Life at Evington Home

Rooted in the Christian faith, life at Evington Home supports our residents to live fulfilled lives in their later yearsWe provide excellent, personalised care which supports our residents to flourish in older age.

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. People can choose to take part in activities such as the regular arm chair salsa or can simply choose to put their feet up with a daily paper (by arrangement) or a good book from the home’s own collection.

Our Christian background is at the heart of both our values and our actions. At Evington Home we try to create a community where Christian worship, prayer and support are a core part of daily life. We have morning devotions Monday - Friday, a Sunday afternoon service and a monthly communion service, all taken by a variety of local speakers and clergy. There are a number of churches of various denominations within easy reach of the home. 

Around the home

Set in a quiet residential location, Evington Home backs onto Evington Park, which boasts 44 acres of trees, gardens, wildlife ponds and open grassed areas, accessible by both foot and wheelchair. There is a bus stop at the end of the street which offers excellent transport links to Leicester city centre, about three miles away, and train station. The home is a pleasant, level walk from the village which has a variety of shops and a library.

Having recently undergone a major refurbishment, Evington Home is a modern care home with 30 en-suite rooms that house television and telephone points, the majority of which have either garden or park views. The secure, wheelchair friendly, landscaped garden, which has both paved and grassed areas, raised flower beds, relaxing water wall and pond, is accessed from the main lounge.

There are several bathrooms with assisted baths and a walk in shower. The dining room and main lounge room are both located on the ground floor. There are a further two, smaller lounges on the first floor, accessible by the passenger lifts. Families often enjoy hosting special occasions for their relative privately in these lounges.

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

Evington Home has 30 residential care places.

Other facilities

  • Secure gardens
  • Lift
  • Activities programme
  • Assisted bathrooms
  • Wheelchair access

Further information

Close to public transport and the M1 Motorway

Staff

 

Registered Care Manager  -  Jeanette Davis

Jeanette is a Registered Nurse and a committed Christian who has been in the caring profession for over 35 years.

Jeanette is passionate in promoting ‘Fulfilled Living’ for all the residents at Evington Home and strives to deliver quality care. She is just completing the ‘My Home Life’ managers programme with Pilgrims' Friend Society – an initiative that promotes quality of life and delivers positive change for older people in care homes.

Jeanette has worked with Youth With A Mission in the past, doing short-term missions. She currently is a member of Life Church, Wigston, where she worships with her family.

 

Business Manager  -  Richard Cowlishaw

Richard joined Evington Home in April 2020. For the last seven years he has worked for a Christian charity (The Carpenter’s Arms) supporting men challenged with homelessness and addiction, where he managed and directed several areas of the charity. He has a wife, two sons and a daughter and lives locally in the Leicester area.

Richard became a Christian in 2012 and felt a real calling to this role at Evington. He has settled in nicely and loves the atmosphere of the home and the great team spirit.

Contacts & Location

The Evington Home, Grocot Road, Evington, Leicester  LE5 6AB

Tel:       0300 303 1455

Email:   [email protected]

How to find us:

By car

The Evington Home is 7 miles from the M1 junction 21 and 9 miles from the A46.

By train/bus

Leicester train station is about 3 miles from the home, and the nearest bus stop is Leicester, Evington, Grocot Rd (stop code: lecdgtaw), Services 22, 22A, 22B

Governance information

In order to reduce the charities' governance and administration costs, on 21st December 2016 we re-registered our care homes with CQC under the name of Pilgrims' Friend Society.  Previously this home was registered under the name of Pilgrim Homes. None of our staff, management or ways of working in the home changed as a result.

The results of the most recent inspection by CQC under the old registration of Pilgrim Homes can be seen by clicking on the CQC link and looking at the “old profile”.