A warm welcome to Buttermeads

We are a small household in which we support you if you living with dementia at the later stages

Who we support in Buttermeads

Buttermeads is a small household supporting up to 9 people – if you are living with dementia at the later stages you may need support with all aspects of daily living. This may include personal care, assistance with mealtimes, mobility and communication. We have a dedicated staff team who understand that your support is very important and are skilled in creating occupation which focusses on the tactile and sensory.

You may still be able to communicate with us and tell us what you enjoy and we understand that we may need to be creative to understand what this is and that you may need us to look for non verbal prompts or be conscious of your body language.

More about our approach

Emotionally led support

We all need to feel loved, valued, heard

CQC Rated Outstanding

The highest possible rating consistently awards

The right environment

An emphasis on the visual and tactile

Butterfly Household Model

We live and work together and have no barriers between staff and family

Living with the later stages of dementia

The journey of dementia can be a long one and if you are living in the later stages, it probably means that your ability to respond cognitively may have been significantly impaired and you may need more physical support every day. It is important to understand that this is not a house necessarily supporting you at end of life – your experience of living with later stage dementia can be a long one and that is why we believe that we can connect with you if we learn how you communicate.

Even when our cognitive ability is challenged we are still emotional beings who enjoy comfort, love and security and nothing gives us more pleasure that seeing you happy, giving us a smile or responding to music. We also know how important your life has been to you and we find out all we can about this and surround you with things which keep this a close part of your present reality.

Specialist nursing support

We are a nursing home and have qualified nurses on duty 24 hours a day. We have a policy of ‘growing our own’ – this means that we identify staff who really understand our ethos and have a passion for what they do and we support them through their nursing. This means that they offer clinical expertise balanced with understanding the emotional impacts of living with dementia. Our existing nurses also have specialist degrees in Frailty. We have students on placement throughout the year from three local universities.

Our wider team – including support staff, maintenance, domestic, catering and laundry – all receive mandatory training in the importance of Quality of Life and how to change the moment so you live well.

We work alongside outside services such as GPs, Dementia Outreach, Primary Integrated Services, Speech and Language Therapy, OTs and Physiotherapists to ensure that we access any support you need.

End of Life Support

All of us are on a journey and it is important that, as we approach the end of our life, we have the opportunity to both live and die well. While our vibrant community promotes community involvement and meaningful occupation, we also care about respecting the dignity of the dying process both for you and your loved ones.

We will work with you and your loved ones to create an advance care plan so we know how you would like to be supported and can make it happen the way you choose. When the time comes, you are in charge and your advance care plan helps us to make sure you are surrounded by the people you love, in an environment in which you are comfortable and kept pain free

We are in the process of gaining the Gold Standards Accreditation, a national recognition of quality end of life support.

Gold Standards Framework

Find us at

0115 9256996 lisa@landermeads.com
Landermeads, 265 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottingham, UK

Our Leadership Team

Zebbie Chilink, Clinical Lead Nurse – zebbie@landermeads.com / zebbie.chilink@nhs.net / 07547 963867

When I was growing up, I constantly needed medical attention. I underwent two major procedures that resulted in complications and instilled in me a desire to care for others. It became a personal gratitude to reciprocate the care I received during my time of vulnerability.

In 1994-1998, I studied Nursing and Midwifery at University of Malawi and worked as a Nurse Manager at the Children’s Oncology Unit at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (Malawi).

In May 2021, I joined the Landermeads family as an RN, caring for the elderly with dementia with integrity, empathy, good communication skills, patience, a positive attitude, and sensitivity to individual needs.

This journey has shown me that our support should centre around promoting the needs and well-being of those in our care by focusing on what the individual has rather than what they may have lost, on how they feel rather than what they recall, viewing things from their point of view, and identifying their coping strategies.

Since joining Landermeads, I have never looked back. It has brought me immense joy and satisfaction. I am always looking for ways to improve the care for all the family including staff and colleagues.


Mandy Giles, House Leader – mandy@landermeads.com / mandy.giles4@nhs.net / 07749 544874

In my Younger years I spent time supporting my Grandad during his end-of-life care and later went on to support my Grandma as she became older and more frail.

This in turn over the years has given me a great passion to support people to live and die well. In my 30s I worked for 10 years in domiciliary care within the community supporting people to live independently in their own homes.

I came to work at Landermeads 12 years ago and am now the House Leader of The Meads. I have a real passion to ensure everyone within our house is treated equally allowing them to help with every day living and accessing the community to further enhance the well being of the family we support.


Zebbie Chilink

Clinical Lead Nurse

Mandy Giles

House Leader

What a visiting professional has to say...

"The staff were instantly able to put her at ease and had a lovely rapport with her ensuring that she felt safe and comfortable throughout."

Visiting Professional

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We are all vulnerable at times

Coming to live in one of our houses or supported living can mean leaving behind the things which have made us secure.

We believe that quality of life comes from understanding our shared vulnerability and working together as a family in which we celebrate who you are.

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