Somerset Care also provide care on the Isle of Wight, the largest island in the UK, and the second most populous. With a milder and sunnier climate than the rest of the country, the Isle of Wight enjoys 1,800–2,100 hours of sunshine a year with almost no snow in winter.
According to the Office of National Statistics, approximately 140,500 people live in the IoW, 24% of which are 65 or over, compared to an average of 17% across the UK. This population is expected to grow by 171,200 by 2033.
Our flagship care home on the Isle of Wight, Inver House, is a thoughtfully converted Edwardian family house located in the small town of Bembridge. Our 70+ strong team help care for 45 residents at any one time.
As part of this, we have a dedicated 16-bed suite, named Treetops, within Inver House which provides safety and security for residents who are living with dementia. Somerset Care has provided specialist care for our residents living with a dementia for many years. It is important for us that everyone becomes a part of the family, and that it feels like residents are simply moving home and will make new friends.
We are extremely proud of our ‘Petals’ dementia teams who are all trained to the highest standards and constantly strive to ensure our services are person led – listening to our customers and families on an individual basis to meet their needs. No two people are the same, which is why it is essential for our teams to understand where someone is on their dementia journey. We will support our residents to maintain life skills, which include both therapeutic and vocational tasks. Reminiscence and memory boxes are used in our Petals care as a way of stimulating memories and discussion.
So, if you’re ready to join our team on the Isle of Wight then let’s find the perfect role for you.
Job Roles in Isle of Wight
Our homes provide respite, day care and longer term support for those needing anything from companionship to specialist dementia care, with some also providing nursing care.