• Comprehensive activity programmes are provided by our care teams and are personalised to meet peoples individualised needs and capabilities.
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  • Maintaining independence continues to remain a priority to most individuals as we age and at United Health we are no different. We have always and will always promote and empower every individual’s right to independence.
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  • United Health provide children's services through Barford Children’s Services Limited, an integrated Residential service providing Care, Education and Therapy to looked after children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.
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  • Our ethos and culture is of quality person centred, individualised care and support, promoting privacy and dignity; placing emphasis on client’s choices and preferences and empowerment for individuals with learning disabilities.
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  • Everyone deserves a break. Whether you are a carer or are in need of care yourself, everyone deserves to take some personal time to enjoy and relax and as we all know in a caring environment this can be difficult to achieve.
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  • We endeavour to help to support individuals with their recovery and assist them to integrate in their local community. .
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  • Nursing care is specifically for individuals who require a qualified nursing care team available to them 24 hours a day. That could include people who need intensive rehabilitative care, people with profound physical disabilities and people with chronic conditions.
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  • For individuals who do require dementia assistance we endeavor to make sure that the care they receive is as close as possible to the care that the person would have received in their own home.
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  • Woodview Hydrotherapy Pool is a unique, purpose built facility for all members of the community. With adapted hoisting facilities in all changing rooms and the pool itself, we cater for all. The pool is available for public hire on an hourly basis.
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Coppice & Oakside

Situated in the attractive Derbyshire market town of Ilkeston, and only a stone’s throw from our Churchview and Larklands homes, this lovely care home consists of two bungalows situated side by side. These purpose-built homes allow for the highest care to be delivered to up to ten adults with profound learning and physical disabilities, from the age of eighteen years upwards. The homes are in a predominantly residential part of the town and have the Derbyshire countryside on their doorstep.

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Coppice & Oakside

About the homes

Both houses have bedrooms that are individually decorated to reflect the personality and choices of each resident. The homes also have large and airy communal areas, including lounges and a dining room. Residents from both houses also have access to a sensory room that allows them to experience a range of tactile and visual stimuli. At the rear of the home is a large, secure patio area with decking and a sensory garden consisting of raised beds which allows residents to maintain their own fruit and vegetables.

Coppice and Oakside have a wide range of activities providing stimulation and interest for all our residents. These are organised by a full-time activity coordinator. We always develop our activity plan to reflect our resident’s interests, choices and preferences. As well as activites within the home we also regularly organise trips out for our residents. We want everyone to enjoy a rich and fulfilling life whilst at the home.

We strongly believe in delivering person centred care. No two residents are alike in their personalities or needs and we reflect this in the way we help and support them. We develop individual care plans and each resident has two key workers who deal with specific aspects of a person’s care. We encourage close contact with families and our homes develop close and lasting relationships with relatives. We offer a very high standard of care for everyone, delivered by an experienced and committed team, who do everything they can to make our resident’s lives as rich and fulfilling as possible.

Location & Contact Details

The Coppice and Oakside
Shipley Common Lane



  • Specialist bathing
  • Specialist shower facilities
  • Relaxation room
  • Mini Bus for outings
  • Garden Area
Tel: 0115 944 3690 (Coppice), 0115 932 9603 (Oakside)


Key Staff

Registered Manager
Jayne Dempsey
jayne dempsey
Support Manager
Karen Marsh