The Old Vicarage, Slip End, Luton LU1 4BJ
Woodside stands in 2 acres of private grounds and enjoys wonderful views over the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire landscape. Woodside is nestled in a quite village called Slipend located in a close proximity of Central Bedforshire, Luton and Herfordshire. The home has great accessibility as it is located close to the M1 Motorway making it 30 miles from both London and Buckinghamshire. The home provides a high standard of accommodation for up to 28 residents. The property which is divided into 2 floors was once a former vicarage to St Andrews parish next door.
Owner: Shires Healthcare Ltd
Person in charge: Mandy Colman (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Central Bedfordshire Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 27 Service Users
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Detention Under Mental Health Act • Learning Disability • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment
Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Parkinson's Disease
Admission Information: Ages 60+.
Single Rooms: 27
Rooms with ensuite WC: 25
Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £500 – £600 Nursing Care Single £600 – £750
Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Television point in own room
Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Woodside: click here
* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
Woodside has a Review Score of 8.1 (8.102)
The Review Score of 8.1 (maximum of 10) for Woodside 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 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Woodside in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.2 out of 5 from 1 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 4.917 for Woodside is calculated as follows: ( (11 Excellents x 5) + (1 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.917
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:
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.
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.
The 3.185 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Woodside is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:
3 = 3
Target of 5.4 positive Reviews (27 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 5.4 Target = 0.185
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Woodside?
Reviewer Connection to Woodside
Submitted from a Website Submission by Sandra on Saturday 11 February 2017. Relates to September 2016.
It was a terrible time for us, as a family, when we realised that my Father would no longer be able to stay at home with us and needed much more care than we could provide. We were absolutely so happy to find Woodside. Dad was so content. Kindness, caring and patience come before everything else there. The staff were so good to him and as an ex-guardsman, he did have very high standards! I know I can't use names, but, he was spoiled. They really couldn't have gone out of their way more to make him feel at home. I wanted my Father to end his days at home with me, happy, the fact that he didn't is heartbreaking but I am consoled to know he died happy. He spent his last months looking out at a view over open fields, staff chatting, making the most of staff's willingness to cater to his funny little whims and generally, having a peaceful, happy end of life experience. This is the home that really listens to their residents and gives them what THEY ask for and it is a happier place for that.
How likely would you be to recommend Woodside? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Good
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent