Westmead | North Devon

Westmead House, Westmead Close, Braunton EX33 1NL

Westmead is a residential home providing support for 19 physically disabled adults.

We specialise in supporting people who have varying needs as a result of physical and long term neurological conditions including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, dysphagia, learning disabilities and acquired brain injury. Our team is trained to carry out a range of nursing tasks including PEG care and works closely with other professionals to deliver condition specific training to ensure that every aspect of each individuals’ needs are consistently understood and met, with the service being rated Good by CQC in July 2018.

The full-time support we provide is flexible and designed to help build skills, inspire confidence and encourage people to live more independently. We work directly with each individual to develop a personalised support programme based on their needs, wishes and aspirations. This includes personal care, health & wellbeing programmes, physiotherapy, community engagement, enablement, volunteering & activities and respite services.

01271 815 195

Facilities

19 Single Occupancy Bedrooms
6 with en-suite, 13 with hand washing facilities
Sensory Environment Room – equipped with interactive mats, gantry hoist and various sensory equipment
Physiotherapy Suite – Equipped with various physio equipment to support mobility and flexibility
Computer Suite – Equipped with a variety of different IT systems dedicated for the residents, including Eye Gaze

Accessibility

Fully Wheelchair friendly Environment
Ramped access to ground floor and first floor
Wide corridors and Doors to all residential areas
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Kerry Walton

I have worked in a variety of care settings for 11 years, I started as a healthcare assistant in nursing homes, residential homes progressing my way to Manager in Domiciliary Care and Supported Living and I became Registered Manager of Westmead in 2018. Juggling my 3 boys and my husband in the forces I progressed my career and undertook my Degree in Health And Social Care, obtaining my BSc Honours in April 2012. My passion for working in the care sector started at a young age, having supported and cared for my father, who lives with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, I realised quickly how nothing can hold us back from achieving our goals and living a life we choose.

Westmead House, a care home for individuals with physical disabilities and learning disabilities, has enriched my experience and knowledge of care. The individuals we support and the staff team we work with, are one massive family, which is surprising for a small home, no day is ever the same.