Chesfield House is a Georgian town house, with excellent parking and within walking distance of Leominster town centre. With two en-suite bedrooms and three self contained units-one being on the ground floor, Chesfield House offers a superior standard of accommodation, a large comfortable lounge and tasteful dining room and a garden area. The home offers modern, well equipped kitchen and bathroom facilities. There is a walkable access to leisure facilities with a gym and swimming pool close by. The home has an MPV for all transport needs, and all health services including GP, dentist, hospital are literally on the doorstep. Inspiration Care aims to promote community participation by working closely with ECHO (Extra Choices in Herefordshire) who have their main base in Leominster and are renowned for promoting inclusion for people with special needs and put on activities that include social events such as disco's, night-club events, day-centre meetings and voluntary work placements.
At Inspiration Care, our philosophy is to deliver person-centred care and support, leading to innovative, flexible and effective ways of working. Service-users are encouraged to develop their own individual lifestyles, acquire new skills and work towards new personal goals. Our trained support staff help them lead as full a life as possible in the community with access to social, recreational, work-based and educational activities. We pride ourselves on our unrivalled level of personal care providing physical, emotional, intellectual and social support to service users who choose this as their home. It provides a stimulating and caring environment where people can learn social & domestic skills and develop confidence.
‘Individuals are able to express themselves and their individuality and choice by being encouraged to personalise their room’
Our aim is to provide:
• A safe, homely and secure environment to live in
• Trained and experienced staff to respond to your needs
• Support to achieve increased independence
• The opportunity to use community facilities
• Support to develop and maintain local support and friendships
• The opportunity to integrate within the community
Through this we drive an improved quality of life for anyone receiving service from Inspiration Care.
Chesfield House - Home Manager
Terence Lewis, Registered Home Manager, Chesfield House
Terence is the Manager of Chesfield House, having worked with the company since it’s birth. Terence has been working in social care for 7/8 years – he can’t really remember because it all rolls into one!! For the majority of that time Terence has been fortunate enough to work with Karen Hall – one of the directors of Inspiration Care.
Realising that Karen had a real heart for supporting vulnerable adults, and a strong desire to do this better than what was happening, Terence had no hesitation in joining Karen to start up Inspiration Care. Having Martyn Titcombe as the other director, with the same strong core morality – and a psychotic work rate on board was the icing on the cake! ....... Read More
The home is operated by friendly and conscientious carers and support staff, and staffing levels are assessed and maintained according to the individual needs of our service users. We provide twenty-four hour care, with no more than two service users to one member of staff during daytime hours. We also have at least one waking night staff and a sleep in staff member on duty through the night.
Each member of the team is provided with comprehensive training
in all aspects of their work, including mandatory training:
• POVA (Protection of Vulnerable Adults)
• Fire safety
• Basic food hygiene
• First aid
• Basic health and safety
• Infection control
• Manual handling
• Foundation and specialised training (where appropriate)
Individually our staff are encouraged to advance their knowledge and understanding of their environment with ongoing training that reflects the needs of the individuals they care for, their own needs, aspirations and role within the company.
Inspiration Care places a great emphasis on ensuring that it's staff are trained to respond effectively to the individual needs of the service users, taking into consideration difficulties such as Autism, Mental Health, Protection of Vulnerable Adults, and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).
Should the need arise our staff are trained within the CALM system (Crisis and Aggression Limitation and Management), with particular emphasis on the use of proactive strategies and de-escalation skills.
We are able to tailor our service to enable us to provide more effective care for individuals who have more specific needs, and we have staff members who have substantial knowledge and
experience of working with people who have learning disabilities, associated complex issues and especially people who suffer with Prader-Willi Syndrome.
We also have support from a Consultant Psychiatrist who visits monthly and a Behaviour Management Advisor as required, in order to assist us in managing challenging behaviour and
providing management support guidelines.
Each individual who is admitted to the service is assessed prior to being offered a placement at Chesfield House. The assessment is carried out under consultation with the service user, their family or carer, the care manager or community nurse and any other people who are felt to be important to the process.
The assessment will include:
• Mental Capacity
• Health and medication checks
• Mobility and transport needs
• Personal care
• Mental health support
• Behavioural needs
• Dietary needs
• Social activities
• Daytime Activities
The continued involvement of family members and friends is supported and encouraged, and each individual is cared for with respect by each and every member of staff.