Old Station House

Old Station House

Old Station Yard
Abingdon
OX14 3US
United Kingdom

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A warm welcome to our home

  • Residential Care

The specialist environment has been designed specifically to enhance the quality of life of people living with dementia and incorporates a number of features to promote reminiscence as therapy.

Old Station House

Everyone has the option of privacy in their own apartment which is fitted with a kitchenette, en-suite facilities and balcony overlooking the town.

Old Station House

Residents can enjoy the daily social activities going on in the central communal areas or enjoy relaxing on the roof-top sun-terrace in one of the themed areas within the home.

old station house music room

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.

The team at Old Station House includes a Home Manager, Head of Care, Activity Co-orindators, Dementia Lead, Carers, Admiral Nurse, Housekeeping Team, a Chef and catering team.

Meet the team

The talented chef and catering 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 families 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 Old Station House. 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

activities menu

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.

There's never a dull moment within our home, and we run regular activities for all to join in:

  • Coffee mornings
  • Care Home Open Day
  • Summer and Autumn fetes
  • Christmas parties
  • And more…

View our full events calendar below to see more upcoming events taking place at Old Station House.

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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 for self-funded residents per week. 

Care TypeFees FromFees To
Residential long term£1485£1565
Residential Respite£1615£1695

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.

Meet the team

Home Manager

Sharon has over 35 years experience working for the Oxfordshire Care Homes. She has her NVQ Level 2 & 3 in Care and Registered Managers Award. She also has her Diploma Level 3 in End of Life Care and Dementia Care.

 Sharon loves her job at Old Station House as it has a wonderful family atmosphere and community spirit. Sharon enjoys spending time at home with her family and her family at work, reading and working in her sisters Boarding Cattery.
 

Activity Coordinator

Activities form a core part of the care plan for residents at Old Station House who are regularly are treated to outings and events under the care of Activities Coordinator, Jeffrey Denton. Jeffrey has been with the Trust for 10 years, and strives to come up with fresh and new ideas to keep residents on their toes and excited about life.

Jeffrey loves his job, and says no day is the same as the one before. He is popular with both residents and volunteers, and says he tries to stay positive, eventful and cheerful.

Jeffrey has a NVQ Level 2 in Care and Activities.

In his spare time, Jeffrey entertains with comedy, singing and playing music, and keeps fit with football, squash and badminton.

Admin Assistant

Rachel is an Administrative Assistant, she has 12 year’s experience in administration.  She was a PA for 6 years then an administrator for 4 years.
Rachel says, “Old Station House is a lovely place to work, there is a great atmosphere here, the staff are very welcoming, cheerful & helpful.  Everyone is always willing to help one another and we work well as a team.  Residents and staff all feel like extended family to me, I like interacting with the residents and their family and do what I can to help”. 

 In her spare time Rachel like to walk her dog, spend time with her children and family and going to live music events.

 

Care Leader

Gertrude Mutamba is a Care Leader with passion and caring dedication at Old Station House. She has over 20 years of experience in the care industry. She joined the Trust in 2010 having previously worked with style acers for special needs. Gertrude has a QCF Level 3 in Health and Social Care,  and she is also a moving and handling mentor trainer for the home.  Gertrude says, “I like to find the fun in the day and bring the bright and cheerful  smile to the home.” In Gertrude’s spare time she enjoys spending time at her church or with her family. She also loves spending time baking and smelling out the office with her garlic drinks.
 

Care Leader

Donna is a Care Leader at Old Station House, and she has worked at Old Station House since 2002. She has previous experience within various care settings, with a Nursing agency,  and prior to that several years of experience with adults with learning difficulties and other physical and mental health challenges within the private care sector. She joined Old Station House as a Carer and worked her way to Care Leader. Donna has NVQ Levels 2 and 3 in Direct Care, and she is a manual handling trainer and mentor. She has also completed her Diploma in Medication Management, End of Life Care, and Equality and Diversity. Donna says, "I enjoy my job, caring for the residents and supporting the staff, enabling them to provide a high standard of care to all. Every day is different and presents new challenges. I am proud of our team at OSH, who provide excellent person centred care to our residents, helping them to live a fulfilled daily life." Donna enjoys spending time at home with her family and friends, live music events, swimming, walking, kayaking and body boarding.
 

Head of Care

Louise has worked in the care for 17 years. She started off as a care assistant and has worked her way to up Head of Care. Louise has worked in various care settings within Oxfordshire, while doing this has achieved NVQ Level 4 in Leadership and management in care and is currently working towards her Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management. Louise says “ I am very passionate about Adult care and ensuring all my residents have a fulfilled and happy life”

 Outside of Old Station House Louise enjoys gardening, cooking and walking her Beagle dog, Rufus and exploring the English countryside. 
 

Maintenance Lead

Bob Chalmers has worked for the Trust for over 7 years - initially at an Extra Care Scheme, in Abingdon. 

He finds the role very rewarding and enjoy interaction with the residents and all the other OSJ staff - teamwork is very important, so he can react to issues as soon as possible. Bob likes to be involved with the contractors too - so he knows what is going on. Communication and Explanation is a very important part of his job roll.  Even the simplest task to him, can mean a great deal to one of our residents. 
 

Chef

Mia is the Chef at Old Station house. She has been with the trust since 2020. Mia has worked her way up in the kitchen starting as a kitchen assistant. She is currently completing her NVQ level 2 with the hope of going on to do her NVQ level 3 after. Mia loves her job as she says " every day is different and I'm always learning something new".

She is proud of the quality of food she and her team present to the residents. Mia likes to experiment with more modern recipes and dishes as well as keeping what the residents would call old fashion dishes,  as those are their favourite. 

Mia enjoys spending time with her family, playing squash and baking in her spare time.
 

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