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Jessop Road
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1 5LL

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Profile Strength
Excellent 93%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,000.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Julie Farmer is Care Home Manager at Martins House.

Julie has over 20 years of experience in the Care industry and started as a Care Assistant. She joined the gold care family in August 2016 as Care Manager of Martins House.

She has completed many different NVQ’s in different areas and has her diploma LEVEL 5 in Health & Social Care. Recently in 2019, her home Martins House was rated overall Good by CQC and Outstanding in Responsive under her leadership, which was a great achievement for the home, and for Julie. 

Julie Farmer

Martin’s House offers first class care for residents over 65. Each one of our residents enjoys unique, personalised care, built around them and designed to make their stay with us as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. Visit the home and you’ll find a huge range of facilities on offer, including hairdressing facilities, chiropody, dental/eye care as well as a host of social activities to keep our residents busy. Of course, the best way to see the superb care and wonderful facilities we offer is to visit for yourself, meet our care team and see why we believe that Martins House is uniquely placed to deliver graceful, caring living. Martin’s House offers a varied range of services


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Hearing Impairment, Physically Frail, Speech Impairment, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
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

Gold Care Homes remains committed to ensuring all of our residents, loved ones, and hardworking members of staff are protected against the COVID-19 pandemic. All Gold Care Homes’ homes completed their second round of vaccinations. Our care homes have now begun the process of offering the booster vaccine to all residents.

The legislation makes vaccination mandatory for anyone who works in a care home, whatever their role. All care home residents will now be required to nominate up to 3 visitors who can enter the care home for regular visits. Visits must still be pre-booked, and visitors must test negative for COVID-19 at the start of the visit.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Independent Assessments We have been independently assessed in our approach to infection control.
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 Regulatory Assessment We have been assessed by the care regulator in our approach to infection control.
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
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)

No, our care does not have WiFi in residents’ rooms.

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

Yes, our care home has mobile phone signal in all our resident’s rooms.

Telephone for external calling

No, our care home does not provide a telephone in residents’ rooms.

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Minimum Age
65

LGBTQ Welcome
Yes
Contract
Resident Agreement (Updated April 2019).doc
Our Building and Facilities

The wonderful facilities at Martins House make a world of difference to our residents. Whether it’s chatting in the dementia café, serving other residents in our 1960s themed sweet shop or just pottering around the garden, there really is a favourite place for everyone.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Chiropodist, Dentist, Hairdressers, Lift, Optician.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

Brochures
Hertfordshire_BROCHURE_Final_311018.pdf

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Description

Rooms vary in style and facilities across our Hertfordshire homes, but the majority offer en-suite facilities, views of our landscaped gardens, TV and telephone points, single or double sized rooms, welcome toiletries upon arrival, modern bedroom furniture.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 60
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 60

Type Of Room
Double Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Internet Access, Telephone Point.

Our Photos
Description

We take as much care of our staff as we do of our residents. Delivering excellent care is key at Gold Care Homes. It motivates the way we invest, train and measure staff wellbeing. This ensures our entire workforce is fully engaged and is driving towards our corporate goals.

We are active in pursuing a fully dedicated workforce and monitor the feedback of our staff through an annual Health and Happiness survey. After all, a happy workforce provides a happy service! We use a range of corporate initiatives to support staff engagement levels including: involving our staff when developing individual care home strategies, investment in training and development, identifying future stars in the business as well as regular social events. We recently launched our very own Dragons Dens style ideas forum, where staff, residents and their families can present their ideas to promote efficiency and improve the experience of our residents.

To us, each and every resident is an individual. Each has his or her own life story. Each has their own likes and dislikes. Each has their own way of living. All of our residents enjoy their own care plan, tailored specifically for them. This allows us to build their care around their preferences, lifestyles and routines. It’s all part of our philosophy to see the person for who they are, not masked by age or condition. Everything we do is driven by this genuinely caring, person-centred approach.


Our Team
Lakeshia Carter
Lakeshia Carter
Senior Carer
Peter Haynes
Peter Haynes
Maintenance
Julie Farmer
Julie Farmer
Care Home Manager

Julie has over 20 years of experience in the Care industry and started as a Care Assistant. She joined the gold care family in August 2016 as Care Manager of Martins House.

She has completed many different NVQ’s in different areas and has her diploma LEVEL 5 in Health & Social Care. Recently in 2019, her home Martins House was rated overall Good by CQC and Outstanding in Responsive under her leadership, which was a great achievement for the home, and for Julie. 

Jean Nash
Jean Nash
Deputy Manager
Barbara Schutz
Barbara Schutz
Chef
Carol Farqharson
Carol Farqharson
Carer
Isata Yumkella
Isata Yumkella
Carer
Kevin Milton
Kevin Milton
Carer
Shanice Smith
Shanice Smith
Activities Co-ordinator
Carly Wright
Carly Wright
Administrator
Dawn Stamford
Dawn Stamford
Senior Carer
Jade Newman
Jade Newman
Carer
Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,000.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Region East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

Choice Dining Logo

Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

Styles of Food Pink tick icon Gluten-free Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining Pink tick icon Café
Dining Styles Pink tick icon Hot Trolley Pink tick icon Room Service
Hospitality Pink tick icon Guests are welcome for dinner (Covid permitting)
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The preparation, nutritional value and presentation of food.

