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The Meadows

Britwell Road
Didcot
OX11 7JN
United Kingdom

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A warm welcome to our home

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

Opened in 2004, with good transport links to the A34 and half a mile from Didcot Parkway railway station, The Meadows is in easy reach of the glorious Oxfordshire countryside, River Thames, Vale of the White Horse and the beautiful Berkshire Downs.

The Meadows Music room

Residents can enjoy the daily social activities going on in the central communal areas with the hairdressing salon open during the week. The café and landscaped gardens are often occupied with residents to relax and enjoy time with their family and friends.

The Meadows Bedroom

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 families 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 The Meadows. 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 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 The Meadows.

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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

Valerie has over 33 years’ experience in the Care Home setting, originally with Oxfordshire County Council and then transferring to The Orders of St John Care Trust in December 2001.

Valerie has progressed her way up from a Care Assistant to Manager. Valerie has been a Registered Manager since 1993 and has managed homes from 34 residents’ to being a dual manager, with a combined total of 100 residents.

Valerie holds a Social work qualification along with a Diploma in Management, NVQ Level 4 in Management and the Registered Manager’s Award. Valerie has completed numerous short courses covering all aspects of caring for the elderly including palliative care. These ensure that all residents on the residential and nursing units at Isis House receive the best care from staff. Valerie sets high standards of conduct and performance for herself and her staff.

As a result she is proud that every inspection of the homes she has managed, by either the Care Quality Commission or its predecessor - the Commission for Social Care Inspection, has successfully rated them as meeting, or exceeding, the standards of care expected.

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Call: 01235 518440

Britwell Road
Didcot
OX11 7JN
United Kingdom

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