Welcome to Coombe House
Forget everything you think you know about Care Homes
Coombe House is different
It looks like your own home, comfortable and familiar.
Open the door and you'll hear singing, laughter. You'll see vegetables being prepared for lunch, cakes being baked.
On a warm day, you'll find us in the garden, with our dogs (we are registered with the Cinnamon Trust), or feeding our chickens, picking apples in the orchard.
Everyone is equal and valued. We go to great lengths to get to know the people who live with us. We understand and respect the way they want to live their lives.
We have no set routine anyone must follow, every day is different. Our people can make choices - when to get up and when to go to bed, what to wear, where to sit, what to do to pass the time of day, where to eat meals, what to eat, which visitors they do or don't want to see, which daily paper they might like to read. The doors of our home aren't locked and our beautiful gardens are there to enjoy.
We don't wear uniforms. There's no "them and us". We work together and eat together. We choose our staff carefully. They have to be special. The training we give them means the staff team is excellent. We are proud to be recognised as a Dementia Care Matters Butterfly Service™.
We invite families to take part in the daily life at our Home, to eat meals with us when they visit. We have a room for relatives to stay overnight which can be used to help settle the people who live with us, into their new environment. One son stayed with his father for 4 days. We have seen how successful this was.