Oak Hill Mansion

Supported Housing

Accrington

Location:

Oak Hill Park
Manchester Road
Accrington
Lancashire
BB5 2BN
United Kingdom

Contact the house:

01254 232160

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Overview

Oak Hill Mansion is a supported accommodation offering 13 en-suite rooms for residents. Guest stays are available if you wish to try us out before making that final commitment. The house has a very friendly atmosphere, made even more so by the dedicated support staff that give residents all the help and support they need.

Independence is promoted throughout, which means residents can come and go as they please, but still knowing that they are in a safe and supported environment. The House Manager lives on site and there is a Careline in place for when the house manager is not on duty and if you need assistance.

There are many accessible amenities within walking distance including shops, banks, cafes, charity shops, a large health centre and many churches for those who many require them. A bus stop directly outside the gates, or just over the road, serves Manchester or Bury.

If you choose to move into Oakhill you can bring your own furniture to make yourself feel more at home. You will have a kitchenette in your room with breakfast making facilities so you can start the day at your own leisure if you like to have the odd lie in. Two home cooked meals are served daily in communal areas, ensuring all residents' dietary needs are met. A wide selection of food is offered for a light tea at teatime. Meal times are a social occasion and residents like to sit and chat during and after their meals. We also have a large conservatory where you can sit and relax or read a good book.

You can bring your own care package with you or we can provide a list of care agencies if you need any personnel care. We have a hairdresser and chiropodist who visit frequently and prescriptions are delivered from our local chemist for your convenience. There is a lovely local pub about 100yds from the house that serves a beautiful Sunday lunch if you wish to eat out with family, or they can enjoy a meal here with you.

Key features

  • Alarm system

  • Communal lounge

  • Dining room

  • Garden

  • Lift

  • Laundry facilities

Life at the house

activities available for residents at abbeyfield oak hill mansion

We have an extensive library in our small upstairs lounge where residents can sit and read or look out over the park grounds. On a Wednesday afternoon we have an Up & Active session with Ian Hodgson from Hyndburn Leisure Trust. Some of the sessions Ian has are planting, drawing, painting, singing and reminiscing. Our residents thoroughly enjoy these sessions and look forward to Ian coming in every week.

We have a bible stories class for those who wish to attend and we also have a pick up and drop off service for Sunday mass.

Every Thursday we have a coffee morning at 10.30am On Friday afternoons we have craft with Keith, Naomi and Carol. Our residents have made some lovely items in the craft group. We have also made and sold items when there has been a carnival in the park. Crafts has helped some our residents to become more confident in themselves and they really enjoy the sessions as they can sit and have refreshments and cakes and a good natter at the same time as making some productive items that they can be proud of. We also encourage people from the local community to join us for lunch and stay with us for the craft sessions.

On the first Wednesday of every month some of our residents get picked up to go to St Anne’s Friendship Club where they can play games, watch entertainment or enjoy theme days. They also have light refreshments.

We also enjoy arranging day trips for the residents; a recent trip was to Blackpool where they went for lunch at a hotel, and enjoyed entertainment and a game of bingo. 

What's on the menu

Fresh locally produced food is prepared daily by the House Manager Carol or Susan the Housekeeper. We take pride in our food and have been out to share our homemade pies and puddings in the local community as part of National Pie Week. We served around seventy portions to local people and afterwards received a lovely thank you letter from the Mayor and Mayoress who also attended.

Sample Menu

Starter

• Melon Medley

Main

• Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding
• Creamed & Roast Potatoes
• Carrot Swede & Broccoli

Sweet

• Rice Pudding with jam & Sultanas
• Fruit Yoghurt
• Cheese & Biscuits
• Tea & Coffee

Oakhill Mansion's Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

Serves 10

Ingredients

• 2 small unwaxed lemons, well scrubbed
• 275g granulated sugar
• 175g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing the tin
• 200g self – raising flour
• Half tsp baking powder
• 3 large free range eggs

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180C/Gas 4.
2. Line the base of a 900g (2lb) loaf tin with baking parchment, butter the tin well.
3. Finely grate the zest of the lemons.
4. Put 175g of the sugar in a food processor with the butter, flour, baking powder, eggs and lemon zest and blend on the pulse setting until the mixture is just combined and has a thick, smooth texture.
5. Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface. Bake for 35 minutes or until well risen and pale golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool in the tin for 5minutes. Squeeze one of the lemons to get about 3 tablespoons of juice and mix with the remaining 100g of granulated sugar.
6. Turn the cake out onto a wire rack set above a tray or a plate. Remove the baking parchment and gently turn the cake the right way up. Make about 50 deep holes in the top of the cake with a skewer.
7. Slowly and gradually, spoon over half the lemon sugar, allowing it to thoroughly coat the top of the cake and drizzle down the sides. Leave the cake to stand for 5 minutes, then do the same with the remaining lemon sugar. Leave to set for at least an hour or until the sugar and lemon have crystallise. Serve the cake in thick slices.

As an alternative you can cut the slab in half and put lemon butter cream in the middle.

I also like to make this cake substituting lemons for limes yummy.

Contact the house

01254 232160

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