The Coombs Exterior

The Coombs

The Gorse
Coleford
GL16 8QE
United Kingdom

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A warm welcome to our home

  • Long Term Nursing
  • Nursing Respite
  • Long Term Residential
  • Residential Respite

The Coombs is situated close to Coleford town centre in the beautiful Forest of Dean. Whether you wish to unwind in the large lounge in the main house, or in one of the smaller lodge sitting rooms, there is a varied selection of activities and social events from which to choose.

The Coombs Bedroom

The Grade II-listed building is surrounded by large, well maintained gardens for residents to relax or socialise with friends and family. The home has a friendly and welcoming feeling running throughout with close ties to the local community. 

The Coombs Back 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.

OSJCT Menu

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.

Residents are also encouraged to help prepare their own food and to make snacks whenever they choose.

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 The Coombs. 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.

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
  • Exercise and wellness activities, for example Seated Yoga, Zumba
  • Fun activities with ‘Messy Miniatures’, the local toddler group
  • Board game competitions and quizzes
  • Music therapy sessions
  • Gardening
  • Arts and crafts
  • Communal Church services

OSJCT Activities Guide

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.

We are well established within the local community, so 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 The Coombs.

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The Key Facts document has information regarding this care home which can be used in comparison with other care homes or can be printed and taken on your visit

Meet the team

Home Manager

Linda has been Home Manager of The Coombs since December 2010, she has over 30 years experience as a Registered Nurse with the last 20 years specialising in nursing older people. Linda trained at the John Radcliffe School of Nursing, Oxford and the West Berkshire School of Nursing, Reading. After qualifying as a Registered Nurse, Linda gained experience as a Staff Nurse on medical and surgical wards, intensive care and coronary care units. In October 2012 Linda completed a NVQ level 4 Award in Leadership and Management.

Linda encourages and supports all of the team at The Coombs in their continued personal and professional development through training and reflective practice.

Over the years The Coombs have built up a good reputation and has forged strong links with in the local community, Linda and her team are proud to work at the home and are very passionate about the quality of care that the residents at The Coombs receive.

Specialist Senior Care Leader

Jackie is our Specialist Senior Care Leader and has over 25 years of experience to contribute in this pivotal role at The Coombs.

“I initially started working at The Coombs back in April 1993. My children were getting older which gave me the time to start working again. I found out about a local job at The Coombs from a family friend and decided to give it a try – 27 years later and I am still here!”  

Jackie has a brilliant knowledge of the care industry and enjoys using her experience to help other members of the care team.

“The best part about working at The Coombs is getting to know our wonderful residents and supporting the rest of the staff team whenever I can.”

It is only natural that things will have considerably changed over Jackie’s time at The Coombs, but she continues to set high standards of herself and the team which has contributed to The Coombs’ consistently high reputation in the local community. This is something Jackie is very proud of.

And the best time of year at The Coombs? Well that’s an easy one for Jackie. “We don’t have a Christmas Day at The Coombs… we have a Christmas month! Christmas at The Coombs is always a rewarding time of year when we bring the staff, our residents and the community together.”

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Call: 01594 833200

The Gorse
Coleford
GL16 8QE
United Kingdom

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