Our Philosophy

The home aims to deliver a high standard of professional care at all times to those residents in its care. The care provision at The Old Rectory endorses a holistic approach which is sensitive to the needs of each resident and encompasses the following essential aspects of the person.


  • Respecting and keeping confidential all information relating to a resident and their relatives.
  • Giving help in intimate situations as discreetly as possible.
  • Respecting a residents’ preference to be alone and undisturbed within their safety boundaries.
  • Guaranteeing residents’ privacy when using the telephone, opening and reading post and communicating with friends, relatives etc.


  • Treating every resident with respect and allowing each person to live in a dignified manner.
  • Helping residents to present themselves to others as they would wish through their personal appearance and their behaviour in public.
  • Knowing each resident, developing a good rapport and compensate for the effects of disability e.g. communication, mobility etc.


  • Providing as tactfully as possible assistance when it is needed.
  • Maximising the abilities of our residents for self-care for carrying out the daily tasks of living unaided and for independent interaction with others.
  • Helping residents to take reasonable and fully thought out risks.


  • Avoiding wherever possible treating residents as a homogenous group.
  • Ensuring that every resident has options over their daily living in accordance with their capabilities.
  • Offering choice of menus with dietary requirements.


  • Preserving all basic human rights of all residents including consent, confidentiality, safety, equality and autonomy.
  • Encouraging freedom of expression, participation and decision making.
  • Encouraging right of access to entitlement of services and benefits.

Security & Environmental

  • Providing a safe and secure environment
  • Offering assistance in situation that could be dangerous for a resident.
  • Maintain the buildings and grounds in a safe condition
  • Ensuring that the premises are kept clean and hygienic with systems in place to control the spread of infection.


  • Enabling residents to realise their own aims and create opportunities for them to achieve their goals in all aspects of daily living.
  • Understanding each resident’s histories and characteristics.
  • Respecting our residents’ religions, ethnic and cultural diversities.
  • Respecting individual, unusual or eccentric behaviour in residents.
  • Providing a range of leisure and recreational activities to suit the tastes and abilities of all residents and to stimulate participation.