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14 Dunstable Street
MK45 2JT


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Profile Strength
Excellent 96%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,370.00
Regulator's Rating Not Yet Rated
Meet The Manager

Fiona Smith is Home Manager at Richmond Manor.

Fiona Smith

The luxurious Richmond Manor Care Home in Ampthill provides residential, dementia and nursing care for the older community, as well as short breaks. Our caring team, including our award-winning Homemakers are here to offer state-of-the-art person centred care in Ampthill, Bedfordshire.

Richmond Manor is based in the quaint and idyllic town of Ampthill, Bedfordshire. Our luxury care home provides residential, dementia and nursing care for the older community. Residents are also welcome to stay for short breaks, with the peace of mind that exceptional care and companionship is available at any time from our award-winning Homemaker team.

The charming town of Ampthill has a wealth of history. Between Bedford and Luton, Ampthill is a wonderfully quiet area that is full of independent retailers and family owned businesses. It has an incredibly strong community feel with all kinds of public groups and clubs for the locals to attend.

With convenient train links only 5 minutes down the road, Ampthill is easily accessible no matter how you choose to get there. 

There are all kinds of local attractions nearby. Woburn Safari Park is only 5 miles away, and Centre Parks is less than 3 miles. You'll find Woburn Abbey Deer Park close by too, one of Europe's largest private conservation parks, which plays host to a diverse and vibrant variety of wildlife.

The town also has many royal links. Ampthill has played host to a weekly market, initially granted by King Henry III all the way back in 1219 - in 2019, they celebrated 800 years.

Henry VIII also famously frequented Bedfordshire to visit his wife, Catherine of Aragon who resided at Ampthill Castle. He would hunt in the surrounding grounds - these grounds went on to become Ampthill Park, where there is now a cross erected in memory of the former royal guests.

The Masquerade is a 1970's picture book written by Kit Williams. The book famously sparked a national treasure hunt, ending in the discovery of a 'golden hare' in Ampthill Park.

The book sold over 2 million copies, where clues in the illustrations would eventually reveal a message, telling the reader to look under Catherine of Aragon's cross. This was an exceptionally hard clue, however, and it took over 3 years before the golden hare was discovered.

At Richmond Manor care home, we have the perfect location, facilities and people to ensure you live your life to it's fullest potential.

The Homemakers of Hamberley
Richmond Manor Virtual Tour
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, 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.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Independent Assessments We have been independently assessed in our approach to infection control.
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 Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

Within Richmond Manor you will find our Covid-secure visitation suite - the Family & Friends Lounge. 

As featured on BBC Look East, the Family & Friends Lounge at Richmond Manor is specifically designed to provide a warm and comfortable Covid-secure visitation space that allows you to stay close and connected to your loved ones and friends, whatever happens.

Richmond Manor 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)

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

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
Richmond Manor Contract.pdf
Our Building and Facilities

As you step through the threshold at Richmond Manor, you'll be met with the scent of warm cakes and coffee in our St. George's Café.

The iconic stained-glass window is an eye-catching centrepiece of the café, taken from the original building that had originally stood there to honour the history behind it.

You'll find an assortment of delicacies and beverages available whenever you fancy it. St. George's Café is open to our residents and their loved ones, as well as to people from the local community. Come and have a brew!

Within the entrance to our luxurious care home in Ampthill you'll also spot our magnificent wellbeing and beauty salon, The Masquerade built for residents to relax whilst treating themselves to a pamper session. The salon is named after the picture book of the same name, that famously sparked a national treasure hunt, culminating in the discovery of a 'Golden Hare' in none other than Ampthill Park.

Our pampering sessions are put together as part of our bespoke Wellbeing & Lifestyle Programme, and can include spa treatments, massages and a range of beauty treatments including manicures, pedicures and hair cuts.

Scattered throughout Richmond you'll find all kinds of unique ornaments and decorations - as well as our stained-glass window, we have a distinctive red phonebox that evokes nostalgic feelings in anyone who walks by. 

Down through the corridor and we're at our private fully stocked bar, where residents can come in to indulge with their friends or family, wet their whistle, have a nightcap or celebrate a special occasion.

Next you'll find our in-house deluxe cinema, where residents can immerse themselves in the stories being told through the big screen. Residents can sit back and enjoy films of their choice through our captivating surround-sound system, with popcorn in hand.

According to the Alzheimer's Society, "dementia-friendly screenings of films help people to reconnect with memories and others." At Richmond Manor we endeavour to provide the best dementia care for our residents, and our cinema has been proven to provoke positive memories and emotions.

Adjacent to our cinema is the spacious lounge area, fitted with double glass doors leading to a lovely and private paved courtyard that can play host to any number of outdoor activities.

Inside, though, the lounge area boasts comfortable furniture, television and games areas, which combined with the stunning interior gives the impression of true luxury living while still in a homely environment.

We have an abundance of breakaway areas, including a quiet circular lounge on each floor. The all-glass walls allow an exceptional amount of natural light into the room, making this the perfect place to sit back and get lost in a book.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Aug 2019

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Bar / Pub, Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Beauty Salon, Hairdressers, Lift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Solar Panel Heating.

