Wantage is a beautiful care home located in the Vale of White Horse, near Oxford, a five-minute walk from the well-known market town.
This historic town is the heart of King Alfred’s birthplace and our care home is close to all the shops, cafés, theatre and other attractions it has to offer.
Our dedicated team provides a range of care and support for our residents, including nursing care, dementia care, palliative care and respite care.
Our care home has been designed with the usual comforts you’d expect such as welcoming lounges and dining rooms, a light and airy conservatory and cosy bedrooms, which provide a warm place for our residents to rest and relax.
Our care home also includes a place of worship, a hairdressing salon and an activity room.
However it’s the small personal touches and our friendly team, who care for our residents as if they were members of their own family, which make Wantage a true home from home.
We welcome visits from family and friends and have an open door policy, so whether loved ones like to pop in for a coffee or take part in an activity, we encourage them to become part of the community within our home.
We hold regular meetings for residents and relatives, enabling our residents and their loved ones to be directly involved in everyday life at Wantage.
Our spacious 50 bedrooms are all en-suite and have telephone and television points.
Bedrooms are tastefully decorated and furnished, although we do encourage our residents to bring personal ornaments, pictures and small items of furniture to make their rooms their own.
Our homely lounge areas and conservatory are places for our residents to use as they wish, whether catching up with friends and family or simply reading a good book.
Residents also enjoy taking part in fun activities in the comfort of our activity room, known as the Sanctuary Room.
The dining rooms are located on each floor of the home and provide a welcoming atmosphere to enjoy delicious home-cooked meals in the company of others.
Our garden has raised flower beds for our residents who like to do a spot of light gardening and is the perfect place to relax in the sunshine, as well as being a lovely focal point for summer barbecues.
Wantage’s features include:
- Spacious en-suite bedrooms, with telephone and television points
- Several lounge areas and a conservatory
- Activity room, known as the Sanctuary Room
- Dining rooms where our residents enjoy home-cooked meals
- Landscaped gardens with raised flower beds
- A hairdressing salon
- Wi-Fi enabled throughout the home.
We believe it is important that our residents spend their time as they choose, so have a dedicated activities person to support them to take part in interesting activities, rekindle old past times and try new things.
We have a hairdressing salon and our residents also enjoy being pampered with manicures and hand massages.
Regular activities on offer include reminiscence sessions, bingo, quizzes, animal therapy, arts and crafts and live music entertainment.
We have regular visits from local school children and scouts, as well as hosting our own themed community events throughout the year.
Our residents also take part in day trips to local shops, art galleries, museums, as well as enjoying pub lunches and trips to the seaside.
Our catering team prides themselves on preparing nutritious, seasonal home-cooked meals, along with mouth-watering home-baked cakes for afternoon tea.
Residents help us to shape the menus and our catering team spends time with them to get feedback on the dishes and their likes and dislikes. They are also able to cater for a variety of dietary requirements.
Breakfast includes a wide variety of choice from cereals and toast to a traditional cooked breakfast.
Lunch and dinnertimes see a selection of sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, jacket potatoes and hot meals such as a Sunday roast with all the trimmings and favourites including fish and chips, cottage pie and a hearty casserole.
There is also an array of snacks and refreshments available throughout the day for residents and their loved ones if they get a bit peckish.
We pride ourselves on treating people as individuals, so all our residents have care plans tailored to their individual medical, social and emotional needs. We review care plans on a regular basis and involve family and friends in this process wherever possible.
The range of personal care services we can provide, in partnership with local professionals, include:
- Optical care
- Dental care
- Key worker
Our care team is on-hand 24 hours a day, every day of the year and staff are dedicated to delivering care with kindness.
To ensure we continue to provide the best standards of care and support to our residents, we recruit and train only the best staff.
Whilst they receive a variety of on-going training to ensure their skills remain up-to-date, along with an enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB), it is their dedication to our residents which makes them truly special.
If you would like more information about our care home or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
We would also be delighted to offer you advice or arrange an informal visit to our care home so you can see first-hand the excellent services and facilities we have to offer.