About us

Bancroft Gardens is a small, family-run home located in the middle of Stratford-Upon-Avon. 

Many people enter a residential home as a result of a crisis resulting in an inability to cope on their own. At Bancroft Gardens we do our best to make this transition as smooth as possible. 

Our aims at Bancroft Gardens are:

- Encourage residents to become involved in all decisions affecting them unless there are clear reasons why this is not appropriate. 


- Make all care decisions on the assumption that residents are capable of determining their own level of independence (eg. holding pension book, medicines, room key, and deciding what to do and when), unless there is clear evidence that this is not so. 

- Provide opportunities for residents, in consultation with their representatives and the Manager, to review their situation at frequent intervals. 

- To encourage residents to bring personal possessions, within reason, to create a more homely and familiar atmosphere within their rooms.

- To preserve continuity wherever possible by assigning key workers to individual residents, and preserving links with previous acquaintances.


- To avoid having rules other than those necessary to maintain stability and to avoid institutional practices imposed for administrative convenience.


- To enable residents to enjoy privacy for themselves and their guests.


- To treat residents with dignity by using an appropriate form of address, and by the attitude of staff regarding sensitive issues such as incontinence, bathing, dressing etc.


- To respect ethnic, religious, and cultural requirements of residents.


- To maintain confidentiality regarding residents' affairs.