Chilterns Court

Chilterns Court Care Centre

York Road
Henley on Thames
United Kingdom

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A warm welcome to our home

  • Dementia Care
  • Nursing Care
  • Residential Care
  • Respite Care

Chilterns Court is split into three households named Tulip, Bluebell and Snowdrop, in each household you will find spacious bedrooms with ensuite facilities. The care centre has been built as part of a development that includes Townlands Memorial Hospital and two GP surgeries that were designed to serve the local community of Henley and surrounding villages. The centre even boasts its own bus stop, that takes you into the heart of the town centre.

Chilterns Court Lounge

Residents can enjoy the daily social activities going on in the central communal areas with the hairdressing salon open during the week. The entertainment room is used partly for activities but also for individual and personal use. Our cosy lounges give more privacy for socialising with friends and family or watching TV.

Chilterns court bedroom

Surrounded by peaceful and beautifully tendered gardens, residents can take a seat on one of the homes patios or stroll through the colourful flower beds. Our lovely landscaped gardens are there to enjoy throughout the year.

chilterns 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 and visitors to enjoy.

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 Chilterns 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 thriving 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

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

May 2024

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£1630£1735
Dementia respite£1820£1875
Nursing long term£1870£1870
Nursing respite£2010£2010
Residential long term£1555£1630
Residential respite£1690£1765

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.

Meet the team

Home Manager

Joanna Dowejko is the Home Manager at Chilterns Court. She joined the Trust in 2013 and has twelve years’ experience in the care industry. Joanna has completed a Master’s Degree in Nursing and is studying towards her Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social care. 

Joanna was inspired to become a nurse by her mother, also a nurse who she looked up to from a young age. Joanna choose this similar path after seeing her mother care for others. She said: “I like to spend as much time as possible with my team and residents. I make sure that all the residents are well cared for and receive first class personal care.”

In her spare time, Joanna likes to read books and try out new recipes when cooking. 

Care Leader

Denise Hayes is the Care Leader at Chilterns Court. She joined the Trust in 2008 and has worked in the care industry for thirty years. Denise has two Level 3s in Health and Social Care and Dementia Care.

Denise’s responsibility is to support residents, their families, and colleagues. The most exciting part about Denise’s role is to help residents live their lives to its fullest. Every day is different and brings a new challenge.

Denise’s fondest memories are of the home dressing up for every Christmas, and of working shifts as Mrs Christmas, asking for dolls from the local community for doll therapy, which had a brilliant response from the residents. She also recalls organising lots of fun activities over Dementia Action Week, like a day at the seaside, having a paddling pool to dip feet in, as well ice creams and a sand pit, which was enjoyed immensely. Denise’s proudest moment was when she was awarded the Chairman’s Commendation for meritorious service.

In Denise’s spare time, she enjoys going on walks and reading.


Linda Wheeler is the Administrator at Chilterns Court. She joined the Trust in 2020 and has worked in the care industry since then.

Linda’s role varies as her day is never the same. She enjoys regularly learning new tasks and ensures she makes time for the visitors, relatives, residents, and her colleagues. Linda also enjoys building these relationships.

When required, Linda helps in the kitchen, which she really likes to do as she is proud that she can do this alongside her administrator role.

In Linda’s spare time, she likes to cook and spend time with her family.

Handy Person

Craig Wheeler is the Handy Person at Chilterns Court. He joined the Trust in 2019 and has a Train the Trainer CPD certificate of achievement. 

Craig said, “I like how every day is different and  brings new challenges. I love to get my hands dirty and repair all sorts of thing.”

In his spare time, Craig plays pool and, football and is passionate about Formula One. He is also very proud of being the number one Pancake Tosser at Chilterns Court at this year’s Pancake Day competition. 

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