Person-centred planning is at the forefront of our philosophy with the individual's needs and wishes at the centre of our service. This care home provides specialist nursing care and is equipped with technology to aid care and support in a safe, comfortable and homely environment.
Our aim is to provide a care home with nursing that offers support and stimulation to help individuals 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.
Wisteria Lodge and Stable Lodge are specialist care homes, each with 10 places for young people with learning and/or physical disabilities. They offer superb purpose-built facilities with track hoisting throughout. Each single room provides en-suite facilities. A spa pool is available to all the people we support along with sensory and physiotherapy rooms.
- 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
Specialist nursing care is available throughout the home 24 hours a day. The focus of care and support is based on our person-centred philosophy.
SHC has access to a range of trusted external therapists including physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and expert advice is available on any aspect of an individual's care, recreational pursuits or environment. Wisteria Lodge also has access to a variety of complementary therapies including aromatherapy, reflexology, music and drama support.
Wisteria Lodge 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 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.
The homes are close to the town of Uckfield in East Sussex, with Eastbourne and Ashdown Forest a short distance away for activity days, which are always popular destinations.
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.
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.