The Brambles Rest Home

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Park Avenue
New Longton


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Profile Strength
Excellent 98%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £825.00
Regulator's Rating Good
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Meet The Manager

Lisa Twigg is The Home Manager at The Brambles Rest Home.

Lisa has been in care for over 20 years, she started out as a carer then has gone on to progress her career into management. Her ethos is to ensure a high standard of care is delivered throughout The Brambles in addition to supporting her staff to develop and grow as a team.

Lisa Twigg

The Brambles care home is specifically designed to provide high-quality residential care to the elderly, including those individuals living with dementia. Our team of qualified, and dedicated, staff focus on the individual needs of residents, and are committed to providing professional and respectful care with the resident at the heart of everything they do. Features such as gardens with low risk walkways, and an activity coordinator, also enable people to engage in life’s everyday simple tasks and pleasures. Essential to the homely feel is the enhanced relationship of trust we build with family, friends and residents.

Luxurious facilities combined with highly trained staff ensures every individual is given superior attention. 24-hour care is provided in a warm, welcoming and safe environment, with delicious meals and daily activities, including a choice of therapeutic approaches.

Together with a lively social calendar, this helps to stimulate people’s minds and empower them to approach their future in a positive way.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Mild Forgetfulness, Wandering .
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

All those on-site, besides the Service Users, are to wear a facemask at all times after providing evidence of a negative flow test.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
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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With the restrictions on visiting during the pandemic, social media platforms such as these offer real insight when you are choosing a provider.

Infection Control Safe We are on Facebook

Minimum Age

LGBTQ Welcome
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Our Building and Facilities

We recognise that the transition into a care setting can be an emotional time for both residents and their family. Our relationship with every resident, their family and friends is integral to ensuring a seamless transition, enabling residents to continue important routines, hobbies and interests with discreet and sensitive support that retains dignity and wellbeing.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

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.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Reduce Plastic Use.

Brambles Brochure.pdf

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With 32 single rooms, all have en-suite toilet and wash hand basin and the majority of our rooms have showers installed, there are also communal bathrooms on each floor. Each room is fully furnished with TV & DVD players in all rooms, however if you wish to bring some of your own personal items from home then we are happy to accommodate this. We have four lovely comfortable communal lounges, with TV’s a visitor lounge and a quiet lounge for those who don’t wish to watch television.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 32
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 32

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Safe, Telephone Point, Wifi.

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All our staff are dedicated professionals who are committed to providing a high standard of care and you will be allocated a member of staff who will act as your key worker. The Home provides care 24 hours a day.

Our team of qualified, and dedicated, staff focus on the individual needs of residents, and are committed to providing professional and respectful care with the resident at the heart of everything they do.

Our Team
Lisa Twigg
Lisa Twigg
The Home Manager

Lisa has been in care for over 20 years, she started out as a carer then has gone on to progress her career into management. Her ethos is to ensure a high standard of care is delivered throughout The Brambles in addition to supporting her staff to develop and grow as a team.

John Simpkin
John Simpkin
Deputy Manager

John has worked in a varied background most of which centered around care. John was ready for a step up in responsibility and decided to jump aboard our team at The Brambles. From staff management, one to one person-centered care to cooking, John is always ready to get stuck in with the team in providing the best possible service for all those in our home. 

Jane Williamson
Jane Williamson
Nominated Individual

Jane is an experienced senior leader in health and social care, having previously been a Registered Manager, CEO, Head of Care and Nominated Individual of regulated CQC care services. She is passionate about person-centred care and continuous improvement. Jane will be supporting the Registered Manager and care home team in moving forward and ensuring our residents continue to receive quality and personalised care in a place they call home, surrounded by people that care about them, and doing the things they enjoy.

Debbie Taylor
Debbie Taylor

Deborah has been a Cook now for 10 years. She has worked in several care homes in her 10 years experience and has a vast knowledge of different service users' dietary needs e.g diabetes, low salt, low or high protein. She fortifies diets with cream and extra calories for those who are not eating as well as they could and has knowledge of dysphagia using the appropriate level of pureed diet and thickened fluids for the service users needs. She is a traditional cook, making home-cooked food, there is always 2 choices for both lunch and dinner and home-baked cakes or fresh fruit in the afternoon.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £825.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £825.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £825.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Lancashire
Region North West
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 Gluten-free Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining
Dining Styles Pink tick icon Room Service
Specialities Pink tick icon All home cooked daily fresh meals.
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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 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 Room Service

A critical component for good health.

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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 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 Staff are hospitality trained to present / serve meals.

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 have a waste management system.

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 coordinator incorporates a feeling of self-worth and being respected. “It’s not like work really, you engage in a conversation and people come alive. The small things give you that satisfaction, a feel-good factor”. At the Brambles, it’s all about engaging people. We talk to the families and find out what their loved ones like. We are here for the people that live here.

We believe in keeping activities fresh and interesting, so, as well as regular activities like sensory sessions, arts and crafts, bingo and gentle exercise classes, our weekly activity programme includes reading sessions, group exercises, quizzes, bingo, handicrafts, in-door gardening, story group, one-to-one sessions, singing and entertainment.

We believe in any excuse for our residents to enjoy themselves, so we celebrate themed events throughout the year. Our Annual Garden Party is one highlight, as are Christmas and other religious festivals observed by our residents. Birthdays are also an opportunity to make our residents feel special and, wherever we can, we involve family, friends and staff in the events.

Our Photos

Brambles Activities.pdf

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

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.
Our Pets

Please speak to the home manager.

Can You Bring Your Pet

We Welcome
Others (subject to review).

Park Avenue
New Longton

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 1st April 2022
Last rated 14th April 2022

14th April 2022

16th July 2021

1st January 2021

14th December 2019

6th September 2018

5th March 2016

Registration Date 23rd November 2015
Service Provider Century Care Limited, PR4 4AY
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
Bank, Chemist, Church, Garden Centre, Golf Club, Hospital, Library, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Post Office, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops, Surgery.

Frequently asked questions about The Brambles Rest Home

The Brambles Rest Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in April 2022.
The Brambles Rest Home provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
The Brambles Rest Home has 32 rooms.
Prices for The Brambles Rest Home start from £825.00 per week.
The Brambles Rest Home comes under Lancashire.
The Brambles Rest Home accepts Local Authority clients.
The Brambles Rest Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Lisa Twigg is the manager of The Brambles Rest Home.

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