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Evesham Road
Dodwell
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 9ST

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Profile Strength
Excellent 90%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,425.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Julia Joy is Home Manager at Ambleside.

Im a registered nurse and I used to work in hospitals.

I used to work for Care UK and was keen to rejoin the organisation: it strives to deliver the highest quality care, dignity and respect for residents. As a company it is also very supportive of its colleagues.

I love talking to residents, learning about their lives and meeting their families. I have a fantastic team here and I enjoy chatting to colleagues: they help and support me to do my job and they have some superb ideas about how we can improve residents lives, and make Ambleside a wonderful place to live.

Julia Joy

Ambleside in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire is all about luxury, comfort and quality care. Our skilled and dedicated team delivers a wide range of care, including residential care, short term respite care, nursing care and specialist care for people living with dementia. We also offer nursing dementia care and sensitive end-of-life care.

While delivering quality care is at the heart of what we do, we also believe that moving into a care home is just another part of life, so we support residents to continue to enjoy a wonderful lifestyle. That’s why the home has its own coffee shop, hair and beauty salon and cinema, plus a range of group and one-to-one activities that take place each day. With easy access to surrounding towns, including Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon offers a rich cultural heritage that can be enjoyed by you and your loved one on days out.


Meaningful lifestyles at Ambleside
Living well with dementia at Ambleside
Dining with dignity at Ambleside
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Convalescence, End of Life, Palliative, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, 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.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

All Care UK homes now have purpose-built internal or external visiting suites available which enable visits to take place from behind a sealed glass panel, using a sound system to assist with communication. Where Government guidance and local health teams allow, these suites make it possible to continue visiting even when we have a case of Covid-19 in the home.

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)

Yes, our care home has WiFi in all our resident’s 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

Yes, our care home provides a telephone in all our resident’s rooms.

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Minimum Age
65

Contract
care-uk-contract-document (1).pdf
Our Building and Facilities

While delivering quality care is at the heart of what we do, we also believe that moving into a care home is just another part of life, so we support residents to continue to enjoy a wonderful lifestyle. That’s why the home has its own coffee shop, hair and beauty salon and cinema, plus a range of group and one-to-one activities that take place each day. With easy access to surrounding towns, including Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon offers a rich cultural heritage that can be enjoyed by you and your loved one on days out.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Oct 2013

How Many Floors We Have
2

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Cinema, Coffee Shop, Hairdressers, Minibus.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Scenic Views, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

Our Photos

Description

Our bedrooms are beautifully decorated with en suite facilities. Residents are encouraged to bring along some home comforts for the personal touch.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 60
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 60

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Internet Access, Telephone Point, Wifi.

Our Photos
Description

Every day our colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.


Our Team
Julia Joy
Julia Joy
Home Manager

Im a registered nurse and I used to work in hospitals.

I used to work for Care UK and was keen to rejoin the organisation: it strives to deliver the highest quality care, dignity and respect for residents. As a company it is also very supportive of its colleagues.

I love talking to residents, learning about their lives and meeting their families. I have a fantastic team here and I enjoy chatting to colleagues: they help and support me to do my job and they have some superb ideas about how we can improve residents lives, and make Ambleside a wonderful place to live.

Kirsty Jones
Kirsty Jones
Deputy Manager

I’ve worked at Ambleside for nearly ten years. Before joining the team, I was a team leader at another local care home, but I was keen to have a change and work in a bigger care home. I’m so pleased I made the move to Care UK, and becoming deputy manager at Ambleside has been a highlight of my career so far.

Residents are at the heart of everything we do at the home. I’m passionate about making their life enjoyable and rewarding, and supporting them to maintain their independence. The highlight of any day is speaking with residents and finding out about the activities they have been enjoying, and learning more about their life.

Being positive, a good listener, honest and fair are all-important as deputy manager. I’m here to support the team, the residents and their loved ones in any way I can.

Staci Reeson
Staci Reeson
Customer Relations Manager

I spent 16 years in the UV Printing Industry, then ran my own marketing consultancy. It was another CRM who gave me a push to apply, I am so glad I did. Everyday is different, you start to build some wonderful relationships from the very first point of contact. I see it as a real privilege to help families, friends and future residents make that sometimes very difficult decision to make a move into a home. We have many who come for respite stays, it's amazing that the families always stay in touch afterwards.

Outside of work I love to go sailing or spending time away racing with Europe's most successful off road race team.

Juliet Moss
Juliet Moss
Lifestyle Lead

My work background is pretty varied: I led the housekeeping team at Stratford-upon-Avon School for many years, and, prior to that, I worked in journalism. I joined the Ambleside team in 2017. I’d seen the care home being built and was interested in a new challenge and in working with older people. I’m a caring person and I’m so glad I made the move into the care sector. I love my job!

