Welcome to Pendle Brook
Pendle Brook is a specialist residential and residential dementia care home based in the small town of Oswaldtwistle on the border of Accrington. Purpose-built with special consideration for those living with dementia, our care home is spacious yet warm and welcoming and has been specifically designed to minimise the stress and confusion often associated with dementia.
The 50 private, ensuite bedrooms are located across three 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 Pendle Brook feel completely like home.
The home is perfectly situated within the local Oswaldtwistle community, with just a short walk to local pubs, the Civic Arts Centre and Theatre, Rhyddings Park, the famous Oswaldtwistle Mills shopping village and garden centre. There is also a bus stop just outside the home for trips further afield.
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 Pendle Brook, designed to keep the people we support entertained and engaged.
Life at Pendle Brook
At Pendle Brook, 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.
At Pendle Brook, we know that a move into a care home can be a worrying and difficult time for both the person moving in and their family and friends. So we are committed to demonstrating that living in a care home can be a positive, stimulating and very friendly experience 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 worked in Poland, Ukraine, Italy and Germany before coming to the UK. Beginning with a Carer role in Surrey, I then progressed to Head Carer and advanced to more senior roles such as Care Manager, General Manager, Project & Home Manager and then Regional Improvement Manager. I have also worked as a Coordinator for developing Day Centres in Care Homes – bringing a wealth of experience to this role at Pendle Brook.
I have worked for Rochcare for over 5 years and first joined the team in an administration position. I also worked as a Senior Care Assistant at Bank Hall when I needed to gain further experience and insight into health and social care. I have now been promoted to Office Manager at Pendle Brook and have completed my Level 2 in Business Administration. I am also currently working towards my NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care.
I find working with the residents living with dementia particularly rewarding and love to see their faces come to life, especially through singing and dancing. My role is very rewarding, I thoroughly enjoy making a difference in the lives of the residents I work with and aim to make every day special for them.
My role as Office Manager at Pendle Brook covers maintaining, updating and extracting information from systems and databases and provide general administrative/clerical/ support. I also provide a customer-facing service for the general public, other professionals and contractors to the home.