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Hardwick Lane
St Neots
PE19 5UN


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Profile Strength
Excellent 100%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,000.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Paul Fletcher is The Home Manager at Hardwick Dene.

Hello, my name is Paul and I have been working in the Healthcare sector since 2009, joining Hardwick Dene as the Home Manager in 2018.

My team and I pride ourselves on creating a warm and friendly atmosphere for all our residents and their family members in beautiful surroundings.

Paul Fletcher

Hardwick Dene Retirement Residence is a large country house situated in beautifully landscaped gardens. Built in the 1920’s as an Edwardian Gentleman's country residence, its use as a residential home began in 1990. The home is located in the village of Buckden which has a variety of local shops, churches and pubs nearby. There is a regular daily bus service to the towns of Huntingdon, St. Neots, Bedford and Cambridge.

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Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, End of Life, Palliative, Personal care, Support for Couples.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Challenging Behaviour, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementias, Vascular Dementia.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

Before all visitors are allowed into Hardwick Dene, we ask them to complete a lateral flow test either at home or here at Hardwick Dene.

We must see a negative result before entry is allowed into the building.

All staff and visitors must wear a mask at all times.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

Our care home has WiFi in some of our residents’ rooms.

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

Yes, our care home has mobile phone signal in all our resident’s rooms.

Telephone for external calling

Our care home provides a telephone in some of our residents’ rooms.

Family Portal

Yes, our care home has provides families with a family portal. Find out more about Family Portals here.

Social media provides an up to date window on the activities within a provider's setting.

With the restrictions on visiting during the pandemic, social media platforms such as these offer real insight when you are choosing a provider.

Infection Control Safe We are on Facebook

Minimum Age

LGBTQ Welcome
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Our Building and Facilities

The Home has been beautifully furnished and our onsite handyman ensures the decor is regularly updated to keep the Home looking fresh. There are 4 lounges, a dining room & a hairdressing salon which is used for pampering sessions with foot spa & manicures. We also have a lovely summer house in the garden which we use for tea and activities.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Conservatory, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Chiropodist, GP, Hairdressers, Lift, Minibus, Stairlift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Scenic Views, Seating, Secure Garden, Summer House, Vegetable Plot, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Individual Heating Controls, Reduce Plastic Use.

Hardwick Dene Brochure.pdf

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Accommodation is provided for 49 residents including 15 single bedrooms with en-suite facilities, 19 single bedrooms without en-suite facilities and 2 double bedrooms one of which has an en-suite facility.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 50
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 27

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Telephone Point.

Our Photos

Our caregivers are genuinely passionate about providing care and are committed to career development. We ensure staff are kept up to date on the latest training, so you can be confident that your loved one will always receive the very best care and companionship with us.

Our Team
Paul Fletcher
Paul Fletcher
The Home Manager

Hello, my name is Paul and I have been working in the Healthcare sector since 2009, joining Hardwick Dene as the Home Manager in 2018.

My team and I pride ourselves on creating a warm and friendly atmosphere for all our residents and their family members in beautiful surroundings.

Karrie Wenn
Karrie Wenn
Deputy Manager

Hi, I'm Karrie and I have been in the care industry for over 10 years, having been with Hardwick Dene for nearly 6 years. 

Robin Bennett
Robin Bennett
Deputy Manager
Joe Ballard
Joe Ballard
Activities Co-ordinator

Hello, I'm Joe and I have been an Activities Co-ordinator for over 15 years having been at Hardwick Dene for 3 years.

I thoroughly enjoy the daily interaction with the residents, completing their life stories and getting to know them.

Emma Sharman
Emma Sharman

Hello, I'm Emma and I have over 10 years experience within an office environment and I have been with Hardwick Dene nearly 3 years.

I enjoy getting to know the residents.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,000.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £1,000.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Cambridgeshire
Region East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

Choice Dining Logo

Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

Styles of Food Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining Pink tick icon Restaurant
Dining Styles Pink tick icon Hot Trolley Pink tick icon Room Service
Hospitality Pink tick icon Guests are welcome for dinner (Covid permitting)
Our Menu Pink tick icon Winter menu week 1 2021.docx Pink tick icon Winter Menu - Week 2 2021.docx
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The preparation, nutritional value and presentation of food.

Pink tick icon Attractive drinks and adaptive cups/glasses are available and accessible where needed.

Pink tick icon Individual dietary needs are person centred.

Pink tick icon Meals reflect the nutritional needs of the residents.

Pink tick icon Our menu has been verified by a registered nutritional therapist or dietitian.

