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Spencer Court

Union Street
OX20 1JG
United Kingdom

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A warm welcome to our home

  • Residential Care
  • Residential Respite

Spencer Court offers dedicated, person-centred care in a peaceful cul-de-sac a short distance from the town centre and close to local amenities. The specialist home environment incorporates a number of features that promote reminiscence as therapy and enhance the quality of life of people living with dementia.

Spencer court bedroom

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

OSJCT Spencer Court Garden

Each private bedroom is a residents’ personal haven and there are cosy living areas in each of the households, along with kitchenettes and dining rooms. For those who join us for respite care, all of the facilities remain available including individual en-suite bedrooms, our delicious home cooked meals and daily activities.

Spencer destination lounge

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 Spencer 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 with the local toddler and nursery groups
  • Board game competitions and quizzes
  • Music therapy sessions
  • Gardening
  • Arts and crafts
  • Communal Church services
  • Visit from a pop-up farm including ponies, sheep and goats
  • Visit from Paro, a therapeutic robotic seal

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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 within a vibrant community, there's never a dull moment. We run regular activities for all to join in:

  • Afternoon teas
  • Care Home Open Day
  • Summer and Autumn fetes
  • Christmas parties

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

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November 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 per week for self-funded residents.

Care TypeFees FromFees To
Residential long term£1135£1190
Residential respite£1235£1290

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.

Spencer Court Key Facts

Meet the team

Home Manager

Anna is proud to be Home Manager of Spencer Court in Woodstock. Having always liked helping older people and hearing their stories, Anna decided to work in the care sector and joined The Orders of St John Care Trust in 2007. Anna holds Level 5 in Health and Social Care and MSc in Marketing and Management.

Each day Anna is fully immersed in the day-to-day running of the home and she loves that every day is different. She heads a team of enthusiastic and friendly colleagues who work together to provide high levels of care to the residents of Spencer Court.

Anna and her team raised money towards a minibus for the home and were presented the keys by the Grand Master Fra' Giacomo dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto from the Sovereign Order of Malta in a special ceremony. The minibus has since been used to take residents on lots of outings such as Christmas parties and riverboat trips.

In her spare time, Anna enjoys swimming, walking and photography and spending time with her young family.

Head of Care

Jane joined OSJCT in 2012 and holds levels 2 and 3 QCF qualifications in Health and Social Care, along with level 2 QCFs in Dementia Care and Team Leadership. 

Jane is a carer at home as well as at work, so her responsibilities begin before she arrives at Spencer Court. When at the home, Jane supports residents with their medication and enjoys spending as much time with each of them as possible. She particularly likes being able to talk to lots of different people as part of her job and is fascinated to find out about their lives. 

Working within a supportive team and knowing that her work is making a difference is what Jane finds most rewarding about her role. She enjoys making a special effort for residents’ birthdays and special occasions. One of Jane’s fondest memories was when three residents turned 100 within a couple of weeks of each other and the home held a big party for them to share their special birthdays. 

In her spare time, Jane enjoys walking the dog and swimming as well as a spot of retail therapy.

Administration Assistant

Sophie is Spencer Court’s Admin Assistant and will be the first to offer a very warm welcome to all visitors.

Sophie has experience of providing care within her family and joined OSJCT in 2017 after training for her AAT qualifications in accountancy. She believes she has the best of both worlds by being Admin Assistant at Spencer Court as she can utilise both areas of her experience within her role.

She says no two days are the same and she enjoys the varied nature of the role, whether she is organising staff rotas, reviewing residents’ financial accounts or showing round a new resident and their family.

Sophie is often the go-to person for information in the home: she is always willing to assist where she can.

In her spare time Sophie enjoys swimming, days out with her family, walking the dog and going on exciting holidays.

Head Chef

Chef Lorraine is a naturally talented cook who holds a level 2 NVQ in Catering and has worked in the care industry for over 30 years. She joined OSJCT in 2017 and enjoys being able to provide delicious and nutritionally balanced meals for residents at Spencer Court.

Creating varied menus to suit all tastes and dietary needs is an exciting part of Lorraine’s role. She and her team prepare all meals from scratch on-site in Spencer Court’s kitchens and they rise to the challenge of making any required changes in a timely fashion so that mealtimes are always prompt.

Food lover Lorraine believes strongly that food can be helpful towards healing and enjoys the way food can be a talking point as well as contributing towards residents’ wellbeing. Seeing the smiles of residents as they enjoy a home cooked dinner or freshly baked cake is Lorraine’s reward for a job well done.

At Christmas, Lorraine bakes individual Christmas cakes for residents and has been known to don fancy dress, much to the amusement of residents and the team alike.

During Lorraine’s spare time she enjoys unwinding with a good book or a trip to the theatre.

Activity Coordinator

Sammy became Spencer Court’s Activity Coordinator in 2019 and enjoys finding out more about the home’s residents on a daily basis. She enjoys the challenge of designing activities that appeal to the varied tastes and preferences of the people living at Spencer Court which she discusses with them in their regular one-to-one sessions. During these sessions, Sammy also works with residents to compile information to document their life stories. 

Sammy’s interest in working in the care sector came when she decided she wanted a role that was hands-on and because the role of activities coordinator plays such an important part in the residents’ day-to-day fulfilment and wellbeing, she finds her job very rewarding.  

In her spare time, Sammy is kept very busy by looking after her twin girls and enjoys singing, shopping, art and baking. 

Care Leader

Candy has been one of Spencer Court’s Care Leaders since 2017 and has over 20 years’ experience working in the care sector, holding Health and Social Care NVQs at levels 2 and 3. She started as a cook and then decided to step into the care team, eventually becoming care leader.

Candy loves talking to the residents and her caring nature means she finds it easy to be supportive towards them as well as towards her colleagues.


Julie is one of Spencer Court’s dedicated team of carers and holds an NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care.

With a particular fondness for working with older people and having always wanted a job that she could feel proud of, Julie decided to enter the care sector in 2006. Julie finds her role very rewarding; her days are busy yet satisfying and the residents she cares for always know how to make her laugh so there is never a dull moment.

In her spare time Julie enjoys a challenging herself with crossword puzzles.

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Call: 01993 812725

Union Street
OX20 1JG
United Kingdom

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