Grace Care Centre Interior

Grace Care Centre

Whitebridge Gardens
Thornbury
BS35 2FR
United Kingdom

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A warm welcome to our home

  • Long Term Dementia
  • Dementia Respite
  • Long Term Residential
  • Residential Respite

This purpose-built home offers four households that all boast en-suite rooms finished to a high standard. Every household has its own comfortable beautifully furnished lounge and kitchen dining area, with easy access to assisted bathrooms and cosy bright sitting rooms.

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The home has a warm, comfortable environment with carefully chosen artwork, soft furnishings and themed households that have been selected to be of an era likely to be familiar to our residents or are of meaningful subjects such as music, nature, movies or crafts.

Grace Care Centre Bedroom

Grace Care Centre also benefits from a secure garden space that has been designed with our residents in mind. We pride ourselves on maintaining this garden space to a consistently high standard. 

Grace Lounge

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.

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 Grace Care Centre. We have a dedicated team of three Activities Co-ordinators who work 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

activities

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
  • Fish & Chip Club
  • Blue Light Breakfasts – for members of our emergency and healthcare services.
  • Care Home Open Day
  • Summer and Autumn fetes
  • Christmas parties

View our full events calendar below to see more upcoming events taking place at Grace Care Centre. Simply click on the days with a dot to find out more. 

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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

Peter Moore, General Manager of Grace Care Centre with his 18 years of Care industry experience; Peter has not been chosen at random. A previous commissioner of Care homes from blueprint to final build. Peter got into the Care industry to make a difference in people’s lives where everyday is different.

“I chose my current role because I am passionate about Grace Care Centre and because of the fantastic team here.”

Peter enjoys the challenge of growing occupancy whilst maintaining high quality of care not only for residents and family members, but for the team whilst also encouraging the growth and development. Peter enjoys checking in with the team and residents on each household first thing, whilst finding spare time to indulge another passion of writing and recording music, as well as tennis and football.

Deputy Manager

Jamie Jones has worked in care for the last 10 years, Jamie entered the care industry initially as a volunteer while studying at University, her love for working closely with the residents and building meaningful relationships found that after University Jamie couldn’t imagine working in any other sector and went into care full time starting as a carer, progressing to senior carer and Unit Leader.

“I love being in a role where you can truly help to navigate the service and support the team to deliver the highest quality of care.”

Jamie brings with her a BSc Psychology, Level 5 Health and Social Care, Level 3 Safe Handling of Medicines. She is a strong believer in the Trusts values and supports the team to make sure they are embedded in all that they do, enabling the team to improve the lives of people living within the Trust.

Jamie finds every day is different. The home is full of life and characters with different stories to tell. She love’s hearing about their lives and using that knowledge to be able to help people continue to live with a sense of purpose and community spirit.

“It’s exciting to be part of a team that are so diverse and ready to learn. The future of Grace is going to be a joy to be part of “

Head Carer

Annamarie brings over 22 years of experience to the role of Senior Care Leader, here at Grace Care Centre. With a range of qualifications from NVQ level 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care, NVQ level 2 in Cleaning and Support Services, NVQ level 3 in Mentoring, level 2 in End of Life Care, Dignity and Safeguarding Adults and Understanding Dementia. She has also completed Skills for Care; 6 units Duty Manager Programme with South Gloucestershire, 2 units of level 5 diploma Understanding Professional Management and Leading a Team.

Annamarie is passionate about everyone having the right to lead a full and independent life within the community and to maintain their health and wellbeing. She enjoys working with the team to ensure independence for everyone always, as well as achieving outstanding care.

She looks forward to seeing what each day will bring and its unique challenges and how, as a team, we can make a positive difference to everyone.

Handyperson

Mark Hogwood has taken on the role of Handyperson here at Grace Care Centre. Mark was born a Londoner and bred; who moved down to the West Country last October. He is married with one grown daughter who is the reason they moved down as she moved here 4 years ago and loved it, bringing way to Marks arrival.

Mark left school at 16 joining the Army where he served with the Royal Artillery Band for 24 years touring all over the world and reaching the rank of Drum Major.

Leaving the Army on completion of his contract, Mark moved into facilities Management with the Worshipful Company of Grocers in the City of London where he stayed for 15 years, before moving and taking up his post with OSJCT.

Mark enjoys playing music and a keen sports fan

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Whitebridge Gardens
Thornbury
BS35 2FR
United Kingdom

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