St Johns House - Facilities

Facilities

While the home is set in beautiful grounds and offers the most advanced accommodation, St Johns House is also part of Kirk Hammerton’s welcoming village community.

Our residents and staff are involved in many community events.

We develop a full programme of activities according to the wishes and interests of the residents. These range from exercise and craft classes through to day trips and evening and weekend outings.

Thanks to our active relationship with the village communities of Kirk Hammerton and Green Hammerton, St Johns House has access to local amenities including a general store, post office and newsagent, public house, adult education classes, the Women’s Institute and local churches.

stjohns facWe use our wheelchair accessible vehicle for trips from the home, both locally and further afield.

The manager, Donna, said:

“If it's going to be home it needs to feel like home, which is why freedom and personal choice play a major part in life at St Johns House. Our regular residents' meetings are lively and all feedback goes into making life at the home even better. Residents come and go as they please and our open-door policy for family and friends means there is always a buzz around the home.”

Always keen for a sing-along, the choir has been recognised by the Guinness World Book of Records as the World’s Oldest Choir. It performs at local events and is always looking for some new talent to join the team.

Meals

Think of many of the happiest memories in your life and many are based around food.

We realise what a sociable time meal times are, so we offer people options of where to eat. Some may prefer the privacy of their rooms, others may want to eat in small groups or in our dining room.

stjohns fac2Our flexible approach and freshly prepared home-made food meet all preferences, while we can cater for special dietary requirements and allergies. While it is fundamental that all residents receive the right nutrition, it is more important that they enjoy their meals.

That’s why at St Johns House, we have a dedicated team of catering staff who get to know each and every resident to find out what they do and don’t like, meaning there is always plenty of choice for everyone.

Our beautiful gardens

St Johns House is not home merely to a community of people. Our grounds also house chickens, squirrels, pheasants and Lady the dog, who was chosen by our residents.

Our gardeners and staff welcome help in feeding the chickens. And if you have always loved gardening, why stop now? You can help to decide what our gardens need and see it develop through the seasons.