ABC Centre

About ABC Centre

The ABC Centre comprises two buildings, Alder Court and Beechcroft. Beechcroft was built in 1985 and Alder Court was completed in 1997.

The ABC Centre is situated within a quiet residential area in Whitchurch / Hengrove in South West Bristol, ideally placed for access to local shops and amenities.

Our care team is on hand to support your needs and we provide a full range of on-site facilities to make life comfortable.


Contact Danielle Morgan, Centre Manager
Telephone 01275 540 177
Brunelcare's ABC Extra Care Centre, Chessington Avenue, Bristol BS14 9EW, UK

Why choose ABC Centre?

  • The scheme has 56 self contained flats comprising 45 one-bed flats and 11 two-bed flats
  • On-site care team can assist with daily tasks like shopping, cleaning, dressing and meal preparation (extra charge)
  • The communal lounge and surrounding gardens within the scheme provide peace and tranquillity
  • Regular activities take place each week for you to join in with
  • Laundry on site, with laundry and ironing service offered (extra charge)
  • On-site restaurant providing lunch 7 days a week (extra charge)
  • The local area provides a good range of shops, doctors surgeries and community centres
  • Ramp / level access to building, with parking available
  • Level access showers in all flats, with 3 communal baths across the scheme

Life at ABC Centre

Site manager Danielle morgan

Meet the manager: Danielle Morgan

My name is Danielle, I started my career with the charity eight years ago and have been Centre Manager at ABC Centre for five years. Before starting my career at Brunelcare, I worked in residential care with adults with learning disabilities.

I have two dogs, Missy, an English Bulldog and Buster, a Pug. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and walking my dogs!

We’re rated Good overall

ABC Centre has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as Good overall.

A couple at ABC Centre smiling with a carer.

How do I apply?

If you are unsure if you are eligible for this housing, or may require supported funding, contact Bristol City council for assessment by calling Care Direct 0117 922 2700. For those funding their own property and care, please contact our Centre Manager directly.

Commonly asked questions

Is extra care housing right for me?

‘Extra Care Housing’ (ECH) is the term used to describe homes that have been specially designed for older people, allowing them to maintain or regain their independence for as long as possible. ECH sites give tenants the peace of mind of knowing that care and support is available, when and if they need it.

Extra care housing is available to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • Be aged 65 or over, or over 55 if registered disabled
  • Be a Bristol resident
  • Be in receipt of at least five-hours of care each week

Extra care housing may be right for you if you are starting to need some support with your daily living, but want to maintain your independence by living in your own self-contained flat.

All of our extra care accommodation is self-contained with its own front door, kitchen, bathroom, heating, bedroom(s) and pull cord system.

How will I be supported?

Our onsite teams can help and encourage you to live independently by assisting you with washing and dressing. All laundry needs, ironing, cleaning of your home, personal care, shopping and meal preparations can be provided, alongside administering your medication and supporting you if you wish to attend activities.


Can people visit me?

Of course! It’s your own home, with its own front door – so you can choose who visits you and when. Visitors are welcome at the scheme at any time, day or night.

Is there an onsite restaurant?

There is a hot meal available in the restaurant every lunchtime (this must be paid for as it is not charged as part of the rent). Lunches are a good opportunity for tenants to get together and to meet with families and friends
and with other older people from the local community. For other meals, care and support staff can prepare food in your own kitchen or can assist you to prepare your own meals.

What happens if my care needs change?

If the changes are small then we will make adjustments without a formal review. However, if your care needs
change substantially a reassessment may be needed to ensure your care needs can still be met within the scheme. We will look into the availability for ‘next step’ care.

Are guest rooms available for booking?

All our Extra Care Housing Schemes have guest rooms available for visiting family and friends for a small fee. This fee is reinvested back into the charity. All guest rooms have en-suite bathrooms and must be booked in advance.

Why choose Brunelcare?

Founded in 1941, Brunelcare has over 80 years of experience providing high-quality housing, care and support for older people in the South West.

We support over 2,000 customers across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Somerset, and are recognised for our expertise in caring for people living with a dementia.

In addition to our own rigorous self-assessment, we are regulated by the CQC. We also regularly seek our customers’ views and feedback to ensure we maintain a high standard of care and high levels of satisfaction in our services.

As a charity, we do not pay dividends to shareholders. Any profit we make is reinvested back into the services we provide.

Our team

Brunelcare employees are skilled, friendly and qualified. We have designed our recruitment and selection methods to ensure that we recruit a high calibre of employees that suit the culture of each care home.

All of our colleagues are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before working for us and, once approved, they undergo a full induction programme and receive continuous training.

Our team is extremely experienced at working with older people who may be frail, have a learning disability, or have a long-term illness.