Village life encompasses a strong community spirit of which Woodford House plays its part involving itself with as many of the local events appropriate to the clients as possible.
We provide accommodation for 40 persons of mixed sex over the age of 50 years. We hold registration for 40 residential and nursing clients and we are able to care for those clients who have mental illness, dementia, physical disability and clients with palliative care needs as well as general nursing care.
The aim of Woodford House is to provide a home from home family environment for our clients, encouraging freedom of choice and individuality. All clients are treated with equality whilst denoting the diversity of clients’ personal and social needs.
- To provide a high standard of personal/nursing care.
- To maintain cognitive thought through activities & outings.
- To provide a happy and friendly atmosphere.
- To encourage client and family involvement with home activities.
- To enjoy ‘living’ at Woodford House.
The managers and clients are supported by nursing, caring, wellbeing, domestic and kitchen teams, a receptionist and maintenance.
Clients and Families
We encourage clients to actively take part in both internal and external activities, hobbies and leisure activities. We provide a full range of activities including board games, cards, bingo, craftwork, and parties relevant to specific occasions, theatrical performances, singers and movement to music.
Daytrips are arranged to coastal resorts, the lights, the theatre, garden centres and other places of interest to the clients. In more recent years clients have been offered the opportunity to take an annual holiday supported by the care and well-being teams.
Training is ongoing and is provided to all staff. A training plan is developed year on year to reflect the needs of the staff and the business. Money is invested to ensure the training we give is specialist and we have contracted with South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for the past 9 years to provide this training.
The clients and their families are invited to make suggestions to the management team i.e. issues regarding the home and its development. One to one meetings/chats can be held at anytime with the manager or nursing staff.
Arrangements have been made with the local church to undertake a Communion Service for clients of all denominations on a monthly basis to be held at Woodford House. Clients are also encouraged to visit other churches of their choice.
Woodford House operate an open visiting policy, encouraging family and friends to join their relatives for meals or drinks as required.
All members of staff maintain and respect the privacy and dignity of each individual by treating them holistically, using privacy curtains when necessary and encouraging the use of locks on doors especially in bathroom areas.