Glennfield Care Centre

Glennfield Care Centre is a purpose built 84-bedded Care Home, which opened in November 2008. Today Glennfield provides Nursing, Dementia Nursing, Residential Frail and Dementia Care. We also offer accommodation for individuals who require early onset dementia care

Glennfield Care Centre delivers a modern yet homely living environment for residents and visitors alike and wheelchair access is provided throughout the home and gardens. The secure and well maintained garden has summerhouses and water features.

At Glennfield Care Centre each single room has its own en-suite shower facility. We provide the following accommodation:

Poppy Unit – 19 dementia rooms
Daisy Unit – 19 residential rooms
Bluebell Unit – 22 dementia nursing rooms
Forget-me-Not Unit – 16 Early Onset dementia rooms
Snowdrop Unit – 8 nursing rooms
Oak Lodge Unit – 4 dementia rooms

Each of our rooms is furnished with:

  • A single bed suitable for care needs
  • An armchair
  • A bedside cabinet
  • A wardrobe
  • A chest of drawers
  • A bedside table

The Home is split into six units and each unit offers its own dining and living areas with a kitchenette equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge, microwave and toaster. Here, people can prepare breakfast and snacks whenever they want. The dining area and lounge on the ground floor units enjoy patio doors which open directly onto the landscaped garden, where people can enjoy the raised flowerbeds, summer houses and games areas. First floor units overlook the gardens, with easy access to the gardens via the lifts.

We use our large communal reception area for gatherings including entertainment and church services. All our meals are cooked on site and served in individual dining rooms using fresh local produce. We review our menus regularly to take into account changes in seasons and individual requirements.

At Glennfield Care Centre, we are especially proud of our coffee shop on the ground floor. All are welcome to use this comfortable and homely area.

  • 84 beds, all single with en-suite
  • People are encouraged to bring personal effects to make their room a familiar, comfortable area.
  • Visiting opticians, dentists, chiropodists and physiotherapist on request
  • Hairdressing salon on the ground floor with manicure services.
  • Weekly trolley shop, which travels all around the home selling sweets, snacks, toiletries, grooming products, pens, pencils. Seasonal items such as Christmas cards, other items can be ordered if required.
  • Easy Access to the Town Centre for shopping, restaurants, pubs, theatres and many other leisure facilities
  • Regular local bus links
  • Variety of menus
  • Garden with wheelchair access
  • Cinema Room
  • Staff Resources and Training Room
  • Family Meeting Room
  • Quiet Room
  • Hairdressing and nail saloon
  • Parking area
  • Visitors welcome at all times
  • Activities programme

General Manager – Jude Reeve

Jude has worked in residential care management for 15 years and became a Care Home Manager in April 2002. In 2009, she became General Manager at Glennfield Care Centre.  Trained as a nurse over 30 years ago, her qualifications include an NVQ level 4 Registered Managers Award, NVQ 3 in administration and D31/32 Assessor Award, with an MSC in dementia studies in 2010.

Care Manager – Sarah Bull

Sarah has many years’ experience of working in Care Homes. Recently, she gained her NVQ4 in Care Management, as well as an intermediate certificate in Health and Safety. Sarah has undertaken many workshops in various care related subjects and is responsible for running Glennfield Care Centre in the absence of the Manager.

Administrator 
Our Administrator is responsible for all aspects of administration within Glennfield Care Centre.

Receptionist
Our Receptionist is responsible for dealing with all incoming calls and meeting and greeting visitors to Glennfield Care Centre.

Staff nurses
Our Staff nurses organise the running of their shifts and the staff who are on shifts.

Team Leaders
Team leaders organise the management of shifts and staff on duty. They either have an NVQ in Health and Social Care or are working towards this achievement. Each Team Leader has a minimum of two years’ experience of working in a care home environment.

Senior Carers and Care Assistants
Senior Carers and Care Assistants deliver care to people under the guidance and instruction of senior staff. Each takes into account individual preferences including gender, religion, diversity cultural and linguistic backgrounds whenever possible. Senior Carers have an NVQ in care and Care Assistants are encouraged to gain this qualification.

Activities Coordinators
Our Activities Coordinators provide opportunities for meaningful and purposeful activities and outings. These are planned through a structured programme following discussions with people.

