Beechwood is a grand Victorian villa set in the heart of Edgerton close to local parks and on the edge of the Peak District National Park. With 25 rooms, a well-maintained private garden and with the building retaining
many of its original features, the people we support enjoy the warm and stimulating environment we have created. With individual care at the heart of everything we do, we ensure that everyone has an input into their care plan and also the types of activities they enjoy so that everyone we support can live their fullest life possible.
At Beechwood we support adults with physical and neurological condition including:
• Muscular dystrophy
• Spina bifida
• Huntington’s disease
• Brain injury
• Cerebral palsy
• Learning disability
• Korsakoff’s syndrome
Care and activities
Our team is highly skilled in taking care of the physical needs of the residents and their mental health and wellbeing. In partnership with the resident and their families, we build a daily activities plan. A range of group and 1:1 sessions enables everyone to enjoy social activities and helped with daily living skills and access the community. Our aim is to enable our residents to have a voice, be empowered to make decisions and have the autonomy to plan their care.
We focus on ensuring that all the people we support have the opportunity to engage in activities that match their interests, and our activities coordinator works with every person we support to tailor activities to their needs and ability. We care for people on a short or long-term basis and offer respite stays to enable loved ones to take a well earned break and recharge their batteries. Individually tailored provision includes personal care, health and wellbeing, rehabilitation, and activities within the home and out in the community provided by our specialist care team. Our aim is to enhance people’s quality of life, giving them as much choice as possible, enabling them to live every day in a meaningful and fulfilling way. We work closely with each individual, their families and loved ones to build a personalised support plan based on their needs, wishes and aspirations.
Beechwood is located on the outskirts of Huddersfield. The home offers enclosed garden space, wheelchair access and a homely welcoming feel. Beechwood is a beautiful, large Victorian building specifically adapted and extended to enable independent or assisted wheelchair access throughout the home. Life Skills Room features an interactive screen, virtual reality handsets, iPads, Kindles, an Xbox gaming console and immersive lighting. The room provides residents with engaging experiences to help them learn different skills and maximise their potential. With extensive, accessible gardens maintained by community volunteer groups during the summer months, you can often find the residents and staff enjoying music and BBQs in the front garden.
Our team is dedicated to maintaining the high standards of 1 to 1 care the people we support receive so that they can live their lives to the fullest. The team at Beechwood is a vibrant group of experienced staff, many of whom have been working in the home for a long time, though we have recently recruited some new staff. The staff below are supported by the service manager and deputy manager. We have a nurse on duty 12-hours a day, 12 hours a night and a team leader on each day; 5 care staff during the day and 2 care staff during the night. Then we have our chef, maintenance, domestic team, kitchen team, volunteer coordinator, activity organiser, physio and administrator. Staff are very good at understanding when someone is struggling with their mental health, managing challenging behaviour, diffusing situations, identifying risks and reporting issues.
How to get to us:
Beechwood is located close to nearby parks (Greenhead Park is a favourite), nearby to Huddersfield (about 1.5 miles), and we are on a local bus route. We are also near the M62, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and near the north Peak District National Park.
For any recruitment queries, please contact us at https://www.oakleafrecruitment.com/
- Life Skills Room with Virtual Reality headsets
- Activity Room
- Spacious Garden with BBQ
- Ample Parking
- TV Lounge
- Nurse Call System
- 24/7 Care
- Onsite Kitchen
- Tracksystem Hoist in all bedrooms
- Onsite accessible minibus
- Wheelchair access
- Disabled Parking
- Disabled Toilets