Sycamore Lodge opened in July 2012, offering provisions for up to ten people with eight en-suite rooms, plus two flats, where individuals are encouraged to be as independent as possible, with professional support.
Our aim is to provide a safe, comfortable environment with support and stimulation to help people maximise their potential physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity. 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 created at Sycamore Lodge ensures that individuals are able to continue their lifestyle with personal privacy and dignity. The peace and tranquillity of our lovely home and gardens is enjoyed by the people we support and they are confident of the high standard of care provision.
Sycamore Lodge has its own kitchen and dining area plus an IT/games room where people can access the facilities. The service has a large sitting room available, plus:
- Experienced staff team
- Call system
- Full central heating
- Special diets catered for
- Holistic therapies available
- Specialist baths and aids
- Visitors welcome at all times
- Activity centre in grounds
- Social and recreational activities programme
- Opportunities for work experience
- Opportunities for further education
Care and Support
Support and care are of prime importance and are provided 24 hours a day by qualified staff under the personal supervision of the Registered Manager. Local GPs visit the home regularly and are on call at all times.
SHC has access to a range of trusted external therapists. Physiotherapy, occupational therapy and reflexology are available on request. Expert advice is available to advise on any aspect of an individual's care, recreational pursuits or environment.
The activities programme is one of the most important aspects of life at Sycamore Lodge, and the activities centre in the grounds is a lively place. A huge range of activities are offered to the people we support, who are also encouraged to pursue college placements and work experience options. Enabling people to be as independent as possible is also important for personal development. We also offer activities such as Coffee & Cake afternoons and BBQ parties.
Meal times are an important social interlude at Sycamore Lodge and everyone is encouraged, where able, to plan meals and prepare their own food with support.
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 local colleges. SHC has its own accredited Edexcel Academy for internal and external courses.