Townfield Home Care which is based on Church Street in Great Harwood was judged to be safe effective, caring and responsive.
As part of the process, inspectors questioned the people using the service and their families and found that people were happy with the care they received and felt that ‘safe care’ was being provided.
Comments included: “My care staff are very friendly, efficient and lovely.” Relatives spoken with were also praised the approach taken by staff, for example one relative said, “All the staff have been so nice and kind. My Family member’s health and wellbeing has improved so much since they started visiting.”
The report also noted that people felt the staff had the right level of skills and knowledge to provide them with effective care and support. They were happy with the care they received and told us that it met their needs. For example, one person said, “The carers are well trained, they do everything properly” and another person said, “The staff are keen to help me and always ask me if I need anything else.”
Anne Child, Registered Manager said: “The feedback within the report reflects the pride our team take in the care we provide, and the dedication they show to the people that use our service.”
“We are very proud of every single team member, and we will continue to work hard to offer high standards of care and support throughout the local community.”
If you would like to read the full report please follow this link to the CQC Website
Representatives from Accrington pipe band Fran and Paul visited Townfield dementia care home in Great Harwood today. The care home had organised activities around the Edinburgh Tattoo to co-inside with the festival held annually in Edinburgh, Scotland
The video below shows a short clip from Paul (Accrington pipe band) playing the bag pipes.http://townfieldandcoachhouse.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/img_1812.trim_.mov
It might be 100meters at a time but over the next 8 weeks we are planning for everyone to get active and get involved to complete 5K. With a record of the distance they have completed in the home we hope everyone can take part no matter their ability or fitness.
If you want to sponsor us, complete 5k or help someone else complete their 5K please let us know. Or you can sponsor us at our just giving page.
We are planning a celebration party of completing the 5K on the 12th of October 2018 1:30pm-3:30pm. Where people will finish the last few meters of their walk, cross the finish line and receive a medal.
A team of four are taking on the 5K Race for life to race money for Cancer Research. Nicknamed the Townies the group includes registered Manager Kath Howard, Senior Care Assistant Louise Wheatcroft, Domestic Assistant Maria Payne and their friend Alana Bibby. They will be taking on the Blackburn 5K Race on Wednesday the 27th June 2018 at Witton Park.
So Far the team have raised just over £450 for Cancer Research, if you want to help by donating then please use their official race for life page here:
www.townfieldmobility.co.uk now has a wide selection of the products and services that we can offer at very competitive prices.
We have a wealth of experience and a true understanding of mobility products and how they should be used, so we can recommend the best product for you,
We stock and can give advice on:
• Wheelchairs & Accessories
• Scooters & Accessories
• Riser Recliners
• Stair Lifts (Curved & Straight)
• Power chairs
• Walking Aids (Tri walkers, Walking Sticks etc)
• Daily Living Aids (Household, Dressing ,Bathing, Home
Health, Kitchen and Dining, Grab Rails)
• Bathroom Safety
• Paediatric Range
• Bedroom equipment (Nursing & Profile Beds etc)
• Riser Recliners
• Moving & Handling Equipment
Plus Many More….
Oﬀering competitive prices, an at-home service and a shop, plus decades of knowledge means Townﬁeld are in an ideal position to help anyone in the community who could beneﬁt from aid for independent living. “The focus is on mobility scooters, wheelchairs and stairlifts however, we also have everything from easy can openers to shoe removers. We have a vast range of stock. We will also oﬀer a home survey service. People can call us up and we will go to their home to make recommendations of any products or adjustments. We want people to enjoy life. ”
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.
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.
For the full selection of pictures please Click Here for a link through to the photographer for the event Peter Anslow Photograph.
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 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.