Seale Pastures House, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
Seale Pastures House, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
Seale Pastures House, Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Seale Pastures House Care Home is situated in south Derbyshire, between Swadlincote and Ashby de la Zouch.

The building itself is quite imposing, unlike the staff, who always extend a warm welcome to visitors – in fact, people often comment on how approachable and friendly they are.

The aim at Seale Pastures House is to make residents feel that they are in a ‘home-from-home’. Staff relate to the residents with care, compassion and genuine friendship, whether it’s having a natter, being a shoulder to cry on or enjoying a bit of good humoured banter.

Residents are encouraged to stay as active as possible, mentally and physically. They have bingo, quizzes, and trips out in their minibus. There are events with a 50s diner theme, where people dress up and listen to 50s music. Various local organisations visit, including a church group, who recently did a make-over of the garden.

Occasionally there are shopping events, when local businesses give less mobile residents a chance to do some shopping. There’s even a hairdressing salon.

Group: Akari Care Ltd

Person in charge: Andrew Witcomb (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 40 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Admission Information: Ages 60+.

Single Rooms: 38

Shared Rooms: 1

Rooms with ensuite WC: 37

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Seale Pastures House: click here

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Reviews

9.5 Seale Pastures House has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.534)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Seale Pastures House 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 24 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Seale Pastures House in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 20 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 4.534 for Seale Pastures House is calculated as follows: ( (166 Excellents x 5) + (97 Goods x 4) + (15 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 279 Ratings = 4.534

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Seale Pastures House is based on 20 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 20 Reviews ÷ 8 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    18
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Seale Pastures House?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    23
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Seale Pastures House

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    11
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    6
  • Niece of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Resident / Service User
    2
  • Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User
    1
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The home is very friendly and all staff acknowledge you. The home is kept very clean and tidy, always on hand if you need anything. My auntie says the food is good.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Staff very caring and treated Mum with dignity, encouraged her to take part in activities and gave support. Mum felt safe and called it her home.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My mother has been to Seale Pastures several times in the past for respite and enjoyed each visit.
She has recently decided to stay permanently as she is 91 and not able to cope at home.
The staff are always friendly and reliable and so I feel she is in safe hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Seale Pastures House is a lovely place. The care and support is very good and you are always made to feel welcome. There's bingo, quizzes, crafts for residents to join in, would recommend this home.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We feel very happy as a family, leaving my father in Seale Pastures. The staff are all very kind and look after my father very well. The food has improved in the last two months to a high standard. The rooms are kept very clean and tidy, washing is all done and put away. He enjoys the entertainment provided.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

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: Excellent

The staff at this home are very patient and kind. It is a worrying time when an elderly parent has to leave their own home. My experience with this home has been nothing but reassuring. Seale Pastures is well run, organised and exceptionally clean and tidy.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

My aunt is very happy in the care home, she keeps them on their toes and cheers the carers up when they are having a bad day. If she wasn't enjoying her stay she wouldn't be in such good spirits. She says she has lots of visits from staff and is never lonely. The care is excellent and I feel I can recommend this home.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Mum has been in Seale Pastures for 2 years and has been very happy although I feel there should be more activities to do as she gets bored with not being mobile.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Poor

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My mum died 2 years ago but was a resident from 2011-2014. She received such good care and the staff (most of whom are still there) did so much for her. I visit regularly still to keep in touch with them and chat to other residents that I got to know.
The staff are wonderful - look after them so well as the resident's please.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall a very well run home for my mother.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I think the home gives very good care and service to my mother and the staff are very kind to her.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The home is always clean and odour free. Residents are very well cared for and the home is bright and homely. Staff are always approachable and kind and caring. There are daily activities which are variable to all residents who want to participate.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

A warm, friendly, clean home in a lovely setting. Quickly became a 'home from home' for my mother under difficult circumstances.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My mother came to Seale Pastures House after a long hospital stay. She has settled very well enjoying time spent with other residents and activities at the care home. She was uncertain whether to stay due to the location from her previous home but has now decided she is happy to do so.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The facilities are first class, the care my mother has received could not have been better anywhere in the area.
The cost as my mother is self-funding is below average cost for the area.
The care staff are friendly and very conscientious towards the residents.
I would recommend this care home to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Staff always make me welcome when visiting my mother. A warm and friendly atmosphere. They let me know if my mother is unwell etc. Very clean environment, no nasty smells. Mother is kept nice and clean, hair shampooed, showered clothes washed etc. My mother is very well looked after and taken care of.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I find the staff very considerate and helpful. Mum always seems to be very comfortable and looked after. Administrative staff very helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall the care is good. The food is good. The home is nice and clean and I feel my mother is well looked after and to a high standard. As all care homes, they could be cheaper.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Satisfactory

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Satisfactory

Activities: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Mum has stayed in various care homes before she came to Seale Pastures House but none came up to the standard of care, cleanliness and security that she has received since she became a resident two years ago.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

As mum's mobility in her bungalow became difficult she concluded that a move into a residential home would be a good idea. Fortunately, we knew of Seale Pastures House as our grandmother was a resident there 25 years ago!
After an initial period of adjusting to her reduced independence and recovering from a fall at home which resulted in a prolonged hospital stay, mum has become content with her daily life at the home. Obviously, while settling in some small issues have arisen but they have been resolved sympathetically by the staff. There is a genuine commitment from the management and all of the people involved in the core and pastoral aspects in the running of the home.
We have always thought that mum would enjoy being in the right care environment as she is a gregarious, witty and appreciative individual. Who remains active by providing gifts for others with prodigious knitting talent. Indeed we would like to think the home has been enhanced by her presence. Finally, as a son and daughter, we have also made new friends at the home and enjoy our visits to see mum

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

On the whole very enjoyable! Was spoilt at times, would recommend to others in my situation.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Relatives and visitors made very welcome.
First impression of inside and outside appearance of home very good.,
Found the staff very polite, friendly and efficient.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very good. I would definitely go again.
I was excellent compared to other homes and I've been in a few.
It was like being in a hotel.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I use this day care/respite care home for my dad who has Parkinson's and aged 81. From the first visit all staff were wonderful, cheery, polite and caring. They provide in invaluable service for him and me, taking care of all his social and health/well being needs. Initially dad didn't want to be with anyone but me, but even after the very first visit it was clear that it wouldn't be a problem continuing his care at Seale Pastures . The food is always cooked fresh, is varied interesting and well balanced for his needs. The home is clean and always staffed sufficiently (to the outsiders eye). I couldn't rate it better.

How likely would you be to recommend Seale Pastures House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

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: Excellent

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Awards / Recognitions

February 2016

Top 20 Large Care Home Groups 2016

Recipient: Akari Care Ltd

Date: Monday 15 Feb 2016

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January 2010

Gold Standard Framework

Recipient: Seale Pastures House

Date: Wednesday 20 Jan 2010

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