Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance
Following the Government announcement on 16 March, we have taken the following measures to protect the health and wellbeing of our residents and staff:
1. All of our care homes are closed to all visitors including family members, friends, and volunteers.
2. All restaurants and cafes are closed to members of the public, including the coffee shop and restaurant at Hartrigg Oaks.
3. The swimming pool and gym facilities are closed to all residents until further notice.
For further information and updates as they occur please check our latest guidance.
About the community
Hartrigg Oaks is a community of around 250 people. It consists of 152 one and two bedroom bungalows, together with a 43-bed care home providing residential and nursing care. We are based on the continuing care retirement community model.
Hartrigg Oaks aims to provide a socially stimulating environment. It's a place where people can maintain their independence and choice throughout later life.
The continuing care aspect of Hartrigg Oaks is what makes us unique and gives the residents of Hartrigg Oaks peace of mind.
In a nutshell, the continuing care model is achieved through our unique pooled financial options. The residence fee, paid to purchase your bungalow, also covers your accommodation in The Oaks, our onsite care facility, if you should need it on a short term or permanent basis. The community fee, if you choose the standard or reduced option, covers the use of the facilities, maintenance of the bungalows and your care when required. This means should your care needs increase, the amount you pay will not.
There is the option to not opt for the continuing care feature, though it is very popular with around 87% of our residents taking advantage of the continuing care model we provide. Please see our brochure for more details of the financial options, including examples of the fees.
Where is it?
Hartrigg Oaks is located on the edge of the Edwardian garden village of New Earswick, on the outskirts of York. It is ideally positioned to enjoy village life and is within easy reach of York’s historic city centre.
Hartrigg Oaks has 152 spacious bungalows generously spread over a 21-acre site.
There are four property types, all of which have a private garden and an allocated car parking space.
Accommodation is built to a national standard called Lifetime Homes. This means that it is wheelchair accessible throughout. It can easily be fitted with aids and adaptations.
Hartrigg Oaks has extensive communal facilities, including:
- coffee shop and restaurant
- IT facilities
- arts and crafts room
- gym with spa pool
- DIY workshop
- hair salon
- small shop
- guest rooms
- people carrier (minibus) for social outings.
Wi-Fi access is available in communal areas. Activities and events take place on a regular basis.
Care and support in your bungalow
Care and support is available as part of a personal care plan, or as required. This is provided in residents' own home by a dedicated community care and support team. Services include:
- home help
- personal care
- residential and nursing care, on either a respite or long-term basis, within the on-site care home (called The Oaks)
- emotional support
- advice on diet and exercise.
Personal care and residential and nursing care in The Oaks are services that are registered with the Care Quality Commission. As such they are subject to regulatory inspections. For details of the most recent inspection reports, see The Oaks community page.
Our services are relationship centred. This means they focus on the importance of positive relationships between older people, relatives and staff. We take time to find out what is important to each individual. This helps us to provide them with services that best meet their needs.
Address: Hartrigg Oaks, Haxby Road, New Earswick, York YO32 4DY.
Telephone 01904 750700.
Hartrigg Oaks: The First Ten Years
If you are interested in the history of Hartrigg Oaks you might enjoy reading our book, published in 2009. It tells the story of Hartrigg Oaks’ first decade. It covers planning and development, life at Hartrigg Oaks, and the impact the scheme has had.
Hartrigg Oaks at 20
To celebrate the first 20 years of Hartrigg Oaks, our residents published another book in 2019. This contains stories from our residents of what it’s like to live at Hartrigg Oaks. The Hartrigg Oaks 20 years book is available from Hartrigg Oaks reception.