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Old Milverton Lane
Blackdown
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV32 6RW

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Profile Strength
Excellent 97%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,520.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Francine Summers is Home Manager at Priors House.

I’ve managed care homes before I joined Care UK and was even an area manager, overseeing a number of homes.

I’ve also worked as a ‘turnaround manager’ too – helping care homes to gain regulatory compliance – so I’ve lots of experience in care homes.

There’s a lot to do when you’re a home manager, but the best bit is having a coffee with the residents and chatting with them. When I can I also join in with activities because it’s wonderful seeing residents enjoying themselves – after all, that’s why we do what we do. I love seeing happy residents living fulfilling lives in our warm and friendly home.

Francine Summers

Priors House care home in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire sets the standard in round the clock care for older people. Our expert team delivers nursing care, specialist dementia care, and highly compassionate, end of life care.

Our two-storey home has 80 rooms and a variety of beautifully furnished, bright areas for activities, reading or relaxing, or for catching up with friends and family. There’s a cinema, coffee shop and hair and beauty salon too.

Each floor divided into smaller suites and each suite has its own comfortable lounge, bistro-style dining room and spacious en-suite bedrooms. It's a design with proven appeal for residents who are living with dementia, who prefer less hustle and bustle and like to see the same familiar faces. Some of our ground floor bedrooms open directly onto our beautiful gardens.


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Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Complex Care, Convalescence, End of Life, High Dependency, Independent Living, Palliative, Personal care, Physiotherapy, Reablement, Rehabilitation, Support for Couples.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Aids, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Crohn's Disease, Crohns, Depression, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Huntington Disease, Korsakoff, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy (MD), Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Pain Management, Parkinson's Disease, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, Prader Willi Syndrome, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Ulcerative Colitis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Frontotemporal, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementias, Picks Disease, Vascular Dementia.
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.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Air Filtration & Purification We are using air filtration and/or air purification devices within our care setting.
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)

Yes, our care home has WiFi in all our resident’s 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

Yes, our care home provides a telephone in all our resident’s rooms.

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Minimum Age
60

Contract
care-uk-contract-document (33).pdf
Our Building and Facilities

Your loved one is welcome to do whatever brings them satisfaction and happiness. They can join in with group activities such as exercise classes and music sessions or enjoy one-to-one time in our salon. If they wish, they can help around the home, or get out and about on outings to their favourite local attractions.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Jan 2013

How Many Floors We Have
2

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Bar / Pub, Bistro, Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, Library, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Chiropodist, Cinema, Coffee Shop, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Minibus, Nutritionist, Optician.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Scenic Views, Seating, Secure Garden, Summer House, Vegetable Plot, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Combined Heat & Power (CHP), Individual Heating Controls, Reduce Plastic Use.

Brochures
Priors House - brochure.pdf

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Description

Our bedrooms are beautifully decorated with en-suite facilities. Residents are encouraged to bring along some home comforts for the personal and familiar touch.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 80
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 80
We offer these types of ensuite rooms: Wet Rooms.

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Direct Garden Access, Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access.

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

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Description

Every day our colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.

The dedicated and experienced team at Priors House will provide your loved one with care that is completely tailored to their individual needs and wishes.


Our Team
Francine Summers
Francine Summers
Home Manager

I’ve managed care homes before I joined Care UK and was even an area manager, overseeing a number of homes.

I’ve also worked as a ‘turnaround manager’ too – helping care homes to gain regulatory compliance – so I’ve lots of experience in care homes.

There’s a lot to do when you’re a home manager, but the best bit is having a coffee with the residents and chatting with them. When I can I also join in with activities because it’s wonderful seeing residents enjoying themselves – after all, that’s why we do what we do. I love seeing happy residents living fulfilling lives in our warm and friendly home.

Harvinder Rai
Harvinder Rai
Deputy Manager

I moved to Priors House when it opened as I wanted to be part of a forward-thinking organisation. It was quite a challenge moving from being a unit manager to becoming deputy manager, but I’m really enjoying each day. No two days are the same, and every new challenge presents an opportunity to learn something new.

Priors House is a fantastic home and I’m very proud to work here. We’re delivering excellent care and I’m determined for us to get an ‘outstanding’ rating from the CQC!

Maria Cridge
Maria Cridge
Customer Relations Manager

Care UK’s ethos of ‘fulfilling lives’ really shines out, and I love being a part of that. I see my role as providing residents and families with the very best support and experience as they embark on their journey in care.

Working in care is extremely rewarding. I love supporting the Priors House Lifestyle team by getting involved with fun activities, classes and events. Residents love to enjoy themselves, and are full of incredible stories. The team ensures there’s always something fun to look forward to. Every day is different!

