Stirlings, Wantage, Oxfordshire

Stirlings is a forty capacity care home located in Wantage, dedicated to person-centred methods and offering quality care for adults diagnosed with dementia or with a physical disability.

Care charity and provider The Orders of St John Care Trust are respected in the care sector for a flexible range of care provision, making the most of voluntary sector contributions in order to help vulnerable adults achieve a more dignified lifestyle.

Carers respect clients from all backgrounds, support an active and fulfilling lifestyle, and a nutritious diet, while maintaining strong local links.

Group: The Orders of St John Care Trust

Person in charge: Paula Sayer (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Oxfordshire County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , 40 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 40

Rooms with ensuite WC: 0

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Residents Kitchenette • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest CQC* Report on Stirlings: click here

*Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

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Paula Sayer

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2013


The forty residents at Stirlings are looked after by a highly dedicated team of over 70 staff which includes careers, administrators and ancillary staff. They are led by the manager who is supported by a team of Care Leaders.

Paula Sayer became the manager of Stirlings in June 2013. She has over 18 years’ experience in the care sector.

Paula commenced her career in care as a Care Assistant and then Care Leader at Strilings. Paula was promoted to NVQ Assessor with the Trust, supporting many OSJCT staff to achieve their NVQ 2 & 3. In 2009 Paula moved to Madley Park House at Head of Care and also covered as Acting Home Manager. Prior to returning to Stirlings as Home Manager this year, Paula managed another Trust home Mayott House. At Mayott House Paula supported the residents and staff to transfer to new homes prior to the closure of Mayott House whilst it is redeveloped.

Paula is a highly motivated and supportive manager who has progressed professionally in the Trust to achieve the position of Home Manager. She has demonstrated consistent leadership and management when dealing with sensitive and complex processes, this was seen when she ensured the move to Strilings was successfully completed.

Paula‘s commitment and dedication has been recognised by the Trust when she achieved Leader of the year for Oxfordshire 2013.

Paula is currently completing her Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care, holds NVQ A1 Assessor Award, Trust Moving and Handling trainer and IOSH Health &Safety. Paula has completed various courses covering many aspects of elderly care. The training Paula has completed supports her in her role as home manager to ensure that the residents of Stirlings receive the best quality of care.

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