Richmond Manor Brochure.pdf

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At the end of a busy day, there's nothing like falling into your own warm and comfy bed. Richmond Manor has 69 generously sized bedrooms, all complete with the best en-suite facilities, including a walk-in shower. Bedrooms are tastefully decorated with a luxury finish, and can also be customised with our resident's own personal belongings, making it truly feel like home.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 69
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 69

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Internet Access, Telephone Point.

Our Photos

All aspects of our resident's past, present and future are considered as we create our personalised care package. This will be continuously updated throughout their stay at Richmond Manor as we adapt to their ever-changing needs.

Respecting an individual's past, supporting their existing strengths and ambitions, and honouring their personal identity. Through this, we can ensure a comfortable and content future for them at our home. As our Homemakers get to know our residents, we can perfect our care package to provide truly person centred care to each resident.

At Richmond Manor we love giving our residents every opportunity to be as independent as possible. This means they are encouraged to make new friendships, discover new things, and try out new hobbies - as well as cherishing their existing ones.

We strive to empower our residents to live their life to the fullest, however they choose to live it. Person centred care is all about supporting their future by learning all about their past.

The Homemakers of Hamberley

Our award-winning 'Homemaker' role is a unique and holistic care approach that allows residents to feel more at home. 

You'll be hard-pressed to find another local care home that offers care like The Homemakers of Hamberley. Our carers aren't just carers - they're housekeepers, carers, and most importantly, they're companions.

Whether you need someone to make your bed, a cup of tea with a biscuit, or even just a sit down and have a game of chess, our Homemakers are on hand to support you. Find out more about the Homemakers of Hamberley in the video in the 'About Us' section above.

Our Team
Fiona Smith
Fiona Smith
Home Manager
Sarah Horne
Sarah Horne
Ian Woods
Ian Woods
Head Chef
Sivanuja Srikarasarma
Sivanuja Srikarasarma
Business Administrator
Hannah Mills
Hannah Mills
Regional Community Relations Lead
Regina Ann-Hickey
Regina Ann-Hickey
Sharon Murphy
Sharon Murphy
Glenda Davies
Glenda Davies
Domestic compliance officer
Mollie Dyer
Mollie Dyer
Sharon Kendall
Sharon Kendall
Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,370.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,557.60
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,470.00
Nursing Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,550.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £1,370.00

Funding Types
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 Gluten-free Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Our Menu Pink tick icon Sample Menu 2404.docx
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Activities Are So Important

Wellbeing & lifestyle

Our designated Wellbeing & Lifestyle Coach ensures that we create a nurturing and stimulating environment for everyone.

Our personalised approach to care means that we cater for all of our residents’ unique needs, providing as little or as much support as they require.

Happiness and harmony are at the heart of our home life and we have a designated Wellbeing & Lifestyle Coach to ensure that we create a nurturing and stimulating environment for everyone, residents and staff alike.

We advocate activities that promote physical and mental wellbeing but we don’t believe in waiting for an Activities Coordinator to organise them. Our team members have a collective responsibility to support our residents to continue with their hobbies or pursue new leisure activities, when they want to and not as part of a set timetable.

We provide a combination of fun and therapeutic activities that help our residents to be more physically active, mentally stimulated and socially connected. Working together with our Wellbeing & Lifestyle Coach all of our residents benefit from a Personalised Wellbeing Programme, which is reviewed every four weeks. The programme uses data from medical records, past employment history and personal experiences, interests and social activities, and assesses current levels of physical and mental ability, to create a supportive and nurturing lifestyle.

Wellbeing also includes self-esteem, confidence and self-care. We offer a Wellbeing Salon which helps to regain self-confidence by helping residents to relax and feel better emotionally and mentally. Our residents receive salon treatments every week and all our Homemakers are trained to give luxury hand massages. Our therapies are a great way to unwind, relax and get rid of unwanted stress and tension.

Homes also offer a number of mobility classes to improve residents range of movement, strength and flexibility which promotes independence and helps with a feel good factor.

Our Photos

Activity planner example.pdf

Activities At Home
Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Painting, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.
Our Pets

Pets are welcome to visit their loved ones at Richmond Manor, please book via our reception team.

Can You Bring Your Pet

We Welcome
Birds, Cats, Dogs, Others (subject to review), Rabbits, Reptiles.

14 Dunstable Street
MK45 2JT

Not yet rated.

Bus Stop nearby.

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

Nearby Services
Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Richmond Manor

Richmond Manor provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Richmond Manor has 69 rooms.
Prices for Richmond Manor start from £1,370.00 per week.
Richmond Manor is owned by Hamberley Care Homes.
Yes. Richmond Manor does offer Residential care.
Yes. Richmond Manor does offer Respite care.
Yes. Richmond Manor does provide care for people with Dementia.
Richmond Manor accepts Local Authority clients.
Richmond Manor accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Fiona Smith is the manager of Richmond Manor.

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