Headington and older people

Headington has a high proportion of elderly people. The 2001 census showed that in the central Headington ward (despite the large number of students), 11.5% of the population was aged between 60 and 74, and 11.8% was aged 75 and over.

Products for the elderly and disabled in Headington
  • Rowlands Pharmacy
    57 Osler Road (inside entrance to JR): 01865  762979
    Sells a range of smaller items such as commodes and grab-rails: usually no need to order
  • The British Red Cross for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire offers support and can also provide mobility aids. They do not charge, but are pleased to receive a donation. While the Westgate Centre is closed, if you cannot get to Abingdon to collect your wheelchair etc, you can prebook it by phone and get it from the Red Cross van in Wickes car park on the Botley Road on Wednesdays between 2.30 and 3.30pm (information correct as at September 2015: double-check with Red Cross)

Daycare Centres

Residential and nursing homes in Headington
  • Albany Nursing Home (run by BrighterKind)
    7 London Road, 01865 744444
  • St Andrew’s Residential Care
    184 London Road, 01865 741752
  • Headington Care Home (run by Four Seasons Health Care)
    Roosevelt Drive, 01865 760075
    (for people with dementia, mental health problems, and learning difficulties)
  • St Luke’s Hospital Care Home
    4 Latimer Road, 01865 228800
  • Townsend House (run by the Orders of St John Care Trust)
    Bayswater Road, 01865 762232

Sheltered accommodation in the Headington area

NEW: Oxford City Council Bradlands housing scheme opened in Old Marston on 11 December 2015

Key to above abbreviations:

Anchor: Anchor Trust

First Port: First Port Property Management

Greensquare: GreenSquare Group Oxfordshire (incorporating Oxford Citizens’ Housing Association Ltd )

OCC: Oxford City Council

St Luke's: St Luke’s Housing Society Ltd

Oxford links

National links

© Stephanie Jenkins


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