About the property

James House is a small, newly decorated property; full of beautiful original characteristics. It was originally a family home built in 1924. The house was home to a dental surgeon and his surgery during the 1920's until the early 1960's when it became a care home and acquired by The Abbeyfield Society in 1970.

James House is now a homely residential home which comprises of 7 single bedrooms and 5 en suite single bedrooms. The home accommodates12 residents and is safe, secure and comfortable. We are situated just 5 minutes walk away from Northwood metropolitan line station, with good parking facilities onsite.

To feel as at home as possible we do encourage our residents to bring personal belongings and furniture, this gives the home a wonderful personal touch. Should you prefer not to, all basic furniture (single bed, set of drawers, bedside table, arm chairs, breakfast table) are included and are optional, should you wish to bring your own in the future.

The living environment gives you room to socialise as well as offering plenty of space for personal time, it is always your choice. At James House, we feel it is important to make you feel at home, we respect your rights of choice, dignity and respect, to a very high level at all times.

All bedrooms & bathrooms/toilets have their own pull chord alarms for peace of mind and added safety.

Our team are very friendly and aim to please. All of our staff receive ongoing training throughout the year, including: medication, moving & handling, infection control, dementia, health & safety, fire training, safeguarding etc.

Our dedicated team comprises of 22 members of staff. We have 3 staff who have worked here between 15-25 years!

We also have many volunteers who spend time with our residents. We have volunteers from all age groups, from local schools and churches.

Key features

  • Alarm system

  • Car parking

  • Communal lounge

  • Dining room

  • Garden

  • Health and wellbeing facilities

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01923 823122

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Meet our staff


Claire Russell

- Registered Care Home Manager

Claire has been working for Abbeyfield for 6 years now, with a total of 16 years experience in the care industry. Claire was employed with Abbeyfield in 2009 as a Senior carer, soon she became team leader and for the past 2 years has successfully managed the home. She holds an NVQ 3 qualification, Level 4 and also a diploma level 5 in management. Claire enjoys managing James House and is proud of the team who work here.


Joanna Kent

- Team Leader

Joanna has been team leader at James House for 2 years now, with a total of 7 years experience in the care industry. Joanna has NVQ level 3 and is looking forward to starting her level 5 diploma. She also has a degree in sociology and criminology! Jo previously worked in a home for the blind, she has specialist training with sight loss. She started as a care assistant and was soon promoted to team leader.


Kanthi Rathnayake

- Care Assistant

Kanthi has been with us for 2 years. She is a qualified nurse in Sri Lanka and has 15 years nursing experience. Kanthi has 4 years care background in the UK. She is said she is very happy working here at James House as a care assistant and really enjoys her job!


Janet Beasley

- Cook

Janet has been a full time cook at James House for 9 months now. Prior to this, Janet worked at 2 other Abbeyfield homes (housing). She started as a cleaner, then a cook and then moved up to deputy manager. In total, Janet has been with Abbeyfield for 3.5 years. Janet now feels that she is back doing what she loves: cooking! Janet is food hygiene and better food, better business trained.


Elizabeth Vlad

- Senior Care Assistant

Elizabeth has been with us for 2 years now and has a care background of around 7 years. She is a registered nurse in the Phillipines and has gained her NVQ level 3. Elizabeth is very good at organising activities with residents. She kindly volunteers her time to take residents on day trips and outings and really enjoys her work!


We have regular residents meetings where we discuss past activities, entertainment and outings and we welcome new ideas.

We listen to our residents and give them a choice of daily activities; the most popular are: quizzes & reminiscing, gentle exercises, classic movies, sing-a-longs, target games, scrabble, other board games.

We have seasonal activities too (Easter & Christmas), where staff assist residents with card making and/or cake decorating. We have in house entertainers booked regularly, which are very popular too.

We have local outings to the aquadrome, lido, garden centre & local pubs for lunch. Other outings include Woburn Safari Park, Windsor, Royal Air Museum, and Butterfly World.

Contact the house

01923 823122

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2 Sandy Lodge Way
United Kingdom


01923 823122