Abbey is situated amongst the hills of Staffordshire in
the village of Oulton near Stone, Staffordshire. This multi-use
Grade 2 Listed building has been the home to a community of
Benedictine nuns since 1853 (St Mary's Abbey, also known as
Oulton Abbey). St Mary's Church was built in 1853, a Grade 2*
listed building designed by the Younger Pugin; the Nuns subsequently
established a girls boarding school which was replaced by a
retreat house, a flourishing Playgroup in 1968 and then opened
Our Lady and St.Benedict's Nursing and Residential Home, also
known as Oulton Abbey Care Home in 1989 replacing the former
school and retreat house.
aim at Oulton Abbey is to provide a home where the quality
of life is a principal consideration. Independence is promoted
to the maximum degree possible commensurate with safety, dignity
and choice. Cultural and religious beliefs are a particular
consideration and members of all denominations are accepted.
registration (I/PHE) of the residential beds with the Staffordshire
Health Authority and Social Services [National Care Standards
Commissons (OP/PDE)] assures continuity of care so that if a
resident's health deteriorates they can continue to be cared
for in their own room.
Mission Statement is: "A Resident is the most important
person in our Home. He or She is not an interruption to our
work they are the purpose of it. Their families and friends
are not outsiders to our Home they are part of it. We are not
doing you a favour by caring for your loved one you are doing
us a favour by giving us an opportunity to do so." (Adapted
from the works of Mahatma Gandhi).
average ratio of residents to experienced care staff, including
registered staff, is 5:1 with a total employment in excess of
50. Staff training is a priority up to NVQ Level 3.
you would like to know more about our life here, please take
the opportunity to come and see for yourself.