Welcome

We welcome you to explore James Hirons and find out how we provide the best standard of care to all our residents.

Introducing James Hirons

Trusted care and support since 1953

At James Hirons we are committed to the highest standards of care for residents, whether long-term or short respite, and to the provision of excellent facilities. Our Home is beautifully maintained and cared for and our staff are dedicated to providing the best care possible in a warm, friendly and stimulating environment, ensuring privacy, dignity, choice, rights, independence and support.

We provide a unique home of character and distinction, with quality furnishings throughout. We are committed to developing our staff so they are able to provide the best standard of care to all residents. We work in partnership with residents and their relatives, developing confidence in our objectives and providing peace of mind to all.

Registration and Regulation

Our home meets all the requirements of the Standards required by the Health and Social Care Legislation. We are registered with the Care Quality Commission and are subject to regular monitoring. The Manager is available to answer any further queries you may have.

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Welcome from the manager

James Hirons Care Home

At James Hirons, we understand that finding the right Home to care for you or your elderly relative is one of the hardest decisions you will make and we would like to help you in making the right decision.

We are a charity-run Home, governed by a Board of Trustees, which has been established since 1953. Our success has been built on our commitment to our principles of high standards of care, quality of service and our desire to constantly improve the support and facilities we offer. We are very proud of the unique personal care we provide to each person, tailored to meet their individual needs. This includes the highest standard of accommodation and facilities, the beautiful gardens (which have regularly won Leamington in Bloom awards), and the good home cooking which offers choices to suit individual tastes and needs.

Our Home is run to the highest standards by qualified and well trained staff and offers comfort, character and personal attention. You are welcome to come and experience the warm and friendly atmosphere for yourself, which you will feel from the moment you step through the door. We look forward to showing you around.

Allan Fairweather
RN Dip H.Ed. RMA
Home Manager

 

Message from the Chairman of the Trustees, January 2021

 

As we embark on a new year, under the strict lockdown conditions, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on our experience at James Hirons during 2020.

 

The year started on a positive note, with new Office Manager Sarah Drysdale joining us in January – I am happy to say she is still with us, and doing a great job.  Sarah joined a close-knit team, the majority of whom have been with us for many years, under the management of Allan Fairweather, and Deputy, Pauline Riley. The importance of this strong team was soon to be emphasized in the most unexpected of ways.

 

Covid struck the UK, and by the middle of March James Hirons was in lockdown, full PPE was to be worn and no-one was allowed to visit the Home.

 

We took the decision early on not to admit any new residents, and maintained this approach throughout the year. We are in a fortunate position to be able to do this,   There is good news on the horizon now that regular testing and vaccinations are in place and we feel a little safer. Nevertheless we anticipate that we will need to maintain our strict protocols for some time yet.

 

We have for some months been doing our best to have a “Pod” built in the garden to assist visiting but this is subject to a planning application, which is frustratingly taking some time to be approved by the council.

 

James Hirons is a small home, and the value of this was apparent through the year as our residents and staff could embrace the family atmosphere – a comfort for relatives to know that their loved one receives such a high level of personal care.

 

Every occasion – birthdays, Easter, NHS support, VE 75th anniversary, Bonfire Night, Christmas and any other was celebrated with extra vigour to add some much needed colour to the darker days we all had to endure once the early lockdown sunshine and long summer days had departed.

 

We have welcomed two new Trustees, Rose Ruddick and Derek Ecclestone, both come with a wealth of experience that will further strengthen the team of Trustees. We have all become experts (!) at Zoom meetings and continued our work to support the efficient running of the Home.

 

During the year we launched a Lockdown Fund for the benefit of residents and staff. Generous donations flooded in and we have been able to purchase three new iPads to facilitate communication between residents and their relatives, and to give a gift to each member of staff to thank them for their magnificent work during these difficult times.

 

In hope of a brighter 2021, my best wishes.

 

David Owen

 

Testimonials

“I have remained friends with several of the residents and staff and continue to visit regularly, after my mother spent the last period of her life there. My mother received excellent and respectful care whilst a resident at The James Hirons Care Home and during my continued visits to the home I see
the same positive attitude extended to all the current residents. Finding such a good place for our Mum was a huge relief at a difficult time in our lives and we remain grateful to James Hirons for its exceptional care.”
“The James Hirons residential home is excellent. The staff are the most caring I have ever encountered; all have worked there for some time, which is indicative of a good place to be. Their residents are ‘cared for’ in every sense of the word. Activities and trips are available for all – I’ve wandered in on a couple of occasions to see a card school, led by an intrepid 95 year old, in action! The gardens are just beautiful, with benches, pergolas, tables and chairs, as resting places along the way. There are two sunny conservatories and a magnificent drawing room. My mother spent the last 2 years of her life as a resident of James Hirons; it was a halcyon time for her. Our heartfelt thanks go to all the staff for the care they gave to Mum.”

Making your decision

We recommend a visit to James Hirons to help make your decision. Our rates are available upon request from the Manager’s office. Please call 01926 422425.

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