Coppice Lodge, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Coppice Lodge, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Coppice Lodge, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Coppice Lodge is a Nottingham-based care home that is ideal for both elderly and those needing dementia care. It offers a homely interior and an experienced team of friendly professionals.

A commitment to respect and dignity is central to the home's provision, with all care packages tailored to requirements and clients can expect to enjoy a wide range of entertainments and activities as part of the service.

Ideal Carehomes have an excellent reputation in the care sector for maintaining accommodation that has a positive effect upon the physical and mental well-being of service users.

Residents can enjoy locally-sourced food.

Group: Ideal Carehomes

Person in charge: Samantha Kavanagh (Home Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Nottinghamshire County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 64 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 64

Rooms with ensuite WC: 64

Facilities & Services: Separate EMI Unit • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Directions:

Coppice Lodge is located on Coppice Road in Arnold, Nottingham on the site of the old Maid Marion Public House. Close to Bonington Theatre.

Coppice Lodge is situated close to local services and amenities including:

Our nearest hospital is Nottingham City Hospital and is just over 2 miles away.
Nottingham City Train Station is located 6 miles away.
Located on main bus routes services 56 & 58 run regularly.

Latest CQC* Report on Coppice Lodge: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

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Reviews

9.4 Coppice Lodge has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.369)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Coppice Lodge is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.4 out of 5 from 22 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Coppice Lodge in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 17 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. 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 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.

    The Average Rating of 4.369 for Coppice Lodge is calculated as follows: ( (131 Excellents x 5) + (100 Goods x 4) + (30 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 263 Ratings = 4.369

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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 Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered beds. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered beds has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Coppice Lodge is based on 17 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 12.8 positive Reviews (64 registered beds ÷ 5). 17 Reviews ÷ 12.8 Target Reached = 1

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    9
  • Good
    12
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Coppice Lodge?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
  • Likely
    7
  • Don't know
    1
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Coppice Lodge

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    5
  • Resident / Service User
    5
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    5
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User
    1
  • more

My mother in law has settled down very happily at Coppice Lodge. She loves living here and feels very secure and well cared for. All the staff are lovely, friendly and helpful. They go out of their way to assist and to make things comfortable for her. There are lots of activities and outings - all much appreciated by my mother in law. The menu is good, healthy, varied and well presented and cooked. The rooms are all well appointed and very comfortable. The shower rooms/wet rooms are well thought out and enable her to be able to self-care for longer than she would be able to.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

My 92-year-old mother has been a resident for the last few months and we have been very happy with the care she has received. The staff are very good and treat her with dignity and patience which we appreciate as she has dementia. Her room is excellent as is the food. Everywhere in the home is always clean.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

After a couple of spells in hospital, my aunt was pleased to be back at Coppice Lodge. She has another UTI and while visiting her, a carer came in every 10-15 minutes to check that my aunt was OK and encouraged her to drink. My aunt wanted some grapes and one of the carers very kindly popped to the shops for her. The home is very clean, comfortable, well decorated and warm. The carers are attentive to residents and visitors. my aunt seems happy here.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

I feel lucky to have got my mum into Coppice Lodge with almost no notice when her partner and carer was hospitalised with a terminal prognosis. She has moderate to severe dementia. First impressions back in August were that it was very smart being newly opened. Facilities etc similar to a hotel. Four or five visits on mum says she is happy and comfortable on each occasion. They seem to organise plenty of entertainment and I can't fault what I have seen of the staff- lots of hugging. Food must be good as mum is putting on weight. Most telling was when I visited with a council worker there to assess mum's capacity. She asked mum where she was and she responded "In a home", "Yes but what sort of home?". After repeating the question to a puzzled and exasperated mum three times mum replied: "Well it's a loving happy home of course!". Nuff said.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Mum is very contented and well looked after, she gets on well with the staff. The staff are always helpful when help is needed by myself or mum. They always keep me informed about mum's health and are quick to get medical help when required. It is a relaxing home to live and visit.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

