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A welcoming home-from-home in a wonderful location
Interiors are spacious and elegant
Brooklands overlooks endless fields and a paddock
The award-winning team
Vibrant gardens are also home to three lively and well loved chickens
New to Brooklands - Hair salon
When you cross the threshold, the first thing you will notice is the wonderful homely feel Brooklands elderly care home, in Drayton, Norfolk, encapsulates.
Offering outstanding residential, nursing and dementia care, Brooklands houses happy and content residents. The family feel is threaded through the three floors where residents and staff get along famously.
Brooklands features stunning grounds - a mix of lawn, raised flowerbeds and allotments - which is also home to well loved chickens. It also overlooks fields where horses are reared. This provides a wonderful view from the dining rooms – bringing back happy memories for many a resident.
There are spacious elegant lounges and dining rooms on each floor, which serve an assortment of delicious and freshly prepared meals. Their speciality however, which proves incredibly popular with the residents, is the traditional best of British food.
There’s certainly never a dull moment at Brooklands, as it offers a fantastic programme of weekly planned activities and events. A designated activities co-ordinator is always on the lookout for inspiring ideas to put a smile on residents’ faces. From pottery and flower arranging to line dancing and 1950s parties, there’s something for everyone.
Staff at Brooklands were kind and caring in dealing with mum’s needs, which made the transition so much easier. Despite problems with dementia, mum built relationships with staff who encouraged her love of song and poetry. We relaxed because we knew mum was okay. Lindsey Wright, resident's daughter
Life at Brooklands
Carebase ensures that all of its homes are equipped to a very high standard and Brooklands elderly care home is currently enjoying an on-going refurbishment programme.
The home is housed in a tastefully decorated 18th century farmhouse with an incredibly warm and welcoming atmosphere, which instantly makes everyone feel at home.
There are a variety of spaces for the residents to socialise in, like the bar, lounge and dining areas. A hairdressing salon offers pampering treatments, while the beautiful grounds are perfect for daily strolls and gardening. The home has forged close links with the local community and a variety of local businesses from therapists to fitness instructors visit the home on a regular basis.
Type of care
- Nursing care
- Dementia care
- 70 en-suite bedrooms
- Elegant lounge and dining areas on each floor
- Manicured gardens, with allotments
- Hair salon
- Access to a wide range of external facilities
We promote an active lifestyle at Brooklands 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.
2pm - Quiz
10am - Pottery
10.30am - Exercises with Sue
2pm - Garry Singalong
2pm - Razz the clown
10.30am - Fitness Fun with Matt
2pm - Bingo
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The Brooklands team likes to make a difference to the lives of everyone at the residential care home. This could be the individual and person-centred care our staff provides right through to encouraging residents to enjoy the many activities on offer.
Julia Chapman-Wright, Home Manager
Julia started as Care Services Manager at Brooklands in 2008 and took the helm as Home Manager in 2009. Julia has a wealth of experience which includes running wards and departments in a variety of hospitals including St Pancras Hospital.
Yvonne Cullum, Care Services Manager, Brooklands
Yvonne has been Care Services Manager at Brooklands since 2009. With a background in nursing, she has been part of the Brooklands family since 2006. She assists home manager Julia in the day-to-day running of the home, and is also responsible for organising staff training.
I adore the happy and friendly atmosphere at Brooklands – our residents and staff are like family. We encourage residents and families to get involved as much as possible in the many activities we offer. Karen Reynolds, Team Leader
Karen Reynolds, Team Leader
Karen has enjoyed working for Carebase so much she has been with the company for 14 years. First starting as a care assistant, she has progressed through the business.
Chris Lewiss, Administrator
As a new member to the team, Chris's first impressions of Brooklands have been extremely positive.
"I’ve never met such a wonderful and welcoming group of people – this applies to staff and residents. My background is in recruitment but I joined Brooklands as I wanted a more fulfilling role where I can give something back to the community."
Colleen Eagle, Activities Coordinator
Colleen has worked at Brooklands since April 2000, and takes care each week to arrange a varied and stimulating schedule of activites for the home and its residents.
We love to hear from family members and friends about their experiences of life at Brooklands. 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.
To everyone at Brooklands,
A big thank you to all the staff at Brooklands who looked after our much loved dad.
A special thank you for showing huge comfort and compassion to dad and our family.
Your wamth will not be forgotten.
Ruth, Brenda and Stephen
Ruth, Brenda & Stephen
18th June 2012
Just a short note to thank you all for the kindness and supprt you gave us during dad's stay with you.
He may have only been with you a short while but I am sure you helped him recover quicker following his time in hospital.
Once again a big thank you.
3rd April 2012
I am writing on behalf of my family and father, George Brenton to thank you and your colleagues for the excellent service you have given to my mother.
We are most grateful to all at Brooklands for the kindness, care and attention you gave to her.
3rd March 2012
The care and attention shown to my father throughout his two-year stay was truly remarkable and humbling. From the attention he required along with the kind and cheerful words at all times.
Knowing he was looked after so well gave me tremendous peace of mind.
9th February 2012
To the Managers at Brooklands Care Home
I wish to commend to your notice the staff at your home. My sister-in-law received nothing but the kindest, gentlest and most professional care. Every single member of staff play their part in making Brooklands a lovely place to live.
With all good wishes
Revd. Kate Belcher
Revd. Kate Belcher
9th October 2011