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Brian Lewis House

Brian Lewis House


  • 10 Registered Beds
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Brian Lewis House
80 St. Clements

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Key Features

  • Purpose Built Home
  • Lift and/or Stairlift
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Specialist Lifting/Bathing Equipment
  • Nurse Call System
  • Retain Own GP
  • En-Suite Facilities
  • Residents Can Bring Their Own Furniture
  • TV Point In Room
  • Telephone Point In Room
  • Caters For Special Diets
  • Near Public Transport
  • Near Shops
  • Activities and Excursions

Resident or Visiting Professionals

  • Dietician
  • Doctor
  • Specialist Nurses
  • Dentist
  • Optician
  • Chiropodist
  • Hairdresser

Brian Lewis House is a handsome Victorian home that was formerly a large Victorian rectory. It was opened in 1988 and refurbished in 1996. Located in an historic street, St Clements, just half a mile from the centre of Oxford, the house is in a beautiful setting with a fine, well-maintained and sunny garden. The house is close to a post office, newsagent, hair salon, grocery store and several other shops. A range of restaurants and cafes is also nearby. There are frequent buses to the centre and they only take 5 minutes to reach the main shops, library, museums and other local attractions. Bus stops are also nearby for local hospitals, central London and Heathrow. For car users, there is ample parking space at the front of the property. Rooms There are 10 well-proportioned residents’ rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. Many of the bathrooms have supportive bars, and additional supports can be arranged for new residents. There is also a downstairs bathroom with a Parker bath. All rooms are unfurnished, so each resident can bring their own belongings and possessions and personalize their room how they would like. There is a spacious lounge & dining room, with French windows leading into a bright and spacious conservatory which meets a wide patio and the tranquil garden. Perfect for relaxing or enjoying the sun. The house is equipped with a laundry, open kitchen and a guest room where friends or relatives can stay-over when visiting a resident. People who have walking difficulties or use a wheelchair are easily catered for – there is an entrance ramp, a ground floor bathroom with assisted bath, and a lift to the first floor.

Most residents are in their seventies or eighties or older. There is no upper age limit, but people below retirement age are not usually accepted. We offer equal and fair access to all, regardless of gender, race, colour or religion. Low income is not of itself a barrier, as housing and other benefits may be utilised. It is important, though, that new residents are in reasonably good health and active. More specifically, the following criteria are used: Mobility: Residents should be able to get around the house on their own, at least from their room to the dining-room, using walking aids or a wheelchair if necessary. They should be able to eat unaided. Continence: Residents should be continent and able to use the toilet unaided. Physical health: Residents should not be suffering a known, serious illness likely to produce significant debility or special care needs in the foreseeable future. Mental health: Residents should be alert, capable of making their own decisions and administering their own medication. They should not have unstable mental illness or progressive degenerative disorders. We can accept new residents who already have a carer: if the same person can remain involved, it eases the transition. We aim for residents to stay as long as possible. We normally hold reviews annually with each resident and their sponsor to assess how they are coping, and more frequently if there is any marked deterioration in their conditions, or problems. If it seems that the resident is reaching a point where they need more support than the Society and carers can give, we will help the resident and their sponsor to find suitable, alternative accommodation.

Brian Lewis House is located in at number 80 St. Clements, just east of Oxford city centre – the first turning on the left across Magdalen Bridge. The road is the first section of the A420. The House is about a mile from Oxford’s railway station, which is to the west of the city centre. Buses 7, 7C, 8, 8A, 13, 13A, 13B, 15, U1, U5 and 400 pass by Brian Lewis House. Regular buses also go to Heathrow and Gatwick. From the ring road, St. Clements is accessible via Iffley Road (A4158) and Cowley Road (B480) - both joining at “The Plain” - and also the Marston Road (B4150) and Headington Road, which is a continuation of the A420. From the M40, St Clements is best reached by turning off at junction 8.