Church Farm at Skylarks, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Church Farm at Skylarks, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Church Farm at Skylarks, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

All residents at Church Farm at Skylarks have access to 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 receive specialist training based on the Dementia Care Matters principles which fundamentally focuses on maintaining and cherishing independence. Church Farm at Skylarks is 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.

Group: Church Farm Nursing Home

Person in charge: Julie Hudson (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 33 residents

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

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Challenging Behaviour

Admission Information: Ages 1+.

Single Rooms: 33

Rooms with ensuite WC: 33

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • 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

Latest CQC* Report on Church Farm at Skylarks: click here

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

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Current Recommendations

Recommendation Score: 8.8 (8.751)

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Church Farm at Skylarks

The staff are attentive and kind, because of my husband 's mental condition he is finding it hard to settle.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Church Farm at Skylarks

I bring my friend to the day centre. Since she began attending she has become a different lady. At the end of the visit she is bright and happy and more eager to communicate. I can only put this down to you hard work.

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

Value for Money: Excellent

Church Farm at Skylarks

All staff members are a credit to the service. Never to busy to answer any questions. They interact very well with all residents and see to their needs.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Church Farm at Skylarks

My Father is happy and settled here - he was one the first residents so has been here for several months now. It is a very friendly & welcoming place. I can talk to staff at any time and raise any concerns. I have looked at a couple of other places but this is way ahead of the others - benefits from being purpose built as a home originally and has been redecorated in a bright and cheerful way with plenty of spaces of different types (quiet, communal and outside) for residents to go to. There is space for some of his own furniture in his room which he does appreciate.

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

Church Farm at Skylarks

After several unsuccessful placements where my mother's needs could not be met, she went to Church Farm at Skylarks. The ethos was totally different to anything previously experienced. The level of care exemplary and we would unhesitatingly recommend this home.

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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Church Farm at Skylarks

My mum has been in several care homes and I have viewed many in my quest to find a good one. Church Farm at Skylarks is the best one I have viewed and now mum is a resident. They are an excellent example of what 'care' should be. My mum is happiest she has been in years. She is stimulated, loved and cherished in this home - Fantastic!!

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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Church Farm at Skylarks

Skylarks is a state of the art dementia care home. The one to one care for the patients is really good. It is very clean and well equipped standing in a lovely scenic area. Nothing appears to be too much trouble for the staff. I did look at a few care homes before discovering Skylarks, none of which appeared to come up to Skylarks standards. The cost does seem to be rather a lot, but for this standard of care one can see why.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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