Pink tick icon Attractive drinks and adaptive cups/glasses are available and accessible where needed.


Pink tick icon Individual dietary needs are person centred.


Pink tick icon Meals reflect the nutritional needs of the residents.


Pink tick icon Our menu is balanced.

Pink tick icon Snacks are provided for residents that require texture-modified food.


Pink tick icon Sweet and savoury foods are provided between meals (this does not just include cakes and biscuits).

Pink tick icon Hot Trolley


Pink tick icon Room Service

A critical component for good health.

Rating badge

Pink tick icon 5 Star Rated by UK Food Standards.


Pink tick icon We are following best practice including NICE guidelines as a standard.

Pink tick icon We are conducting internal and/or 3rd party food safety audits.

Pink tick icon We have allergen management policies in place.

A freedom to eat the food you want, when you want it.

Pink tick icon A Private Dining room is bookable for residents and their families.


Pink tick icon Families are invited for meals [Covid permitting].


Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have the same food options as elsewhere.


Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have their food presented to same standard as elsewhere.


Pink tick icon Residents have access to Dining Room.


Pink tick icon Residents have the option of dining in their own room.


Pink tick icon Staff also dine themselves with the residents they support.


Pink tick icon Staff sit with the residents they support when they dine.

Pink tick icon Residents can order food not on the menu, or have access to an ‘evergreen menu’.


Pink tick icon Residents have access to a flexible meal service beyond defined times.

Pink tick icon More than one option is available at mealtimes for all residents, including those with special and theraputic diets.


Pink tick icon Residents with dementia are shown food or visual menus to help them decide.


Pink tick icon There is a weekly menu.


Pink tick icon We offer catering for special events.

Pink tick icon The best interest choices are made for residents unable to make their own choices.

Understanding the wants and requirements of every individual be it cultural, religious or dietary.

Pink tick icon Halal food can be served.


Pink tick icon Kosher food can be served.

Pink tick icon Gluten-free food can be served.


Pink tick icon Vegan food can be served.


Pink tick icon Vegetarian food can be served.


Pink tick icon We can support people with Diabetes.

Delivering a respectful and quality service.

Pink tick icon Residents are given appropriate and dignified crockery / glassware and cutlery.

Pink tick icon Tables are well laid.


Pink tick icon We have food theme days/nights.

Pink tick icon Staff understand and pre-empt potential meal-time behaviours which can impact nutritional intake.

Pink tick icon Staff always use appropriate and dignified language (e.g. it is an ‘apron’ not a ‘bib’).


Pink tick icon We promote an inclusive dining experience.

Pink tick icon There are no unnecessary disruptions during mealtimes.

Being environmentally and socially responsible and thoughtful.

Pink tick icon We correctly dispose of our waste.


Pink tick icon We monitor our food waste.

Pink tick icon We use locally sourced and locally grown or reared food.

Pink tick icon Our energy usage is well maintained.


Pink tick icon We are actively reducing food mileage.

Activities Are So Important

Our Activities Co-ordinators play a fundamental part in delivering our mission of enhancing the lives of our residents by creating a fun and hugely varied program for everyone to participate. A great source of fun and laughter, our range of activities really help each resident live their life to the full.

Here at Gold Care Homes, we believe independent activity, hobbies and day to day chores boost self confidence. 

By taking the time to understand each residents capabilities, we’re able to build a personalized activity plan.

Our aim is to create a programme that encourages as much interaction and enjoyment as possible.

As you’d expect, most activities are indoors. However, when the weather permits, we make the most of our lovely outdoor patio areas and landscaped gardens. 

We regularly arrange local and national trips to popular attractions – our recent trip to St Albans Cathedral was a firm favourite!


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Timetables
Example week for resident.PNG

Activities At Home
Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Music Entertainment, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games, Yoga.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.
Can You Bring Your Pet
Yes

Our Pet Policy
No 122 - Pets Within The Home.pdf

Jessop Road
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1 5LL

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Outstanding
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 31st July 2018
Last rated 19th October 2018
Reports

19th October 2018

Registration Date 8th May 2017
Service Provider GCH (Hertfordshire) Ltd, UB10 0JH
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Nearby Services
Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Martins House

Martins House was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in October 2018.
Martins House provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Martins House has 60 rooms.
Prices for Martins House start from £1,000.00 per week.
Martins House is owned by Gold Care Homes.
Yes. Martins House does offer Residential care.
Yes. Martins House does offer Respite care.
Yes. Martins House does provide care for people with Dementia.
Martins House comes under Hertfordshire.
Martins House accepts Local Authority clients.
Julie Farmer is the manager of Martins House.

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