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Residential Care
Nursing care
Dementia care
Respite care
Palliative care

Tucked behind Wantage Community Hospital, we have a dedicated team at Wantage, one of our four care homes in Oxfordshire, devoted to enriching our residents’ lives. Enormously proud of our ‘Good’ CQC rating (with Good in every single area), we provide residential, nursing and dementia care, palliative care and pre-bookable respite care breaks. These short-term stays are also ideal for caregivers supporting elderly relatives, who might be in need a carers’ break of their own.

We have a dedicated team, including highly qualified and experienced care and nursing staff here around-the-clock, who are passionate about enriching our residents’ lives and promoting dignity and choice.   

Our residents play a very active role in how their care home is run – our two resident ambassadors are enormously proud of their roles, which include welcoming new residents to Wantage and helping them to settle in.

Enriching activities to enjoy

Wantage and Yarnton, one of our other care homes in Oxfordshire, have a fantastic partnership with Radio Cherwell. Every other week presenter John Lant broadcasts a show live from the studio, especially for our residents, during which they can share personal requests, dedications and messages.

Every morning at Wantage we ‘Rise and Shine’, limbering up with gentle exercise to music. The care home also hosts weekly Fizzy Fridays, where residents enjoy a glass of bubbly and nibbles. And many of our residents enjoy more person-centred individual activities, for example reminiscence sessions, which are especially beneficial for some of our residents living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia or memory loss.

The home also has its own hairdressing salon, with a mobile hairdresser who travels to Wantage and other Oxford care homes for weekly appointments.

What are the bedrooms like?

Spacious and with en-suite walk-in wet room showers, there are emergency call systems in all the bedrooms and bathrooms for extra peace of mind. Many of our ground floor bedrooms have private patio areas leading to the secure gardens. And couples are able to have adjoining rooms, with one being converted into a bedroom and one a lounge area if they wish.

The gardens at our Oxfordshire care home

Completely enclosed, our beautiful private gardens are overlooked by a light and airy heated conservatory, which is a beautiful room in the nursing home. There is also a solid wooden gazebo which is ideal during the warmer weather to relax with family and friends.

And what are mealtimes at Wantage like?

Our in-house chef and catering team makes mealtimes a real highlight of the day, with nutritional, home cooked cuisine. The baking is also exceptional, with residents enjoying freshly-baked cakes and biscuits each day for afternoon tea.

More on our respite care breaks?

As well as residential, nursing, dementia, palliative and end of life care, and care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, our respite care breaks are the perfect way to experience life at our care home in Oxfordshire. A respite break at Wantage can be pre-planned and pre-booked, so caregivers looking after elderly relatives can enjoy taking a break from their caring duties to recharge the batteries.

How do we use technology in our nursing home?

Paper-based tailored care plans have been replaced by Sanctuary Care’s award-winning electronic care planning app, kradle. This enables our care and nursing staff to update our residents’ plans on special iPhones, rather than filling out paperwork, giving them more time with our residents.

Is there car parking?

Tucked behind Wantage Community Hospital, we have a private car park to the rear of the nursing home, with plenty of spaces away from the main road.

Pricing information

It is usual for residents in care homes to contribute to the cost of their own care. Some people have the resources to pay for their care in full, whilst others make means-tested contributions. Our weekly fees are individual to each of our residents and are subject to a pre-admission assessment, which is required to truly understand the level of care and support needed.

Our 2022 weekly care fees for residential care start from £1,481 but may be in the region of 20% more*. This depends on your care needs and the type of bedroom that is right for you, from our standard rooms to our premium bedroom options.

*If you require more specialist care such as 1-2-1 support, your weekly fee could be higher. 

For more information about our care homes in Oxfordshire, please fill out our online webform below or speak to our Enquiry Support Team on 0800 138 3684.

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Facilities at this home


  • Activity room
  • Conservatory
  • Dining room
  • Ensuite
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Lounges
  • Wheelchair accessible garden
  • Wifi


  • Bingo
  • Children visits
  • Community events
  • Gardening
  • Light exercise
  • Live entertainment
  • Pet therapy

Care and support

  • Chiropody
  • Hairdressing
  • Home cooked meals
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Respite Care


How many bedrooms are there at Wantage nursing home?
At Wantage we have 50 single bedrooms with walk-in wet room showers. We can also accommodate couples too.
What types of care do you provide at Wantage nursing home in Oxfordshire?
At Wantage we are home for life, providing residential, dementia, nursing, respite and palliative, end of life care.
What is the home’s CQC rating?
Wantage is proud to be rated ‘Good’ in all areas by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection on 1st September 2021.
What facilities does the nursing home have?
Our nursing home facilities include en-suite bedrooms, dining rooms and lounges, a hair salon and a conservatory overlooking the beautiful gardens.
What activities are on offer at Wantage?
Activities at Wantage include gentle exercise sessions, our dedicated Radio Cherwell programme, Fizzy Fridays And pampering in the salon.

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Get help every step of the way, contact us below to get information or advice.

New enquiries
0123 531 3226
Contact home
01235 774 320

Where to find us

Garston Lane, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 7AR

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Stories from the home

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COVID-19 Emergency Support Framework

Review our latest CQC engagement and support call framework information sheet (PDF 337KB) for Wantage.

Wantage Virtual Tour

Take a look around our stunning home and get a true feel for what life could be like with us at Wantage. Read our virtual tour transcript (PDF 155KB).

Wantage Nursing Home's team celebrate Good CQC report

Fabulous CQC Report

Congratulations to home manager Pat and our devoted team – rated Good in every single area in our latest CQC report.

John Lant sitting in the studio wearing a headset

A regular live radio show just for us

A live show with our residents’ favourite music and messages regularly fills our home, thanks to a very special partnership with our friends at Radio Cherwell and presenter John Lant.

Wantage Nursing Home resident Doreen Phillips

We celebrate the fascinating life histories of our residents

Meet blood donor and immunisation attendant Doreen!

Sister Trudy is proud to be an ambassador at Wantage Nursing Home.

Trudy’s pride at resident ambassador role

Sister Trudy, Wantage Nursing Home’s longest serving resident, is delighted to have been appointed as resident ambassador.

Wantage resident June spends time with aa Golden Labrador

June gets a very special visit from an extremely cuddly four legged friend!

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