Langdale employs a team of around 65 staff, mostly from Gosport but we also recuit from overseas to meet our needs. We invest financially in our team to maintain a workforce which is motivated, dynamic and fit for purpose.
Registered Nurses are those nurses who have undergone three-year training to Registered Nurse standard and are registered with- The Nursing and Midwifery Council. Registered Nurses are on duty over the 24-hour period and their responsibility is to plan, implement & oversee the healthcare of our residents with each resident envolves in their care planning.
They are responsible for the administration of all medication, wound management, peg feeds, catheter and stoma care, and all procedures requiring a skilled nurse. The Registered Nurse refer and liaise with outside health professionals and act as an advocate for the residents under their care. They are skilled in the challenges of end of life care and promote dignity & compassion. We use the Gold Standard Framework thorughout Langdale.
Associate Nurses/ Healthcare Support Workers
Associate Nurses & Healthcare Support Workers at Langdale are divided into teams; each staff member will usually work in the same team- to promote continuity of care. Care staff attend to your personal care, serve meals and facilitate how you wish to spend your day. All staff have regular supervision and appraisal. We also have regular staff meetings, be it whole house or small department groups to share ideas and information, this is then cascaded to all.
You will get to know the carers in your area well and they are usually the first people you voice any of your problems or concerns. They in turn get to know you, and are often the first to alert the Registered Nurse of any changes in your health or well-being.
We have a dedicated activities team who are a support to the residents in all social aspects of their lives. They are motivated to provide activities tailored to residents’ strengths and weaknesses. They provide an interesting daily programme of activities which maybe one-one, group work or trips out into the community. The activities therapists are formally trained to provide experiences which are meaningful and fulfilling. We also employ a Music Therapist who assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses; design music sessions for individuals and groups based on client needs.
The Langdale Kitchens are the “hub” of Langdale and are served by three Cooks, together with Kitchen Assistants who are all overseen by Bethney Kelly. They provide home cooked meals and cater for specialist diets, i.e. diabetic, reducing, gluten free, etc.
The staff will be advised on admission of your dietary preferences and updated if these change by the care staff.
Our Housekeeping staff are a vital part of Langdale. They are available daily to clean your room and the communal areas. They also operate our in-house laundry facilities on a daily basis. They are often your first point of call over any small maintenance problems or concerns with regard to your room and they in turn will alert our maintenance team.
The maintenance team keep Langdale fit for purpose and ensure that we comply with all Health & Safety requirements.
They also look after our outside spaces and tend the gardens.
We have a running programme of education for all our staff in order to maintain their skills. To enable them do their work we are consistently training our staff in the newest and most advance ways of treating and caring for our client group. All staff have, or are training for the qualification of CQF 2, 3,4 or 5.
Mandatory training includes:
Client & Manual Handling
Learning Disability Awareness & Oliver McGowan Training