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Brook Street
Woodchurch
Ashford
Kent
TN26 3SN

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Profile Strength
Excellent 90%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,495.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Claire Skinner is Registered Manager at Woodchurch House.

Woodchurch House is a brand new development from Graham Care Ltd. It will be the seventh home owned by the group and their fourth establishment in Kent.

Woodchurch House provide accommodation and nursing care for residents in studio and one bedroom suites.

The home is divided into two social groups, one for physical frailty and the other for people with dementia/mental illness.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Alcohol and Drugs misuse, Bariatric care, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Crohn's Disease, Crohns, Depression, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Huntington Disease, Korsakoff, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy (MD), Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Pain Management, Parkinson's Disease, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, Prader Willi Syndrome, Schizophrenia, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Ulcerative Colitis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Challenging Behaviour, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Our Building and Facilities

Woodchurch House is a brand new development from Graham Care Ltd. It will be the seventh home owned by the group and their fourth establishment in Kent.

The home provides accommodation for residents with significant care needs in studio and one bedroom suites which can be rented or bought outright.

The home is be divided into three social groups for physical frailty and various types of dementia/mental illness. Working age adults will be catered for as well as older people. Full 24 hour nursing care is be available for all residents, so that they can have a home for life within the scheme. Residents’ spouses can also be accommodated, so that couples can stay together even when one develops the need for on-going care.


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
Chiropodist, GP, Lift, Optician, Physiotherapy.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Individual Heating Controls.

Brochures
woodchurch brochure 06-12.pdf

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Description

The care suites provide residents with much more space than nursing home bedrooms, but with the same level of nursing care and support. At Woodchurch, some of the care suites are specially for dementia sufferers who would otherwise need to move into a traditional EMI nursing home.

As well as giving residents additional space for personal effects and mementos,  our care suites differ from traditional nursing home bedrooms in three important ways:

    1. Social space with comfortable seats so that residents’ families and friends can spend good quality time together in privacy and comfort
    2. Dining space so that residents can enjoy their meals in their own room, if they wish.
    3. A kitchenette so that residents and their guests can prepare drinks and snacks.

There is a choice of studio or one bedroom suites, all with en-suite shower rooms. They all benefit from the secure entrance to the building.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 60
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 60

Type Of Room
Shared Room, Single Room, Studio.

Room Features
Direct Garden Access, Furnished, Garden View, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Catch up TV, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Private Patio, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point.

Our Photos
Description

Our in-house care is planned and monitored by Registered Nurses at all times. This enables Woodchurch House to be a “home for life” for most residents.

The philosophy behind our nursing care is that residents should be able to live in the home with dignity and have staff available to support them to live as full and active a life as possible. To achieve this, our Registered Nurses endeavour to:

  • Involve residents, carers and their families in planning each resident’s care.
  • Monitor each resident’s physical well being as necessary.
  • Provide hands-on nursing care in-house.
  • Support residents in doing things for themselves and maximising their independence, including keeping contact with the outside community.
  • Plan a choice of tasty and nutritious food.
  • Take into account the needs and wishes of residents, and plan a variety of leisure and social activities.
  • Respect residents’ modesty and make sure that they look respectable, while recognising residents’ choice about what they wear.

Our Team
Claire Skinner
Claire Skinner
Registered Manager
Anya
Anya
Care Assistant
Danielle
Danielle
Care Assistant
Gary Lamb
Gary Lamb
Head Chef

Gary started his career aged 18 at the Ashford International Hotel, where he learnt all areas of catering. He later went on to become a sous chef in a fine dinning restaurant, where his emphasise was always on producing high quality meals using fresh and seasonal foods. He later worked at Grosvenor Court where he became Head Chef and this is where he learnt to cater for specialist dietary requirements, working within a budget, looking after staff as well as producing fresh and seasonal menus.

Gary has been able to bring all his knowledge and experience to Woodchurch House and is truly enjoying working in such a great environment. He enjoys the challenge of creating new and exciting menus that fulfil all of the various dietary needs, and  enjoys creating menus for the events and parties that are held at Woodchurch House.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,495.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,395.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,395.00
Nursing Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,395.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £1,395.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Kent
Region South East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare 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 Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Our Menu Pink tick icon Woochurch-Menu-19-11-11.pdf
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Activities Are So Important

The home has Social Co-ordinators who co-ordinate an active programme of crafts, games and hobbies, as well as regular events, social activities and excursions.  Group activities are more popular in the main lounge to include weekly musical entertainment and a craft group.  Some recent activities include a cooking session, a quiz and an exercise group. Outside entertainers visit on a regular basis. An annual visit to a farm to see the new born lambs is always very popular.

Please click below for the current month’s programme:

  • Downstairs Programme
  • Upstairs Programme

Residents’ views are sought on what type of entertainment and outings they wish to have available and the activities programme is built on their preferences. Some residents prefer to spend time in their own room, it is their choice.

A specific programme of activities and experiences is offered with one to one attention for example reading, talking, manicure and massage.

Our Social Co-ordinators compile residents’ “Life Stories” by obtaining information from family, long standing friends, old work colleagues, etc. and assembling it into portfolios.  These help to bring back old memories and form the basis of discussions to aid reminiscence.


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Timetables
Woodchurch Activities Programme - Downstairs.pdf Woodchurch Activities Programme - Upstairs.pdf

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Excursions, Exercise Class, Music Entertainment, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

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

To be arranged by the home manager


Can You Bring Your Pet
No

Brook Street
Woodchurch
Ashford
Kent
TN26 3SN

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 10th August 2021
Last rated 16th September 2021
Reports

16th September 2021

15th January 2021

28th March 2020

26th March 2019

12th December 2017

1st August 2017

7th December 2016

18th October 2016

13th April 2016

11th September 2014

26th June 2014

14th May 2014

11th January 2014

19th June 2013

14th March 2013

Registration Date 8th May 2012
Service Provider Woodchurch House Limited, TN26 3SN
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

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

Frequently asked questions about Woodchurch House

Woodchurch House was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in September 2021.
Woodchurch House provides Nursing, Dementia and Residential care.
Woodchurch House has 60 rooms.
Prices for Woodchurch House start from £1,495.00 per week.
Woodchurch House is owned by The Graham Care Group.
Yes. Woodchurch House does offer Residential care.
No. Woodchurch House does not offer Respite care.
Yes. Woodchurch House does provide care for people with Dementia.
Woodchurch House accepts Local Authority clients.
Woodchurch House accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Claire Skinner is the manager of Woodchurch House.

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