Little Bramingham Farm

Leamington Road, Luton LU3 3XF

Little Bramingham Farm, based on the outskirt of Luton, Bedfordshire, offers excellent residential and respite care. All rooms are light and airy with an en-suite bathroom. The home also features relaxing communal spaces for residents to enjoy such as a cosy lounge, dining room and beautiful garden that’s perfect for spending time with family and friends.

The dedicated team understand that each resident is different and create a personalised care plan to ensure their needs are met Staff are committed to making sure Little Bramingham Farm feels like home for every resident.

Little Bramingham Farm is a residence owned by the charity, Friends of the Elderly, whose mission it is to provide individual professional, dignified care services in a home from home setting.

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Group: Friends of the Elderly Group

Person in charge: Emma Lawrence (Registered Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Luton Borough Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 25 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Admission Information: Old Age. Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 25

Rooms with ensuite WC: 25

Fees information:

Fees are based on an assessment of individual care needs and will be calculated following a visit. Please contact the home by telephone or email to discuss any aspect of finding a care home.

Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Stairlift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Visiting:

No specific visiting hours.

Parking:

Car park in the front of the building

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Little Bramingham Farm: click here

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.7 out of 10 for Little Bramingham Farm is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Bramingham Farm in Google's Search Results - more info

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

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.735 for Little Bramingham Farm is calculated as follows: ( (154 Excellents x 5) + (46 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 204 Ratings = 4.735

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. 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 maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered maximum number of service users 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.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Bramingham Farm is based on 12 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 5 positive Reviews (25 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 12 Reviews ÷ 5 Target Reached = 1

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

9.7 Little Bramingham Farm has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.735) out of 10 and an Average Rating of 4.7 out of 5 from 17 Reviews over all time


Average Ratings

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Bramingham Farm?

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Reviewer Connection to Little Bramingham Farm

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
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  • Son of Resident/Service User
    5
  • Respite Resident/Service User
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  • Granddaughter of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Sister-in-law of Resident/Service User
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My mother has been in for respite this is her 2nd time and we are really pleased with the care she has received.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bramingham Farm? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My mother has been at Little Bramingham Farm for eighteen months now and is settled and happy there. The care given by all the carers is excellent. Mum has encountered a few medical problems which have been quickly addressed. The staff have been adaptable to her changing needs and have always communicated well with me. Her room is light, airy, well decorated and always kept clean. The surroundings are well maintained and add to the general ambience of the home. Mum joins in a range of stimulating activities and outings. The food is freshly prepared by the cook and several of my relatives including myself have enjoyed eating with Mum in the elegant dining room in the home.
I am very happy that my mother is able to spend her days in such a caring and well-organised home. I highly commend the staff and management for their care and professionalism and would be happy to recommend Little Bramingham Farm to anyone looking for a residential home for their relative.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bramingham Farm? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I do not live in the locality and whenever I visit I feel welcomed and cared for myself! I am confident that the care given is kind and efficient. This is greatly reassuring knowing that my relative is safe and being well looked-after. I always look forward to visiting Little Bramingham Farm - it is like visiting a country hotel rather than a care home. Congratulations to all concerned. When asking my relative about the food she says 'it's all right' ... I hope that Luton is proud of this wonderful care home.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bramingham Farm? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

We found that the facility to be clean and well cared for, staff are friendly, food and support good also. Senior staff very easy to contact and deal with. Would strongly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bramingham Farm? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I have found this care home to be of a very high standard - the home itself is very clean and the staff are very friendly and helpful - the food is of a very high standard and they even have a small kitchen visitors can use to make their own tea and coffee. It has the feel of a family run home.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bramingham Farm? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My mother has been in the home two years in May - she is very happy there and tells us the staff are very caring and kind to her which is clear to see when visiting mum.

We think the facilities there are good and the surrounding area outside gives the appearance of being in the countryside.

