Skirbeck Court, Boston, Lincolnshire
Skirbeck Court, Boston, Lincolnshire
Skirbeck Court, Boston, Lincolnshire

Skirbeck Court is registered for thirty-nine residents and offers a team of skilled and friendly carers, able to provide long-term care for older people as well as respite and day care.

Care homes from The Orders of St John Care Trust are well respected in Lincolnshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire where the voluntary sector charity has a strong presence after seeing healthy growth since it first opened homes in 1992.

All residents are supported in the pursuit of active lifestyle and personal interests, while benefitting from a care philosophy that prioritises dignity and independence alongside health, safety and security.

Group: The Orders of St John Care Trust

Person in charge: Jean Bamber (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 39 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 37

Shared Rooms: 1

Rooms with ensuite WC: 1

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

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

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

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Reviews

9.8 Skirbeck Court has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.791)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Skirbeck Court 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 22 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Skirbeck Court in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 8 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 4.791 for Skirbeck Court is calculated as follows: ( (216 Excellents x 5) + (39 Goods x 4) + (8 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 263 Ratings = 4.791

  • 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 Skirbeck Court is based on 8 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 7.8 positive Reviews (39 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 7.8 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
    21
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Skirbeck Court?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    22
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Skirbeck Court

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    12
  • Resident / Service User
    3
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    1
  • more

Skirbeck Court have provided excellent care for my father who has just passed away at the age of 90 after two years in the home. All the staff were very caring and patient with him.
My mum is still in the care home being there for four years. If it wasn't for the love of the staff she would not still be alive.
They help her with all needs and encourage her to join in all the activities. I would recommend this care home to everybody.

How likely would you be to recommend Skirbeck Court? 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

I've been a resident of Skirbeck Court since May 2016.
My room is comfortable and personal items make it feel more like home.
Personal care (ie baths) is very good.
All members of staff are very caring but very overworked so their time to spend with residents is very limited.
However busy staff are, they always find time to be sociable and friendly.
I find the food adequate/good but a larger menu choice would be welcome.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Staff are always pleasant and approachable.

How likely would you be to recommend Skirbeck Court? 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

Firstly a very happy atmosphere friendly staff and very very helpful.
The home is homely clean very nice. My first choice of four homes viewed. Food is very good with a good choice and helpings are good. residents look and sound happy there is a good friendship with all the staff to residents and families.

How likely would you be to recommend Skirbeck Court? 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: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Made very welcome. Treated with respect by very friendly staff. Mum settled and happy and looked after as if it was her own home.

How likely would you be to recommend Skirbeck Court? 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

My mother became a resident of Skirbeck Court in September 2016. Initially for respite care, however, she required fulltime care and was able to stay. Her transition from home to care was seamless. I felt totally supported during this very difficult time. My mother settled in so very quickly I was thrilled that she very soon referred to this little room as her home. She is extremely well cared for and the staff understand her and her little ways. whenever I visit all the staff and residents appear very happy. I would not hesitate to recommend Skirbeck Court.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

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

We always find it a happy place and staff engage well with residents and visitors. Management are ready to listen to any concerns and will resolve any misunderstandings, reassure the residents and with genuine care and concern, sit and explain things. There appears to be a managed plan for refurbishment.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Excellent

My mother in law is a new resident to this care home, she has also suffered a recent bereavement.
She has been treated with care and dignity.
I am also impressed with how the home and staff have made us feel welcome as a family not just my mother in law.
Everyone is so kind and friendly with a lovely warm atmosphere in the home.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

We never ever thought we would have to put our father into a care home, and it is one of the hardest things we have ever had to do. The Head carer came to assess my father. She was smart, professional and warm (as the home turned out to be.) She talked to my father, not about him - this impressed us immensely. She also comforted my mother. We were so pleased dad was accepted and have not changed our minds one little bit. The staff are friendly and polite to residents, respecting their dignity and also visitors. Mum can join in with activities or have meals when she is there, so she does not feel she has lost Dad. Most important of all, they genuinely care for and give care to my father, whilst still making him as independent as possible. There is a feeling of camaraderie about the place, The building itself is inviting, walls displaying residents' achievements, plenty of photographs. The food is varied, good and plentiful. AND they serve the best fish and chips in town!

How likely would you be to recommend Skirbeck Court? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Excellent

During the time my mother was with St Johns, they have shown care, consideration and a high quality of service for the needs of my mother in her final months and days. A big thank you to all the staff for her daily needs and management system that kept us informed all the way.
Prior to this her previous 2 years were excellent and she was a very happy lady.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Always the staff helpful and friendly. They provide lovely meals and plenty of things to do I.e. church service, skittles, bingo, games etc.

