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Oulton 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.

Our 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.

Dual 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.

Our 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).

Our 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.

If you would like to know more about our life here, please take the opportunity to come and see for yourself.

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