Bramley Court, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Bramley Court, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Bramley Court, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Bramley Court Care Home in Histon, Cambridgeshire provides quality residential, nursing and dementia care in an environment of comfortable luxury.

The nursing and care teams ensure that both individuals and couples can live a better quality of life by receiving unparalleled levels of care, stimulation and social interaction that improve overall health and well-being.

A world away from what many people would consider a typical care home, Bramley Court offers a warm and welcoming environment with that homely feel that is enjoyed by residents, their families and friends.

Bramley Court take a serious and compassionate approach to care where experienced staff make residents’ needs their priority. The care provider ensure that staff are continually developing their training and skills to ensure they are qualified and confident in catering for anything that residents may need help with, both physically and mentally.

Group: Carebase Ltd

Person in charge: Lisa Houghton (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 72 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Down Syndrome • Huntington's Disease • Parkinson's Disease • Stroke

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 72

Rooms with ensuite WC: 72

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Separate Dementia Care Unit • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • 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

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Bramley Court: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

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Reviews

9.1 Bramley Court has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.094)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Bramley Court 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 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bramley Court in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 6 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 4.677 for Bramley Court is calculated as follows: ( (116 Excellents x 5) + (48 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 167 Ratings = 4.677

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 4.417 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bramley Court is based on 6 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 14.4 positive Reviews (72 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 14.4 Target = 0.417

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


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    11
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bramley Court?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bramley Court

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    4
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Husband of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Niece of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Wife of Resident/Service User
    2
  • more

Bramley Court care home, where my husband has been since April 2017 have given him love, attention and empathy during his time there. They have been wonderful with him and acted over and above what is needed. For example, they took him in a car to Ely, where at his request had fish and chips, then to the river where they had a bottle of prosecco in the car and gave my husband and I a glass each. Cushions and blanket taken for his comfort.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramley Court? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

Arranged two-week respite care for my husband. Staff very helpful and friendly. The home had a welcoming and very pleasant atmosphere so I had no hesitation in leaving my husband in their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramley Court? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My mother has been at Bramley Court for three months now and we are most impressed by the care and the range of activities on offer.
All the staff are caring, kind and sensitive to my mother's needs. She is supported in an unobtrusive and respectful manner, which allows her to retain her dignity despite having dementia. My mother is excited to be involved in the various activities and trips which are available.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramley Court? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My wife has been in Bramley Court for three years, the home is well run and the staff are very good indeed. Bramley has become part of my family now. The staff are all so happy and friendly and I could not ask for more with the love and affection they show to both I and my wife. Bramley Court makes my life that much easier to live without my wife because they care for us both really.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramley Court? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

Excellent room, lovely caring staff, plentiful good food, good facilities (community room etc) activities to keep residents occupied if required.
Two very minor puzzles, There was a non-functioning clock was in my mother's room which when I provided batteries worked fine, although there was nowhere to hang it, why was it there?
Also, my mother has a pain relief patch in the daytime, the carers were not allowed to touch them and the nurses seemed very random in applying/removing, sometimes missing altogether.
Hopefully both of these would be resolved during a longer stay.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramley Court? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Some problems with stoma care, otherwise fine.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramley Court? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Amazing staff, they made my fathers last few months very comfortable, wouldn't have wanted him to be anywhere else. They staff went over and beyond, and I can't thank them enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramley Court? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My mother was unwell when she came into the care of the staff at Bramley Court, she was made to feel very at home by everyone and she settled surprisingly quickly. After a week they had managed to encourage her to eat in the dining room sometimes, and to even to on an outing. I was amazed at the difference in her, she now has some bad days but when she feels better she seems to enjoy.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramley Court? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

We continue to be very impressed by the care, professionalism and warm friendliness of the staff. My aunt has dementia and Parkinson's and they are patient with her at all times. They are excellent at caring for her physical and emotional needs, as her condition has deteriorated. We could not be more pleased. The room is clean and her clothes are well maintained.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramley Court? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

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: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My mother settled in well and enjoys the continuity of care, the wonderful activities, companionship of staff and residents. The attitude of staff is calm, positive and active response to issues arising and this gives an upbeat feeling to events etc.
Mother says the staff are kind to her and sensitive when washing and doing personal care. Painting her nails is so fun and she likes the hairdresser too. Foot care - chiropody needs to be done more regularly.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramley Court? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

My mother lived at Bramley Court for the last 7 and a half years of her life, initially with residential care and later with dementia care. I can very highly recommend it. In particular the care staff were wonderful, always attentive, caring and ensuring her well-being. Management of the home was not entirely satisfactory during the first few years, but in the last 4 years has been very good.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramley Court? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Care provided is of excellent quality- staff are very attentive and caring, facilities are clean, light and homely.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramley Court? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

Since moving into Bramley Court last July, mum has improved so much. She seems really settled and at home. The staff are more than caring, and everything is brilliant. There is a pleasant atmosphere and everyone is friendly.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramley Court? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

Since my father-in-law moved in last August we have had nothing but praise for Bramley. They have made him feel very safe and he is now eating a normal healthy diet and is kept clean and presentable. He is so happy with all the staff, which gives us peace of mind when we go on holidays. Any queries or concerns we have are taken on board straight away or have already been picked up and noted. We are so pleased he is in Bramley and know that his final years will be happy and safe.

How likely would you be to recommend Bramley Court? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Awards / Recognitions

April 2017

Top 20 Mid-size Care Home Groups 2017

Recipient: Carebase Ltd

Date: Saturday 01 Apr 2017

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February 2016

July 2014

Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Lisa

Lisa Houghton

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

Lisa Houghton joined the team as Registered Manager at Bramley Court in February 2017. She is a registered nurse and has a wealth of experience and skills in nursing, residential and dementia care, with several years of experience of managing care homes for the elderly.

Care Home Idol 2016

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