Horse Fair Care Home in Rugeley near Lichfield

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Horse Fair Care Home
Horse Fair
Rugeley
Staffordshire
WS15 2EL
General Manager:
Lisa Downes

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Horse Fair Services

About Horse Fair

Horse Fair Care Home is one of the leading care homes in the South Staffordshire area and offers residential, dementia and respite care. The home is ideally located at the centre of Rugeley, just a few minutes from the A51 Lichfield Road and A460 Hednesford Road.

We are extremely proud of the reputation Horse Fair care home has quickly established across Staffordshire since its opening in 2010, and we receive a great many compliments about the care and support we that we provide. Everyone at Horse Fair is on first name terms, you feel it the moment you walk in and we are rightly proud of the caring and friendly atmosphere we all enjoy here. We work hard to settle each and every resident into home life as quickly as possible and appreciate that change isn't always easy in your later years. As your companions, we see to it that you are happy and settled. At Horse Fair there are rooms for quiet relaxation as well as socializing; we are respectful of the space and privacy that residents sometimes need.  

Horse Fair care home offers real luxury and a quality of living that places it amongst the top performing care homes in the area. Residents are free to live the lives they choose, and often enjoy a new lease of life, free from the anxiety's and isolation that is a fact of life for those living alone. Rooms are each resident's own private space and we encourage everyone to personalise with pictures and other keepsakes from home. All rooms have a flat screen TV/DVD player for catching up with a favourite show or relaxing watching a film.

  • Friendly, homely and luxury environment
  • Residents and family involved in decisions
  • Respite care available for shorter stays
  • Fine dining with fresh food daily and complimentary wine
  • High standard of accommodation with en-suite walk-in showers and flat screen TVs
  • Free access to Wi-Fi with internet access points throughout the home 

Active Lifestyle

Our full-time Recreation and Leisure Coordinators ensure that residents always have the opportunity to enjoy a physically active and mentally stimulating day. Activities range from flower arranging and knitting to shopping trips into town and sing along sessions around the piano.

We know how important it is for our residents to keep in touch with family and friends, and as such we provide free Wi-Fi throughout the home. Computers are available for Skype, email or just browsing.

Family are welcome at any time in the care home and this means we often the enjoy the company of guests for dinner. This makes the dining room feel more like a large family room, with lively chatter about the day’s events over a glass of wine and the freshly cooked, restaurant standard food.

In the warmer months residents make great use of the outside patio area, which has tables and chairs and is completely enclosed for privacy. We often see residents chatting over a cup of tea and some tasty snacks provided by our in-house chef. The outdoor area includes a brand new sensory garden, designed to provide a variety of sensory stimuli.

One of our more popular activities is the reminiscence sessions where residents are encouraged to look back over the years and discuss major historical events both local and international. Residents enjoy remembering where they were at those momentous times; we often find friendships forming and strengthening during these sessions.

Residents are free to come and go from the care home and we organise trips out for walks in the local park and other local heritage sites. Rugeley town centre is only a few minutes’ walk away so shopping or visits to the local pub are often the order of the day.

Dine in a Restaurant Every Day

Our restaurant quality food is a delight and the communal dining experience makes everyone feel part of a big family during meal times. Wine or a drink of choice are available with the three course evening meals and all our produce is fresh and, where possible, locally sourced.

Our in-house chef and kitchen team make every effort to cater to the needs of the residents; the menu is planned weekly and residents are consulted along the way. What is on the menu, as well as portion size, are up for discussion with the chef. Special dietary needs, including vegetarian options, can easily be catered for.

The chef is happy to note that the plates always come back empty and with 3 meals a day, as well as tasty snacks in between, our residents are never short of something to nibble whether it is freshly backed cakes or other light snacks. Our chef enjoys nothing more than rolling out the barrel for birthdays and other celebrations with party food for guests and other residents.

Specialist Dementia Care in South Staffordshire

At Horse Fair Care Home we treat all our residents as individuals, tailoring our care to meet specialist and personal needs. Our dementia care strategy, Connect, is built around evidence-based practice. Our personal approach to dementia care pays attention to the unique needs of each individual at Horse Fair Care Home, aiming to ensure they live a happy and fulfilling life. For example, we carry out reminiscence therapy in which carers will pick particular props, such as a family picture or personal keepsake, and encourage residents to talk about their life and memories. The use of life stories is a popular approach with our staff.

