Fairwinds Care Home, Rotherham

Address Kimberworth Road
Rotherham
S61 1AJ
Telephone 01709 565800
Email fairwinds@exemplarhc.com
Services Neuro-disability, Brain injury & stroke, Mental ill-health, Complex dementia, OneCare service

Welcome to Fairwinds

Fairwinds is a specialist nurse-led home for adults with complex mental health needs. At Fairwinds, we build our care and activity plans around the person, not the condition. We support and encourage people to be happy, fulfilled and involved in their care.

Making every day better is about achieving the best possible outcomes for those we care for, so we identify achievable goals and outcomes with our residents, their families and relevant professionals.

 

Our home

Service users at Fairwinds live in one of two ten-bed units, Darwin and Partridge. Each unit has a dining room and lounge. Every bedroom has an accessible ensuite bathroom, TV and telephone points and can be decorated suit personal tastes.

At Fairwinds, we understand the importance of good, nutritious food. Our varied restaurant style dining menu is developed with service users at regular Food Forums to ensure we cater for personal preferences and condition-specific dietary requirements. In addition to a standard menu, service users can request meals from a cafe-style menu. A therapy kitchen is available for individuals to make their own drinks and snacks.

Fairwinds offers extended pathways of care for those who have met rehabilitation goals and are looking to return gradually to life in the community. Two houses, each with two bedrooms, allow people to live independently while still accessing care and support when needed. These services are also ideal for those with progressive conditions who can still live independently but may require future care.

 

Life at Fairwinds

Social activities, leisure interests and hobbies are all part of a healthy, balanced life. Activity staff and service users work together to create meaningful and fun plans. As well as group activities, staff facilitate individual hobbies and interests and, where appropriate, support to access education and volunteering. This helps develop confidence, increase independence and achieve personal goals. This might include going to the gym, cycling, walking or learning bus routes.

Outings including days out to Whitby and to Gateway for dancing and bingo are popular. Pub lunches and evenings out watching live music are favourites, and an accessible minibus means there is always transport available. Fairwinds has a fully accessible garden which is used frequently, particularly in the summer for barbeques and music afternoons.

At fortnightly service user meetings and routinely throughout the week, staff ensure service users are happy with life at Fairwinds and plans for future activities.

 

Family, friends and visitors

Our open door policy means friends and family are welcome to visit and be part of regular meetings. We encourage everyone to be involved in giving those we look after the best possible quality of life. Regular newsletters keep loved ones informed about life at Fairwinds and friends and family are welcome to use the therapy kitchen during visits.

“My relative is really happy. She has freedom to do what she likes; she loves going in the garden. I’m happy with her care, she is safe, well looked after and cared for.” Relative

“Fairwinds are innovative and creative in the way they support [the person] and manage this behaviour. It’s an excellent service.” Commissioner

“Fairwinds manage people who use the service very well. They’re flexible, very client-focussed and very good at communicating”. Commissioner

“Well Fairwinds is a good place to live in and I like it. The food and access is fantastic. All staff are good to me and are helpful. I thank all of them.” Service user

“I am happy with everything.” Service user

“Staff have a high level of knowledge of the Service Users.” MDT

“I love it here.” Service user 

“Our holidays are great.” Service user

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