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Willowcroft

Willowcroft

Odstock Road
Salisbury
SP2 8BG
United Kingdom

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A warm welcome to our home

  • Dementia Care
  • Dementia Respite
  • Residential Care
  • Residential Respite

Willowcroft is a 42 bedded home situated on the outskirts of the historical Cathedral City of Salisbury within easy access of the City Centre. There is always a warm welcome at Willowcroft with cosy lounges to provide comfortable locations to suit your mood and or to enjoy some peace and quiet to meet and socialise with friends and family.

 

Willowcroft exterior and gardens

The attractive and secluded garden offers a variety of seating areas and an opportunity to potter among the planted beds if you so wish. In the summer months, the garden will be found decked out with chairs and umbrellas to enjoy the fresh air

 

Willowcroft  gardens

Residents can enjoy the daily social activities going on in the central communal areas with the hairdressing salon open during the week. The cinema/entertainment room is used partly for activities but also for individual and personal use. The comfortable garden area and lounge on the ground floor are perfect for meeting family and friends.

Older lady and man dancing

The light and spacious reception area which greets you as you enter Willowcroft reflects the comfortable and homely living environment throughout the home.

All rooms are a personal haven for each resident.

Willowcroft lounge area

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 to enjoy.

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 Willowcroft. 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, pub’s, 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
  • 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.

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 Willowcroft.

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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
Dementia long term£1075£1130
Dementia respite£1183£1243
Residential long term£945£1020
Residential respite£1045£1172

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.

Willowcroft Key Facts

Meet the team

Home Manager

Carol joined the Trust in 2009 and has worked in the care sector for 17 years. Carol started working as a carer at the age of 17 after completing her work experience at the age of 14 in a care home. She enjoyed spending time with the elderly so much and really felt that she could help by making a difference in people’s lives.

Carol has a Level 3 in Effective Management, Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care; Adults Residential Management and in her spare time she likes reading, going to the gym and walking.

An interesting fact about Carol is that in 2017 she took part in a sensory challenge where she was blindfolded for 7 hours! Carol arranged this with support from the Wiltshire Blind Society and had the opportunity to talk on Wiltshire Sound radio. As part of this, she raised money for the resident's amenities fund and for Wiltshire Sound.

Head of Care

Katie has worked for the Trust since October 1997 and has worked in care for almost 34 years. Katie decided to work in care because she had done a college course and did a placement at Bartlett House when she was 19, she really enjoyed this so applied for bank work at Bemerton Lodge and then got a permanent job in a nursing home. Katie has worked in nursing homes, residential homes and dementia homes in numerous roles. Katie was promoted to head of care in 2017 at Willowcroft.

In Katie’s spare time she likes to socialise, does craft work, reading and spending time with her family.

Care Leader

Dea first joined the Trust in July 2014 after working in domiciliary care for many years. Dea joined the care sector when she left school as she wanted to help people and has done this her whole working life. Dea is the medication lead at Willowcroft and works hard to ensure the residents get the best possible care.

In Dea’s spare she times she enjoys walking her dog and socialising with friends.

Care Leader

Jo has worked for the Trust for nearly 8 years and has worked in care since she was 15. Jo worked in a nursing home when she left school at weekends, she wanted to be a nurse and then after raising her family decided to stay working in care homes. Jo has worked in a variety of different care sectors – dementia, nursing, residential and also worked at a hospital caring for people with brain injuries. In Jo’s spare time she is studying for a floristry course and has just completed her second assignment.

 

Care Leader

Marie has worked at Willowcroft for 7 years, she started as a carer and then progressed to her current role as care leader. Marie prior to this was a trainee hairdresser and decided to change careers as she wanted to make a difference. Marie is the homes nutrition and infection control lead and takes these roles very seriously. In Marie’s spare time she looks after her children and binge watches box sets with her husband.

Activity Coordinator

Beata joined the Trust in 2015 and has worked in the care sector for 4 years. Beta started at Willowcroft as a housekeeper and then transferred to activities. Beata decided to join the care sector as she enjoyed spending time at the care home as a visitor prior to joining as an employee. When Beata has time off she works hard to raise funds for the care home and makes up activities at home for the residents to use. 
In Beata’s spare time she takes care of her two daughters and takes them to many activities including Brownies, Gymnastics, Swimming and Cheerleading. 
 

Chef

Kieran joined the trust October 2017 and has worked in the care sector since this time. Kieran started his career with the trust as a carer and then transferred to the chef role in July 2018. Kieran has 16 years’ experience as a chef, he decided to join the care sector as he wanted a career change and after caring for a family member wanted to give something back. Since working for the Trust Kieran has progressed to a shift leader role as well as working as the home’s chef, he is just starting his level 3 diploma in health and social care.

In Kieran’s spare time he enjoys listening to music and going to concerts and festivals.

Handyman

Andy joined the trust in February 2019. Prior to this Andy was a driver for u-drive and had many years’ experience working as a handy person in a hotel in Bournemouth. Andy decided to join the care sector as he had been looking for a job he could do for the rest of his career, he wanted to be helpful and work with his hands. Since joining the Trust Andy supports one of the residents with handy person duties around the home.

Andy, in his spare time enjoys reading and watching documentaries on space and science.

Come and visit us

Call: 01722 323477

Odstock Road
Salisbury
SP2 8BG
United Kingdom

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