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Strictly star Lauren Steadman and her professional dance partner, AJ, paid a visit to Lauren’s Grandmother who lives at Deerswood Lodge in Crawley last week.

A West Sussex care home has received a prestigious gold award for its innovative approach to residents’ nutrition.

The two-storey, Figbury Lodge care facility which is being built for the Borough of Poole on the site of a former 50-bed home that was demolished in 2015, has reach the “topping out” stage.

Two outstanding care homes and 11 care sector workers from across the UK have received awards at the Shaw Star Awards, that itself is celebrating its 10 year anniversary.

A care home in Nailsea, formerly known as The Granary, has opened an additional nursing wing for older people.

[ April 13, 2018 ]

Shaw healthcare was one many care providers across the UK which took part in National Care Home Open Day on Saturday 21st April.

[ January 31, 2018 ]

St Johns care home in Droitwich, Worcester, has celebrated 25 years of delivering care to its residents this month.

[ January 8, 2018 ]

Residents at Croft Meadow care home had a star-studded surprise on Christmas Eve when a BAFTA nominee called by to spend some time with them.

[ January 2, 2018 ]

Burleys Wood in Crawley pulled out all the stops to put on a wonderful Christmas Panto for the residents.

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Shaw Covid Compliant
Shaw Covid Compliant

Dear Relatives,

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support of all our care homes and hard-working staff throughout the past year. It has been an incredibly challenging year for everyone, and we recognise the impact that the pandemic has had on all those connected to our homes and within our local communities. We are now hopefully seeing a way back to normal and look forward to opening our doors fully in the coming months.

However, following the recent announcement by the government, we are pleased to advise that from Monday 12th April 2021 our care homes in England will be able to allow visits from 2 named visitors(subject to a negative Lateral Flow Test and PPE being worn). We will also be extending visiting into the weekends as long as it is booked in advance. Your care home will discuss with you the guidelines we need to follow for you to become a named visitor.

Furthermore, we are also delighted to announce that for the first-time visits can include a child or baby. Children under the age of 2 will not count towards the 2 named visitor quota. Clearly, visits involving children will need to be carefully managed and in agreement with the home manager. As per the guidance those over the age of 11 will need to wear PPE and be tested (with parental consent).

Another development in the new approach to visiting is the nomination of an ‘essential care giver’. The essential care giver role is intended as a way of supporting the relatively small proportion of our residents who need some element of care and support that could only ever be provided by someone with a unique personal relationship with the resident, perhaps formed over many years. It is likely that this person will already be part of the ongoing care plan for the resident. All this will be at the discretion of the manager and the care giver will be subject to the rigorous testing regime currently undertaken by our own staff. Please speak with your Home Manager for further details.

In summary from 12th April 2021 the new government guidelines for care home visits allow for;

1. 2 named visitors (see the guidance for help on how you could become a named visitor and what restrictions apply)

2. Children can also visit with those under the age of 2 not counted as part of the 2 named visitor quota (see the guidance for help and what restrictions apply)

3. A person can apply for essential carer status but this will need to assessed and agreed by the Home Manager and is subject to rigorous testing.




The Government guidance on care home visiting in England can be found HERE.