Stop the Press we've done it again!






On the 8th of December Sanjay, Dominik and Steve attended the National Caring UK awards in York, we are very pleased and proud to announce that we won first place in two categories.


Best Outdoor Environment Award


This award is aimed at care homes with outstanding outdoor facilities that engage residents.


with special recognition to Adam Wallace for the outstanding job he does in keeping the gardens looking so amazing




Activities Team of the Year


From bingo to aerobics, this category is all about keeping your residents engaged and entertained with activities, again special recognition goes to Andrea Eltham and Tina Holmes for such an amazing activities program and hard work they do in the home.


for anyone keeping count that’s 6 times this year we have been national finalists in categories of care, management, leadership, gardens, catering and activities


and 3 times we have won National awards for Catering in the home, Outdoor environment and activities team of the year!


not that we are ones to blow our own horn but TOOT TOOT!


Once again to all – Thank you!



Les Pollard, Clinical Manager for Riverview and Willows wings Steve Reader, Clinical Manager for Dorchester and Clifton’s wings
Welcome to our new managers Blog. We had a relatives and residents meeting on the 3rd of December and one of the hot topics was keeping everyone informed on what was going on at The Close and how to keep everyone updated, so with this in mind we have developed this new blog. It will be updated each month by one of the home managers to keep you all in the loop of what’s things happening in the home
Residents blog
Marians Blog It’s the end of November and I’m looking forward to the festive season I have had a lovely November, Enjoyed the fun Halloween party and Family Quiz night followed by spectacular fireworks Display in our garden. Visits from my friends and family is always enjoyable. Also a big treat out to the Oxford Play House to see (Driving Miss Daisy) the play was very good and funny in lots of places, the only trouble was traveling back took 1½ hours home. But this didn’t faze (Andrea) still smiling and chatting pointing to lots of Buildings of great interest in Oxford on our slow journey home.

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