Bramley Court Histon, Cambridgeshire
Bramley Court in Histon, Cambridgeshire, takes the high level of elderly care throughout the residential, nursing and dementia services it provides very seriously.
This is Bramley Court’s forte and testament to this is being classed in the top five per cent of care homes achieving the Butterfly Service Home kite mark across the country for its specialist dementia care service. This accreditation is attributed by Dementia Care Matters – an organisation dedicated to bettering the care of those with the illness.
The stylishly-decorated accommodation spread over three floors has a homely and welcoming feel, with a variety of spaces like the bar and lounge areas for social interaction and a well-stocked library for private time.
The purpose-built residential care home enjoys a variety of facilities, which include an on-site hairdressing salon and external services like visiting therapists and chiropodists.
SONAS therapy is very popular at the home, which is an innovative technique that evokes the senses through a series of one-to-one and small group sessions. The effect it has on residents is a dramatic one, particularly with dementia sufferers. They are more responsive, alert and engaged.
The home has close links with the local community and the many events the home holds, like summer fetes or 1940s days, are also open to the community. While, residents enjoy visits from local talent like entertainers and fitness instructors.
Type of care
- Nursing care
- Dementia care
- 67 en-suite bedrooms
- Lounge and dining areas on each floor
- Treatment room
- Hair salon
- Manicured gardens
We promote an active lifestyle at Bramley Court and a wide variety of activities and events are organised to keep our residents occupied each day.
We have forged close links with the community and are constantly visiting local places of interest, as well as bringing in local entertainers into our home.
An example of our activities.
|Monday||2.30pm – Music Therapy|
|Tuesday||11.15am – Exercise and fitness class|
|Wednesday||2.30pm – Art Class|
|Thursday||All day – One to One Aromatherapy|
|Friday||2.30pm – Entertainment Afternoon|
Bramley Court holds Dementia Care Matters’ Butterfly Service kite mark, which is testament to the exceptional level of care our team provides. Each employee is dedicated and compassionate in helping residents feel happy, warm and loved at the home.
Rachael Watts, Home Manager
Maureen Hudson, Deputy Manager
Belinda Costello, Administrator
At Bramley Court we are committed to providing high quality care that is effective and responsive, delivered by expert staff that are well-led and supported in an environment that is safe and secure enabling residents to enjoy a better quality of life.
Here is what the care regulator, The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said about our home:
- We saw kind and caring interactions between staff and people who live at the home. Staff were polite and friendly.
- People were treated with dignity and respect and privacy wishes were understood
- Staff had a good knowledge and understanding of people’s care needs and preferences, responding to changing needs
- People were cared for by staff who were trained and well supported to carry out the role for which they were employed.
- An extensive range of activities were on offer at the home and people were encouraged to be involved as much as they wanted and were able to.
CQC Inspection date: 26/31 March 2015
CQC Report Publication: 1st June 2015
We love to hear from family members and friends about their experiences of life at Bramley Court. How they feel about our home, the care we give and the team that make that possible.
Knowing the ways in which we have made a difference and touched the lives of those in our care – and their loved ones – is what keeps us focused on delivering the highest standard of care at all times.
November 3, 2014
To the staff at Bramley Court
This is just to tell you all how much I appreciate the tender care you gave my dear husband. He was so well cared for and that made all the difference to his long stay at Bramley Court.
Please accept our thanks to you all.
Heather Turner, Ruby's Daughter
March 25, 2014
Dear Bramley Court Staff
My mother could not have wished for better care during her stay at Bramley Court. Thank you so much for making her time there so pleasant. Your caring attitude made such a difference.
Thank you again for everything,
With best wishes,
Heather Turner, Ruby’s Daughter
Vivian, Jenny and Family
July 1, 2013
To everyone who cared for Doreen, I would like to say how wonderful you all were, especially to Maureen and her team in the Cherry Unit. You made her stay at Bramley Court extremely happy and every aspect of her care was exemplary. As relatives you made us feel so welcome and very confident to leave someone so precious to us in your safe hands, and we were able to reassure all her friends and family with this as well.
We will always be grateful to all of you at Bramley Court.
With very best wishes and thanks,
Vivian, Jenny and Family
December 28, 2012
In essence, we are extremley pleased with the care that my mother-in-law receives, and commend all the staff for their kind, cheerful and caring attitude.
December 12, 2011
I have written an official letter of thanks to you to let you know how privilidged we feel to have had Mary placed at Bramley Court.
I am very grateful to all the staff on Cherry Unit. I saw how skilled and kind everyone was to Mary but I also appreciated the time you took to acquaint me with what was happening. You gave me great support and confidence. Thank you.
We are here to help you – please call Bramley Court Care Home on 01223 797 096. If you are looking for a job at Bramley Court please call our recruitment enquiry line on 0844 332 0599.