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Caring for people with learning disabilities

PrimeLife prides itself on the care, support and services it provides for people with learning disabilities. We want to go the extra mile, above and beyond what’s expected elsewhere in the industry, and aim to promote inclusion, independence and choice. Learning disabilities, although they can be categorised, can vary significantly from person to person. Each person [...]

End of summer festivities at PrimeLife

We’ve been making the most of September’s good weather, with many of the homes coming together for participation across a variety of events. Clarence House and Netherlands home recently held a joint summer fete, with all the usual fun activities and a great opportunity for residents to talk to new people. The event also raised a fantastic £438. The money will be spent [...]

The rewards of mental health care

At PrimeLife we always try to go above and beyond what is expected within the care industry, but this is particularly true of our practices in mental health care. Although mental illness is common there is still a strong social stigma attached to it, and people’s conditions are often made worse by the discrimination they receive. In our experience [...]

How to go about choosing the right mental health adult care home.

By Bev Hopkins – Care Home Manager Stoneygate Oaklands What sort of a care home is Stoneygate Oaklands? Stoneygate Oaklands, on London Road in Leicester is a care home for adults with mental health difficulties. Clients suffer from any number of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, alcoholism, drug problems, loneliness, dissociative disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, anger problems, [...]

Whistleblowing: What Is It & Why Is It So Important?

What is Whistleblowing? Whistleblowing is about raising concerns when you feel that someone or something is unsafe in your workplace. It is speaking out about things that you may have seen or heard that are abusive or neglectful or may be putting the clients that you work with or yourself at risk. At PrimeLife it is not just [...]

Whistleblowing Policy

Below you will find our Whistleblowing Policy (July 2014). For more information about our approach to Whistleblowing, including the introduction of our own dedicated confidential freephone number please click here. Whistleblowing Policy 1.    Definition Whistleblowing Whistleblowing is the act of raising concerns about malpractice, wrongdoing or fraud at work. Employees are often the first to realise that there is [...]

The Benefits of Respite Care

Caring is a full time job and one which can be very demanding, both emotionally and physically. So, it’s essential that as a carer you take a well-deserved and needed break from caring. This is not selfish and you should not feel guilty about needing a break from the person you’re caring for. In fact, it’s widely recognised that respite [...]

The Benefits of Choosing a Dementia Care Home

As a carer, a daughter or a son, it can be an extremely difficult decision when the time comes to consider long-term care. There could be a number of triggers which prompted this new search for a care home, whether it’s a sudden deterioration in health (be this physical or mental) or you are struggling to provide the care that your [...]