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Respite care at The Firs

If you’re thinking about a respite break for your loved one, then The Firs care home could be the perfect place. The Firs will offer you the assurance of quality care in friendly surroundings and give your loved one the care and support they deserve. Contact us to find out more about The Firs care home.

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Meet the team

At The Firs, Felixstowe, you're in good hands.

At The Firs we have a caring team of well qualified professionals, passionate about what they do and dedicated to ensuring our residents always feel confident that they can rely on a friendly face and helping hand 24-hours a day. We encourage visits to The Firs so you can meet our team 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. It is important to us that you make the right decision and are happy with your choice of new home.

Wieslawa Przepiora

Deputy Manager

Wieslawa is accountable for customers care plans and ensuring they meet the customers' needs. Leading the team leaders and care team, Wieslawa acts as a role model, maintains good relations with key professionals and acts as an advocate for Anchor customers and The Firs care home.

Wieslawa Przepiora

Julie Real


"I have been fortunate enough to have worked for Anchor at The Firs for over 23 years, starting as housekeeping, going on to care, Team Leader and now admin. I have really enjoyed each role for different reasons. When you visit us at The Firs I will be your first point of contact and will welcome you with a warm smile."

Julie Real

Julie Reynolds


"I work alongside my colleagues in a part time capacity, together there is always a warm welcome at The Firs."

Julie Reynolds




The home is excellent and the staff excellent as well, very caring and pleasant. Review relates to November 2015. How likely …  Read more

P W Brother of Resident/Service User

Received best of care and attention form the most caring and efficient professional staff. Review relates to November 2015. …  Read more

R D Husband of Resident/Service User

I visit twice weekly a male friend, staff are always helpful and obliging. I would highly recommend The Firs. Review relates to November …  Read more

Linda H Friend of Resident/Service User

1)The staff are very attentive and support us all the time. 2)The food is always very appetising and presented well. 3)Also the bedrooms have had a …  Read more

Christine C Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User

The staff at this establishment are excellent. My father is the happiest I have seen him. From the moment you walk in the homely feeling is there righ …  Read more

David Knights

My mother has been a resident of The Firs for approx 2 and a half years. The staff have been very supportive and caring. Any time I have felt the need …  Read more

Jackie P Daughter of Resident/Service User

I like the Firs because it is purpose built and stands in lovely grounds. Most of the staff are excellent and I get along with them very well. …  Read more

Jacqueline P

I would recommend the Firs to anybody looking for a care home. …  Read more

Janet R Daughter of Resident/Service User

I like living here because I am looked after and cared for beautifully. …  Read more

Nancy H Resident / Service User