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2 Frognal Avenue
Sidcup
DA14 6LF

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Very Good 88%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,447.00
Regulator's Rating Requires Improvement
Meet The Manager

Tracey Cheesman is Home Manager at Smyth Lodge.

Im a qualified general nurse and Ive worked in nursing since the 1980s.

I feel strongly that I and my team are here to help residents to live their best life. Its important to see them as a holistic person. Theyre a husband or wife, brother or sister, a mum or dad or a best friend. Theres a lot we can learn from them.

I love hearing residents and colleagues laughing together. Humour is so important. I enjoy engaging with my team, with the people we care for and with their loved ones. I enjoy combining my nursing skills with being a leader. I believe that being a nurse – and a home manager – is an honour.

Tracey Cheesman

Smyth Lodge care home in Sidcup, Kent offers the best of care in hotel-style surroundings.Our experienced team delivers nursing care and specialised dementia care. When the time comes, we offer compassionate, empathetic end of life care, too, allowing you every opportunity to spend time with your loved one. 

Near the town’s rich cultural heart, our care home in Sidcup offers a wealth of luxurious facilities, including a coffee shop, cinema and hair and beauty salon, so your loved one can continue to enjoy the lifestyle they deserve.

Each of the 80 rooms at Smyth Lodge care home in Kent are individually styled and furnished, with an en-suite wet-room, 24-hour nurse call system and flat screen TV. Your loved one will be free to personalise their room with their own photos, pictures and possessions too if they wish.


Introduction to Smyth Lodge care home
Living well with dementia at Smyth Lodge
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Complex Care, Convalescence, End of Life, High Dependency, Independent Living, Learning Disability (ALD), 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 Aids, Bariatric care, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Crohn's Disease, 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 Challenging Behaviour, Violent 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 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-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)

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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Minimum Age
65

Contract
care-uk-contract-document (1).pdf
Our Building and Facilities

Smyth Lodge care home in Sidcup, Kent offers the best of care in hotel-style surroundings.Our experienced team delivers nursing care and specialised dementia care. When the time comes, we offer compassionate, empathetic end of life care, too, allowing you every opportunity to spend time with your loved one. 

Near the town’s rich cultural heart, our care home in Sidcup offers a wealth of luxurious facilities, including a coffee shop, cinema and hair and beauty salon, so your loved one can continue to enjoy the lifestyle they deserve.


How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

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

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Chiropodist, Coffee Shop, Dentist, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Minibus, Optician.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Seating, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

Our Photos

Description

Our bedrooms are beautifully decorated with en suite facilities. Residents are encouraged to bring along some home comforts for the personal touch.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 80
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 80

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Telephone Point.

Our Photos
Description

Every day our colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.


Our Team
Tracey Cheesman
Tracey Cheesman
Home Manager

Im a qualified general nurse and Ive worked in nursing since the 1980s.

I feel strongly that I and my team are here to help residents to live their best life. Its important to see them as a holistic person. Theyre a husband or wife, brother or sister, a mum or dad or a best friend. Theres a lot we can learn from them.

I love hearing residents and colleagues laughing together. Humour is so important. I enjoy engaging with my team, with the people we care for and with their loved ones. I enjoy combining my nursing skills with being a leader. I believe that being a nurse – and a home manager – is an honour.

Julie Ayres
Julie Ayres
Deputy Manager

I’m an experienced care manager and was keen to join Care UK because it’s an organisation with impressive values, a strong portfolio of homes around the country, and it is dedicated to providing residents with person-centred care. That’s an approach which is at the heart of my own values and ethos of care.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to be part of the Smyth Lodge team right from the start, building the team and making our stunning new building into a warm and friendly home from home for residents. I’m looking forward to helping to make a difference to the older people in our care and forging strong relationships with them and their families. 

I like to unwind by going for a daily run and long walks with my dog. It’s also great to get together with friends and family and to see more of the world as often as I can on holidays. 

Adam Bain
Adam Bain
Head Chef

I come from a background in pubs and restaurants and I joined Smyth Lodge in late 2018 because I was keen to have a new challenge. I wanted to provide great food for older people, and to turn my hand to cooking something different each day.

I’m driven to deliver the highest standards of food quality and dining experience for residents. I care about what I’m doing and who I do it for – and about using the best, freshest ingredients available. 