Every day is different in this role. I enjoy listening to residents’ stories, and it’s wonderful when I’m able to fulfil a wish for them. However, it’s equally as rewarding simply giving them my time. I love making them smile.

I’ve been Lifestyle Lead since late 2021 and am proud of the way I’ve steered our activities programme, taking it from strength to strength. Of course challenges pop up, but this role has shown me how adaptable and creative I can be – and what a wonderfully supportive team there is here at Ambleside!

Matthew Bond
Matthew Bond
Head Chef

I’m an experienced care home chef and I wanted to join Care UK because it has a great reputation for being an excellent company to work for, and for the way it puts residents first. It’s also very innovative in its approach to food and dining.

As Head Chef at Ambleside, I work hard to understand each resident’s nutritional needs and to meet them with healthy food they’ll love. I work closely with the clinical team as well as dietitians/nutritionists to ensure residents’ health and wellbeing are maximised – whether they need a particular type of diet, or need help getting more calories into their meals.

Agnieszka Wrobel
Agnieszka Wrobel
Lifestyle Coordinator

I have a varied work background, but it was the experience of caring for a poorly relative that ignited my passion for care. I was determined to work in the care sector after that, and I was delighted to join the team here at Ambleside in early 2020.

I love every minute of my working day because every day is different and there’s always a fresh challenge to keep me on my toes. I enjoy learning more about the residents and finding new ways to make them smile.

One of my strengths is staying calm in stressful situations and using my initiative to find a solution, while always maintaining a caring attitude – residents are always my – and the team’s - priority. There’s a very supportive team here at Ambleside and a great family atmosphere.

Outside of work my three beautiful sons keep me busy. I also enjoy photography and like to unwind by getting out in nature.

Sharron Makepeace-Lane
Sharron Makepeace-Lane
Business Administrator

I used to run a cash office for two large supermarkets, as well as my own family business for many years. When this role came up and a friend, who works here, suggested I’d be good at it, I thought I’d give it a go. I was delighted to discover I’d got the job as I wasn’t sure I had the right qualifications.

I like getting in first thing in the morning and seeing what needs doing, as you never know what each day will bring – I enjoy the variety that brings. While the challenges can be different each day, being a good listener and being determined to solve problems is something that you always need. What I’m also really enjoying is having the chance to get to know the residents.

Sharon Braithewaite
Sharon Braithewaite
Head Housekeeper

I used to work in hotels before moving to the care sector. While you meet lots of different people in the hotel industry, I really enjoy working for residents, talking to them and their families, and helping to make every day that little bit easier or more special if I can. It’s more interesting than hotel work.

There’s quite a lot to being a head housekeeper – looking after the housekeeping team and ensuring everything runs smoothly, and there’s a fair bit of paperwork.

I'm also the Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Champion for Ambleside care home. It's my job to establish and maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness so that residents, colleagues and visitors keep safe. I ensure that all colleagues are well trained in infection control, and I'm on hand at all times to ensure colleagues are working to the highest standards.

Richard Jones
Richard Jones
Maintenance

I joined the Ambleside team in 2019, having been a Tesco home delivery driver for a long time. I fancied a fresh challenge and the chance to stay in one place! I enjoy completing hands-on tasks, and I felt Id be able to contribute a lot to the home, the residents and the team. In my second month in the job I received the ‘Going the Extra Mile award, which is given out to colleagues each month – that was a genuine highlight!

Every day is different and the atmosphere in the home is amazing. Theres always plenty to do too. I like all aspects of my job, whether its chatting to residents and their families, catching up with paperwork, or finding new ways to support my colleagues. I like ticking off the tasks Ive done around the home; it means that Im doing my bit to help, and the home is safe for everyone.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,425.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,625.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,480.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding No
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 Gluten-free Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
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Activities Are So Important

From trips out to making wishes come true, holding events with the community, to birthdays and celebrations in the home, no two days are the same at Ambleside.


Our Photos

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Choir, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Music Therapy, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Residents' Committee, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping, Shopping Centre, Theatre.
Our Pets

By arrangement of the Home manager


Can You Bring Your Pet
Yes

We Welcome
Birds, Dogs, Rabbits.

Evesham Road
Dodwell
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 9ST

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 9th August 2022
Last rated 10th March 2018
Reports

10th March 2018

10th December 2015

27th March 2015

6th August 2014

Registration Date 23rd October 2013
Service Provider Care UK Community Partnerships Ltd, CO4 9QB
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Car Park on-site.

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Ambleside

Ambleside was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in March 2018.
Ambleside provides Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Prices for Ambleside start from £1,425.00 per week.
Ambleside is owned by Care UK.
No. Ambleside does not offer Residential care.
Yes. Ambleside does offer Respite care.
Yes. Ambleside does provide care for people with Dementia.
Ambleside comes under Warwickshire.
Ambleside does not accept Local Authority clients.
Ambleside accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Julia Joy is the manager of Ambleside.

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