Hill Barn, Norwich, Norfolk
Hill Barn, Norwich, Norfolk
Hill Barn, Norwich, Norfolk

Hill Barn is a traditional Norfolk Barn dating back some 300 years, offering residential care for 25 elderly ladies and gentlemen. The home believes each resident should be treated as an individual with the emphasis on maintaining privacy and dignity at all times. The home offers a wide variety of social activities and actively encourages residents to maintain family and community contacts. Hill Barn stands in spacious and attractively landscaped gardens providing ample space for residents to walk and enjoy the scenic countryside views. There is a paved patio area with seating which allows residents to take an interest in the fishpond and raised flowerbeds. All accommodation is on the ground floor and is of a high standard. Some rooms have their own patios. Nearly all have ensuite facilities and Residents are encouraged to personalise their living space with the addition of personal belongings such as pictures and furniture to enhance and compliment the warm and homely environment that Hill Barn provides.

Owner: R Smart and Dr M Smart

Person in charge: Lynsey Spearing (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 26 Service Users

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

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

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 26

Rooms with ensuite WC: 21

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other 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 Care Quality Commission* Report on Hill Barn: click here

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

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8 Hill Barn has a Review Score of 8 (8.010)

The Review Score of 8 (maximum of 10) for Hill Barn 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 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Hill Barn 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.

  • 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 4.818 for Hill Barn is calculated as follows: ( (9 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 11 Ratings = 4.818

  • 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 3.192 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Hill Barn is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 5.2 positive Reviews (26 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 5.2 Target = 0.192

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

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Reviewer Connection to Hill Barn

  • Friend of Resident/Service User

I visited my dear friend, (ex-neighbour), approximately once a week from the time it was no longer able to live independently. Hill Barn had been recommended to me by another of my neighbours whose mother had been a resident until her death. I suggested to my friend’s son that he should visit to assess the suitability of Hill Barn for his father and as he was impressed, put his father on the waiting list for a room with an outdoor access.
From the day a room became available, my friend was looked after with kindness and understanding. He had his 99th birthday in October and I visited on Monday 27th January which sadly proved to be my last, as he passed away peacefully within in a week of my visit. As a retired SRN / Midwife, I thought the care from the friendly staff was excellent

How likely would you be to recommend Hill Barn? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

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: Don't Know

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June 2014

Six Steps

Recipient: Hill Barn

Date: Monday 09 Jun 2014

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