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rose-icon.png/ Manager: Debbie Rapson

Lakeside Care Home
25 Whiteknights Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG6 7BY

Tel: 01189 268369
Fax: 01889 660110

heart-icon.png/ What People Say

"This is a special thank you to all the staff at Lakeside for the care and kindness given to me during my stay with you." Respite Resident

"Thank you very much for allowing me to undertake my work experience at Lakeside. I would especially like to thank all the staff who helped and supported me during my placement. I especially enjoyed all the activities such as singing, films, puzzle games, art and crafts, and card-making. I think these kinds of activities really help the home's residents to feel happy and healthy." Student

"I [would like] to thank you for the excellent care received by my late mother. The staff have always been amazing. Their tender, constant and professional care was appreciated by all of us. They are a credit to your organisation." Daughter of Resident

"Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to stay and spend as much time as possible with Mum. I too felt cared for and supported. Care, respect and dignity - all these were given and for that I will always be very grateful." Family of Resident

"Esther is settling remarkably well into Lakeside. She has a lovely room overlooking allotments. She has been playing darts, doing small exercises, has borrowed a book from the mobile library and has a daily paper delivered to her room. They seem to be making a big effort to get residents doing things rather than just sit in a chair all day. The staff spend time talking to residents individually and I think they have been trying to explain to her why she has to stay there. The management team, is very focussed, hard working and runs it well. All in all, very successful so far and I would recommend it." Bedfinder

  • About Lakeside
  • Meet The Care Team
  • Facilities at Lakeside
  • Activities at Lakeside
  • Social Media
Lakeside Care Home is an impressive traditional style, purpose built home situated in the exclusive Whiteknights Road close to the centre of Reading. With uninterrupted views across the beautiful nature reserve of Whiteknights Lake, the home is designed over four levels.

The Care We Offer

Lakeside Care Home provides care for elderly residents. We offer several types of stay depending on the level of support required - from long-term residential care to short stay and respite breaks. The home has three environments for residents depending on the level of care required. The ground and second floors provide residential care whilst first floor is a safe, comfortable environment that specialise in the care of older people living with a dementia.

  • Fully inclusive, 24hr person centred care by experienced staff
  • Long term residential care for older people
  • Long term specialist accredited dementia care in safe, comfortable environment
  • Short stay, respite and holiday breaks subject to availability

Lakeside has a select team of experienced staff, who have relevant and appropriate training to meet the needs of the residents. B&M Care has one of the most envied staff training programmes in the industry. We provide high ratios of staff both day and night. The emphasis of our care delivery is on individually planned person centred care, which builds upon a person's strengths and constantly seeks to improve their quality of life. Freedom and privacy are respectfully maintained, yet help is always on hand.

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Debbie Rapson

Manager

Debbie started her career in care as a Night Care Assistant in 1993. She has been a Home Manager in the public sector and joined the team at Lakeside in 2013 as Deputy Manager. Debbie was promoted to Manager in January 2015. During her career she has gained NVQ level 2, 3 and 4 and has completed the Alzheimer's Society training 'Tomorrow is Another Day'.
Liz

Liz Fox

Deputy Manager

Liz joined the team at Lakeside in January 2015. Previously she had worked at St Lukes since 1996, progressing from a Care Assistant to Assistant Manager and has been in the post for almost 10 years. She holds an NVQ level 3 and 4 and is a trained Moving and Handling instructor. Liz also takes responsibility for the induction of new staff.
Magda

Magda Burdzy

Assistant Manager

Magda joined the team at Lakeside in 2012 as a Care Assistant and was quickly promoted to Senior and Team Leader roles. Magda was appointed Assistant Manager in January 2015. Magda is currently undertaking an NVQ level 3; The Alzheimer's Society training 'Tomorrow is Another Day' and is the manual handling trainer for Lakeside. She also has a degree in photography.
Rachelle

Rachelle Boyling

Team Leader

Rachelle has been working in care since 2005 and joined the team at Lakeside in October 2011. She has gained a level 3 in Health and Social Care and has recently completed a Team Leader Diploma Leadership Award. Rachelle also takes responsibility for Manual Handling training for the team.
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Nicola Foyle

Team Leader

Nicola has been working in care since 2006 and joined the team at Lakeside in 2013 as a Senior Carer, and has progressed to Team Leader in 2015. She holds a Team Leader Level 2 Diploma, NVQ 3 in Health and Social Care and is trained as a Fire Marshall and a Fire Trainer instructor.
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Sallyanne Walden-Rolfe

Team Leader

Sallyanne was born and has lived in Reading all of her life. She has been working in care since 1998 and joined the team at Lakeside in 2013 as a Carer and progressed to Senior Care in 2015. Having recently being promoted to Team Leader Sallyanne holds a NVQ 2 & 3 in Health and Social Care.
Sheila

Sheila Garraway

Lifestyle & Activities Facilitator

Sheila has lived in Reading all her life and is married with two children. She is a very creative person and adores hosting social events. Sheila has gained much experience working as an activities co-ordinator for over 6 years and prides herself on the positive response she gets from the residents.
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Sue Coleman

Administrator

Sue joined the team in July 2013 to cover maternity leave.She has over 30 years’ experience in administration from a variety of business sectors. Whilst being brought up in South Oxfordshire, Sue has lived in Reading for over 25 years and has 4 children and two grandchildren.
  • Purpose-built 72 bed residential and dementia care home designed over 5 levels
  • Bedrooms: All rooms are offered as single shower en-suite and all of the rooms may be personalised.
  • Dining: All dining and refreshments are fully inclusive. Residents may take meals in a choice of dining areas or if they wish, in the privacy of their own room. Our skilled chef prepares an extensive range of appetising home cooked meals, taking into account nutritional balances and any specific dietary requirements or individual preferences. There is always a choice of menu with refreshments and snacks available 24hrs
  • Fully inclusive activities and entertainment programme
  • Fully inclusive in-house laundry
  • Call bell systems throughout for assistance at any time
  • Assisted bath and shower rooms
  • TV & telephone points available in all bedrooms
  • Hair salon & Treatment Room
  • Easy to access private gardens
  • Choice of lounges for residents and visitors
  • Activities suite
  • Chapel
  • Mobile library visits
  • Residents shop
  • GP, nurse, optician, chiropodist, dentist by arrangement
  • Ample visitor parking
  • Lakeside car for trips out
Life at Lakeside Care Home is very much home from home and an active lifestyle is encouraged, with friends and relatives always welcome. An activities and lifestyle facilitator arranges a varied social calendar of activities and entertainment. With a focus on one to one activities, they ensure that each of the residents engage in meaningful occupation tailored to who they are.

Below is a sample of some of the typical activities at Lakeside Care Home that fit alongside our many events. This balanced programme of activities covers communication, creative, cognitive, music, physical, recreation, relaxation, reminiscence, sensory, social and spiritual.
  • Parties: chocolate, clothes, jewellery, cards, shoes, beauty products
  • Armchair exercises and musical reminiscence
  • Tea parties, coffee mornings and lunch parties
  • Ladies Hour and Mens Hour groups - based on a different theme each week
  • Multi-denominational church services
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Pampering mornings
  • Exercise to music
  • Sing-a-long events
  • Mobile library visits
  • Close links with University and RidgeLine Trust
  • PAT dog visits
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Gardening Club
  • Family games
  • Family dining events
  • Cooking clubs
  • Home shop
  • Board games, word games and quizzes
  • Lakeside car for trips out