Welcome to Royley House
Royley House is a modern, purpose-built residential care home in Royton, Oldham. The home provides accommodation, care and support for 41 people in a friendly, welcoming environment intentionally designed to ensure you feel safe and completely at home.
The home is close to local amenities and transport links and sits on the edge of the beautiful South Pennines. Nearby are shops, parks, places of worship and the hospital. The home is well equipped to support your full range of care needs, including mobility support, bathing assistance or needs associated with dementia.
Accommodation is provided over two floors, with each floor having its own lounge and dining areas, with lift access to each floor. Every bedroom is decorated and furnished to a high standard to create a cosy, homely environment. We encourage each person to decorate their room with their own photographs, books, and other keepsakes as we know adding these personal items plays a crucial part in making Royley House feel completely like home.
We believe having things to look forward to and a sense of purpose is very important, so we help people get the most from each day in whatever way is most appropriate for them. With this in mind, we have a regular schedule of activities on offer at Royley House, designed to keep the people we support entertained and engaged.
Life at Royley House
At Royley House, we provide you with all the support you need to live a dignified and fulfilling life and to continue to participate in the activities you’ve always enjoyed. We do this by finding out what was, and is, important to you and designing a care and support plan specific to your individual needs, interests and preferences.
Our dedicated Activity Coordinator carries out both group and one-to-one activities that are designed for all interests, abilities and mobility styles. Activities include crafts, baking, gardening, massage and beauty treatments, gentle exercise classes, reading/sewing groups and trips into the local community. We also host themed events, movie nights and encourage residents to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries together.
We also respect the privacy of residents who enjoy their own company – our home can cater to your loved one’s habits and social needs and we know how important quiet time can be too. With this in mind, we never pressure anyone to get involved before they’re ready to and take the lead of your loved one at every stage.
We are very lucky at Royley House to welcome so many visitors and have an ‘open door’ policy so family and friends can pop by whenever they like. Members of the community like to join us for a coffee and chat too, including the local vicar and a very friendly team of community police officers. Our lovely home really is a hub of the local community.
Food and nutrition
We pride ourselves on providing fresh, seasonal, home-cooked food that is prepared daily in our kitchen. Our experienced chefs offer a balanced, varied, and interesting choice of meals with a focus on health and nutrition.
Our kitchen caters for all dietary and eating requirements, including vegetarian, gluten-free, and soft or blended meals. We also ensure a tasty alternative to the main menu is always available.
Although our bright, communal dining rooms are the most popular space for mealtimes, we encourage those in our care to eat wherever they feel most comfortable. That may be the dining room, their private room, or another area of the home.
Snacks and drinks are also available between meals, with nutritious, freshly made smoothies, soups, sandwiches, and homemade sweet treats all available.
We know that those living with dementia or age-related difficulties can experience eating difficulties, so our experts are on hand to prepare meals outside of our set mealtimes. A large-format menu can be provided upon request, and adapted cutlery and crockery is also available if needed.
My role as Home Manager at Royley House is to support the staff and the people in our care and to help create a safe and comfortable environment they can live and work in. I enjoy speaking with the people in our care and getting to know them as well as their families.
I have always worked in administration and joined Royley House as an Office Manager in 2016. Having never worked in a care setting before I find my role quite challenging but extremely rewarding. I chose to work in a social care environment to develop my understanding not only in admin but also the diverse needs of people. My favourite part of my job is meeting and communicating with a wide range of people, from staff to residents to healthcare professionals.
My role as Head Chef at Royley House is to provide all our residents with fresh, seasonal, home-cooked food that is prepared daily in our kitchen. My team and I prepare and cook a balanced, varied, and interesting choice of meals with a focus on health and nutrition every day.