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