Southwell Court is a care home for the elderly situated within the village of Melbourn. Black Swan completely refurbished the care home in 2019 following its purchase. It is decorated to an exceptionally high standard and has fully en-suite wetroom facilities.

The home also has its own salon, cinema room, library, games room and lounges, as well as a private dining room which is free for families to use.

The home benefits from both courtyard and mature gardens, both of which are secure.

Our manager, Loreta Moss has come directly from a care home where she achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating with the Care Quality Commission at her last inspection. Loreta looks forward to welcoming you to look around the home so please feel free to get in touch to arrange a viewing.


This bedroom is situated within Southwell Court in Cambridgeshire, and aims to show the high quality accommodation we offer across the group. Size of room may vary across different homes, but all of our rooms include all the attributes mentioned within the virtual tour. Outside and communal galleries feature our residential facilities throughout East Anglia. This is an example of a standard bedroom within the Black Swan Care Group.

Contact Form – Southwell Court


Registered for 40 residents


For residents aged from 65

For the elderly

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At a glance


Loreta Moss


Hinkins Close


01763 750006


Southwell Court has been beautifully renovated. I love the way the building is what I would call 'quirky'. The rooms are set in groups of about 6, rather than in big long corridors. The Manager and her staff were very friendly, caring and fun to be around. I was very concerned leaving my mother in law at it was her first time in respite and she did not want to go! She settled well, ate very well and even joined in and socialised (which is not her style). The food looked amazing. They had daily papers, she had her hair done and saw the chiropodist during her 10-day stay. I was so pleased with how smoothly her visit went and I could not recommend the place more. 5 stars to them!

Vicky S

Southwell Court
Hinkins Close, Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, SG8 6JL



Dining is a hugely important factor in many lives, it is more than simply sustenance. Culturally, both food and dining are at the core of our most joyous experiences in life; weddings, festivals, birthdays and holidays to name just a few.

We encourage our residents to invite their loved ones into the home for lunch, dinner and even breakfast so that meal times offer the same opportunities for socialising as they would’ve done throughout each individual’s life.

What is unique about the dining experience we offer here is ‘choice’, which extends beyond simply WHAT you wish to eat, it includes WHERE, WHEN and WHO WITH. Not only do our residents have a superb choice of meals each day but they have the freedom to eat them wherever they like, whenever they like, and with whomever they choose.

We often incorporate food into our activities, providing buffets at parties and BBQs during summer garden parties. We have even hosted ‘Come dine with me’ style evenings in which favourite meals are pitted against one another, diners then voting for their favourite.

Our catering staff are highly skilled and in addition to their knowledge within hospitality they are subject to our programme of care related training, this gives them a broad understanding of the often complex needs of our residents. Our dining team cater for a diverse range of dietary requirements and have experience in tailoring menus to suit every individual’s specific needs.



Regular activities include flower arranging, art and craft sessions, quiz nights and tea parties. As well as fun events in the home, entertainers often come and visit us too. We have recently been visited by the Salvation Army, musicians and local drama students.

As you would expect, special holidays are incorporated into our activity calendar and birthdays are always celebrated with a party and a big slice of cake!

We invite our residents to join in with choosing and planning activities and encourage those moving in with us to continue with their current hobbies and interests.