Staff at The Oaks in Newtown have taken part in a national campaign to highlight all the good work being done by care homes.

The campaign, called ‘Feeding Heroes’, is being run by Care Home Life and aims to #PassOnSomeCheer to over 9,000 social care workers during lockdown. The motive behind the campaign is to shed a positive light on the fantastic work done by care home staff, and to lift the spirits of care workers by providing them with a thoughtful free lunch.

Debbie Smith of Care Home Life said: “We’re committed to supporting care homes, care workers and their residents as best as we possibly can throughout this crisis.”

The Oaks received 26 freshly pre-packed lunchboxes for its members of staff as a way of recognising their devotion to residents.

Jennifer Roberts, Registered Manager of The Oaks, said her team were thrilled that the home took part in the initiative.

She said: “We are so proud of our staff, who always go the extra mile for the residents here at The Oaks. The Feeding Heroes campaign is a lovely way of recognising the hard work and dedication of all our workers during this difficult time.”

The campaign has reached thousands of individuals and has brought a smile to those working tirelessly to support care home residents across the country.

Residents of The Oaks Care Home in Newtown commemorated the 75th anniversary of VE Day by sharing some of their memories.

From a young miner who was working underground on VE Day to a teenage girl who celebrated in style at a street party, all recalled their special memories from 1945.

Staff and residents enjoyed a socially isolated ‘street party’ in the home’s private enclosed garden with afternoon tea served in vintage China tea sets sourced locally and songs from the 1940s.

Jennifer Roberts, Registered Manager of The Oaks, a luxury nursing and residential home which offers the highest quality care for older people, including those with dementia, said: “VE Day is a day that many of our residents remember so we wanted to make sure the 75th anniversary was a special day for them too.

“It was humbling to hear their stories or their lives and their vivid memories of an incredible time in British history.”

  • Max was ‘underground’ on VE Day. For three years he was working deep in a coal mine in South Wales. Here he is today enjoying the warmth of the sun!
  • Gwalia was only 16 on VE Day. She came from a farming community and vividly she remembers a street party in Carno, a village in Powys.
  • Peggy enjoyed a special trip to Rhyl to celebrate VE Day. She remembers seeing lots of celebratory bonfires fires light up the Welsh hills. It’s a day she will always remember she says.
  • Frank has vivid memory of counting in U-Boats on VE Day. He served in the armed forces during the war. After only a few days leave after VE Day he was posted to Ceylon.

 

The Oaks care home opens its doors to residents

A new luxury care home has opened in Newtown.

The Oaks, a purpose-built 73-bedroom home, has started taking its first residents.

Among them is 92-year-old Margaret ‘Peggy’ Phillips who spent all her life in Newtown before having to move to a care home in Welshpool a year ago. Peggy has now returned to her home town and become the first resident at The Oaks.

Among those to welcome Peggy were Mayor of Newtown, Councillor David Selby, and Welsh Assembly Member Russell George.

The ground floor at the home is already fully booked with registered manager Jen Roberts receiving new enquiries daily.

The care home is the brainchild of the Sandstone Care Group, owned by experienced care professionals, Ben Challinor, James Parkin and Richard Shore.

The home offers a range of facilities including extensive communal areas, a café bar, hair and nail salon, cinema/activity room and library.

The Oaks provides residential, nursing and dementia care tailored to the precise requirements of its residents in a safe, secure and friendly environment.

Residents enjoy exceptional standards of care supported by the very latest care planning and nurse-call technology.

Once fully occupied, The Oaks will provide jobs for around 100 people in the local area.

James Parkin said: “We are thrilled to have opened our first purpose-built care home and for it to help to meet the needs of residents in Newtown and the surrounding area.

“We are particularly delighted that Peggy was our first resident, enabling her to return to her home town.

“The response to the opening of The Oaks has been fantastic and we are looking forward to greeting new residents and their families as they continue to join us over the coming days and weeks.”

