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St Georges Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL50 3EL

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Profile Strength
Excellent 90%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,481.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Malaika Charles is Home Manager at Sandfields.

No two days are ever the same here at Sandfields. Every resident is treated as an individual and according to their changing needs. My favourite part of the day is meeting with my team at the start of the shift, receiving handovers from each unit and supporting colleagues to make decisions that will make a difference in the lives of the residents.

Outside of work, Im very connected with my church and the local community. I also like to spend my free time going camping, sightseeing and connecting with friends and families all over the world via social media.

Malaika Charles

At Sandfields care home in Cheltenham, residents enjoy quality care in luxurious surroundings. Our experienced team provides residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as specialised nursing dementia care and respite care. We also offer compassionate end of life care too.

Our three-storey home has some wonderful facilities for your loved one to enjoy. Every aspect of living at Sandfields is tailored to the people we care for so that they can continue to do the things they love.

Sandfields truly sets the standard in comfort. Each floor is divided into two suites, each with its own dining room and lounge and cluster of spacious en-suite rooms. This creates a small close-knit ‘community within a community’ which helps residents to feel more settled. Ground floor rooms even open on to our gardens and have a little patio area.


Meaningful lifestyles at Sandfields
Living well with dementia at Sandfields
A daughter's perspective of Sandfields care home
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Complex Care, Convalescence, End of Life, High Dependency, Learning Disability (ALD), Mental Healthcare, Palliative, Personal care, 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 Alcohol and Drugs misuse, Bariatric care, 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, Parkinson's Disease, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, Prader Willi Syndrome, Schizophrenia, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Ulcerative Colitis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Challenging Behaviour, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Violent Behaviour, 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 Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
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

All Care UK homes now have purpose-built internal or external visiting suites available which enable visits to take place from behind a sealed glass panel, using a sound system to assist with communication. Where Government guidance and local health teams allow, these suites make it possible to continue visiting even when we have a case of Covid-19 in the home.

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

Our care home provides a telephone in some of our residents’ rooms.

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Minimum Age
65

Contract
care-uk-contract-document (4).pdf
Our Building and Facilities

Our three-storey home has some wonderful facilities for your loved one to enjoy. Every aspect of living at Sandfields is tailored to the people we care for so that they can continue to do the things they love.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

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

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Chiropodist, Cinema, Coffee Shop, Hairdressers, Lift, Smoking Area.

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

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

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Description

Sandfields truly sets the standard in comfort. Each floor is divided into two suites, each with its own dining room and lounge and cluster of spacious en-suite rooms.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 90
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 90

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, Safe, Secure Access, Telephone Point, Wifi.

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Description

We’re a large and diverse team at Sandfields. Some of us have many years’ experience in the care sector, while others are just starting out. We support each other to do our best work and to provide the best care and experiences to our residents. Read our team bios to find out more about us.


Our Team
Malaika Charles
Malaika Charles
Home Manager

No two days are ever the same here at Sandfields. Every resident is treated as an individual and according to their changing needs. My favourite part of the day is meeting with my team at the start of the shift, receiving handovers from each unit and supporting colleagues to make decisions that will make a difference in the lives of the residents.

Outside of work, Im very connected with my church and the local community. I also like to spend my free time going camping, sightseeing and connecting with friends and families all over the world via social media.

Justin Bedwell
Justin Bedwell
Deputy Manager

I’ve worked in the care sector for over 20 years, ranging from childcare settings to supporting adults with learning disabilities. It was actually my mother-in-law who introduced me to Care UK. I thought I’d find out more and apply for a role, and I’m pleased I did, as I feel I’ve truly found my career ‘niche’. I joined Care UK in 2016, and I was working at Scarlet House in Stroud before moving to the Sandfields team.
I love hearing about residents’ lives and I feel honoured that they choose to share their memories with me. That makes my job worthwhile, and feeling that I’m contributing to each person’s care makes me immensely proud.

Ginny Peachey
Ginny Peachey
Customer Relations Manager

Almost all my career has been spent in sales-related roles. I moved into the care sector when I worked for an organisation in the affordable housing sector. I had the chance to move sideways into their care division and I’ve never looked back.

I’ve worked at Sandfields before and loved it, so, when the opportunity came up, I was keen to return. One of the things I love most about this role is chatting to the residents. All sorts of incredible things have happened to them – there’s always something new to learn about their lives. 

A little while ago I became a dementia champion. As well as being invaluable when supporting families who are looking for care for a loved one who may be living with dementia, it’s helped me to overcome my fear of public speaking. I’m now confident presenting or speaking in front of a crowd, which is very handy, and something I’m very proud of.

