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Iffley Residential and Nursing Home in Oxford

Anne Greenwood Close, Iffley, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 4DN
Dementia care
Nursing care
Palliative care
Residential care
Respite care

Situated in the picturesque Iffley village in Oxfordshire, our residential and nursing home is tucked away in a tranquil spot.

The team provides a wide range of care, including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, palliative and respite care. Our care and support evolve as our residents needs change over time. This means Iffley will always be a place they call home, giving our residents and their loved ones the peace of mind that the upheaval of moving into residential care need only happen once.

A magnificent Oxfordshire home

Sanctuary Care’s newest home in Oxfordshire, Iffley has some really wonderful features. Located on the dementia floor, the vintage café is a really popular spot for our residents to meet loved ones when they visit. With shabby chic prints and memorabilia from years gone by, it's the perfect place to enjoy a hot drink and a slice of homemade cake.

Another place residents can pop to with ease is the home’s hairdressing salon. A stylist from Iffley visits every Tuesday for sets, trims and even head massages. Our residents are pampered and made to feel extra special.

For those who love the big screen, there is a cinema room in the heart of the residential and nursing home. The residents enjoy modern titles and all the classics, and the team organises regular blockbuster nights.

And for those who enjoy the great outdoors, the home’s tranquil grounds are a fantastic place to relax. There are raised flower beds, which enable our green-fingered residents, including those in wheelchairs, to continue enjoying a much-loved hobby with ease. There is also a courtyard area, with a water feature, trellised area, seating and barbecue.

Making memories

When you walk into the home, the environment is clearly beautiful, but we think it's our person-centred activities that make us special. The team prides themselves on providing activities that are as wonderfully unique as our residents.

We also consider their care needs to ensure they get the best out of every experience. Whether enjoying a relaxing Namaste hand massage, baking or singing along to their favourite song with a member of the team, there is something for everyone.

Iffley has its own care home choir. Made up of staff, residents and those closest to them, it has proved to be a wonderfully inclusive activity that everyone can enjoy. The positive impact it’s had, particularly for our residents living with dementia has been phenomenal. Even if a resident cannot remember the title of a particular song, the wonderful feeling they get from singing at the tops of their voices stay with them long after the music has stopped playing.

The home also hosts animal therapy sessions, a knit and natter group, an exercise club and so much more. We also invite entertainers from across Iffley and Oxfordshire to perform music for our residents.

Iffley has its own minibus to make sure the team can support residents to remain active members of their local community. They enjoy visiting museums, garden centres and local pubs in and around Oxford. And in the summer, we take a trip to the coast to enjoy ice-cream or fish and chips by the sea.

Pre-bookable respite care

We now provide residential, dementia and nursing respite care breaks that can be pre-booked. Your loved one can enjoy delicious home-cooked meals and our fantastic activities and facilities, safe in the knowledge they are being cared for by our experienced team.

Call us to pre-book a respite care break or to find out more information today.

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Stories from the home

Residents bedroom at Iffley care home

Lovely bedrooms to call home

Our bedrooms are more than just a room, they are spacious and tastefully decorated. A perfect place to start a new chapter.

Doors at Iffley care home

Your space, your door

All of our rooms have their very own front door and door number, creating a personal space for every single resident.

Exterior of Iffley care home

Green-fingered residents

A popular pastime for our gents is our gardening club where residents take care of our very own raised flower beds.

Bob Eaton and Betty Eaton posing for photograph

Centenarian celebrations

We look for any excuse to make our residents feel special, and for Betty’s 100th birthday we hosted a party with lots of cake.

Hairdressing Salon at Iffley

VIP treatment

Popping to the hairdressers has never been so easy! A stylist visits our salon every week for all those special treatments.

Resident at Abercorn House

What our loved ones say about us

One of our resident’s daughters took the time to share: “A calm and friendly atmosphere, with caring and approachable staff”.

Facilities at this home


  • Cafe coffee shop
  • Cinema room
  • Dining room
  • Ensuite
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Lounges
  • Wheelchair accessible garden
  • Wifi


  • Arts and crafts
  • Bingo
  • Day trips
  • Knit and natter
  • Light exercise
  • Magic table
  • Minibus
  • Movies

Care and support

  • Chiropody
  • Hairdressing
  • Home cooked meals
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Respite Care
Care staff

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Anne Greenwood Close
Iffley, Oxford
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Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visits) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 29 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Financial reassurance) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 20 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn – Group Director Sanctuary Care 12 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Testing) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 7 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (PPE) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 30 April 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Food) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 27 April 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visits and PPE) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 15 April 2020

At Sanctuary Care our number one priority is to keep our residents, their relatives and our staff safe.

With the increasing number of reported cases of Coronavirus in the UK, we have taken the difficult decision to minimise all non-essential visits to our residential and nursing homes until further notice. These include routine visits from loved ones and friends, entertainers, hairdressers, volunteers, work experience students and school parties.

We have not taken this decision lightly and understand this will be upsetting for relatives who want to visit loved ones. We do feel this is the best way to keep our residents safe and is one of many proactive, preventative measures we are taking to stop this infection getting into our homes.

We do hope you understand why we are taking these precautions. Please don’t hesitate to call if you would like to speak to us directly if you have any questions or concerns.

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