Newbury care home thanks local community for their support | Care UK

You are here

Newbury care home thanks local community for their support

July 2nd 2020

img-0616A care home in Newbury has thanked those who have gone the extra mile to support residents throughout the coronavirus pandemic, from members of the community to its dedicated team. 

Care UK’s Winchcombe Place, on Maple Crescent, has expressed its gratitude for the consideration and generosity shown by the people of Newbury over the past couple of months.

From volunteering, to delivering messages and artwork to brighten everyone’s day, individuals and organisations have pulled together to support the older members of the community, and Care UK homes across the country have been overwhelmed by the kind gestures of local people.

Winchcombe Place has been inundated with support, receiving creative artwork and letters from pupils at Tiger Day Nursery, The Castle School and the 3rd Newbury Scout Group, and a delivery of flowers for residents from Donnington Valley Hotel. Tasty treats have also been provided by local Waitrose and Nando’s branches, and cakes from Team Bakers, in addition to magnifying glasses and screen enlargers for residents from Vision Express. 

Friend of Winchcombe Place, Sophie Louise Johnson, also provided entertainment for everyone by calling on her talented musical theatre friends to compile a video of songs which were dedicated to those at the care home. The home will also be loaned an outdoor cinema from Project Audio Visual, which will allow residents to watch video messages from friends and family on a big screen, as well as enjoy a special showing of resident favourite, The Greatest Showman, in late July. 

Whether it’s baking for a resident’s birthday, keeping the morale up through creative activities or pampering sessions, team members at Winchcombe Place have also been praised for their unwavering dedication and relentless efforts over the past few months.

Kerry Thompson, home manager at Winchcombe Place, said: “Everyone at Winchcombe Place is incredibly grateful for the kindness shown by the Newbury community.

“From the outdoor cinema, to musical video and special letters and drawings from those in the community, we are truly thankful for your support.   

“The team and residents at Winchcombe Place are looking forward to thanking everyone in person for their gestures of goodwill when we are able to safely open our doors to the community once again.” 

Winchcombe Place is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, nursing, dementia and short-term respite care. The care home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities and includes its own cinema, hair salon and café.

For more information about Winchcombe Place, please call customer relations manager, Vicki Lambourne, on 0333 321 1923, or email

For more general information, please visit: 

Media enquiries

We are happy to arrange interviews with a range of experts, commentary on industry issues and site visits for filming, photography or sound recording.  Please get in touch with your requirements and we will do our best to arrange a suitable response.

These contact details are for media enquiries only.
Please call 01206 517 215 or

We provide a full range of care services for older people, including residential, nursing, short-term respite care and sensitive end of life care. We believe that living in a care home should be just as good as living in your own home – or better. Our home has a hair and beauty salon, coffee shop and cinema along with a library, vintage-themed lounge and an arts and crafts room, so residents can continue to enjoy the very best lifestyle.

Winchcombe Place
Maple Crescent
RG14 1LN (For sat nav, please use post code RG14 1LL)

0333 321 1923

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care