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Chestnut Court

St James
United Kingdom

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A warm welcome to our home

  • Dementia Care
  • Dementia Respite
  • Long Term Nursing
  • Nursing Respite
  • Long Term Residential
  • Residential Respite

Chestnut Court is a modern home with a homely atmosphere running throughout. The home benefits from spacious bedrooms with en-suite facilities, thoughtfully landscaped gardens and plenty of space for residents to socialise and unwind.  

Chestnut bedroom

The landscaped, accessible and much loved gardens provide many interesting scents, shapes and colours to admire. We have also raised our plant beds to allow residents of the green fingered type to get involved as well.

Chestnut Court Garden

Services & Facilities

Our friendly, professionally trained team are on hand around the clock to support our residents, ensuring they spend their day how they wish and enabling them to enjoy a fulfilling and independent lifestyle.

The attentive care team focus on the individual needs of the residents, with a tailored care plan for each person. Their aim is to improve the quality of life for our residents by creating lovely, comfortable, homely surroundings and by providing care, activities and other services designed around each resident’s needs and wishes.


Meet the team

The talented chef and kitchen team prepare tasty, home-cooked meals on site daily from our own kitchens. We source quality produce for our excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. All-day dining is available for lighter meals and snacks and all dishes are carefully balanced to get the best nutritional value and cater for individual dietary requirements and preferences.

Seasonal produce is chosen whenever possible and of course, relatives and friends are always welcome to join us. The menus change daily and the kettle is always on. Our chef bakes every day so there is always a fresh cake for residents, friends and family to enjoy.

Each of the households has their own small kitchen dining room where residents can take their meals if they wish. Residents are also encouraged to help prepare their own food and to make snacks whenever they choose.

OSJCT Sample Menu

Download sample food menu

Whether it’s wet or dry outside, we at OSJCT feel that activities are essential in providing the best caring environment to live in.

Hobbies don’t simply stop when living with us at Chestnut Court. We have a dedicated Activities Co-ordinator who works closely with our residents to create a programme of fulfilling activities and events, tailored around each resident’s requests, hobbies and interests. The programme of events and activities provide a source of fun and laughter, to help each resident live their life to the full and make new friendships.

OSJCT Sample Activities Guide

We are also fortunate to have the support of many volunteers of all ages from the local community, strengthening our links to this thriving market town. Here is a sample of activities on offer:

  • Trips to garden centres, cafés, pubs, sporting events, National Trust parks, wildlife parks, aquariums and museums.
  • Visit from Pets as Therapy Dogs (PAT)
  • Exercise and wellness activities, for example Seated Yoga, Zumba
  • Fun activities with the local toddler and nursery group
  • Board game competitions and quizzes
  • Music therapy sessions
  • Gardening
  • Arts and crafts
  • Memory cafes
  • Communal church services

Download sample activities schedule

With so many well-being activities for body and mind on offer, we also recognise that everyone needs some personal space for relaxation and mindfulness for personal reflection. The cosy lounges offer an opportunity for some quiet time or to host family and friends.

And that’s not all:

We’ve had silent discos, hoe downs, Chinese banquets, Oscar parties and so much more. Many of the activities feature Reminiscence Therapy to aid those living with Dementia to remember events, people and places using sight, touch, taste, smell and sound.

As we are on the outskirts of a market town - within a vibrant community, there's never a dull moment. We run regular activities for all to join in:

  • Coffee mornings
  • Care Home Open Day
  • Summer and Autumn fetes
  • Christmas parties
  • Memory cafes

View our full events calendar to see more upcoming events taking place at Chestnut Court.

September 2020

Care fees vary depending on the level of care required and this will be confirmed upon completion of a care assessment prior to moving into the home.

Below is indicative pricing for self-funded residents per week.

Care TypeFees FromFees To
Dementia Long Term£1230£1230
Dementia Respite£1355£1355
Nursing Long Term£1355£1355
Nursing Respite£1490£1490
Residential Long Term£1070£1150
Residential Respite£1175£1265

Our home charges self-funder rates for the services we provide. We accept third party top ups for individuals funded by the Local Authority up to the self-funder rate.

We understand that paying for long-term care can often be a complex subject, and with several options available to you it can be confusing. You will find helpful guidance on our Paying for Care page.


Key Facts

The Key Facts document contains information regarding this care home which can be used in comparison with other care homes or can be printed for reference and brought with you when you visit the home.

Chestnut Court Key Facts Document.

Meet the team

Activity Co-ordinators

Ruth and Leah are our mother and daughter dream team of Activity Co-ordinators at Chestnut Court.

Having worked at Chestnut Court for over 16 years, Ruth sees the home as much more than just a place of work and can’t imagine working anywhere else.

“I am passionate about Chestnut Court. I see the residents here as my friends and I am very lucky that I get to spend time with them as part of my job.”

Leah also has a strong connection with Chestnut Court, having spent so much time at the home with residents during her upbringing.

“I have been coming to Chestnut Court since I was 9 years old. I can remember coming into the home to spend with residents here whilst growing up – even on Christmas Day! Whilst at University studying Illustration, I would come back to Chestnut Court during my time off to help out as well.”

Their role as Activity Co-ordinators within the home is to support the wellbeing of residents with a stimulating and varied programme of activities.

“Our aim is to allow people to maintain the interests and hobbies they have had all their lives as much as we can. We also enjoy helping them to develop new interests and overcome barriers.”

With such a strong connection to the home built up over a number of years, it was impossible for Ruth and Leah to pick just one favourite memory of their time at Chestnut Court.

“We love spending time with the residents. There have been times when we have done the conga around the home with residents, looked through their photo albums with them and so much more. Hearing some of their brilliant life stories and getting them to open up to us is the best feeling.”

Sales Executive

Hollie has been working as a Sales Executive at Chestnut Court since December 2019. Having worked in care for 2 years and in motor trade sales for 2 and a half years, Hollie saw this as a perfect opportunity to combine two of her passions.

“In my role, I am responsible for welcoming visitors into home and showcasing how wonderful Chestnut Court is. I help to provide them with an understanding of the support we offer and answer any questions they may have at what is a difficult time for them.”

Communication is key for Hollie as she spends a lot of time speaking with residents, their families, stakeholders and other staff members. 

“It is important to me that people feel welcome and at home at Chestnut Court. Having been through a situation of caring for a family member, I completely understand how difficult the process can be and anything I can do to help someone else through the process gives me the best job satisfaction.”

Hollie also gets to spend plenty of time with the residents at Chestnut Court and this is something she feels very fortunate to do.

“Having the opportunity to spend time with our amazing residents is always the highlight of my day. No matter what has happened throughout the day, it can always be turned around by spending time with them and putting a smile on their face.” 

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United Kingdom

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