Beech Lodge and Oak Lodge, which have been equipped with technology to aid care, provide a safe, comfortable and above all homely environment.
Our aim is to provide a care home that offers support and stimulation to help people maximise their potential physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity within an individual person-centred care plan. The people we support have the right to live as normal a life as possible and to have the respect of those who support them.
The friendly and homely atmosphere we have created at both Beech Lodge and Oak Lodge ensures that the people we support are able to continue their lifestyle with personal privacy and dignity.
Beech Lodge comprises of two wings of ten bedrooms and Oak Lodge comprises of ten bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities. The lodges provide specialist nursing care for people with learning and/or physical disabilities aged 18 to 65.
- Experienced staff team
- Call system in all rooms
- Full Central Heating
- Home cooked food using fresh local produce
- Meals prepared by chef
- Special diets catered for
- Own transport
- Track hoists
- Specialist bath
- Spa pool
- Weekly GP visits
- Multi-sensory room
- Social and recreational activities programme
Nursing care is of prime importance and is provided 24 hours a day by qualified staff, under the personal supervision of the Registered Manager. Local GPs visit the home regularly and are on call at all times.
SHC has access to a range of trusted external therapists and expert advice is available on all aspects of care, recreational pursuits or environment. Complementary therapies such as aromatherapy, music and reflexology are available.
Beech Lodge and Oak Lodge have the benefit of an Activities Co-ordinator, who devises and carries out personalised activity plans, alongside the individual's own key worker.
The many activities include music, arts and crafts, cooking, hydrotherapy, swimming, gardening, art therapy, reflexology and aromatherapy.
We have the use of our own specially adapted vehicles for outings.
Participation in leisure activities and outreach facilities are available to all.
In the summer there is a BBQ for families and friends to attend. Summer trips to the seaside, farms, cinema and pamper sessions are arranged. At Christmas the people we support are also able to go to the theatre to see pantomimes.
Every effort is made to enable people to keep in touch with relatives and friends. Advocacy and volunteer befriending schemes are encouraged.
Our experienced chef prepares interesting and homely meals, with attention to individual requirements and special diets.
All staff undertake an induction programme of instruction when they join SHC. Thereafter, a system of supervision and support enables them to gain experience and increase their skills. Extensive in-house training is provided by the SHC Training Academy, and QCF courses are undertaken in conjunction with local colleges.