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Excellent 95%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,350.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Bethany Powley is Home Manager at Gloucester House.

Hi, my name is Bethany and I am Home Manager of Gloucester House.

I am passionate about the Eden Alternative philosophy of care. This approach is creating a culture that is inclusive, caring and fun for our residents, their families & friends and our staff team to live, visit and work in.

Bethany Powley

Gloucester House is a purpose built care home situated a few minutes away from the Sevenoaks town centre. The home cares for those with differing nursing needs as well as caring for those with Dementia or cognitive impairment. The home is situated across 2 floors, each floor being split into 2 villages. This provides the home with 4 villages overall which all have communal lounges and dining facilities. The home also has a main dining room and lounge along with a physiotherapy room, pub and hairdressing room. All bedrooms come fully furnished with wet rooms (shower, toilet & basin) with all ground floor rooms offering garden views front and back. An added benefit to our home is the physiotherapy service which is delivered on site at no additional cost.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, Palliative, Personal care, Rehabilitation.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Injection.
Nursing Specialisms Diabetes, Pain Management, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Mild Forgetfulness.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections. We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting. We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Infection Screening We are using technology to screen for infections & monitor symptoms.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space
Gloucester House safe visiting space
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

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Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

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Minimum Age
65

LGBTQ Welcome
Contract
Key Information for Gloucester House.pdf
Our Building and Facilities

The home’s bespoke design features bright attractive communal areas, comfortable surroundings and attractive gardens, while at the same time having a uniquely friendly feel. Gloucester House is divided into four wings in which we offer residential, nursing and dementia care.

The home has many additional features for our residents: four lounges, dining rooms and other relaxation areas. Our attractive gardens allow residents to comfortably enjoy the seasons.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Jan 1993

How Many Floors We Have
2

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, Library, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Beauty Salon, Chiropodist, Coffee Shop, GP, Hairdressers, Library, Minibus, Optician, Physiotherapy.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Private Garden(s), Seating, Secure Garden, Sensory Garden, Vegetable Plot, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Electronic Visitor Register.

Brochures
Gloucester House.pdf

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Description

All rooms come with en-suite facilities. Upstairs rooms are fully furnished to a good standard. Residents are encouraged to bring in personal items such as pictures, ornaments and small items of furniture. The rooms are also equipped with a call bell system and TV point.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 54
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 54

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Secure Access, Telephone Point.

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Description

Jo has personally recruited every member of her loving and caring team and she selected them for their nature, their personality and their desire to really care for and support their residents.  We believe that our residents are central to the running of the home and are involved in all of the important decisions about how the home is managed.

We feel, as guests in our residents’ home, we should support them to decide how they wish to live their lives so we have various committees, meetings and groups that decide on menus, activity plans, refurbishment plans and all other key changes we make.  Our residents even support the home manager with recruitment by sitting in on interviews for new staff.


Our Team
Bethany Powley
Bethany Powley
Home Manager

Hi, my name is Bethany and I am Home Manager of Gloucester House.

I am passionate about the Eden Alternative philosophy of care. This approach is creating a culture that is inclusive, caring and fun for our residents, their families & friends and our staff team to live, visit and work in.

Alison
Alison
Registered Nurse

I’ve worked in elderly care all my life, what I enjoy most about working here is the team spirit between the staff which creates a lovely safe and happy for all our residents. The training me and my colleagues receive really helps us enhance our skills as a Nurse allowing us to do the complex care. My life outside of work includes lots of walks with my cocker spaniels and swimming regularly.

Rose
Rose
Senior Carer

I have had the pleasure of working here for 25 years and what I love best is looking after our residents and the enjoyment I get seeing smiles on happy residents faces. When I’m away from work I like sewing, knitting, DIY and gardening.

Lee
Lee
Chef Manager

I have always been passionate about cooking and have enjoyed over 25 of years working in the home. I have a great team of catering staff and like nothing more than chatting with our residents about what foods they enjoy best. I met my wife Tania who also works at Gloucester House and when we are not at work we love spending family time with our son Ewan.

Gary
Gary
Maintenance Manager

I have joined Gloucester House team in 2020. I am really enjoying the different jobs included in the role. I am around the buildings 5 days a week doing all the jobs needing to be done. When I am not at work I enjoy fishing and football in which I help train my daughter’s team a few times a month.

Leigh
Leigh
Activities Coordinator

I have had the privilege of working as the Activity Coordinator for over 10 years. What I love about working here is creating meaningful activities and happy memories for all the residents. When I’m not at work I enjoy arts and crafts.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,350.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,350.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,350.00
Nursing Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,350.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £1,624.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Kent
Region South East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

Our Chef provides three delicious, freshly cooked meals every day. There is always a choice given and extra snacks are available throughout the day. We will discuss any allergies or special dietary requirements new residents may have. Families are encouraged to come and have meals with their family members should they wish. Drinks stations are positioned around the home to encourage hydration.


We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Halal, Kosher, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Menu
Daily Menu (5).pdf
Activities Are So Important

Our activities are run daily and organized by Leigh and her team. She has been at the home for a long time and brings her experience when offering varied activities and trips out which residents thoroughly enjoy.


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Timetables
Activities (6).pdf

Activities At Home
Animal Petting, Board Games, Choir, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Excursions, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Music Entertainment, Painting, Pet Therapy, Pilates, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Singing, Word Games, Yoga.

Activities Outside Our Home
Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions.
Our Pets

Assessed on a case-by-case basis.


Can You Bring Your Pet
Yes

How We Help With Your Pet
Feeding, Sanitation, Walking.

We Welcome
Dogs.

Lansdowne Road
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 3XU

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Requires Improvement
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 9th November 2020
Last rated 10th December 2020
Reports

10th December 2020

10th December 2019

14th March 2017

22nd April 2016

Registration Date 26th June 2015
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church.

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Gloucester House

Gloucester House was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in December 2020.
Gloucester House provides Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Gloucester House has 54 rooms.
Prices for Gloucester House start from £1,350.00 per week.
Gloucester House is owned by Greensleeves Care.
No. Gloucester House does not offer Residential care.
Yes. Gloucester House does offer Respite care.
Yes. Gloucester House does provide care for people with Dementia.
Gloucester House accepts Local Authority clients.
Gloucester House accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Bethany Powley is the manager of Gloucester House.

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