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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Residential | Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,328.00

GBP Discount

Regulator's Rating Outstanding
Meet The Manager

Sue Johnstone is General Manager at Sonning Gardens Care Home.

I have worked in Sonning Gardens since 2018, first as Deputy Manager and now as Home Manager. Previously I worked in the NHS as a District Nurse, Community Nurse Practice Educator, Independent Nurse Prescriber and Community Nurse Manager. I have a number o nursing qualifications and an MA in Health and Nursing Care.

My passion has always been caring for people in their own homes and supporting my team to be the best they are in their chosen careers. Working at Sonning Gardens is the perfect environment for me as our residents and staff are all in one beautiful home, set in lovely grounds.

Sue Johnstone

Welcome to Our Residential Care Home in Sonning

Here, at Sonning Gardens Care Home, we provide residential care, where individuals are supported with day-to-day activities, nursing care, for those who need more intensive support with longer-term conditions, specialist dementia care, based on our ReConnect approach, and short-term respite care. Couples or companions who wish to continue their care journey together are warmly welcomed to our home.

All of the support we offer is administered by our highly qualified care team. They’re passionate about making sure our residents receive the exact level of care required. We follow a care philosophy where care is tailored to the person receiving it. Our team creates personalised care plans for our residents, which are regularly reviewed throughout their time with us. 

Our Sonning care home is the perfect place for elderly people who wish to live life to the fullest while receiving the care they need. Purpose-built, this luxurious care home sits on two and a half acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. We offer an array of homely accommodation options, including single rooms with en-suite facilities and shared rooms, designed for couples. 

We’re proud to be able to offer our residents access to a host of first-class facilities, including a restaurant and a hair and beauty salon. We do everything we can to make our residents feel like they’re staying at a luxury hotel rather than a traditional care home. We’re sure you’ll agree that life at Sonning Gardens Care Home is a wonderful way to spend your retirement years.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, Nursing Dementia / EMI, 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, Injection.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia (EMI).
Dementia Behaviour Challenging Behaviour, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
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

We are working within the government guidelines to help protect our staff and clients.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
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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Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

As one of the leading care homes in Sonning, all our on-site amenities are maintained to the highest standards so that our residents can enjoy a premium experience when they stay with us.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Seating, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

Our Photos


We provide a wide range of high-quality accommodation options, including single rooms complete with en suite facilities and shared rooms that are designed for couples. All our rooms are fully furnished and pet-friendly and are designed to feel just like home.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 103

Type Of Room
Shared Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Step Free Access.

Room Facilities
Internet Access, Wifi.

GBP Discount

Peace of mind awaits - Enjoy 16 days for the price of 14 for stays in April, May and June.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,328.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Wokingham
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 Gluten-free Pink tick icon Halal Pink tick icon Kosher Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining Pink tick icon Lounge/Diner Pink tick icon Restaurant
Dining Styles Pink tick icon A la Carte Pink tick icon Hot Trolley Pink tick icon Room Service
Hospitality Pink tick icon Guests are welcome for dinner (Covid permitting)
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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 A la Carte

Pink tick icon Hot Trolley

Pink tick icon Room Service

A critical component for good health.

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Pink tick icon 5 Star Rated by UK Food Standards.

Pink tick icon Hand hygiene for both residents and staff.

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 also dine themselves with the residents they support.

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 Staff are hospitality trained to present / serve meals.

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 We monitor our food waste.

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.

Pink tick icon Our energy usage is well maintained.

Pink tick icon We are actively reducing food mileage.

Activities Are So Important

From creative activities such as painting, baking and pottery, to visiting entertainers such as singers, dancers and musicians, and outings to garden centres or theatres, our activities are intended to inspire and engage our residents as individuals and as a community.

Our in-house activities teams arrange full calendars of activities based around the needs and desires of our residents, and are always on hand to assist, whatever the mobility level.

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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Excursions, Knitting / Embroidery, Painting, Reminiscence, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.
go green logo

The Go Green badge is designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare a care home’s sustainability and green practices.

The below statements are changes that the care provider has acknowledged they have implemented towards a more sustainable future.

The operation, maintenance, and repair of a property

safe-tick Do you use LED light bulbs? Yes
safe-tick Are your windows double glazed? Yes
safe-tick Do you use motion sensors? Yes
safe-tick Is your boiler less than 15 years old? Yes
safe-tick Do you have an EPC rating? Yes

The sourcing of goods and the landfill/recycling journey

safe-tick Do you monitor your waste? Yes
safe-tick Do you train your team on recycling practices? Yes
safe-tick Do you have systems for recycling throughout the home? Yes

Energy reduction and renewable energy usage

safe-tick Do you measure your energy consumption? Yes
safe-tick Is your boiler less than 15 years old? Yes

Using digital rather than paper based processes

safe-tick Do you use digital payslips? Yes
safe-tick Do you use online rotas? Yes
safe-tick Do you use digital care plans? Yes

In-home and community projects that protect the environment

safe-tick Do you carry out projects that support wildlife? Yes
Our Pets

Pets can be accommodated at Sonning Gardens

Can You Bring Your Pet

Old Bath Road

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Outstanding
Safe Good
Well Led Outstanding
Caring Good
Responsive Outstanding
Effective Outstanding
Inspection Reports
Last rated 9th June 2018
Current Report

Sonning Gardens Care Home Care Home - Care Quality Commission (

Historic Reports

Sonning Gardens Care Home Care Home - Care Quality Commission (

Registration Date 1st June 2023
Service Provider Willowbrook Healthcare Limited, NN4 9BS
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Nearby Services
Church, Golf Club, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Post Office, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Sonning Gardens Care Home

Sonning Gardens Care Home was given an overall rating of "Outstanding" by the CQC in June 2018.
Sonning Gardens Care Home provides Residential, Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Sonning Gardens Care Home has 103 rooms.
Prices for Sonning Gardens Care Home start from £1,328.00 per week.
Sonning Gardens Care Home is owned by Avery Collection.
Yes. Sonning Gardens Care Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Sonning Gardens Care Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Sonning Gardens Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Sonning Gardens Care Home comes under Wokingham.
Sonning Gardens Care Home does not accept Local Authority clients.
Sonning Gardens Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Sue Johnstone is the manager of Sonning Gardens Care Home.

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