Pink tick icon Our menu is balanced.

Pink tick icon Snacks are provided for residents that require texture-modified food.

Pink tick icon Sweet and savoury foods are provided between meals (this does not just include cakes and biscuits).

Pink tick icon Hot Trolley

Pink tick icon Room Service

A critical component for good health.

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Pink tick icon 2 Star Rated by UK Food Standards.

Pink tick icon We are following best practice including NICE guidelines as a standard.

Pink tick icon We are conducting internal and/or 3rd party food safety audits.

Pink tick icon We have allergen management policies in place.

A freedom to eat the food you want, when you want it.

Pink tick icon A Private Dining room is bookable for residents and their families.

Pink tick icon Families are invited for meals [Covid permitting].

Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have the same food options as elsewhere.

Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have their food presented to same standard as elsewhere.

Pink tick icon Residents have access to a Restaurant

Pink tick icon Residents have access to Dining Room.

Pink tick icon Residents have the option of dining in their own room.

Pink tick icon Staff sit with the residents they support when they dine.

Pink tick icon Residents can order food not on the menu, or have access to an ‘evergreen menu’.

Pink tick icon Residents have access to a flexible meal service beyond defined times.

Pink tick icon More than one option is available at mealtimes for all residents, including those with special and theraputic diets.

Pink tick icon Residents with dementia are shown food or visual menus to help them decide.

Pink tick icon There is a weekly menu.

Pink tick icon We offer catering for special events.

Pink tick icon Residents are involved in the creation of the menu.

Pink tick icon The best interest choices are made for residents unable to make their own choices.

Understanding the wants and requirements of every individual be it cultural, religious or dietary.

Pink tick icon Halal food can be served.

Pink tick icon Kosher food can be served.

Pink tick icon Gluten-free food can be served.

Pink tick icon Vegan food can be served.

Pink tick icon Vegetarian food can be served.

Pink tick icon We can support people with Diabetes.

Delivering a respectful and quality service.

Pink tick icon Residents are given appropriate and dignified crockery / glassware and cutlery.

Pink tick icon Tables are well laid.

Pink tick icon We have food theme days/nights.

Pink tick icon Staff understand and pre-empt potential meal-time behaviours which can impact nutritional intake.

Pink tick icon Staff always use appropriate and dignified language (e.g. it is an ‘apron’ not a ‘bib’).

Pink tick icon We promote an inclusive dining experience.

Pink tick icon There are no unnecessary disruptions during mealtimes.

Being environmentally and socially responsible and thoughtful.

Pink tick icon We correctly dispose of our waste.

Pink tick icon We have a waste management system.

Pink tick icon Residents can get involved in the growing of food and/or ingredients on site.

Pink tick icon We grow some food and/or ingredients on site.

Pink tick icon We use locally sourced and locally grown or reared food.

Pink tick icon We use organically grown food.

Activities Are So Important

There are regular visits by a hairdresser, chiropodist, occupational therapist and optician. We are also visited regularly by a musician and other weekly entertainments. We have an activities co-ordinator, ensuring that the residents have a wide variety of daily activities to do to keep them active and entertained. Events are also held throughout the year, including our annual summer fete, barbecues, and Christmas parties; all of which family and friends are invited to.

Our Photos

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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Singing, Themed Events, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.
Our Pets

Pets are more than welcome to come and visit your loved ones, we have a lovely secure garden.

Can You Bring Your Pet

Hardwick Lane
St Neots
PE19 5UN

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 26th January 2022
Last rated 5th January 2018

26th February 2022

26th February 2022

3rd March 2021

5th January 2018

23rd June 2017

14th December 2016

8th March 2016

Registration Date 23rd January 2015
Service Provider Hardwick Dene Ltd, RM11 3LN
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Car Park on-site.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Chemist, Church, Hospital, Library, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Post Office, Pub, Restaurant, Shops, Surgery.

Frequently asked questions about Hardwick Dene

Hardwick Dene was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in January 2018.
Hardwick Dene provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Hardwick Dene has 50 rooms.
Prices for Hardwick Dene start from £1,000.00 per week.
Hardwick Dene is owned by Sohal Healthcare.
Yes. Hardwick Dene does offer Residential care.
Yes. Hardwick Dene does offer Respite care.
Yes. Hardwick Dene does provide care for people with Dementia.
Hardwick Dene comes under Cambridgeshire.
Hardwick Dene accepts Local Authority clients.
Hardwick Dene accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Paul Fletcher is the manager of Hardwick Dene.

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