Eligibility Criteria

  • Residential Care
  • Dementia Care
  • Learning Disabilities (Older people)
  • Respite Care


Residents will be over 65 years of age for residential care and respite care.

Residents will be in active agreement with our Protestant Christian ethos and have a personal testimony consistent with our basis of faith.

Life at "Framland"

Fulfilled Living

In every one of our homes and schemes we express God’s love through compassion and care that helps people live life to the full - fulfilled living.

Framland has an active social life in which residents can take part, or follow their own pursuits. We appreciate that each resident has their own individual interests, hobbies and pastimes, and we endeavour to support our residents to maintain this important part of their lives. Our residents are encouraged to lead the lifestyle that they choose, doing as much or as little as they want - residents can simply choose to put their feet up with a daily paper (by arrangement) or a good book from the County Library which visits every month, or from the home’s own collection.

Our weekly programme includes activities such as quizzes, board games, baking, gentle gardening, music and movement exercises, Wii Fit, and craft groups. The home also benefits from visits by local Christian choirs from time to time. Trips out to coffee shops, garden centres, picnics and drives in the countryside are arranged for our residents from time to time. A hairdresser visits once a week. A team of ‘Friends’ of the Home support and befriend the residents by coming to see them on a weekly basis.

Our Christian background is at the heart of both our values and our actions. At Framland we try to create a community where Christian worship, prayer and support are a core part of daily life. We have daily devotions, Sunday and mid-week services, and a monthly communion service. We encourage local churches to arrange transport for residents who are able to attend.

Around the Home

The birth place of King Alfred the Great, boasting a 13th century Parish church and home to the first steam tram in Britain, Wantage is full of history. Built around a delightful market square, Wantage still enjoys regular market days - farmer’s markets, French markets and an annual fair, as well as hosting a range of independent shops, cafes and tea rooms. The university town of Oxford is about 15 miles away.

Framland is registered for 21 residential care places, all of which have en-suite facilities. We are also registered for learning disabilities and dementia care.

The spacious lounge/dining room is on the ground floor, and there is another quiet lounge in the ground floor extension. There is an assisted bathroom and two walk-in shower rooms. There is a spacious lounge/dining room on the ground floor along with a further large lounge room, opening out onto the garden, which is accessible by wheelchair. The garden has a woodland path, which has been designed for texture, smell and visual stimulation. A passenger lift is available to provide access to the first floor.

We enjoy showing visitors around the home, but request that if this is the purpose of your visit you call us first to arrange a suitable time. This allows us to allocate a member of staff to answer your questions. Relatives and friends are welcome to visit at any time during the day, and there is the opportunity to purchase a meal in the home if they wish to do so, by prior arrangement. 


21 en-suite single bedrooms 

Other Facilities

  • Assisted Bathrooms & Showers
  • Large Garden
  • Hairdressing Room
  • Suitable for couples
  • Wheelchair Access
  • En-suite Facilities
  • 2 Large Lounges

Online Tour

Take a brief tour of Framland by clicking on the video below.


MANAGER - Beth Kneale

Beth is a committed Christian who has been in the caring profession for over 20 years, and has been working at Framland for nine years now, and is in her second year as manager.  She leads a dedicated and professional team to deliver a high standard of care and support to residents at Framland.  

Beth was born in Devon, famous for its countryside and beaches, and can see, in hindsight, how the Lord led her to Framland, in Wantage



Rosie has had a long involvement with Pilgrim Homes starting with fundraising for this local home in my teens and later as treasurer on the auxiliary.

She worked for 15 years in a bank followed by a number of different self-employed jobs as my children were growing up, including child-minding and book-keeping. All of this time she has been active in local Christian churches and many times through the events of life she has felt God’s love and grace.

She was very blessed and grateful to God to see an administration job become available here just as she was ready to venture back into employment. It is a great privilege working at Framland helping provide a lovely Christian environment for those who have their home with us here

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Administrator - Ruth Pocock

Ruth is a committed Christian and has been working at Framland since May 2001, having been made redundant from Barclays Bank where she had worked for 32 years. The Administrator’s post at Framland became vacant about that time, and Ruth was offered the job, and felt that this was the Lord’s provision for her, just when needed.

Ruth believes that God is in control of every event in her life, and is thankful that He has given her the opportunity to serve Him at Framland. She feels it a privilege to be able to work with His elderly people, and strives to show them during their latter years the same loving care and compassion which the Lord showed to those around him during His ministry here below


Address & Location

'Framland', Naldertown, Wantage  OX12 9DL

Tel:       0300 303 1470

How to find us:

By Car

Wantage is about a 15 minute drive from the A34.  For sat-nav, please use OX12 9EB

By Train/Bus

Framland is about a 25 minute taxi ride from Didcot station and a 5 minute taxi ride from the bus stop.

Governance Information

In order to reduce the charities' governance and administration costs, on 21st December 2016 we re-registered our care homes with CQC under the name of Pilgrims' Friend Society.  Previously this home was registered under the name of Pilgrim Homes. None of our staff, management or ways of working in the home changed as a result.

The results of the most recent inspection by CQC under the old registration of Pilgrim Homes can be seen by clicking on the CQC link and looking at the “old profile”