The Lord Mayor visits new dementia care home, Wytham House

The Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor Mohammed Altaf-Khan, visited Wytham House care home in Farmoor on Saturday and was invited to plant a rose bush called ‘Remember Me’ in the landscaped garden. During his visit, The Lord Mayor was given a tour of the property which has been purpose-built by Caring Homes to offer care for people living with dementia.

The care home offers high quality residential and nursing dementia care tailored to meet the individual needs of up to 40 residents. Facilities include en-suite bedrooms, a cinema room, and hairdressing salons as well as several lounges with kitchen areas for residents’ own use. Dementia-friendly design features include strong lighting coupled with the use of colour and contrast for safety and perception, plus clear signage with icons to help wayfinding.

Wytham House stands independently on the Oaken Holt estate, beside Oaken Holt care home. It opens its doors to residents on 11th July 2016. The open weekend on 2nd and 3rd July stirred up lots of interest, with more than 60 neighbours and local people visiting to take a look around. Visitors also had the opportunity to attend independent seminars offering financial and legal advice.

Lucy Horder, Home Manager of Wytham Place, said: “We were delighted to be able to welcome the Lord Mayor and show him the high standard of care and quality of facilities that we provide for our residents.

“We had a great number of visitors to the open weekend and the first of our new residents will be joining us this week. We can’t wait for them to arrive.”

Wytham House is part of the Caring Homes Group which was established in 1994 by registered nurse Helena Jeffery and her son Paul. Since then the company has grown to become one of the most highly respected independent care and support providers in the UK.

If you would like to find out more about life at Wytham House, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 202 3303 or via email here.

Wytham House

Home Manager

Koren Evans-Slade


Oaken Holt,
Eynsham Road,

0808 223 5402
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