Life at Framland

Rooted in the Christian faith, life at Framland supports our residents to live fulfilled lives in their later years. We provide excellent, personalised care which supports our residents to flourish in older age. 

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 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.

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Around Framland

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, nine 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 are three other small sitting rooms. There is an assisted bathroom and one walk-in shower room. 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. 


Framland has 21 single bedrooms, nine with en-suite facilities and one walk-in shower room and one assisted bathroom.

Other facilities

  • Large garden
  • Hairdressing room
  • Suitable for couples
  • Wheelchair access
  • 1 large lounge and 3 small sitting rooms


Manager - Beth Kneale

Beth is a committed Christian who has been in the caring profession for over 30 years, and had a long association with Framland before becoming manager.    

One of six children, Beth was born in Devon, famous for its countryside and beaches. Beth moved to the Wantage area in the early 1980s and can see, in hindsight, how the Lord led her to "Framland". Beth is married to Graham and has 3 children of her own, and grandchild too.  When she's not rushed off her feet running the care home, she likes to play the piano and guitar and sings in her local church choir

Administrator (Part time) - Rosie Hayden

Rosie has had a long involvement with Pilgrim Homes, starting with fundraising for this local home in her 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 her 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 at Framland, just as she was ready to venture back into employment. Rosie considers it a great privilege working at Framland, helping to provide a lovely Christian environment for those who have made Framland their home.

Administrator - Miriam Fisher

Miriam became a committed Christian as a teenager and has subsequently served her local church, including working as an administrator for a church in Cardiff.

Since moving into the area she has supported the work of Framland and attended their special events, including playing the cello for their Christmas services and at the annual garden party. She feels that God led her to the role at Framland at just the right time, and looks forward to helping to provide a caring and compassionate home for the elderly Christians here.


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.