This section of our website is dedicated to the latest news stories from The New Deanery residential care home in Braintree, Essex, including reports and photos about events we have organised for residents, how our care home in Braintree is performing, and more.

Much needed cash raised for Essex Dementia care charity

By 5th June 2017

More than £180 has been raised by residents of the award-winning The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court care homes in Braintree, and their families, at a fun quiz night.  The event, which was attended by over 40 people, was organised by the homes’ resident Activities Manager Jo Whitehouse and her team, and held during national Dementia Awareness Week. Read More

Skills for Care Approved Dementia Trainer Award

By 8th February 2017

Congratulations to our in-house Trainer, Mandi Randall-Cramp on achieving her Skills for Care Approved Dementia Trainer Award.

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MP James Cleverly praises Bocking care home

By 27th January 2017

The New Deanery residential care home in Bocking received a special visit from Braintree MP James Cleverly, who was impressed by the improvements that have been made under the ownership of Sonnet Care Homes.

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The New Deanery receives award at the Great British Care awards

By 17th January 2017

The New Deanery residential care home, near Braintree, have started the New Year with a bang after being awarded two prestigious accolades at the Great British Care Awards’ East of England Region ceremony. Read More

Survey of residents and relatives 2016

By 12th December 2016

In May/June this year we repeated our survey of residents and their relatives. We did this in order to understand what people think about the care and services we provide and to help inform our ongoing improvement plans.

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Two prestigious national awards for our Braintree care home

By 5th December 2016

The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court residential care homes near Braintree are celebrating having won two prestigious National Care Awards at a glittering ceremony in London.

Record number of awards finalists for Braintree care homes

By 11th October 2016

The team from The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court care homes in Bocking near Braintree is celebrating having reached the final stages at two prestigious care industry awards in an impressive 10 categories.

But that’s not all: Sonnet Care Homes, which runs them, has been shortlisted for the Care Employer Award at The Great British Care Awards, East of England Region, bringing the ‘finalists’ tally to 11.

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Essex tribute band bring joy to Braintree care home

By 15th September 2016

Residents, families and the team at The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court care homes, near Braintree, took advantage of great weather and their extensive grounds to dance through the decades thanks to music from multi tribute act Recollections. Read More

Summer fun at our Bocking care home

By 25th August 2016
Residents and staff at The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court care homes in Bocking made the most of summer with two successful fundraising events – a Summer Fete and a Children’s Fun Day, raising £375 for Mencap and £183 for Childline respectively.

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High praise for The New Deanery after CQC inspection

By 25th August 2016
The New Deanery residential care home have been heaped with praise by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following an unannounced inspection. The Braintree care home, under the ownership of Sonnet Care Homes, has been rated as ‘outstanding’ for leadership and ‘good’ in all other aspects covering care, safety, effectiveness and responsiveness.

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Bookings are now being taken for 23 newly refurbished bedrooms and suites. These beautifully appointed rooms have been finished to the highest standards complementing our stunning surroundings and historical buildings. Please contact us for further information or an informal chat about our all-inclusive packages. Bookings are now being taken for 23 newly refurbished bedrooms and suites. These beautifully appointed rooms have been finished to the highest standards complementing our stunning surroundings and historical buildings. Please contact us for further information or an informal chat about our all-inclusive packages. Bookings are now being taken for 23 newly refurbished bedrooms and suites. These beautifully appointed rooms have been finished to the highest standards complementing our stunning surroundings and historical buildings. Please contact us for further information or an informal chat about our all-inclusive packages. Bookings are now being taken for 23 newly refurbished bedrooms and suites. These beautifully appointed rooms have been finished to the highest standards complementing our stunning surroundings and historical buildings. Please contact us for further information or an informal chat about our all-inclusive packages.