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Oaklands House

Reydon, Suffolk

01502 724955

Oaklands House,
Lowestoft Road,
Reydon,
Southwold,
Suffolk,
IP18 6RY

(For Sat Nav please use postcode only)


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Our Home

Oaklands House is a residential home in Southwold that provides hotel-style accommodation, which makes it an ideal choice for anyone seeking a high quality lifestyle in their later years. The handsome entrance hall leads on to a number of exquisite reception rooms. The stunning south-facing conservatory is ideal for peace and quiet but is also a popular meeting place for residents and guests. All our bedrooms are fully furnished but we welcome as much or as little of your own furniture and effects as you wish.

Oaklands House is situated near to the centre of Southwold. This famous town with its excellent shopping, beach, pier and even has a famous brewery to visit. Surrounded by nearly five acres of mature woodland, Oaklands House has a unique location in the Suffolk countryside amongst a wide range of flora and fauna. This care home in Southwold has extensive views over the tree-lined gardens, which also provide a perfect setting for walks or relaxation.

Facilities

  • 29 bedrooms
  • Visiting optician and chiropodist
  • In-house hairdressing salon
  • Conservatory providing comfortable lounge environment
  • Well-kept gardens
  • Plentiful reception rooms
  • Popular home within the local community
  • Silver service dining experience

Activities

A wide range of activities are organised at the home, including:

  • Games afternoon
  • Shopping trips
  • Visits to Southwold
  • Craft club
  • Bingo
  • Film club
  • River cruises
  • Exercise club
  • Library
  • Hairdressers
  • Pamper days
  • Meditation
  • Food tasting evenings
Ian Gooch Home Manager

Please detail any relevant education/training

Level 3 – Diploma – Health and Social Care
Working towards Level 5 – Diploma – Health and Social Care

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2017

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

The wonderful reputation that Healthcare Homes has and for the chance to be part of a company that is driven to not only take care of the residents that are within their care homes but also the staff they employ.

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Senior Care Assistant for a Domiciliary Care Agency

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

The residents come first every time. Good moral standards and a drive to achieve the most out of team to provide the highest quality and best standards of care that every resident should expect and deserves to receive.
Respect, Empathy, Compassion and Commitment. All together to achieve the most out of every day.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Lunch….. and not just for the food.
Lunch is a time every day when the most part of the home comes together to share a social experience with each other, at Oaklands especially a point when I see the most smiling faces, conversation everywhere and shared love of just being together. Staff and Residents all come together as one community and it shows the true raw potential of the human spirit and what can be achieved between people when they all share a single purpose. Eat, Drink and be Merry

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

Proving to myself and the company that I have what it takes to be a home manager.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Being appointed to the position of home manager. I’m so proud to be able to lead such an amazing team that goes above and beyond every day for the betterment of those we care for.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Compassionate, Caring, Present, Empathetic and a strong drive for success paired with good and honest beliefs and values.

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

Musical Theatre – I am a long-standing member of The Broadway Players who perform twice a year at the seagull theatre and a member of their committee.
Time spent with my family and friends.
Video games and film.

What do you enjoy/are you looking forward to the most about working at this care home?

The pride, compassion and respect that is delivered within the home. Seeing so many happy faces every day makes it a true pleasure to come to work.

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Adam Wright Head Chef

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Sous chef

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Respect and care for residents, their needs, menu planning taking into account any special diets and nutritional needs. Managing stock, ordering and keeping the kitchen organised and clean

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Serving a wholesome and nutritional meal knowing our residents are satisfied and have enjoyed their meal

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

Finding quality staff to keep up with our home’s high standards and good reputation

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Having a good start in the catering industry by working in one of our local high class restaurants which gave a great head start in to the catering sector

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

A person who will listen and help to solve any problems. Kind, easy to approach, firm but fair and always respectful

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

Walking the dog, DIY projects and cycling

What do you enjoy/you looking forward to most about working at this care home?

Being free to create dishes for all to enjoy

Leanne Carrington-Payne Activity Co-ordinator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I wanted to do something that made a difference

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Activity Co-ordinator

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Creative, practical, patient, resourceful, good humoured, empathetic, understanding, flexible and an individual with a sense of pride making others feel happy

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

All of it, every aspect has and brings something different to the day

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Every day I make someone smile or I hear ‘I enjoyed that’

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Understanding the role, being a people person, leading by example and someone you can respect

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

I teach dancing twice a week. I am learning to play the harp. I am undertaking two courses, organising events and fundraising. I enjoy reading. I am currently fitness training for a tour in Scotland

What do you enjoy/you looking forward to most about working at this care home?

The people make the job worthwhile, making others smile and laugh is priceless

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    Oaklands House,
    Lowestoft Road,
    Reydon,
    Southwold,
    Suffolk,
    IP18 6RY

    (For Sat Nav please use postcode only)

    01502 724955