Staff at Hundens Park are celebrating after it performed strongly in Your Care Rating 2016, a nationwide survey of care home residents. The results show it was given an overall score of 972 out of 1,000. You can read the report here

We're situated on Hundens Lane on the site of a former bowling green and park. Our home has extensive gardens designed to meet our residents' needs.

Hundens Park provides 24-hour nursing care for frail older people, care for people with sensory impairments, physical disabilities and dementia. We provide end of life care and respite care, including post-operative respite care. The nursing home also houses the Darnton Suite, providing support and care for people living with dementia and those who may display distress reactions.

Personalised care plans are tailored to each individual and are regularly reviewed to accommodate changing needs with the individual and family involved wherever possible. Care plans ensure that a consistent level of care is provided and that needs are met, and are intended to help encourage independence, support life skills and enable freedom of choice.

All staff are appropriately qualified. The staff team includes 24-hour nursing cover, managers and care staff specially trained in dementia care, activities co-ordinators, together with hospitality, maintenance, administrative management and trained chefs. Hundens Park's staff work in conjunction with local GPs, community health services and any medical support selected by the individual.

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Life at Hundens Park Care Home

Care, activities, facilities and food are all major focuses at our home. It is important that each of these services are tailored to the individual needs and preferences of residents, which is why we employ a wonderful team of professionals who can deliver support using a warm and person-centred approach.

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Our team

All of the team here at Hundens Park will play an integral part when a new resident moves into our home, including the maintenance team who like to help personalise their new rooms by putting up pictures; and the activities coordinators, who always spend time with residents to find out about their favourite hobbies. Care staff will discuss likes and dislikes and care plans will be developed to reflect individualised needs. Staff at Hundens Park are dedicated to providing the best possible homely environment for those we support. Their continued efforts to ensure that every resident is comfortable and happy here, combined with the colourful personalities that they bring to the home, are what make Hundens Park a very special place to live.

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Barry Southern

General Manager

Welcome to Hundens Park, my name is Barry and I am the General Manager here.

My Career in the care industry spans over 30 years, predominately in the learning disability sector. I have worked in, and gained valuable experience from a variety of positions from staff nurse to operations director. During this time I have gained various qualifications and attended numerous training events which have kept me up to date with current practice developments. My qualifications include teaching and management qualifications and I am passionate about providing person centred care in a therapeutic safe environment.

I am enjoying working at Hundens and being able to pass on my experience and expertise in order to develop and support the service. In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends. I also fly fish and enjoy attending live music events - time allowing!

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Our care

We provide person-centred nursing care services for older people in need of support or for individuals living with a complex dementia. It is important to us that our care services are delivered in a way that celebrates each person’s individuality and helps them to maintain as much independence as possible, so we tailor our services to meet the unique individual needs of each person. This could include personal one-to-one time with staff members when needed, regular visits from a chiropodist or just adhering to special dietary requirements. Our current high rating on carehome.co.uk shows just how pleased residents and loved ones are with our care services.

Types of care

Nursing Care

Nursing care is for people who need a qualified nursing care team available to them 24 hours a day.

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Dementia Care

Our highly skilled team of dementia experts work hard to ensure the highest quality of care, based on the latest research.

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Respite Care & Short Breaks

Whether you care for a relative or are in need of care yourself, taking a break from your usual routine can do the world of good.

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Facilities

  • En-suite rooms
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Mini-bus at the home

On-site

  • Conservatory
  • Laundry
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Quiet lounge

Accessibility

  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training

Accommodation

  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • En-suite toilet plus bath/shower
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
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New care enquiries 01325 271 650

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

All other calls 01325 366 000

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