Our staff are picked for their caring and empathetic nature and we find that staff with particularly big personalities are hugely appreciated by our Connect residents. 

Central Rugeley Location and Easy Access

Horse Fair Care Home is right in the centre of Rugeley, making it is easy for friends and family to visit at any time. The home is only a couple of minutes walk from the station.

For more information ring our general manager Lisa Geddes on 01889 721060 , alternatively contact us online here.

Read Excerpts From Our Latest CQC Report (27th June 2013)

The Quality Care Commission has turned in its report for Horse Fair in Staffordshire for June 2013 - and we're proud to say we've received a glowing review. Special mention was made to the quality of care, the independence we encourage and the engagement we have with residents and their families. Read through of some of the highlights here.

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Kind Words about Horse Fair

  • Words cannot adequately express my thoughts and appreciation.
    B.K. - Monday, June 2, 2014

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    Testimonial from B.K.

    My mother, Mrs A. K. was a resident of Horsefair Care Home in Rugeley since late 2010 and passed away on 15th whilst in their care.

    I am writing to express my appreciation of the hard work, care and compassion shown by all of the staff during her stay in general and during her last few days in particular. Words cannot adequately express my thoughts and appreciation.

    I have written to the home’s manager, Mrs Geddes expressing my thanks, but felt it necessary to bring to your attention my thoughts regarding the quality of the carers at the Horsefair.

     

    B.K. - Monday, June 2, 2014



  • I congratulate you both on your business and leadership.
    Paul G - Monday, September 10, 2012

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    My mother Alicia is a resident at Horse Fair. I live in Hampshire and as a 60% disabled war pensioner am constrained as to the number of visits I can make.

    I continue, however, to be reassured as to my mother’s well-being and care.

    As an ex-commanding officer of a Ghurkha regiment and the UK International Business Director for a major Swedish company, I am aware that standards are directed by and reflect the leadership and direction from the top. I congratulate you both on your business and leadership.

    On this visit I met Lisa Geddes, who following on from my brief from Lin Bradbury in June, Lisa gave me a comprehensive brief. I was most impressed with her knowledge and care plan to more fully integrate my mother, which I endorse.

    Whilst it may seem devisive to single out individuals, I am going so to do. It goes without saying that I continue to be immensely impressed by Lin Bradbury. She is a most charming, personable and professional person. A born leader. I am also impressed by Lisa who has resolved issues I had most effectively, a great asset. All of your staff are first class. However I must award a mention in despatches to Tom Shelby, a most personable young man, Lorraine Usher, Lynn Harley and Kerry. Your reception staff are forever helpful, with Fran, Dee and Rachael, great fun. Alma continues to produce great food. I would be most grateful if you  could pass on my appreciation for the care your staff afford my mother. It is most reassuring.

    As an aside, I have advised Lisa regarding hotel accommodation I have used, and am sure with your Avery corporate clout, preferential rates might be obtained.

    Again, my sincere thanks. My apologies for my awful writing, but my injury precludes a fair hand.

    Yours sincerely,

    Paul G

    Paul G - Monday, September 10, 2012



  • "Their quIck thinking was appreciated, Mum is much better now & looking forward to returning 'home' on Monday."
    C. T. - Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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    I would just like to thank your 'care team' for the assistance that they gave to P. M. last Saturday when she became ill & needed to go to hospital. I have already expressed the familys thanks directly to the staff involved, but would just like to re-itterate it to the management team as well. Their quIck thinking was appreciated, Mom is much better now & looking forward to returning 'home' on Monday.

    C. T. - Tuesday, August 7, 2012



  • "The most valuable asset any organisation has is its people. Without doubt, you have the best..."
    P. G. - Friday, August 17, 2012

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    Dear Mr Strowbridge

    I am the youngest son of one of your residents at Horse Fair, Mrs Gilham. I visited her from 14th–16th June and it may be of interest to you to give you my impressions. I could not have  been more heartened, reassured and pleased at how well my 92 year old mother was being cared for.

    The most valuable asset any organisation has is its people. Without doubt, you have the best. Having commanded a Ghurkha regiment and been the International UK Business Director for Europe’s largest management consultancy, you must have a first-class selection system.

