Care Needs

Barrels UK Care Limited specializes in care for the elderly, including those living with Alzheimer's or Dementia, and offers care designed to meet individuals’ requirements. 


In order to establish that the appropriate care needs can be met for an individual, a suitably qualified member of staff will meet with and assess each prospective resident at their convenience to undertake an assessment of needs in order to formulate an individualised care plan. This plan of care is agreed between the resident, the loved ones and a member of staff and is monitored and updated regularly.


Following assessment of needs, a weekly fee will be discussed on an individual basis. These fees do not include chiropody, hair dressing and newspapers. The Firs offers a simple and transparent pricing structure at our home.


Daily activities are a very important part of the care service we provide.  Each of our homes’ staff are dedicated in trying to bring fun, vitality and variety to our residents’ day. 


Providing you with healthy, wholesome nutrition and hydration, served either in your choice of dining room or bedroom, is paramount to the care we offer.  Our highly-trained cooks prepare home-cooked meals, cakes and snacks daily, often using locally sourced produce.  Food is made available 24 hours a day. A choice of menu is available to select from each day. Naturally we are able to cater for all special dietary needs and wishes whether they are for personal, medical or religious reasons.


Residents in our care homes can feel assured that the place within which they live is safe and secure. We want our residents to feel secure and comfortable and suggest that residents and their families bring items from home to personalise their room. We value the feedback of residents, relatives and staff to enable us to reflect and improve the care we provide.


The Firs is committed to ensuring that residents, relatives and representatives are fully engaged in the day-to-day operation of the home. The Firs holds frequent meetings at which residents, relatives or their representatives can tell us what they think and meet with one another in an informal social setting. Regular surveys and suggestion boxes are also used to help maintain and improve our service.