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Monkscroft Care Centre

Shelley Road
Cheltenham
GL51 7DP
United Kingdom

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A warm welcome to our home

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

Rated Outstanding by CQC, this welcoming home is designed around four 'households' with resident’s comfort and well-being in mind and the most modern technology to make life as easy as possible. From spacious bedrooms with en suite facilities, to the light and bright comfortable public lounge and dining areas. There is always somewhere to relax or socialise with family and friends.

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This vibrant home exudes a homely atmosphere with spacious bedrooms with ensuite facilities, to the thoughtfully landscaped gardens. There is plenty of space for residents to enjoy the social activities going on every day or to find some peaceful relaxation in one of the comfortable lounges.

Monkscroft garden

The landscaped, accessible and much loved gardens provide many interesting scents, shapes and colours to admire whilst the raised plant beds allow residents of the green fingered type to tender to.

Monkscroft Staff

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

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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 Monkscroft Care Centre. 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

activity timetable

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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.

In our homes, 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 Monkscroft Care Centre. Click on the days with a dot to learn more. 

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Meet the team

Home Manager

The residents at Monkscroft Care Centre are cared for by a highly dedicated and professional team of approximately 130 employees which includes Nurses, Care Leaders, Carers, Administrators, Housekeepers and the Catering Team. They are all led and supported by the General Manager, Deputy Manager, Head of Dementia Care and the Senior Nurse Team.

Doreen is a Registered Nurse with more than 25 years’ experience managing healthcare services in the public, private and charity sectors in Nursing, Dementia and Mental Health homes.

Prior to joining the Orders of St John Care Trust as the Monkscroft Care Centre General Manager, Doreen managed a similar large service consistently rated GOOD by CQC.

As well as a qualification as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Doreen holds a Registered Managers Award. She has completed numerous courses covering all aspects of caring for older people including dementia and palliative care.

Doreen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Elderly and Dementia Care to her role. She is committed to supporting the staff to deliver person centred care to ensure that the people who live in the home continue to lead fulfilling lives.

Outside of work, Doreen enjoys travelling around in her motorhome with her family and dogs, and arts and crafts.

Activity Coordinator

Ewa joined the Trust in 2007 as a housekeeper before becoming Activities Co-ordinator in 2013.

Ewa has completed her BTEC Level 2 Award in Supporting Activity Provision in Social Care and is a qualified Dementia Link worker and is one of the dementia leads at Monkscroft. Ewa has a passion for working with those living with Dementia and supporting them to have a fulfilled life.

In November 2016 Ewa received a Chairman Commendation Award for her outstanding achievements, quality of care, dedication and continually going above and beyond the call of duty. Ewa also won the Trust’s Activities Coordinator of the Year Award in 2017, and was proud to be a Finalist in Heart of Gloucestershire Award - Hero in the Community in 2015.

In Ewa’s spare time, Ewa enjoys photography and loves to spend time with her three children, husband, and pet dogs.

Deputy Manager

Suzi has over 25 years experience in nursing having qualified in Poland where she worked in intensive care. Suzi moved to the UK in 2004 where she started her career in the care sector. In 2011 Suzi joined the Trust as a registered nurse and a year later she became head nurse at Orchard House. In 2018 Suzi was successful in becoming Deputy Manager of Monkscroft Care Centre.

Suzi is a dedicated and passionate nurse and ensures everyone receives the highest standard of Holistic and person-centred care.

Suzi has achieved many qualifications including her Diploma in Nursing, Level 2 Dementia Care, Level 3 in Safeguarding and the Care Leadership Programme.

In 2015 Suzi was awarded the Chairman’s Commendation for Meritorious Service and in 2017 she was a finalist in the Leader of the Year Award category.

In her spare time, Suzi enjoys spending time with her son. She loves dancing and she teaches the residents Salsa. Suzi also likes reading books and learning about psychology.

Bursar

Tomasz joined the trust in 2009 as a housekeeper at Grevill House in Cheltenham before being promoted to head housekeeper and moving over to Monkscroft Care Centre in 2015. Tomasz then progressed to the role of Bursar in Nov 2017, Tomasz enjoys the role because it is much more than an office based role and you still have the interaction with residents and families.

Tomasz has completed various courses including Team Leading QCF Level 2 in 2016 and currently in progress of QCF Level 3 Business and Administration. In November 2016 Tomasz received a Chairman Commendation Award for his outstanding achievements, quality of care, dedication and continually going above and beyond the call of duty. Tomasz was proud to be a Finalist in Office Employee of the Year in 2016 and 2018 and Hospitality Award of the year in 2014.

In June 2019 Tomasz received the Bronze Medal of Merit, Pro Merito Meltitensi in reconditions for long and dedicated service to the Orders of St John Care Trust at Monkscroft.

In his spare time, Tomasz enjoys relaxing with family and friends and he loves baking. Tomasz can often be found looking for new adventures on his motorbike.

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Call: 01242 505010

Shelley Road
Cheltenham
GL51 7DP
United Kingdom

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