Peggy’s model of care is a supportive holistic provision of care to meet your needs in a flexible manner, putting you in control of your situation and making help available when things may be more difficult for you and your family.
Our focus is on activity and cognitive stimulation to keep living well, and as best as possible.
Specialist support in dementia care is provided by our Dementia Specialist Nurse, Tilly Brock.
Peggy’s World is so named after Amanda’s and Tilly’s Nan. Peggy was supported by her family in her older age and diagnosed with dementia 13 years before she died in 2009. Peggy and her husband Alan were strong community people and worked in a mentally handicapped hospital (as was then) where Amanda and Tilly with their brother spent a lot of their childhood. Amanda and Tilly’s mum, Dr Pat Frankish, is a consultant psychologist and has her own psychology business after working for many years in the NHS and is a strong supported of this innovative service provision.
We moved into 145 Cherry Grove in May 2018 and nearing completion to enable the whole package of support (written September 2018)
Who are the Team?
Amanda Brock is the majority Director and has an extensive history of working in social care supporting people with Learning Disability and Mental Health. Amanda has been a registered person with CQC for over 15 years and started her own company with her mum, Dr Pat Frankish, in 2004. Amanda is a strong advocate for individuals who are disadvantaged and need a voice to have their needs heard. She has a degree in Health Service Care and is a registered psychotherapist. Amanda also loves dogs and is often seen bringing Jack with her to work, as long as the people don’t mind!
Tilly Brock is Amanda’s sister and has many years experience working in the field of dementia care in the NHS from ward based acute care, day hospital, community mental health nurse, assessment and diagnosis and latterly as an Admiral Nurse supporting the family carers of a person with dementia. Tilly has a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills to share with families to improve quality of life for all. Tilly is the driving force behind Peggy’s World and the needs of families living with complex dynamics and often co-morbidities and hopes to fill the gaps in current service provision. Tilly qualified as a mental health nurse in 2001 and has worked in the dementia care field all her nursing career. She is keen to develop support for those diagnosed with early onset dementia and also young onset dementia. Also training packages in how to “be with” a person with dementia.
Cathy Gibbs is Peggy’s World Registered Manager responsible for the personal care service we provide and supporting staff members. Cathy has her own experience of managing a business and has worked with Amanda providing support for people with complex mental health conditions for the past 6 years. Cathy is currently completing a Counselling Certificate and we hope to be able to offer this service in the future. Cathy has her own horse and enjoys spending time outside and will always have her phone with her and is responsive to what clients need.
We currently have 9 members of staff and continue to recruit to ensure we can offer a high level of skills and care to those who use our services. Please feel you can make contact directly with Cathy, Tilly or Amanda on 01724 808108 to discuss if you wish.
We do need support to continue what we do, and to develop further. At present we desperately need to have the garden area landscaped so that it become a haven for people to be calm and have “time out” as well as an active space for exercise and also fun!
Donations can be done by cheque’s written to “Peggy’s” and post to our office address, or via our website donations page via PayPal.
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