Welcome to Coniston House
Coniston House is a highly rated residential and dementia care home nestled in the small town of Chorley in Lancashire.
Coniston House is ideally located in the heart of the local Chorley community. We are situated near to local shops and have a spectacular natural light that shines throughout all the windows in the home. Coniston House is just a short walk or drives to nearby attractions including All Seasons Leisure Centre, Chorley Theatre, Astley Park, and Market Walk shopping centre and Birkacre Garden Centre.
The private, ensuite bedrooms are located across two floors, with lift and stair access to each floor. Every bedroom is decorated and furnished to a high standard to create a cosy, homely environment. We encourage each person to decorate their room with their own photographs, books, and other keepsakes as we know adding these personal items plays a crucial part in making Coniston House feel completely like home.
We believe having things to look forward to and a sense of purpose is very important, so we help people get the most from each day in whatever way is most appropriate for them. With this in mind, we have a regular schedule of activities on offer at Coniston House, designed to keep the people we support entertained and engaged.
Life at Coniston House
At Coniston House, we provide you with all the support you need to live a dignified and fulfilling life and to continue to participate in the activities you’ve always enjoyed. We do this by finding out what was, and is, important to you and designing a care and support plan specific to your individual needs, interests and preferences.
Our dedicated Activity Coordinator carries out both group and one-to-one activities that are designed for all interests, abilities and mobility styles. Activities include crafts, baking, gardening, massage and beauty treatments, gentle exercise classes, reading/sewing groups and trips into the local community. We also host themed events, movie nights and encourage residents to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries together.
We also respect the privacy of residents who enjoy their own company – our home can cater to your loved one’s habits and social needs and we know how important quiet time can be too. With this in mind, we never pressure anyone to get involved before they’re ready to and take the lead of your loved one at every stage.
We are very lucky at Coniston House to welcome so many visitors and have an ‘open door’ policy so family and friends can pop by whenever they like.
Food and nutrition
We pride ourselves on providing fresh, seasonal, home-cooked food that is prepared daily in our kitchen. Our experienced chefs offer a balanced, varied, and interesting choice of meals with a focus on health and nutrition.
Our kitchen caters for all dietary and eating requirements, including vegetarian, gluten-free, and soft or blended meals. We also ensure a tasty alternative to the main menu is always available.
Although our bright, communal dining rooms are the most popular space for mealtimes, we encourage those in our care to eat wherever they feel most comfortable. That may be the dining room, their private room, or another area of the home.
Snacks and drinks are also available between meals, with nutritious, freshly made smoothies, soups, sandwiches, and homemade sweet treats all available.
We know that those living with dementia or age-related difficulties can experience eating difficulties, so our experts are on hand to prepare meals outside of our set mealtimes. A large-format menu can be provided upon request, and adapted cutlery and crockery is also available if needed.
I have worked in social care for over 30 years. Starting off as a carer in a small residential home, I have progressed through the ranks as a senior carer then as a Deputy Manager. Now I am the Mental Capacity and Safeguarding Lead Champion at Coniston House as well as the Home Manager. I have completed NVQ’s at levels 2 3 4, the Registered Managers Award and a certificate in Leadership and Management. I enjoy working in Chorley, as it is my home town and I get job satisfaction knowing I am providing a safe and high standard of care for my local community who live with Dementia.
My role at Coniston House is to assist the Home Manager and Deputy in a range of administrative functions. My role is often the first point of contact between the home and residents, families and visitors. I find it so interesting, especially seeing the positive effect the work the team does has on the people we support every day.
My role as Deputy Manager at Coniston House involves assisting the home manager and supporting the whole team to provide exceptional care to everyone living at the home.
My role as Head Chef at Coniston House is to provide all our residents with fresh, seasonal, home-cooked food that is prepared daily in our kitchen. My team and I prepare and cook a balanced, varied, and interesting choice of meals with a focus on health and nutrition every day.