Sahara Lodge

143 Earlham Grove, Forest Gate, London E7 9AP

Sahara Lodge is a modern care facility that includes eight bedrooms and one assisted living apartment for people with a number of learning disabilities.

Staff maintain a strong relationship with residents, looking to develop person-centred lifestyle plans that enable them to get the most out of the care setting, with numerous opportunities amongst the surrounding community.

The lodge is conveniently situated to allow residents access to the rest of London, while there are many in-house entertainments available for relaxing days indoors.

Group: Sahara Care Ltd

Person in charge: Janette Neal (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Newham Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 9 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Eating Disorders • Learning Disability • Mental Health Condition • Sensory Impairment • Younger Adults

Specialist Care Categories: Anorexia/Bulimia/Self Harming • Asperger Syndrome • Autism/ASD • Bipolar/Manic Depression • Cancer Care • Cerebral Palsy • Challenging Behaviour • Colitis & Crohn's Disease • Down Syndrome • Drug Dependence (past or present) • Epilepsy • Head/Brain Injury • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Parkinson's Disease • Prader-Willi Syndrome • Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilties • Schizophrenia • Speech Impairment • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 18+.

Single Rooms: 9

Rooms with ensuite WC: 0

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Independent Living Training • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Television point in own room

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Sahara Lodge: click here

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Sahara Lodge is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Sahara Lodge in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 9 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.865 for Sahara Lodge is calculated as follows: ( (136 Excellents x 5) + (19 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 156 Ratings = 4.865

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. 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 maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered maximum number of service users 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.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Sahara Lodge is based on 9 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 1.8 positive Reviews (9 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 1.8 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.

9.9 Sahara Lodge has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.865) from 13 Reviews


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    12
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Sahara Lodge?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
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  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to Sahara Lodge

  • Brother of Resident/Service User
    5
  • Brother-in-law of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Mother of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Sister of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Nephew of Resident/Service User
    1
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My brother has settled really well since he came to Saraha this year. He has smiled so much more and the calm, caring environment has helped him become much more like 'his old' self. The staff are always helpful and my brother feels comfortable at the home.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This is an excellent care home and I am very happy with the way every care is taken to look after all the residents to meet their individual needs. This is mainly due to very good management and the excellent staff who take good care and are the backbone due to the hard work they do and it reflects on all their services and care they provide.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My brother-in-law has lived here for many years now and it is as good as when he first arrived clean, caring staff and lots of activities and holidays, safe and secure.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Lovely house. The day centre at the end of the garden such a fab idea, they don't have to travel far. The staff were fantastic. Very caring.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

There has been much improvement since he arrived from the last home - no tantrums and he has been very well behaved. Staff have looked after him very well and he likes the staff and residents. He enjoys the activities, eats well and is encouraged to do his usual help in tidying up and cleaning.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The staff are very friendly. The care centre has a relaxed atmosphere every time I have visited. I have been treated with kindness from both staff and residents.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I was very impressed with the house. My sister's room was very comfortable and homely. It was well equipped with her own bathroom. The other residents were friendly and the staff members were just like family. The day room was very well equipped and it was obvious that residents enjoy doing activities in there. The gardens were well maintained and having access to the house next door is good. Having pets in the home makes it feel like a home from home. The menu for the day is displayed in a format that residents can understand and the food looks very tasty. My sister is very happy here and it gives me lots of peace of mind that she is being looked after.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My brother has been a resident at Sahara Homes for 17 years.
This is his home and he loves living here.
The staff have always treated my brother with the respect, care and attention that he deserves and I am more than happy with my brother's well-being.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Good experience, contact is good. Friendly staff who are easy to speak to. Nice friendly greeting on arrival. The building is spotlessly clean.

Happy with the overall appearance and everyone in a happy mood.

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

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My son is well-looked-after.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My brother has been a resident at Sahara Lodge for more than 15 years. He is and always has been happy there.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Very caring and helpful. Fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Sahara Lodge? Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I feel that my brother is well looked after. His health, dignity, well-being and care is excellent.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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February 2018

Top 20 Care Homes London 2018

Recipient: Sahara Lodge

Date: Thursday 22 Feb 2018

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Top 20 Care Homes London 2018

Recipient: Sahara Lodge

Date: Thursday 01 Feb 2018

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April 2017

Top 20 Care Homes London 2017

Recipient: Sahara Lodge

Date: Saturday 01 Apr 2017

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