Woodhurst Lodge

Woodhurst Lodge is a purpose-built facility for people with long term health conditions, including neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, acquired brain injury and cerebral palsy.

Philosophy

Our aim is to provide a care home with nursing support that offers support and stimulation to help people maximise their potential physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity within an individual person-centred 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.

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 including physiotherapists, speech & language therapists, occupational therapists and expert advice is available on any aspect of an individual’s care, recreational pursuits or environment. Psychological support is also available.

Activities

Woodhurst Lodge 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 and swimming.

The people we support benefit from the use of their own specially adapted vehicles for outings and sporting activities.

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 local colleges.

To arrange for support at Woodhurst Lodge, please call James Ferguson on 01444 401 228 or email heretohelp@sussexhealthcare.co.uk

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My sister is cared for at Woodhurst Lodge. They do an amazing job keeping her safe and her choices are always respected. Many thanks to the staff team. I would not like my sister in any other care home.
The staff team listen to any concerns I have and action them appropriately, always keeping the family in the loop. Many thanks, Woodhurst Lodge!

Sister of resident at Woodhurst Lodge, January 2020

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