Oaklands House Residential Home

Oaklands House
Blackwater Covert, Reydon
Southwold
Suffolk
IP18 6RD

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Profile Strength
Very Good 86%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,000.00
Regulator's Rating Good
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Meet The Manager

Ian Gooch is Home Manager at Oaklands House Residential Home.

Relevant education/training: Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care. Working toward level 5 in leadership and management. 

Year started working at Healthcare Homes: 2017

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes? Care Assistant in a 60 bed Nursing Home

What’s your favourite part of your working day? Participating in the lunch service, this is such and integral part of the residents day. To be part of this experience fills me with joy every day

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your caree? Proving to myself and the company that I am capable of fulfilling my role as manager.

What has been your biggest career highlight? Being able to lead the team here at Oaklands, a team that puts their all into every day ensuring the very best for all of our residents.

Ian Gooch

Oaklands House is a residential home in Southwold that provides hotel-style accommodation, which makes it an ideal choice for anyone seeking a high quality lifestyle in their later years. The handsome entrance hall leads on to a number of exquisite reception rooms. The stunning south-facing conservatory is ideal for peace and quiet but is also a popular meeting place for residents and guests. All our bedrooms are fully furnished but we welcome as much or as little of your own furniture and effects as you wish.

Oaklands House is situated near to the centre of Southwold. This famous town with its excellent shopping, beach, pier and even has a famous brewery to visit. Surrounded by nearly five acres of mature woodland, Oaklands House has a unique location in the Suffolk countryside amongst a wide range of flora and fauna. This care home in Southwold has extensive views over the tree-lined gardens, which also provide a perfect setting for walks or relaxation.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, Palliative, Personal care, Rehabilitation.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age
65

Admission Category Support For
Religion Anglican / C of E, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Charismatics, Hindu, Islam, Judaism, Methodist, Orthodox Christian, Other, Presbyterian, Quakers.
LGBTQ Welcome Yes
Our Building and Facilities
  • 29 bedrooms
  • Visiting optician and chiropodist
  • In-house hairdressing salon
  • Conservatory providing comfortable lounge environment
  • Well-kept gardens
  • Plentiful reception rooms
  • Popular home within the local community
  • Silver service dining experience

Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Jan 1991

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

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

What Else Do We Provide
Chiropodist, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Minibus, Optician.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

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Description

All bedrooms are well equipped and we happily support residents if they wish to include their own treasured furnishings, such as a favourite table, pictures, a chair and ornaments. Each room also has phone and television points.

Even WiFi is available to those wishing to access the Internet in communal areas.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 29
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 29

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Balcony, Freeview TV, Fridge, Telephone Point.

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Description

We recognise that every person is different, so we create tailored care plans for each and every resident.

We work closely to identify the best care to suit your needs and the most appropriate setting in which this should be delivered.

We involve families and friends in the creation of each plan using the ‘care passports’ and life history records, so that each person receives the most beneficial care and support, taking into account their health and wellbeing, aspirations, wants, likes and dislikes.

We believe that our dedication to delivering the most individualised, personal care to all our residents is what makes us stand out, and ensures our residents enjoy living their lives to their fullest potential.


Our Team
Symmon Whiting
Symmon Whiting
Administrator

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

In my role you need to be able to multitask, prioritise and complete the tasks in a professional manner.  Be supportive to the Manager and all colleagues and be an understanding team member.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Helping Residents, colleagues and visitors and the feeling you have been able to achieve making someone’s day happier and easier.

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

I am approachable, compassionate and willing to take time to help the best I can.

What do you enjoy most about working at this care home?

I enjoy the challenges as every day is different.  I look forward to playing my part in solving any issues and helping to make everyone’s day run smoothly.

Shane Sillett
Shane Sillett
Senior Carer

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Senior Support Worker / On call Firefighter.

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Have a caring attitude.

What's your favourite part of your working day and why?

Favourite part would be medication and care planning because I can put the knowledge I have gained into practice.

What has been you biggest career highlight to date?

Setting up an electronic medication system.

What are your interests outside of work?

Gardening and Marine Fish keeping.

What do you enjoy most about working at this home?

Seeing the residents enjoying their day and how happy they are living here.

Anne May
Anne May
Senior Carer

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Patient, realistic, kind, understanding, approachable and have a sense of humour.

What has been you biggest career highlight to date?

Taking my team through their NVQ's 2 and 3, as their assessor.

What are your interests outside of work?

Swimming, baking, ironing, gardening and spending time with my family.

What do you enjoy most about working at this home?

Being part of such a fabulous team knowing that we can make a difference to people's lives.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Being approachable, honest, supportive to entire team, leading from the front and bringing up from the rear, leading by example, having a heart, being able to keep a confidence, being inspiring and kind. In fact exactly what my manager is.

