About The Yews
The Yews is a charming, comfortable mid-eighteenth century house occupying a pleasant position on the outskirts of Burton Latimer within a few minutes walking distance of the town centre. It is situated along the now de-trunked A6 about three quarters of a mile from Junction 10 of The A14. Burton Latimer town centre is located south-east of Kettering on the A6 Conservation Area.
Established in 1984, this beautiful listed building houses a small, friendly home set in extensive ‘Olde Worlde’ gardens which is accessible to residents. A small plot of the garden can be allotted to residents who wish to continue their gardening hobby if so desired.
Our Home provides long term care services for 13 people aged over 65 years for both male and female clients. Out of this number 6 service users may fall within the category of Dementia.
The Yews is registered by the Care Quality Commission and their report can viewed here:
The Proprietors live on-site and are closely involved in the monitoring of the daily activities of The Home and are able to deal promptly with any issues that may arise.
The Yews is committed to providing quality services for residents by caring, competent, well trained staff in a homely atmosphere. Our care team consists of a Registered Manager – 3 Senior Carers – 6 Care Staff – 1 Domestic Staff – 1 Part Time carer and 2 Week-end Helpers.
Our accommodation offers full facilities for elderly or retired people requiring long or short term care.
Each of the 10 bedrooms are tastefully furnished and includes a nurse call system and a television.
8 rooms have ensuite and the remaining rooms are situated within close proximity of toilets and bathroom.
There are single rooms on the first floor and sharing rooms on both ground and first floors.
The lounge on the ground floor is situated to the rear leading onto the terrace and overlooking a large walled garden.
A separate dining room adjoins the lounge and an additional Quiet Area is located at the front of the building on the ground floor set within panelled walls and an arched timber structure.
Choices are available at all meal times. The day usually begins with an early morning cup of tea followed by breakfast, mid-morning tea/coffee and biscuits, 2 course lunch, mid-afternoon tea/coffee and biscuits, 2 course evening meal with cakes and night time drinks and supper snacks. All meals, snacks, supplements and drinks are provided within the fees for service. Special diets are catered for and advice of the dietician is sought where necessary. Limited quantities of alcohol is offered at special occasions. Whilst every effort is made to provide for individual resident’s preferences the Home does not provide an ‘a la carte menu’.
Our Home is able to provide a variety of ways that residents can engage in the enjoyment of social activities, hobbies and leisure interests. Residents are consulted individually in relation to their interests and wishes regarding social activities as part of the Service User Planning process and at regular residents meetings.
Some of activities available are: Visits by singers and musicians at regular intervals, including local church and primary school – Reminiscence therapy – In-house entertainment including musical soirees – Wide selection of reading materials, including large print books and audio cassettes – Resident pet whippet – Small gardening plot provided upon request – Games including jig saws, cards, dominoes etc. and indoor bowls.
Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 5LP