About

COVID update – 100% of residents & staff have been vaccinated and now some have had the second dose!

 

 

Westdale care home is run by Westdale Quaker Housing Association Ltd

 

Westdale is a care home like no other. Our aim is to enable a full and active life to enjoy retirement. The caring staff help remove the stress of looking after a home and can offer assistance when it’s needed.

The home and service is built on the values of the Quaker Society of Friends (see the Quakers page) and is registered as a mutual society under the FCA.

The aims and objectives of the home are:

  • To provide a caring environment for elderly men and women, who for health or social reasons, no longer wish to live alone but do not need nursing care.
  • To keep the costs to residents as low as compatible with good standards and efficient management.
  • To maintain high standards of care following current recommendations and requirements.
  • To promote independence, choice, and diversity within the confines of personal abilities.

The support and care the home provides includes:

  • Support to manage good physical health.
    • Medication management
    • Supporting health needs & working in partnership with health care professionals
    • Exercise and good nutrition
  • Support with personal care
  • Emotional support, good mental health & wellbeing
  • Social inclusion, group activities, hobbies & interests
  • Accessing community & enabling
  • Supporting faith and religion
  • Full autonomy & independence

 Management and Staff

Committee members meet care staff to support

The management committee meets regularly to decide on all matters of finance and policy, such as charges to residents, remuneration of staff, property maintenance and development and social facilities.

The care manager, Jane Thacker, is responsible for the day-to-day running of the home along with Stuart Best, Director, who is registered with the Care Quality Commission. Together with the care team Jane and Stuart work with the management committee on all matters relating to the home and residents.

Members of the committee visit the home on a regular basis (when appropriate under covid-19 restrictions).

Residents are welcome to make suggestions about matters relating to the home and regular residents meetings are held.

The staff are a dedicated team, many of whom have achieved long service awards at the home, giving stability and coherence for the residents.

Staff training is very important and all of the care staff have at least an NVQ 2 and are either training towards, or have achieved, NVQ 3 , 4 or 5, with additional ongoing training in Basic Food Hygiene, Moving and Handling, Appointed Persons First Aid, Fire training, Infection control.

Specific training is carried out as the need arises, including dementia care, diabetes and medication management.

Admissions and referrals

Westdale Care Home is still admitting new residents and welcomes any interest in the service. Due to Covid-19, visiting the home is more restricted, however we can work case by case with each applicant and arrange virtual tours, phone calls, Zoom meetings and any other way to assist. It may be necessary for new residents to self isolate when first moving in to the home, however the fantastic care staff will ensure this process is as pleasant as possible and give people everything needed to be healthy and happy.

Please get in touch and ask for Jane or Stuart

0115 923 3128

Find out more about the Quakers on the Quakers in Britain website 

Virtual tour

https://poly.google.com/view/6gf7zWcQJwG