St Marys, Ipswich
Woodlands Road, Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2PS
Call free on 0800 0852811
Welcome to St Marys, Ipswich
St Mary’s in Holbrook is a well-designed attractive care home providing excellent, quality care and facilities within a comfortable, homely and relaxing environment. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, offering accommodation for 59 residents. At Anchor, we have a long history of caring for older people and we put our residents at the heart of everything we do. St Mary’s 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 St Mary’s comfortable and relaxing environment 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 St Mary’s has to offer.
What can we help with?
Want to arrange a visit?
We encourage visits to St Marys 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 St Marys, 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 St Marys
With social events in the home and the community, arranged in collaboration with residents, you can make your life at St Mary’s 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 St Mary’s, 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.
St Mary’s 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 en-suite rooms offering comfort and relaxation for 59 residents • Resident’s fully equipped kitchens • Specialist sensory room • Comfortable lounges and sitting areas • Separate dining areas • Hair and beauty salon • Engaging events and activities •
Because each of us is unique, we encourage you to choose how your care is planned and delivered at St Mary’s. 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 St Mary’s 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 St Mary’s, with a host of daily leisure activities for you to take part in ranging from arts and crafts, reminiscence evenings and exercise classes to cinema and shopping trips. 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. Our specialist sensory room and hair salon are all at hand. On warm days take a stroll in the attractive gardens and enjoy the peaceful setting. Or simply enjoy a break at one of the outdoor seating areas. St Mary’s is situated in the lovely village of Holbrook, four miles along the Shotley Peninsula, four miles from Ipswich. St Mary’s has easy access to the local amenities whilst also benefitting from wonderful views of the countryside.
Meet the team
At St Marys, Ipswich, you're in good hands.
At St Mary’s 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 St Mary’s 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.
Care Home Manager
"It’s been a busy and interesting time since I joined St Marys and I look forward to further exciting opportunities as we continue developing our services. The process of finding the right home can be a daunting task because matching a service to your family members' preferences can be a challenge, as few of us have ever selected another home for a loved one before. At St Marys we endeavour to make each step as stress free as possible, exploring all the options and assisting you to navigate the jargon and paperwork and creating a personal and happy space for your family member so they are surrounded by familiar items and personal belongings. Please come and visit St Marys and see for yourself how we put our words into action."
"I have worked in care since 1993, and have enjoyed working with Karen over the past for 15 years. I joined Karen and the team in July 2016 and from then there has been no going back! My main focus is making sure that St Marys continues to have that special something that makes us a fabulous place to live, visit and work. The staff team at St Marys work well together to ensure it has a supportive framework for our residents, so that they can be as comfortable as possible."
"I’ve worked in residential and nursing services for over 10 years, I feel excited about our new opportunities at St Marys. Our resident's nutritional health is as important as their enjoyment of their mealtime experiences, so talking to them about seasonal menu development is one of the areas I most enjoy. We cook everything to order, so adapting the menu around what someone needs that day is very straight forward."
"People approach me for answers and reassurance about all kinds of different aspects in relation to life at St Marys and if I don’t have the answer, I’ll soon find it! Our team here are friendly and ready with a smile along with a cup of tea, biscuit or if you’re feeling naughty a slice of cake. Come for a visit and I’m sure you will agree that we have a lovely home."
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