Opened in October 2004, this specialist care home with nursing facilities has been equipped with technology to aid care, and provides a safe, comfortable, homely environment for the people we support.
Our aim is to provide a care home with nursing support that offers support and stimulation to help people maximise their potential physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity within an individual person-centred plan. The people we support have the right to live as normal a life as possible and to have the respect of those who support them.
The friendly and homely atmosphere we have created at Rapkyns Care Centre ensures that individuals are able to continue their lifestyles with personal privacy and dignity.
Rapkyns Care Centre comprises three bungalows for 10 people and one for 11. Each single room provides en-suite facilities. There is one bed available for respite care. An IT suite is available to all, along with sensory and physiotherapy rooms. A separate Day Centre also provides a swimming pool with hydrotherapy services and multi-purpose rooms for structured activities.
- Experienced staff team
- Call in all rooms
- Audio loop system
- Full central heating
- Home-cooked food using fresh local produce
- Meals prepared by chef
- Special diets catered for
- Own transport
- Track hoists
- Specialist baths
- Spa pool
- Occupational therapy
- Weekly GP visits
- 24-hour nurse support
- Multi-sensory room
- Social and recreational activities programme
- Fully equipped day centre including swimming pool, IT suite and cinema/activities room
Care and Support
The home is registered to provide nursing and residential care. Specialist nursing care is available 24 hours a day throughout the home, supported by a team of dedicated carers. The focus of the care and support is based on our person-centred philosophy.
SHC has access to a range of trusted external therapists, including physiotherapists, speech & language therapists, occupational therapists and expert advice is available on any aspect of an individual's care, recreational pursuits or environment. The Grange also offers a variety of complementary therapies.
Rapkyns Care Centre has the benefit of an Activities Co-ordinator, who devises and carries out personalised activity plans, alongside the individual's key worker..
The many activities include alternative and complementary therapies, dance and movement, music, arts and crafts, cooking, hydrotherapy, swimming and riding for the disabled.
The people we support benefit from the use of their own specially adapted vehicles for outings and sporting activities.
Participation in further education and leisure activities at local colleges and outreach facilities are available to all. Every effort is made to enable people to keep in touch with relatives and friends. Advocacy and volunteer befriending schemes are encouraged.
The home is in an excellent location with extensive grounds, only 30 minutes from the seaside towns of Brighton and Worthing and 30 minutes from Guildford, where individuals often enjoy visits to the ice rink. Crawley Arena is also a favourite and there is also shopping in Horsham.
All staff undertake an induction programme when joining SHC. In addition, a system of supervision and support for care staff enables them to gain experience and increase their skills.
Extensive in-house training is provided by the SHC Training Academy, and QCF courses are undertaken in conjunction with the local colleges.