    Whilst it is invidious to name but a few, I feel I must. From the start, my communication with reception, Rachel and Fran was first-class and professional. My main point of contact has been Lin Bradbury. She is outstanding. Having now met her and seen her in operation, she is a most effective, natural leader and carer. She is ebullient and always does her best to care for the residents and families. An impressive individual. John Southall also struck me as a natural caring man of stature. Sue (Susan), Jay, Charlotte and all the staff were most friendly and could not have done more for my mother.

    Of particular note, and I think it sums up the Horse Fair ethos, was Alma, your chef. She heard me enquiring as to the location of my hotel and insisted on driving me there! I ate at Horse Fair and the food was very tasty and well presented. Unfortunately I did not meet Lisa Geddes, but again we spoke on the phone and she was first-class. We are in the process of resolving a telephone problem and she has been most understanding and a resolution is in hand. As they say in the navy (my mother was in the Indian Navy in WW2!), she runs a tight ship.

    In summary I am so pleased my mother is being so well looked after by your marvellous, devoted staff. Please pass on my sincerest thanks.

    Yours sincerely,

    P. G. 

    P. G. - Friday, August 17, 2012



  • "I would like you to know how well all of the staff work at Rugeley and always go beyond and above the call of duty..."
    J. and S - Thursday, November 17, 2011

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    Dear Manager of Horse Fair

    I am writing on behalf of my sister Jayne and myself Sue. My mum M. H. is a resident at your home in Rugeley and we just wanted to let you know how extremely satisfied we are with everybody and everything at Rugeley.

    My mom came to you in October 2010. She had been to two other care homes before for a week’s respite. My sister and I were very apprehensive as we knew this time could be long-term or even permanent. From the moment we walked through the door, my sister, Mom and I were made very, very welcome by Julie who showed us round. Since that day and every time since when we have visited Mom at her home, we have always been made to feel welcome by everyone and always walk into an extremely warm, friendly and happy environment, whatever time of day or night it is. I call it ‘SUNSHINE HOUSE’.

    Mom is not too good at the moment and does not come out of her room much, but when she did, the constant way in which everyone is kept active, mind and body, is amazing. My mom, sister and I really have had lots of happy times when we have joined in singing, quizzes, visits to the hairdresser’s and watching films at night in the lounge. I think that because all of the staff, whether they are office, carers, cleaners, laundry or catering are always friendly and help one another, then so do all the residents. It just filters down.

    On 26th September Mom was 82 and Horse Fair baked her a very special cake which looked and tasted amazing and was such a wonderful surprise to Mom and all her family. The food is always beautiful and presented to a very high standard and nothing is ever too much trouble to do.

    I would like you to know how well all of the staff work at Rugeley and always go beyond and above the call of duty to make residents and visitors satisfied.

    My sister and I know Mom is in the best place with lovely caring people and we can visit her at any time.

    Thank you all so very much. You all do an amazing job in a very special way.

    J. and S.

     

    J. and S - Thursday, November 17, 2011



Horse Fair Care Home is one of the leading care homes in the South Staffordshire area and offers residential, dementia and respite care. The home is ideally located at the centre of Rugeley, just a few minutes from the A51 Lichfield Road and A460 Hednesford Road.

We are extremely proud of the reputation Horse Fair care home has quickly established across Staffordshire since its opening in 2010, and we receive a great many compliments about the care and support we that we provide. Everyone at Horse Fair is on first name terms, you feel it the moment you walk in and we are rightly proud of the caring and friendly atmosphere we all enjoy here. We work hard to settle each and every resident into home life as quickly as possible and appreciate that change isn't always easy in your later years. As your companions, we see to it that you are happy and settled. At Horse Fair there are rooms for quiet relaxation as well as socializing; we are respectful of the space and privacy that residents sometimes need.  

Horse Fair care home offers real luxury and a quality of living that places it amongst the top performing care homes in the area. Residents are free to live the lives they choose, and often enjoy a new lease of life, free from the anxiety's and isolation that is a fact of life for those living alone. Rooms are each resident's own private space and we encourage everyone to personalise with pictures and other keepsakes from home. All rooms have a flat screen TV/DVD player for catching up with a favourite show or relaxing watching a film.

