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, all furnished and decorated to a very high standard. 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, dentist and chiropodist
  • In-house hairdressing salon provides all the usual services plus manicures and hand massages
  • Conservatory providing comfortable lounge environment
  • Well-kept gardens
  • Plentiful reception rooms
  • Popular home within the local community

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
Sandra Saunders Home Manager

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I lived locally and the home had a great reputation

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

Police Officer – Bedfordshire

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

Compassion, empathy and good communication

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

Seeing residents happy in their lives. I have a resident who enjoys sitting in my office; she just needs company.

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

Taking over as Manager.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Being promoted to Home Manager

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Good communication skills, showing respect for your colleagues, empathy and compassion

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

I enjoy seeing my two grandchildren and I also like to read

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

Seeing our residents. Working with the staff, we have a very good team

Ryan Doctor Deputy Manager

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

The company has a good reputation and I loved the home when I was interviewed

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

Assistant Manager – Homecare

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

Be understanding. Be able to apply myself to anything

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

Communicating with staff and residents. Completing tasks set for me

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

Completing my level 5

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Passing my level 5 with distinction. Getting the job here at Oaklands House

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Being a good listener and remembering the small things others forget. Being a good ‘go to’ person who gets things done

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

I like to read a lot. I have two dogs who take up a lot of my time

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

I am looking forward to learning more about management so I can hone my skills for the future

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