Valuable training in Hearing Loss at Oakdale | November 7th

Age-related hearing loss (presbycusis) is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in most of us as we grow older. It is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults. Approximately one in three people in the UK between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of […]

Leading Dementia Expert: Professor June Andrews visits Kingfisher Court | November 1st

Professor June Andrews with Kingfisher Court Home Manager Jan Briddon pictured with Elaine Stainforth and Kelly Croft Professor June Andrews RMN, RGN, FRCN is an inspirational woman whose impact on healthcare in the UK, and further afield, is profound.  Internationally renowned, she works independently to improve dementia care. In view of the home’s recent CQC […]

Claire becomes our very own Dementia Champion | October 1st

Claire Adsetts, our Service & Relationship Manager, has successfully completed her induction and training and is now an official Dementia Friends Champion. A Dementia Friends Champion is a volunteer who encourages others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. They do this by giving them information about the personal impact of […]

Timken’s Own Dementia Champions | Friday 27th September

Jo Kent and Danni Lodge of Timken Grange have successfully completed their induction and training and have officially become Dementia Friends Champions.  A Dementia Friends Champion is a volunteer who encourages others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. They do this by sharing with them information about the […]


KINGFISHER COURT join the country’s top 2% rated OUTSTANDING by CQC| 17 August

      Kingfisher Court the luxury residential and dementia care home in Sutton-in-Ashfield has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Inspectors made the unannounced visit on 20th June (the report was released on 17th August) and rated the home, operated by Oakdale Care Group, as Outstanding in the areas of Effective, […]


Grand Opening with Buntingford Town Mayor | 21st March

Grand Opening with the Town Mayor, Councillor John Noades and Councillor Jeff Jones Buntingford’s brand-new care home, Layston Grove, has been officially opened this week by honoured guests Town Mayor, Councillor John Noades and Councillor Jeff Jones. The home opened its doors to local healthcare professionals, community associates and business owners, giving them the opportunity […]


Public Open Day | Sunday 18th March

Layston Grove, Buntingford’s brand new luxury care home opened its doors to the public last Sunday 18th March and gave potential residents and their families and friends a full preview day with tours of the home and the chance to discuss care requirements and room reservations with the management and staff team. Home Manager, Sam Campbell […]


Millfield School & Town Mayor bury Time Capsule | 14th March

Pupils from Millfield First & Nursery School in Buntingford helped staff at a brand-new luxury care home to bury a time capsule in the gardens of the home.  The children were asked by the home to collect items of local and personal interest for the time capsule which would give children of the future a […]


Timken’s final employee opens home | Wednesday 31st January

The very last employee to leave the Duston based British Timken factory before it closed its doors for the final time in 2002 has today officially opened brand new care home, Timken Grange, on the same site.   Dennis Nightingale was invited by Oakdale Care Group to open the purpose-built residential and dementia care home to […]


Public Open Day Sunday 28th January

The brand new, purpose built home, located in Timken Way South, was visited by over 100 visitors this Sunday.  This provided each of them with the opportunity to view the luxury new home and meet the staff. Tours of the luxury three story home took place with guests viewing all the facilities including the cinema, […]

Timken Time Capsule Wednesday 17th January 2018

Timken Grange, enlisted the help of local school, Millway Primary and Friends of Timken to bury a time capsule on their site.  Pupils of the school have been busy collecting artefacts, including medals, bookmarks and a school time-table for the time capsule which will create a lasting tribute to the renowned British Timken factory which […]


Residents marvel at nature

Our residents were treated to a fascinating afternoon of getting right back to nature.  We hooked up with local initiative Rent A Beast who came along to Kingfisher Court to share their amazing creatures with us all. A number of the residents took a little persuading to come close to the insects but anxieties were […]


Stroke Association Benefits

Some of our more artistic residents, their family and friends all enjoyed an enjoyable afternoon learning the art of floristry. Many neighbours who live in Sutton and surrounding areas visited Kingfisher Court to understand and learn how to create simple but effective bouquets and posies from selected flowers. Claire Adsetts, who has a passion for […]


Dedicated Hosts Appointed. Autumn 2017.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of dedicated Hospitality Hosts Carla Willows and Jodie Phipps.  Both Carla and Jodie have joined the Kingfisher Court team to assist with meal times and to be solely available for residents hospitality requirements throughout the day. Carla has worked for a number of 5 star hotels both in this […]


