Opened in 2008, this specialist care home with nursing and residential facilities for 30 young people in three ten-bedded homes has been equipped with technology to aid care and provides a safe, comfortable and homely environment for the people we support.
Our aim is to provide a home that offers a safe and comfortable environment with support and stimulation to help people maximise their physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity with a person-centre 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.
Person-Centred Planning is at the forefront of our philosophy with the individual's needs and wishes at the centre of our service.
The friendly and homely atmosphere we have created at Beechcroft Care Centre ensures that people are able to continue their lifestyle with personal privacy and dignity. The peace and tranquillity of our lovely home and gardens are enjoyed by the people we support, and they can be confident of a high standard of care.
Beechcroft Care Centre is home for up to 30 young adults in an elegant late Victorian villa. Each single room has en-suite facilities and there is track hoisting throughout the building.
Activity areas are available to all, along with sensory and physiotherapy rooms. Hydrotherapy services are available in the swimming pool and spa with multi-purpose rooms for structured activities.
- 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 baths
- Spa Pool
- Weekly GP visits
- 24-hour nurse support
- Multi sensory room
- Social and recreational activities programme
- Swimming pool
- Opportunities for college/outreach programmes
- Community participation
Care and Nursing
The home is registered to provide nursing and residential care. Specialist nursing care is available 24 hours a day throughout the home, supported by a team of dedicated carers. The focus of the care and support is based on our person-centred philosophy.
SHC has access to a range of trusted external therapists. Physiotherapy, speech & language therapy, occupational therapy and reflexology are available on request. Experts are available to advise on any aspect of an individual's care, recreational pursuits or environment. Beechcroft Care Centre also offers a variety of complementary therapies.
Beechcroft Care Centre has the benefit of an Activities Co-ordinator who devises and carries out personalised activity plans, alongside the individual's key worker.
The many activities include alternative and complementary therapies, dance and movement, music, arts and crafts, cooking, hydrotherapy, swimming and riding for the disabled. The people we support benefit from the use of their own specially adapted vehicles for outings and sporting activities.
Participation in further education and leisure activities at local colleges and outreach facilities are available to all.
Every effort is made to enable people to keep in touch with relatives and friends. Advocacy and volunteer befriending schemes are encouraged.
All staff undertake an induction programme of instruction when joining SHC. In addition, a system of supervision and support for care staff 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 the local colleges.