Blackbrook House, Colchester
Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6HP
Call free on 0800 0286223
Welcome to Blackbrook House, Colchester
Blackbrook House in Dedham is a beautiful purpose-built care home providing excellent, quality care and facilities within a comfortable, homely and relaxing environment. En-suite rooms are available for up to 55 residents, including a 29 bedroom dementia care wing. At Anchor, we have a long history of caring for older people and we put our residents at the heart of everything we do. Blackbrook House is the result of this approach, carefully conceived with all our experience and passion, to meet the needs and expectations of the next generation of older people. Our dedicated service, combined with Blackbrook House’s luxurious environment and facilities, allow our residents to live a full, rich and meaningful life in the company of supportive, like-minded people. If you are looking for a home for yourself or a loved one, why not find out more about what Blackbrook House has to offer.
Respite Care at Blackbrook House
If you’re thinking about a respite break for your loved one, then Blackbrook House care home could be the perfect place. Blackbrook House will offer you friendly surroundings and give your loved one the care and support they deserve. Contact us to find out more about Blackbrook House care home.Contact us for more information
Enjoy a respite break with us
If you’re thinking about a respite break for your loved one, then your local Anchor care home could be the perfect place. Stay 3 weeks for the price of 2* when you book before 7 February 2017*.Find out more
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Want to arrange a visit?
We encourage visits to Blackbrook House so you can meet the manager and get a feel of what it would be like to live here. You will be able to look around, meet other residents, find out what goes on and ask any questions you may have.
Find out more about costs and availability
For the most up to date information on availability at Blackbrook House, our current charges and fees, or to discuss your personal circumstances, please contact us. Our team are here to help answer your questions and provide you with all the information you need to make a considered decision about your future home.Contact us
Life at Blackbrook House
With social events in the home and the community, arranged in collaboration with residents, you can make your life at Blackbrook House a hive of activity or as gentle as you wish. Activities, interests and ability are discussed when you move in and an agreed plan ensures that these requests are fulfilled. Your suggestions for activities also help shape the planning process. We know how important it is to maintain close bonds with the people in your life. At Blackbrook House, your visitors are always welcome at any time, including mealtimes. We also encourage you to maintain links with the wider community and come and go as you please.
Blackbrook House is furnished and decorated to a very high standard throughout with facilities to make you feel at home in our care. Safe and secure home with 55 en-suite rooms offering comfort and luxury • Resident’s fully equipped kitchens • Fully equipped sensory room • Comfortable lounges and sitting areas • Separate dining areas • Hair and beauty salon • Engaging events and activities • Beautiful gardens with outdoor seating areas • Mobile shop selling confectionary, toiletries, stationary and cards.
Because each of us is unique, we encourage you to choose how your care is planned and delivered at Blackbrook House. We work closely with you and your family, to build a personal picture of your needs. Little things can make a big difference, so we always strive to understand what is important to you. We call it person centred care because it’s built around you or your loved one. It’s there to help you settle in really quickly, with regular reviews to keep things up-to-date. Dedicated staff ensure care, support and understanding is tailored to your exact needs. They will ensure that you continue to enjoy maximum independence and 24-hour peace of mind, knowing that all the help and assistance you might need is always at hand. All carers employed by Anchor are given intensive training and are required to complete NVQ qualifications and a range of in-house courses to assure you of the best possible care. We provide high quality care and support for residents living with dementia by treating them as individuals. All of our employees are trained and supported by our dedicated dementia team to ensure residents feel valued and able to live life to the full. Ever ready to offer support to family and friends via access to information and advice, their approach respects the uniqueness of each person rather than focusing on the diagnosis of dementia.
At Blackbrook House we make the most of meal times. Anchor has won national recognition for the quality of its food and catering service. And with separate dining areas, you don’t have far to go to enjoy each mealtime. All our menus offer freshly cooked, wholesome and appetising offering nutritionally balanced food with a different choice every day. We’ll get to know your likes and dislikes, catering for any special dietary requirements so that you enjoy all of the meals we serve.
You’ll always find plenty to do at Blackbrook House, with a host of daily leisure activities for you to take part in. Quiet areas and spacious en-suite rooms ensure peace and privacy when you want it. We adopt a ‘pets welcome’ policy by arrangement with the home manager. A fully equipped sensory room and hair and beauty salon are all at hand. On warm days take a stroll in the landscaped gardens and enjoy the peaceful setting. Or simply enjoy a break at one of the outdoor seating areas. Blackbrook House is situated in the heart of constable country, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Various local amenities are close by including the villages of Dedham, Stratford St. Mary and Flatford. Colchester Town Centre is only a couple of miles away and Ipswich is just a 15 minute drive.
Anchor endeavour to be completely transparent about all our charges and fees. For further information please contact us.
How much does it cost?
Call us to discuss your specific care needs today
What is included in care home fees?
For many people, moving to a care home is a big decision and it can be difficult to know where to start. Care home fees are based on a range of factors, including specific care needs, which can change over time. Nevertheless, we all want the best we can afford – whether for ourselves or a loved one. Living in an Anchor care home you can be confident that a single fee covers the cost of your personally tailored 24 hour care and support, all utility bills and meals as well as a fantastic range of daily activities. At Anchor we pride ourselves on offering a truly tailored approach to care and therefore need to fully understand your needs to provide you with an accurate fee estimate. Please call us to discuss your specific care needs today. Alternatively we welcome you to visit us to discuss your situation face-to-face.
Want more information on care home fees?
Learning about the different funding options available to you can also help you feel confident in your decisions. Anchor know that securing care home funding can sometimes appear a rather daunting task and so to help we have put together a free guide covering requesting assistance, top up fees and third-party payments.Care home fees