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Fireworks celebrations at Harrier Grange 2020!

Residents and staff enjoyed celebrating Guy Fawkes Night at Harrier Grange! Read more

A respite review too good not to share!

We were thrilled to receive a heart-warming review from a resident who recently stayed with us for 3 weeks’ respite care. Read more

Harrier Grange help 'Make the world better with a sweater'

Residents and all of the staff at Harrier Grange Care Home dug out their favourite Christmas pullovers in support of a children’s charity. Read more

Raising a cuppa for a good cause!

We teamed up with Co-operative Food to support MacMillan's Worlds Biggest Coffee morning on the 26th of September! Read more

A very festive time of year!

We held our first Christmas Fayre on Mon 26th Nov - please see below for some pics from the day. Read more

A fun October

We've been having such a great time this past month and we wanted to show you some of our photographs from the things we've been doing. Read more

Macmillan Cancer Support Total

We teamed up with the Co-Operative last month and raised £148.20 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Read more

New Activities Co-Ordinator has landed her 'dream job'!

We are delighted to introduce our new Activities Co-Ordinator at Harrier Grange, Stacie Judge, to oversee and manage our lively and varied activities programme bringing fun, action and social interaction with our residents. Read more

Macmillian's World's Biggest Coffee Morning

We've teamed up with the Co-operative Food Primary Logistics Services to raise money for Macmillian cancer charity, and we're inviting YOU to join us for tea and (homemade) cake! Read more

100 Years of Freda

One of our lovely residents, Freda Riste turned 100 recently and she says the secret to a long life is to not get stressed and 'be appreciative of what life gives you'.
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Fun in the Sun

The pupils from Farleigh School, a Catholic preparatory day and boarding school in Red Rice, visited our residents to enjoy all the excitement of a Summer Fun Day. Read more

Mottisfont Abbey Visit

We visited Mottisfont Abbey in Romsey today where we had a look around the rose flower gardens, had a spot of lunch in the stables cafe and enjoyed a ride around the grounds in a golf buggy. Read more

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Last week we took a trip out to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Romsey to have lunch and then enjoy the garden grounds. Read more

The Royal Wedding

Our residents got into the spirit of the Royal Wedding last weekend by having a party of our own! Read more

Flower Arranging

We've been feeling rather summery and flowery at our home recently! Read more

Finkley Down Farm

We ventured to Finkley Down Farm this week to see the animals. Read more

National Care Home Open Day 2018

The Mayor of Test Valley joined in our celebrations last Saturday to mark the national open day, focused on creating community relationships. Read more

Team Mates

Our resident Charles White, an ex-professional footballer met a former Southampton FC team-mate for the first time recently - 70 years after the pair represented the same club during the Second World War. Read more

Open Day 2018

On Saturday 21st April we are celebrating National Care Home open day, which is about bringing the whole community together. Read more

Cheerful Chicks

Last Tuesday our home had some live eggs brought to us by the Living Eggs company in Reading. Read more

Rhythm of Life

This Thursday we were visited by the Rhythm of Life band who played some timeless classics for our residents. Read more

Recruiting: Registered Nurses

Harrier Grange Care Home are seeking to recruit Registered Nurses to join their friendly team. The purpose built care home in Andover has been finished to an exceptionally high standard and has a host of luxurious features available to their residents. Read more

Zoo Lab

Our residents enjoyed having Zoo Lab visit our residents recently, bringing along some incredible creatures. Read more

1st Birthday Party

The Mayor of Test Valley was on hand to cut our cake at our first birthday celebrations recently. Read more

Military Wives Choir

Our home had the delight of having the Wallop Military Wives Choir in to sing to our residents recently. Read more

Care Home Rating

We are delighted to have achieved a fantastic rating on the distinguished, leading UK Care Home review website - www.carehome.co.uk Read more

Museum of Army Flying Visit

Our residents, Kath and Charles, enjoyed visiting the Museum of Army Flying in Middle Wallop this week. Read more


We do love a wedding anniversary here at Harrier Grange, our Joan and Richard are celebrating their 70th this year, with Richard's philosophy to a long and happy marriage being: 'let the wife be the boss'. Read more

Pianist - Alan Poulton

Alan Poulton the Pianist visited our home and played some festive songs for our residents.

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Christmas Decorating

Our residents have been getting into the festive spirit! Read more

Tickled Pink Productions

The wonderful Tickled Pink visited our home to perform to us a Christmas Spectacular which involved lots of singing and tap dancing! Read more


Our own Tony Greening, 87, had the absolute pleasure of being reunited with his sister, Joan, for the first time in over a year recently. Read more

Balloons Anyone?

Our home hosted a wonderful guest last week, Balloon Artist Chris Kimbers.

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Ladies Who Lunch

Ladies lunches are a great way for us to explore new places and get to know each other a bit better.... any excuse for some tasty lunches! Read more

Rosebourne Garden Centre Visit

We recently enjoyed a trip to the Rosebourne Garden Centre, read all about it here! Read more

Dandelion Nursery Visit

We recently invited children from a local nursery to spend time with residents to help improve their overall health and happiness after being inspired by a hit TV programme. Read more

Happy Halloween!

