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59th Wedding Anniversary

The happy couple celebrate their 59th Wedding Anniversary with us.
To many more happy years!

The Secret Garden Project


The White House was established in 1985 as a care home for the elderly.
In 2007 our residents, staff and management embarked on a project to create a Secret Garden for the enjoyment of all. Read more

Cornwall’s Arts for Health

The Cornwall Arts for Health project was commenced about five years ago. The aim of the project was to introduce activities into care environments to enable people to participate and thereby improve their feeling of well being. The White House was involved in the initial project and we and our residents have enjoyed the projects over the years. We recognise the importance of different activities helping people live a more active and enjoyable life.

The picture shows our residents participating in “Hand dancing”. This proved to be very popular.

“Wayne” The Donkey

“WAYNE”  – The Donkey returns as Rudolph to wish our residents a Happy Christmas. Wayne was “adopted” by the staff and we all look forward to his visits as he walks around the house and enjoys everyone making a fuss of him. He has not learnt yet to go in the lift but we make sure all our residents who wish to see him do so.

Anne – July 2012

Dear Eves

I’m writing on behalf of the family to thank you and Mum’s carers for all you did for her over the short period of time that she was living in the White House.

Mum may not have acknowledged the fact, but we were very aware that if it hadn’t been for you and your staff, she would have been back in Bodmin Hospital (which she hated) within a couple of weeks and would have died sooner.

It was a relief to us to discover that, contrary to what the press would have one believe, not all care homes are poor and all carers are rogue brutes! As far as I’m concerned, Mum was treated with respect and great care, and I shall be forevergrateful to you all.

With best wishes,

Yours sincerely,



Dear Eves,

Thank you so much, you and your colleagues, for making my stay in the White House such a pleasurable experience. I came to you feeling so ill, and with no appetite, and you and your team made me so welcome, and I began to feel so much better within a couple of days. It was so wonderful to feel warm and to have constant attention to my needs. To feel under no pressure to get up, or to eat what was put in front of me, made me feel so relaxed that within 48 hours I wanted to get out of bed and to eat all the delicious food given to me.

To have the use of the computer relieved my anxieties about my bank account as I could look up to see how I was placed and that I was not going over my limit.

Without exception the staff were kind and obliging and so considerate and I could hear them with the other residents and knew everyone was being treated the same. Initially my wife was very worried about me being in respite but her worry stopped the first evening when she came to visit me and I told her I was in heaven.

Many many thanks to you all.

Yours sincerely,



Des’s Wife Margaret wrote:

Dear Eves,

I know Des has contacted you to say thank you for all the kindness he experienced during his stay at the White House. May I reiterate,I too feel so much gratitude for the way he was looked after during his time with you. From the minute he arrived he was shown so much tender and loving care and he was so very happy with you all, and I felt such relief knowing he was being looked after so well. You really do have a wonderful team so please pass on our opinions because everyone seemed to be so happy in their work and the kindness shown to all your residents was a joy to behold.

All good wishes to you all,


Five Star Award

The Commercial Food and Safety Team of Cornwall Council has awarded The White House five stars. This is the highest rating available.

It is a nationwide scheme that is currently being introduced and service users will be able to access information on line about anywhere that has been inspected. This includes restaurants, cafes, takeaways and care homes.

Our room availability varies from time to time. Please telephone or email for current availability. For specific details please contact us.

Ten Tors Sponsored Walk

We are entering two or three teams in this year’s walk in May 12.

We are raising funds to further improve the Secret Garden. If you want to sponsor or join us please contact Eves.


Joan – June 2012

Dear Eves and Mel

Thank you so much for all your care, and the rest of the staff, that you gave to my dear Peter. He was always happy in White House and I’m sure he would have liked to thank you too!

He just went to sleep in NO pain thankfully.

Also thank you attending his funeral – yes it was a wonderful service, NOT SAD and just what he would have wanted.

Best wishes to you ALL