It has been my privilege to serve as a director of Oakfield (Easton Maudit) Ltd for many years and it is good to be part of this family.
Oakfield and Homestead (soon to be Crossways) are two very special places and home to our residents. It is a joy to visit and the residents are always pleased to see you. They are eager to tell you what they have been up to including day to day activities, hobbies and holidays.
We have an excellent team of dedicated, conscientious, professional and caring staff.
Each resident is precious and has their own unique characteristic.
Why not pay us a visit? You will be very pleased and impressed with what you see.
I have found that working with the Oakfield family over the last eighteen months has been a joy and a challenge.
It is a joy because we have such a dedicated team who understand the needs of the residents and have worked to make everyone’s life special, over so many years.
It is a challenge because we have the chance now to build on such a strong foundation to continue to improve the opportunities for residents and staff with better facilities, better training and professional management.
The board are committed to listening and building trust to ensure that not only is Oakfield the best home for those that need a bit of help, but also is the best place to work and develop a career.
The exciting plans for the new flats in Yardley Hastings, the great success of the Good Life Project and a commitment to continue to fund improvements and developments at Easton Maudit with help from external professionals is an outward sign of so much that is going on to deliver our mission.
Clive Reeder - Human Resources Director
My daughter has lived at Oakfield for twenty-one years and has always been well cared for and very happy in that time. The home is kept to an extremely high standard of cleanliness and neatness. The residents have individual programmes tailor made for them which can include gardening, swimming and various work experiences. The residents are always given a choice, whether it is to try a new activity, a place to visit, a holiday or their own meal choice. My daughter’s dietary requirements have always been met and carried out to a high standard. The staff always respect and listen to the clients’ wishes and try really hard to promote independence for every resident. There are also good parental links and communication between Oakfield, the client and the parents. I would highly recommend Oakfield to any parent with a special needs son or daughter.
My brother has been a resident at Oakfield since it first opened in 1981. He leads an active and fulfilling life, is content and very happy. He has a busy social life and recently has obtained a small job to meet with his capabilities. He apparently loves this, although, due to his disability, I am told he is content to work in short bursts.
The carers at Oakfield are delightful people and help to optimise the lives of the residents. They are very dedicated and treat the residents with kindness and professionalism. I know that my parents always felt that my brother was well looked after in a caring and safe environment and that this was a comfort to them in their later years. Now, as my brother's closest relative, I feel the same towards Oakfield.
I have had the privilege of being a director of Oakfield for eighteen months. I find Oakfield to be distinguished by its warm, homely atmosphere. I believe it to be a nurturing safe environment where the focus is not on disability but ability. Residents are encouraged to function at their full potential within this close community where individual needs are sensitively catered for.
I am writing on behalf of my brother Kenneth and myself to thank you for the care and kindness given by yourself and all your staff to Susan's welfare. As you know prior to her move to Oakfield she was living alone in sheltered accommodation with carers attending her needs. The arrangement had become unacceptable as Susan got older and her move to Oakfield has made a significant difference. She had lost weight but since joining you has regained it and her health is much improved. Unfortunately Susan is deaf and as she cannot read or write it can be difficult to communicate but we notice that staff at Oakfield appear to do well in understanding her. Now that my brother and I are in our eighties it gives us both peace of mind knowing Susan is well cared for.
Norman & Kenneth Clarke
I worked at Oakfield for seventeen years as a support worker and always found that the residents were treated with respect and dignity. They enjoyed an environment that many would envy, being in the middle of the countryside. The home has undergone many changes in the past nineteen years but it has always put the needs of the residents first. It is a privilege to be a friend of the residents and a part of their lives even though only a small part.
Oakfield is always a warm and friendly environment, no matter when you visit.
Oakfield provides invaluable support for the families who have residents cared for there.
Oakfield staff ensure that they tailor the care to meet the individual needs of each of the residents.
Our family member has most certainly developed in several areas and become more independent since living at Oakfield. He has achieved more social skills, and has the opportunity to do gardening and attend forest school.
Oakfield embraces new challenges for both staff and residents.
Oakfield residents and staff interact with the local and surrounding community .
We are always made welcome when attending social events etc organised by Oakfield.
David and Carole