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54 places for residential and dementia care

About Sandygate

Sandygate is a purpose-built care home, offering dementia care for 21 residents and residential care for 33 residents. We provide a warm and homely environment and treat all our residents as individuals who have the right to be given choice.

Our aim is to provide outstanding care to all our residents and nurture each person’s body, mind and spirit in order to promote a fulfilled life.

Rated 9.6/10 ( reviews, May 2019)

100% of residents satisfied with the overall standard of the home (Latest Your Care Rating, 2018/19)

What makes Sandygate special?

  • Our staff are caring, professional and are fully trained in dementia care
  • Vibrant and engaging daily activity program, including day trips, entertainers and seasonally themed events
  • Attractive secure gardens - to simply enjoy, or get hands-on maintaining our flower beds and shrubs!
  • We have open visiting, children and pets are welcome and often get spoilt by the other residents and staff. Family and friends can also come and enjoy a meal with their loved ones.

I have lived at this care home for 10 years in December. It was the best thing I ever did.‘ Independent review on

Where are we?

Sandygate is situated in the quiet South Yorkshire town of Wath upon Dearne, close to Rotherham, Sheffield, Barnsley & Doncaster, with excellent public transport links.

We are a short walk from the town centre, with numerous amenities including a library, church, weekly market, local shops, tearooms and public house.

Activities, trips and events

Our Activity Coordinator works hard to keep our residents active and entertained with a fun-packed weekly activities calendar including:

  • Singing and outside entertainment coming into the home
  • Quizzes, games, gardening, walks and afternoon tea
  • Animal visits
  • Exercise classes
  • Art sessions, bingo, baking/cookery, bible studies and knitting
  • Church services twice a week.

At Sandygate, we try to arrange trips for our residents, from meals out at the local pub, to shopping trips and days at the seaside.

And we love any excuse to put on a themed event. Every year we arrange summer and Christmas fayres, which are very popular with our resident’s and families as well as the local community who will often come and join in the fun.

Music therapy at Sandygate

Sandygate is committed to providing alternative therapies such as music therapy to help alleviate isolation and the symptoms for those living with dementia. Our trained therapist, Matt Le Mare, is funded by charitable donations.

Matt spends a day each week at the home and interacts directly with residents through live music therapy sessions. This includes singing, playing simple percussion instruments or responding to musical cues in a one-to-one or group setting. 

Chaplaincy and pastoral support

Sandygate is proud to be supported by two dedicated Chaplains, Gail and Neil, who offer pastoral support to all, whatever their beliefs.

Gail & Neil are in the home three days a week, providing a listening presence, companionship and one-to-one pastoral support for all residents, their friends, relatives and staff members - irrespective of their beliefs and organise worship for those who wish to participate.

Seize the day – unique and memorable opportunities

Funded through charitable support, every MHA care home also prides itself in being able to offer unique and memorable opportunities and activities for residents to quite literally help them 'seize the day'.

Visit us for an afternoon

If you’d like to experience living at Sandygate, we’d love to invite you for lunch and to spend an afternoon with us. It’s the best way to really get a feel for our friendly home and decide if we’re right for you.

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CQC overall rating for Sandygate Residential Care Home


28th Sep 2018

Privacy and independence, friendship and support - 24 hours a day

Sandygate offers care and comfort, compassion and friendship. At the heart of all we offer is our assurance that you will be treated with the respect and dignity that we all deserve, and if you need anything at all, we’re here to help, 24 hours a day.

Whether in the privacy of your own room or relaxing in the company of your friends and neighbours, we will support you to spend your time doing the things you enjoy. Let us know if it’s music, a favourite newspaper, exercise or a spot of pampering at the salon. Landscaped gardens invite you to appreciate the fresh air, or tend the plants if you wish. There’s a wide range of social events, so you never need to feel bored or lonely.

Meal times are a special part of the day for you to savour tasty food, freshly cooked by our chef to suit you and any dietary needs. And, of course refreshments are available throughout the day for you and your visitors, who are welcome at any time.

Sandygate has the latest safety and security design features so you can live life to the full with peace of mind.

Your room

All rooms at Sandygate are single rooms with en-suite facilities. Our rooms are modern and stylish, with bright contemporary decoration and furniture. All rooms have a phone point and TV terrestrial aerial connection available. Free Wifi is available throughout the home.

Residential care

Our residential care is all about providing a special kind of home from home. It’s our way of making sure your loved one continues to live life to its fullest and remains as independent as possible. It means they can get out and about when they want to, catch up with friends or pop to the shops, but with the added security and peace of mind that comes from knowing 24-hour support is available if they need it.

Our team are on hand to offer just the right amount of care, giving those who need it support with activities such as bathing, dressing and mealtimes. Without having to worry about cooking meals, washing clothes or getting the hoover out, you’ll see your loved one truly enjoying life and exploring their full potential.

Residential dementia care

We’re proud to be recognised for our pioneering approach to dementia care, which is carefully built around each individual. Our dementia facilities here are second to none, and specially designed to provide a reassuringly familiar, engaging and warm environment for those living with us.

Residents enjoy music therapy and reminiscence activities, including dressing up areas, designed to stimulate social interaction and alleviate the feeling of isolation associated with dementia.

Food and drink

Meal times are a special part of the day for you to savour tasty food, freshly cooked by our chef, to suit you and any dietary needs. And, of course refreshments are available throughout the day for you and your visitors, who are welcome at any time.

The meals provided are of a very high quality’ Independent review

Our commitment to your well-being

Our highly-trained, dedicated members of staff will always be on hand to provide your care and support in the way that best suits you, in the comfort of your own room with en suite facilities.

We choose the people who work with us very carefully. They need to share our values and respect people, their life experience and personal choices.

We take pride in the cleanliness and maintenance of your home and provide a thorough and friendly cleaning service. Your personal washing will be carefully laundered and returned to you, clean and fresh.

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Indicative fees for self-funding residents at Sandygate Care Home, Rotherham

(1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021)

Residential care

Depending on the level of residential care required, gross weekly fees will range from:

£625.35 (Single en suite, low care needs) to a maximum of £697.86 (Single en suite, high care needs)

Residential dementia care

Depending on the level of residential dementia care required, gross weekly fees will range from:

£688.41 (Single en suite, low care needs) to a maximum of £739.90 (Single en suite, high care needs)

Sandygate Care Home
57 Sandygate
Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham
South Yorkshire, S63 7LU

Tel: 01709 877463

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