Accommodation at Bancroft Gardens consists of 10 single and 3 twin bedded rooms. All rooms have an en-suite w.c. and vanity unit. Doors are suitable for wheelchair access. Each room has a television and access to telephone calls. Some residents prefer to have a private telephone line connected. In addition to the en-suite facilities, there are two bathrooms, one with an electrically operated hoist and bath seat for those who have difficulty getting in and out of a bath.
In addition to this, Bancroft Gardens has three pleasant lounges situated on two floors, with numerous comfortable armchairs. A resident who wishes to sit quietly to read, or chat to friends can do so without disturbance from the television which is in the third lounge. One of the lounges has a piano which is frequently used for musical entertainment. An attractive Dining Room is situated between one of the lounges and the kitchen.
Most rooms enjoy a pleasant view over the riverside gardens with its tourists and entertainment in the summer months or of the bustling Stratford streets with their delightful Christmas decorations and lights in winter. There is a small Roof Garden which can be very pretty in summer with its colorfully planted pots of flowers.
Although the informal atmosphere in the home helps to ensure that residents are never out of contact with the staff, there is also a call system to summon help in case of emergency. A lift between the three floors gives easy access to all parts of the home if the stairs are too difficult.
Periodically, a room will become available and we are happy to accept short-term respite stays. There is always a demand for these to cover periods when relatives are away on holiday or simply as a change from the normal routine.