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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Thank you for your support throughout 2017

As Christmas and the new year draws closer we would like to take this opportunity say thank you for your support throughout the year

Thank you to all the other Health & Social care professionals that we have worked with throughout the year.

Thank you to the Managers and Care teams, both the residential and home care teams work tirelessly to provide the best care and support for people within our local community.

Finally Thank you to the service users who continue to choose Townfield to provide your support and also Thankyou to your family and friends who help us to provide the very best care and support.

We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and Happy & Prosperous New Year.

Michael & John Timmins

£6 Million contract for Townfield Care in bid to improve home carer’s contracts

Giving a much-needed boost to the local economy, 50 new job openings have been created following a £6 million contract between Townfield Care and Lancashire County Council over the next four years.

Townfield Care, renowned for their quality of service in the care industry, are passionate about improving the perception of a support worker and developing better contracts for their employees.

The 50 new jobs will cover the increase for Townfield Care to 135,000 hours a year for care work throughout the local area. Townfield Care will stabilise and improve conditions for homecare workers and are also moving towards providing a living wage for employees. This ideal is one step closer through the new contract, which is providing a guarantee of working hours.

John Timmins, Director of Townfield Care, said: “We are committed to improving the contracts of our home care support workers, we want to give our staff job security and in turn this means keeping our standard of care high. Our aim is to improve quality of life through our services, creating personalised care plans that take into account the needs of the individual.”

Currently there are over 30 care providers in the area, which has meant continuity and quality of service is not assured. Lancashire County Council are working to consolidate and improve services which has led to Townfield Care being handed the opportunity to expand. With over 35 years’ experience, plus being a family run company, they are in an ideal position to make a real difference in the community, through providing new job opportunities and maintaining their high quality of service.

 

Working closely with Accrington and Rossendale College, who offer courses in Healthcare support, Townfield Care are opening their doors to applicants primarily in the Rossendale area. They are also happy to receive applications from Hyndburn and Ribble Valley areas. Their apprenticeship route means employees can gain qualifications and study whilst earning a wage and gaining experience with a company who are focused on quality.

Charlotte Scheffmann, Assistant Principal of Accrington and Rossendale College, said: “We are delighted to be working with John and his team at Townfield Care. It has opened doors for so many of our students. Our newer students can gain real work experience, whilst our more established are able to get jobs that fit around study. The apprenticeship roles are also really exciting as it means the students will be learning with some of the best in the industry.”

Townfield Care specialise in residential care, home care and dementia care whilst also recently opening a mobility shop in Hyndburn.

For more information on the job opportunities, or to submit an application please contact Anne Child, Registered Manager on 01254 882050, email anne@townfieldhouse.co.uk or Apply online here

 

Townfield Care Awards 2017

All the News, Pictures and Winners from Townfield Care Awards

Friday the 13th October was a lucky night for many of Townfield Care employees.

It was the The 4th Annual Townfield Care awards, the awards are designed to recognise and reward special achievements by the employees. Held at Great Harwood Golf Club, the evening was hosted by BBC radio Lancashire’s Stephen Lowe

Townfield Care run by brothers Michael and John Timmins, operates Townfield & Coach House, a specialist dementia care home in Great Harwood, Sherwood House, a small residential home for the elderly in Rishton, an expanding home care service throughout Hyndburn, Ribble Valley and Rossendale and a newly opened mobility Shop in Great Harwood.

Michael Timmins said “The awards have been another fantastic success, we introduced them to ensure that our staff are recognised for the brilliant job that they do. We have had another really successful year as a company and that really is down to the hard work and dedication of the care teams”

 

The winners were:

Employee of the Year – Dawn Spencer

Quality of Service awards (Home care) Salma Mulla, Sharon Whelan, Sharon Holt, Tracey Sinkinson (Townfield & Coach House) Chloe Harvey, Deanne Butterworth (Sherwood) Janet Newton;

Best Newcomer awards (Home care) Clare Blatchford, Clair Harrison (Townfield & Coach House) Matthew Deary, Jade Thorpe (Sherwood) Janette Magee;

Carer of the Year awards (Townfield & Coach House) Kimberley Brown, (Home care) Farran Taylor, (Sherwood) Sharon Birtwistle;

Extra Mile Award (Townfield & Coach House) Patricia Forsyth, (Home care) Rosie Khan, (Sherwood) Rozina Khan.

Long service awards were also presented to

5 years: Sharon Birtwistle, Pearl Burrows, Anne Child, Cath Martin, Izabela Szmidt

10 years: Lynn James, Janet Newton

15 years: Claire Houghton

20 years: Linda Brown

Speaking at the awards evening, John Timmins said: “When we looked at all the nominations both myself and Michael were overwhelmed by the many stories of individual excellence and we cannot thank you all highly enough for this. But tonight is not only about the nominees and winners and we would like to congratulate and thank everybody who has worked hard and contributed towards another successful year for the company.”

To meet the growing need for home care within Lancashire, Townfield Care is looking to recruit up more home care staff this year.

