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Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 1PD

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Profile Strength
Very Good 78%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
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.


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Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, End of Life, 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, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke.
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 Contact Tracing We have measures in place to identify and trace contact between people in our care setting.
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 Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

We have identified a safe visiting room with external access to allow safe visits.  We will have a visitor pod shortly in the garden.

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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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

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

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

What Else Do We Provide
Beauty Salon, Chiropodist, Cinema, GP, Library.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Sensory Garden.

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About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 80

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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

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.

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. 

Stuart Jackson
Stuart Jackson
Head Chef

My name is Stuart Jackson and I am delighted to be Head Chef at Weald Heights. I have an NVQ2 in Catering and Hospitality and am excited to join the team and experience a different side to catering. I have experience as a Head Chef in a renowned hotel and also a countryside pub. I believe that it is essential in my role to be approachable, understand the needs of the residents and inspire my team in their work. My biggest challenge was catering for 300 people on Christmas day with just 4 chefs. I won a competition (out of 320 chefs) and received national recognition in the company’s restaurants throughout the UK.  On a personal note, I have a wonderful, supportive family and love spending time with my wife and daughters. I am looking forward to meeting our residents and their families and showcasing my expertise within the home.

The Importance Of Meal Times

Eating well and staying hydrated are essential to staying healthy in later life. Meal times are the highlight of each day at Weald Heights. Our chef-led catering team produces a choice of dishes made from fresh ingredients all tailored to your loved one’s tastes and dietary needs. And if your loved one would like something that isn’t on the menu, we will cook something especially for them.


We Serve Food At
Afternoon Tea, All day snacks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

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Menu
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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.


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Bourchier Close
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 1PD

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/8bbe1c02-a00d-49f2-aba8-410d42780666
Report Published 13th September 2018
Registration Date 18th April 2017
Transport
Train Station nearby.

Nearby Services
Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Weald Heights

Weald Heights was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in September 2018.
Weald Heights provides Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Weald Heights has 80 rooms.
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.

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