Eachstep Blackburn

Infirmary Road, Blackburn BB2 3LP

EachStep Blackburn is a pioneering £5m specialist dementia care service that opened in May 2016, and was named Best Dementia Care Home at the National Dementia Awards in November 2016.

The award-winning home is part of national health care charity Community Integrated Care. It offers respite, residential, nursing and end of life care for up to 64 people.

The home brings together modern, dementia-friendly interiors, leading person-centred care approaches and exciting community partnerships, making it a real hub within the community.

There are a number of stunning themed rooms and spaces for activity and relaxation. These include a cinema, vintage tea rooms, a memory lane full of nostalgic imagery and objects as well as beautiful public and private gardens.

Each month they host a dementia cafe, comprising of reminiscence sessions, health and well-being activities and visits from members of the community including past and present Blackburn Rovers football players.

The home has introduced Community Circles – skilled volunteers who support each resident to stay connected with the people and passions that are important to them; and investing in the skills and mentoring of colleagues. Some residents even have paid employment opportunities at the home.

Group: Community Integrated Care

Person in charge: Phil Benson (Service Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 64 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Admission Information: Ages 18+.

Single Rooms: 64

Rooms with ensuite WC: 64

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Eachstep Blackburn: click here

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


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November 2016

Winner: Best Dementia Care Home

Recipient: Eachstep Blackburn

Date: Thursday 03 Nov 2016

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Winner: Best Dementia Manager

Recipient: Eachstep Blackburn

Date: Thursday 03 Nov 2016

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