The Ridings care home, Off Daventry Road
Welcome to The Ridings
Move-in offers available
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Anchor's The Ridings care home in Banbury is a trusted provider of care for elderly people, and we offer support for older people who have residential and dementia care needs.
Our care home’s well trained and helpful staff provide 24-hour care and support to help you maintain your chosen lifestyle.
At The Ridings, activities play an important role and we aim to enhance our residents’ quality of life by providing a varied range of social activities.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our catering, with our Chef Manager preparing meals daily from fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Set in its own beautiful grounds in a market town location, The Ridings care home is close to local services and amenities. These include a chemist, doctors surgery, shop, church and public house.
In times of uncertainty, Anchor is a care provider you can depend on. We are proudly not-for-profit with 60 years of experience.
We’re here to help and look forward to giving you a warm welcome.
Mum arrived at the Ridings with advanced Alzheimer's and vascular dementia in 2021. It has been a roller-coaster ride for us which we feel the staff have tried as best as possible to support us with. There has been a big changeover of management and staff since mum arrived but this has not been to the detriment of mum's care. Mum is an extremely… determined lady who does not make it easy for staff to always do their best! However, she settled in and now says she feels safe and happy there, which is our primary concern. She particularly enjoys the animal visits - pet therapy and the zoo visitors. Thank you to everyone for all your support.
13 Nov 2023
After serious health complications, I needed to find a care home for my mum. It was an overwhelming time and a huge responsibility but as soon as I viewed The Ridings I knew it was the right place for her. All the staff are friendly, welcoming and supportive of both my mum and her family. We were able to make her flat a 'home from home' for her wi… th her own furniture and belongings. The Ridings is very clean, well-maintained and cheerful. There are activities daily which my mum enjoys joining in to keep her physically and mentally active. The food is extremely good. As a family, we are always made to feel very welcome and are informed of any issues immediately. We know that she is being cared for exceptionally well and treated with the dignity that she deserves.
09 Nov 2023
Efficient and caring staff in a modern environment. Food is plentiful and of a high standard. Plentiful activities with dedicated staff members. Could not expect better for the welfare of my mother.
28 Sep 2023
My mother went to the Ridings for three weeks respite care. Whilst there she was looked after exceedingly well by friendly helpful staff. With activities to do every day and a lovely big, well-appointed room she couldn't have done better in a 5-star hotel.
26 Sep 2023
I have volunteered at The Rigings every week for the last seven years. We visit the residents via pets as therapy. We are always made to feel very welcome. The staff are very kind and thoughtful. There is always a very happy environment and the residents seem very relaxed and happy. The Ridings is a very happy home that we are pleased to visit ever… y week.
18 Sep 2023
Absolute living nightmare. After bringing up genuine safety/care concerns regarding my mother and a few personal issues within the care home that prevented my mother and I from going out for our planned lunch. Sadly none of our concerns or issues were addressed in a polite, professional compassionate or respectful manner. Instead, the care home man… ager stopped me coming in to visit my mother for a total of 30 days. I could only take mother out in her wheelchair. This stole 30 days of our lives. I am my mother's daughter and her main carer for nine years. I don't know how this care home manager can sleep at night after making such a cruel decision.
10 Aug 2023
The team at The Ridings responded very quickly to a need for my father to find a care home when his health suddenly deteriorated. The staff have been excellent in supporting him to settle in quickly and responding as he has required increased help with personal care. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Ridings to anyone in need of the su… pport a care home provides to an elderly person.
10 Aug 2023
Features of The Ridings
Shared facilities complementing each private residence:
- Engaging activities programme
- Communal lounge
- Hobby / craft room
- Hairdressing salon
Care and support
In addition to residential care, we also offer:
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Dementia care
- Convalescence care
- Parkinson's disease
Food and dining
We promote wellbeing through a positive dining experience:
- Communal dining area
- Nutrition and hydration stations
Life at The Ridings
At The Ridings care home, we provide quality 24-hour residential care and specialist care for residents with mild to moderate dementia.
