The award winning, family-run Church Farm Nursing Home, Cotgrave, Nottingham is expanding and opening a new dementia care home offering person-centred care on the former Skylarks site on Adbolton Lane, West Bridgford. 90 new jobs will be created, see article for recruitment contacts.
New care home gets set to launch a leading edge approach to dementia care
90 new jobs to be created as Church Farm at Skylarks, Nottingham opens late summer
Church Farm at Skylarks will be a landmark 33 bedroom purpose-built nursing home based upon the principles of Dr. David Sheard Chief Executive/founder of Dementia Care Matters, following a unique approach to care by focusing on the person rather than the dementia. Skylarks has commissioned Dementia Care Matters to work alongside the team, staff, families and people living in the home during the next year in the development of this new Butterfly Project Care Home. Butterfly Projects focus on providing real quality of life.
“Church Farm has already shown in their current care home that they know what great dementia care looks, sounds and feels like. They hold ‘Dementia Care Matters’ Butterfly Care Home Quality of Life Kitemark and are joining 58 projects across the UK and Ireland. We are excited to be working with them over the next year in proving that people living with a dementia will really matter at Church Farm at Skylarks.” said Dr David Sheard, Founder/CEO of Dementia Care Matters.
All residents at Church Farm at Skylarks can expect excellent facilities including spacious bedrooms with en-suite, with most rooms providing access to its own private garden, various shared living areas, café and gardens, and a comprehensive activity plan to ensure minds and bodies are kept active. There are future plans to develop a hairdressers, shop and pub, and to open up a further 30 rooms making Church Farm at Skylarks into a Dementia Community. The home is located adjacent to a large wheelchair-accessible nature reserve and close to 270 acres of Country Park, yet remains only 5 minutes drive away from Nottingham City Centre. All staff will receive specialist training based on the Dementia Care Matters principles which fundamentally focuses on maintaining and cherishing independence.
Patrick Atkinson, Director of Church Farm at Skylarks added “we are very delighted to be working with David and his wonderful team over the next twelve months and look forward to being the only people with two butterfly homes in the county.
We are passionate about delivering the best possible dementia care and providing a stimulating and interesting and safe environment for everyone to enjoy. This will include lots of different spaces and a much smaller house style of living, giving a far more homely feel, with every house having their own lounge and kitchen and front door. A large percentage of the rooms will have their own small garden where the person who lives there can add their own personal style.
The grounds are a joy as they really invigorate the soul, we are hoping to shortly be able to announce that we have a partnership with a local college to design and commission a dementia sensory garden that will be amazing in many ways, principally by allowing young people to work with people living with a dementia and allow everyone to grow and feed off the energy of such a wonderful project.”
90 new jobs will be created at Skylarks and recruitment is underway for administration staff, care assistants, trained nurses, domestic, laundry and kitchen staff. For all enquiries, please contact Lucy Atkinson on 07809 516882 / 01159894595.