Hairy Bikers Keep on Giving… Saturday 23rd December

The Christmas Spirit was alive and well at Kingfisher Court on the Saturday before Christmas.  Resident and motorbike enthusiast Bob Lacey who has been living at our home since June of this year was overwhelmed when his closest biker friends visited to spend some time with him.  Ralph Golds who owns the Masons Arms in […]

5 Star review from TV’s Hotel Inspector

Renowned and respected TV Hotel Inspector Ruth Watson is perhaps known for being a little difficult to please.  Unwavering high standards and a strong love of food together with owning her own hotel and restaurant meant she was the perfect candidate for the Channel 5 TV series.  Ruth presented the series which was broadcast here […]


Timken Grange Select Preview hits the mark

Neighbours of Timken Grange were treated to a select preview of the new luxury residential and dementia care home due to open in January 2018.  Rachel Cadd and her team welcomed friendly local faces to the Poppy Field Farm where everyone enjoyed an informal evening learning about the new home. There is significant interest in […]


Timken Grange Recruitment Search Kicks Off

Tuesday 28th November, 2017.  Rachel Cadd and her team were kept busy meeting and assessing potential candidates for a variety of positions at our new home which is due to open in January.  To date, we have received almost 700 applicants wishing to join us at Timken Grange and yesterday’s assessment was another step forward […]


Andrew Long: Finalist at National Care Awards

Oakdale Care Group attended the prestigious National Care Awards in London last night. The Awards, now in their 19th year celebrate all that is great about the care sector but in particular recognises the frontline staff who actually do the job day in, day out and whose tireless efforts are often easier to criticise than […]


Preparing the ground for Landscaping

Heavy machinery and lots of manpower prepare the groundworks for landscaping.  We are delighted with the progress at Timken Grange this week and can see how all the effort is paying off.  The work has helped to further reveal our outstanding home which we are immensely proud of.  


Layston Grove Topping Out Ceremony

Wednesday 8th November, 2017. The Mayor of Buntingford, Councillor John Noades and his Consort Janet Noades helped to ward off and appease any displaced spirits during the construction of Layston Grove in Buntingford.  Through the placing of the last roof tile and making the dwelling watertight, the tradition is long held as a celebration and […]


Hoarding removed to reveal brand new home

The hoardings surrounding Timken Grange have been removed to reveal our brand new home.  Work commenced on the former British Timken site in January 2017.  On agreeing the final design we worked closely with local planners to make sure our home retained as much of the original look and feel of British Timken as possible.  […]


Former Employees join care home at former British Timken Site

Former British Timken workers helped place the last roof tile on a new care home set to open on the site of the Northampton factory next year Upon completion, the 66-bed residential and dementia care home, Timken Grange will play host to a top floor ‘sky bar,’ 12-seat cinema, tea-room and library. Former employees and […]


Landmark Topping Out Ceremony at Historic British Timken Site

Timken Grange holds it’s official Topping Out Ceremony on Friday 22nd September.   Home Manager Rachel Cadd joined Deputy Mayor Tony Ansell with  founding directors Andrew Long and Chris Babington in the tradition of selecting the last remaining tile to seal the construction. The topping out ceremony reflects the ancient practice of celebrating the bedding […]


Getting ready to make Timken Grange Watertight

Work progressing well and on schedule to open in January 2018.


Significant Hires for Oakdale Care Group

Oakdale Care Group Strides Forward with Strategic Appointments Oakdale Care Group has made two strategic appointments in readiness of their imminent expansion plans.  The group opened Kingfisher Court in Sutton-in-Ashfield earlier this year and is due to open two new homes in the next six months, all being built by specialist care developer, LNT Care […]


Timken Grange Welcomes Home Manager

Luxury Duston Care Home Welcomes New Manager   Brand new Duston care home, Timken Grange, has announced the appointment of Home Manager, Rachel Cadd.  Timken Grange, which will be operated by Oakdale Care Group, is due to open in January 2018 and is on the site of the former British Timken bearings factory in Duston. […]


Forthcoming Event – Saturday September 16th

We are delighted to be holding our very first Annual Gala.  More and more residents have joined us here at Kingfisher Court and, as a result, we will be opening the 2nd floor: Birch floor.  To help mark and celebrate this occasion, we are holding a fun-filled day for the whole family. It will be […]


