Isis Care and Retirement Centre

Cornwallis Road, Donnington, Oxford OX4 3NH

Isis Care and Retirement Centre, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Isis Care and Retirement Centre
Isis Care and Retirement Centre

Isis Care and Retirement Centre is registered for eighty residents and offers a team of skilled and friendly carers, able to provide care for older people and those with dementia, while also being able to offer respite care.

Care homes from The Orders of St John Care Trust are well respected in Lincolnshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire where the voluntary sector charity has a strong presence after seeing healthy growth since it first opened homes in 1992.

All residents are supported in the pursuit of active lifestyle and personal interests, while benefitting from a care philosophy that prioritises dignity and independence alongside health, safety and security.

Group: The Orders of St John Care Trust

Person in charge: Valerie Jarvis (General Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , 80 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 80

Rooms with ensuite WC: 80

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

Latest CQC* Report on Isis Care and Retirement Centre: click here

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

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Valerie Jarvis

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2001


The eighty residents at Isis House looked after by a highly dedicated team of over one hundred and thirty staff, which include nurses, carers, admin assistants and ancillary staff. They are led by the manager who is supported by a Head of Care and a team of Care Leaders.
Valerie Jarvis has been the manager of Isis House since 2012. She has over 33 years’ experience in the Care Home setting, originally with Oxfordshire County Council and then transferring to The Orders of St John Care Trust in December 2001. Valerie has progressed her way up from a Care Assistant to Manager. Valerie has been a Registered Manager since 1993 and has managed homes from 34 residents’ to being a dual manager, with a combined total of 100 residents.

Valerie holds a Social work qualification along with a Diploma in Management, NVQ Level 4 in Management and the Registered Manager’s Award. Valerie has completed numerous short courses covering all aspects of caring for the elderly including palliative care. These ensure that all residents on the residential and nursing units at Isis House receive the best care from staff.
Valerie sets high standards of conduct and performance for herself and her staff. As a result she is proud that every inspection of the homes she has managed, by either the Care Quality Commission or its predecessor - the Commission for Social Care Inspection, has successfully rated them as meeting, or exceeding, the standards of care expected.

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