1st April 2021
Woodroffe Benton House and Goodwin Court Update
As of 1st April Woodroffe Benton House will be a Residential frail home only and Goodwin Court will be temporarily closed.
4th May 2021
Following the Governments' announcement today, we are happy to announce some changes from TODAY to our visiting plans.
In future, any two family members may book a visit to any of our homes. (no longer just identified "special access" family members) If they complete a rapid test 30 minutes before their appointment, and it is negative, they may visit without screens in place and enjoy physical contact with their loved one. Well behaved and supervised children are now welcome.
From today, families may also take their loved one out for a garden visit or walk ( so long as it meets nationwide guidance) away from the home and return them later the same day without incurring 14 days quarantine as a result. The resident will be LFT tested two days after the outing for covid screening purposes. Clearly this is open to significant abuse and we cannot police what the resident does when they are away from our home but we do ask that everyone is mindful of how far we have come and how hard we have worked too keep everyone safe. Misusing this outing opportunity could put everyone here at risk and we would respectfully ask you to consider this when planning your outing.
We also hope to be re-opening the coffee shop later this month and will post separately about this soon.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding. Please contact the home direct to make your bookings as normal. Thank you
Please ring the homes direct (not main reception)
Ellwood Place 01293 594206 or 203
Penn Court 01293 594211 or 231
Woodroffe Benton House 01293 594209
14th May 2021
Coffee Shop Update
Initially we will open to residents, their direct family booked visitors and staff ONLY.
Monday – Penn Court residents and family 10am-2.30pm by pre-booked appointment ONLY
Wednesday – Ellwood residents and family 10am-2.30pm by pre-booked appointment ONLY
Friday – Woodroffe residents and family 10am-2.30pm by pre-booked appointment ONLY
To book a visit slot for the coffee shop please contact the home as you would do for a usual visit but specify you wish to go to the coffee shop rather than the visit room. An LFT test 30 minutes before your booked slot will still be required and must be negative.
Residents may have maximum TWO visitors in the coffee shop. There will be space for three groups socially distanced in each bookable slot. Access will be by pre-booked appointment and LFT test only, and only on the day allocated to that home. Bookings are First come-first served.
Staff may access the coffee shop on any of the three days but may not occupy a table that is pre-booked for a visit.
Our food and drink availability may be limited initially but will expand as we go on. We have decided to abandon the donation method of payment. From re-opening the cost will be £1 for a drink and £1 for a cake. Toasted sandwiches or Paninis will also have a fixed price (by all means donate more if you wish!) Residents are NOT charged.
Once we are back in the swing of things and are confident that the risks (if any) are being well managed, we will expand as appropriate.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
For more details on how to book and what will be expected for each of your visits
Please click on the homes button below and read the following guidelines