Taff’s 130mph drive around Silverstone

Car enthusiast Taff Jones who has a long history with automotive sport mentioned his love of fast cars and track events to his team of carers when he and his wife Irene moved into Kingfisher Court. Before long the whole team had assessed, arranged and planned the big day making sure to keep Taff and […]


Dementia Awareness Evening WEDNESDAY 16th AUGUST, 6pm

Dementia Awareness Evening at Kingfisher Court on  Wednesday 16th August 2017 at 6pm. The event,  although informal with refreshments,  is designed to be informative and helpful to anyone who knows someone who is living with Dementia.  We understand the importance of understanding dementia and we believe that carers and family are better prepared if they are informed.  Care […]


On target for opening in February 18 in Hertfordshire

Hoarding on our 3rd home at Buntinford in Hertfordshire. Letting all our neighbours and community know who we are and when we are due to open.  We are on schedule to open to the public in February 2018.


Watch our National Care Home Open Day Video

A great day was enjoyed by all the residents, staff and visitors at Kingfisher Court on National Care Home Open day on June 16th, 2017. Click the image to watch the video or click here.

Kingfisher Court welcomed MP at open day

Article in Chad News 21 June 2017 Sutton’s newest care home, welcomed MP Gloria DePiero to help celebrate National Care Home Open Day. Kingfisher Court, which opened in April, saw the staff and management in brightly coloured 1970s fancy dress and they got involved with the residents’ activities including various stalls, games, a charity raffle […]


Timken Grange Moving Closer To Opening


Kingfisher Court welcomes our first resident

Brand New Sutton-in-Ashfield Care Home Welcomes its First Resident Sutton-in-Ashfield’s newest care home, Kingfisher Court, has officially welcomed its first resident.  Betty Banbury, who has lived in the local area all her life, moved in last month and has been settling into her new home well. Kingfisher Court was officially opened by Rtd Lt Col […]

Paul Quirk at Care England Forum

Paul Quirk sets up early at the Care England Forum, Northamptonshire. This business forum hosts over 170 senior delegates from the UK care home sector. Leading operators meet to discuss developments and opportunities within the care home industry.  This is Paul’s first opportunity to formally represent Kingfisher Court in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.  This is Oakdale Care […]


Duston Care Home Build Underway

We are delighted to be on site at Timken Grange in Duston, Northamptonshire. Work has commenced on building our specially designed, luxury 66 bedroom care home.  Our new home with luxury features including; cinema, library, garden room and tea shop is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens. Timken Grange is being built on the former site […]


Comic Relief at Kingfisher Court

Lots of fun had by all at on Comic Relief day, Friday 24th March, with delicious cup cakes kindly made and shared by Amanda Roy.  This was the last day of the first complete week of training, these treats were a welcome surprise and enjoyed by all.  


Local Children Visit Kingfisher Court Care Home

Pupils from Hillocks Primary School in Sutton-in-Ashfield helped staff at a brand new luxury care home to bury a time capsule deep in the footings of the site.  They were asked by the home to collect artefacts for the time capsule which would give children of the future a glimpse of what life was like […]

Local Pupils to Bury Time Capsule at New Care Home

Pupils from Hillocks Primary and Nursery School in Sutton-in-Ashfield have been busy collecting artefacts after they were asked to put together a time capsule for new luxury care home, Kingfisher Court.  They will bury the time capsule in the footings of the site on Kingfisher Way on Friday 24th February, which will become host to […]


Oakdale Care Group, has appointed a new manager for its first care home, Kingfisher Court at Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Paul Quirk is an experienced care, hospitality and services manager with several awards and has previously worked with Avery Healthcare and Sunrise Senior Living.  “I am delighted and excited to be working with this new innovative and growing care group” said Mr Quirk. “Commissioning a new home is the aspiration of many care home managers […]

Kingfisher Court Care Home Open Weekend – Easter Weekend

In April 2017 our Luxury Care home in Sutton-in-Ashfield will be open and we are very proud to show off our brand new, purpose-built luxury 66 bedroom care home. We are pleased to announce our Open Weekend at Kingfisher Court Care Home will be taking place on Easter Weekend – Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April.  […]


Brand new luxury care home creates over 50 new jobs for local people

A brand new, luxury care home in Sutton-in-Ashfield will create more than 50 new jobs for local people when it opens in April this year. Kingfisher Court, located on Kingfisher Way, will provide high quality residential and dementia care for 66 elderly people in spacious en-suite accommodation.  The home will open in April following the […]