Welcome to Shedfield Lodge
Everyone living at Shedfield Lodge is valued and supported to live a full a life as possible, while maintaining and regaining independence, where possible. We understand the uniqueness of every individual and provide a social environment that supports the requirements of each individual, enabling them to be the person they want to be, maintaining dignity, stimulating minds and giving a sense of purpose.
By understanding the world from the prospective of the person experiencing a Dementia, we are able to offer specialist care, centred around each individual ensuring inclusion, respect and choice.
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Shedfield Lodge Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Shedfield Lodge will continue to review our Pandemic Policy and Procedure and have completed our checklist to ensure that Shedfield Lodge is prepared and that robust business continuity plans are in place. We will ensure all protocols are adheard to.
Shedfield Lodge will ensure that staff have access to the latest Coronavirus information & continue to follow our robust procedures and the WHO advice to reduce the risk of contracting the virus and reducing the risk of spreading it.
We have a 4 Phase Proactive Action Plan. As of 08:00hrs, Saturday 14th March 2020, we are in Phase 3 which prohibits all but essential visits (Emergency Services/GP/Medical/Clinical)
We will keep information updated as we receive it.
You can get daily updates by visiting the gov.uk website that publishes new information everyday at 2.00pm
You can also get information on the NHS website
Media in May 2020
Following numerous failed PPE deliveries leading to the realisation that thousands of pounds worth of supplies, some ordered in January, simply were not coming, it was to our delight that we received a call from the Daily Mail asking how we were coping with the PPE shortage being experienced by so many other care homes. We explained our situation & they said that may be able to help via their charity, Mail Force. Later that day we received a delivery of masks & coveralls.
Our normal suppliers were simply overwhelmed by the demand for goods & simply could not cope. So the Daily Mail, it's readers & it's charity really did help us out. While we received lots of postive support on our social media platforms, we did receive a lot of negativity via email, which led to our Registered Manager's response being published.
2020 so far...
We, as the official Ambassador Care Home for Care Campaign For The Vulnerable, attended an Open Day on the 29th January to help other Care Homes & Service Providers understand how Safety Monitoring in Care Homes can be implemented easily & the reassurance it offers families, while protecting privacy & maintaining the dignity of everyone living in the care home & those working there as well. We were able to answer their questions, talk about our reasons for using safety monitoring and our experiences and also outline the process of consultation, policies, procedures and due dilligence prior to installation.
Throughout the year we will also be attending other events to promote the benefits of Safety Monitoring in care settings
What's coming up in 2020...
Our Registered Manager, Alicia Taskis (pictured left) has written a new 'Manager's Brief' which is her review of the past 12 months at Shedfield Lodge, it can be downloaded by clicking the link.
Alicia's review looks at new things we have started, such as 'Fellows of The Forge', a support group for husbands who have wives living here, after the success of our 'Wives Club'.
Also reviewed is our Award Night, where we collected the Award for Inspirational Leaders in Care & one of our team, Kathy, was presented with the Award for Inspirational Individual in care.
We have also been awarded with the ISO 9001:2015 which specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization:
a) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and
b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
We would like to congratulate Nikki McCrudden & Maria Willis on their recent promotions. Due to the increased area of responsibilities of our Registered Manager, Alicia Taskis, the role of Deputy Manager has been created, which is Nikki’s new role, which in turn has seen Maria promoted to the position of Head of Care.
Nikki has been at the Lodge for over 20 years and has a vast amount of knowledge and experience of the day to day running of our home.
Over the past year, Maria has had a more active role in supporting the management team, in respect of policies, procedures, legislation as well as clinical requirements within the home, so it was a natural progression for her to assume the role of Head of Care.
We wish Nikki (pictured left) and Maria (pictured right) the very best of luck in their new roles and are sure they will receive the support of the whole team
We have many plans for the year ahead that will see further work done around Shedfield Lodge to improve the lives of everyone living here, such as second quiet lounge, library & a salon.
The Great CCTV In Care Debate
Care Campaign for the Vulnerable organised and hosted a unique and much anticipated CCTV in Care Homes debate on the evening of Tuesday 29th October 2019, welcoming care industry professionals to discuss the emotive and important subject of safety monitoring in all care homes. The first event of it's kind saw a panel of experts, including our Proprietor Andrew Geach & Simon, answer questions from many of Care Campaign For The Vulnerable's 50,000 supporters on our social media forums as well as a LIVE audience asking questions on privacy, compliancy and safeguarding vulnerable residents and staff. The panel also included Professor Martin Green OBE, CEO Care England, Nino Caffaro Probate Lawyer, Trudi Scrivener CEO Ashridge Home Care, Ben Wilson Care Protect Limited, Karin Flower Family in Care, Shaun Keep Say So Limited, Rachel Becket Chairman Wellburn Care Homes, Sally Blackden Dementia Care Trainer, Donald Diamond, Senior Community Engagement Officer at Care Qualities Communities Practice
The end of the debate our 'Should all care homes have safety monitoring in communal areas and private rooms with consent' poll saw 97% of the public say YES. We are leading the way raising awareness for the use of Safety monitoring in all care homes and we understand visiting many care homes and talking to care industry professionals, families and carers are welcoming safety monitoring and dispelling the myths surrounding lack of privacy and dignity. We are grateful to Professor Martin Green OBE for his attendance and valued contribution. We would like to thank everyone for making this special evening a great success and our thanks also go to all our wonderful experts in care panel. We would also like to give our special thanks to our audience members who turned up to add their voices to this very emotive debate.
BBC Music Day
Thursday 26th September 2019
BBC Music Day is the UK wide, annual celebration of the power of music to change lives, with over a thousand events across the UK and broadcasts on TV, Radio and Digital.
Events and broadcasts across the week.
The theme this year is music and wellbeing; the power of music to inspire, bring us together and make a positive impact.