Our residents got into the Halloween Spirit carving pumpkins and painting clay ones! Read more


We are recruiting for a Home Admissions Advisor Day Care Practitioners, Day Carers, Night Carers, Host/Hostess and a Laundry Person at Harrier Grange. Read more

The Accordion Player

Our residents were treated to wonderful accordion playing this week. Read more

Lounge Olympics

Our residents and Activities Co-Ordinator, Chris, played a variety of games in the lounge last week: velcro darts; slipper football; and armchair skittles. Read more

Houghton Lodge

Last Thursday our residents - Kathleen, Pam, John Gibbons and John Keeling - visited Hougton Lodge Tea Rooms, where they enjoyed tea and sandwiches in the conservatory. Read more

Strength & Balance Class

Our residents had a great visit from Valley Leisure to run a seated stength and balance class. Read more

Zumba Gold Fun!

Our residents were able to test out the lastest Zumba Gold craze last week... Read more


Our residents had a great Tai-Chi session with the Mayor of Test Valley - Cllr Carl Borg-Neal, last week. Read more

Getting silly with Play-Doh!

Our Activities Co-Ordinator, Chris Martin, decided to get the residents hands messy moulding Play-Doh on Monday morning! Read more

Fun in the Sun

We had perfect weather at our Andover home yesterday - a shining sun and bright, cloudless blue skies! Read more

Zumba Gold

We had Valley Leisure in to visit our home on Monday and they instructed a Zumba Gold class, which involves dancing to music in an armchair, with our residents! Read more

Call to Mind

Reminiscence based activities have been popular in our home recently, in particular a board game named Call to Mind. Read more

65th Wedding Anniversary

What's the secret to a long-lasting marriage you ask? Read more

Mottisfont Grounds

Our residents travelled to Romsey last week to visit the Historical Mottisfont Grounds. Read more

Rosebourne Garden Centre

Residents Pam, Gloria and Chris, our Activities Co-Ordinator, had a lovely outing to the Rosebourne Garden Centre to enjoy some afternoon tea. Read more

Hands on Massage

Our residents were in massage heaven on Tuesday! Read more

Catch & Throw

We are all about keeping active here at Harrier Grange - our most popular activity at the moment being Catch & Throw! Read more

Farleigh School Visit

We had a wonderful visit from some of the children from Farleigh School! Read more

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

We took a trip to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens last Thursday where we explored the grounds and had a bite to eat in the cafe. Read more

Anyone for Armchair Skittles?

Our residents were practising their armchair skittles skills yesterday in our home! Read more

A Tipple or Two

Last Friday, our residents had a wonderful trip to the local pub! Read more

Garden Fun

Our residents enjoyed competing against each other last Friday to be the champion of the bean bag toss! Read more

A Splash of Colour!

Our residents enjoyed a wonderfully creative trip to the Pottery Café - Splash of Colour - in Salisbury last week! Read more

A blast had by all!

We hosted our 1950s style afternoon event of entertainment and refreshments as part of the suggested theme in 2017 for National Care Home Open Day, which was ‘friendship’. Read more

1950s Open Day

Photographs from our wonderful open day - more details to follow. Read more

June Open Days

We are hosting open days at Harrier Grange 10am - 4pm on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of June. Read more

Longstock Garden Centre

We took a trip to Longstock Garden Centre with some of our residents. Read more

Introducing our Activities Co-Ordinator at Harrier Grange

We are delighted to introduce you to our Activities Co-Ordinatior here at Harrier Grange, Chris Martin. Read more

Finkley Down Farm Day Out

Our residents and staff had a fantastic day out yesterday to the farm, which was only a short 10-minute drive away from our home! Read more

Red Lippy Day in aid of Dementia UK

Last week our home took part in Red Lippy Day. Read more

Drop-In Open Days for Healthcare Professionals

We are extending an invitation to all healthcare professionals to come along to our home, meet our team of care experts and be taken on a tour of our wonderful home - refreshments will be provided on the tour. Read more

A Grand Day Out

Harrier Grange Residents recently enjoyed a day trip to the Hawk Conservancy Trust. Read more

Introducing our Chef at Harrier Grange

We are delighted to introduce our lovely new chef here at Harrier Grange – 36-year-old James Blight. Read more

Travel in Style at Harrier Grange

Our care home received an exciting delivery of our own, brand new, Executive Mercedes-Benz. The chauffeur driven car will allow our residents to travel in comfort and style - on any trips they wish to go on. Read more

Open Days

You are cordially invited to our Open Day events on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th March! Read more

Considering Care Homes

At Harrier Grange we understand that it is a difficult decision to move into a residential care home or retirement living. Trying to find the right home and the best information, in addition to uncertainty over the move itself can feel a bit baffling but not any more... read on to see how we can help. Read more

Dine in style at Harrier Grange

For many of us food is a great delight and at Harrier Grange we aim to please. With a range of dining options available, you'll enjoy a variety of delicious dishes our in-house chef creates! Read on to find out more... Read more