For more information about The Oaks, please contact Jen Roberts on 01686 627191 or click here to contact us.

Luxury care home set to create 100 jobs

A new luxury care home in Newtown will create around 100 jobs when it is fully occupied.

The Oaks, a purpose-built home on Llanidloes Road, is on track to open this December, providing high quality accommodation across three floors.

The care home is the brainchild of the Sandstone Care Group, owned by experienced care professionals, Ben Challinor, James Parkin and Richard Shore.

They have appointed Jen Roberts as the home’s registered manager. Jen has worked extensively in the care sector with a wealth of experience opening and successfully managing care homes in Wales.

A marketing suite will open to the public on October 22 with families of potential residents now able to make appointments.

The care home will have 73 bedrooms and a range of other facilities including extensive communal areas, a café bar, hair and nail salon, cinema/activity room and library.

The Oaks will offer residential, nursing and dementia care tailored to the precise requirements of its residents in a safe, secure and friendly environment.

Residents will enjoy exceptional standards of care supported by the very latest care planning and nurse-call technology.

Ben Challinor, a Sandstone director who has worked in the care profession for over 30 years, said: “We are delighted that we are just a few weeks away from opening The Oaks. We have created a modern, luxury care home where we would be happy for our loved ones to live.

“We are looking forward to showing what our home has to offer residents when we open the marketing suite in mid-October.”

Fellow Sandstone director James Parkin said: “We are thrilled with how the home has come together and by the response we have had so far from people in the local community.

“We expect to be able to offer in the region of 100 full and part time jobs by the time the home is fully occupied.”

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The Oaks: First Images Revealed

We are hugely excited about the imminent opening of The Oaks care home in Newtown.

And this selection of images gives you a flavour of what residents can expect when we open later this year.

These computer generated images (CGI) give you a sneak preview of the exceptional quality of the room layout and interiors.

You can see the welcoming reception area where our staff will greet residents and their families, the relaxing environment of the bar and lounge areas and the restaurant style feel of the dining room.

There are also images showcasing the luxury standard of the spacious bedrooms comprising lovely furniture, furnishings and interior design.

We will be opening a marketing suite at The Oaks in the next few weeks as our home nears completion, so please keep checking the website for further details or send us an email requesting further details.

Construction work at The Oaks Care Home on track

A new purpose-built luxury care home in Newtown is on track for completion later this year.

The Oaks is currently under construction on Llanidloes Road. When completed, it will comprise 73 rooms spread across three floors of modern accommodation.

The Oaks is the brainchild of the Sandstone Care Group, owned by experienced care professionals, Ben Challinor, James Parkin and Richard Shore.

They want to develop a number of high quality, independently-run care homes with The Oaks being their first one.

The Oaks will offer residential, nursing and dementia care tailored to the precise requirements of its residents in a safe, secure and friendly environment.

Residents will enjoy exceptional standards of care supported by the very latest care planning and nurse-call technology.

Ben Challinor, who has worked in the care profession for over 30 years, said: “We have harnessed all of our experience to create our first purpose-built, luxury care home in Newtown.

“Whether it is the quality of the development, the high calibre of staff we will recruit, the facilities available to residents or the high-quality care and support available to all, no stone has been left unturned.

“We wanted to create a care home where we would be happy for our own loved ones to live.”

James added: “The Sandstone Care Group is an independent business whose primary purpose is to provide the care, comfort and compassion that you would expect in your own home.

“We believe the focus should always be on carers who are knowledgeable, gentle, friendly, kind, and motivated as they are the heart of the home.

“We listen with compassion to what our residents, families and friends have to say and respond with the kind, personal, inclusive attention that we would hope for ourselves.”

The Sandstone Care Group will have a stand about The Oaks Care Home at the Vaynor Community Fun Day which takes place on Saturday, July 20, from 11am to 4pm.

The event, which takes place next to Newtown Evangelical Church, will include a community dog show, fun activities and games for children, charity stalls and refreshments.