The Old Vicarage, Kettering, Northamptonshire
The Old Vicarage, Kettering, Northamptonshire
The Old Vicarage, Kettering, Northamptonshire

The Old Vicarage is in a unique country house and extensive gardens setting in the 'chocolate box' village of Weekley. The home focuses on dignity, peace and comfort alongside professional care.

Two miles from Kettering, this property retains all of its original charm and character but has been upgraded with modern facilities and equipment to provide the highest standards of medical care.

The residents enjoy a warm, comfortable home, with companionship, and personal care of the highest standard.

Group: Royal Bay Care Homes Ltd

Person in charge: Sonya Davies (Registered Nurse Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 38 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment • Younger Adults

Specialist Care Categories: Cancer Care • Hearing Impairment • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages from 30 to 110.

Single Rooms: 32

Shared Rooms: 3

Rooms with ensuite WC: 16

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £700 – £850 , Personal Care Shared (per person) £600 – £700

Nursing Care Single £850 – £950 , Nursing Care Shared (per person) £700 – £800

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Stairlift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on The Old Vicarage: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.6 The Old Vicarage has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.603)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for The Old Vicarage is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Old Vicarage in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 11 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Care Home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Care Home receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.603 for The Old Vicarage is calculated as follows: ( (81 Excellents x 5) + (48 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 131 Ratings = 4.603

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Care Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Old Vicarage is based on 11 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 7.6 positive Reviews (38 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 7.6 Target Reached = 1

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    7
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Old Vicarage?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    4
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Old Vicarage

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Niece of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Resident / Service User
    2
  • Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    1
  • more

The Old Vicarage came with good recommendations especially by the district nurses and it has lived up to its promise. Staff have been very thoughtful in providing my aunt with end of life care, the bed was turned around so she could see the flowering magnolia tree outside. I had to inspect several care homes for my mother some years ago and can honestly say that this is superior to anything I saw then. It is very clean and odour free. The staff seem to have time to do their job properly and they all seem very pleasant. It was a great comfort for relatives and friends to see that she was so well cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Vicarage? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Highly recommend, so warm and welcoming.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Vicarage? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

The care home is friendly, clean and the staff are more than helpful with helping and explaining plans that are going to be acted upon to make the service user comfortable and have a good quality of life.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Vicarage? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Very happy and comfortable.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Vicarage? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our aunt is very happy here and in her own words "has no complaints"! The meals are very good, there are choices daily and the staff very considerate to serve alternatives when my aunt cannot manage. The room is always clean and bright. Staff always helpful and friendly. There are plenty of things to do e.g. Entertainment for residents and family. Also, staff happy to change audio books regularly. In general a very good home in all respects.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Vicarage? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

After a lot of difficulties, we transferred my wife to The Old Vicarage. It has a warm, friendly atmosphere. The staff are lovely and have been happily working there for many years, which is an endorsement of the home.
I feel the nursing home is an extension to my home and I feel comfortable visiting my wife there every day.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Vicarage? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My mother has been lovingly cared for over the last nearly 2 years. She has been treated with dignity and humour. Management and staff have also shown pastoral care and concern to me as we've been through several crises.
I sing their praises to my friends of the care we've all received.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Vicarage? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Resident since June 2015, since living alone and finding it difficult to settle in community living. Staff are excellent. I have no complaints only of my own making.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Vicarage? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Our relative is very happy with the care given. Food is good. The staff are caring and helpful. As a visitor I appreciate the staff for being very friendly - they always come in and chat to us. Excellent choices on the menu, with good alternatives (e.g. If a person can't chew) and a lovely atmosphere whenever I visit - calm, friendly and lots of smiles. Our aunt has settled in and likes being here very much. I always feel welcome to join in the many interesting activities when I visit. A lovely room surrounded by her photos and possessions - Aunty loves it.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Vicarage? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am happy that parents-in-law have settled into this home.
The staff are caring, know the residents and speak to them as if they are old friends.
Particularly the beds are really comfortable, it makes a difference - the home could have chosen cheaper beds, their care shows that they go for the best when they can.
The beds are electric and they use pressure toppers that can vibrate regularly so the residents don't get bed sores and remain comfortable.
The sheets and duvets are always clean and smell fresh.
We've never experienced stale or old bedding.
Well done to a great caring team.
You deserve praise, you are good people.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Vicarage? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The home itself is a beautiful well-kept building which is spotless inside and out.
The staff are most helpful to ourselves as a family by keeping us informed about what is happening with my father. The care that my father is receiving from the staff is second to none, he is very well looked after in all respects. The food that is on offer to all the residents is of the highest standards. My father seems very happy with the care and facilities that they offer.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Vicarage? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submit a Review for The Old Vicarage

    • We welcome residents/service users and their family/friends to submit reviews to carehome.co.uk

    • This is not a formal complaint procedure or to be used for allegations of negligence, abuse or criminal activity. If you wish to make a complaint or have a serious allegation of negligence, please refer to the procedures on our complaints page.

Your Personal Details

Your personal details below may be used by us or passed on to the organisation you are reviewing in order to contact you for the purpose of verifying/responding to your review. They will not be passed on to any other third parties and will not be published on our website. Please enter your own personal email address (the email of the care provider will not be accepted). Reviews cannot be submitted anonymously.

Your Review & Rating

This information will be published on the website.


(Please edit if you wish, but it is now our policy not to publish the surname of the reviewer)

(Please note we only accept reviews from the connections displayed in the drop down. We do NOT accept reviews from staff or people with a professional connection with the care home/service)

Extremely UNLIKELY

Unlikely

Neither Unlikely or Likely

Likely

Extremely LIKELY

Don't know

Please avoid using names and enter a minimum of 200 and maximum of 1,000 characters - Currently 0 characters.
Reviews must comply with our Review Policy Content Standards (eg are relevant, informative, civil and do not contain allegations of abuse, negligence or criminal activity).

Please complete each of the following options

I certify this is my genuine opinion and in submitting it I agree to the terms and conditions on carehome.co.uk/terms.
Please note we have zero tolerance for fraudulent reviews, for more info please refer to the Fraudulent Reviews section in our Review Policy

Awards / Recognitions

There are currently no awards/recognitions posted yet for The Old Vicarage

Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

There are no staff profiles posted yet

Care Home Idol 2016

There are currently no Care Home Idol entrants who have performed at The Old Vicarage