Nestled in Bishop’s Castle, a town situated in beautiful South Shropshire, Stone House offers residential accommodation for 40 older people with or without dementia. Our home is set in extensive beautiful grounds and which we hope you will enjoy either relaxing in them or undertaking some light gardening yourself.
Unusually the home is physically attached to the recently refurbished community hospital, for which we provide catering and facilities management. Stonehouse does not provide nursing care but works particularly closely with the community hospital in ensuring people can leave hospital in a timely and supported manner. Because of the closeness to the hospital and the way in which medical and paramedical services are delivered to the hospital and wider community, the home enjoys particularly strong relations with the local GPs and wider community team.
We have regular visits from the district nurses, local chiropodist, optician, physiotherapist and occupational therapist, enabling us to meet the needs of our service users.
Stone House has enjoyed and continues to enjoy strong and enduring inks with the local community and is a grateful recipient of support from the Friends of Bishops Castle community and in addition a wider network of volunteers. Being the founder of Jumpers for Africa, an initiative created by the keen knitters in and beyond the home, the home offers an interesting programme of daily activities for those who wish to take part and restful lounges for those who wish to read or chat.
Our food is freshly cooked in our own kitchen where the Catering Manager has been awarded the Platinum Healthy Eating Award.