Langton and Broadstone care homes to close amid “financial difficulties”

TWO Dorset care homes are closing – as the company that runs them announced it is to cease trading.

Hantona Ltd – which runs The Old Rectory Care Home in Langton Matravers and Delph House in Broadstone – cited “financial difficulties and circumstantial factors” for the decision.

The homes are registered to care for more than 70 residents in total, who will now need to find alternative accommodation.

Company director, Jacqueline L Haigh, said: “We have taken the difficult decision, at this time, in order to protect all the residents of the homes, their families and all that work at the homes.

“The local authorities are aware of the situation, and we are working closely with them to support all the residents and their families to find new places to live and to ensure that people are able to move quickly and safely.”

Delph House, Broadstone. Photo: Google Maps.

Delph House, Broadstone. Photo: Google Maps.

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A spokesperson for Dorset Council said: “Dorset Council is aware of the situation and will work closely with Hantona Ltd to support the company, residents and families, through this process.”

The Old Rectory, in Langton Matravers High Street, is listed online as a “well-established and family-run home”.

“The Old Rectory caters for those over 60 years of age and for those with health conditions including dementia and palliative care,” it added.

“People choose The Old Rectory as they can stay at our care home until the end of their days, without the ned to move to an alternative home, as we meet all the care needs of our residents.”

Delph House is registered for 39 residents, offering care for those with a range if conditions, including dementia and Parkinson’s Disease.


  1. Gavin Rider Reply

    This is very sad news. After the closure of Wordsworth House during the Covid pandemic, we are losing essential care home capacity in this area. Investment is needed!

  2. Karen Bird Reply

    This is devastating news for all the wonderful residents and the most wonderful staff. My dad has been there over a year and has been so happy and so very well looked after … and now we have to start the search for a care home that we only hope can match Delph House. It was one big family that has now been torn apart !

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