Briarlea Care Home
Hello and a Warm Welcome
to Briarlea Care Home
Our care home offers first class, homely residential care for people over the age of 65. And one of the first things we can tell you about Briarlea is that we are SMALL. We provide our services to a maximum of 27 people and…
…we see our size as a real advantage. As it allows us to keep your care personal. Meaning, at Briarlea, no one gets lost in the crowd. Every resident is valued as an individual, with their care tailored to suit their needs.
Our intimate size also lends itself to the cosy, family atmosphere we cultivate here. The care team work hard to ensure every resident at Briarlea feels at home; that they’re comfortable; and importantly… that they keep up (or rediscover) their zest for life.
Before coming into care, many people have often lost their confidence. You might have a similar story? Perhaps you’ve suffered a fall at home? Or a diagnosis of dementia that has left you feeling unsure of yourself? For many, social isolation caused by the pandemic has taken away their sparkle. Keeping on top of the housework and day-to-day life becomes an increasing struggle.
If this sounds like you, the support of residential care may be just what you need. We know the prospect of moving to a care home can feel daunting. Our care team have twenty years’ experience walking residents and their loved ones through the very same journey. It’s a big decision for everyone. You’re bound to have reservations.
But if you decide to move to Briarlea, you can count on us to be there with you every step of the way. And by allowing us to take care of all the hard work: cleaning, cooking, laundry & the washing up, you’re free to focus on the things you enjoy. Safe in the knowledge that there’s a helping hand whenever you need it.
Life is for Living
At Briarlea, we believe that life is for living. And we work hard to enshrine this motto into the day-to-day lives of all our residents who call Briarlea home.
Our eclectic mix of activities ensure that there’s lots for everyone to get stuck into.
We plan regular film afternoons (showing both new releases and the classics), enjoy exercise classes, and host frequent visits from great local singers, who sing all our old favourites. We have a longstanding book club and a cookery group that meets every fortnight too. And to spice things up, we’ve even started a curry club.
At Briarlea, there’s lots of laughs to be had; and plenty of good, old-fashioned fun. Come by! You’ll find there’s a real energy about the place.
In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more about our activities, we recommend you check out our Facebook page – it’ll give you a great glimpse into what we get up to.
And of course, it’s not all go, go, go. For every busy event or activity going on at Briarlea, there are lots of comfy chairs and reading nooks that offer our residents calm and serenity. Boardgames, rainy days watching TV or summer lounging on the terrace, at Briarlea, there’s something for everyone.
Briarlea in the Local Community
Briarlea is located on the edge of Aldington and Badsey. It’s a beautiful, rural setting.
Evesham’s finest farmland borders either side of the property. While our own expansive gardens feature an orchard of ripe plum trees and blackberry bushes.
In the summer, the fruits we harvest make some fabulous crumbles for our residents. As expected with village life, there’s a great sense of community within the home too.
Staff all live within a stone’s throw away from Briarlea and know each resident inside out. On any given day, you can count on staff coming into the home to share the latest gossip and local goings-on with residents across breakfast. This makes our residents feel quite rightly that they remain at the heart of their community.
Where possible, we opt for local products and services. Our eggs and potatoes are from local farms, meats are bought in Evesham and professionals such as chiropodists, singers and tree surgeons all hail from nearby.
Many of our residents have lived in the area for the best part of their lives. We want to ensure they remain connected to their community as much as possible.
Similarly, we want your loved ones to share in your experience of care. Your family are therefore welcome any time of day at Briarlea. And if they’re coming at a mealtime, we’ll encourage them to join!
a Welcome from the Owners
It’s our pleasure to welcome you to Briarlea Care Home.
At Briarlea, we strive to ensure every resident enjoys life to the full; surrounded by home comforts and aided by the best quality care.
As a small family business, you’ll normally find us lending a hand around the home. If you pop by for a visit, we’ll make sure to say hello! In the meantime, we hope our site gives you a better idea of what life is like at our cosy little establishment.
From our family to yours, we wish you the best of luck on your care journey.
A Family Business
Briarlea is a red-brick, Edwardian property. It’s believed to have been a care home for close to fifty years. We’ve therefore had a lot of practice in providing individuals with the best standard of care!
The care home was taken over in 2003 by couple Mark and Sally. Mark and Sally came with visions of giving Briarlea that laid-back feel of a country house hotel. Comfy chairs, warm interiors and hearty meals. Over the years, they’ve done just that – restoring Briarlea to its former glory.
In 2008 and 2018, they extended the home to provide a collection of modern, airy bedrooms with en-suite walk in wet rooms and other state of the art facilities.
Sally is a trained chef and can often be found whipping up a treat for our residents in the kitchen – her pièce de resistance is cheesecake gateau. Meanwhile, children Rupert and Victoria (grown-ups now themselves – how time flies!) often pop by to help run the summer fete & Christmas tombolas.
Most people fall in love with Briarlea straight away. But for some, Briarlea won’t be right for them. And that’s absolutely fine. It’s important that you pick a care home you’re happy with.
But if you’re after top quality care, friendly staff, cosy rooms and lots of laughs, why not pay us a visit. We’d love to show you what we have to offer. To arrange a visit, contact our dedicated care home manager, Jo.