The home and staff are excellent and the fantastic entertainment every week. Mum is very happy here, we can rest easy knowing how well looked after mum is 24/7.
We would recommend Coppice Lodge to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

My mother went into the home last month after struggling to care for herself. The staff at the home were very caring and helpful and also accommodation, allowing my mother to go in at very short notice. My mother has enjoyed the care she is receiving and feels secure and welcomed by the staff. All her needs have been met and the staff are available to discuss any issues with them. The recent addition of a coffee bar for residents and visitors has been well received and ensures that visitors feel welcome and not in the way of other residents when visiting their loved ones. My mother has settled very quickly.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My mum has been at the home for almost 4 years and a seen a lot of changes in management and staff. Issues are raised and things change. However, sometimes standards slip i.e. the hoist being left in my mum's room. This is her home, not a storeroom so I just wheel it out and leave it in the corridor. I feel more than comfortable to raise things with the manager. I am still concerned she is not eating properly i.e. mashed potato and gravy for lunch and bread and butter or jam sandwiches for tea. Purely because she is not being tempted. I even typed up a list of food that she likes.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Helen Chermside, Customer Service Executive at Coppice Lodge responded to this review on 09 Sep 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to review Coppice Lodge. Ideal Carehomes appreciates all feedback about our homes and following your review, we have been in touch with the Home Manager to discuss the points you have raised and ensure they are resolved fully. We understand that the team at Coppice Lodge are already aware of these issues and are in direct contact with you about them. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please feel free to contact our Customer Services team on 0113 385 3570.

Very pleased with the way it's run, they have a singer on nearly every week and party night which includes a nice meal and a glass of wine. The rooms all have ensuite with TV and DVD and a decent size fridge. The staff are really friendly and caring, you can come and go whenever you want and you treat it like home. If you want a coffee or a meal you are always welcome to have one. I would rate it 10 out of 10.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

It's nice and comfortable. I struggle at times to find where the management are.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Helen Chermside, Customer Service Executive at Coppice Lodge responded to this review on 06 Sep 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to review Coppice Lodge and we are pleased to learn that you find our home nice and comfortable. Ideal Carehomes appreciates all feedback about our homes and we have been in touch with our team at Coppice Lodge, who will come along and speak with you directly, regarding your concern. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please feel free to contact our Customer Services team on 0113 385 3570.

Nothing to report, well fed and well cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Since the assignment of new manager, everything about the home has tremendously improved, it has come alive! Prior to this, the home was very, very poor in all aspects, apart from the caring staff, who despite abysmal management and lack of direction, continued to do their best.
Commendations to laundry and catering staff, always doing their best. Secretary has good communication skills. However, to date, the gardens and outside appearance are dreadful and require regular maintenance. The frontage is dire, probably due to understaffing.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Helen Chermside, Customer Service Executive at Coppice Lodge responded to this review on 06 Sep 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to review Coppice Lodge and for your positive comments about the recent improvements in the home, now our new manager has taken up her role. Ideal Carehomes appreciates all feedback about our homes and would like to inform you that a landscaping company are due to start work on a project of improvement in the garden area and grounds in the very near future. Our home manager will contact you directly to explain our plans for the gardens in more detail. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please feel free to contact our Customer Services team on 0113 385 3570.

I am enjoying all the entertainment, as it gets people together. The housekeepers keep my room tidy for me.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I think on the whole that standards in the care home are good. However, from experience of visiting people over at least 3 years and in different parts of the building, I have seen that's standards are not always the same all over.
I also think that the owners do not always know the direct needs of residents or even the staff they employ. Numbers of staff on duty at certain times of the day leave a lot to be desired, particularity early evening and change over time. Dementia residents need more attention and sometimes one to one care, but staff also need to have variety and space from demanding residents.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Poor

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Helen Chermside, Customer Service Executive at Coppice Lodge responded to this review on 12 May 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to review Coppice Lodge. Ideal Carehomes appreciates all feedback about our homes and following your review, we have been in touch with our team at Coppice Lodge who are now aware of your concerns and they will be in direct contact with you, to discuss your specific concerns. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please feel free to contact our Customer Services team on 0113 385 3570.

