St Katharine’s House

St Katharines House, Ormond Road, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8EA

Care Home Rating & Reviews

We got in touch with St Katherine’s for respite care for Mum when she was extremely unwell with dehydration. They were extremely compassionate and helpful to us when we were in a situation that we were finding difficult to deal with. Every one of the staff has been so kind and caring toward Mum and ourselves. We could not fault the care she is receiving and she is very happy there.

Janis G

(Daughter of Resident)

I would like to thank the staff at St Katharine’s for their support and kindness during a difficult time. My father was in the hospital, and due to circumstances beyond our control, we were unable to assist him. The customer relations manager and her team were very helpful and practical. They arranged Dad’s transfer to the home while providing us with reassurance and up to date information. Dad has settled into the home well, and we can only praise St Katharine’s staff for their dedication and help.

Glenn S

(Son of Resident)

St Katharine’s is obviously a happy environment. I’m reassured after my visit that my husband is receiving the best possible care. The entire staff – management, admin and carers have his comfort and security prioritised. They are all so friendly and cheerful – consequently, he has settled extremely well and is relaxed and content.

Moira M

(Wife of Resident)

I find St Katherine’s excellent in all respects. The care my wife receives from everyone at the home is first class. The help I receive is marvellous and my daughter is very pleased.

Oliver G

(Husband of Resident)

My mum has recently moved to St Katharine’s and it has been a really positive experience for her and for us. Mum tells us regularly how kind the staff are and how much she enjoys the food. The activities team do a fantastic job and it is really heartwarming to see the photos on Facebook of her enjoying herself at a time when we can’t visit her because of the coronavirus restrictions and to know that she is safe and well looked after. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending St Katharine’s. Thank you for your care.

Philipa S

(Daughter of Resident)

Welcome to
St. Katharine's House, Wantage, Oxfordshire

  • Introduction

    St. Katharine’s offers first-class care for residents over 65. Conveniently located near Wantage Shopping Centre, which is regularly used for shopping trips by our residents, the home benefits from access to many local attractions. Each one of our residents benefits from unique, personalised care, designed to make their stay with us as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible.

    The home is set amongst five acres of picturesque gardens and has a stunning chapel with regular on-site services. Inside, you’ll find a range of facilities on offer, including wi-fi access, a bar, library and reading room, meditation area, hairdressing, chiropody, dental and eye care services. Pets are also welcome.

    We also offer a host of social activities to entertain our residents, such as arts & crafts, baking & cooking, exercise and fitness classes, dancing and music, gardening and flower arranging, wine evenings and many more.

    Of course, the best way to see the superb care and wonderful facilities we offer is to visit yourself, meet our team, and see why St. Katharine’s is uniquely placed to deliver graceful, caring living.

    St. Katharine’s offers the full range of services including:


    Pre-book a virtual tour of our home today by calling the home to book a slot!


  • Services

    The wonderful facilities at St. Katharine’s make a world of difference to our residents. Whether it’s chatting in the cafe, pottering around the extensive gardens or enjoying the peace and quiet of the lounge, there really is a favourite place for everyone. Rooms at St. Katharine’s Care Home vary in style and facilities, but the majority offer:

    • Modern furniture
    • Views of our extensive landscaped gardens
    • TV and Telephone points
    • Single or double sized rooms
    • Welcome toiletries upon arrival


  • Lifestyle

    Meaningful and fulfilling activities

    At every stage in life, maintaining your physical and mental health is important. We believe the key to this is to keep your mind, body, and soul stimulated and engaged every day, and this is a fundamental element of how we operate our homes.
    In every home in our group, we have a dedicated activities coordinator who, in conjunction with the wishes of the residents, creates a varied program of activities and celebrations. We encourage everyone to participate and join in the fun and comradery that these events can bring. We like to welcome new residents to our activity programme by incorporating their favourite activities, expanding our selection for all the community to enjoy. Designed to engage our residents both physically and mentally, our activity programmes are also a source of great fun and help residents to live life to the fullest.
    Most activities take place indoors. However, when the weather permits, we take maximum advantage of our lovely outdoor patio areas and adjoining gardens and also arrange local and national trips.

    No barriers to activity

    For every resident, in every setting, be it residential, nursing, or those living with dementia, everyone receives support to be mentally and physically active to enhance their experience while they are staying us. We recognise that independent activity, hobbies, and day-to-day tasks boost an individuals’ self-confidence. We appreciate individual needs and understand their capabilities as part of our person-centred care, as a result; we can be the support they need at the time that they need it.

    Dedicated Activity Coordinators

    Our Activity Coordinators establish activities that our residents enjoy at a frequency that maintains engagement. Some are scheduled so that a routine can be established, and others are organised and promoted so that our residents can look forward to a special occasion together. The coordinators will also discover what additional events and activities each resident would like to see and, where feasible, incorporate those ideas into something that all residents can participate in. Residents’ birthdays and special milestones are also celebrated together.

    We support our residents to maintain an active, healthy life within the home and the local community by having strong links with local groups. These relationships are designed to promote socialisation, mobility, interaction, independence, and self-confidence and to positively influence their health and well-being.

    Activities for Residents living with dementia

    For residents who live with dementia or require support with their mental health, speech therapies are just one way in which we can provide assistance. Other mediums such as touch, sense, colours, music, animal interaction, and activities that encourage reminiscence memory can stimulate mental agility and provide positive outcomes for our residents.

  • Dining


    Gold Care Homes maintain the highest standards of food safety and nutritional value, whilst striving to create delicious food dishes every day. Our food menu is specially designed to appeal to our residents’ varied palates whilst providing the right balance of nutrients. We regularly organise bespoke dining experiences, from outdoor BBQs to themed dinner parties. Our chefs are also happy to arrange for private meals for visitors to enjoy with their loved ones.

    Residents are encouraged to eat and enjoy their meals in social dining areas, and every meal we produce incorporates individual dietary needs as laid out in their care plan. It’s a cornerstone of our care policy and key to our person-centred approach. If you are considering St. Katharine’s House for your care needs and would like to sample our food – just ask our Care Home Manager for a free tasting session.


  • Fees

    There are a number of options, including part and fully funded care. Prospective residents are advised to read our funding guide to understand the asset threshold requirements – this determines how much you are expected to pay. Residents can also access additional paid-for services including hairdressing, chiropody, opticians, daily reading material, and many more.

    For residents wishing to upgrade their room experience to include dedicated internet service, movies on demand, private phone line/mobile, large flat screen (and more), speak to our Care Home Manager regarding the Gold Care Plus and Platinum room packages. We have a limited number of beds available for local authority funded clients, please contact the home directly for availability and a price list.


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Care Home Manager:

Seung Ping Riggs, Care Home Manager, St. Katharines

Seung Ping Riggs

Seung Ping has managed St. Katharine’s Care Home since 2018. She works hard to develop her staff and instills Gold Care Homes's core values in each team member.
Seung continues to enhance her leadership capabilities and improve the quality of care St. Katharine's provides by listening to her staff, residents, and their families.

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St Katharines House, Ormond Road, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8EA