Southwell Court is a modern and spacious elderly care home situated within the village of Melbourn. The home underwent a significant transformation in 2019 following it’s purchase by Black Swan Care Group. It is important to us to provide luxury living for our residents, with the atmosphere of home.

The home has been decorated to an exceptionally high standard, with every bedroom featuring an en-suite wetroom to ensure privacy and dignity for our residents. The home benefits from both courtyard and large mature gardens, with ground floor bedrooms giving access straight to the surrounding grounds.

The home has a number of fantastic communal areas including a built-in cinema, a salon for our residents to enjoy hairdressing and nail appointments, a library, a dedicated games room, and communal lounges. Unlike other care homes, Southwell Court has a private section of the dining area so our residents can enjoy a meal with their loved ones in a private and intimate setting.

Our manager, Loreta Moss came to Southwell Court after previously managing another Black Swan Home – The Beeches in East Harling. She successfully led the home to achieve an ‘Outstanding Overall’ rating from the Care Quality Commission at their last inspection, which is no small feat. Only 4% of care homes nationally achieve such a rating.  Loreta looks forward to welcoming you to visit the home, so please feel free to get in touch and request 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.

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Registered for 40 residents


For residents aged from 65

For the elderly

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At a glance


Bill Derbyshire


Hinkins Close


01763 750006


Very happy with the care I'm getting from the carers.


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.