Devonshire House care home, Cavendish
Welcome to Devonshire House
Move-in offers available
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Devonshire House in Sudbury is a beautiful care home providing excellent, quality care and facilities within a comfortable, homely and relaxing environment. En-suite rooms are available for up to 68 residents, including a 34 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. In times of uncertainty, Anchor is a care provider you can depend on. We are proudly not-for-profit with 60 years of experience. Devonshire 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 Devonshire 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 Devonshire House has to offer.
Mum came to Devonshire House in August 2023. From the moment she arrived, we knew we had made the right choice. The staff were amazing. They made Mum and us feel very welcome. Since Mum has been here she’s made friends and has enjoyed the activities provided. Her room is lovely, bright and very clean. The whole house has a lovely feel to it. The st…
11 Sep 2023
I am very happy with the care and attention my husband gets and the staff are very caring and friendly. The only thing that could be improved is the activities. The food is quite good with lots of alternatives. They always provide special teas etc on special days like Mother’s or Father's day.
27 Jul 2023
My mother entered Devonshire House, Cavendish for respite care following a period in hospital. Initially, my mother was very depressed and was counting the days until she could go home. However, the care and compassion of the staff have completely changed my mother. She is the happiest I have seen her in a long while. The staff are amazing and alw…
13 Jun 2023
I am so pleased with the care and dedication my husband received in Devonshire House, they all loved him and treated him with respect at all times, they laughed with him, cried with him and went beyond their duties sometimes. They are such wonderful people, the care is exemplary. On his final day, they looked after the family all day. I can't thank…
15 May 2023
Prior to my mother moving into Devonshire House two years and three months ago, we visited all the care homes in the Sudbury, Suffolk area, one in particular was the best, then we found Devonshire House. Due to its light and airy atmosphere, we thought it was even better. I have not been disappointed. All the care staff, team leaders and management…
11 Apr 2023
Devonshire House staff are always so kind and caring to the residents and their families. The home is always clean, tidy and smells lovely. I really enjoy my visits with my wife. Staff always have a smile on their face and nothing is ever too much for them.
05 Apr 2023
The quality of care in Devonshire House in Cavendish is outstanding. They have been so attentive to my grandfather's needs including my late grandmother. They are very supportive too. Every resident looks well dressed, clean and well looked after. They put on great activities for the residents. The rooms are always clean and tidy. They are also giv…
10 Feb 2023
Features of Devonshire House
Shared facilities complementing each private residence:
- Engaging activities programme
- Communal lounge
Care and support
In addition to residential care, we also offer:
- Respite care
- Dementia care
- Personalised care plans
Food and dining
We promote wellbeing through a positive dining experience:
- Communal dining area
Life at Devonshire House
You’ll always find plenty to do at Devonshire 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 cinema, relaxing therapy 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. Devonshire House is situated in the heart of the beautiful, historic village of Cavendish next to the Cavendish tea room and has easy access to all the local amenities.
Devonshire 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 68 en-suite rooms offering comfort and luxury • Resident’s fully equipped kitchens • Relaxing therapy room • Comfortable lounges and sitting areas • Separate dining areas • Modern cinema • Hair and beauty salon • Engaging events and activities • Beautiful gardens with outdoor seating areas • