Horncastle Care Centre - New Service at Sharpethorne Opening 2008
9th January 2008
Sussex Health Care are opening a new service, Horncastle Care Centre in Sharpethorne for adults with physical disabilities and neurological conditions in 2008.
The service will be 2 purpose built 10 bedded bungalows. All bedrooms will have their own en-suite facilities and track hoisting available throughout. Wheelchair access will be developed inside and outside the building. A hydrotherapy pool will be available within the home plus a separate snoozelin facility. All food will be cooked on the premises and service users encouraged to assist with planning their own menus.
Each service user will be assisted to develop his or her own person centred plan. Sussex Health Care work very closely with local colleges and Outreach services and service users will be given the opportunity to attend a college or Outreach service that meets their needs. Much emphasis will be placed on ensuring that service users integrate with the local community and trips to the town, cinema, pubs and bowling are just some of the outings that will be organised.
The home will be staffed 24 hours a day and there will be waking night staff on duty. NVQ training will be available. A nurse will be available on every shift to deal with any health issues. Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists will also be available as will music, aromatherapy and reflexology. Individual therapy sessions will form part of the individual's person centred plan. The home will be registered with a local GP who will visit weekly and when needed.
For further information please contact Corrine Wallace, Head of Specialist Care Services and Future Development on 01403 217338 or by e-mail at email@example.com