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BrooklandsDrayton, Norfolk

Brooklands

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

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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

  • Residential
  • Nursing care
  • Dementia care

Facilities

  • 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
Active Living

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.

Wednesday

2pm - Quiz 

Thursday

10am - Pottery 

Friday

10.30am - Exercises with Sue 

2pm - Garry Singalong 

Monday

2pm - Razz the clown 

Tuesday

10.30am - Fitness Fun with Matt 

2pm - Bingo 

Address

Brooklands

Costessey Lane
Drayton
Norwich
NR8 6HB

BrooklandsGM@carebase.org.uk

Tel: 01603 557 096

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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.

  • Cathy Charley, Home Manager

    Cathy.Charley@carebase.org.uk

  • 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 1996. She assists home manager Julia in the day-to-day running of the home, and is also responsible for organising staff training. 

    Yvonne.cullum@carebase.org.uk

  • 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.

  • 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 the manager and staff at Brooklands Care Home

    I would like to pass on my grateful thanks to all your care staff for looking after my sister-in-law Jean Williams with such kindness, care and unlimited patience.

    It has been a difficult time for Jean and the family, though it has been made easier for us by your excellent staff; knowing that she has 24 hour care and attention has taken a great weight off our shoulders, for which we have been very grateful.

    Thank you is such a small expression, but it is said with much feeling!

    Angela Dew  

    Angela Dew

    12th February 2014

  • Dear Julia

    I am writing to thank you for your help on the occasion of my Aunt's 100th Birthday Celebrations last Friday, 11th October.

    The room you provided could not have been better and the food that the kitchen staff prepared was excellent. Please convey my thanks my to them for what I am sure was hard work, it was much appreciated.

    I am sure Aunty Peggy enjoyed the occasion (she certainly enjoyed the sherry!) and once again, many thanks to you and everyone else who helped to make this a special day.

    Yours sincerely

    David Cook

    David Cook

    15th October 2013

  • We would like to thank all members of staff at Brooklands for looking after my Mum and Tracey and Michael's Nannie for the past 10 years.

    We couldn't have wished her better care and compassion - it's appreciated more than you know!

    Thank you all,

    With love from

    Lorraine, Tracey and Michael Hearn

    Lorraine, Tracey and Michael Hearn

    13th October 2013

  • Dear Sister in Charge

    I am a nephew of Marjorie Wright ("Peggy") and I was fortunate to attend her 100th Birthday Celebrations on Friday 11th October.

    I write to thank you for arranging a wonderful party for her, which I am sure she enjoyed immensely.

    Her continued presence with us is I feel sure a direct result of the excellent care she has received since being with you.

    My grateful thanks,

    John Burton

    John Burton

    13th October 2013

  • 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

  • Dear Julia,

    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. 

    Paula O'Sullivan 

    Paula O’Sullivan

    3rd April 2012

  • Dear Julia,

    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. 

    Your sincerely,

    Graham Brenton 

    Graham Brenton

    3rd March 2012

  • Dear Julia,

    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. 

    Yours sincerely, 

    Philip Crocker 

    Philip Crocker

    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

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