Fenners Care Home
Daycare at Fenners
We also provide day care on and off site. Every resident has the opportunity to choose the programme of activities which develops their abilities and interest, helps them gain skills, and develops their confidence and self determination. New residents need to feel secure, so at their own pace they "taste" the activities on offer and build up their own programme, making choices and reviewing them regularly.
Working with small groups we develop and maintain life skills, literacy and computer use, cookery, art and craft with visiting tutors offering music and drumming and movement classes. Communication and social skills are nurtured by small group work and individual programmes, using computers where appropriate. Massage is available to residents for relaxation, and mobility by a visiting therapist.
We have a vacancy for one resident.
Daycare in the community
Those who want to work go to a sheltered workshop. 2 of our residents currently attend "Beyond the Wall" at Thornham Walled Garden (horticulture & various other learning opportunities), 1 resident attends Street Forge at Thornham for wood craft where he has the chance to work in a group as well as carrying out his own projects such as making bird boxes.
Physical activities include a choice of horse riding, swimming, walking, ten-pin bowling, table tennis, pool and fishing.
Holidays & Outings
May holidays have been based at specially adapted cottages at Horning by the Norfolk Broads & at Bircham on the North Norfolk coast.
Residents usually choose their July holiday at a seaside leisure resort in Hunstanton or individual short breaks with staff eg. Norfolk seaside, Centreparcs at Elveden.
Outings in 2018 for small groups on daytrips have included Wetlands at Earsham, London by train, Gt Yarmouth races, Norfolk Show and Harry Potter World. Cinema trips are to Bury St Edmunds, and theatre trips for musicals and pantomimes are to Theatre Royal, Norwich, Bury St Edmunds, Diss Corn Hall and local village halls.
Fenners has nine full-time staff (managers, senior support workers, support workers and housekeeper) and eleven part-time (support workers, administrator, relief support staff) plus one apprentice with various qualifications inc: NVQ / QCF level 2,3,5 and 1 diploma in Health and Social Care, R.M.A (Registered Manager Award), one NEBOSH health & safety.
All staff have basic and refresher training in first aid, manual handling, epilepsy, diabetes, infection control, food hygiene, fire extinguishers and safeguarding vulnerable adults. Some members of staff are trained to carry out reminiscence activities and most staff are trained in dementia care. Fenners also provides mentored work placements to local students as part of their care qualification.
Quality Assurance is monitored annually by Friends of Fenners, a small charity associated with Fenners care home, to meet specific service standards as outlined in the Health and Social Care Act 2008.
Company registration no: 2335583
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