Welcome to Oak Manor

Oak Manor Nursing Home in the delightful village of Scarning, just outside Dereham, and within easy reach of Fakenham and Swaffham. We are proud to have been regional finalist winners in the Great British Care Awards 2023, for the Care Home Team Award.

Life at Oak Manor, is vibrant, busy and fun, and there is always something going on. Everything that happens in the home is resident-led and follows feedback from residents on how they wish to spend their time and what they enjoy doing. There is a vast variety of activities, where residents are fully involved. Oak Manor stands out as a specialist Dementia Care Home, known for its above and beyond care, kindness and compassionate approach. We have the most incredible team who always go above and beyond in all they do.

What does care from the heart mean to the team at Oak Manor?
“Our incredible residents are at the centre of all we do. They receive the highest level of personalised care, everything we do is resident led and they are at the heart of every day. It is knowing we are making a difference and seeing our residents happy. Our residents feel loved, respected and valued and are genuinely happy.”

Resident doing a crossword

New suites available…

We’re thrilled to share our newest refurbishment at our care home in Derham with refurbished bedrooms and en-suites, and communal spaces being transformed at the home. Showcasing tasteful colour palettes to the thoughtfully chosen furnishings which balance comfort, elegance and functionality. The day spaces project a sense of community and foster social engagement, while private living spaces provide a serene sanctuary for the people who live in our community.

Come and take a look at our fresh new look.

Respite Aria Care

Book a respite stay with us

Our welcoming community is designed to make you feel right at home, whether you’re looking for care for yourself or a loved one our respite stays offer 24 hour care and support for peace of mind.

Join us for our open day

Step into the heart of our home, explore our facilities, meet our residents and dedicated team, and learn more about the exceptional care we provide.

Daily life at Oak Manor Nursing Home

At Aria Care, we take a genuine interest in you and the way you like spending your time. This means we can tailor your time with us and make sure it’s every bit as enjoyable as life has always been. With round-the-clock care and support, dining experiences and stimulating activities, you’ll soon be calling us “home”.

Keeping Things Personal

The welcoming surroundings at Oak Manor Nursing Home are matched by the high standard of individual care our colleagues provide to our residents. When you arrive and throughout your stay you’re greeted with warmth, passion, and care and our community is vibrant, happy, and homely.

We love learning as much as we can about who we care for, so your loved one’s time is tailored to their individual need and interests. This can be as small as knowing when they like to wake up, how they like their tea, and everything about their daily routine. Our team take the time to get to know all our residents and encourage independence and communication.

We are dedicated to providing a smooth transition into a home where care is from the heart and interaction with residents is paramount. Our residents show us the way. They tell us what they need, and we do our very best to deliver. Every element of our care is considered with their needs in mind. Surrounding everyone with familiarity, security and care, we make their experience with us as fulfilling as possible.

Nurse caring for resident


News & Events from Oak Manor Nursing Home

Oak Manor joined by Deputy Mayor to celebrate relaunch
Oak Manor Nursing Home in Dereham, has been celebrating the completion of its extensive refurbishment and revival project. The event brought residents, colleagues, and members of the local community…
Local Community Events
Oak Manor Local Community Events
At Oak Manor Care Home we understand the importance of supporting residents to maintain links with their local communities. That’s why we play an active part in our community. We hold events…
Oak Manor share what makes them happy
Yesterday marked the International Day of Happiness and the residents and team of Oak Manor have been sharing with us what makes them happy! Established by the United Nations in 2013, this yearly…

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Additional Information

Parking is available for residents and visitors.

The nearest railway station is Mid Norfolk Railway Dereham Station. The nearest bus stop is Church, less than a five-minute walk away.

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Meet the Manager

“When residents choose to make Oak Manor their home ‘everyday’ will remain just as they like it, with careful note taken of their preferences, from waking times to food choices, hobbies and interests.”

My name is Laura Older, and I am the Home Manager here at Oak Manor. I have always wanted to work in care, it is my passion and I feel extremely fortunate to be here at Oak Manor.

Oak Manor Home Manager Laura OlderI began my career in care by volunteering at a nursing home and was offered a job to work around my studies in the kitchen and as a domestic. I loved every second of care home life and started as a full time carer at 18. As I became a senior carer, I decided I would fulfil my dream of becoming a nurse, studying adult nursing and gained a first-class degree with my final placement on a medical ward for elderly patients. Since then, I have worked as an RGN, Senior Nurse, Clinical Lead and Clinical Deputy Manager and Home Manager in care homes. I have since also completed my NVQ level 5 in Leadership and Management. As a qualified nurse I drive the highest standards of person centred care. Although I love being a nurse I also love being a manager, with the ability to influence positive change which I get great satisfaction from.

Getting to know the people we care for, seeing them happy and improving their lives holistically is one of my greatest motivations. Our residents must always be centre of all we do. The whole team at Oak Manor really and truly care for our residents and have 100% commitment to provide the highest levels of care. Spending time with both our residents and my team, as one big family, makes every day special. We are here for you and your loved ones every step of the way to help and will do all we can to put our residents and their families at ease. The most important thing is that they are happy.

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Looking for more information, interested in organising a viewing or ready to make an enquiry?

Get in touch and a dedicated specialist will aim to get back to you the same day or as soon as possible after.

Call the care home on 0808 223 5528
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Care Home is open to visitors 24 hours a day.

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Types of care
  • Residential care
  • Nursing Care
  • Dementia Care