Florence House, Peterborough Life at Florence House Rooted in the Christian faith, life at Florence House supports our residents to live fulfilled lives in their later years. We provide excellent, personalised care which supports our residents to flourish in older age. Florence House has an active social life in which residents can take part, or follow their own pursuits. We appreciate that each resident has their own individual interests, hobbies and pastimes, and we endeavour to support our residents to maintain this important part of their lives. Our residents are encouraged to lead the lifestyle that they choose, doing as much or as little as they want - residents can simply choose to put their feet up with a daily paper (by arrangement) or a good book or audio tape from the County Library which visits every month, or from the home’s own collection. Our weekly programme includes activities such as arm chair exercises, reminiscence, quizzes, music and singing, movies and walks in the park. There are also arts and crafts, including card making, flower arranging, drawing, painting and crochet. Special events, such as local entertainers and visits by small farm animals are also arranged. There is a hairdressing room and a hairdresser visits once a week. Our Christian background is at the heart of both our values and our actions. At Florence House we try to create a community where Christian worship, prayer and support are a core part of daily life. We have daily devotional times, a Sunday service and a monthly communion service. A number of churches of various denominations are within easy reach of the home. Around the Home Florence House was first established as a Christian care home in 1991, and became part of Pilgrims’ Friend Society in 2012. The Home provides a warm Christian environment for residents, with comfortable facilities and its own gardens. The bus stop at the front of the home offers excellent transport links with Peterborough town centre and train station, and the A1 is not far away. With Peterborough Cathedral, Ferry Meadows Country Park and the Nene Valley Railway rated as Peterborough’s top attractions, there is plenty to see and do nearby. Central Park is easily accessible by both foot and wheelchair, the park boasts a sensory garden, sunken garden and a tea room. To ensure the privacy and dignity of our residents, all rooms have en-suite facilities. There are bathrooms with assisted baths and a walk-in shower. Both the dining and lounge rooms are located on the ground floor, with views over and access to the private rear garden. There is a passenger lift to the first floor. We enjoy showing visitors around the home, but request that if this is the purpose of your visit you call us first to arrange a suitable time. This allows us to allocate a member of staff to answer your questions. Relatives and friends are welcome to visit at any time during the day, and there is the opportunity to purchase a meal in the home if they wish to do so, by prior arrangement. Accommodation We have 19 residential care places at Florence House Other facilities Lift Garden Online tour Take a tour of Florence House. Staff Manager - Philip Smith Philip joined Pilgrims Friend Society in 2018 as Registered Manager at Florence House, Peterborough. Philip is a committed Christian, who is an active member of Moulton Parish Church in Northampton where he lives. Philip has worked in a variety of healthcare roles for over 17 years, he has experiences of working in a care home, a hospice, district nursing and recently a treatment room nurse in a GP surgery. Philip’s desire is to utilise these skills and experiences to help lead the team at Florence House to deliver a high standard of person centred care. Philip believes that it is his calling to look after the older saints until they are called to glory. One of Philip’s favourite passages of scripture is: Philippians 3:20-21 “But our citizenship is in heaven. We eagerly await a Saviour from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body”. Administrator - Tony Cutler Tony has been blessed by being able to work many years in a financial/administrative capacity for Christian organisations. By working at Florence House, he seeks to serve his Lord Jesus by helping to care for His people and contributing to the smooth running of the home. With a lay-preaching background, he enjoys writing and presenting short Christian devotions. He also gets satisfaction from tending and tilling the ground on his allotment, so that his wife can plant and grow delicious organic fruit and vegetables. He enjoys singing in his church choir. Contact & location 220 Park Road, Peterborough PE1 2UJ Tel: 0300 303 8445 Email: [email protected] How to find us: By car Florence House is about 10 minutes from the A1 junction 17 (northbound) and via the A47 (southbound). By train/bus Florence House is about 1.5 miles from Peterborough train station and the bus stop is outside the home.