Penrose Care launches Reablement in Social Care course with Ergotech Health Studios

Penrose Care is taking the initiative to offer high quality post-orthopaedic surgery reablement services
Belsize Village, London, 02 October 2013:
Penrose Care is taking the initiative to offer high quality reablement services for persons recovering from orthopaedic surgery. This morning six members of our staff took a Reablement in Social Care course at Ergotec Health Studios in Belsize Village – a customised course created in partnership with Ergotec.

Reablement differs from traditional home care as the goal is to help a person recently discharged from hospital for stroke or an orthopaedic surgery *relearn* everyday activities such as washing and dressing rather than solely assisting them with such activities.

Our reablement offering aims to make up for deficiencies in the NHS/LA-funded reablement programs

Although reablement has been a priority of the Department of Health [(this year alone £850mn in funding is being transferred from the NHS to Local Authorities (LA) for reablement (Source: Mitie, May 2013)] – feedback we’ve received from recipients of the NHS/LA-funded program and care workers providing services under the program suggest it has in practice resulted in a system whereby it is typical for traditional care workers not trained in reablement being sent out on 45 minute visits per day for six weeks. It is therefore no surprise that recent studies have indicated that the DH’s reablement initiative has done little to reduce un-necessary costs to the health system.

At Penrose Care, we’re striving to provide a privately-designed reablement service that involves specialised-trained workers and a comprehensive service that gives sufficient time to actually assist someone regain their ability to conduct their activities of daily living independently.

Robert Stephenson-Padron
Managing Director

Penrose Care
9 McCrone Mews
Belsize Lane
London NW3 5BG (GB)

T 020 7435 2644
F 020 3514 8992


About Penrose Care
Penrose Care was established in 2012 in response to what its founders perceived as a need to fundamentally reform the home care industry in the UK. The vision of Penrose Care is simple – we aspire to deliver an excellent and professional care at home services to our clients combined with compassion, so that all those that we care for feel just that – cared for. We believe that if we are to fulfill our mission of providing “home care with a human touch”, then we have to employ the best care professionals in the industry. We feel that we have just that team, and have built this up by focusing heavily on looking after our staff so that we can be confident in the superior quality of our home care services. Penrose Care is headquartered in Belsize Village, north London and was founded by Robert Stephenson-Padron, a healthcare research analyst, and Dr. Matthew Knight, a hospital physician.
About Ergotec Health Studios
Ergotec Health Studios offer a one-stop body-shop for clients who require Physiotherapy, Physical Rehabilitation, Sports Injury Therapy, Personal Training, Sports Massage or any specialist Physical Therapy care, from beginners to pro athletes. Whether you have a marathon to run or an illness to fight, it is our aim to offer expert, friendly, personal exercise prescription and manual therapy second-to-none for all musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. Simply, we offer specialist health, fitness and rehab services, either one-to-one or in small classes managed by multiple degree-qualified teams, comprising Chartered Physiotherapists, Human Movement / Exercise Scientists (Biokineticists) and Sport Rehab Therapists. Unique in North London NW3, Ergotec Health Studio is a specialist, private, physical health clinic, not a gym. We are family-owned and managed and recognised by all major private health insurance companies for our Physio. We have around 10 Physical Therapists over 3 floors with 3 treatment rooms and 2 “gyms”, all under one roof.
Penrose Care Ltd is registered and therefore licensed to provide services by the Care Quality Commission (Provider ID: 1-502152385). For more information, please visit


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