Residents' stories

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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.

Sanctuary Care show support for Dementia Awareness Week with the launch of their Iffley choir.
Residents' stories
Like so many sons and daughters, Fiona and her sister Joanna Barrington have found their mother Barbara’s journey with dementia one that has been filled with mixed emotions.
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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.
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.

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