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Briggs Lodge Residential and Nursing Home in Wiltshire

London Road, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2DY
Dementia care
Nursing care
Palliative care
Residential care
Respite care

Care home admissions during the Covid-19 pandemic

Safe admissions into our care homes includes the option for new residents to self-isolate in the comfort of their own home for 11 days, before joining us in the care home where they will be tested for Covid-19 and supported to self-isolate for 3 more days until the result of the test is known.

Opened in May 2019, Briggs Lodge’s dedicated team provide high-quality residential, residential dementia and nursing care.

Opened in style this summer by a ceremony attended by The Mayor of Devizes and two giant shire horses from the nearby Wadworth Brewery, Briggs Lodge is Sanctuary Care’s newest home. Managing the home is a qualified nurse of 32 years, Graham Oakes. Graham has managed residential and nursing homes for over 25 years.

Briggs Lodge has been designed to enhance residents’ independence and mobility, with wide spacious corridors and walk-in wet rooms in every single bedroom. If a resident comes to the home for residential care and develops dementia or later requires nursing care, this is a home for life. 

Feature rooms – art deco cinema and vintage tea shop

A firm favourite at the home with many of the residents is the cinema room. With luxury art deco style cinema seating and footstools, walls filled with images of iconic stars such as Audrey Hepburn and mood lighting; there is an authentic old movie theatre feel to this room.

There is an old fashioned library, with wooden effect panelling and shelves filled with titles our residents like to read. And if there is nothing that takes their fancy, Wiltshire Libraries come to the home every fortnight to refresh the titles and bring specific books our residents have ordered. This room has a large balcony, with high glass panelling for safety, where residents can sit and admire the gardens.

Upstairs there is also a vintage style tea room, with fine china, floral wallpaper, bunting and wooden furniture, it’s like an old fashioned café.  The tea room opens out onto another balcony with views of the gardens, which have raised plant wooden planters and wheelchair friendly pathways, making them ideal for residents who are less mobile.

There is an impressive hair and beauty salon for residents who like to look their best. The room has a nail bar too.

Embracing the local community

Having only recently opened, the Briggs Lodge has already welcomed artistic youngsters from St Margaret’s Preparatory School in Calne, Wiltshire along for a visit. The children came to the home with artwork they had created, showing what they imagine life to be like in 60 years’ time, when they may be old enough to move into a residential and nursing home. The artwork will be buried in a time capsule on the site, to be opened in the year 2079. The residents will soon be getting young visitors from Little Bears Pre School nearby in Devizes which they are really looking forward to.

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Stories from the home

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COVID-19 Emergency Support Framework

Review our latest CQC engagement and support call framework information sheet (PDF 337KB) for Briggs Lodge.

Briggs Lodge Virtual Tour

Take a look around our stunning home and get a true feel for what life could be like with us at Briggs Lodge. Video transcript (PDF 99KB).

Large cinema room at Briggs Lodge

Exciting home features

Our newest Sanctuary Care home has several fantastic feature rooms including a café, library, hairdressing salon and cinema room.

Local school children get involved at Briggs Lodge

A step forward in time

Children from St Margaret's School prepared stunning artwork to bury in a time capsule under our home before it opened.

Lounge areas at Briggs Lodge

Peace and quiet

We have a beautiful quiet room that overlooks our gardens for our residents to relax, read or simply enjoy the peace and quiet.

Example bedroom at Briggs Lodge

Make yourself at home

Our en-suite bedrooms are all beautifully decorated and we encourage our residents to make their rooms their own.

Cafe at Briggs Lodge

Time for tea

Our café is the perfect place to enjoy hot drinks and sweet treats in the company of loved ones.

Facilities at this home


  • Cafe coffee shop
  • Cinema room
  • Dining room
  • Ensuite
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Library
  • Lounges
  • Wifi


  • Coffee mornings
  • Community events
  • Day trips
  • Flower Arranging
  • Knit and natter
  • Light exercise
  • Pet therapy
  • Therapeutic exercise

Care and support

  • Chiropody
  • Hairdressing
  • Home cooked meals
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Respite Care
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London Road
SN10 2DY
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New residents can either self-isolate in their own home before coming to the care home, or join us and then self-isolate*.

Sanctuary Care new admissions information

Find out more*

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visiting) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 5 November 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Adult Social Care Winter Plan) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 21 September 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visiting) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 14 September 2020

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