Housman Court

School Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1AZ

Housman Court care for people living with dementia in a warm and welcoming environment which is a home from home.

The highly skilled team cares for residents with compassion and dedication. They ensure the residents are supported to lead a better quality of life and are encouraged to remain as independent as possible.

Daily activities, stimulation and social interaction promotes overall health and well-being.

Houseman Court has its own pub, tea room and hairdressing salon for all residents to enjoy. Outside there are accessible and secure gardens.

Housman Court is in the heart of the town centre enabling residents to maintain close links with the community and take trips to the shops.

Group: Somerset Redstone Trust

Person in charge: Joann Bullingham (Registered Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 30 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's

Admission Information: Ages 50+.

Single Rooms: 30

Shared Rooms: 0

Rooms with ensuite WC: 26

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Sheltered Housing • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Visiting:

Visitors are encouraged to come at times that suit loved ones. The home also encourages visitors to join residents at meal times subject to a small charge.
Prefer visitors not to stay late into the evening unless loved ones are unwell and need comfort and support.

Parking:

Parking bays allocated to the home and there is a public pay and display car park opposite the home

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Housman Court: click here

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

Overview

The Review Score of 7.5 (maximum of 10) for Housman Court is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.3 out of 5 from 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Housman Court 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.

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 4.286 for Housman Court is calculated as follows: ( (27 Excellents x 5) + (36 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 70 Ratings = 4.286

  • 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 3.167 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Housman Court is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 6 positive Reviews (30 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 6 Target = 0.167

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

7.5 Housman Court has a Review Score of 7.5 (7.453) from 6 Reviews


Average Ratings

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    5
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Housman Court?

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Reviewer Connection to Housman Court

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
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  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    1

The staff at Housman Court are very caring, and my father seems content to be there. My father has dementia and I get the impression that most of the other residents also have dementia. I turn up to visit at any time in the morning or afternoon, sometimes seeing him in the lounge or dining room, otherwise upstairs in his room. All the staff I encounter are friendly and whenever I see them interacting with a resident it is always in a kindly way.

How likely would you be to recommend Housman Court? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

During the eleven years my mother was a resident at Housman Court the overall standard of care was of a high standard and especially the end of life care was excellent. Any problems of concerns I ever had were always dealt with efficiently. It was always a pleasure for me to visit the home too.

How likely would you be to recommend Housman Court? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Mom was at Housman Court for four and a half years. Although the building was not purpose built, meaning narrow corridors and small bedrooms. The care mom received was wonderful. This included care for the family at the end of mum's life. The carers we had dealings with were second to none and dealt with any issues we may have had. The building needed better double glazing but overall it was the best place for my mother at a difficult time in our lives.

How likely would you be to recommend Housman Court? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

I live in a flat opposite and often pop in to see people. I have a chat to cheer them up.

How likely would you be to recommend Housman Court? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Due to mum reaching the point that she needed specialist care to meet her needs she moved into Housman Court. This is such a tough emotional decision for families. However we have been repeatedly assured that the decision was the best for mum by the loving and professional care shown by all the staff. The staff are very welcoming, you can visit anytime you like. Mum always seems relaxed and content. Any minor issues can be discussed openly and resolved amicably.

How likely would you be to recommend Housman Court? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

A very homely care home. The staff are amazing and care so much about the residents. The manager is excellent. She is so dedicated and always coming up with new ideas to improve the home.

How likely would you be to recommend Housman Court? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

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Staff Profiles

Carina

Carina McAuliffe

Job Title: Activities Co Ordinator

Description:

Specialisms

Carina organises all day trips out . She is a strong lead in the life histories and she is a good support to families. Carina has recently worked hard towards training where she has found new skills in hand massage which the residents have all found this very soothing When residents first come in to the home Carina is a link to develop their confidence and understanding so that the admission process is made easier for the resident.

Caroline

Caroline Morgan

Job Title: Senior Care Supervisor

Description:

Caroline is a support link for residents, staff and families and provides the key to the life histories of the residents
Caroline has been with the home for 4 years and in this time has worked extremely hard to develop her skills.

Caroline always has a smile on her face and on first meeting her people warm to her.
Specialisms

Caroline is fully trained to work with residents who have dementia. She is also the Manual Handling Trainer for the home. Caroline has gained her NVQ Level II & III in Direct Care and is working towards her Level IV

Other languages

Gaelic

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