Oaklands House

Reydon, Suffolk

01502 724955


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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
Hanro Steytler Home Manager

Please detail any relevant education/training

Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care. Dementia Care Coach. First aid. Degree in graphic design.

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2017

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home

The fantastic reputation of the company.

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

Deputy Manager of a 46 bedded dementia residential home.

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

You must have empathy with good moral standards and a drive to succeed.

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

The morning when I have one of the residents that lives here waiting for me for our daily chat and cup of tea.

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

Registering with CQC and receiving my PIR in my first week of being appointed as Manager.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Being nominated for manager of the year in my previous company.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Empathy, compassion, conviction in your beliefs and passion.

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

Building up this wonderful team and ensuring they are recognised for the fantastic standard of care they provide.

Alice Chapman Head of Care

Please detail any relevant education/training

Degree in health related studies

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

May 2017

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home

A good home in the local community

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

Be person centred, willing to listen and want to make a difference

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

Coming in to the home in the morning to residents and have a chat

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

Changing job role and homes and having to get to know all of the residents

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Getting the role of head of care

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Willing to listen and ideas from others.  Be passionate about good quality care

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

Socialising, shopping and playing with my puppy

Being able to get to know people and make a difference

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

    01502 724955