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Making the decision to move yourself or a loved one into a care home can be difficult.

Understandably you will have lots of questions and will want to find out as much as you can about the facilities, local amenities and, most importantly, the types of care available, before you make any decisions.

To show you what life in our care homes is really like, we have put together a selection of stories from our residents, relatives and teams across Sanctuary Care.

If you have any further questions about Sanctuary Care or would like to talk to us about what you or your loved one needs, please feel free to contact us.

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Residents' stories
Sanctuary Care residents benefitted from a wide range of creative workshops and activities as part of a two-year national arts programme Shine! that launched in May 2014.
Brian Stops
Residents' stories
Meet Brian Stops, an 84-year-old retired reverend, who moved into Yarnton Residential and Nursing Home in the summer of 2015 with his wife Joan.
Julita Manaoang, Registered Nurse
Staff stories
Meet Julita Mangaoang, who has been a Registered Nurse at our Watlington & District Nursing Home in Oxfordshire for over 10 years. Here Julita talks about her experience working for Sanctuary Care and why she is so proud to have pursued a career in nursing.
Marcella Field, Yarnton's Chef Manager
Staff stories
Here we introduce Marcella Field, who works as a chef manager at Yarnton Residential and Nursing Home in Yarnton, Oxfordshire and has been with Sanctuary Care for the past five years.
Nurse Louie holds a heart-shaped card which states kindness is genuinely looking after someone with compassion and willingness to care.
Staff stories
Louie is one of Sanctuary Care’s most loved nurses working at Watlington and District Nursing Home. Louie began his nursing career with Sanctuary Care in 2011 and has loved everything about working there since. Here he tells us his story…
Sanctuary Care resident Trevor enjoys a birthday barbecue with his family and friends at Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home.
Relatives' stories
We speak to Jane Lewis on the experience of placing her father in care at our Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home.
Resident Peter painting in the conservatory.
Residents' stories
Meet Peter Denman, 79, a former artist who has lived at Sanctuary Care’s South Norwood home – The Manse Residential Care Home – since August 2011 and is proud and pleased to call it home.
Sanctuary Care resident Harry Dye, catching up with emails on his laptop.
Residents' stories
In a world where the popularity of digital technology is ever on the rise, we believe it’s really important for Sanctuary Care residents to feel included in the digital revolution.
Carla Siwicki, activities leader at Ravenhurst.
Staff stories
Here we introduce Carla Siwicki, who has worked as an activities leader at Ravenhurst Residential Care Home in Stourport on Severn for the last year.
Carolyn Knight and her mother.
Relatives' stories
When one fall too many left her mother Marlin with a serious leg injury, Carolyn Knight was faced with a very big decision about the future.

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