The New Deanery Care Home in Braintree, Essex

A multi-award winning residential care home

GBCA regional winner 2020

At The New Deanery care home, you can live the way you choose again. You and your family can relax while you enjoy yourself because we’re here to take care of you, 24 hours a day.

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    GBCA regional winner 2020


    5 star food hygiene at the New Deanery Residential care home in Essex

    An introduction to The New Deanery residential care home

    At The New Deanery care home in Braintree the resident is at the heart of everything we do. It is really important to us that people live the days that they choose so we have high staffing levels to ensure our team can provide top quality care 24/7.

    Our award-winning food and drink

    At The New Deanery we understand how important dining is to our residents and our first class catering team has won awards for nutrition and hydration. All food and drink is included in our all-inclusive packages. To find out more, visit our fees page.

    About our care home in Braintree

    Our residential care home in Braintree is a beautiful and historic house, set in glorious ten acre grounds, and it can be your home for life: we’ll care for you through ups and downs, and if you need more specialist nursing care our sister care home, St Mary’s Court, is right next door.

    Above all, by moving to The New Deanery you can retain your independence and quality of life, safe in the knowledge that our highly trained team is always at hand to help.

    About our care home in Braintree

    Testimonials about our care homes

    “I will have lived at The Deanery three years in April. I decided to relocate and move into a care home because I lived in Cornwall and it was too far for my family to travel to see me. My son looked at a lot of different homes on my behalf and chose The Deanery because of its location and the overall feel of the home. What I like best about The Deanery is that the care staff are marvellous to me.”

    Resident - at The Deanery

    “I have lived at The Deanery for 11 years. After losing my husband I was unable to live by myself and I couldn’t live with my son as I couldn’t cope with stairs, so coming into a care home was the best choice for me. I chose The Deanery because I lived locally and I had always heard good things about it. It was highly recommended by lots of people, and when I came to visit I liked the homely feel of the home. What I like best about the Deanery is that the care staff are amazing and actually care, and the grounds are beautiful in the summer.”

    Resident - at The New Deanery

    “I have lived at The Deanery for 16 months. I was unable to look after myself so it was the smart decision to come into a care home. I chose The Deanery because I was a local resident so I knew it would be easy for my friends and family to visit me. I like the security of having people here when I need them. The Deanery also has a homely feel about it: nothing compares to being in your own home, but this is definitely second best.”

    Resident - The New Deanery

    “My husband has been in the home for over a year. I find the staff very cheerful and helpful. He is always well cared for and appreciates everything they do for him.

    I suggested they carry out some outings, which they have done and Philip to date has been out twice which he has thoroughly enjoyed. It is so nice to be able to sit in the Bistro, have free cups of tea and interact with other people. I thank all the staff for the care they are giving my husband and their cheerfulness.”

    Mrs G Newman - Wife of resident Philip Newman

    “We really appreciated the thoughtful way in which Christmas presents were bought for the residents. My mother, aged 99, still does crosswords and plays Scrabble so was very pleased with her crossword book. She also follows national and international news and really liked her book on London which was full of memorable pictures.

    My mother has been a resident at The Deanery for over seven years. All staff have always been kind and caring … and I have absolute confidence that my mother is well cared for here and my mind is at rest when I leave her after visiting.”

    Family of a resident -

    “I have been coming to The Deanery for about a year now and was really impressed from my first visit by the warm welcome I received from the residents and the staff. Jackie and Beverley are both so cheerful and obviously have a great relationship with the residents. I find it really rewarding to play for such a lovely audience who appreciate all the different styles of music I play and will often join in with ideas and suggestions for music they would like to hear on future visits. The atmosphere here is lovely, relaxed and happy, and I feel privileged to be part of it.

    PS My husband who has Alzheimer’s comes with me and is always greeted with the same warm welcome and a lovely cup of tea!”

    Isobel Liebman - Flautist

    “Our mother has been at The Deanery for four years this coming April. She has always been happy here and throughout, my sisters and I have been satisfied and content in the knowledge that she is well cared for. All staff are personable and acknowledge Pat when passing by. This is a lovely setting for a home, we all love the Bistro and grounds and the accessibility to everything. We feel that things will continue to be good with a tight and focused team. Keep going!”

    Andrea Green and Candace Moore - Family of a resident

    “To all staff, Thank you for all your kindness to both Alex and myself and family, during Alex’s stay with you. We will miss you all, it’s always felt like friends at home when we visit. Thank you all so much. Susan and family”

    The family of resident Alex Rankin -

    “I have lived here 14 months. When I walk in through the front door it isn’t like walking into a residential home, it’s more like a family home, warm, friendly and inviting. All the staff are very friendly and helpful and the care I have received is excellent. The activity co-ordinators are very helpful and arrange activities to suit everybody’s needs, including lunch, going out for tea, garden centres, which is very enjoyable, and they look after us very well. My family are also very happy with me living here.”

    Brenda Boley - Resident

    “I have lived here almost ten years and in that time I have been well looked after, happy and contented. The care I receive has been very good and I couldn’t ask for more. The activities are varied and I enjoy the outings very much.”

    Dorothy Whitehead - Resident

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    From our most recent CQC inspection in August 2020

    Is the service safe?

    We were assured the service were following safe infection prevention and control procedures to keep people safe

    Is the Service Safe?

    We were assured that the provider was meeting shielding and social distancing rules.

    Summary of findings – August 2020

    There was a strong focus on promoting a sense of wellbeing for the people staff cared for. Colourful badges for staff to wear had been created to remind members of the public to keep safe social distances.