Mary Hughes
Mary Hughes
Suite Manager and Infection Prevention and Control Champion

I joined the team at Sandfields in 2013 and I’ve never looked back. The home is lovely and Care UK has a great reputation for care, and for looking after its colleagues. And by far the best part of my job is working with such fantastic people, both the residents and my colleagues. There’s a strong sense of family here at Sandfields.
When the opportunity came up to be the IPC champion I seized it. I’d been involved in IPC before, and I’d enjoyed it, and I fancied a fresh challenge too. I enjoy the extra layer of knowledge as well as the attention to detail that are needed in the role.

Desi Damyanova
Desi Damyanova
Suite Manager (Wandsworth)

I’ve been part of the Sandfields team for five years. Prior to joining the team I worked in different roles, including as a counsellor. When I was looking for a new challenge, I researched Care UK and liked what I saw, so I decided to apply to Sandfields.
The residents make Sandfields a special place to work, and I love to see them fulfilled, happy and busy. I feel privileged to work here as it has enabled me to see the best of human nature in action in the people we care for, and through the work of the superb team we have here. Of course the days can be challenging – we’re supporting people with very varied needs – but there’s always something new to learn, which I love.

Maria Ciubotariu
Maria Ciubotariu
Suite Manager (Dickens)

I’ve been with the Sandfields team with a number of years now. When I first visited the home I really liked the atmosphere. Everything was clean, the team was nice. It felt like a lovely place to live and work. I started as a Carer and then progressed to Team Leader, then Suite Manager.
I love how every day is different in this role, and I’m always busy, so time flies. The best part of my day is the time I spend interacting with the residents and finding new ways to make time at Sandfields as fulfilling and person-centred as possible. We strive to provide care that’s fully personalised to each resident’s needs, interests and tastes. I’m always learning new things about the residents, and their needs change over time, so the care we provide is always adapting to suit them.

Meri Coleman
Meri Coleman
Business Administrator

I joined Care UK in 2013 – prior to that, I was an administrator for ten years for another care provider.
This role has challenged me to fulfil my potential. Things can change very quickly here, which keeps me on my toes. I pride myself on prioritising my workload and being very organised. I love being part of a great team: we offer superb care here and we have great people who are helping residents to live fulfilling lives in all sorts of ways.

Rachel Price
Rachel Price
Sales Administrator

I’ve worn a number of different ‘hats’ in my career: I’ve worked in business administration and customer service roles, I’ve been a Teaching Assistant and managed my own pupil referral unit. I’ve also been a Care Worker. I love working in care, and I joined the Sandfields team in 2020 because I was keen to explore new opportunities in the care sector.
My favourite part of the day? I think it’s seeing residents taking part in activities, or enjoying fresh air and sunshine in the garden. It makes me smile to see the people we care for relaxing and enjoying themselves and making new friends.

David Capewell
David Capewell
Maintenance

I used to run my own business in the building sector before I joined Care UK, so I have over 20 years’ experience in all-things DIY! I’ve also been in the Forces and have been a martial arts instructor. Quite a variety…
I love being here in the early morning as I get to see the night and day shifts together and can get a sense of everything I need to do that day. I also really enjoy the activities and get involved if I have time. What’s so rewarding about this role is the fact that you’re making a difference to other people’s lives and you can build up quality long-term relationships with them – residents, relatives and colleagues alike.

Lexi
Lexi
Feline Relations Manager

I’ve been a laidback member of the Sandfields team since 2014, when the home adopted me as a stray. I’ve developed a highly challenging but rewarding role that includes sunning myself, chasing assorted animals who are minding their own business, and general Important Cat Business.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,481.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,681.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,536.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Gloucestershire
Region South West
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.

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Activities Are So Important

Each day brings a selection of activities to Sandfields. Living here is about being free to do whatever makes you happy. Our activity sessions range from technology to creative writing, comedy clubs to quizzes, and there are knitting, Scrabble, and gardening clubs too. Keeping active and independent is vital as we get older. We support any residents who are keen to continue doing routine, familiar tasks. One gentleman helps with maintenance checks while other residents enjoy doing dusting or folding laundry.


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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, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games, Yoga.

Activities Outside Our Home
Cinema, Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping, Shopping Centre, Theatre.
Can You Bring Your Pet
Yes

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

St Georges Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL50 3EL

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 5th July 2017
Last rated 30th August 2017
Reports

30th August 2017

2nd October 2015

7th August 2014

Registration Date 24th January 2014
Service Provider Care UK Community Partnerships Ltd, CO4 9QB
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

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

Frequently asked questions about Sandfields

Sandfields was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in August 2017.
Sandfields provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Prices for Sandfields start from £1,481.00 per week.
Sandfields is owned by Care UK.
Yes. Sandfields does offer Residential care.
Yes. Sandfields does offer Respite care.
Yes. Sandfields does provide care for people with Dementia.
Sandfields comes under Gloucestershire.
Sandfields does not accept Local Authority clients.
Sandfields accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Malaika Charles is the manager of Sandfields.

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