Welcome to Woodlands Care Centre, in Cambridgeshire
Situated in a pleasant residential area, Woodlands Care Centre is purpose-built and carefully designed to support our residents to live happy, fulfilled and comfortable lives.
Our team cares for our residents with the same kindness and warmth shown to members of their own family. Working closely together, they provide residential care, residential dementia care, nursing care, nursing dementia care and end of life care.
Located over three floors, our home includes light and airy, open plan lounges/diners as well as spacious en-suite bedrooms, and a variety of communal spaces such as our café and hair salon.
Our landscaped gardens are designed to be a welcoming place for people to relax on one of the patios complete with outdoor furniture, or to enjoy a spot of light gardening in the greenhouse and raised flower beds.
Activities & events
Supporting our residents to enjoy every day living at Woodlands Care Centre is a key focus for our dedicated team.
By getting to know each person, we are able to tailor our activities and events to their likes and dislikes as well as activities they may like to try.
No two days are the same here and, alongside our usual daily hobby-based activities, we also like to host events which are a little out of the ordinary.
In addition to an array of activities including art therapy, keeping fit with our chair-based exercises, baking, quizzes, movie afternoons and our knit and natter club, we also take great pleasure in welcoming visiting entertainers, schools, nurseries, therapy animals and groups to our home to enjoy spending time with our residents.
Our team and residents love regular day trips out in our own minibus to local garden centres, pubs, Hunstanton seaside for fish and chips and ice cream, and local places of interest such as Ely Cathedral. We also enjoy getting dressed up for our themed days throughout the year — complete with themed menus and decorations!
To find out more about our overall approach to activities please click here.
Our team takes a considered approach to dementia-friendly activities and meaningful engagement — supporting our residents who live with dementia to still experience happiness, comfort and contentment.
With an in-depth knowledge of people’s life histories, we are able to encourage positive reminiscence and create a safe and supportive environment where people feel comfortable taking part in both familiar and new activities, trips and events.
We have our own Tovertafel Table which is an innovative magic table, designed for people living with dementia. Fun and interactive games are projected onto the table and the colourful objects respond to hand and are movements – stimulating both physical and cognitive activity and encouraging social interaction amongst our residents, team and visitors.
For more information about our approach to dementia care please click here.
Food & nutrition
We are proud of the high quality of our meals here at Woodlands Care Centre that are carefully designed to be enjoyable whilst providing balanced nutrition to our residents.
They are lovingly cooked and prepared by our in-house catering team and follow the seasons.
Regularly rotating menus ensure we always have meals which cater to our residents’ likes and dislikes, including those who require modified or specialist diets.
To create a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere for our residents to enjoy their mealtimes, our tables are lovingly laid with crisp table linen, menus clearly showing what’s on offer and cutlery and dinnerware which supports their independence.
We will be able to give a cost to the level of care required once we have completed a pre-admission assessment.
Meet the manager
Rubina Arunagiri is the General Manager at Woodlands Care Centre
I trained in India as a nurse in 1997 at P.D Petit Parsee Hospital before working as a renal specialist nurse at P.D Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. After I arrived in England in 2001, I worked as a staff nurse for a private healthcare provider.
I joined Woodlands Care Centre in 2009 as a Unit Manager and gradually progressed through a number of roles, from Clinical lead to Deputy Manager and then eventually in June 2020, I was appointed the General Manager of the home.
I strive to excel at every role I do and seek out ways to improve and boost my professional skills and knowledge. One of those ways was to complete a mentorship course to mentor student nurses.
I’m a very proud mother of two grown up boys. My ethos behind my care is to “strive to make a positive difference to resident’s everyday life experiences and their wellbeing, whilst still delivering excellent clinical care. Everyone is treated as an individual”.
I am also passionate about supporting and developing my team with their clinical skills, values and beliefs and, empowering my team to deliver great clinical care with empathy, compassion and enhance residents lives at Woodlands Care Centre.
Reviews & Ratings
Don't just take our word for it
Woodlands is a purpose built care home which provides very safe and secure facilities for dementia residents. We found the management and staff very caring and understanding and there is an excellent programme of activities. The consistency of staff means that the residents get to know them and seem to feel comfortable.
Son of Resident
Partners & Accreditations
Hawkins Road Cambridge CB4 2RD
Travelling around Hawkins Road, the small side road to our home can be found on a bend near house number 78.
1.7 miles – Cambridge North Railway Station
1.7 miles – Junction 32, A14
3.0 miles – Cambridge town centre with good bus links
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