Provider Name: The Leaders Of Worship And Preachers Homes
Care home beds: 20
Westerley, Westcliff is set near the town centre of Southend on Sea. The property was purchased by Mutual Aid Homes in 1947 and converted, from a hotel, into a Residential Care Home for elderly Methodist (or Wesleyan Reform) Local Preachers, their widows, widowers or dependants. All denominations are now welcomed into residence if they support the fundamental values of life in a Christian community. The Home was officially opened in 1949, and extended in 2001. Structural repairs and improvements to the property have been made over the years to ensure that the Home provides up to date facilities for the care of elderly persons.
The Home is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to provide accommodation for 20 residents (category OP). There are 19 rooms available for residents, five of which are suitable for shared occupation by married couples. Otherwise, residents are invariably accommodated in single rooms. Residents’ bedrooms are situated on the first and second floors and a mezzanine floor, which are all served by a passenger lift as well as on the ground floor. All rooms have en-suite facilities, many of them including showers. On the ground floor there is a large dining room and two lounges, one of which has television facilities and a small library which has normal and large print books. A mobile library visits the Home every 3 weeks with a good supply of books, many of which are available in large print. Each room is fitted with a call bell to enable residents to call a member of staff for assistance with personal needs. A ramp has been installed to the main entrance for ease of access for wheelchair users or those who have difficulty in negotiating steps, and all the rooms and facilities within the Home are accessible by ramps or lifts. Several rooms are equipped to recognize standards for disabled residents. The Home has pleasant views of the Thames Estuary from the front of the house and a small but attractive landscaped garden to the rear.
Family and friends are welcome from 7am to 9.30pm and there may be overnight facilities available for residents visitors whom either travel long distance or if a resident is ill. Please enquire to ensure the room is available. Details of near by guest houses or hotels can be obtained from the home.
Westcliff has numerous Churches of most denominations; most are on the level and easy to get to.
Westerley is serviced by two local Doctors’ practices and Southend University Hospital is close by, with transport that can be arranged through the hospital or Doctors surgery.
All rooms are accessible via lifts and are equipped with an en suite bathroom, a large number of which are equipped with Parker Showers which are designed to be used independently or with assistance and have a movable chair for the physically impaired. Each resident is assessed individually for their care needs and reviewed on a regular basis with a view to maintaining their independence and providing support where needed.
Some of the services and facilities we provide are:-
- An activities programme designed by and for our residents
- Social events organised outside of the home
- Entertainment provided in-house by our Social/Pastoral Committee or by an external professional
- Library/TV Room with large screen TV and loop system. A mobile library visits the Home every 3 weeks with a good supply of books, many of which are available in large print
- Large Lounge with piano, sound system with hearing loop for communal events (including daily act of worship)
- Hair dressing facilities
- Visiting chiropodist – 6 weekly visits (included in fees)
- A small but attractive landscaped garden to the rear with a summer house
residents Internet café, including laptop facilities for residents to use equipment in the privacy of their rooms.
- wi-fi access throughout the home to enable residents/family to internet access
- access to digital communication such as Skype, for voice and video calling
- As a seaside town, Westcliff offers many local attractions and facilities – for our residents the following are probably most relevant:
- Shops – 10 minutes walk
- Sea front – 15 minutes gentle walk
- Park – 5 minutes walk
- Doctors surgery – 10 minutes walk
- Churches – 5-10 minutes walk. There are many denominations of Churches in the
- Theatre – 5 minutes walk
Events and Activities
We organise a varied range of activities which take place on a regular basis – daily, weekly or monthly. There are regular trips out to local attractions in the summer months. We supplement our home run activities with entertainments supplied by external artists.
We are blessed with many ‘Friends of Westerley’ – volunteers who give up their time and energy to support the social, recreational and spiritual life of the home and its residents.
Events that take place at Westerley include:
Daily devotions Monday to Friday taken by either a local preacher or resident. A Minister leads Worship each Wednesday and we hold a Holy Communion service on the first Sunday of every month led by our Homes Chaplain
- Hairdresser visits weekly
- Armchair aerobics
- Gardening club
- Card making club
- Quiz nights
- Board games
- Discussion groups
- In house panto
- Coffee mornings
- Open Day
- Meals out
Please contact the Home Manager on 01702 349209 for availability and any other questions or queries you may have. It may be possible for a representative of Westerley Christian Care Homes to visit you at home to tell you more about life in our Homes and to assist you in completing the application forms.
If you would like any advice on funding your placement, please feel free to contact either our Office on 01702 342059 or the Home Manager
OverallRead overall summary
We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to look at the overall quality of the service, and to provide a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.
We inspected Westerley Residential Care Home for the Elderly on 15 June 2016 and the inspection was unannounced. The inspection was carried out by one inspector.
Before the inspection we reviewed previous reports and notifications that are held on the CQC database. Notifications are important events that the service has to let the CQC know about by law.
We spoke with three people, two relatives, two members of staff, one assistant manager and the registered manager. We observed interactions between staff and people. We looked at management records including samples of rotas, four peopleâs individual support plans, risk assessments and daily records of care and support given. We looked at four staff membersâ recruitment and support files, training records and quality assurance information. We also reviewed peopleâs medical administration record (MAR) sheets.
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