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Marden Court exterior

Marden Court

Quarr Barton
SN11 0EE
United Kingdom

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A warm welcome to our home

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

The charming and friendly atmosphere greets you as you enter Marden Court, reflecting the comfortable and homely living environment throughout the home. This delightful home is composed of 28 bedrooms.

Marden Court Bedroom

Every household has its own comfortable beautifully furnished lounge and kitchen dining area, and cosy sitting room.

Marden 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 much loved and nurtured garden area is a perfect space to meet with friends and family or to indulge in some fresh air

Older people dancing

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 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.


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 Marden 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.

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 local nursery and toddler groups
  • 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.

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

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

October 2021

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£1095£1145
Dementia Respite£1205£1260
Residential Long Term£955£995
Residential Respite£1055£1140

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.

Marden Court Key Facts Document

Meet the team

Home Manager

Amy Thorne is the Home Manager at The Orders of St John Care Trust’s Marden Court in Wiltshire and has many years of experience in the care sector starting as a carer.

Amy feels that the most exciting thing about the role of Home Manager is that you can make a difference to real people, you are able to be a part of a community. Her favorite thing about being a Home Manager is that it enables her to empower the team here to provide the very best person-centered care for those living within the home.

Amy is a trained moving and handling trainer, a fire marshal and a fire awareness trainer. She is currently working towards achieving her level 5 leadership in health and social care diploma.

“I love my job, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Each day brings new and exciting challenges. I am here to support my residents to live life to the fullest, I am very proud of my team at Marden Court, the residents are truly at the heart of everything that we do in the home.”


Admin Assistant

Jackie Pringle is the Administration Assistant at Marden Court. Although she had never worked in a Residential Care Home before joining the Trust, she managed a Domiciliary Care, a Handyman, Gardening Services and a Befriender project for older people in their own homes for 10 years. She has a BTEC in Business and Finance and has a background in the banking industry. She was jointly nominated in the Employee Awards in 2018. Jackie enjoys the interaction with Residents, Visitors and colleagues and likes to help make a difference to people and has a good sense of humour. In her spare time, Jackie enjoys relaxing with her family and her grandchildren.

Head of Care

Debbie has recently been promoted to Head of Care at Marden Court.  Debbie has over 15 years’ experience within the care sector, undertaking a variety of roles at Marden Court since starting her career in 2005.

Debbie says no two days are the same which is part of the joy of arriving each morning, making it more exciting.  Debbie believes that the Residents should be at the heart of everything the Trust does and has a real passion for Residents’ nutritional needs, being lead person in this domain and achieving remarkable results.

Debbie’s passion for care started at a young age, having cared for family members since the age of 7 and could not imagine herself doing anything different!

Head Housekeeper

Kirsty has 20 years’ experience in Care before leaving work to have her 2 children, but wanted to return to this field of work.  She started as a Housekeeper at Marden Court in 2014 and became Head Housekeeper in 2015. She has achieved her NVQ Level 2 in Housekeeping, Level 3 in Leadership and Management and is currently completing her Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services which will be completed in November 2020.  She is a Manual Handling trainer and an Assistant Fire Marshall.  Kirsty won Hospitality of the Year Award in 2019 at the OSJCT staff awards.  She really enjoys her job and seeing the relationships between herself and the Housekeeping team build with the Residents.  Kirsty enjoys relaxing with her partner and her children.

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