Decoy Farm, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Decoy Farm, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Decoy Farm, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Decoy Farm opened in 2009, and is situated next to its sister service, Decoy Barn, with a brand new purpose built specialist single person service known as Decoy Lodge in the grounds. The Farm is open to up to five people with very complex needs and challenging behaviours, the Barn can accommodate up to 3 people in self contained flatlets with kitchen, bathroom bedroom and lounge area, and the Lodge houses 1 person in a fully self contained building. There are many popular facilities at Decoy including a hot tub, workshop area, activities kitchen, working farm etc, which the people supported enjoy on a regular basis.   

In order to provide the best and most appropriate support, learning disability and mental health nurses are employed at Decoy, and each person supported has their own key worker and named nurse to support and encourage them to achieve particular goals.

The people supported are encouraged to engage with their surroundings and make choices about what they do at the farm, whether collecting eggs, or feeding the animals. This helps them to have control in their lives in a safe and homely environment.

Subject to availability, Decoy provides respite care as well as permanent places for people who need short to medium term stays.

The home is located in Browston, a small village just off the A12 between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft and 20 miles South East of Norwich.

Group: Kingsley Healthcare

Person in charge: Wendy Jack (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 10 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Learning Disability • Mental Health Condition • Younger Adults

Specialist Care Categories: Anorexia/Bulimia/Self Harming • Asperger Syndrome • Autism/ASD • Bipolar/Manic Depression • Challenging Behaviour • Down Syndrome • Epilepsy • Head/Brain Injury • Prader-Willi Syndrome • Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilties • Schizophrenia • Speech Impairment • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 18+.

Single Rooms: 10

Shared Rooms: 0

Rooms with ensuite WC: 9

Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Independent Living Training • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Minibus or other transport • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Decoy Farm: click here

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

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Reviews

8.8 Decoy Farm has a Review Score of 8.8 (8.833)

The Review Score of 8.8 (maximum of 10) for Decoy Farm is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Decoy Farm in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 2 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 4.583 for Decoy Farm is calculated as follows: ( (14 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.583

  • 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 4.25 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Decoy Farm is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 2 positive Reviews (10 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 2 Target = 1.000

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    1
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Decoy Farm?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    2
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Decoy Farm

  • Mother of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Sister of Resident/Service User
    1

Lovely setting, mature grounds, friendly support workers.
Rooms and living areas are clean, tidy and of a good standard.
There is always a nurse on duty, which is good, maybe needs a couple more male carers, to get more of a balance if possible.
Relaxed atmosphere.
Carers need a little more supervision on personal things, like teeth cleaning, which clients don't always remember.
On the whole excellent care and atmosphere.

How likely would you be to recommend Decoy Farm? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

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

My son has used the services of four care providers and Decoy Farm (Kingsley Healthcare) is, without a doubt, the best. My son has a collection of physical conditions, a learning disability and behavioural challenges.
Other care providers haven't been able to cope with him, whereas Decoy has maintained him over a period of 8 years.
My son loves his carers and nursing staff, they, in return nurture and support him in a wonderful manner.
My son is happy and I feel welcomed and supported too.
Staff deal with his Coeliac disease and autism with confidence and compassion.
The establishment offers him more than other facilities.

How likely would you be to recommend Decoy Farm? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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