Bradbury House, Braintree, Essex
Bradbury House, Braintree, Essex
Bradbury House, Braintree, Essex

Located in the heart of the historic town of Braintree, Bradbury House is the very first retirement home in the Caring Homes family. The home dates in part from the 17th century and, following a comprehensive and sympathetic conversion, retains many original features whilst also providing a superb residential care setting that marks it as one of the most outstanding care homes in Braintree.

Bradbury House care & retirement home in Essex enjoys an enviable reputation for delivering the very highest standard of residential care in a homely and friendly environment for older people. This highly sought after home is renowned for its ‘home from home’ ambience. Period features, such as wooden beams and the inglenook fireplace in the living room, contribute to the home’s comfortable and welcoming atmosphere.

Bradbury House care home has very strong local community links and residents regularly enjoy the many amenities Braintree has to offer, including coffee and tea shops, the museum and local theatre.

Group: Caring Homes Group

Person in charge: Jolene Anderson (Home Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 20 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Cancer Care • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Huntington's Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 60+.

Single Rooms: 20

Rooms with ensuite WC: 20

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile

Latest CQC* Report on Bradbury House: click here

* Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

Bed Vacancies

Bed Vacancies

posted 04 Jan 2017

Please call 0808 223 5411 or email enquiries@caringhomes.org for further information on the current Bed Vacancies at Bradbury House.

Reviews

9.3 Bradbury House has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.293)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Bradbury House is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bradbury House in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Care Home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Care Home receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.543 for Bradbury House is calculated as follows: ( (43 Excellents x 5) + (24 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 70 Ratings = 4.543

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Care Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered beds. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered beds has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    The 4.75 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bradbury House is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 4 positive Reviews (20 registered beds ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 4 Target = 1.000

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    4
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bradbury House?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    4
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bradbury House

  • Resident / Service User
    2
  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Mother of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Niece of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Volunteer
    1
  • more

Bradbury House has had no oven for a good few weeks. It's disgusting as the staff are trying to manage a hot and healthy meal for the residents without a complete way of cooking, so the staff are under stress about trying to provide a hot healthy meal which is desperately needed to keep residents as healthy as possible and for them to be given something tasty and hot and appetising, as it is a struggle to get some residents to eat anyway. This needs urgent action and we don't blame any of Bradbury House' staff. The staff are making the effort to do the best they can and have, in their own time, made food at home to bring in which they have cooked.

How likely would you be to recommend Bradbury House? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Very Poor

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Jolene Anderson, Home Manager at Bradbury House responded to this review on 20 Dec 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to review Bradbury House. We really appreciate all feedback. At Bradbury House we take great pride in ensuring we deliver high-quality care and facilities meeting all residents’ requests and needs. Please be assured that while we awaited the new oven and obligatory changes to the ventilation system, residents continued to receive nutritious hot meals daily, cooked on the premises. Our dedicated catering team produced a varied and healthy menu using the hob and table top cookers, providing choice and meeting the needs of every resident’s individual dietary requirements.

Addressing a second point, we are happy to report that since the review a new Activities Coordinator has started at Bradbury House and is providing engaging daily activities for the residents. We always welcome the opportunity to improve and hope that you will continue to share your suggestions with us in the home in future. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts with us.

My uncle is 88 years old and was finding life more challenging. He lives on his own independently but was unable to care for himself. When I was alerted to his condition, he needed urgent help. Bradbury House in Braintree was recommended and they had a room available. My uncle had two very happy weeks with them. The care they provided was excellent. The whole staff team were kind, professional and caring. They made a huge difference to his health and well-being. He is now at home again.

How likely would you be to recommend Bradbury House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Fantastic staff, friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean, well proportioned and the care home has a home feel with a good community atmosphere. Very clean home and all the staff really focus on the needs of the residents and the care that they provide is the best that I have seen.

How likely would you be to recommend Bradbury House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

It was a lovely stay in the circumstances. The nurses will do anything for you.

How likely would you be to recommend Bradbury House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Well looked after and good food.

How likely would you be to recommend Bradbury House? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I think it's a very, very good home that offers me lots to do. Lovely staff and clean and tidy.

How likely would you be to recommend Bradbury House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Jolene

Jolene Anderson

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2015

Description:

As Manager of Bradbury House, Jolene leads her professional staff team in delivering the highest level of residential care for up to 21 residents.

Jolene has worked in elderly care for the past seven years, in which time she has gained experience in supporting people living with dementia. She has also held a Compliance Auditing role, in which she was responsible for ensuring high quality care was being delivered across the care home group. She has completed a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care and is currently working towards her NVQ Level 5 in Management and Leadership.

This wide-ranging experience has equipped Jolene well for her role at Bradbury House, where she will be working hard to ensure that those in her care lead happy and fulfilling lives, whilst maintaining choice over the care and support they receive.

‘I strongly believe that a hands-on approach is essential in creating a safe, warm and homely atmosphere where our residents can maintain their independence.’

As someone who is dedicated to best practice in elderly care, Jolene believes in maintaining strong relationships with residents and their relatives and understands the important contribution that these relationships make to the successful running of a care home.

Away from work, Jolene lives locally and enjoys running, dancing and spending time with her family.

Care Home Idol 2016

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