Beechcroft Care Centre

Comfortably housed in an elegant villa on the outskirts of East Grinstead, Beechcroft Care Centre caters for young adults with learning and physical disabilities. Opened in 2008, this specialist care home with nursing and residential facilities for 30 young people in three ten-bedded homes has been equipped with technology to aid care and provides a safe, comfortable and homely environment for the people we support.

Philosophy

Our aim is to provide a home that offers a safe and comfortable environment with support and stimulation to help people maximise their physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity with a person-centre care plan. The people we support have the right to live as normal a life as possible and to have the respect of those who support them.

Person-Centred Planning is at the forefront of our philosophy with the individual’s needs and wishes at the centre of our service.

The friendly and homely atmosphere we have created at Beechcroft Care Centre ensures that people are able to continue their lifestyle with personal privacy and dignity. The peace and tranquillity of our lovely home and gardens are enjoyed by the people we support, and they can be confident of a high standard of care.

Care and Support

The home is registered to provide nursing and residential care. Specialist nursing care is available 24 hours a day throughout the home, supported by a team of dedicated carers. The focus of the care and support is based on our person-centred philosophy.

Therapy Input

SHC has access to a range of trusted external therapists. Physiotherapy, speech & language therapy, Chiropody, Reflexology and Aromatherapy are available on request. Experts are available to advise on any aspect of an individual’s care, recreational pursuits or environment. Beechcroft Care Centre also offers a variety of complementary therapies.

Activities

Beechcroft Care Centre has the benefit of an Activities Co-ordinator who devises and carries out personalised activity plans, alongside the individual’s key worker.

The many activities include alternative and complementary therapies, dance and movement, music, arts and crafts, cooking, hydrotherapy, swimming, and riding for the disabled. The people we support benefit from the use of their own specially adapted vehicles for outings and sporting activities. There is a mini-bus onsite which can take the people we support out into the community.

Participation in further education and leisure activities at local colleges and outreach facilities are available to all.

Every effort is made to enable people to keep in touch with relatives and friends. Advocacy and volunteer befriending schemes are encouraged.

Training

All staff undertake an induction programme of instruction when joining SHC. In addition, a system of supervision and support for care staff enables them to gain experience and increase their skills.

Extensive in-house training is provided by the SHC Training Academy and QCF courses are undertaken in conjunction with the local colleges.

To arrange for support at Beechcroft Care Centre, please call Ivy McEwan on 01342 300 499 or email heretohelp@sussexhealthcare.co.uk

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We are very happy with the way our daughter has been looked after. The staff are both caring and professional. The building and physical environment are also of a very high standard.

Father of resident at Beechcroft Care Centre, East Grinstead

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