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35 Broadway
Sandown
Isle Of Wight
PO36 9BD

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Profile Strength
Very Good 84%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,000.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Lesley Shaw is Home manager at The Briars.

Hello, my name is Lesley Shaw and I am proud to be the Home Manager of The Briars. We are based in the seaside town of Sandown on the Isle of Wight. The Briars is a specialised dementia home where the residents always come first. Our aim is to provide high quality care, in a safe and friendly environment, which respects the rights, dignity and privacy for all who live here.
Being a specialised dementia home my staff are highly qualified and dedicated ensuring everyone can live their life to the fullest. It is a privilege to be part of the team. I am a qualified, experienced manager, I believe in openness and transparency and always have time for a cup of tea and a chat. At The Briars we have strong links to our local community and always welcome new friends.

Lesley Shaw

The Briars care home in Sandown on the Isle of Wight is one of the best care homes on the island. The home delivers exceptional residential care and the best possible dementia care. The Briars was recently rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. This places the home in the top 1% of all care homes in the country.

The Briars is led by an exceptional manager who received “Care Home Manager of the Year 2017” award covering the whole of the Isle of Wight. The team delivers exceptional personalised care to each and every resident. This ensures that residents are at all times treated with the utmost dignity and respect.

The Briars is the only care home on the Isle of Wight which received this accreditation from the Eden Alternative. This international benchmark recognises the care quality. It shows that staff at the care home put the residents at the heart of everything they do including all of the key decisions the home makes.


The Briars
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For End of Life, Palliative.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth.
Nursing Specialisms Cancer, Epilepsy, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Challenging Behaviour, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Frontotemporal, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementias, Picks Disease, Vascular Dementia.
Respite Care Yes

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Minimum Age
65

LGBTQ Welcome
Our Building and Facilities

We have three brightly lit, comfortable, well decorated lounges – one is a quiet lounge and the others are used for games and activities. There are three conservatories. We also have an award-winning garden for the residents to use with raised flower beds and a summer room.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
No

How Many Floors We Have
4

Who Owns Our Building
Charity

Communal Rooms
Conservatory, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Chiropodist, Dentist, GP, Hairdressers, Optician.

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

How 'Smart' Are We?
Individual Heating Controls.

Brochures
The Briars.pdf

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Description

The home has a total of 38 single bedrooms with en-suite facilities. Although each room is fully furnished to a high standard, residents are encouraged to bring in personal items such as pictures, ornaments and small items of furniture. The rooms are also equipped with a call bell system and TV point.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 38
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 38

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Telephone Point.

Description

Our first priority is always the care and wellbeing of our residents. We ensure residents feel safe and comfortable at all times. Our staff are highly trained to deliver individualised care for those with general care needs as well as those living with dementia.


Our Team
Lesley Shaw
Lesley Shaw
Home manager

Hello, my name is Lesley Shaw and I am proud to be the Home Manager of The Briars. We are based in the seaside town of Sandown on the Isle of Wight. The Briars is a specialised dementia home where the residents always come first. Our aim is to provide high quality care, in a safe and friendly environment, which respects the rights, dignity and privacy for all who live here.
Being a specialised dementia home my staff are highly qualified and dedicated ensuring everyone can live their life to the fullest. It is a privilege to be part of the team. I am a qualified, experienced manager, I believe in openness and transparency and always have time for a cup of tea and a chat. At The Briars we have strong links to our local community and always welcome new friends.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,000.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Isle of Wight
Region South East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

The menu caters for all dietary needs and preferences. It consists of the sort of traditional home cooking that the residents have always cooked for themselves and still wish to eat today. Just like the menu, the activity plan was created in consultation with the residents. This ensures it contains all of the things that they want to do to keep their body and minds as active as possible.


We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Activities Are So Important

Our activities are personalised to suit our residents’ wishes and interests and to enable them to stay as active and independent as possible. We have a dedicated Activities Coordinator who organises a schedule of entertainment and activities that is woven into the fabric of the day. In this way we keep days interesting and fun for all. There are also regular visits by a hairdresser and chiropodist.


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Activities At Home
Animal Petting, Board Games, Choir, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Excursions, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Music Entertainment, Painting, Pet Therapy, Pilates, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Singing, Word Games, Yoga.

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

By arrangement of the home manager


We Welcome
Others (subject to review).

35 Broadway
Sandown
Isle Of Wight
PO36 9BD

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Outstanding
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 30th March 2021
Last rated 19th March 2020
Reports

15th April 2021

19th March 2020

11th July 2017

5th June 2015

7th January 2015

30th May 2013

5th March 2013

Registration Date 7th December 2010
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Ferry.

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

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

Frequently asked questions about The Briars

The Briars was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in March 2020.
The Briars provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Prices for The Briars start from £1,000.00 per week.
The Briars is owned by Greensleeves Care.
Yes. The Briars does offer Residential care.
Yes. The Briars does offer Respite care.
Yes. The Briars does provide care for people with Dementia.
The Briars comes under Isle of Wight.
Lesley Shaw is the manager of The Briars.

Profile Last Updated: 03 Dec 2021 | Report this Profile

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