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Austen House is a nursing and residential home based in Reading, Berkshire.

The team includes dedicated carers and nurses who provide top quality 24-hour to residents.

Austen House Care Home has 4 community areas. 3 of the areas are for individuals living with dementia. The 4th cares of those with a range of different nursing needs.

Investment in 2016 has been made to create fresh and elegant communal rooms and bedrooms. Accommodation is en-suite and includes facilities such as TVs, full nurse call systems and phone points if required.

Austen House is pet friendly and has landscaped gardens. It also has a bar/cafe and beauty room.

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  • SafeGood
  • Well-ledRequires improvement
  • CaringGood
  • ResponsiveGood
  • EffectiveGood
Last CQC report update November 14, 2019 • Listing updated April 20, 2021

Registered Manager: Geoffrey Honour


Number of beds: 79

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Ensuite Bedrooms?:YES
Residents may bring: Own furniture
Own decoration
Rooms have: Phone point
TV point
Internet Access
Lifts *: Full lift
Wheelchair access *: To all floors
Outdoors *: Secure garden
Seating area
Weekly cost: Accept local authority rates
Accept Continuing Care funding
Pets: Pets accepted
Meals: Meals are Flexible
Meals can be taken in own room
There is a choice of menu
Residents assist in planning meals
Meals are prepared in the home
Snacks are available at any time
Vegetarians are catered for
Special diets are accommodated for
Family and friends: Visitors welcome at any time
Available activities: Entertainment in the home
Regular activities programme
Location type *:Rural
Near Public Transport:YES
Registration & Specialisms
Care for people who need: Minimal help
Moderate help
A high level of help
Services / Care offered: Acquired Brain Injury
Adult care (over 18 years)
Elderly care
Huntingdon’s Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Physical disability
Stroke Care

COVID-19 update

Barchester Healthcare are continuing to welcome new residents into their homes and hospitals to ensure that those that need care and support can still access services.

Please click here to see the latest information from Barchester Healthcare regarding COVID-19.