Sandycroft Nursing Home

366/368 Lytham Road, Blackpool FY4 1DW

Sandycroft Nursing Home is a small and welcoming quality care home in Blackpool, dedicated to high standards of kind and considerate care for private and publicly-funded people.

This commitment to care is reflected in Sandycroft’s Good ‘green’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC - 2017).

The team at Sandycroft provides high-quality nursing, palliative and end-of-life care. This includes nursing or personal care for people with a dementia or related condition, physical disabilities, sensory impairments, as well as treatment of disease, disorder or injury.

Residents receive care and support tailored to their individual needs, ensuring specific healthcare concerns are managed by Sandycroft’s experienced nursing team.

Sandycroft is an award-winning care home for people requiring end-of-life or palliative care, and is the first care home in Blackpool to receive a Quality Hallmark Award from the National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Centre, the UK’s largest provider of training in end-of-life care.

Located in Blackpool’s South Shore area, Sandycroft is just a short stroll from the resort’s famous promenade, golden sands, shops and many visitor attractions. There are excellent transport links, with Blackpool South train station and Blackpool’s famous trams close by.

Sandycroft offers clean and comfortable rooms and communal areas, which are being transformed through a rolling programme of refurbishment. A pleasant courtyard garden provides residents with a place to enjoy the resort’s bracing sea air.

The home’s facilities are complemented by a menu of delicious home-cooked food and a varied programme of events, activities and outings.

Group: Qualia Care Ltd

Person in charge: Jane Lyth (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Blackpool Borough Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 26 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment

Specialist Care Categories: Cancer Care • Epilepsy • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Medical conditions no age limit, speciality End of Life

Admission Information: Ages 35+.

Single Rooms: 26

Rooms with ensuite WC: 17

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Sandycroft Nursing Home: click here

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


The Review Score of 8.5 (maximum of 10) for Sandycroft Nursing Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Sandycroft Nursing Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.6 out of 5 from 2 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 4.87 for Sandycroft Nursing Home is calculated as follows: ( (20 Excellents x 5) + (3 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 23 Ratings = 4.87

  • 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 3.635 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Sandycroft Nursing Home 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 5.2 positive Reviews (26 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 5.2 Target = 0.385

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

8.5 Sandycroft Nursing Home has a Review Score of 8.5 (8.505) from 2 Reviews

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

Our mum became a resident in December 2017. All staff were welcoming, helpful, professional and really compassionate with our Mum.
As our mum became iller, staff understood her needs and requirements and were available to assist her and provide the care she needed and advise us on events as well as keeping us informed of everything that was happening. Nothing appeared too much trouble for the staff.
Our mum sadly passed away in the early hours and we were able to visit shortly after her death to pay our respects which again wasn’t an issue even at 03:30.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandycroft Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My friend, who was subject to end of life care, went into Sandycroft Nursing home on Lytham Road, Blackpool. I visited the home prior to her admittance and I was impressed with the atmosphere, layout and cleanliness of the place. From the day my friend was admitted she was treated with loving care and dignity and it's as though it's just a large family home. We placed pictures on the wall, photographs and memorabilia around to give it that homely feel. I too was made to feel at home and during my constant visits over a number of weeks, I was offered drinks and food. I got to know all the members of staff from catering, through to nursing and care staff, including all the management. Everybody is on a first name basis and I visited at all times of the day and night and the level of service remained constant and highly professional. Congratulations, best wishes and many thanks go out to the team.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandycroft Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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June 2012

Elderly Welfare

Recipient: Sandycroft Nursing Home

Date: Wednesday 06 Jun 2012

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