I get well looked after; I like my room, as it is private, plus very clean. Quite satisfied with care, I am pleased that I am here.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Rooms - satisfactory because my outlook is onto a brick wall, otherwise it would be excellent - somebody has to have these rooms though.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

Helen Chermside, Customer Service Executive at Coppice Lodge responded to this review on 09 May 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to review Coppice Lodge. Ideal Carehomes appreciates all feedback about our homes and following your review, we have been in touch with our team at Coppice Lodge. They have confirmed that a move to a newly vacated room with views over the garden has been agreed. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please feel free to contact our Customer Services team on 0113 385 3570.

Coppice Lodge provided a wonderful environment for my late mother's final months. Despite dementia and then mobility issues she was always treated as an individual. Her personal likes and dislikes were taken into account and she was accorded all the care, consideration and dignity she would have wished for. The staff were professional and sensitive. They welcomed me as a friend when I visited and supported me at difficult times. During my many visits I never saw anything which caused me concern in the treatment of some quite challenging residents.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

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: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

There appears to be changes with the new manager who listens and ready to help with any worries and concerns. It appears that there will be more activities etc. Unfortunately my mother doesn't choose to take part, but good for other residents. I would wish for opportunities for outings in the future. I am relied upon by mum to get her out of the building. I know staff shortage can be a problem. The carers are all good, caring and kind, but feel they are overstretched some days as there times at weekends when its hard to speak to someone by phone. They do their best though.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Helen Chermside, Customer Service Executive, Ideal Carehomes Head Office at Coppice Lodge responded to this review on 13 Jan 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to review Coppice Lodge and for bringing these matters to our attention. Ideal Carehomes has recently employed three Regional Activities Executives who will be tasked with assisting our homes to organise a varied range of activities including trips out for the residents. We hope that these changes will help you to be able to take you mum out more often, and on more varied trips. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please feel free to contact the home directly.

I am generally satisfied with the standard of care except;
General appearance of my wife , I would like more attention to hair etc.
I am certain that many of the clothes worn by my wife are not hers.
Furniture needs cleaning/replacing (large).
Could I also suggest please that when the home is closed for any reason that I (and other relatives) are told by email. I have twice visited the home to find it closed.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Don't know

Average Rating: 

 3.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Poor

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Helen Chermside, Customer Service Executive at Coppice Lodge responded to this review on 25 Jan 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to review Coppice Lodge. Ideal Carehomes appreciates all feedback about our homes and following your review, we have been in touch with the Home Manager to discuss the points you have raised and ensure they are resolved fully. Funds have now been authorised to purchase new furniture where needed. Ideal Carehomes has also recently employed three Regional Activities Executives who will be tasked with assisting our homes to organise a varied range of activities. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please feel free to contact our Customer Services team on 0113 385 3570.

Of all the care homes we looked at Coppice Lodge was by far the best. We are pleased with the care and information given to us by the staff. We have had some issues but these were dealt with very professionally. My only concern is the change of personal but I think this is the norm with the care professional. The hairdressing service is great and chiropodist. My mother-in-law can be quite difficult but most of the staff deal with her very well.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Overall I am very happy with the care received by my friend who has very severe dementia and has lost the ability to communicate. The staff are caring and the food excellent. More thought needs to be given, however, to activities on the dementia units. Scary Halloween films with curtains drawn to evoke cinema are unsuited to people who hallucinate and think they have to find their way home. Music needs to be age appropriate. Pop music or heart, smooth or capital radio may seem "old" to a young carer but contrary to their belief people between 85-95 were not listening to pop at the time they went into care. CD's of soundtracks of musicals or songs of the 40's, 50's or 60's along with light popular classical music would much better evoke youthful memories and would have a calming effect.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Whenever we visit our friend we find a warm welcome by staff, always a cup of tea or coffee offered. Our friend appears to have settled here well and appears contented - despite the fact she is almost blind and her hearing has deteriorated, making it hard to have conversations as I feel that I am shouting and everyone else can hear. She also says they don't have any activities but I think this is because its too much trouble for her to join in. The home is always very clean and warm. Staff are very friendly and appear to know their jobs well. She tells me the meals are very good too. My one bug bare is having to lean over when talking to her as I suffer arthritis and back problems, making it uncomfortable and painful. I am 75 years old myself.

