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aRE YOU LOOKING FOR CARE?
Hello! If you’ve landed on our website, we imagine you might be looking for care – maybe for yourself or for a loved one?
If so, you’ve come to the right place.
At Briarlea, we’ve been delivering top class care in Evesham for over 30 years. We understand how, for many individuals, moving into care feels like a big step. We’ve therefore tried to pack our website with as much information as possible – so you feel confident in making your decision.
We wish you the best of luck on your care journey and hope our website helps you choose the best care home for you.
At Briarlea we specialise in homely, residential care for people over the age of 65.
One of our unique selling points 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.
At Briarlea, no one gets lost in the crowd. Every resident is valued as an individual, with care tailored to suit their needs. Our intimate size also lends itself to the cosy atmosphere we cultivate. We’re a family-run business and above all, we want to make sure Briarlea feels like your home.
WHEN TO CONSIDER CARE?
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.
If this sounds like you, the support of residential care may be just what you need.
While you make your decision, our dedicated care team are on hand to help. We pride ourselves on the many years experience we hold in walking service users and their loved ones through the same journey as you.
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: the cleaning, cooking and laundry, 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.
If you enjoy trips out, we also plan excursions for coffee, shopping and even outings to the beach and local safari park!
At Briarlea, there’s lots of laughs to be had; and plenty of fun. Come visit! You’ll find there’s something for everyone.
In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more about our activities, we recommend you scroll through our Facebook feed below – it provides a great insight into daily life at Briarlea.
It’s not all go, go, go either. For every busy event we have planned, you’ll find an equal number of comfy chairs and reading nooks that offer our residents calm and serenity.
So, whether you like boardgames, rainy days watching TV or perhaps lounging in the sun on our terrace, at Briarlea, your needs will be catered for.
Briarlea in the Local Community
Briarlea sits between Aldington and Badsey. It’s a beautiful, countryside setting with a friendly village community that cares for each other.
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.
Carers 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 local news with residents over 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 too. Our eggs and potatoes hail from local farms, meats are bought in Evesham and the services we use like chiropodists, singers and tree surgeons all come from nearby.
Many of our residents have lived in the area for the best part of their lives. We want to make sure they remain connected to their community as much as they can.
Family is of course a big part of community, so we encourage the loved ones of residents to get involved at Briarlea as much as they like. Visits are welcome at any time of day at the care home. You can even join us for tea or an evening meal.
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 our brand new 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.
CHECK OUT OUR CQC RATING
We’re thrilled to have been classed as a good home by CCQ twice in a row.
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are and the work they do to keep you and your loved ones safe.
read our latest reviews from residents & their loved ones
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.