Cintre was brought in to prevent the service having to close, as, due to unforeseen circumstances, it had received an Inadequate grading by Care Quality Commission (CQC) and subsequently a closure notice. Dr Claire Mould, Chief Executive Officer of Cintre, comments,
“We are putting the expertise and experience we have from running Cintre’s residential facilities into developing the Earlfield Lodge service and we are working on ensuring that the residents of Earlfield Lodge are receiving the necessary support to enable them to live as independently as possible.”
Earlfield Lodge is a large service made up of four separate Victorian houses, joined by a large sun lounge.
It is registered with CQC for 65 adults who are older people and/or have dementia. The home is organised to look after older age adults who require a straightforward service of residential care. It has developed over 50 years of operation to become a home to support people with a diagnosis of dementia in any form (currently 80% of the residents have dementia).
Ninety staff, made up of care workers, housekeepers, kitchen staff and maintenance are employed to support this service.