Barham Care Centre, Ipswich, Suffolk
Barham Care Centre, Ipswich, Suffolk
Barham Care Centre, Ipswich, Suffolk

Known locally as the Old Rectory Nursing Home but now renamed as the Barham Care Centre, it has an unsurpassed reputation for its homely atmosphere and friendly staff.

The home is situated on the edge of Barham village with shops and local amenities a short distance away. Its rural location also allows residents the opportunity to enjoy outings around the village using a network of smooth footpaths, or to simply sit in the sunshine using one of the secluded gardens. As variety is the spice of life excursions are regularly organised to special events and places of interest.

Although smaller then the Baylham Care Centre with a capacity for 34 residents it offers the same levels of service, these include visits by: chiropodists, dentists, opticians, religious ministers, hairdressers and many more. If needed residents will be transported by adapted minibuses to the Baylham Care Centre for specialist treatments or therapies.

Group: Cardinal Healthcare

Person in charge: Tina Kerry (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 34 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment

Specialist Care Categories: Cancer Care • Epilepsy • Hearing Impairment • Orthopaedic • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Single Rooms: 26

Shared Rooms: 4

Rooms with ensuite WC: 16

Weekly Charges Guide: Nursing Care Single £512 – £610 , Nursing Care Shared (per person) £440 – £460

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest CQC* Report on Barham Care Centre: click here

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

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 9.1 (9.119)

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Barham Care Centre

Although dad was only at Barham care Centre for 5 weeks, he had settled in really quickly and well having had a lengthy stay of 3 months in hospital prior to his move. The staff are very professional and caring and were able to manage dads complex needs well, nothing was ever too much trouble. Tina the manager was always available and kept good communication with us. If you are looking for a nice homely and caring environment, I recommend a visit.

How likely would you be to recommend Barham Care Centre? Extremely likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Barham Care Centre

I could not be more great full of the short time my grand mother was at barham. The staff are caring, understanding, accommodating, hard working, kind and really do listen to every need my grandmother and ourselves had. For myself and I know the rest of the family, it was a great comfort to know she was in a environment that felt like home. I would recommend Barham care home to any family that is looking for a warm, friendly, interactive and kind care home for a loved one. They really could not have done more for us and more importantly they could not have cared more for my beautiful grandmother.

How likely would you be to recommend Barham Care Centre? Extremely likely

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

Barham Care Centre

The care staff cared for my dad like he was most important, not just another seat at the dining table. he was clean and smelt lovely, shaved properly and his time was occupied in lots of ways by their trained people. Days out, games, singing, service by a local church and pottering in their little garden. Everyone was chatty to dad and smiling which he loved.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Barham Care Centre

Very friendly staff, always checking on your room to see if you are comfortable or in need of anything. The rooms and home are kept very tidy and the food is good. All the staff muck in, our best home yet, a really lovely holiday.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Barham Care Centre

On entry to the home it is a friendly atmosphere, (no nasty smells) plenty of staff around, activities to get involved with, and my mum was in the poetry room, staff were very helpful and informative.

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

Barham Care Centre

Extremely satisfied with everything especially the staff.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Barham Care Centre

Staff are very understanding and caring, nothing is too much trouble to make residents feel at home. Daily activities are provided, meals are good and food is adequate. I can recommend this care home.

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: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Barham Care Centre

All staff gave the impression that nothing was too much trouble, even though they were clearly efficiently going about their work. All took the trouble to quickly learn family names and we were made to feel welcome and comfortable. We felt the standard of care for my dad was exceptional. My two sons who visited their grandad from time to time were surprised to find how lovely all staff were, as they only knew of care homes from the negative press some attract. Took all family wishes into consideration and quickly came to recognise individuals in their care.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

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