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.
Activities Manager Jo Whitehouse has won a prestigious national award for her work providing a fun, creative and varied programme of activities to enhance the lives of care home residents in Braintree. Read more…
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 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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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!”
“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”
“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.”
“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.”
Updated 22nd September 2020.
The health, safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff team are always our top priority. We have therefore put in place comprehensive plans to ensure a robust response to the coronavirus outbreak in the UK. Our plans are being kept under regular review and updated as advised by the Government, Public Health England and associated advisory bodies.
This page details some of the measures we currently have in place at The New Deanery Care Home. This information is intended for our residents, their family and friends, our staff team, and any other potential visitors to our care homes.
For comprehensive information about the coronavirus itself, please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
In light of the onset of the second wave of the pandemic, on September 14th 2020 we again asked all visitors, including family members and friends, not to visit our care home. We will review this measure on a weekly basis and resume carefully controlled visits as soon as we feel it is safe to do so.
We maintain close telephone contact with regular visitors/nominated representatives, and we ensure that all information is being communicated as needed. Equally we have reassured all residents, their families and friends that they can telephone one another at any time, and they are encouraged and supported to speak directly as often as they wish. We are also actively supporting Facebook messaging and Skype to enable residents to enjoy face time with their loved ones if they choose.
In addition, visits from the local community and external entertainment into the homes are suspended. Our activities team works across the 7 day week, and they have successfully adapted their programme to offer a diverse range of pastimes and activities whilst promoting social distancing.
Our staff team observe strict infection control precautions, including the use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We have good supplies of PPE, including face masks which are being routinely worn for all care and support.
Our coronavirus outbreak leadership team meets weekly as a minimum to review the measures we have in place, the latest government guidance, and to agree any new actions required.
We have been overwhelmed by the fabulous support we have received, and take this opportunity to sincerely thank our team, and our residents and their loved ones.
If you have comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.