A Caring Christmas in our Care Homes

At Christmas what matters to you matters to us.

As families throughout the UK prepare for Christmas and New Year, 20,000 care homes are doing the same. If one of your loved ones lives in a care home Christmas could be a challenging time for you, or for them… but it doesn’t have to be.

At Caring Homes we make sure Christmas can be enjoyed by all our residents and by their relatives. You can continue your established Christmas traditions or perhaps pick up some new ones.

During the festive period we look after more than 3000 residents whether they are with us for permanent care or a short stay.

We pride ourselves on our level of personalised care – and have just been awarded the LaingBuisson Personalisation Award 2017 which recognises excellence in providing person-centred care, demonstrating choice and control for our residents.

Our home managers and care teams will speak to you and your loved ones so that we know what matters to you and your family at Christmas.

The Christmas period is a nostalgic one, with every family having their own much-loved traditions. Our reminiscence therapy and activities programmes will help all residents to get the most out of this time. Sharing memories are embedded into the lead up to Christmas Day and our colleagues can help residents to write cards, or to make gifts and decorations. Programmes will be tailored to the individual and everyone can be as involved as they want to be.

We work hard to maintain links with our local communities and at Christmas our homes have a full programme of festive fun and which can be enjoyed by family and residents, as much or as little as they want.

Helping you to enjoy Christmas –

  • Unrestricted visiting – come in and see your loved one when you like.
  • Enjoy Christmas lunch or tea with your loved one – just let us know when you want to come in
  • Christmas church services if desired. We can take residents out to attend local services or many homes have visiting church groups or carollers coming in to visit…
  • Christmas games and events. Our activities teams work hard to have a full programme of events, arts and crafts suitable for the residents and the time of year.
  • Festive food and drink is on the menu

Our latest Hospitality and Meal Survey Analysis Report tells us our residents do have their favourites at any time of the year. We have porridge offered every day which is a firm favourite and tea is still our most popular hot drink

  • Drinks and snacks, including popular festive options – will be available throughout the day
  • Sticking to routines. Some of our residents prefer to stick to their normal daily routines and the needs of the individual are always our utmost priority.

At Christmas what matters to you matters to us

if you would like to find out more about our care homes, please contact us on 0808 223 5391 or enquiries@caringhomes.org.

Riverside Place

Home Manager

Katie Wilkinson


Plaxton Way,
SG12 7FB

0808 208 4570
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The Pines

Home Manager

Kay Wainwright


104 West Hill,
SW15 2UQ

0808 223 5542
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Whittington House

Home Manager

Lyndsey Dixon


58 Whittington Road,
GL51 6BL

0808 223 5396
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Wytham House

Home Manager

Koren Evans-Slade


Oaken Holt,
Eynsham Road,

0808 223 5402
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Home of Compassion

Home Manager

Avril Jones


58 High Street,
Thames Ditton,

0808 223 5406
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