Recruitment is continuing at Townfield Care and anyone interested can find out more by calling 01254 882050, emailing care@townfieldhouse.co.uk or applying completing an application form online here

For the full selection of pictures please Click Here for a link through to the photographer for the event Peter Anslow Photograph.

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Great Harwood Care home opens new dementia friendly lounge

Townfield & Coach House on Church Street in Great Harwood has been undergoing a redesign over the past month, the care home which specialised in caring for older people who have dementia or other memory problems.

The main lounge has been redesigned based on guidance provided by the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Sterling. The design has modernised the lounge and also meant that the area is now a dementia friendly space with good lighting, comfortable seating and a relaxing and engaging atmosphere for anyone with dementia to relax.

Kath Howard, Registered Manager said “The Lounge is a lovely space to relax in and we have already had some really positive feedback from both the residents and their visitors. We are always improving the living environment at our care homes. We use the nationally accredited guidance from the University of Sterling to ensure the home is suited for people with dementia. We have used colour coded décor and furnishings, to help our residents to distinguish between different areas within the home and also to feel at home in spaces that they use regularly.

If you would like to come and see the renovations and have a look around the care home,Townfield are holding Coffee & Cake afternoon on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 between 1pm and 3pm

Pictured below is a before and after picture of the lounge,

 

 

 

Townfield Care Awards 2017 Nominations

The Nominations for Townfield Care Awards

Townfield Care Awards celebrate excellence in the quality of care we provide by recognising those individuals that go the extra mile or provide a real quality of service to make a difference to the lives of those we support.

The  categories have been created to reflect outstanding contribution in a whole variety of roles across the company, ranging from best newcomer through to Quality of service as well as department awards

Nominations are now closed.

Radio Lancashire presenter Stephen Lowe will host the evening on Friday the 13th October from 7pm at Great Harwood Golf Club, when our finalists will discover whether they’re a winner.

And don’t forget all staff who attend the awards and those who have to work will be entered into a £200 prize draw for just attending!!!

See below for the names of our finalists.

Townfield Mobility Shop Launch

Our Brand-New store, Townfield Care Mobility, has opened in Great Harwood. With products ranging from mobility scooters to easy can openers, to help people have the best quality of life possible.

Run by brothers, Michael and John Timmins, Townfield Care is a family-owned company that has been providing residential and at-home care services in the Hyndburn area for over 35 years. Our focus has always been, and will always be, providing personalised care and improving quality of life.

We plan to use our expertise and experience to open our first ever mobility and daily living aid store at 79 Church Street in Great Harwood, to further improve the quality of peoples’ lives; particularly those who live independently at home, and those who receive in-home care.

John & Michael Timmins outside the New mobility shop on Church Street, Great Harwood

John Timmins, director of Townfield Care, commented: “We want people to feel comfortable in approaching us to ask for advice about what aids may help them, or to purchase something we supply. We can reassure the public that we have a wealth of experience in at-home and residential care, meaning that we know what aids are needed to improve day-to-day life.”

Townfield Care doesn’t just offer competitive prices for their products, an at-home service and decades of knowledge, but they also provide support and guidance to the people who visit their shop or use the services – ensuring they receive individualised and person centred care. All of this signifies that they are in a very ideal position to help anyone in the community who would benefit from aid for independent living.

While focus lies with mobility scooters, the shop sells a vast range of innovative products, from shoe removers to easy-pour Tipper Kettles, and from absorbent chair pads to travel chairs. Such products make living day-to-day life easier through making tasks, from the most simple to the most difficult, more accessible; in turn, allowing individuals to live more independently and therefore improving quality of life.

Michael and John offer a home survey service, for which they will come direct to your home and “make recommendations of any products or adjustments” completely free of charge. As well as this, they offer free delivery of any items purchased from the shop.

John said: “We want people to enjoy life.”

For more information, call on 01254 882050

Job Vacancy – Senior Care Assistant

Senior Care Assistant – Townfield & Coach House – 33 Hours Per Week

Job Title: Senior Care Assistant
Location: Townfield & Coach House, Church Street, Great Harwood
Hours: 33 Hours per week
Rate of Pay: £7.80 Per Hour
Work Pattern: Days, Shifts
Experience: NVQ3 Preferred, NVQ2 Minimum

Townfield and Coach House Care Ltd requires a suitably experienced person to work within in our Residential Home, Townfield & Coach House, Church Street, Great Harwod.

The applicant must have proven experience in care and leading a team, NVQ/Diploma level 3 in Health and Social Care is preferred but we will consider applicants with level 2 or equivalent who are willing to work towards the Level 3.

Duties include personal care, administering of medication, housekeeping, attending to service users social care needs, working as part of a team, communicating with relevant medical professionals, updating care records and communicating with relatives. Successful applicants are required to provide an enhanced disclosure CRB. Disclosure expense will be met by applicant.

Please call 01254 884058 or alternatively send an email to kath@townfieldhouse.co.uk requesting an application form or apply online here

6 Steps to Success with End of life care

Townfield house and Sherwood house have refreshed our 6 steps to success in end of life care programme.

6 steps is a course run by East Lancashire hospice which guides us to ensure we continue providing high quality end of the life care. The course covers Communication, Discussions as end of life approaches, Holistic Assessment and Care planning, Co-ordinating End of life care, Care in the last days and hours of life and Care after Death.

