Darwin Court Care Centre

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Profile Strength
Very Good 88%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Steven King is Home Manager at Darwin Court Care Centre.

The home is situated in a quiet residential area of Lichfield, close to Stowe Pool, which is a site of special scientific interest (SSI). Nursing and dementia care is also offered on the first, second and third floors, so we cater across the board. But whatever your needs, our dedicated Activity Coordinators ensure that there is always something to stimulate you and keep you on your toes.  From the top floor to the bottom, life at Darwin is supportive and above all fun.

Residential homes are not normally associated with penthouse suites, but Darwin is no ordinary care home. The top floor (Spires Suite) of Darwin Court Care Home is devoted to exclusive retirement living – beautifully furnished suites with a huge rooftop garden and views out across Lichfield city to the cathedral and the hills beyond. Something of a unique proposition.

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Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth.
Nursing Specialisms Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Crohns, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Ulcerative Colitis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Challenging Behaviour, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Violent Behaviour, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
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.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

We are confident that our care homes are now some of the very safest places to live and work.

All of our staff have been trained in additional and heightened cleansing protocols and hygiene regimes, and these are being supported by a leading sanitisation system as part of our comprehensive infection controls. Testing regimes will continue for staff, residents and visitors.

We have re-aligned the resident in-house services to meet social distance guidance from the Government, for areas such as lounges and dining rooms, and for visiting entertainers and hair dressers; we are working hard to restore these services within the ‘new normal’ circumstances as soon as we can, when lockdown rules allow.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
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

Avery Healthcare has invested in outdoor garden ‘visitor pods’

The pods, are a garden room specifically designed to facilitate safe face-to-face contact with relatives and visitors. Each pod contains a floor to ceiling partition screen and a hands-free intercom so that communication is clear and safe for use. They are fitted with internal electrics and two, low-surface temperature electric panel heaters – suitable for these winter months.

Darwin Court Care Centre safe visiting space
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

More details coming soon

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Minimum Age

LGBTQ Welcome
Our Building and Facilities

Communal spaces are vibrant, light and airy, and there’s always a quiet spot to be found, if you don’t want to engage in social activities.

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

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

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Cinema, Hairdressers, Lift, Minibus.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating.

Well Being Brochure.pdf

Our Photos


Bedrooms are spacious and come with walk-in showers and flat screen TVs, and are furnished to a high standard. We like our residents to bring in their own things with them to add a personal touch to their rooms and make them feel more at home. We also have private penthouse suites.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 112
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 112

Type Of Room
Apartment, Separate Sitting Room, Shared Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Freeview TV, Safe, Secure Access, Wifi.

Our Photos

We believe that your later years should be as enriching as any other, and that being cared for shouldn’t mean that your quality of living is compromised, whatever your age, whatever your condition. The design of our homes and our carefully selected staff, combined with our diligent approach to each and every resident, affords them the opportunity to flourish, make new friends, maintain contact with their local communities and live a life of possibility.

Our Team
Steven King
Steven King
Home Manager
Funding Types
Local Authority Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

Mealtimes are often the highlight of the day and there is always a choice of freshly prepared, well thought-out food that is full of goodness. We believe in supporting the local economy and use Lichfield based butchers, grocers and greengrocers for most of our produce. We also like to grow as many of our own herbs as we can, as it involves the residents and adds extra freshness and taste.

Meals are sociable occasions and can be enjoyed with a glass of wine, but if you want to take your meal in the privacy of your own room, then that’s fine too. Guests are always welcome to join us for lunch or dinner — and a glass of wine, of course.

Between meal times there are freshly baked cakes and biscuits to enjoy with a nice cup of tea. If the weather is fine, our roof garden with its big sky and uninterrupted views, is the perfect spot to enjoy elevenses. Come and join us!

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

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

Our Photos

Avery Sample Menu.pdf
Activities Are So Important

Life cannot always be a bed of roses, whether you are living in your own home or you are in a home. But life at Darwin is yours to live, and yes, we do have some beds of roses! You can be involved as much or as little as you want. However, it is our philosophy that being active mentally and physically is good for the well-being. Walk into the lounges and you will be struck by the absence of TVs, and notice the chatter and activity that fills the room. No slumping here, then!  How you choose to spend your time is, of course entirely up to each person and many residents prefer to relax with a book or catch up with the papers in one of our quiet lounges.

Gardening plays quite a large part in the life of the home. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Fresh air and exercise are good for you.
  • You can work from a wheelchair.
  • You can eat the fruits of your labours.
  • Flowers brighten everything up.
  • You can have trips out to garden centres.
  • You can feel the soil in your hands and be connected to the earth.

We have mini-greenhouses on each floor as well as extensive outdoor gardens. There are many indoor activities too. We place an emphasis on reminiscing, learning life stories and providing stimulation, whether through the wonders of the internet, i-pads and Skyping, or by having a good one-to-one chat. Check out our Facebook pages to see what goes on and be kept informed.

We often get out of the home too and visit sites of local interest, whether it’s a trip to the theatre, a Sunday pub lunch, a group stroll or bird spotting around Stowe Pool.

There are regular visits from local community groups, both young and old, faith or interest based, as Darwin Court is now firmly embedded in the local Lichfield community.

Our Photos

Avery Sample Well-Being Activities Calendar.pdf

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Excursions, Exercise Class, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Reminiscence, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions.
Our Pets

Pets to be discussed with the home manager.

Wissage Road
WS13 6SP

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Requires Improvement
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 30th August 2019
Last rated 14th September 2019

14th September 2019

29th September 2018

3rd May 2017

Registration Date 9th December 2016
Bus Stop nearby, Train Station nearby.

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

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

Frequently asked questions about Darwin Court Care Centre

Darwin Court Care Centre was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in September 2019.
Darwin Court Care Centre provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Darwin Court Care Centre has 112 rooms.
Darwin Court Care Centre is owned by Avery.
Yes. Darwin Court Care Centre does offer Residential care.
Yes. Darwin Court Care Centre does offer Respite care.
Yes. Darwin Court Care Centre does provide care for people with Dementia.
Darwin Court Care Centre comes under Staffordshire.
Darwin Court Care Centre accepts Local Authority clients.
Darwin Court Care Centre accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Steven King is the manager of Darwin Court Care Centre.

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