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Fitzherbert Drive
Bear Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 4DU

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Very Good 85%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,200.00
Regulator's Rating Requires Improvement

Sycamore Court is a nursing and residential care home providing accommodation for up to 40 people with a diverse range of care needs, including dementia. This purpose-built home is set over three floors, each accommodating different service requirements. Rooms are light and spacious and have en-suite facilities, ideal for those with mobility issues or requiring wheelchair access.

The ground floor has a large open plan communal sitting room, dining room and cafe/kitchenette.

Each resident at Sycamore Court receives personalised care, ensuring they live an enjoyable and fulfilling life at their new home.


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Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
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)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

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Minimum Age
65

Our Building and Facilities

The facilities at Sycamore Court help to ensure each resident lives a happy and rewarding life at their new home. There is a large communal living and dining space on the ground floor where an array of daily social activities are provided to keep residents active such as arts & crafts, dancing and music, exercise and fitness classes, film nights and many more.

Each room at Sycamore Court has an en-suite bathroom, larger assisted bathrooms are also available for use. Each floor has a smaller lounge area for residents to enjoy. Residents can also enjoy the main garden and open terrace off the main lounge area.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

How Many Floors We Have
2

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Hairdressers, Lift.

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

Description

Each room at Sycamore Court has an en-suite bathroom, larger assisted bathrooms are also available for use.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 41
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 40

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Telephone Point.

Description

Our caregivers are genuinely passionate about providing care and are committed to career development. We ensure staff are kept up to date on the latest training, so you can be confident that your loved one will always receive the very best care and companionship with us.


Our Team
Lisa Blencowe
Lisa Blencowe
Acting Care Home Manager
Adrian Antoci
Adrian Antoci
Nurse Team Leader
Donna Bishop
Donna Bishop
Senior Carer
Tina Cox
Tina Cox
Head Housekeeper
Glenda Morrison
Glenda Morrison
Activities Co-ordinator
Ricki Simmons
Ricki Simmons
Maintenance
Paul Davidson
Paul Davidson
Chef
Alison Butler
Alison Butler
PA to Director
Danielle Yeomans
Danielle Yeomans
Administrator
Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,200.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Brighton and Hove
Region South East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients 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 Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining Pink tick icon Restaurant
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)

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 has been verified by a registered nutritional therapist or dietitian.


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.

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 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 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 are actively reducing food mileage.

Activities Are So Important

At every stage in life, maintaining your physical and mental health is important. A dedicated Activities Co-ordinator creates a daily activity program, in conjunction with residents requests and personal areas of interest. These can be scheduled throughout the day to encourage participation for all and to create a fun family environment.

Independent activity, hobbies and day-to-day tasks can boost an individuals’ self-confidence and as part of our person-centered care, adapt this each individual. Our homes take pride in arranging special activities including birthdays or special milestones, religious celebrations, national days of celebration and events.


Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Flower Arranging, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Singing, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.

Fitzherbert Drive
Bear Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 4DU

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Requires Improvement
Safe Requires Improvement
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 30th May 2022
Last rated 23rd July 2022
Reports

23rd July 2022

25th January 2022

16th July 2021

10th December 2020

8th August 2020

26th February 2020

12th September 2018

3rd May 2017

Registration Date 12th November 2015
Service Provider Tradstir Limited, UB10 0JH
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Nearby Services
Bank, Chemist, Church, Hospital, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Post Office, Pub, Restaurant, Shops, Surgery.

Frequently asked questions about Sycamore Court

Sycamore Court was given an overall rating of "Requires Improvement" by the CQC in July 2022.
Sycamore Court provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Sycamore Court has 41 rooms.
Prices for Sycamore Court start from £1,200.00 per week.
Sycamore Court is owned by Gold Care Homes.
Yes. Sycamore Court does offer Residential care.
Yes. Sycamore Court does offer Respite care.
Yes. Sycamore Court does provide care for people with Dementia.
Sycamore Court comes under Brighton and Hove.

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