assure you that your priorities regarding safety, care, cleanliness and enjoyment are ours too.
Free Wi-Fi is available in every room and every shared area of the building. We have increased access to technology, and iPads can be used to support regular video calls, enabling residents to communicate more frequently with their loved ones through Zoom, Teams or Skype …
We are proud to provide a variety of activities online and offline. We offer a range of stimulating activities tailored to individual preferences and our monthly calendar is full of events – Creative Talks, Visits from Pianist, Games Mornings, Cooking, Pizza Making, Cake Decorating are just a few examples. Our Vibrant Community platform enables people living here to stay connected with families and other communities having fun together. We have good connections and support from 3 local churches and volunteers, who hold a fortnightly church service for us.
Electronic Medication Administration System (E-mar) and Electronic Care Planning (PCS) are in place to guarantee the best quality of care.
We love to welcome people in spring and summer as a lot of activities take place in the garden during these months, and we have a lovely outdoor seating area where our residents love just sitting, chatting and enjoying the sun, or strolling in the grounds. The garden is an outstanding feature of the home, with its own summer house, sensory plant beds and beautiful rose bushes which were planted in memory of previous residents.
The home is situated in the Bassett residential area of Southampton, and was built in the second half of the 20th century. Fair Havens was established by an interdenominational group of local Christians who wished to provide care for the elderly without expectation of faith or creed. The name they chose for the home is a reference to Acts chapter 27 verse 8 in the Bible: “We moved along the coast … and came to a place called Fair Havens”. Southampton Common is about a 5 minute walk from the home.
Fair Havens became part of Keychange Charity in April 2001.
Fair Havens has been extended more than once to provide the facilities currently offered – including 4 lounges – and now occupies the maximum footprint commensurate with retaining a high standard of ambience for the residents. There is car parking available at the front of the home.
Additional information, services and facilities
- Delicious, home-cooked food
- You are welcome to bring your own furniture when moving in
- On-site laundry service is included in the price
- Regular GP, Dentist, Physiotherapist, Optician visits
- Hairdresser and Chiropodist available on request
- Free Wi-Fi, laptops and iPads available for you to use
- Strong Infection Prevention and Control measures in place
- Personal Protective Equipment available at all times for staff and visitors
- Staff and residents regularly tested for Covid-19
- Cooking, Pizza Making, Cake Decorating, Games Mornings and lots of other activities available
- Fortnightly Church Services
- Parking available
- Specialised care equipment including hoists, lifting aids, bathing equipment
- Chair lift on staircase for easy access
- Sensor mat provided if required
- Call bell system in all rooms
- Lift to all floors
- Broadband and television connections in all rooms