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Bradbury House, Braintree, Essex
Bradbury House
Bradbury House

Tel: 0808 137 1456

Located in the heart of the historic town of Braintree, Bradbury House is the very first 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 an outstanding residential care setting.

Bradbury House enjoys an enviable reputation for delivering the very highest standard of residential care in a homely and friendly environment for up to 21 elderly 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 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: Jackie Preston (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 21 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

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

Admission Information: Ages 60+.

Single Rooms: 21

Rooms with ensuite WC: 21

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

Current Bed Vacancies Posted by Bradbury House

Bed Vacancies
(Please Contact Us for further information on our current Bed Vacancies)
posted 04 Jul 2014

Awards / Recognitions

February 2014

Current Recommendations

Recommendation Score: 9.7 (9.738)

The user 'Recommendation Score' (9.7 for Bradbury House) is calculated using a combination of the average of all ratings on user Recommendations submitted in the last 2 years, and the total number of user recommendations submitted in relation to the number of beds at the care home. The maximum Recommendation Score is 10. To see more about the carehome.co.uk user recommendations please click here.

Review of Bradbury House on Thursday 26 June 2014 by Mary F (Resident for 4 weeks)

Staff were consistently kind, cheerful and respectful. They treated the residents with sympathy and understanding.

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Review of Bradbury House on Thursday 15 May 2014 by Marion J (Daughter of resident)

I recommend Bradbury House for being the ultimate in caring for residents, staff are totally dedicated to the needs of residents and you can feel the genuine love they have for all the residents. The home is happy, friendly and every goes the extra mile - especially to give help and give reassurance to relatives. The regular outings and activities are excellent, varied and have been given great thought. In short, relatives can have peace of mind.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Bradbury House on Tuesday 30 July 2013 by Cheryl L (friend of resident)

Caring staff always doing something extra for the residents. Activities organised all the time to make those less able entertained.

Review of Bradbury House on Thursday 13 June 2013 by Maurice M (Cousin of resident)

My cousin has been looked after very well since coming to the above home four years ago. She also seem very happy when I visit.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Review of Bradbury House on Wednesday 12 June 2013 by Nigel Sadler (Son of resident)

I would highly recommend Bradbury House care home. The manageress and staff are absolutely wonderful. The residents are entertained and many different outings are arranged for them and they thoroughly enjoy themselves. My mother has been a resident for nearly six years and during this time the love and care she has been given is brilliant.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Review of Bradbury House on Tuesday 11 June 2013 by Joanna M (Daughter of resident)

My mother's quality of life has been really excellent since she moved into Bradbury House. She is cared for with dignity and her personal wishes met. She is loved by staff and thoroughly enjoys all the trips out and visitors engaged to entertain residents. I would not hesitate to recommend the house to others.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Review of Bradbury House on Wednesday 5 June 2013 by Carol Tokley (Daughter of ex-resident)

My Mum was a resident in Bradbury House for 5 years up until last November and the care and attention she received from the staff was wonderful. The staff and manager were always on hand for relatives too, putting their minds at rest on any worries. The food was always freshly prepared and appetising - residents were always encouraged to drink plenty too and taken to the toilet at regular intervals. I visited the home three times a week, and Mum always looked lovely (jewellery to match her outfit) and she really enjoyed all the activities and outings. A lovely home from home with wonderful staff.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Bradbury House on Tuesday 4 June 2013 by Patricia Vincent (Relative of past resident)

Bradbury House is a wonderful home from home. The staff are always aware of each resident's needs and sympathetic to their requirements. There is always someone on hand should relatives have any concerns and be in need of advice or a quiet chat. The residents are always encouraged to take part in the many activities and outings arranged throughout the year.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Bradbury House on Monday 3 December 2012 by Clare Hemdane (Visitor)

Bradbury House is a very unique, happy and homely residential home. All the staff are very kind and always helpful. Residents are very well cared for.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Bradbury House on Monday 3 December 2012 by Lili Hattam (Resident)

I looked at Bradbury House and new this was the home where I wanted to live and am so happy now after being here for 3 months. A excellent home from home everything is wonderful. Food, manager, staff, my room and all the activities. I am not lonely any more.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Bradbury House on Monday 3 December 2012 by Joyce Brewster (Resident)

Excellent individual health and personal kindness and love. Atmosphere lovely. Excellent activities, have been ice skating for the first time in my life at 91 years old. Excellent birthday celebration, very special to every resident. Very good wholesome food.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Bradbury House on Thursday 29 November 2012 by Tom Chappell (son of resident)

My father has been in Bradbury house for the last six moths and has been welcomed into the home in a warm and welcoming manner. The care he has received has been outstanding in every way and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. Bradbury house may not have the grounds and facilities of some of the other homes but more than compensates with their care and understanding.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Bradbury House on Monday 19 November 2012 by Leah Moull (Grandaughter of resident)

Bradbury House provides every bit of care and love any family could ask for, all staff take their time to get to know each resident individually and express constant love and care for all residents. It was always a joy to visit my nan in the home and I know that the entire family appreciate all the care that was given to my nan during her stay at Bradbury. As a family we received so much support when my nan passed away and are so grateful for the home as it gave my nan all the care she needed and more.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Bradbury House on Friday 28 September 2012 by Marion J (Daughter of Resident)

Bradbury House feels like home for residents, family and visitors from the moment you step in the door. The staff are truly amazing, going the 'extra mile' in every respect of residents care. The comprehensive and varied activity programme, including regular outings contributes to the well being and community spirit amongst the residents. All meals, snack and beverages are catered for on an individual basis and are of a high quality. Above all, residents are treated with consideration and respect whilst maintaining the happy family atmosphere.

