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Longlands

Longlands

Balfour Road
Blackbird Leys
OX4 6AJ
United Kingdom

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A warm welcome to our home

  • Residential Care
  • Respite Care
  • Vaccinated against COVID-19

There are quiet sitting areas for relaxation, perhaps with a cup of tea and the newspaper or a good book. Equally, our large dining room and bar provides a great space for activities and entertainment.

Longlands

Residents can enjoy the daily social activities going on in the central communal areas with the hairdressing salon open during the week. Our cosy lounges give more privacy for socialising with friends and family or watching TV.

Visitor Room

Set in peaceful and beautifully well-tended gardens, residents can take a seat on one of the homes patios or stroll among the colourful flower beds. Our lovely landscaped gardens are there to enjoy throughout the year.

Longlands Lounge

Services & Facilities

Our key actions against Coronavirus

  • Testing for employees and residents means that asymptomatic cases are picked up early.
  • Plentiful supplies of PPE.
  • Vibrant, fun and socially distanced social bubble activities for all residents.
  • Indoor safe visitor spaces installed across the Trust.
  • Rigorous cleaning including the use of the latest high-tech electrostatic devices.
  • OSJCT is proactive in participating in the latest in research such as ‘instant’ Lateral Flow Tests and the Vivaldi2 antibody study.

We understand there may be a lot of questions and concerns at this time and to provide guidance to those looking to move into a care home view our admissions page.

 

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.

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 Longlands. 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 the local toddler and nursery group
  • Board game competitions and quizzes
  • Music therapy sessions
  • Gardening
  • Arts and crafts
  • Communal Church services

activity

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.

Located in the bustling town of Wallingford, 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 below to see more upcoming events taking place at Longlands.

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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 per week for self-funded residents.

Care TypeFees FromFees To
Residential long term£965£1025
Residential respite£1065£1125

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.

Longlands Key Facts

Meet the team

Home Manager

Tomasz joined the Trust in 2009 as a Housekeeper in Grevill House and moved to role of Head Housekeeper in 2015 Monkscroft Care Centre. 

He progressed to Bursar role in November 2017 and in October 2020, he joined the Oxford team as Home Manager at Longlands. Working in the office doesn't stop Tomasz to interact with residents and families. 

Tomasz has completed Team Leading QCF Level 2 in 2016. He is currently in progress of his QCF Level 3 Business and Administration. In November 2016, Tomasz received a Chairman Commendation Award for his outstanding achievements, quality in care, dedication and continually going above and beyond the call of duty. Tomasz was proud to be a finalist in the Office Employee of the Year in 2016 and 2018 as well as the Hospitality Award of the year in 2014. In June 2019 Tomasz received a Bronze Medal of Merit, Pro Merito Meltitensi in reconditions for long and dedicated services to the Orders of St John Care Trust at Monkscroft. 

In his spare time, Tomasz enjoys relaxing with family and friends. He loves baking and escape to look for adventures on his motorbike. 

Activity Coordinator

Donna Shirley is the Activity Co-Ordinator at Longlands. Donna started as a Volunteer for OSJCT in 2014 and in those four years, she progressed to Activities Co-Ordinator, due to her passion for care.

Donna has a Level 3 in Dementia and a Level 2 in Health and Social Care. The most rewarding part of Donna’s job is being able to do activities with residents, taking them on outings and spending time with them one-to-one. Donna also values being able to listen to what the residents at Longlands have to say and getting to know them on a personal level.

Donna’s fondest memory at Longlands was parachuting for the home in order to raise money for their minibus.

In Donna’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her children and family. She is also a huge adrenaline junkie and has been bungee jumping, skydiving and zip-wiring!

Head of Care

Ruby Gill has worked in the care sector for many years and has been a valued team member at OSJCT since 2008. Ruby has completed extensive training including an NVQ Level 3 in health and social care and the Care Leadership Programme. She has also completed  Dementia Leadership Award. Ruby is enthusiastic to learn new skills and to improve her current knowledge.

Ruby strives to deliver high standards of care to the residents whilst maintaining dignity and respect. She is sensitive and understanding and ensures that she supports residents in a personable way and always looks for ways to improve their lives. Ruby has great communication skills and good relationships with families who are always thanking Ruby for her hard work and dedication. Ruby is a well-liked colleague and is known for her good rapport with the team. She is a "go to" individual.

In her free time, Ruby enjoys being with her family and spoiling her children.

Administration Assistant

Rovena Dina is an experienced Administration Assistant who is self-motivated and enjoys meeting challenges in the field of finance and customer relations. She is currently working towards her Level 3 in Business and Administration. She joined the Trust in September 2017. 

Rovena thoroughly enjoys working alongside the rest of the team at Longlands to provide the highest standard of care to their residents. Rovena is passionate about creating a welcoming and friendly environment for the residents and their families, as well as building lasting relationships. 

In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

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