About this service
Hazelwood House is a detached house built in 1904 by a local builder with colour washed elevations and tiled roof. The gardens are mostly laid to lawn with shrubs and fruit trees, which may be of particular interest to people who are a keen gardeners. There are three patio areas. One of which incorporates a barbecue. There is also a large summer house.
At the front of the house is a large driveway, which provides ample parking for staff and visitors. The home has wheelchair access via a small ramp; which leads to the front entrance.
East Cowes has a medical centre where the G.P, Practice Nurse, District Nurse, Chiropody and other health professionals hold clinics.
What we offer
The service provides leisure activities on the weekend with a wide variety to chose from. Everyone is also given choice in the evenings if they would like to go to social clubs or pubs in the local community.Everyone is given the opportunity to take an annual holiday and staff support the people within the service on these trips.
Ephasis is placed on ensuring that everyone enjoys the highest quality of life, being supported and encouraged in every aspect of their lives.
The service operates a key worker system, allowing everyone to rely on a member of staff who will provide their care, support and act as a confidant.
The service provides care promoting choice in daily life regardless of ability, respecting privacy and dignity.
Everyone is supported to register with a GP and Dentist, along with other specialist services where necessary. Staff can monitor and administer and medication as needed. Lockable facilities are provided for those who have been assessed and wish to manage their own medications.
Support is given to encourage people to arrange their own appointments, make decisions and attend reviews relating to their own health.
Hazlewood has a policy to establish beliefs and supports anyone wanting to observe any religion.
Meet the team
Rachael Gray is the manager at Hazelwood House.
Rachael started life in several different roles but decided to go in to care after losing her dad in 2007, and began working at as a support worker, at this time, she completed her NVQ level 3.
She worked in care roles in a few different jobs before having her daughter, during this time she completed her NVQ level five.
After having her daughter, Rachael decided to start a new challenge. She started to work at Hazelwood House. She said “I will never look back is a wonderful home with a fantastic team of experienced passionate staff and we all pride ourselves in ensuring the people we care for feel at home as after all we work in their home and also to ensure they get the very best out of their lives!”
The staff team supporting Rachael are a dedicated team who have over 40 years of experience between them, they have all achieved certificates in all of the mandatory training areas and service user led training. All staff are trained to NVQ level 3.