Review of Bradbury House on Thursday 23 August 2012 by Bernard Webber (Son of Resident)

First class care. Great activities programe. Fab staff.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Review of Bradbury House on Thursday 23 August 2012 by Brenda W (Daughter-in-law of resident)

I feel it is only due to the excellent staff at Bradbury House that we still have Mum with us today, due to the vigilance of the senior staff, especially Karen & Nikki who we owe so much too.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Review of Bradbury House on Wednesday 22 August 2012 by Les Webber (Son of Resident)

We moved my mother from another home 10 years ago after a number of near death experiences due to lack of care. The fact she has survived 10 years and is brighter and stronger is down to Niki and Karen and staff. She owes her life to them.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Review of Bradbury House on Wednesday 15 August 2012 by Jennifer Jordan (Daughter of Resident)

This is an older style property, therefore they do not have the luxury of modern facilities with regard to large rooms and all ensuite bathrooms. However the attention to care and personal consideration of each resident is paramount and therefore leads to the well being and respect of its vulnerable residents. Its not how large the care home is, it is the quality of care within it.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Bradbury House on Wednesday 1 August 2012 by Lucy Mulqueen (Granddaughter of Resident)

An excellent care home. My grandmother was very well looked after and she was very happy the time she spent at Bradbury House.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Bradbury House on Monday 30 July 2012 by Noreen W (Sister-in-law of Resident)

Exceptional care from manager and staff. Very friendly care workers on every visit I make. I have been visiting Bradbury House for many years and would not want my sister-in-law anywhere else.

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Bradbury House on Monday 30 July 2012 by Sylvia M (Daughter of Resident)

1. All the staff are fully trained in care home etiquette. 2. Friendly with good sense of humour but not at resident's expense. 3. Very good selection of entertainment to keep residents amused and happy. 4. Trips out are excellent. 5. Very good choice of food and presentation. 6. Management and staff work extremely hard to make this a very special care home.

Review of Bradbury House on Wednesday 25 July 2012 by Sue Holmes (Granddaughter of Resident)

My grandmother lived at Bradbury House for 6 1/2 years, recently died of 'old age' aged 100. Also my mother has been a resident since February 2012, her condition much improved with the care she receives. It is a very happy home, run by dedicated staff who go out of their way to care for their residents. Best care home in Braintree.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Bradbury House on Monday 23 July 2012 by Joanna M

I am convinced that my mother would not be alive now if she had been anywhere else. Her quality of life is very good and she is loved by care staff. Relatives are welcomed and the dignity of all the residents is consistently high within the ethos of the home.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Review of Bradbury House on Monday 23 July 2012 by Brian F (Resident)

Considered views based on 2 years residence. The quality of our staff is particulary outstanding and deserves a special mention. The standard of care far surpasses that of other care homes in the district

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Review of Bradbury House on Monday 23 July 2012 by Wendy F (Wife of Resident)

Prior to Brian's residence I checked several other care homes in the area and thought Bradbury House the best, which it has proved to be.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Review of Bradbury House on Monday 23 July 2012 by Carol C (Daughter of Resident)

My mother resident of 9 years at Bradbury House, recently passed away, received excellent care and endless kindness throughout all her time at Bradbury House. So grateful that Bradbury House offered end of life care and that my mother died in a place she was happy and at home! Staff so kind, many including the manager attended her funeral.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Bradbury House on Monday 23 July 2012 by Joan Burgess (Daughter of Resident)

My mother a resident for 8 years until her passing recently, received excellent care from a kind caring compassionate team of carers. End of life was with compassion, dignity and pain free. Peace of mind for myself, constant support from manager and staff.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Bradbury House on Monday 23 July 2012 by Valerie Moore (Daughter of Resident)

Mum Hilda Wiltshire is 101 years old and very well looked after at all times.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Review of Bradbury House on Monday 23 July 2012 by Vanessa M (Daughter of Resident)

My grandmother was a resident at Bradbury House for 6 years, she died in June 2012 at Bradbury House. The care, love and dignity shown to my grandmother and myself (plus all her relatives) went beyond outstanding; absolutely nothing was ever too much trouble. My mother is also a resident here. She has improved so much with the love and care received by all the staff. This is a lovely place, what makes it so special is the fact that it is a place where you feel part of one big happy family. I highly recommend Bradbury House.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Bradbury House on Monday 23 July 2012 by Doreen Worthington (Resident)

I am extremely well looked after, nothing is too much trouble for the staff. I am very happy here, I feel part of a big family. We have lots of fun with activities, parties and outings. The food is amazing, really outstanding. The staff are very friendly, happy and cheerful all the time.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Bradbury House on Monday 23 July 2012 by Graham H (Son-in-law of Resident)

Bradbury House is a care home in the true sense of the word. The staff are terrific and work their socks off caring for residents. I visit my Mother-in-law six times a week and I've never heard a word of complaint. Bradbury House is a lovely friendly care home. The best.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Review of Bradbury House on Monday 23 July 2012 by Vera K (Resident)

Comfortable and caring, plenty of freedom. Very good meals.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Bradbury House on Monday 23 July 2012 by Tom Chappell (Son of Resident)

My father has been a resident of bradbury House for only a couple of months, but has been welcomed into the home warmly. The staff are very enthusiastic and take care to include him in all the various activities and trips out to local places of interest. It is comforting to know that he is being cared for 24/7 by dedicated, friendly staff.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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