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Maple Crescent
RG14 1LN


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Profile Strength
Excellent 91%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,313.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Rachel Gilbert is Home Manager at Winchcombe Place.

The team and I consider it a huge privilege to care for older people and are proud that their families trust us to care for them.

This is a lovely friendly and happy home, with a great family atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you here soon.

Winchcombe Place is a modern, purpose-built care home in Newbury, Berkshire. Our team provide permanent and short term respite care, including residential, and dementia care. We also offer compassionate end of life care.

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Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, End of Life, Independent Living, Palliative, Personal care, Physiotherapy, Reablement, Support for Couples.
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, Cerebral Palsy, Crohn's Disease, Crohns, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Huntington Disease, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Ulcerative Colitis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Frontotemporal, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementias, Picks Disease, 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
  • Our teams  follow guidance around social distancing, respiratory and hand hygiene measures and the correct wearing of PPE. The vast majority are fully vaccinated.
  • We have maintained a high stock level of PPE, cleaning and decontamination items and continue to source from multiple suppliers to reduce the risk of any future shortages.
  • We are taking advantage of all available testing, ensuring colleagues and residents are tested in line with guidance from Government and local health protection teams.
  • We continue to invest in new technologies to maintain family connections.
  • We are not accepting Covid-positive admissions and prefer all new residents to have been fully vaccinated prior to admission. New admissions are usually no longer required to shield on arrival.
  • We appointed two senior nurses as Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Leads to provide additional scrutiny and support at a national level and there is an IPC Champion for each home to support colleagues in their understanding of, and compliance with, our approaches to IPC, cleanliness and hygiene.
  • We have invested in thermal imaging cameras to provide faster and more accurate temperature checks; air purifiers and fogging machines to provide added layers of reassurance to residents and visitors.
    Should there be a confirmed or suspected case of Covid-19 in one of our homes, the home will follow an Outbreak Management Plan which includes additional safety and IPC protocols.
  • External entertainers and hairdressers are able to visit homes not in outbreak providing they follow the same protocols as other professional visitors ie they should have a negative Lateral Flow Test before entering the home, wear PPE as directed and undertake health screening.
  • Our housekeeping teams are continuing to deliver enhanced cleaning regimes using high quality decontamination equipment and hygiene products.
Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Air Filtration & Purification We are using air filtration and/or air purification devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Infection Screening We are using technology to screen for infections & monitor symptoms.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
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)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

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Our Building and Facilities

Winchcombe Place is a modern, purpose-built care home in Newbury, Berkshire. Our team provide permanent and short term respite care, including residential, and dementia care. We also offer compassionate end of life care.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Coffee Shop / Café, Library.

What Else Do We Provide
Beauty Salon, Cinema, Minibus.

Our Garden
Communal Garden.

Winchcombe - brochure.pdf

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Each of the 80 bedrooms have en-suite facilities. Our ground floor rooms even open directly onto our lovely secure gardens and every room has its own flat-screen TV, phone and internet connections.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 80
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 80

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Direct Garden Access, Furnished.

Room Facilities
Catch up TV, Freeview TV, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point.

Our Photos

The Winchcombe Place team is large and diverse team but we’re all passionate about your loved one’s care, health and wellbeing. We support each other to do our best work and are here for you, our residents’ family members, too. Take a look at our colleague profiles to find out more about some of our team.

Our Team
Rachel Gilbert
Rachel Gilbert
Home Manager

The team and I consider it a huge privilege to care for older people and are proud that their families trust us to care for them.

This is a lovely friendly and happy home, with a great family atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you here soon.

Vicki Lambourne
Vicki Lambourne
Senior Customer Relations Manager

I love being part of a team that’s making a difference to people’s lives.

I joined Winchcombe Place in June 2019, and I’m enjoying getting to know the team and the residents themselves. I used to work in recruitment and events, so I love working with different people. I’ve also worked in domiciliary care, so I knew I wanted to continue working in the care sector. 

In my spare time I enjoy socialising with my friends and family, and doing some travelling. I also enjoy watching motorbike racing.