Marcin Ignatowicz
Marcin Ignatowicz
Head Chef

It’s enabled me to learn new skills and interact with people I would never have met and supported.

I love hearing feedback from the residents after lunch. They’re honest and I get lots of ideas for ways to improve and tailor menus! Outside of work I also enjoy cooking, as well as watching films and following Formula One.

Stacey Parry
Stacey Parry
Business Administrator

I used to be a hairdresser before moving to Priors House as Receptionist, so you can imagine it was quite a steep learning curve for me. It was fantastic to be promoted to my current role – genuine recognition of my commitment and passion for the home.

I think attention to detail is all-important in this role, and it’s crucial to give a good impression to families who are enquiring about care. After all, I’m often the first contact they have with Care UK.

Robert Dalton
Robert Dalton
Maintenance

Before I joined the Priors House team I worked in the construction industry for 16 years. It was quite a steep learning curve moving from construction into care, but it was a great feeling to be making a difference to older people.

In this role, I think it’s important to have a caring, flexible and positive attitude. You need to be empathetic and understanding, and have good communication skills. I like the mornings the most at Priors House. The day stretches ahead, you never know what you’ll need to turn your hand to, but you know you’ll be making a difference by helping residents to feel safe and secure in a homely environment.

Marilyn Kaliczak Registered
Marilyn Kaliczak Registered
General Nurse and Infection Prevention and Control Champion

Day-to-day my role includes ensuring the smooth and safe running of the shift, promoting good practice, and ensuring the best resident care. I also enjoy supporting colleagues to stretch themselves to fulfil their potential, and liaising between residents, colleagues and outside professionals to benefit residents’ health and wellbeing.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,520.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,720.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,575.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £1,730.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding No
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 Gluten-free Pink tick icon Halal Pink tick icon Kosher Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining Pink tick icon Café
Hospitality Pink tick icon Guests are welcome for dinner (Covid permitting)
Our Menu Pink tick icon Sample-menu-1-core.pdf Pink tick icon Sample-menu-1-prem.pdf Pink tick icon Sample-menu-2-core.pdf Pink tick icon Sample-menu-2-prem.pdf Pink tick icon Sample-menu-3-core.pdf Pink tick icon Sample-menu-3-prem.pdf
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The preparation, nutritional value and presentation of food.

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.

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 There is a weekly menu.


Pink tick icon We offer catering for special events.

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.

Delivering a respectful and quality service.

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

Pink tick icon We have food theme days/nights.

Pink tick icon There are no unnecessary disruptions during mealtimes.

Being environmentally and socially responsible and thoughtful.

Pink tick icon Residents can get involved in the growing of food and/or ingredients on site.


Pink tick icon We grow some food and/or ingredients on site.

Activities Are So Important

We take pride in creating comfortable, safe surroundings where there’s a warm family atmosphere, designed to promote independence and wellbeing for the people we care for.

Living at Priors House is all about living life in the way you choose, and residents are always supported to maintain their independence. Our team delivers award-winning care and puts your quality of life at the heart of everything we do. 

From the moment your loved one moves in, we will get to know them well, so that we can provide personalised care and experiences that will enable them to lead a fulfilling life. 

Your loved one is welcome to do whatever brings them satisfaction and happiness. They can join in with group activities such as exercise classes and music sessions or enjoy one-to-one time in our salon. If they wish, they can help around the home, or get out and about on outings to their favourite local attractions.


Our Photos

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Choir, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Music Therapy, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Residents' Committee, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Cinema, Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping, Shopping Centre, Theatre.
Our Pets

Please speak to the home manager.


Can You Bring Your Pet
Yes

We Welcome
Birds, Cats, Dogs, Horses, Rabbits.

Old Milverton Lane
Blackdown
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV32 6RW

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Outstanding
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 29th October 2019
Last rated 17th December 2019
Reports

17th December 2019

19th May 2017

28th June 2016

Registration Date 20th June 2014
Service Provider Care UK Community Partnerships Ltd, CO4 9QB
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Buddhist Temple, Catholic Church, Gurdwara Temple, Methodist Church, Mosque.

Nearby Services
Church, Garden Centre, Hospital, Library, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Priors House

Priors House was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in December 2019.
Priors House provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Priors House has 80 rooms.
Prices for Priors House start from £1,520.00 per week.
Priors House is owned by Care UK.
Yes. Priors House does offer Residential care.
Yes. Priors House does offer Respite care.
Yes. Priors House does provide care for people with Dementia.
Priors House comes under Warwickshire.
Priors House does not accept Local Authority clients.
Priors House accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Francine Summers is the manager of Priors House.

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