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Oxenford House

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

The Glebe, Cumnor, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 9RL (01865) 865116

Provided and run by:
Abbeyfield Oxenford Society Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 13 May 2021

We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

As part of CQC's response to the coronavirus pandemic we are conducting a thematic review of infection control and prevention measures in care homes.

The service was selected to take part in this thematic review which is seeking to identify examples of good practice in infection prevention and control.

This inspection took place on 29/04/2021 and was announced

Overall inspection


Updated 13 May 2021

We undertook an unannounced inspection of Oxenford House on 11 January 2018.

Oxenford House is a ‘care home’. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection. It is a member of the Abbeyfield Society and is a purpose built care home registered to provide care and accommodation to up to 25 older people. On the day of our inspection, 21 people were living at the service.

At the last inspection, the service was rated Good.

At this inspection we found the service remained Good overall.

Why the service is rated Good:

The service continued to provide support in an extremely caring way. Staff supported people with exceptional kindness and compassion and went the extra mile to provide support at a personal level. Staff knew people very well and many referred to them as family. Staff respected people as individuals and treated them with dignity whilst providing a high level of emotional support. People, and their relatives, were fully involved in decisions about their care needs and the support they required to meet those individual needs


The service was led by a registered manager who promoted a service that put people at the forefront of all the service did. There was a positive culture at the service that valued people, relatives and staff and promoted a caring ethos that put people at the forefront of everything they did.

People remained safe living in the home. There were sufficient staff to meet people's needs and staff had time to spend with people. Risk assessments were carried out and promoted positive risk taking, which enable people to live their lives as they chose. People received their medicines safely.

People continued to receive effective care from staff who had the skills and knowledge to support them and meet their needs. People were supported to have choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the procedures in the service supported this practice. People were supported to access health professionals when needed and staff worked closely with people's GPs to ensure their health and well-being was monitored.

People had access to information about their care and staff supported people in their preferred method of communication.

The service continued to be responsive to people's needs and ensured people were supported in a personalised way. People's changing needs were responded to promptly. People had access to a variety of activities that met their individual needs.

The registered manager monitored the quality of the service and looked for continuous improvement. There was a clear vision to deliver high-quality care and support and promote a positive culture that was person-centred, open, inclusive and empowering which achieved good outcomes for people.