We support and develop our staff on an ongoing basis to enable them to provide the highest quality care for our residents.
At our home we have:
- A library
- A ‘pets are welcome’ policy by arrangement with the Manager
- A shop for small items
- A hairdressing salon
- A lift to upper floors
- A personal laundry facility and laundry service
- A pay telephone and the facility for a private telephone line in each room
- Regular religious services and meetings should you wish to take part
- Newspapers which can be ordered and delivered daily to your room
- Wheelchair access and car parking
- Banbury town centre is less than a mile away and can be reached using excellent bus services
- The nearest hospital is 1 mile away
- Banbury Railway Station is less than a mile away
- A cinema, swimming pool, and supermarket are 1 mile away
The Ridings is a unique, purpose-built residence which was designed to provide residential care. Set in its own beautiful grounds in a market town location. The Ridings has single en-suite rooms and two
room apartments, several with lovely views of the gardens.
All residents at the Ridings bring their own furniture, and we encourage you to bring personal items to enhance your room.
We also have:
- Rooms with views of the gardens
- Some rooms open directly onto gardens
- A television point and connections for satellite and digital TV
- Tea-making facilities available to make drinks for you and your visitors
Other accommodation facilities include:
- Cosy lounges with TVs and quiet areas for reading and relaxing
- Bathrooms specially equipped so you can relax in comfort
- Safe, enclosed gardens
We encourage you to bring small personal items to enhance your room. All residents at the Ridings bring all of their own furniture etc
We know how important mealtimes are to our residents, so we always try to make this a sociable and enjoyable experience, whilst recognising individual choice.
The Riding's Food Promise ensures all our menus offer freshly cooked, appetising and nutritionally balanced meals including:
- Cooked breakfast every day
- Wholesome homemade soup everyday
- Freshly baked biscuits and cakes everyday
- Traditional Sunday Roast
- Fish and Chips weekly
- A variety of snacks available all day
Our Chefs understand the nutritional needs of older people and ensure that our meals are prepared using fresh, seasonal ingredients.
We serve tasty, wholesome dishes and involve residents in selecting our menus at a local level. We offer daily choice of meals and cater for special dietary needs and preferences, helping keep our residents healthy and well nourished.
Our care home organises and arranges a variety of opportunities for our residents to enjoy daily activities in our home and in the local community.
We work in partnership with the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA) and encourage activities that enhance our residents’ lifestyle, health and wellbeing.
Residents preferred activities, interests and ability are discussed when they move in and an agreed plan ensures that these requests are fulfilled (wherever possible). Our residents’ suggestions for activities also help shape the planning process.
We organise supervised day trips to leisure facilities and places of interest as well as social events in the home, including themed restaurant evenings, arts and crafts, quizzes and regular entertainers.
|Games morning||Luncheon club||Gentlemen's club||Pamper session|
|Prize Bingo||Luncheon club||Arts & crafts||Jigsaw puzzles|
|Hairdresser||Luncheon club||Outing||Games evening|
|Knit & natter||Luncheon club||Entertainment afternoon||Fish & chip supper|
|Prize Bingo||Luncheon club||Reminiscence activities||Film club|
|Outing||Luncheon club||Circle dancing||Movies|
At The Ridings our caring and attentive staff work with our residents and their loved ones to create a detailed care plan which ensures our residents individual health and care needs are met.
We know how important it is to care for our residents with the dignity and respect they deserve and this is at the heart of what we do at The Ridings care home.
Our commitment to advanced dementia training for our staff has helped the Department of Health pass its goal of 3,000 Dignity Champions nationwide.
Our health and social care partners include:
- A GP who is available on request
- A hairdresser visits every week
- A chiropodist visits on request
- A optician who visit the home when requested
- The district nurse and physiotherapist who visit by arrangement
- Holistic therapist-visits can be arranged
We endeavour to be completely transparent about all our charges and fees. For further information please contact us.