Housekeeper
Our Housekeeper and team of domestic and laundry staff are responsible for ensuring the highest level of cleanliness is maintained throughout the home and laundry. This is undertaken with care and attention to infection control guidelines.

Chef
Our Chef is responsible for the day to day running of the main kitchen and ensures that everyone’s catering needs are met and that the kitchen always meets regulation standards.

At Glennfield Care Centre we have our own Activities Coordinator. We offer a wide range of activities including Reminisence, Music Therapy, Arts and Crafts and painting. Our team arranges various activities in the coffee shop, such as bar days with support from our local brewery Elgoods, quiz afternoons, card games, sing-songs, or just a chance to enjoy a quiet coffee and cake.

The programme of all group and individual activities is created after discussions with everyone. A programme of events is clearly displayed on each floor and in our public areas for all to see.

  • Monday – Armchair exercises
  • Tuesday – Activities meeting
  • Wednesday – 1 to 1
  • Thursday – Coffee shop quiz
  • Friday – Music and movement
  • Monthly – Coffee mornings, non-denominational church services. Plus at least two singers/musicians each month to perform in our reception area for everyone to join in and enjoy.
  • Special events to celebrate St Valentines, Easter, St Georges, Guy Fawkes, Halloween, Christmas and New Year.

Residential and Dementia care

    • Residential
    • Dementia nursing
    • Frail nursing
    • Nursing
    • Early Onset dementia care

Oak Lodge at Glennfield

Oak Lodge is a 4 bedroom house situated in the Grounds of Glennfield Care Centre. It provides support for Younger People living with dementia. The emphasis is very much on maintaining and encouraging people to continue living as independently as possible whilst having 24 hour support from trained staff.

The environment is designed to have a homely but contemporary feel and people who live there have their own courtyard area which is private and has flower borders all around it. The four bedrooms all have an ensuite shower and people are encouraged to personalise their bedrooms. Access to the main home is available to enable people to enjoy the coffee shop, hairdresser salon and any activities that people might like to attend. Our activities staff work alongside people to ensure that their choices influence the type of activities that take place. The family feel of this small environment has proven to be very therapeutic and engaging for all, including family members, friends and everyone involved with the people who live there.

“May we express our gratitude for excellent care shown to [] over the past six years. Through your efforts you made her final years happy and comfortable as possible. We will always be most grateful.”
Relative

“I would like to show my colleagues who do not work in this area what an excellent example of a care home looks like and that is Glennfield.”
Out of Hours GP

“This is the best care environment I have seen in a very long time, there were no places like this when I worked in care.”
Specialist Nurse Trainer

“Thank you for the way you look after my husband, he is very precious to us and I know he is always well looked after.”
Relative

“Your staff are a credit to the profession – without them, what was a difficult time would have been unbearable.”
Relative

“I can’t believe that such a beautiful home is in our town I had no idea places like this existed.”
Visitor

“It was heart-warming to see how much care and dignity was shown to your residents throughout the time they spent with you.”
Undertaker

“I know if I place someone at your home they will get the best care possible.”
Social Worker

“My mum gets the best care in the world and I always feel welcome when I visit her, the staff and management are like part of my family.”
Relative

How to Find Us

Glennfield Care Centre
Moneybank
Wisbech
Cambs
PE13 2JF

Tel: 01945 581141
Fax: 01945 581145

Email: glennfield@excelcareholdings.com

Glennfield Care Centre is within walking distance of the local shops and is only a short bus ride away from Wisbech town centre, which has a range of shops including a post office, banks, supermarkets and bakers along with pubs, restaurants and cafes and hosts a market in the town centre.

Conveniently situated for access by road, we are just 5 minutes away from the A47 and close to the A1101. There is also a local bus service to other areas of the Fens and nearby Kings Lynn.

Norfolk Green, Stagecoach and First National bus companies all have buses running into Wisbech bus station. There is also a bus service to Cambridge which provides a variety of facilities including a large indoor shopping centre and a wide range of high street chain stores. There are train stations at March, 10 miles away or at Kings Lynn which is 15 miles from Wisbech.

Location
Glennfield Care Centre is located in the fine historical Georgian market town of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Known as the capital of the Fens. Wisbech sits on both sides of the River Nene, which borders Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, within nine miles of the Lincolnshire border.


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