Sharnbrook House

High Street, Sharnbrook, Bedford MK44 1PB

Sharnbrook House, Bedford, Bedfordshire
Sharnbrook House, Bedford, Bedfordshire
Sharnbrook House, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Sharnbrook House in Sharnbrook, between Wellingborough and Bedford, is set in acres of gardens and offers residential and dementia care to older people.

The light and airy bedrooms are mostly en-suite and are well furnished.

All food is healthy and delicious and residents can influence the menu with requests and ideas. The home offers a choice of freshly cooked dishes with special dietary requirements catered for.      

Residents can participate in a wide variety of engaging activities organised within and outside the home, according to their interests. Outdoor pursuits are provided by trips to local areas of interest.

Residents also benefit from a wide range of therapeutic and social activities, designed to stimulate and improve quality of life as well as providing enjoyment and fun.

Group: Greensleeves Care

Person in charge: Pat Laing (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bedford Borough Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , 30 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Stroke

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): German, Italian, Tagalog

Single Rooms: 30

Rooms with ensuite WC: 7

Facilities & Services: Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on Sharnbrook House: click here

* Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 9.3 (9.280)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Sharnbrook House is based on 9 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.280 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.78 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.5 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

  • The maximum Review Score for a care home / service is 10 and it is based on the published (including Restricted Publication) Reviews in the last 2 years. When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

    The Review Score of 9.280 for Sharnbrook House is based on 9 Reviews/Recommendations in the last 2 years.

  • The Review Score (maximum of 10) is made up of a Quality Score (maximum of 5) and Quantity Score (maximum of 5):

    • Quality Score: 5 Points are available for the average rating. For each review the care home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The care home / service receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating. (Please note that the ratings of Very Poor and Poor have only been available since the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015.)

      The Quality Score (average rating) of 4.78 for Sharnbrook House is calculated as follows: ( (79 Excellents x 5) + (20 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 100 Ratings = 4.78

    • Quantity Score: 5 Points are available for the number of 'Positive Reviews' for a care home / service. A Positive Review is defined as:

      • Any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this care provider to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

      • Any Recommendation. Before the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015 all feedback was limited to Recommendations (ie positive comments only)

      The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

      1. 3 points for receiving the first Positive Review.

      2. 0.1 Point per Positive Review, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. (ie a care home / service requires 10 Positive Reviews to receive the maximum score of 1 point.)

      3. (Number of Positive Reviews ÷ number of registered beds) x 2, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. ie a care home / service has to receive a number of Positive Reviews equal to half of the number of registered beds to obtain the maximum score of 1 point. eg a care home / service with 40 registered beds has to receive 20 Positive Reviews to obtain the maximum score of 1 point.

        (For Adult Day Care Centres and Extra Care Housing which do not have a registered number of beds, 1) and 2) are replaced by the formula of 0.2 points per Review, up to a maximum score of 2 points. ie a listing needs 10 Reviews to receive the maximum score of 2 points

      The Quantity Score of 4.5 for Sharnbrook House is calculated as follows:

      1. 9 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 9 Positive Reviews = 0.900

      3. (9 Positive Reviews ÷ 30 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.600

  • The Review Score is based on user Recommendations/Reviews submitted in the last 2 years. The maximum Review Score is 10. There are 5 Points available for the average of all ratings on users Recommendations/Reviews (Excellent 5, Good 4, Satisfactory 3, Poor 2, Very Poor 1). There are 5 Points available for the total number of positive Recommendations/Reviews submitted in relation to the number of beds at the Care Home.

  • Before 1st July 2015 carehome.co.uk only accepted Recommendations (positive comments only) and the Ratings were limited to Excellent, Good & Satisfactory. These are marked up as Recommendations.

  • As of 1st July 2015 carehome.co.uk changed from Recommendations to Reviews (positive and negative comments) and added the Ratings Poor and Very Poor. These are marked up as Reviews. Between 1st July and 31st December 2015, we are still processing a number of Recommendations from Recommendation cards sent out before 1st July (These are marked up as Recommendations).

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My mother has been very happy and contented at Sharnbrook House. She settled in easily has a nice room and the housie is run well and in a caring way. Its good value too. I can't fault it!

How likely would you be to recommend Sharnbrook House? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Warmly welcomed by management, found all the staff friendly and helpful with a professional attitude towards residents also family and visitors. Rooms warm and inviting with activities laid on for residents. A very nice dining are laid out in restaurant style, also a lovely area to sit and look out at the lovely gardens down a seated corridor for the residents and guests visiting, also the carers to sit and chat to the residents.

How likely would you be to recommend Sharnbrook House? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

We were very pleased with the level of care provided for my aunt. I could not imagine her having been in a better place. The staff took care to get to know my aunt and what she liked/disliked. She passed away in December and was looked after well throughout her illness.

How likely would you be to recommend Sharnbrook House? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I cannot speak highly enough about the quality of care being provided for my aunt. All of the management team and all members of staff have a commitment to provide friendship and really good care to all residents. My wife and I have just been abroad for two weeks and it has been such a relief to know that we could relax and have no concerns about my aunt.

How likely would you be to recommend Sharnbrook House? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I already knew a lady resident, whom I visited regularly. I was very impressed with the friendly and caring attitude of the staff, the high quality of the food supplied and the extremely attractive interior of the house. So I has no hesitation in applying for a place there for respite care for my 94 year old sister. I have been more than satisfied with the care she received throughout her stay.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Lovely clean, friendly home. lovely surroundings and excellent care.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Placed my aunt at Sharnbrook House over 4 years ago, the change in her from London has been marked and improved over the years although she is getting older. Care homes can be very expensive, but this establishment represents good value for money.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother has been a resident at Sharnbrook House for 14 years. She is now 94 and very well cared for by staff. The home is run well and retains staff who interact sensitively and are caring with residents. Physically and emotionally, residents are well supported and encouraged to be as independent as possible. Mum is very limited in her abilities, but staff take great care of her at all times.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I visit Sharnbrook House often and have always found it to be clean and tidy with a pleasant fresh smell. The staff have been helpful and friendly at theses times. The manager is always keen to listen to family about concerns they may have.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

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Staff Profiles

Pat

Pat Laing

Job Title: Manager

Joined: 2015

Description:

Hello, my name is Pat Laing and I am extremely honored to be the manager of Sharnbrook House.
The team at Sharnbrook House ensure the residents are seen as individuals and they are encouraged by the staff to continue to maintain and enjoy their pastimes to the full.

Sharnbrook House is a 19th century period building situated in idyllic grounds with terraced gardens and pathways leading to its own lake. Sharnbrook House benefits from being in the hub of the village with all the local amenities within a short walking distance.

Sharnbrook House has always been part of the local community and all the staff team and volunteers continue to embrace the village spirit.
I pride myself on always making myself available to all who come into contact with the home and will always find the time to sit and discuss any issues that may arise or just have a chat over a cup of tea.

The staff team and myself strongly believe that all who come into contact with the home should have a positive experience, whether they are residing or just visiting.

I personally believe that this is each individual’s home, not just a care home, where family and friends are always welcome.

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