How likely would you be to recommend Skirbeck Court? 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

My uncle moved into Skirbeck Court a couple of months ago. Since he's been there I have been very impressed by absolutely everything. The building, layout, d├ęcor etc are second to none. The quality of care is outstanding, nothing is too much trouble. My uncle has settled in very well, you would of thought he'd been there years. The events and activities that are put on, are so varied and frequent. The way in which Skirbeck court was decorated at Christmas was just stunning. I would certainly recommend Skirbeck Court to anyone and thank them for everything whole heartedly. Like it was recommended to us.

How likely would you be to recommend Skirbeck Court? 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

I cannot fault the care given to my mum throughout her short stay at Skirbeck Court. She very sadly passed away but all the staff gave 100% nothing was too much trouble. They also found time in their busy day to take time to answer any questions or worries we had. I have no hesitation in recommending this care home to anybody, I had previously been very wary of care homes but I would advise anybody to go and see for yourself that this is a very good one and I am extremely grateful to them.

How likely would you be to recommend Skirbeck Court? 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

Very happy to leave my mum in their care, nice atmosphere.

How likely would you be to recommend Skirbeck Court? 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

My husband was ill and discharged from hospital. The objective of his three week stay at Skirbeck was to improve his mental and physical health with care he received. I was very grateful for the help advice and care given to me as his wife/carer. I was in a very distressed state with the situation. The managers particularly were there and aware of my needs also. Nothing was too much trouble to all the grades of carers.

How likely would you be to recommend Skirbeck Court? 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

I find my day care experiences very good. I cant fault anything, staff very helpful and friendly. Food excellent

How likely would you be to recommend Skirbeck Court? 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

Home and staff are very obliging and helpful. I would have no hesitation in recommending the home.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I can only recommend the staff at Skirbeck Court, they are attentive and caring and I have also had support and advice when my mother has had difficult times. The rooms are a little dated but since the new manager has taken over the place has been getting a well deserved face lift. I can only give them a 10 out of 10 and would recommend them to anyone looking for a care home for a relative.

How likely would you be to recommend Skirbeck Court? 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

I was very impressed with the care taken when my mum fell in the home and broke her arm. Unfortunately I was on holiday at the time but the care home notified my daughter of the situation. The care home took responsibility of contacting doctors, arranging transport and assistance to the local hospital as well as extra care on returning back to the nursing home regarding dressing and feeding.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I find no problems at all with my mothers care. The home is well organised and staff very helpful. Excellent. My mother is very settled compared to her previous care home, this is a palace.

How likely would you be to recommend Skirbeck Court? 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

My mother has been in care for 6 years and has been cared for very well. Staff very good. It's a home from home. I was at first very sad for her to come but now more than happy that she is here. The best care home in Boston.

How likely would you be to recommend Skirbeck Court? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have been here for 4 years and very happy. If I had stayed at home I would have no longer been alive. Best care home in Boston.

How likely would you be to recommend Skirbeck Court? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Awards / Recognitions

April 2017

Top 20 Care Homes East Midlands 2017

Recipient: Skirbeck Court

Date: Saturday 01 Apr 2017

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Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Jean

Jean Bamber

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2015

Description:

The thirty seven residents at Skirbeck Court are looked after by a highly trained and dedicated team of carers, administrator and ancillary staff. They are led by the Manager who is supported by a Head of Care and Team of Senior Carers.

Jean Bamber took over the position of Home Manager at Skirbeck Court on the 1st December 2015 after working at one of the trusts sister homes for 5 months. She has over 20 years experience in care, having originally starting her career in care at Woodlands Courts Nursing Home. From there she moved to Skirbeck Court Residential Home in July 1997 starting out a Carer, Acting Care Leader, Care Leader then Head of Care in 2009. During that time Jean has worked at other OSJCT Homes as
sisting with training and completing medication assessments as she is a qualified medication champion for her area.

As well as qualifications in NVQ, she is also a qualified NVQ assessor having completed D32/33, ILM Level 3 Award in Effective Management, first4health, Advanced Medication and Assessing Competency of Medication Administration, Foundation certificate in Dementia awareness and numerous short courses covering all aspects of caring for the elderly. These ensure that all the residents receive the best care from all the teams involved with their care.

Jean sets high standards of conduct and performance for herself and her colleagues. As a result she is very proud that all inspections by CQC that she has been involved in have all been compliant, including the New Wave Inspection that has just been completed which was rated Good on the new rating system.

Care Home Idol 2016

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