To help find the right care home for you, here's some questions you can ask when you enquire.

  1. What is your visitor policy?
  2. What types of activities are available?
  3. Can we specify a visiting GP?
  4. Are family members allowed to stay overnight?
  5. Are pets allowed to visit or stay?
  6. What types of food are offered each week?
  7. What kinds of days out do you offer?
  8. Can residents bring personal furniture?
  9. What security procedures are in place?
  10. How do you handle complaints?

Read more >

Do you need to find care urgently? Call our care experts on 0800 048 8618 between 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday to get their impartial guidance.

Contact this home

Call now for more details - staff are happy to answer any of your questions about care.

Abbotsford Care, Dunfermline

Headwell House, Headwell Avenue, Dunfermline, KY12 0JY


  • Adequate

    Regulator's average rating

    More details
  • £764

    + per week

    Starting weekly rate

    More details
  • 56 beds

    Maximum occupancy

  • 2013

    Date opened

Sorry, Abbotsford Care, Dunfermline is missing some key information:
Room availability

From the owner

Built to a new design concept, Headwell offers superior accommodation on two floors. All bedrooms offer extensive living space, which are tastefully furnished to a high standard, and have the addition of ensuite wet rooms. Residents are encouraged to…

Built to a new design concept, Headwell offers superior accommodation on two floors. All bedrooms offer extensive living space, which are tastefully furnished to a high standard, and have the addition of ensuite wet rooms. Residents are encouraged to personalise their room with additional soft furnishings and decorations of choice, making each room unique to the individual. There are 2 large communal living spaces on both floors, where residents, families and friends are actively encouraged to join in all the social activities that are on offer on a daily basis. We have the addition of an activities and library room on the first floor, where fun and games or even a bit of peace and quiet are the order of the day.

Headwell House can accommodate 44 older people in 4 purpose built wings of 11 rooms and we have the additional benefit of 2 unique specialist units for younger adults which are staffed independently incorporating 6 bedrooms with their own sitting room and dining room. Being situated in the heart of Dunfermline, Headwell House utilises the excellent transport links to gain access to the many and varied activity centres throughout Fife and the Lothians for our residents, it also facilitates easy commuter access for family members.

Abbotsford believe that their staff are a key to their success and here at Headwell, we have in place an excellent, on-going training programme for all staff members. A wide variety of subjects are covered, from Dementia training to Huntingtons awareness. We also have an extensive induction training and refresher programme, which all staff must attend. My team are also given every opportunity to further their own personal development, with external training programmes for SVQ levels 2 and 3 or any other courses which would enhance their working practice.

From the manager

“Suzanne Docherty - Senior Care Home Manager I am a qualified Psychiatric Nurse and have worked with Abbotsford since 1993 in various roles across all sites. I also worked for Abbotsford from 1987 till 1990 when I was still at school and worked in various roles within the kitchen team, housekeeping team as well as the care team. This provided me with knowledge and skills to carry me through my nurse training course in Perth. I took up the position in Headwell House in March 2015 and I have found the role to be evolving and challenging but with a great sense of fulfilment. I am a qualified SVQ assessor and also an internal verifier for SVQ. I enjoy this role immensely and find this very rewarding working with staff to see their knowledge and skills developed through qualifications. I am a dementia ambassador and I specialise in mental health for both adults and older people. I have been married for over 27 years - my husband and I we were fortunate to meet in sixth year at high school when we were both 18. We have two grown up children and I maintain a busy home life. ricia Simpson - Associate Home Manager Having enjoyed over 18 years experience in the care sector I am still very much committed to making a difference to the lives of those in my care. My current role is that of Associate Home Manager within Headwell House in Dunfermline, a position which I very much enjoy. Within my role I am privileged to lend my support to the Home Manager and work closely with the extended staff team to ensure person centered care is delivered to the highest standards at all times. I have recently qualified as an SVQ assessor and enjoy supporting the staff through the various levels of their vocational qualifications. My work ethos has not changed over the years and I continue to look for ways to innovative and educate the staff team. Providing a high quality of dementia care is paramount to me and my goal is to continue to enrich the lives of others while focusing on their unique qualities and adapting to their needs. I am currently undertaking an SCQ 10 Qualification in Leadership and Management which will enhance my leadership skills and and help me develop as a Manager.I have two sons and two grandchildren whom I adore, they are amazing little people and help me maintain my work life balance. Family values are at the route of everything I do and they keep me grounded. As a member of the Abbotsford family and in the position I am privileged to hold, I remain firmly focused and committed to my role.”

— Suzanne Docherty and Tricia Simpson

Visit Abbotsford Care, Dunfermline website

Care provided

  • Residential care

    Accommodation, meals, and assistance with personal care and medication.

  • Dementia care

    Specialist care designed to meet the challenges faced by people living with dementia.

  • Palliative and end of life care

    Care designed to provide quality support and comfort for people living with life-limiting conditions.

Care specialisms

This home offers specialised care for any of the following:

  • Adults over 65 years
  • Physical disabilities
  • Hearing impairment
  • Visual impairment
  • Mental health conditions
  • Dementia


  • 56 beds
  • All single bedrooms
  • 56 en-suite rooms
  • Purpose built, opened in 2013


From £764 per week

Verified by care provider

The final price will depend on your individual requirements - contact the care provider for more details.

Funding for care in Scotland

Your care home costs could be partially funded by the council. To qualify for this, you must first arrange a care needs assessment

  • Free personal and/or nursing care funding is available to anyone aged 65 or over, regardless of their financial situation.
  • Funding towards accommodation costs is also available if your assets (property & savings) are below £28,500.
Read more about how to fund care

Regulator's inspection rating

Average Adequate

Last inspection

14 Jul 2023

Staff team
Care and support planning
Read the full Care Inspectorate report

Frequently asked questions

  • What type of care does Abbotsford Care, Dunfermline provide?
  • Is Abbotsford Care, Dunfermline regulated?
  • Does Abbotsford Care, Dunfermline provide support for people with dementia?
  • How many residents are there at Abbotsford Care, Dunfermline?