Berkeley Village / Willow Lodge

(01772) 628 700

414 Station Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 6JN

Berkeley Village is a 24-bed specialist nursing home that supports people with complex needs in the Lancashire area.

Willow Lodge has 14 beds and offers a step-down service from our specialist nursing unit “Berkeley Village” and from the community and hospital settings.

Berkeley Village is a 24-bed specialist nursing home that supports people with complex needs in the Lancashire area.

Willow Lodge is a 14-bed specialist service that supports people with complex needs in the Lancashire area.

The home promotes the independence, inclusion and wellbeing of people with care and support needs from the age 18 upwards. We do this by working with the people we support, their families and community teams to deliver a high-quality home that meets individual needs and aspirations in a person-centred way.

The home promotes the independence, inclusion and wellbeing of people with care and support needs from the age 18 upwards. We do this by working with the people we support, their families and community teams to deliver a high-quality home that meets individual needs and aspirations in a person-centred way.

Willow Lodge can provide an alternative to hospital admission, freeing scarce beds for those for whom admission is the only option.  The home can support people who may be struggling to cope in the community, unable to live in supported living or need a specialist residential placement to be safe and supported.

The service aims to provide people with a residential environment where they can be supported to increase their independence skills and prepare for a community placement. The staff team use the “Well-being Star” process to support people to increase skills in all areas of their day to day life and prepare them for independent living. 

Berkeley Village can provide an alternative to hospital admission, freeing scarce beds for those for whom admission is the only option.  The home can support people who may be struggling to cope in the community, unable to live in supported living or need a specialist residential placement to be safe.

Berkeley Village is able to support significant levels of complexity and risk in the community in a community homely setting. The home offers both short term and long-term placements for people. We pride ourselves in creating a warm, friendly and family environment.

Willow Lodge offers a step-down service from our specialist nursing unit “Berkeley Village” and from the community and hospital settings. The home offers both short term and long-term placements for people. We pride ourselves in creating a warm, friendly and family environment.

Willow Lodge and Berkeley Village are committed to a person-centred philosophy of care.

  • Promote people’s rights, opportunity, choice and wellbeing.
  • To treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times. 
  • To provide personalised, compassionate care which supports the people who live in our service having an excellent quality of life. 
  • Provide active support which promotes the skills and independence of individuals to maintain and build on daily living skills. 
  • Promote service user empowerment, involvement and co-production in all aspects of peoples care and daily lives. 
  • Facilitate meaningful activities, meaningful occupation, social opportunities and relationships.
  • To build social networks in the local community.
  • Create and promote pathways towards education, training, volunteering and paid employment.
  • To give everyone the freedom to be themselves irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability and age.
  • Develop new skills, knowledge and interests so they can get their lives back on track and increase independence skills. 

To provide the best possible support for people in our home we draw on a wide range of expertise including: Registered Nurses, Clinical Managers, Occupational therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists and quality support staff. Our therapy team also offer a service for families and loved ones to access psychological services. 

Access to all of the specialist members of the teams above is included within our pricing and is not an extra and ensures a clinically led MDT within the home.

Our team are guided through our organisations person centred values to work closely with individuals to ensure the active involvement in their care, inspiring and supporting individuals to achieve their personal goals and dreams.

“Willow Lodge is a very special kind of home, we work together as one with staff, residents and community teams to ensure excellent quality care. The residents living in the home are integral to the running of the home and working with the staff in constantly striving for improvements.”

Jane Kendrick, Clinical Team Leader.

“Willow Lodge has an amazing staff team who are happy at work and feel privileged to work with the residents living in the home. Every resident is supported to be a part of the home and encouraged to personalise their rooms and feel at home within Willow Lodge”

Pam Simpkin, Senior Recovery Worker.

“There is a fantastic staff team, who are all here to give the service users the best quality of life possible and ensure everyone is supported as the individuals are.”

Emma Barnes, Occupational Therapy assistant.

“Berkeley Village has grown to be an amazing home with very special people living here and staff supporting them. The team works closely with the residents and local community to support people to have happy, busy and safe lives. As the home manager I am proud of what the home can achieve and how we can offer people a great quality of life and support them when they are going through a very difficult time in their lives.”

Neil Parkinson, Registered Home Manager.
  • A core ethos of reducing inpatient admissions and supporting people with complex needs in a community setting. 
  • Reduced placement breakdowns and high-quality nursing care. 
  • Fully experienced in-house clinical team, including Occupational therapy team, Psychologists and Registered Nurse. 
  • Regular MDT reviews and contact with local community teams. 
  • High staffing levels to ensure people are able to access the community and have busy days filled with meaningful occupations. 
  • Psychological interventions, informed by clinical formulation to reduce risks and support people with complex behaviours. 
  • All staff trained in therapeutic risk management, positive behaviour support and least restrictive practice.

At Berkeley Village and Willow Lodge we strive to enable people to continue to enjoy activities and occupations they have been enjoying in their lives. We aim to build up community connections and offer a wide range of activities within the home. 

  • Swimming
  • Gym
  • Bike riding
  • Football matches
  • Local disco
  • Animal safaris
  • Arts and crafts
  • Cinema
  • Bowling
  • Resident meetings
  • In house job roles
  • Gardening groups
  • Dog walking groups
  • Cooking and baking
  • Fishing 
  • BBQ

People living in Berkeley Village and Willow Lodge can be assured that the treatment that they receive at the home is of the highest standards, due to continuous monitoring by our independent regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our Kitchen team prides itself on making mealtimes a special and stimulating part of each day. Our homes provide nutritious, tasty food in which the menus are chosen by the people living within the home.

Residents are offered three meals a day and snacks whenever required, as well as having rehabilitation kitchens that people can access 24 hours per day to make drinks or meals if wished. Staff will encourage and support people to plan, shop and cook their own meals where possible. 

We use fresh ingredients in all our menus, locally sourced wherever possible, with the emphasis on providing delicious seasonal meals. We understand the nutritional needs of people and create meals that offer the correct calorific and nutritional content.

The homes always promote the of celebrating birthdays and special occasions, as well as national festivities such as Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Halloween and Burns Night. We encourage people living in the home to work alongside staff in planning and preparing meals for special events. 

We cater for special diets, but we’re also constantly looking for ways to make food and the dining experience as exciting as possible. Our Taste and Try sessions are very popular with our Residents and they’ll often ask us to recreate a favourite classic dish. The home communicates with people around ideas and changes to the menus to continuously improve the food and choice.

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Review submitted on 3 July 2018 from a Postal Card by Charlotte M (Cousin of Resident).

I feel that Berkeley Village has done an amazing job when looking after and caring for my cousin. The staff are absolutely amazing and always friendly. Every inch of the home is polite and loving.

They always make family of the resident feel welcomed. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect home for my cousin. There’s nothing to fault.

How likely would you be to recommend Berkeley Village and Cuerden Grange? Extremely Likely

Review submitted on 28 June 2018 from a Postal Card by J G (Father of Resident).

My daughter is very well cared for at Berkeley Village. She is kept clean and has a good, varied diet. All members of staff are very friendly and caring and my wife and I can visit at any time and are always received in a most friendly way.

The measure of care is so reassuring and can be highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Berkeley Village and Cuerden Grange? Extremely Likely

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