Away from work I enjoy spending time with my family, and pursuing my interests in football and Formula 1. I do also enjoy cooking in my own time too. To use a sports analogy, there’s everything to play for in our new care home at Smyth Lodge. I’m looking forward to seeing the home and my team grow and develop. 

Christine French
Christine French
Lifestyle Coordinator

I’ve been working in the care sector for over 25 years in care homes and domiciliary care. I started as a Care Assistant and became a Team Leader.

I joined Care UK because I knew people who worked for the organisation and who talked about the quality of care and the excellent training and support given to colleagues. I actually started working at Foxbridge House, Care UK’s care home in Oprington, before moving here to Smyth Lodge a little while after it opened. I appreciate how Care UK recognises your commitment and enables you to try different roles – that’s how I’ve been able to move from being a Team Leader to becoming a Lifestyle Coordinator.

I enjoy coming in first thing in the morning, meeting and greeting everyone and planning the day’s activities. I enjoy being a part of the residents’ life and working as part of a fun and supportive team, bringing new ideas to Smyth Lodge.

Marion Laing
Marion Laing
Business Administrator

My heart is in the care sector. I was a healthcare assistant in the NHS for 13 years and I’ve worked on the finance/admin side with another private care provider. I joined Care UK in 2018 because it has a fantastic reputation, with strong values, and I wanted to be a part of that. Smyth Lodge is also a beautiful place to work, and there’s a great team here. Everyone is focused on delivering great care, which is essential.

I love any opportunity to be involved in making the lives of residents as wonderful as possible. Outside of work, I like to fundraise – I’ve raised money for my local hospice by abseiling and skydiving. Who knows what I might do to raise money for residents! 

Tina Ford
Tina Ford
Head Housekeeper

I joined the Smyth Lodge team in 2020, having been Head Housekeeper at another care home for many years.  

In this role I think it’s important to be passionate and caring. You also need to know the job inside and out. First thing in the morning I enjoy walking around the home making sure everything is okay. I then go into the laundry to ensure that the residents’ clothes are all washed and ready. 

I take huge pride in making sure that Smyth Lodge is always to a high standard of cleanliness at all times. I enjoy talking to the residents every day about their lives and families.

I'm also the Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Champion for Smyth Lodge. It's my job to establish and maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness so that residents, colleagues and visitors keep safe.

Paul Burley
Paul Burley
Maintenance

I began working at Smyth Lodge in late 2018 – I’ve worked in maintenance for other care providers, but I watched the home being built and I was impressed by what I saw, so I thought I’d apply to join the team. 

I like to start the day by taking a walk around the home and the grounds to check that everything is okay. It’s a good opportunity to say hello to people too. It’s important to be patient and understanding and to be ready to turn your hand to anything in this job. You never know what each day will bring, or what new skills you’ll learn. 

Ours is a new home where everyone’s getting to know each other and the ways of working. It’s an exciting time, and it’s a great feeling to make a difference to the residents.  

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,447.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,638.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,502.00
Nursing Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,693.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £1,657.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Bexley
Region London
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding No

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.

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Activities Are So Important

From trips out to making wishes come true, holding events with the community, to birthdays and celebrations in the home, no two days are the same at Smyth Lodge.


Our Photos

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Singing, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.

2 Frognal Avenue
Sidcup
DA14 6LF

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Requires Improvement
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Requires Improvement
Responsive Requires Improvement
Effective Requires Improvement
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 29th January 2021
Last rated 25th February 2021
Reports

25th February 2021

30th July 2020

13th May 2020

Registration Date 4th February 2019
Service Provider Care UK Community Partnerships Ltd, CO4 9QB
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Nearby Services
Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Smyth Lodge

Smyth Lodge was given an overall rating of "Requires Improvement" by the CQC in February 2021.
Smyth Lodge provides Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Smyth Lodge has 80 rooms.
Prices for Smyth Lodge start from £1,447.00 per week.
Smyth Lodge is owned by Care UK.
No. Smyth Lodge does not offer Residential care.
Yes. Smyth Lodge does offer Respite care.
Yes. Smyth Lodge does provide care for people with Dementia.
Smyth Lodge does not accept Local Authority clients.
Tracey Cheesman is the manager of Smyth Lodge.

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