Castlecroft Residential Care Home in BirminghamCastle Road, Weoley Castle, Birmingham, West Midlands, B29 5HF
Care home admissions during the Covid-19 pandemic
Safe admissions into our care homes includes the option for new residents to self-isolate in the comfort of their own home for 11 days, before joining us in the care home where they will be tested for Covid-19 and supported to self-isolate for 3 more days until the result of the test is known.
Castlecroft is a residential property located near Weoley Castle, Birmingham in the West Midlands. We offer a wide range of quality care and support for our residents. These include residential care, dementia care and respite care.
Activities are part of daily life at Castlecroft. They help our residents to feel engaged, happy and fulfilled. Activities coordinator Tina Bennett has been at the home for five years. She was a finalist in last year’s National Care Awards in the Care Home Activities Co-ordinator category.
Tina is passionate about helping her residents remain connected with the wider community. She hosts lots of different groups within the care home. These bring a variety of interesting activities for the residents to enjoy and new people for them to form friendships with. She has even won a ‘We Love Weoley Castle Award’. These are given to ‘local heroes’ by the community. This in recognition of her efforts to help her residents connected to the local community.
There is something for everybody at Castlecroft. Group activities include meeting members of the local church and art groups. We even welcome kittens from Birmingham charity Wellcat, who come in for cuddles. Castlecroft also hosts a group of cardiac rehabilitation patients from the local hospital, who have formed their own line-dancing group. They perform for the residents and then spend some time socialising with them as well. The care home embraces every chance to nurture these connections; ensuring residents know they are a vital part of Weoley Castle.
Bringing the outside in
We have created a picturesque indoor garden. This is a wonderful area where our residents can spend time relaxing. There are plants, flowers and amazing-smelling herbs, as well as garden furniture.
Elsewhere there is a sensory room which has been transformed with soothing lighting, music and tactile furnishings. This allows our residents to relax with our foot spa. We also receive regular visits from a lady who provides hand massages with aromatic oils and creams.
Castlecroft runs a dementia café on the last Thursday of every month. We invite people from the local community to enjoy a tea party with our residents. The café helps welcome and provide support to the local community. This includes people who might be helping to care for a loved one suffering from any type of dementia. It is also a lovely chance for our residential residents to join in and meet fresh faces.
Other popular visitors are toddlers from our local nursery, who come along every week to join in with activities. The benefits of these visits for both our residents and the children are heart-warming to see. Residents have been known to form close bonds with the toddlers. For example, one resident was invited to attend a toddler's 'graduation ceremony' from the nursery. It was such a magical experience and one that both families will always treasure.
Our residents also love their daily visits from our dogs. Bella the Labradoodle and Arlo the Shih Tzu, who is so tiny he sits on our residents’ laps!
Castlecroft also has two permanent volunteers who come to the home most days. Both have learning difficulties and our residents love to spend time with them. Their visits are personally so rewarding for them too and are a wonderful confidence boost. They spend time doing everything from helping our staff to chatting and doing activities with our residents.
Stories from the home
Our shining star Tina
Activities Co-ordinator Tina always goes above and beyond, and was recently shortlisted for a Great British Care Award.
A spot of ‘me time’
Our residents deserve to be pampered, and our bright and airy hairdressing salon is the perfect place for just that
Our gardens have had a revamp thanks to our blossoming volunteers, who work for Sanctuary Care’s Business Transformation team.
Dining with friends
Mealtimes are a real highlight. We serve delicious food in bright dining rooms, and residents come together to dine with company.
Paramedics in training
Students who are learning to become a paramedic can be found here as they take part in one of their University placements.
A place to call home
We encourage residents to make their bedrooms their own by bringing ornaments, photos and small pieces of furniture from home.
Facilities at this home
- Dining room
- Garden room
- Hairdressing salon
- Wheelchair accessible garden
- Arts and crafts
- Coffee mornings
- Light exercise
- Pamper sessions
- Pet therapy
Care and support
- Home cooked meals
- Respite Care
Weoley Castle, Birmingham
B29 5HF Travelling to see us? View home on Google Maps