Well done Little Bramingham Farm.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bramingham Farm? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Although Mum is not a permanent resident, and only comes for respite care, I know she gets the same lovely care as the permanent residents. She is a very anxious lady but said she felt safe and well looked after when she stayed. I am happy and confident to bring her back this summer for another stay. Her room was bright and sunny with a nice en-suite. The home is comfortable, homely and clean and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. I went to view the home unannounced and the lovely Manager still took the time out to show me around and chat about things.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bramingham Farm? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My mother has been living at Little Bramingham Farm for just over 2 years. Throughout this time her care has been second to none and whilst family visit frequently and are involved in all the major decisions relating to my mother's care we can go about our ordinary lives knowing that she is extremely well looked after. Staff are always friendly, approachable and take time to explain any changes in my mother's condition. In the last few months especially her needs have increased greatly but the carers have taken this all in their stride, liaising with doctors and other healthcare professionals to ensure she receives the best treatment for her condition. They care for her every need professionally but with tenderness and genuine concern. At a particularly difficult time, one of the carers commented that they do their best to always see the individual person behind the needs. I would warmly recommend Little Bramingham Farm to anyone looking for a care home that truly cares.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bramingham Farm? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I cant speak highly enough of the staff and all things connected with the home and the way my father and all residents are treated with respect and dignity.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bramingham Farm? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

The management and staff were very helpful and available at all times. The carers were extremely pleasant and nothing was too much trouble. The way they provided my medication was always prompt and correct. I stayed in respite for 2 weeks and they would be pleased to welcome me back. In all, I enjoyed my stay there.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bramingham Farm? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

When I had to choose a care home for my father, this was the only one where I felt confident he would be well cared for. Two years later I know I made the right decision. My father is warm, well fed and loves his weekly yoga class.
All staff are kind, friendly and helpful.
There is no place like your own home but Little Bramingham Farm is a family and everyone is made to feel at home and part of that family.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bramingham Farm? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We are very pleased with the level of care that is provided to my nan at Little Bramingham Farm. The staff work really hard to ensure that the residents are happy, content and enjoying events with the other residents.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bramingham Farm? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

I visited several care homes before this one. As soon as I walked through the door, the difference was astounding - It was clean no smell, not like a care home at all, more like a cottage hotel. From the management down, all the staff are pleasant and always smiling. Always attentive and nothing is too much trouble. My mother is settled and well looked after, her room is very clean and the staff are always on call even if it is just for a chat.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bramingham Farm? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We have found the home to be very caring and supportive to the needs of my mother. They have looked after her from day one and she has settled well into the home. They are very open to relatives visiting and always take the time to talk to me about how my mother is doing.

The home has a really positive feeling and you can see how the residents enjoy living there. they have set a high standard in residential care.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bramingham Farm? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

This is a 1st Class Care Home and I wish I had found this when first searching for a home for my mother who is 94 years of age. I had to move mum from another care home in Dunstable back in November 2015. The manager and the staff are excellent and will help you with anything if you have a problem or issues. The home is very well kept, clean, bright and friendly. Always a warm welcome. Lots of activities, entertainment and outings are available for the residents which is good to see, and which I have also attended when possible.
The staff are all helpful and friendly.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bramingham Farm? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

What a revelation and lucky find this home is. Having experience of three other homes in this region and one in Exeter, I have some idea of how a care home should be. Somewhere that I walk into and feel relaxed and unworried about her care at all times. I Know that Mum can be difficult, gets up in the night (having no concept of time), has a cup of tea with the night staff, is encouraged to go back to bed and never remembers the next morning but always assures me that she “had an excellent night’s sleep”! Mum has been a resident for 12 months having initially gone in for respite care. During that time, I’ve observed that all staff are excellent, caring, supportive and whilst responsive to calls, never seem rushed or under pressure. She loves the food and the choices with each meal of hot cooked or cold food if she wishes. I feel that because the attitude is constant caring and weekly individual reviews, not just of my Mum but her needs and all aspects of her room, she is safe and happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bramingham Farm? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I have looked at many homes and price to Little Bramingham Farm. My father was in a nursing home. The standard of care at Little Bramingham Farm is excellent. The home/staff are excellent, supportive, caring and care for the residents in a caring dignified way. They are certainly overworked as the residents needs change often for the worse, due to age, but the staff cope. They work without breaks but they are always pleasant, patient and helpful. There's always a warm greeting whatever the day or time. The only concern I would have is food, during the day there is a good wholesome meal. Breakfast is cereal or toast never bacon, eggs or a bacon sandwich. Tea time is poor, soup, toast pate, scrambled egg, yoghurt, ice cream. The meals are often cold. There is no offer of supper and although you may be told the residents can ask, residents often do not like to. Tea trolley is at 7pm after that will not be until morning.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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