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Monkscroft Care Centre

Shelley Road
GL51 7DP
United Kingdom

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A warm welcome to our home

  • Dementia Care
  • Dementia Respite
  • Nursing Care
  • Nursing Respite
  • Residential Care
  • 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.


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 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

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.

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. 

October 2020

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£1265£1265
Dementia Respite£1390£1390
Nursing Long Term£1405£1405
Nursing Respite£1545£1545
Residential Long Term£1100£1160
Residential Respite£1210£1275

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.

Monkscroft Key Facts Document

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.

Head of Dementia Care

Lynne has worked in the care sector for many years and has been with The Orders of St Johns Care Trust for 17 years.
Lynne has completed extensive training including NVQ Level 2 in health and social care, Level 3 in dementia awareness, Level 3 in safeguarding and most recently the Care Leadership Programme. Lynne is also commencing the Dementia Leadership Award with the 2gether Trust in 2018 and supported the team in gaining Dementia accreditation for Redgrove household in Feb 2019.Lynne started her career as a night care assistant, soon becoming a care leader, then progressed to Head of Care before moving into the Head of Dementia care role at Monkscroft. Lynne’s roles and experience over the years demonstrate a strong track record of leading dementia care in a sensitive and professional manner, ensuring all our residents are treated as an individual, having empathy and an understanding while supporting them with therapeutic approaches. Lynne loves that she can help residents keep their own identity and interests ensuring they can still enjoy an independent and fulfilling life.Lynne prides herself on her communication skills, her caring nature and she is always looking to go above and beyond to help and support our residents and her team.
Lynne’s proudest moment was being awarded the chairman’s commendation for meritorious service in 2017.

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Call: 01242 321111

Shelley Road
GL51 7DP
United Kingdom

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