Rochcare puts you at the heart of their homes

PUBLISHED: 08:56 26 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:05 26 September 2019

Pendlebrook Care Home (C) Tim Bradley Photography

Pendlebrook Care Home (C) Tim Bradley Photography

Tim Bradley Photography

The Rochcare Group is a family orientated and run business operating since the early 1980s.

Pendlebrook Care Home (C) Tim Bradley PhotographyPendlebrook Care Home (C) Tim Bradley Photography

The Rochcare Group provides personalised care, accommodation and support in the North West of England for people aged 65+ and for those living with dementia.

The first residential care home was built nearly 30 years ago. Realising the 'traditional' care home buildings were set up in converted buildings that didn't lend themselves to meeting the range of needs of those with age-related difficulties or those living with dementia.

To overcome the issues Rochcare decided to build their homes brick by brick to create a first rate, safe and homely accommodation in a community setting.

Owning four care homes, Bank Hall in Burnley, Coniston House in Chorley, Pendle Brook in Oswaldtwistle and Royley House in Oldham.

Pendlebrook Care Home (C) Tim Bradley PhotographyPendlebrook Care Home (C) Tim Bradley Photography

Royley House in Oldham is a 41 bed care home which opened in the early 2000's.

Royley House, in Oldham, is another Rochcare home which opens its doors to the community on a regular basis.

Royley House's summer fair this year received fantastic support, raising £650 to fund trips and equipment for the residents.

The Residents at Royley House are already looking forward to their Christmas Party at the Haggate Public House, Which, is the Hub of the Local Community. Royley House are providing a Professional Singer and are inviting Residents, families, Staff and local residents to bring festive cheer to the Community.

Coniston House is a 43 bed home opened in 2011 and has always incorporated the community into various events and fundraisers.

Coniston House, in Lancashire is another home within Rochcares portfolio, which works closely with the Gillibrand School. Residents and pupils meet up on a regular basis and attend special events throughout the year.

Earlier this summer, the home opened its doors for an open day encouraging people to visit their local care homes and work together to develop better relationships.

Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth visited Coniston House and met with residents and families, to get an understanding of the care home environment. He was very interested in Dementia, the illness and its progression and was keen to understand the role staff have at Coniston and the training they have undertook.

He said he thoroughly enjoyed his visit and if the chance arose of getting a royal visit he would be putting our name forward.

Bank Hall in Burnley is a 56 bedroomed home, formally known as Burnley's maternity and children's hospital.

The care home went on to build a specialist extension called 'Scarlett House' which purely caters for the needs of those living with dementia, which was declared open in 2008.

Pendle Brook is Rochcare's latest addition, which opened in July 2019. The home has 50 bedrooms located across three floors.

Pendle Brook, in Oswaldtwistle Accrington, was opened by the renowned John Middleton, Ahsley the vicar from Emmerdale.

John captured the hearts of viewers across the country as he portrayed Ashley Thomas' journey through a younger-onset vascular dementia diagnosis.

The part touched him so deeply that John now works with the Alzheimer's Society.

"I was delighted to be asked to open this exceptional care home," said John.

"The thought and careful consideration that has gone into the making and design of Pendle Brook is second to none.

"However, it is the staff that will give it it's life. It is a genuine home full of loving care."

"I'm proud to be an ambassador for the Alzheimer's society and I'm honoured to have been invited to open such a wonderful home. Out of all the places I have been to I have to say this is the best".

With its public coffee bar, job creation and commitment to buying local produce, Pendle Brook continues a long legacy of community work.

"All of our homes have been designed with centred care being at the forefront of the build. We have tried to minimise the stresses and confusions which are often associated for those living with dementia. Maintaining dignity and independence for as long as possible is our main ethos. Some people still have misconceptions about care homes so we are keen to dispel any myths and for people to come and have a look around all of our homes, meet the staff and our residents," said Athar Mahmood Director for the Rochcare Group.

Pendle Brook in particular has been carefully designed after considerable research into Dementia care, it enables individuals the freedom and the confidence to use their abilities for as long as possible in a safe and secure environment.

The Rochcare Group has been selected as one of the finalists at the Laing Buisson Awards, for the category 'Residential Care' the winner will be announced in November at the award ceremony at Westminster Bridge, London.

The ongoing success of the Rochcare Group is due to the focus on providing personalised care and support to every person. Visit any of the Rochcare homes and you will meet kind, caring and enthusiastic staff who are committed to the people they care for.

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