Add to Shortlist
Profile Strength
Very Good 88%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,549.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Maria Covington is Home Manager at Weald Heights.

I am a trained, registered nurse and have specialised in caring for the elderly for nearly 25 years. I believe strongly in treating people as I would want to be treated, and I carry that through the way I manage my team and how we care for residents and support their families.

Before joining Weald Heights in October 2016, I had managed a care home with 62 rooms for a decade. I helped it to acquire an excellent reputation and long waiting list and set the standard in care in many ways. I’m aiming to achieve the same things at Weald Heights.

Care UK is a great place to work: it’s a well-respected organisation with a vision for elderly care. It also believes in properly training, rewarding and appreciating its people, and in supporting its homes to forge strong ties with their local communities. I’m looking forward to working with a skilled and passionate team to become a beacon of superb care in Sevenoaks, in Kent, and across the South East of England.

Maria Covington

The dedicated and highly skilled team at our ‘good’ rated care home in Sevenoaks delivers high quality residential, nursing, dementia, respite and end of life care.

Absolutely everything we do is personalised to your loved one. We get to know them extremely well and tailor every aspect of their care and experience at Weald Heights to their unique needs and interests.

We offer a quality and breadth of care that few local homes can match. Whether your loved one needs residential or nursing care, dementia or end of life care, our expert team has the skills and expertise to care for them even if their needs change.

Although we are unable to offer in-person show rounds at this time, through the use of video tours and video one-to-one consultations we are still available to help and support you through your care journey. Call to speak to one of our friendly team who can answer any questions you may have about the care available at Weald Heights. If you’re considering care for yourself or a loved one, we’re here for you.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, High Dependency, Independent Living, Mental Healthcare, 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 Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Depression, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy (MD), Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Parkinson's Disease, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, Stroke, Ulcerative Colitis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia 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 Contact Tracing We have measures in place to identify and trace contact between people in 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

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

More details coming soon

Social media provides an up to date window on the activities within a provider's setting.

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

Our Building and Facilities

Our Sevenoaks care home has its own café, hair and beauty salon, cinema and lovely gardens, which enables residents to enjoy a fantastic lifestyle. The home is divided into separate residential, nursing and dementia care suites. This creates a calm and close-knit atmosphere where people can get to know each other, and where people with similar needs can be cared for together. Importantly, residents on each suite enjoy their meals in a bistro-style dining room, where everything is tailored to their needs. Our stringent cleaning protocols ensure high traffic areas in the home are disinfected on a regular basis, and there are hand sanitising stations located throughout the home.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Jan 2017

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

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

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Chiropodist, Chiropractor, Cinema, Coffee Shop, Dentist, GP, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Minibus, Optician, Physiotherapy, Smoking Area.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Scenic Views, Seating, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Individual Heating Controls.

Our Photos

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 80

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Safe, Telephone Point, Wifi.

Our Photos
Description

Weald Heights is a large care home, so we have a big team to keep everything ticking along smoothly. Our colleagues are from diverse backgrounds and cultures, but we all share a common aim: to deliver superb care and meaningful experiences to residents. You can read our short biographies to find out more about us.


Our Team
Maria Covington
Maria Covington
Home Manager

I am a trained, registered nurse and have specialised in caring for the elderly for nearly 25 years. I believe strongly in treating people as I would want to be treated, and I carry that through the way I manage my team and how we care for residents and support their families.

Before joining Weald Heights in October 2016, I had managed a care home with 62 rooms for a decade. I helped it to acquire an excellent reputation and long waiting list and set the standard in care in many ways. I’m aiming to achieve the same things at Weald Heights.

Care UK is a great place to work: it’s a well-respected organisation with a vision for elderly care. It also believes in properly training, rewarding and appreciating its people, and in supporting its homes to forge strong ties with their local communities. I’m looking forward to working with a skilled and passionate team to become a beacon of superb care in Sevenoaks, in Kent, and across the South East of England.

Ursula Wegrzyniak
Ursula Wegrzyniak
Deputy Manager

I have a nursing degree and have worked in the UK’s care sector since 2009. I started out as a care assistant and I’m proud of the fact that, eight years later, I’m a deputy manager in a fantastic care home. I love seeing the work I do making a difference to people’s lives – it’s very rewarding. It’s always a good feeling going home knowing that I’ve done my best.

Weald Heights is a beautiful home, and we have a great team of people looking after lovely residents. While I’m just starting out at the home, I’m looking forward to being part of its success.

Amelia Moore
Amelia Moore
Customer Relations Manager

I decided to join Care UK as I find the care industry a rewarding place to work and was delighted to see Weald Heights being built in my local community. I felt that I had local knowledge of the area and the experience necessary to form part of a valued team.Prior to my role at Care UK, I worked in Human Resources Management and then worked as an Activities Coordinator, and In House training for other care homes. In my role as customer relations manager you need to be versatile, empathetic, caring and ensure that you can meet the individual needs of the resident and their relatives.My favourite part of the working day is seeing the residents enjoy their new home, whether it is taking part in an activity, talking to care team, or by being involved with things around the home but most of all to see them smile and laugh.

Joy Corbett
Joy Corbett
Lifestyle Lead

I am an experienced activity coordinator with 12 years’ experience and am thrilled to be working for Care UK as their Lifestyle Lead at Weald Heights. Care UK puts so much emphasis on providing fulfilling activities for residents, as part of the care we provide – it is an inspiring approach.

I love being with people and I am happiest just being with the residents, enjoying the activity we are doing. I am really enjoying supporting all our residents to get the most out of every day and I am looking forward to doing more of the same

Balasi Rauinath
Balasi Rauinath
Head Chef

As an experienced Head Chef Consultant, I’ve been involved in many interesting catering projects. I wanted to work in a Care UK home because as a large and innovative care organisation, it’s really pushing the boundaries in care sector catering, particularly with its ‘Dining with dignity’ approach. I’m keen to keep up with the trends in the sector, and this is the place to do it.

