Guide for Prospective Residents

Cumbria Emmaus Trust was formed as a charity in June 1987 to provide residential care primarily for elderly Christians. This has now been changed to be able to care for not only the elderly but also any adults with the appropriate physical needs. The home called Emmaus House is located at Moresby Parks and was opened in June 1992. There is accommodation for 26 residents, each within a single occupancy room. Each room is furnished with a single bed, wardrobe, dressing table, bedside table, telephone (additional charge for outgoing calls), curtains, carpet and equipped with en-suite facilities comprising a toilet and wash hand basin. Within the home we have a passenger lift, a shower room and two bathrooms equipped with hoists to assist those who need help whilst bathing. Surrounding the home there are pleasant well maintained gardens. Residents are welcome to bring with them small items of a personal nature, but unfortunately large items e.g. furniture can not be accommodated. Where appropriate and subject to an assessment, residents are encouraged to be independent and if they so desire, to see to their own personal needs.

Emmaus House will provide for all the residents needs with respect to a varied diet of wholesome nutritious food and in most cases special diets can be accommodated. The residents' clothes are laundered in-house and a regular supply of clean bed linen and towels are provided. The residents are welcome to make use of the independent hairdresser (subject to a charge) who regularly visits the home and newspapers are delivered if required. The residents are free to continue where appropriate, with their own General Practitioner. Other National Health Services e.g. dental care, chiropody and optical health care are made available within the home.

Cumbria Emmaus Trust make every effort to keep the home clean and free from odours, maintaining high standards of hygiene at all times.

Arrangements can be made with the Manager for the safe keeping of valuables with all items recorded and acknowledged by both parties.

Cumbria Emmaus Trust endeavours to provide appropriate activities in the home which vary according to the season of the year. Where possible occasional summer outings are planned and during the winter a variety of daily/evening entertainment is arranged. Christian services are held on a weekly basis and emphasis is placed on the provision of pastoral care.

Emmaus House is registered for residential care with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who regularly inspect the home to ensure compliance with the latest Standards of Quality & Safety.

At Emmaus House we can provide residential accommodation for:

  • People who are referred to us through Social Services departments and who are financed by a local authority at the rates they determine.

  • People who are arranging their care independently and will pay the fees themselves (private fees are normally determined by the local authority rates).

  • People with specified disabilities such as (mild) dementia and sensory impairment.

  • We are equipped to provide care and accommodation for people with mobility problems and the building is accessible for wheelchairs.

  • Men and women over the age of 65.

At Emmaus House the emphasis is placed on high quality individual care with attention to each resident's needs, preserving their dignity and identity. Privacy and independence is encouraged at all times. Our objective will always remain the same, to provide high quality care in a loving Christian environment. Pastoral care is provided through a variety of individuals and groups from different Christian denominations making personal visits and with the provision of services each Sunday. We also arrange regular social activities which are commensurate with the ethos of the home, both within the home and in the summer months via trips to local places of interest. A variety of individuals and groups are invited to provide entertainment to which the residents, their families and friends are welcome to attend.

We actively pursue a level of training for our staff to ensure that they are suitably qualified. All staff receive basic induction training and more detailed training to ensure they are able to carry out their respective responsibilities. The staff training programme is aimed to ensure we achieve as a minimum, compliance with the requirements expected from the Department of Health's Latest Standards 2015.

A summary of the latest C.Q.C. report is available by clicking here. Please note these downloads are in PDF format, if you don't have Adobe Reader you will not be able to view them, if that is the case then click here.

Our Manager Miss Gillian Davidson, will be pleased to provide any other information you may require and will endeavour to answer any questions you may have with respect to residency.