Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes

Eastbourne Road, Polegate BN26 5HB

Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes, Polegate, East Sussex
Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes, Polegate, East Sussex
Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes, Polegate, East Sussex

Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes has been providing care for older people, individuals as well as couples, for over 70 years. The homes are a charity and care is provided on an individualised basis.

Experienced and dedicated staff value and encourage independence and try to provide for all individual needs, including diet and a range of activities. The home has two members of staff with special responsibility for helping with personal interests, activities and frequent outings. They are assisted by a team of volunteers and have a minibus and a car at their disposal.

The cottages each consist of a sitting room, a bedroom, a bathroom with a bath or a shower, and a small kitchen. The main building has en-suite bedrooms in addition to lounges, dining room and facilities such as hairdressing. Several of the bed-sitting rooms are particularly suitable for couples.

Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes provide three course lunches with choices for each course. Breakfast and tea are served in the dining room or in residents’ rooms and friends and family are welcome to join everyone for a meal. The kitchen staff can cater for resident's needs and preferences.

The homes are set in beautiful gardens with a path designed especially for wheelchairs and for those who need walking aids.

Owner: Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes

Person in charge: Dirk van Dijl/Trudi Knight (Responsible Person/Registered Care Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 60 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Admission Information: Open to all. Ages 65+.

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Spanish; Castilian, Dutch, Polish, Tagalog

Single Rooms: 60

Shared Rooms: 0

Rooms with ensuite WC: 60

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £535 – £605

Facilities & Services: Sheltered Housing • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Visiting:

Please feel free to come visit at any time. The Homes are open every day, though weekdays are usually a little more convenient.
Visitors wanting a tour or more information about the Homes, are asked to book an appointment so they can be given more attention.

Parking:

There is parking on site, but sometimes it can get a little crowded. Visitors with limited mobility are asked to come up to the main building and will be assisted in finding a suitable place to park.
Please do not park outside designated parking spaces without letting staff know as this may cause problems for delivery vehicles or ambulances.

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes: click here

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Reviews

4.8 Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes has a Review Score of 4.8 (4.833)

The Review Score of 4.8 (maximum of 10) for Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes in Google's Search Results - more info

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    The Average Rating of 4.833 for Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes is calculated as follows: ( (30 Excellents x 5) + (6 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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?'

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    The 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 0 = 0

    2. Target of 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 0

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Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    3
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    3
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes

  • Resident / Service User
    2
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    1

Extremely helpful with certain stages. Extremely kind and caring.

How likely would you be to recommend Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I feel comfortable and safe here, with such skilled and caring staff. I hope to remain here until I die. There is an atmosphere of a caring family. Until I am unable to look after myself, I am living in my private cottage in the grounds.

How likely would you be to recommend Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Carers are attentive, friendly and look after the residents. Everyone on the staff and trustees of the charity are approachable and treat you as friends not residents or patients. The human touch is there from the beginning. Nothing is too much trouble for them.

How likely would you be to recommend Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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Staff Profiles

Sue

Sue Varley

Job Title: Deputy Care Manager

Joined: 1995

Description:

No two days are the same at Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes.Our residents never fail to put a smile on my face, they are always so grateful for what we do and I take great pleasure in making their day to day living more pleasant & enjoyable. Its like one big happy family.

Maggie

Maggie Mc Cann

Job Title: Senior Carer

Joined: 1999

Description:

I Like working at BBCH as it doesn't feel like work, its like one big family.The residents are lovely, their faces light up when they see you and they are very grateful for all that is done for them.
Keeping them as independent as possible and encouraging them to be involved in all activities and outings in the home that they enjoy. It is very rewarding just seeing them happy and enjoying their daily life here. It makes me happy to share different memories with all the residents and all the supportive staff who work with me here. Its a great team that creates this lovely environment for both residents and staff, its just a wonderful place to work.

Dirk

Dirk van Dijl

Job Title: Trustee Representative

Joined: 2010

Description:

It has been a real privilege to work at Bernhard Baron after 32 years in the commercial world. The residents, the staff, the management and the Trustees have all been very supportive and have helped me to learn 'the ropes' of this wonderful sector.
While I am still foreign - a Dutch American - I have lived in the UK for over 25 years now. I live in Hastings with my wife and several pets and visit the Netherlands regularly to see children and grandchildren. My career has taken me through banking, transport and services as well as being a Trustee of several charities over time as well as being a school governor.
What makes BBCH so special? 70 years of loving care strengthened with Quaker values.

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