Sarah Wilshaw
Sarah Wilshaw
Senior Carer

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Co-Ordinator for care home company.

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Responsible, reliable and patient.

What's your favourite part of your working day and why?

Being around the residents.

What has been you biggest career highlight to date?

The people and residents I work with.

What's been your biggest challenge in your career to date?

Dealing with the pandemic, whilst working within the care setting.

What are your interests outside of work?

T.V, reading, socialising.

What do you enjoy most about working at this home?

Good Team and great characters.

Adam Wright
Adam Wright
Head Chef

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes? 

Sous chef

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why? 

Serving a wholesome and nutritional meal knowing our residents are satisfied and have enjoyed their meal

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date? 

Finding quality staff to keep up with our home’s high standards and good reputation

What has been your biggest career highlight to date? 

Having a good start in the catering industry by working in one of our local high class restaurants which gave a great head start in to the catering sector

Leanne Carrington-Payne
Leanne Carrington-Payne
Activity Co-ordinator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes? 

I wanted to do something that made a difference

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes? 

Activity Co-ordinator

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why? 

All of it, every aspect has and brings something different to the day

What has been your biggest career highlight to date? 

Every day I make someone smile or I hear ‘I enjoyed that’

What qualities do you think make you stand out? 

Understanding the role, being a people person, leading by example and someone you can respect

John Monk
John Monk
Maitenance

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Maintenance in a school.

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Good knowledge of maintenance across the board.

What's your favourite part of your working day?

when nothing goes wrong.

What's been your biggest challenge in your career to date?

Building my own extension.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Getting through to the final in the star awards.

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

My Height - effective time management.

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

Fishing.

What do you enjoy most about working at this home?

Making the resident's happy.

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

Funding Types
Local Authority Suffolk
Region East
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

Nutrition is an essential part of the care package we provide to our residents; not only from a general health and wellbeing perspective, but ultimately we want residents to enjoy eating what they want, when they want.

Our chefs and nutritional leads fully assess all dietary needs, including likes and dislikes, allergies. special diets, through to preferred portion sizes and meal times. This is recorded and regularly monitored so the chefs are fully aware of everyone’s personal preferences.

All homes display a daily food menu, which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mid-morning, afternoon and evening snacks and drinks are also served, however sandwiches, biscuits and other refreshments are available at any time of the day.

Our catering teams pride themselves on producing food of the highest quality, with many homes using local suppliers and all homes creating fresh, homemade dishes each and every day.


We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Menu
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Activities Are So Important

Activities and entertainment are a core part of quality care.

We pride ourselves on offering a diverse, enriching range of activities and entertainment at each of our homes. At each home, a dedicated activities coordinator is responsible for researching and facilitating enjoyable activities for residents every day.

A weekly timetable of activities is in place at each home, supplemented by additional opportunities. We take on board feedback and requests for new activities or outings, so that residents are able to continue to enjoy the hobbies and pastimes they have participated in over the years.

Regular activities include:

Craft sessions
Musical entertainment from local entertainers
Exercise and dance classes
Beauty treatments
Quiz sessions
Film clubs
Gardening and birdwatching

Specialist activities include:
Visits from ‘Pets as Therapy’ dogs
Intergenerational projects with local toddler groups
Fishing expeditions
Visits to local attractions
Public events and fetes

At Oaklands House we have:

  • Games afternoon
  • Shopping trips
  • Visits to Southwold
  • Craft club
  • Bingo
  • Film club
  • River cruises
  • Exercise club
  • Library
  • Hairdressers
  • Pamper days
  • Meditation
  • Food tasting evenings

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Activities At Home
Bingo, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Exercise Class, Quiz Games, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Shopping.
Our Pets

Sooty - Cat


Oaklands House
Blackwater Covert, Reydon
Southwold
Suffolk
IP18 6RD

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/2b290acc-ed8d-4a52-9de8-4bf5ec2c48f2
Report Published 5th June 2019
Registration Date 23rd December 2010
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site.

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

Nearby Services
Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Oaklands House Residential Home

Oaklands House Residential Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in June 2019.
Oaklands House Residential Home provides Respite and Residential care.
Oaklands House Residential Home has 29 rooms.
Prices for Oaklands House Residential Home start from £1,000.00 per week.
Oaklands House Residential Home is owned by Healthcare Homes Group Limited.
Yes. Oaklands House Residential Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Oaklands House Residential Home does offer Respite care.
No. Oaklands House Residential Home does not provide care for people with Dementia.
Oaklands House Residential Home comes under Suffolk.
Oaklands House Residential Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Ian Gooch is the manager of Oaklands House Residential Home.

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