The Wyke

Supported Housing

Gerrards Cross

Location:

16 Marsham Way
Gerrards Cross
Buckinghamshire
SL9 8AD
United Kingdom

Contact the house:

01753 883016

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Overview

Welcome to The Wyke, Gerrards Cross. Our home provides a peaceful, friendly atmosphere for older people to live as part of an active and social community whilst retaining their independence. It's a home from home with support when you need it from our professional and caring house staff and volunteers.

Built in 1908, our home was originally built as an upmarket town residence on the site of an old dairy farm…hence the old name itself, The Wyke. Since 1908 we’ve undergone two impressive renovations. The first was completed in 2005 with an extension to add more rooms and the second, more recently, in 2017 when we completed a major transformation adding an open plan conservatory to the lounge and dining room. With the garden then re-landscaped, we offer beautiful views year-round from the comfort of an armchair and underfloor heating. All three projects have proven to be tremendously successful; our residents love the modernised living and can often be found soaking up the sunshine in the garden.

“The new extension has changed my life.  It’s beautiful.  I love coming in every day and sitting looking out in the garden.” – VJ, Resident at The Wyke.

About your room

Our home has 13 bedrooms which can accommodate up to 17 residents. Rooms are provided with en-suite facilities and currently we also have three communal bathrooms with bath seats and plenty of room for assisted bathing and showering.

Bedrooms are provided unfurnished allowing residents to bring their favourite pieces from home and truly make the room their own. The carpets and curtains will either be cleaned or replaced when a new resident moves in, but should you want to decorate further this can be arranged. We want The Wyke to become your home and are happy to discuss any needs you have before moving in.

Prospective residents are invited to join us for a Wykes Welcome trial stay of a month before moving in so that we can be sure that we are a perfect fit for each other. In this instance we provide all necessary furniture so you don’t need to worry about anything during this time.

Communal areas

Completing our home is a delightful communal lounge and dining room which we encourage residents to use at their leisure. If family and friends are visiting, these spaces are yours to enjoy. We have a large plasma TV in the lounge where residents are often found watching a favourite programme, sporting event or DVD.

Lunch and tea are taken in the dining room and offer residents the chance to catch up about the day over a delicious home-cooked meal.

Staff

Our house manager Clare has been with the house for 27 years. Starting off as a cleaner, Clare has had many roles and in October 2016 was promoted to house manager. She has an excellent rapport with the residents and their families. She lives Abbeyfield’s ethos and truly is the heart of our home.

"The staff just can't do enough for you and the food is absolutely wonderful." - AB, Resident at The Wyke.

Security

The Wyke has been fitted with a state of the art alarm system and residents are each given a personal fob to alert care providers 24 hours a day if anything should happen.

Extras

Parking is available for up to seven cars

Laundry facilities (with a view of the garden) are also available and a rota operates for residents to complete personal laundry.

The Wyke is managed by Abbeyfield Gerrards Cross

Key features

  • Alarm system

  • Car parking

  • Communal lounge

  • Conservatory

  • Dining room

  • Garden

  • Internet access

  • Lift

  • Laundry facilities

  • Library

  • Stairlift

  • Wheelchair accessibility

Life at the house

The Wyke is located in the centre of Gerrards Cross just a short walk away from the cinema, restaurants, cafés and shops.

Some of our favourite activities for visiting friends and family include:

- Burnham Beeches
- Stoke Park
- Colne Valley Regional Park

We are also very fortunate at The Wyke to have a volunteer activities co-ordinator who works with residents one morning per week to take part in an activity of their choice.

Regular activities:

- Keep fit once a fortnight with a trained therapist
- Monthly Saturday Special coffee morning
- Pilates - with a trained instructor
- Coffee chat 
- Wine and cheese evenings
- Tuck shop
- Updated Library shelf

Seasonal activities: 

- Birthday parties 
- Summer garden party
- Summer lunch
- Christmas party 

“I can’t believe I’ve been here such a short time because it’s very easy to live here.” – MO, Resident at The Wyke

What’s on the menu

Our house manager, Clare, provides two tasty and nutritious home-cooked meals every day, served communal dining room so that meal times are a social occasion. Meals are varied and interesting, and are made using fresh local produce. New recipes are always on the horizon and residents’ views are sought as to their preferences.

We love to theme our menus for special events such as Valentines Day, Halloween, Easter and Christmas.  

Breakfast

Breakfast is taken in resident’s rooms. Breakfast items are provided so that residents can eat at a time to suit them. At 10:30am coffee and tea are available in the lounge.

Lunch

Lunch, a home cooked two course meal using locally sourced vegetables is served at 12:30pm, a typical lunch could be:

- Cod loin with new potatoes, cauliflower cheese, leeks with spring cabbage and parsley sauce.
- Treacle pudding and custard.
- Vegetarian option is always available.

Tea

Tea is served daily at 5:30pm in the dining room, a typical tea would be:

- Spanish omlette with baked tomatoes.
- Bread and butter.
- Cheese plate.
- Strawberry cake.

Contact the house

01753 883016

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