The Old Vicarage Care Home, St Neots

Facilities, Wellbeing & Activities

As its name suggests, our building is a former Vicarage and is steeped in history. It was sold off by the Diocese of Ely, when a smaller vicarage was built in part of the former garden, to the south of the care home. The old section of the house, built in 1850, retains many original features. It is a beautiful period property and is now Grade II listed. We also benefit from being placed within very close proximity to the centre of the lively market town of St Neots, just a short walk away.

The home offers 19 comfortable rooms, majority being en-suite. We understand that your room is your own personal space and having everything just how you like it can make a huge difference to your outlook on life at the home. We carefully match each room to each resident to ensure that your individual needs are taken into consideration.

Rooms are fully furnished with quality furniture and tastefully decorated in a neutral colour to allow personalisation from each resident. To ease the transition from living at home to moving into The Old Vicarage, we encourage all residents to personalise their room and our team can help change the layout or furnishings to suit individual needs. We always encourage new residents to bring in their own personal items to make their room feel a 'home away from home'.

The Old Vicarage Care Home, St Neots
The Old Vicarage Care Home, St Neots

We support residents to live life in the way they choose. Independence is encouraged wherever possible with residents being invited to decide where they would like to spend their day, and what time they would like to get up and go to bed. The lounges provide a homely atmosphere in which to relax, read, watch television, or enjoy the regular social activities and music.

Residents are encouraged to maintain personal interests, hobbies and links with the local community. We have a dedicated Activities Coordinator who runs a full activity programme each day. Activities include exercise classes, musical entertainment, arts and crafts, gardening, quizzes and a monthly Church service in the main lounge – just to mention a few. Visitors are always welcome to join in! Our care staff are happy to paint nails and we also have visiting services including hairdressing, chiropody and opticians.

Meal times are a very important part of the day and we work hard to ensure menu choices are varied, tasty and satisfying. Our chefs prepare nutritionally-balanced menu choices with the best ingredients using fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables. We believe that mealtimes should be both enjoyable and dignified, and so we encourage residents to join their friends in the dining room – but there is always the option for people to dine in the comfort of their own room, should they prefer to. We encourage any menu suggestions residents may have and any specific treats, needs or allergies can always be catered for.

We firmly believe that active bodies and healthy minds go hand-in-hand and activities are planned with resident feedback, suggestions and personal interests in mind. Participation is of course always optional.

The Old Vicarage Care Home, St Neots