Talk at care home recognised by CQC

Posted on Aug 02, 2018

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A presentation about care funding we took part in recently at Lindfield Christian Care Home has been praised in a report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which recognised the home as being ‘outstanding’. Our visit to the home came about via our membership of the West Sussex Carewise initiative.

Lindfield Christian Care Home is a non-profit making organisation which has been providing care for 26 years. It was established by the three churches in Lindfield village in 1992 and is a home with a strong Christian ethos open to all with the aim of providing a homely, caring environment. All fees are used for the benefit of the residents, to deliver excellent care, to run the home and maintain the fabric of the building.

We were very proud to be invited by West Sussex County Council to join its Carewise initiative when it was launched in 2011.

Established by West Sussex County Council, Age UK West Sussex, the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) and West Sussex Partners in Care, Carewise provides a pathway to information and advice about care funding. It aims to help you make the right choice of care and support, at the right time, with the right funding solution.

Carewise has built a strong reputation and, when the Care Bill was being debated in the House of Lords, it was referred to as a model of good practice for local authorities.

Carewise promotes the spread of information about care funding and will organise members to visit care homes in West Sussex to share advice. Andy Kirk recently visited Lindfield Christian Care Home and spoke to a group of residents and their family and friends about funding for care, while there were also talks covering associated issues including legal matters.

The CQC report states: ‘The provider recognised the importance of enabling people who might need additional support to have access to external services. They subscribed to Carewise. Carewise was set up by the local authority and is a financial advice scheme that offers independent information and advice about paying for care.

The registered manager had organised a care planning surgery for people and their relatives. They had invited financial advisers that specialised in care, and who were part of Carewise, to explain financial planning. People and relatives felt that this was useful’.

In addition to speaking about care funding through our association with Carewise, members of our team would be delighted to speak at other care homes about funding options – as well as speaking with individuals. To find out more, please do call us on: 01892 500600 or click here.





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