Ashcroft care home, Undercliffe
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Anchor's Ashcroft care home in Undercliffe, Bradford is a trusted provider of care for elderly people, and we offer support for older people who have residential and dementia care needs.
Ashcroft provides a high standard of care and was rated Outstanding in the area of Caring by the Care Quality Commission in their most recent inspection published in September 2018.
Our care home’s qualified staff provide 24-hour care and support to help you maintain your chosen lifestyle. We also offer respite care and our dedicated staff support residents with a diverse range of needs, such as dementia and convalescence care.
At Ashcroft, activities play an important role and we aim to enhance our residents’ quality of life by providing a varied range of social activities including regular entertainment, events and outings. Our home also has a secure, pleasant garden with patio area, ideal for sitting out during the warmer months.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our catering, with our chef preparing meals daily from fresh, seasonal ingredients to create a menu of delicious, nutritious food to suit all tastes and dietary requirements.
Located in the suburb of Undercliffe, Ashcroft is set in a quiet location in its own grounds. It is close to local services and amenities, such as shops, a supermarket and a local park. It has excellent bus routes to both Bradford and Leeds.
In times of uncertainty, Anchor is a care provider you can depend on. We are proudly not-for-profit with 60 years of experience.
Come and visit us at any time. We’re here to help and look forward to giving you a warm welcome.
Fully deserving of its excellent reviews, awards and CQC Grade - Ashcroft has a very pleasant atmosphere and staff.
09 Oct 2023
Ashcroft is lovely, it feels more like a hotel than a care home, it’s nicely decorated with a lovely garden area. From us having to make the difficult decision to put Mum in a care home after 4 years of caring for her, the moment we walked through the door at Ashcroft we knew we were doing the right thing. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, so … many members of staff have really taken the time to get to know mum well. Visits are really enjoyable and some staff already feel like family. Since Mum’s dementia has progressed she has become a very anxious person and often gets upset and needs lots of reassurance, we feel a sense of relief knowing Mum’s being cared for with dignity and respect in a safe, clean, happy, well-run environment. Keep up the great work and thank you.
06 Sep 2023
The reason for my wife going to Ashcroft is I have looked after her for ten years. I am now at the stage where I can't look after her 24/7, plus the fact I am mentally and physically exhausted. I told social services, who have sent my wife for assessment, in the 2x weeks to date, both I and my family are totally satisfied with the care given to h… er by Ashcroft.
21 Jul 2023
Always made to feel welcome when we visit - all the staff are very friendly and welcoming and are never too busy for a smile and a quick chat. My dad is very well looked after and is happy and settled. The home has a lovely feel about it, and you are never made to feel like you are in the way. Visits are very enjoyable - keep up the good work.
20 Jul 2023
I find the home very welcoming and tidy. Our cousin is always clean and tidy. The meals she has always seem very good and filling. Altogether she seems quite happy and settled.
09 Jun 2023
I have been visiting my life-long friend who has been a resident at Ashcroft since October 2022. I am very happy to see her settled and comfortable and extremely well cared for now she has had to leave her home. The staff are very welcoming and courteous and obviously very caring to their residents. Thank you for all you do to make this a home-from… -home!
06 Jun 2023
Always welcoming when we visit my friend, Made to feel that we are not intruding or being a hindrance to any of the staff ect.
05 Jun 2023
Features of Ashcroft
Shared facilities complementing each private residence:
- Engaging activities programme
- Communal lounge
- Hobby / craft room
- Hairdressing salon
Care and support
In addition to residential care, we also offer:
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Huntington's disease
- Dementia care
- Parkinson's disease
Food and dining
We promote wellbeing through a positive dining experience:
- Communal dining area
- Nutrition and hydration stations
- Private dining area
Life at Ashcroft
At Ashcroft care home, we provide quality 24-hour specialist care for people with residential dementia needs in a safe environment.
We support and develop our staff on an ongoing basis to enable them to provide the highest quality care for our residents.
At our home we have:
- Cosy lounges with TVs and quiet areas for reading and relaxing
- Music lounges
- A ‘pets are welcome’ policy by arrangement with the Manager
- Lift to all floors
- Secure garden and patio areas
- Hairdressing suite
- A laundry facility and laundry service
- Regular religious services and meetings should you wish to take part
- Newspapers which can be ordered and delivered daily to your room
- Wheelchair access and car parking
- Bradford city centre is 2 miles away and can be reached using excellent bus services
- The nearest hospital is the Bradford Royal Infirmary
- Bradford Interchange railway station is 2 miles away
- A theatre, swimming pool, golf course and supermarket are between 1 to 2 miles away
Ashcroft is a unique Victorian building that was originally built 100 years ago as a boys' hostel, which has been extended, modernised and adapted in the 1980s to provide residential care.
Set in a quiet location within its own secure grounds, Ashcroft provides 29 single en-suite residential rooms, 8 single en-suite independent living rooms as well as 28 single en-suite rooms dedicated for dementia care.
Our newly refurbished home is fully furnished and decorated to a high standard with a call system which ensures that help is at hand 24 hours a day.
We also have:
- Some rooms with views of the gardens
- Some rooms open directly onto gardens
- A television point in most rooms ready to connect when the individual wishes
- Tea-making facilities available to make drinks for you and your visitors
Other attractions include:
- Cosy lounges with TVs and quiet areas for reading and relaxing
- Bathrooms specially equipped so you can relax in comfort
- Hair and beauty salon
We encourage you to bring small personal items to enhance your room.
We know how important mealtimes are to our residents, so we always try to make this a sociable and enjoyable experience, whilst recognising individual choice.