Pictured are Pat and Louise collecting their certificates at the East Lancashire Hospice on 05/07/17

 

Job Vacancy – Residential Home Chef

Townfield Care are looking for a Chef for our residential home in Great Harwood

Townfield & Coach House is one of the leading care homes in Hyndburn, renowned for the care that our residents receive and quality of meals that our Cooks prepare.

We are currently looking for a Cook to join our well-trained and friendly team of staff.  You will work within the kitchen and dining area to provide nutritious and enticing meals for the residents of the care home, whilst creating an enjoyable experience for our residents.

Duties:

  • Prepare & cook a set 4 weekly menu for residents & staff
  • Develop relationships with our residents and understand their meal choices
  • Help to plan menus and order shopping
  • Maintain a clean hazard free kitchen and dining area in order to minimise risk to residents and employees of the home
  • Work safely within the company policies, seeking advice and guidance where necessary.

Job Title: Residential Home Chef

Location: Townfield & Coach House, Church Street, Great Harwood, BB67QB

Hours: 16 Hours per week

Work Pattern:  2 Weekly Rota basis

Week 1 – Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday 9am-1pm

Week 2 – Wednesday, Thursday 9am-3pm, Friday 9am-1pm.

Experience: Level 2 Food Hygiene Required, Good knowledge of English home cooked food,

Townfield & Coach House is one of the leading care homes in Hyndburn, renowned for the care that our residents receive and quality of meals that our Cooks prepare.

We are currently looking for a Cook to join our well-trained and friendly team of staff.  You will work within the kitchen and dining area to provide nutritious and enticing meals for the residents of the care home, whilst creating an enjoyable experience for our residents.

Duties:

  • Prepare & cook a set 4 weekly menu for residents & staff
  • Develop relationships with our residents and understand their meal choices
  • Help to plan menus and order shopping
  • Maintain a clean hazard free kitchen and dining area in order to minimise risk to residents and employees of the home
  • Work safely within the company policies, seeking advice and guidance where necessary.

Please contact Kath Howard on 01254 884058 or alternatively send an email to kath@townfieldhouse.co.uk requesting an application form or apply online here

Townfield Brings Blackpool to Harwood

Care home residents feel at home beside the seaside – in Great Harwood!

Residents of Townfield & Coach House are enjoying seaside trips down memory lane now that their lounge has been decorated with Blackpool seafront mural wallpaper.

The large-scale image of a sunny summer’s day in Blackpool occupies a full wall in a lounge at Townfield & Coach House in Church Street.

As a specialist care home for people with dementia, Townfield & Coach House owners, brothers John and Michael Timmins, are abreast of latest research into helping dementia sufferers live well with their condition.

John Timmins said:

“We are always improving the living environment at our care homes. Our plan is to take guidance from the research of University of Stirling to design the home in a more dementia friendly way. By using colour-coded décor and furnishings, we can help our residents to distinguish between different areas and to feel at home in spaces they use regularly.

“We spotted a tweet from Scott Dawson Advertising in Burnley about full scale image wallpaper they’d produced for their very own Jesse McClure room at their Burnley HQ. I thought they could help us to create a completely different feel within our upstairs lounge so gave Murray a call.

“We chose a Blackpool seafront image for our wallpaper as many of our residents are of the generation that visited the seaside resort on their annual holidays .

“The reaction to our ‘Blackpool wall’ has been fantastic; already we’re finding the wallpaper is a great talking point. It’s helping our staff to really engage residents in sharing their memories of visiting Blackpool. There’s lots going on in the picture – from families playing together and donkeys on the beach, to the pier and the iconic Blackpool Tower – which helps it to also work as a calming distraction tool our staff can use if any residents become agitated.”

The lounge which was recently re designed to incorporate dementia friendly design

Scott Dawson Advertising, a full-service marketing agency based in Burnley, designed, printed and installed the Blackpool seafront wallpaper earlier this month.

Their Managing Director Murray Dawson said:

“Our large scale wallpaper graphics are a simple and cost-effective way to add a focal point to a room. They have a big visual impact in office reception points and meeting rooms but also, as Townfield’s story shows, can have a much more profound effect on people. I’m pleased with how the ‘Blackpool lounge’ looks and that it’s making a difference to these residents’ lives.”

Townfield Care is run by brothers Michael and John Timmins. It operates Townfield & Coach House, a specialist dementia care home in Great Harwood, Sherwood House, a small residential home for the elderly in Rishton, and an expanding home care service throughout Hyndburn, Ribble Valley and Rossendale.

To find out more about the care services provided by Townfield Care call 01254 884058.

To find out more about marketing and design services provided by Burnley’s Scott Dawson Advertising, visit www.scottdawson.co.uk or call (01282) 426846.

Featured Picture – Residents of Townfield & Coach House Care Home in Great Harwood feel at home beside the seaside in their new Blackpool themed lounge

left to right – (front row) Nellie McIntosh, Doreen Lord, Bernard Smith. (back row) John Timmins, Maria Payne, Kath Howard

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01254 882050

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01706 231375

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