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A registered provider of residential care

As a registered provider of residential care, Russell Churcher Court is subject to the regulatory oversight of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which, as the independent regulator of health and social care in England, maintains a regime of rigorous inspections.

Our most recent CQC inspection published 16 April 2020, confirmed the care home as Good and we are proud of all the staff who contributed to this. This does not mean we will be resting on our laurels. As a team we are all committed to providing outstanding care and we will continue to strive to do this.

Annual report

We regularly detail the improvements we have achieved, and the ones we are planning, in our annual report, copies of which are freely available from the administration office at Clare House and here on the website in our Document Library

Continuously improving our care

All staff vaccinations

Even before the Department of Health introduced a policy to mandate vaccination for care staff, Thorngate had already implemented its own vaccination policy and push to get all staff vaccinated in housing and care.
Throughout our services we are supporting vulnerable adults most at risk from Covid-19 and this means we should do everything possible to reduce the risk to them. We also make flu vaccination easy for staff to take up by having an arrangement with a local pharmacy to do these vaccinations on site.

Mental health training

In 2021 we designed and rolled out a training programme around mental health available to all staff. We have also made this available to organisations in the community such as other local housing providers. All staff have been invited to half day sessions on looking after their own mental health and we have also had training for those who wish to become Mental Health First Aiders, and for managers responsible for staff teams.

New catering manager

Fabulous food is a vital part of enjoying life, in both our care home and in our housing schemes. We are delighted to welcome a highly experienced catering manager who joined us in the autumn of 2021.

Jayne Greaves delivers catering in Russell Churcher Court and our popular lunch clubs across our housing sites.

Anne Taylor FCCA - CEO - Thorngate Churcher Management Team



, Chief executive

Plans for a new homes development for the over 50s in Gosport have been given the go ahead. Thorngate is set to provide 39 new homes for those over 50 and of limited means.

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As a charity we have been providing homes for those in need in Gosport since 1865 and the new development we have planned means we will be able to provide even more homes for local people.
Anne Taylor