Place Category: Health & Social Care
Somerset Redstone Trust was formed in 2000. The objects of the charity are to promote the relief of people living in the UK who are disadvantaged by virtue of old age or by physical or mental disability and in particular to provide and manage homes for them to live in. The Trust owns and manages 5 care homes located in Crewkerne, Exmouth and Bromsgrove with a new development now complete in Dorchester.
Social Impact Declaration: Social-Impact-Declaration_Somerset-Redstone-Trust.pdf
Social Impact Statements:
Social Impact Statements
The Social Enterprise Mark criteria includes a requirement that the applicant can demonstrate that social and/or environmental objectives are being achieved.
In support of this, new applicants and renewing Mark holders must submit Social Impact Statements that summarise their headline activities and achievements, helping show how they are striving to make a difference and stand up to scrutiny of purpose as a social enterprise.
1) Providing specialist social and nursing care
In 2015/16 we have employed over 300 staff across the Midlands and the South West to provide specialist social and nursing care to vulnerable older people living with physical disabilities due to ill health and dementia within our 5 care homes.
We have supported people to maximise their level of independence, choice and wellbeing within a safe environment. Our staff have worked closely with external healthcare professionals to support early discharge from hospitals and reduce unnecessary admission. Each of our services is part of the local community and is supported by local businesses and volunteers.
2) Measures and examples of support
In 2015/16 we have provided care and support for over 200 older people in the last 12 months across all of our services. We have also been able to provide short term care for families who care for their loved ones at home and need a short break.
Signature House in Dorchester has provided 16 specialist dementia beds for people with dementia who become very distressed. This service has enabled people to be discharged from a hospital secure unit to a homely environment and reduce stress suffered by the family and the distress behaviour of the person living with dementia.
Housman Court in Bromsgrove is operating a Dementia Café for the local community as well as providing residential care for people living with dementia; this has been invaluable to the carers who are supporting loved ones at home.
Both of our services in Bromsgrove have introduced an exercise programme into their homes to reduce falls, the is called ‘MoVE’.
3) Quality of care
Four of our services have been rated a ‘Good’ homes with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Signature House is awaiting inspection but has achieved 86% for our internal audit.
Occupancy in our homes averages 90%.
Somerset County Council has contracted 4 Older Person Mental Health Beds with the Trust and would like to increase this number.
All our homes have been rated on ‘carehomes.co.uk’.
We have registered with the Social Care Commitment, National Care Forum ‘Quality First’ and Signature House is going through accreditation with Gold Standards Framework.