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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,300.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Emmanuel Torsoo is Care Home Manager at Alan Morkill House.

Emmanuel has been working in the health and social care sector for a considerable period and was first appointed as a registered manager in 2009. Emmanuel has been awarded the NVQ level 4 qualification, Registered Manager’s Award as well as a post-graduate certificate in management for health and social care. Emmanuel enjoys researching and sharing knowledge about new approaches in service provision to enable the home to achieve excellence in care.

Emmanuel Torsoo

Alan Morkill House is a residential home with care provided through individual studio flats, designed for the elderly and those with dementia.  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. Located opposite North Kensington Memorial Park, as well as the convenience of nearby Ladbroke Grove and Portobello on your doorstop, Alan Morkill house is ideally based to enjoy the wonderful sites and sounds of London.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, End of Life, Palliative, Personal care.
Disability Support Physically Frail, 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 Alan Morkill make a world of difference to our residents. Whether it’s chatting in the cafe, pottering around the garden or enjoying the peace and quiet of the lounge, there really is a favourite place for everyone.

As you’d expect, we work hard to keep our homes clean, comfortable and up to date. We’re constantly looking for new ways to improve our environment, but above all - we will always ensure our homes remains ‘homely’. Our outside areas including: the beautiful flower beds, secluded gardens, lawns and patio areas are all kept perfect so they’re ideal for a stroll, or simply sitting on a bench, listening to the birds.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
No

How Many Floors We Have
4

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Chiropodist, Hairdressers, Lift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating.

Brochures
Alan Morkhill Brochure.pdf

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Description

Rooms at Alan Morkill House vary in style and facilities, but the majority offer:

  • En-suite facilities
  • Views of our landscaped gardens
  • TV and Telephone points
  • Private kitchenette
  • Welcome toiletries upon arrival

There are also a number of additional paid for services including hairdressing, chiropody services, daily reading material and many more.

For residents wishing to upgrade their room experience to include dedicated internet service, movies on demand, private phone line/ mobile, large flat screen (and more), speak to our Care Home Manager regarding the Gold Care Plus and Platinum room packages.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 49

Type Of Room
Kitchenette, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Catch up TV, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Sky/Cable TV, 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
Emmanuel Torsoo
Emmanuel Torsoo
Care Home Manager

Emmanuel has been working in the health and social care sector for a considerable period and was first appointed as a registered manager in 2009. Emmanuel has been awarded the NVQ level 4 qualification, Registered Manager’s Award as well as a post-graduate certificate in management for health and social care. Emmanuel enjoys researching and sharing knowledge about new approaches in service provision to enable the home to achieve excellence in care.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,300.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Kensington and Chelsea
Region London
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare 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 Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining
Dining Styles Pink tick icon A la Carte 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 A la Carte


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 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 Residents are involved in the creation of the menu.

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 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 Staff are hospitality trained to present / serve meals.


Pink tick icon Tables are well laid.

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 Our energy usage is well maintained.

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 boast 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. When our residents are feeling a little adventurous, we also plan nationwide trips to popular landmarks!


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Timetables
Example week for resident.PNG

Activities At Home
Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games, Yoga.

Activities Outside Our Home
Cinema, Local Tourist Attractions, Shopping, Theatre.
Our Pets

Unfortunately we do not accept pets.


Can You Bring Your Pet
No

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

88 St Marks Road
London
W10 6BY

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 25th January 2021
Last rated 9th May 2019
Reports

13th February 2021

2nd October 2020

9th May 2019

14th March 2018

15th June 2017

18th January 2017

17th May 2016

8th January 2016

5th June 2015

27th March 2015

22nd January 2014

18th July 2013

9th February 2013

Registration Date 31st October 2012
Service Provider GCH (Alan Morkill House) Limited, UB10 0JH
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church, Mosque.

Nearby Services
Hospital, Park, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Alan Morkill House

Alan Morkill House was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in May 2019.
Alan Morkill House provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Alan Morkill House has 49 rooms.
Prices for Alan Morkill House start from £1,300.00 per week.
Alan Morkill House is owned by Gold Care Homes.
Yes. Alan Morkill House does offer Residential care.
Yes. Alan Morkill House does offer Respite care.
Yes. Alan Morkill House does provide care for people with Dementia.
Alan Morkill House comes under Kensington and Chelsea.
Alan Morkill House accepts Local Authority clients.
Alan Morkill House accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Emmanuel Torsoo is the manager of Alan Morkill House.

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