  • Friendly, homely and luxury environment
  • Residents and family involved in decisions
  • Respite care available for shorter stays
  • Fine dining with fresh food daily and complimentary wine
  • High standard of accommodation with en-suite walk-in showers and flat screen TVs
  • Free access to Wi-Fi with internet access points throughout the home 

Active Lifestyle

Our full-time Recreation and Leisure Coordinators ensure that residents always have the opportunity to enjoy a physically active and mentally stimulating day. Activities range from flower arranging and knitting to shopping trips into town and sing along sessions around the piano.

We know how important it is for our residents to keep in touch with family and friends, and as such we provide free Wi-Fi throughout the home. Computers are available for Skype, email or just browsing.

Family are welcome at any time in the care home and this means we often the enjoy the company of guests for dinner. This makes the dining room feel more like a large family room, with lively chatter about the day’s events over a glass of wine and the freshly cooked, restaurant standard food.

In the warmer months residents make great use of the outside patio area, which has tables and chairs and is completely enclosed for privacy. We often see residents chatting over a cup of tea and some tasty snacks provided by our in-house chef. The outdoor area includes a brand new sensory garden, designed to provide a variety of sensory stimuli.

One of our more popular activities is the reminiscence sessions where residents are encouraged to look back over the years and discuss major historical events both local and international. Residents enjoy remembering where they were at those momentous times; we often find friendships forming and strengthening during these sessions.

Residents are free to come and go from the care home and we organise trips out for walks in the local park and other local heritage sites. Rugeley town centre is only a few minutes’ walk away so shopping or visits to the local pub are often the order of the day.

Dine in a Restaurant Every Day

Our restaurant quality food is a delight and the communal dining experience makes everyone feel part of a big family during meal times. Wine or a drink of choice are available with the three course evening meals and all our produce is fresh and, where possible, locally sourced.

Our in-house chef and kitchen team make every effort to cater to the needs of the residents; the menu is planned weekly and residents are consulted along the way. What is on the menu, as well as portion size, are up for discussion with the chef. Special dietary needs, including vegetarian options, can easily be catered for.

The chef is happy to note that the plates always come back empty and with 3 meals a day, as well as tasty snacks in between, our residents are never short of something to nibble whether it is freshly backed cakes or other light snacks. Our chef enjoys nothing more than rolling out the barrel for birthdays and other celebrations with party food for guests and other residents.

Specialist Dementia Care in South Staffordshire

At Horse Fair Care Home we treat all our residents as individuals, tailoring our care to meet specialist and personal needs. Our dementia care strategy, Connect, is built around evidence-based practice. Our personal approach to dementia care pays attention to the unique needs of each individual at Horse Fair Care Home, aiming to ensure they live a happy and fulfilling life. For example, we carry out reminiscence therapy in which carers will pick particular props, such as a family picture or personal keepsake, and encourage residents to talk about their life and memories. The use of life stories is a popular approach with our staff.

Our staff are picked for their caring and empathetic nature and we find that staff with particularly big personalities are hugely appreciated by our Connect residents. 

Central Rugeley Location and Easy Access

Horse Fair Care Home is right in the centre of Rugeley, making it is easy for friends and family to visit at any time. The home is only a couple of minutes walk from the station.

For more information ring our general manager Lisa Geddes on 01889 721060 , alternatively contact us online here.

Read Excerpts From Our Latest CQC Report (27th June 2013)

The Quality Care Commission has turned in its report for Horse Fair in Staffordshire for June 2013 - and we're proud to say we've received a glowing review. Special mention was made to the quality of care, the independence we encourage and the engagement we have with residents and their families. Read through of some of the highlights here.

Kind Words about Horse Fair

  • Words cannot adequately express my thoughts and appreciation.
    B.K. - Monday, June 2, 2014
  • I congratulate you both on your business and leadership.
    Paul G - Monday, September 10, 2012
  • "Their quIck thinking was appreciated, Mum is much better now & looking forward to returning 'home' on Monday."
    C. T. - Tuesday, August 7, 2012
  • "The most valuable asset any organisation has is its people. Without doubt, you have the best..."
    P. G. - Friday, August 17, 2012
  • "I would like you to know how well all of the staff work at Rugeley and always go beyond and above the call of duty..."
    J. and S - Thursday, November 17, 2011
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