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Dementia Care

We provide specialist dementia care in our care facility. We understand the specific challenges faced by people living with dementia - our teams are able to provide professional and compassionate support for both our residents and their loved ones.

Palliative Care

We work closely with the GP's and District Nurses to ensure that anyone approaching end of life is not moved to another facility or hospital unless it is absolutely necessary. The management team have a long history of providing the highest standards of palliative care to residents and supporting their relatives/loved ones through this most difficult time. We can arrange overnight facilities for relatives.

Respite Care

We understand how difficult it can be for families or friends providing ongoing care. For this reason it's important to occasionally find time for yourself. Our respite care services provide a crucial break for carers, either for a few hours, or for overnight stays over a few days or weeks. Respite care offers family carers the chance to do daily chores, go on holiday or simply have some well-earned time off. We also provide convalescent care, to help people who need to recuperate after a hospital stay and to support them to be well enough to go back home.

Family Events

Families are welcome to attend any events we orgaise within the community or day trips. We will let you know in advance of planned events and will be glad to see you attend. Our events will be varied, whether it's an afternoon of visiting animals to a full on broadway style show on a Saturday night. We will ensure that regular events are discussed and agreed with residents each time.

How We Can Help

We understand how stressful it can be arranging for someone to move out of their home and into a shared community, we view everyone in our community as family, this includes relatives and loved ones of our residents, we want them to be as much a part of the community as the relatives are. You can come and see us or contact us about anything and we will do our best to put your mind at ease.

We have a relaxed view of visiting and invite relatives to come as often or as little as they wish. For anyone further away than local we can offer the chance to have regular phone calls or skype/facetime sessions.

Please note we do not offer Day Care or Nursing Day Care.

How Our Fees Work

When you or a loved one move into a care home it is essential that you understand the costs involved and affordability of the home you have chosen, as well as making yourself aware of exactly what the Local Authority (LA) can provide. Seeking specialist advice is important, but we have tried to answer some of the most commonly asked questions below.

Who qualifies for local authority financial assistance?

If you have been assessed as needing a care home place and your capital is below £23,250, you should be entitled to some level of financial support from your local authority.

If you have capital below £14,250 you will be entitled to the maximum level of support, although you will still contribute your income less £23.90 per week (retained for personal expenses).

If you have capital between £14,250 and £23,250 you will also pay a capital tariff of £1 per week for each £250, or part thereof, between these two figures.

If your assets – which may include your property – are calculated to be above £23,250 you will, in most cases, be expected to pay privately for your own care.

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If the State is paying do I have a choice of care home?

You will have a choice of care home if the Local Authority is paying for your care, and you can even choose a home in a different county.

The home you choose must be suitable for your assessed needs, comply with any terms and conditions set by the Local Authority, and must not cost any more than the Local Authority would usually pay for someone with your needs.

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What if the home costs more than the local authority is prepared to pay for?

The Local Authority will allow the fees to be topped-up by a third party, so long as they are able to do so over the long term. You are not allowed to top-up the fees yourself from your capital below £23,250.

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Funding the cost of care guide

For more information regarding the funding of residential care placements, view our “Funding the cost of care” guide.

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