Bramble Lodge, Ilkeston, Derbyshire
Bramble Lodge, Ilkeston, Derbyshire
Bramble Lodge, Ilkeston, Derbyshire

Bramble Lodge is a charming property situated in scenic surroundings, but with convenient transport routes, which is dedicated to the highest quality of residential and dementia care.

Passionate about maintaining a residence that is ideal for the practice of modern care, Bramble Lodge now has three purpose-built extensions that offer en-suite bedrooms, while residents also have access to four comfortable lounges, patios and gardens.

A spacious activities room allows carers to support a versatile lifestyle and personal interests, while the home also has its own hairdressing salon, exercise room, sensory area and library.

Day care packages are also available, as well as a dedicated respite room, with the home looking to make a positive difference to community life in as many ways as possible.

Owner: Winland Care Ltd

Person in charge: Karen Simpson (Care Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 65 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Parkinson's Disease

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 59

Shared Rooms: 3

Rooms with ensuite WC: 59

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single up to £610 , Personal Care Shared (per person) up to £550 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Bramble Lodge to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access


On the main a A609 about two miles outside Ilkeston


Visiting is at any time


Plenty of parking available

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

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

Bed Vacancies

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7.9 Bramble Lodge has a Review Score of 7.9 (7.910)

The Review Score of 7.9 (maximum of 10) for Bramble Lodge 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 Bramble Lodge in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 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 4.833 for Bramble Lodge is calculated as follows: ( (10 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.833

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

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 13 positive Reviews (65 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 13 Target = 0.077

  • 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 Bramble Lodge

  • Friend of Resident/Service User

My friend who had dementia was resident at Bramble Lodge for about six months. I cannot praise too highly the level of care she received from all the staff. Her personal needs were catered for and adapted as her health deteriorated.
The gardens are delightful and provided interest for my friend who was a keen gardener when I took her around them in a wheelchair.
The food is good. The programme of activities is very good and when my friend was no longer able to participate she received one-to-one interaction instead.

When my friend died, the staff did all they could to make us feel cared for as well. We were not pressured into clearing my friend's room, it was all taken care of for us.

This is a lovely home. Thank you

How likely would you be to recommend Bramble Lodge? 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: Excellent

Nigel Cumberland, Director at Bramble Lodge responded to this review on 20 Feb 2018:

Thank you Jo for your kind words. The management and staff work extremely hard to provide a high level of care and a comfortable environment to meet the needs of residents and families at this difficult point in their lives. We are glad that we met with your approval and thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

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