Ilex Close, Rustington, Littlehampton BN16 2RX
Situated in the seaside village of Rustington in West Sussex, St Bridget’s offers a range of accommodation between the detached Victorian house and on-site bungalows that can accommodate up to 38 physically disabled adults. Rustington offers a variety of local amenities including shops, cafes and restaurants and the home is short walk to the seafront walk from the beach.
St Bridget’s delivers high-quality care for adults with physical disabilities and complex needs. Regulated by the Care Quality Commission, the dedicated and experienced team use a person-centred approach to ensure every individual’s needs are understood and met with the greatest privacy, dignity and respect.
Each individual chooses how they are supported, and lead very active lives. With a focus on independence, health, wellbeing and skills building, extensive activity programmes offer something for everyone. As well as staff, a team of committed volunteers support individual and group activities, so all have the chance to be social, get creative, or enjoy exercise.
St Bridget’s enables residents to get the most out of life, supporting individuals to maintain relationships with family and friends, and gain the ability to move on to more independent living when they’re ready.
Since founding in 1948, Leonard Cheshire Disability has supported disabled people in the UK and across the world to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose. The charity has many homes in the UK which provide thousands of disabled people with high quality housing, care and support.
Group: Leonard Cheshire
Person in charge: Marcus Richards (Service Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: West 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 38 Service Users
Registered Care Categories*: Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment • Younger Adults
Specialist Care Categories: Cerebral Palsy • Epilepsy • Head/Brain Injury • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Muscular Dystrophy • Neuropathic • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus • Stroke • Visual Impairment
Admission Information: 18 - 64 Years. Ages 18+.
Single Rooms: 38
Rooms with ensuite WC: 11
Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Physiotherapy • Independent Living Training • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access
Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on St Bridget's: click here
* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
The Review Score of 6.3 (maximum of 10) for St Bridget's is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for St Bridget's in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.8 out of 5 from 2 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.542 for St Bridget's is calculated as follows: ( (16 Excellents x 5) + (5 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.542
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:
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.
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 1.757 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for St Bridget's is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:
3 + 0.25 = 3.25 then divided by 2 = 1.625
Target of 7.6 positive Reviews (38 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 7.6 Target = 0.263 , then divided by 2 = 0.132
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
St Bridget's has a Review Score of 6.3 (6.299) from 2 Reviews
Review submitted from a Postal Card by M A (Resident) on Friday 9 December 2016. Relates to November 2016.
The staff are very friendly and professional. Made to feel comfortable and secure.
The staff always keep and eye on all the guests in the house.
How likely would you be to recommend St Bridget's? Likely
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Mark R (Resident) on Friday 23 September 2016. Relates to July 2016.
I stayed at St Bridget's for one week to see how I would enjoy it. I found the staff and clients very kind and would go again.
How likely would you be to recommend St Bridget's? Extremely Likely
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