How much does it cost?
Call us to discuss your specific care needs today
What is included in care home fees?
For many people, moving to a care home is a big decision and it can be difficult to know where to start. Care home fees are based on a range of factors, including specific care needs, which can change over time.
Living in an Anchor care home you can be confident that a single fee covers the cost of your personally tailored 24 hour care and support, utility bills and meals, as well as a fantastic range of daily activities. In an Anchor care home our weekly charge includes:
- cost of personal care
- utilities e.g. heating and light
- all resident catering, meals, snacks and drinks
- laundry undertaken on the premises
- television licence, including for person use
- housekeeping services.
The following extra items and services are not covered by the weekly fees, however we can arrange for them to be provided (at an additional cost):
- professional hairdressing
- personal copies of newspapers or magazines
- personal purchases such as stationery, confectionery, toiletries etc.
- clothing, shoes and slippers
- dry cleaning
- private telephone line rental and calls and cable connections.
In the absence of free provision by the NHS, we can also arrange for the following healthcare services to be provided, these will be charged in addition to the weekly fees:
- other privately arranged healthcare
- care staff accompaniment to regular medical appointments.
No upfront deposit is required at any of Anchor’s care homes to secure a room.
At Anchor we pride ourselves on offering a truly tailored approach to care and therefore need to fully understand your needs to provide you with an accurate fee estimate. Please call us to discuss your specific care needs today. Alternatively we welcome you to visit us to discuss your situation face-to-face.
Want more information on care home fees?
Learning about the different funding options available to you can also help you feel confident in your decisions. Anchor know that securing care home funding can sometimes appear a rather daunting task and so to help we have put together a free guide covering requesting assistance, top up fees and third-party payments.Care home fees
3 for 2 short stay respite offer
We are offering you an opportunity to receive 3 weeks care for the price of 2 weeks when you move into one of our participating care homes on a short stay respite basis*
We are currently offering you an opportunity for:
- two weeks’ free stay when you move into one of our participating care homes on a permanent basis. Click here to find out more and read the full details of the terms and conditions of this offer.
- 3 weeks care for the price of 2 weeks when you move into one of our participating care homes on a short stay respite basis. Click here to find out more and read the full details of the terms and conditions of this offer.
We pride ourselves on making sure we understand your loved one – their likes and dislikes, hopes and passions – so you can be sure they enjoy a special and lasting welcome at Anchor. Because your loved ones are our loved ones.
When it comes to choosing a care home you can trust us. Click here to read our resident stories.
To start your enquiry simply click 'Enquire now' at the top of the page and either call us or complete an online enquiry form.
We’ll provide you with full details of the home, along with any other information you’d like, such as sample menus and activity schedules.
Whether you’re looking to stay with us permanently, or for a short break, we’d be delighted to take you on a show round of the home in person. Simply book a visit with the home manager once you’ve made your enquiry.
If you or your loved one doesn’t live nearby or are unable to visit in person we can provide a virtual show round. Either way, we’re keen to show you what daily life is like here and for you to meet our friendly team.
We hope you decide that following your visit that you or your loved one would like to move into the home, in which case we’ll organise a pre-assessment to make sure we can meet all your care needs.
Our friendly onsite team will discuss every area of moving-in with you in detail to make sure you and your loved-one know exactly what to expect and feel confident, safe and welcomed when coming to live with us.
Before you move in, we will find out if there are any of your possessions that you wish us to place in your room before you arrive. Please bring your family photographs and most treasured possessions to help make your room your home.
We understand how important visits are for everyone and we welcome regular visits from family and friends. We also actively support our residents to enjoy visits away from the care home.
Each of our homes is different and the manager of the care home you’re interested in will provide all the information you need around visiting.
Calder Close, Off Daventry Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 3WR
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