Lunchtime is the best part of the day because I love seeing the residents enjoying the food that my team and I have prepared for them. It’s always rewarding to get their feedback and know that we’re giving them the dishes and food experiences that they enjoy.

I’m passionate about great food and great service, and it’s amazing to work in a company where so many people feel the same way. Food, nutrition and hydration are vital to residents’ health and wellbeing and I’m proud of the part I’m playing in ensuring Weald Heights residents are treated to the very best every day.

Corina Constantin
Corina Constantin
Clinical Lead and Infection Prevention and Control Champion

I joined Weald Heights as clinical lead because Care UK is renowned for its expertise and high standards in care. It’s the leading care provider, in my opinion.

My experience as a qualified nurse enables me to be part of a strong clinical team that ensures a high standard of care for all residents. As the IPC champion I establish and maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness so that residents and colleagues are kept safe. I ensure that all colleagues have received the latest training in infection control and are on hand to ensure the team work to the highest standards.

Across my roles it’s my responsibility to ensure that residents receive the best of care, and that colleagues are supported through training and problem solving. I always aim to be understanding, empathetic and a good team leader. I enjoy working as part of a bigger team and interacting with residents and colleagues.

Wendy Rawlins
Wendy Rawlins
Business Administrator

I joined Weald Heights in 2018 – I was working as an administrator in another care home before I moved here. I liked the sound of Care UK: it treats colleagues and residents very well. It was a good move for me. 

This role is about being efficient and friendly. Being fair and helpful, whether I’m supporting residents and their families or colleagues, is key, as people can be under pressure. 

Weald Heights is an extremely welcoming home, and it’s a great place to work too. I’ve got some fantastic colleagues, and I love being around the residents as well. I look forward to the afternoons here. By that point I’ve ticked quite a lot off my list, and I can spend some time chatting with the residents. 

Theresa Ford
Theresa Ford
Head Housekeeper

I’ve been working as a housekeeper for seven years and through sheer dedication to the role I’ve worked my way up, until, five years ago, I had the opportunity to run my own department.

I pride myself on being very organised, making sure that my team and I are always on top of everything we need to do each day. Working at Weald Heights is a fresh and exciting challenge, and I’m looking forward to learning more and going above and beyond for the residents, my colleagues and the home as a whole.

Lola
Lola
Canine Relations Manager

Hi everyone. I joined Weald Heights by popular demand, when a number of residents said they'd love to have a dog around the place. My mum, whose owner works at Weald Heights, had me and my brothers and sisters soon after.

I was naturally the cutest of the bunch so it only took Maria, the Home Manager, to see a picture of me to know that I'd be a perfect companion for the residents, and a natural asset to the home.

I've settled into care home life very well. There's always a lap to sit on, someone to make a fuss of me, and a treat to enjoy. As I relax and get used to everyone, I'm also letting people see my more mischievous side. I like to keep everyone on their toes!

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,549.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,740.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,604.00
Nursing Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,795.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Kent
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 Gluten-free Pink tick icon Halal Pink tick icon Kosher Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Our Menu Pink tick icon sample menu.pdf
Our Photos
Activities Are So Important

Activities and entertainment are hugely important at our care home in Sevenoaks. Our four-strong Lifestyle team have gone above and beyond to make sure that residents’ lives remain not only as normal as they can, but have spent time both adapting some favourite activities, as well as developing new ones, to ensure everyone can enjoy fun and engaging things to do every day while maintaining social distance and keeping safe. 

We’re also passionate about fulfilling residents’ wishes. We’ve supported a gentleman to take a tour of the Royal Albert Hall, and enabled a keen golfer to tee off at a local course. And when several residents said they’d love to have a dog, Lola, our adorable cockapoo was the result. 

Weald Heights residents have set up their own clubs, including a knitting group and ‘ladies who lunch’ and gentlemen’s clubs. Other residents love leading activities. One lady helps with dusting, while a gentleman proofreads our meeting minutes. Another gentleman was our Santa at Christmas time!

Of course, activities may not be for everyone. There are always opportunities for socially distanced one-to-one time with a member of the team, whether your loved one would like a relaxed chat, is keen to work on their life history book, or pop out for a shopping trip in Sevenoaks. We’re only a few minutes’ walk from the high street, after all.


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, Pilates, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Residents' Committee, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games, Yoga.

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

Bourchier Close
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 1PD

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 27th April 2021
Last rated 15th May 2021
Reports

15th May 2021

13th September 2018

Registration Date 18th April 2017
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
Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

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

Frequently asked questions about Weald Heights

Weald Heights was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in May 2021.
Weald Heights provides Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Weald Heights has 80 rooms.
Prices for Weald Heights start from £1,549.00 per week.
Weald Heights is owned by Care UK.
No. Weald Heights does not offer Residential care.
Yes. Weald Heights does offer Respite care.
Yes. Weald Heights does provide care for people with Dementia.
Maria Covington is the manager of Weald Heights.

Profile Last Updated: 14 May 2022 | Report this Profile

The UK's largest & most detailed directory of elderly care and retirement living options

12,735

Care Homes

12,725

Home Care Services

456

Live-in Care Services

1,839

Retirement Living Developments

Autumna is the UK's largest and most comprehensive later-life living & elderly care directory. Our detailed search facility and team of expert advisors can help you find the best care homes, nursing homes, retirement homes, retirement villages, home care, and live-in care services for you or your loved one's needs. Our website is free to use, we are proudly independent, and we never take referral fees.

>