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:
The support and care the home provides includes:
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.
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