Hickathrift House is a purpose-built residential care home set in the village of Marshland St James, situated between Wisbech and Kings Lynn. It is approximately 30 minutes from Sandringham and 40 minutes from Hunstanton.

Our Memory Lane Community specializes in innovative dementia care to enable every resident to thrive in an environment designed to stimulate and enrich their lives whilst giving families peace of mind and security. Our person-centred team is experienced in responding to the challenges that dementia presents, at whichever stage of the journey.

Our elderly care focuses on the individual; our dedicated staff works closely with families and key professionals to develop a personalized package of care that is regularly reviewed to ensure that it adapts with the individuals changing needs to support and maintain individuality, dignity, privacy and independence.

Our dedication can be seen across the board in our home: cooking, hospitality, house-keeping, administration and in organising activities for our residents and visitors.

Our most recent CQC inspection has shown us to be fully compliant in all areas. A copy of our CQC report is available on request.

We think you'll find we're ideally suited to meet your needs now and in the future.

We would be delighted if you would pop in to our home at anytime for a cup of tea and a chat - you are assured of a friendly and warm reception from all who live and work here!

Life at Hickathrift House Care Home

Care, activities, facilities and food are all major focuses at our home. It is important that each of these services are tailored to the individual needs and preferences of residents, which is why we employ a wonderful team of professionals who can deliver support using a warm and person-centred approach.

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Jackalynne Shields

General Manager

Hello, I am Jackalynne and I am very proud to have been appointed the General Manager of Hickathrift house in September 2016.

Prior to joining Hickathrift House, I worked for the same company for 15 years, starting out working part time in an independent hospital. Over the years I have worked at various different sites, and in wide-ranging roles gaining experience working with diverse teams and customers. My drive has always been to ensure that the service I deliver is of a high quality and person centred. 

I strive to enhance and improve the lives of those we support by delivering personalised high quality service to our residents. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is meeting and getting to know each resident and their families. By spending time with residents and having an 'open door' policy, I hope that each of them and their relatives can feel like part of the Hickathrift family.

What makes Hickathrift so special is the dedicated staff, as they make the home what it is; warm, full of character and filled with happiness. 

I look forward to welcoming you into our home.

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Our care

At Hickathrift, House we provide person-centred care services for elderly people in need of support or for individuals living with dementia. Our Memory Lane community specializes in innovative dementia care to enable every resident to thrive in an environment designed to stimulate and enrich their lives whilst giving families peace of mind and security. Our person-centred team is experienced at responding to the challenges that dementia presents, at whichever stage of the journey. Our focus is the individual; our dedicated staff work closely with families and key professionals to develop a personalized package of care that is regularly reviewed to ensure that it adapts with the individual's changing needs, with the end goal being to support and maintain individuality, dignity, privacy and independence.

Types of care

Residential Care

Our residential care is ideal for frail older people that would benefit from additional care and support, but without the need for specialist nursing or dementia care.

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Dementia Care

Our highly skilled team of dementia experts work hard to ensure the highest quality of care, based on the latest research.

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Respite Care & Short Breaks

Whether you care for a relative or are in need of care yourself, taking a break from your usual routine can do the world of good.

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Facilities

  • En-suite rooms
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Night bite menu

On-site

  • Activity room
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • Laundry
  • Landscaped gardens

Accessibility

  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training

Accommodation

  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system
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What people say about us

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New care enquiries 01945 223 136

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

All other calls 01945 430 636

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217 Smeeth Road Marshland St James Wisbech PE14 8JB Get directions
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