GHP / Social Care Awards 2022 5 , Dec21667 The Chaseley Trust (Chaseley) is an independent charityowned care home situated in a stunning location on Eastbourne’s seafront. It provides specialist, complex nursing care for adults with a wide range of neurological and physical disabilities, such as spinal injuries, acquired and traumatic brain injuries, stroke, loss of limbs and progressive conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone and Parkinson’s Disease. Chaseley’s vision is to provide the kindest care to each and every person in its home. “Kind care is the best care that we would expect every human to receive,” explains Emma RichSpice, the Trust’s CEO. “Our multi-disciplinary approach to service delivery is governed by the simple principle that people are the beating heart of what we do – the people who use our services, the people who deliver our services and the people we collaborate with.” Chaseley’s primary purpose is to provide specialised nursing care that encompasses its core values of respect, empowerment, excellence, integrity, and community and the main objective of the Trust is to have a home that is positive and provides open and transparent care – this is done by incorporating an open-door policy as well as holding regular staff and resident forums in order to share ideas and discuss any concerns. The dedicated team constantly works alongside the residents and their families to create a real holistic community feel and it maintains strong working relationships with its professional partners and stakeholders, as well as with the residents and their loved ones, to ensure the best package of care is given to each resident. Chaseley aims to continually improve its services and working practices to ensure that it can deliver the best care possible in a safe and secure environment. It supports people to be reflective and embrace change, whilst motivating and empowering them to recognise their value and support them to reach their goals. Jodie enthuses, “Having a CEO that leads from the home itself and not from a desk has seen a real culture change here at Chaseley over the last year and has definitely improved staff and resident morale as well as promoting a holistic and balanced culture within the work force.” During the pandemic, Chaseley experienced a rise in applicants new to care and saw this as an opportunity to expand its team. The value placed on staff members is evident, and all employees enjoy a variety of benefits, such as competitive rates of pay, enhancement for additional full shifts, medical cover, free life insurance and shift flexibility within a rolling rota system. In addition, staff are provided with thank you incentives across the year, some examples being free staff meals, gift vouchers, and well-being gift packs. “Covid has had a massive impact,” Jodie states. “It has created new roles, as well as challenges within those roles, but overall, it has helped the team to grow. It has enabled us to all pull together, to show unity and respect no matter what your role is within the home.” Recently, Chaseley was recognised in the Global Health & Pharma Social Care Awards 2022 and named Most Innovative Nursing Home Charity in Sussex. Regarding the future, the Trust has completed a full building survey on the home, which has generated a 15-year development plan to modernise, update and refresh it throughout. Having just celebrated its 75th anniversary, the team wants to use this plan to ensure the home’s functionality and improvement in the services to guarantee another successful 75 years! The final thought comes from Emma Rich-Spice, Chaseley’s Chief Executive Officer, who was appointed in 2021. “Leading a Trust like Chaseley comes with great responsibility and this means working continuously to develop the capabilities of not only Chaseley as a building, but also that of its residents and workforce. It’s about understanding the world around which Chaseley resides and the development of a holistic setting, which protects the precious people we are lucky enough to look after and those key staff who work tirelessly every day to provide the best possible care there is. Thank you all for being so wonderful and amazing.” Contact Details Contact: Jodie Cornford Company: The Chaseley Trust Web Address: https://chaseley.org.uk/ Most Innovative Nursing Home Charity - Sussex Officially opening its doors in October 1946, with its first patients arriving fromStoke Mandeville Hospital just a few days later, The Chaseley Trust has stood the test of time. We find out more in the wake of the Trust celebrating its 75th anniversary and being named in the Social Care Awards 2022.