Bramble Cottage

18 Carden Avenue, Patcham, Brighton BN1 8NA

Bramble Cottage is a charming residence, offering a team of skilled carers fully-resourced to carrying out person-centred care for up to twenty-eight people.

The home is situated in a pleaceful residential area, making for a relaxing location to receive care and to maintain a confident and satisfying lifestyle, while having access to carers throughout the day and night.

A spacious lounge makes for a great social atmosphere and carers are welcoming to family and visiting loved ones. All bedrooms are en-suite and downstairs rooms have French doors opening out onto well-kept gardens.

Owner: Bramble Care Homes Ltd

Person in charge: Diana Shaw (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Brighton & Hove City Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 28 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 24

Shared Rooms: 2

Rooms with ensuite WC: 26

Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Bramble Cottage: click here

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

Overview

The Review Score of 7.9 (maximum of 10) for Bramble Cottage is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bramble Cottage in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.2 out of 5 from 1 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 4.75 for Bramble Cottage is calculated as follows: ( (27 Excellents x 5) + (9 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 4.75

  • 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 3.179 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bramble Cottage is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 5.6 positive Reviews (28 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 5.6 Target = 0.179

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

7.9 Bramble Cottage has a Review Score of 7.9 (7.929) from 3 Reviews


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    2
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bramble Cottage?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    3
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bramble Cottage

  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    1

Mum originally arrived for 2 weeks respite care, having always been adamant she didn't want to leave her home of nearly 50 years. Over the next few weeks, however, she became more settled - enjoying her foom with its views of the garden and local bird and wildlife, and welcoming the care, support and attention of the manager and her staff - and now she has been a resident for nearly 9 months. The ensuite facilities in her room afford privacy and comfort, helped by being able to personalise the room with some of her own personal effects and furniture, whilst the communal facilities for dining and social activities enable her to meet and socialise with other residents when she wishes. If she wants to remain in her room, I feel reassured that she still sees members of the friendly and caring staff who regularly pop in during the day with cups of tea, medicines or to do the cleaning. Residents are encouraged to let staff know if they have particular needs or requirements (e.g. food), individual's dietary needs are recorded and managed effectively and the in-house chef and manager hold regular meetings with residents, inviting suggestions for the new season's menus.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramble Cottage? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Diana Shaw, Manager at Bramble Cottage responded to this review on 21 May 2018:

Thank you for your kind comments.

Very impressed by the pleasant atmosphere and lovely surroundings both internally and outside. The gardens were a real joy to all who saw them. Care by all was much appreciated, it was done with great kindness and respect.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramble Cottage? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We are delighted with the care and support that our friend is receiving. The house is always clean, the staff welcoming and responsive and the grounds are beautiful. We could not ask for more.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramble Cottage? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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