Alex Wood House

Alex Wood House is a residential care home for older people situated in Arbury on the north eastern side of Cambridge, three miles from the city centre. It is a well designed, purpose-built home with attractive gardens.

There are 36 single rooms, all with ensuite facilities to accommodate residents who are frail, elderly and may have a diagnosis of dementia. The facilities include a ground floor dementia unit, with a specialist team of staff dedicated to caring for and supporting these residents. The dementia unit is fully equipped for those who have higher support needs and benefits from a sensory room and a reminiscence room. The home offers a range of activities from singing groups, exercise classes and reading and gardening groups. Residents are encouraged to grow vegetables, or relax outside in the garden when the weather allows.

Alex Wood House offers:

  • 36 single rooms, all with ensuite facilities to accommodate residents who are frail, elderly and may have a diagnosis of or are living with dementia
  • Ground floor higher dependency unit dedicated to caring for and supporting these residents with higher needs
  • All rooms are linked to a call system when staff assistance is required
  • Fully wheelchair accessible with lift to first floor
  • Bedrooms are close to shared living and dining rooms
  • All specialist bathrooms are equipped with adapted fittings for an improved bathing experience
  • Alex Wood House is able to offer an event room and catering facilities to the local community at reasonable costs
  • All meals are cooked on the premises in our own kitchens in partnership with Apetito and have been awarded a five star rating by Environmental Health

 

We are very proud to have retained our overall
rating of Good again at this year’s CQC inspection.

 

For further information about Alex Wood House or to arrange a visit please get in touch

If you would like to consider living at Alex Wood House then please contact manager Julie Fuller during office hours for an informal chat and perhaps arrange a visit

Life at Alex Wood House

The facilities include a ground floor dementia unit, with a specialist team of staff dedicated to caring for and supporting these residents. The dementia unit is fully equipped for those who have higher support needs and benefits from a sensory room and a reminiscence room.

The remaining rooms are for older people who require care in a residential setting. In order to ensure peace of mind, all rooms are linked to a call system when staff assistance is required. The home is fully wheelchair accessible. Bedrooms are close to shared living and dining rooms.

In addition, all bathrooms are equipped with adapted fittings for an improved quality of life.

What People Say...

"I am very reassured that my wife is in good hands. From the very beginning, I’ve noticed that the staff treat her as they would a member of their own family."

Phillip - Family of resident

"The training that we receive here at CHS enables us to roll out brilliant, quality care."

Dawn - Member of our team

"I am totally reassured that Sheila is in good hands. Loving is the word, it’s stronger than care, it’s been absolutely amazing.’

Phillip - Family of resident

Meet some of the Team at Alex Wood House

Our staff have undergone extensive checks prior to employment to ensure that they have the skills and qualities we require when working with older and vulnerable people. They are trained in moving & handling, health & safety, food hygiene, basic first aid, abuse awareness (safeguarding), administering medicine, infection control and the care certificate as well as other bespoke training as required.

Julie Fuller

Manager

Dawn Palmer

Deputy Manager

Beryl Gillespie

Head of Older People's Service

Join our team

We’re always on the look out for dedicated, qualified staff who care about delivering the best service possible for our customers.

You can be part of a fantastic community that aims to challenge and develop its staff. We are very proud that our employees have voted us as one of the country’s best employers. The Best Companies results see CHS placed at 14th in The Sunday Times ‘100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For’ list 2016 and were also graded as an outstanding organisation.

For further information, please visit our Work For Us page

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How to find Alex Wood House

Fortescue Road
Cambridge
CB4 2JS
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