Welcome to Arches Care Home
Arches, a purpose-built care home less than a mile from Belfast's popular Connswater shopping centre, couldn't be better placed for easy access to the city's amenities.
Inside the home, we have plenty of comfortable spaces in which to relax and socialise – including three dining rooms and large comfortable lounges overlooking landscaped shrub borders.
At Arches Care Home, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage residents to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.
Life at Arches Care Home
Our aim is to help people stay as well as they can for as long as they can, so we understand the importance of being active and entertained.
We have a full-time activities therapist who meets all new residents to discuss what activities they enjoy. What's more, we have a large room for group craft/music sessions, another set up as a games room with the ever-popular Wii, and a third for watching TV/DVD.
I feel at home when I visit my mother and feel confident that she is being well looked after, I wouldn't want her to be anywhere else.
The manager will always spend time taking to you and will help you with any problems you have. I would recommend the home to anyone
Excellent communications on progress and condition. The staff are very friendly and my mum is content.
I can walk in to the Home and feel comfortable. Everybody is always so friendly. It just feels like going to my mums house and I don't worry about going home.
The food is very good and if there is nothing on the menu I like an alternative is always offered. There are snacks and drinks available whenever I want one.
I am always informed of any changes to my mothers care or condition. Its gives me great peace of mind to know she is well cared for
The number and variety of activities provided by the home is excellent.
I don't know how to thank you all enough for the wonderful way in which you cared for my Dad. You made him feel special and loved. You made him happy.
Types of care
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Arches Care Home in Belfast. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Flat screen TV in rooms
16 Nov 2017
Four Seasons Health Care were finalists in nine categories at this year’s LaingBuisson Awards, and at the awards ceremony on Wednesday 15th November, the organisation was awarded with a well-deserved award.
The LaingBuisson Awards recognise and celebrate industry excellence and innovative services in the public, private and third sectors.
Four Seasons Health Care scooped the award in the ‘Nursing Practice’ category in recognition of the innovative approach to the advancement of nursing knowledge and nursing education within the care home sector.
Our Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ) along with our individual Nursing Twitter channel (@FSHCNurses) won plaudits with the judges for being totally unique within the care sector.
Furthermore, there was a recognition of the achievements of the front-line nurses who have written articles, presented at conferences, won scholarships and been finalists at numerous nursing awards in the past 12 months. Again, these achievements are unique within the care sector.
Joanne Strain, Head of Nursing, said: “This is a terrific result for Four Seasons Health Care and real recognition of our growing influence amongst care home nurses in the UK. This is only the start of our journey and I want to dedicate this award to all our tremendous nurses across the FSHC family”.
Carol Cousins, Northern Ireland Managing Director, also commented on the award success. She said: “This award is recognition for inspirational nurse leaders in creating the first clinical nursing journal in the independent care home sector – well done to all involved”.
While CNJ editorial board member, and Clinical Lead Nurse of Cameron House Care Home in Bury, Craig Priestley stated: “I’m so proud we won – the CNJ is one of the best learning resources we have for Four Seasons Nurses. It has shaped and improved nursing practice and helped to improve quality of life – well done to all involved in its production!”
If you’d like to take a look at the award winning journal, it’s available on the Four Seasons website in the publications area.
4 Aug 2017
Following on from the success of last year’s Four Season’s Care Awards, which saw 1,200 nominations and over 80 colleagues, residents and volunteers receiving accolades both at a regional and national level.
This year’s awards are now open!
You can nominate people for the following categories:
- Care Assistant/Support Worker of the Year
- Senior Care Assistant of the Year
- Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant (CHAP/SNCA) of the Year
- Registered Nurse of the Year
- Dementia Care Champion
- Specialist Services Champion
- Personal Activities Lead Champion
- Support Team Member of the Year
- Regional and Central Support Team Member of the Year
- Deputy Home Manager of the Year
- Registered Care Home Manager of the Year
- Regional Manager of the Year
- Resident or Relative Contribution
- Volunteer of the Year
- Our Values Champion
For more information about the categories visit our Care Awards page here. You can nominate colleagues, residents or volunteers from your home here. The deadline for nominations is 5pm on 30th September 2017.
Who will be your 2017 champions?
18 Jul 2017
On Friday 14th July 2017, Four Seasons Health Care was represented by the team from Arches Care Home in Belfast in three categories at the National Learning Disability Awards.
The event, held annually in Birmingham, celebrates excellence in the support for people with learning disabilities and aims to pay tribute to those individuals or organisations that excel in providing quality care.
The team at the Arches picked up two awards at the ceremony.
The trio of Suzanne Johnston, Catherine McCallister and Paul Lundy were named as the ‘Learning Disability Nurses of the Year’.
In addition to this prestigious accolade the Arches Care Home won the award for ‘Supporting Older People with Learning Disability Award’.
Lorraine Kirkpatrick, Regional Manager for Four Seasons in Belfast said: “Four Seasons were the only double award winners of the night – what a fantastic achievement! Well done to my colleagues at the Arches who make such a difference to the lives of people with a learning disability. I’m so proud of my wonderful team”.
Joanne Strain¸ Head of Nursing at Four Seasons Health Care, said: “This is fantastic recognition for the dedicated staff at Arches Care Home. It is well deserved and we are so proud of everyone. You all deserve the recognition”.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Arches Care Home in Belfast, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Judy Brown
144 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3EQ
028 906 58274
028 906 57 670