Liz Cable
Liz Cable
Lifestyle Coordinator

Before joining the organisation I was an Operations Manager for a national catering company. This is very different, but I love the rewarding nature of my job – being able to have a positive impact on a person’s day. When I bring a smile to a person’s face or I make them laugh it’s a fantastic feeling.

Quite a few of the residents at Winchcombe Place are living with dementia and are at different stages of their dementia journey. I work hard to see the person behind the dementia. Every person we care for is an individual, with different needs. One of the key things I’ve learnt in this role is to be alert to a person’s body language when you’re doing an activity with them, particularly if their verbal communication has been affected by dementia. Their body language can give you important insights into how they’re feeling.

Gary Shaw
Gary Shaw
Head Chef

My biggest professional challenge so far has been to run a 280-seat restaurant with a team of 16 chefs in Edinburgh. My highlight was catering the opening of the Dolphin Adventure Centre in Pangbourne and meeting Prince Edward, who was opening the centre.

My role requires you to be good at listening to what the residents want and what their expectations are. It is also very important to have a good team and get them to contribute their ideas into work practices and menus.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my partner and kids, as well as the occasional game of golf.

David Chandler
David Chandler

I wanted to join the Winchcombe Place team because I felt I had valuable skills and experience to bring which would benefit older people.

Moving my career to Care UK has been such a great move for me – challenging me and enabling me to develop. I think it’s important to be professional and caring in this role, and it’s vital that everything you do is done with understanding, and a smile.

Every resident at Winchcombe Place, and at all other Care UK homes, is ‘resident of the day’ at least once a month. This is a chance to ensure that their care and lifestyle and all aspects of their daily life are meeting their needs and wishes. As part of this initiative I check the resident’s bedroom to ensure it’s safe and everything is working properly. I get to have a chat with them too, which is very rewarding, and gives me a chance to get to know them better.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,313.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,368.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £1,528.00

Funding Types
Local Authority West Berkshire
Region South East
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 Pureed Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining Pink tick icon Café
Hospitality Pink tick icon Guests are welcome for dinner (Covid permitting)
Our Menu Pink tick icon Sample-menu-3-core.pdf Pink tick icon Sample-menu-2-core.pdf Pink tick icon Sample-menu-1-core.pdf Pink tick icon Sample-menu-3-prem.pdf Pink tick icon Sample-menu-2-prem.pdf Pink tick icon Sample-menu-1-prem.pdf
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The preparation, nutritional value and presentation of food.

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 is balanced.

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

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 Dining Room.

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

Pink tick icon There is a weekly menu.

Pink tick icon We offer catering for special events.

Delivering a respectful and quality service.

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

Pink tick icon There are no unnecessary disruptions during mealtimes.

Being environmentally and socially responsible and thoughtful.

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.

Activities Are So Important

Winchcombe Place also has dedicated activity areas where residents can enjoy activities such as painting and listening to music, or take part in the many activities that our care teams have planned each day.

Our Photos

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Cooking, Exercise Class, Gardening, Music Entertainment, Quiz Games.

Activities Outside Our Home

Maple Crescent
RG14 1LN

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Requires Improvement
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 10th November 2021
Last rated 10th December 2021

10th December 2021

22nd October 2020

24th September 2019

22nd March 2019

4th August 2017

10th June 2015

Registration Date 23rd April 2014
Service Provider Care UK Community Partnerships Ltd, CO4 9QB
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Nearby Services
Bank, Chemist, Church, Garden Centre, Golf Club, Library, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Post Office, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops, Surgery.

Frequently asked questions about Winchcombe Place

Winchcombe Place was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in December 2021.
Winchcombe Place provides Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Winchcombe Place has 80 rooms.
Prices for Winchcombe Place start from £1,313.00 per week.
Winchcombe Place is owned by Care UK.
No. Winchcombe Place does not offer Residential care.
Yes. Winchcombe Place does offer Respite care.
Yes. Winchcombe Place does provide care for people with Dementia.
Winchcombe Place comes under West Berkshire.
Winchcombe Place does not accept Local Authority clients.
Winchcombe Place accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Rachel Gilbert is the manager of Winchcombe Place.

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