Ladysmith Care Home

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Home Manager, Carol Woodliffe

Carol Woodliffe has 26 years experience in the care industry, 13 years at management level. This experience has armed her qualifications including NVQ Level 2,3 & 4 Health & Social Care; QCF Level 2 (Management structure) in Dementia care, Mental Capacity Assessment, End of life Care, Person Centred Care Planning and Medication management. All this training has underpinned skills and extensive knowledge in the care industry, specifically older people.

Carol has utilised the rationale for good person centred practise by honing excellent people skills, a professional approach and versatility. She is a self-motivated individual with commitment to high standards of quality care provision. She focusses on sharing her ethos of ‘resident first and foremost’ with staff in her employ ensuring a driven, compassionate and empathetic team continues to evolve positively.


Ladysmith is a care home providing personal care for up to 90 elderly people, including care for people physical disabilities and dementia.


  • Bedrooms: Single – All En suite, Fridges, TV
  • Transportation: Home has its own Mini Bus
  • Therapists Provided: Chiropodist, Hairdresser, Dietitian, audiologist, optician, and Physiotherapist
  • Church Services: Different Religious Leaders can be made avaibale

Care Provided

  • Residential
  • Dementia
  • Respite Care
  • Intermediate Care
  • Day Care

CQC Inspection

Location & Contact Details


  • 01472 254710

  • Carol Woodliffe
    Ladysmith Care Home
    Patrick Street off Ladysmith Road
    DN32 9ND

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12th MARCH 2020

Knights Care

12 th MARCH 2020

It is with regret that I am writing to you to confirm that we have closed all our homes to non-
essential visitors. This is with immediate effect, 12 March 2020.

Essential health service and emergency personnel will still enter our home, as will appropriate new
admissions as part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our county health services, and of
course offering care to those who urgently need it.

This is not a decision that has been taken lightly, it follows detailed analysis of all current information
and advice available from the government, health authorities and other relevant sources.

Our priority has to be to protect the health and wellbeing of all our residents. They represent some of
the most vulnerable in our healthcare system, and as such are at the highest risk from this dangerous
virus. We must do all we can to minimise that risk and to protect them, we felt we had no choice but
to take this decision.

I am genuinely sorry for any inconvenience or distress this might cause, but I am sure you understand
that perhaps a relatively small sacrifice now might go a long way to averting a far bigger one in days
and weeks to come.

If there is a situation that requires a non-routine visit, we would ask that you discuss this with the
Registered Manager of the home to ensure that the appropriate precautionary measures are taken to
limit any potential risk.

In addition, we are limiting visits overall, and visits from the local community and external
entertainment are cancelled for the foreseeable future. Our staff will do all they can to ensure that life
in our services remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. We will still ensure that vital medical
visits are made and will be sure that only visitors who are not displaying symptoms come in, and that
they wash their hands on entering.

We are able to offer various options to assist you to stay in touch, including ‘phones to the bedside
and even ‘face time’ and skype calls. Let us know if we can help in any way to facilitate these
facilities for you. We will also post updates regarding both incident management progress, and
resident activity and wellbeing across all our social media platforms, keep a good eye there as well!

We remain dedicated to ensuring and protecting the health and wellbeing of our residents and
team, of friends and families, I know you are too. Thank you for your consistent support it is
hugely appreciated and valued.

Yours Sincerely
Adam Knights,
Managing Director