Ashcroft's Food Promise ensures all our menus offer freshly cooked, appetising and nutritionally balanced meals including:
- Cooked breakfast every day
- Wholesome homemade soup everyday
- Freshly baked biscuits and cakes everyday
- Traditional Sunday Roast
- Fish and Chips weekly
- A variety of snacks available all day
Our Chefs understand the nutritional needs of older people and ensure that our meals are prepared using fresh, seasonal ingredients.
We serve tasty, wholesome dishes and involve residents in selecting our menus at a local level. We offer daily choice of meals and cater for special dietary needs and preferences, helping keep our residents healthy and well nourished.
Our care home organises and arranges a variety of opportunities for our residents to enjoy daily activities in our home and in the local community.
We work in partnership with the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA) and encourage activities that enhance our residents’ lifestyle, health and wellbeing.
Residents' preferred activities, interests and ability are discussed when they move in and an agreed plan ensures that these requests are fulfilled (wherever possible). Our residents’ suggestions for activities also help shape the planning process.
We organise supervised day trips to leisure facilities and places of interest as well as social events in the home, including themed restaurant evenings, arts and crafts, quizzes and regular entertainers.
At Ashcroft care home, our caring and attentive staff work with our residents and their loved ones to create a detailed care plan which ensures our residents individual health and care needs are met.
We know how important it is to care for our residents with the dignity and respect they deserve and this is at the heart of what we do at Ashcroft.
Our commitment to advanced dementia training for our staff has helped the Department of Health pass its goal of 3,000 Dignity Champions nationwide.
Our health and social care partners include:
- A GP who is available on request
- A hairdresser visits every week
- A chiropodist visits every month
- A dentist and optician who visit the home
- The district nurse and physiotherapist who visit by arrangement
- Holistic therapist visits can be arranged
We endeavour to be completely transparent about all our charges and fees. For further information please contact us.
How much does it cost?
Call us to discuss your specific care needs today
What is included in care home fees?
For many people, moving to a care home is a big decision and it can be difficult to know where to start. Care home fees are based on a range of factors, including specific care needs, which can change over time.
Living in an Anchor care home you can be confident that a single fee covers the cost of your personally tailored 24 hour care and support, utility bills and meals, as well as a fantastic range of daily activities. In an Anchor care home our weekly charge includes:
- cost of personal care
- utilities e.g. heating and light
- all resident catering, meals, snacks and drinks
- laundry undertaken on the premises
- television licence, including for person use
- housekeeping services.
The following extra items and services are not covered by the weekly fees, however we can arrange for them to be provided (at an additional cost):
- professional hairdressing
- personal copies of newspapers or magazines
- personal purchases such as stationery, confectionery, toiletries etc.
- clothing, shoes and slippers
- dry cleaning
- private telephone line rental and calls and cable connections.
In the absence of free provision by the NHS, we can also arrange for the following healthcare services to be provided, these will be charged in addition to the weekly fees:
- other privately arranged healthcare
- care staff accompaniment to regular medical appointments.
No upfront deposit is required at any of Anchor’s care homes to secure a room.
At Anchor we pride ourselves on offering a truly tailored approach to care and therefore need to fully understand your needs to provide you with an accurate fee estimate. Please call us to discuss your specific care needs today. Alternatively we welcome you to visit us to discuss your situation face-to-face.
Want more information on care home fees?
Learning about the different funding options available to you can also help you feel confident in your decisions. Anchor know that securing care home funding can sometimes appear a rather daunting task and so to help we have put together a free guide covering requesting assistance, top up fees and third-party payments.Care home fees
At Ashcroft we have a caring team of well qualified professionals, passionate about what they do and dedicated to ensuring our residents always feel confident that they can rely on a friendly face and helping hand 24-hours a day.
We encourage visits to Ashcroft so you can meet our team and get a feel of what it would be like to live here. You will be able to look around, meet other residents, find out what goes on and ask any questions you may have. It is important to us that you make the right decision and are happy with your choice of new home.
Care Home Manager
Whenever a person needs support there is an opportunity for kindness and our home offers to help make the difference to people’s lives in their remaining years allowing them to feel young at heart again.
The team take great pride in the quality of care we offer our residents and welcome you to pop in and see our home for yourself.
To start your enquiry simply click 'Enquire now' at the top of the page and either call us or complete an online enquiry form.
We’ll provide you with full details of the home, along with any other information you’d like, such as sample menus and activity schedules.
Whether you’re looking to stay with us permanently, or for a short break, we’d be delighted to take you on a show round of the home in person. Simply book a visit with the home manager once you’ve made your enquiry.
If you or your loved one doesn’t live nearby or are unable to visit in person we can provide a virtual show round. Either way, we’re keen to show you what daily life is like here and for you to meet our friendly team.
We hope you decide that following your visit that you or your loved one would like to move into the home, in which case we’ll organise a pre-assessment to make sure we can meet all your care needs.
Our friendly onsite team will discuss every area of moving-in with you in detail to make sure you and your loved-one know exactly what to expect and feel confident, safe and welcomed when coming to live with us.
Before you move in, we will find out if there are any of your possessions that you wish us to place in your room before you arrive. Please bring your family photographs and most treasured possessions to help make your room your home.
We understand how important visits are for everyone and we welcome regular visits from family and friends. We also actively support our residents to enjoy visits away from the care home.
Each of our homes is different and the manager of the care home you’re interested in will provide all the information you need around visiting.
Kelvin Way, Undercliffe, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD2 3EF
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