How likely would you be to recommend Coppice Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

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: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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Staff Profiles

Angela

Angela Allen

Job Title: Front of House Manager

Description:

“I really enjoy organising the activities and entertainment for the residents and seeing how much they enjoy the experiences.”

Angela has worked with Ideal Carehomes as Front of House Manager since October 2015. She has a wealth of experience in the care sector, starting her journey as Night Care Assistant in 1994 and progressing to a Senior Night Care Assistant for a Lincolnshire based company, where she gained her NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care. In 2004, Angela decided to broaden her skills to the domiciliary care industry and worked as Deputy Care Manager, where she gained her Registered Manager’s Award. She then became an NVQ Assessor herself and gained her A1 and V1 qualifications.

In her role at Coppice Lodge, Angela is a welcoming and familiar face to family and friends visiting the home. She likes nothing more than liaising with prospective residents and assisting them from initial enquiry to moving in to their new home. Angela works closely with the Home Manager and Regional Activities Executive to arrange regular and exciting activities for the residents, including a ‘Social Saturday’ event which takes place each week in the brand new café area at the home.

Allison

Allison Boyle

Job Title: Regional Director

Joined: 2016

Description:

“My aim is to make a real difference to the lives of our residents and provide them with independence, choice and dignity at all times”

Allison joined Ideal Carehomes in October 2016 and has worked within the care sector for over 30 years. As Regional Director, she oversees five homes within the Midlands area working with Home Managers to ensure our residents’ receive the best quality care. Allison can regularly be found at our homes, chatting with staff, residents and their families, building on the existing high standards with a continual programme of improvement. She is a great believer in person-centred care, and uses her excellent communication skills to cascade this ethos to the care teams within our homes, in turn creating caring and compassionate environments throughout.

Allison’s career as a nurse has underpinned her principles of exceptional care and she ensures her role revolves around this. She has also worked as a Home Manager for 12 years, before moving onto Regional Manager and Operations Director and therefore has all the tools required to lead our Midlands homes. Allison now oversees all aspects of compliance throughout our Midlands homes and she welcomes any feedback from staff, residents and relatives alike, so do not hesitate to contact her should you have a question.

Catherine

Catherine Goddard

Job Title: Regional Activities Executive

Joined: 2016

Description:

“I believe that activities can really make a difference to somebody’s life, and that is an amazing reason to get up and go into work each day.”

Catherine Goddard joined Ideal Carehomes in September 2016 and is Regional Activities Executive for the Midlands area. She covers five homes in this area and works closely with Ideal Carehomes’ other Regional Activities Executives.

Catherine started her journey in the care sector seven years ago, supporting people in their own homes. She moved to work within a residential care setting and found that she particularly enjoyed arranging activities for the residents, and seeing the benefit these can have. As Regional Activities Executive for Ideal Carehomes, Catherine works with Home Manager’s to oversee the various activities within each home. This can range from meaningful daily activities, regular pop-up restaurants and exciting trips out. All of which bring stimulating, purposeful, fun and creative things to do for our Midlands residents.

Catherine believes that activities are central to excellent care and even that they can bring families and loved ones together again, especially when dementia is involved. She is keen to try out new things and holds regular social committee meetings in each home to find out what the resident’s would like to do in the upcoming months.

Care Home Idol 2016

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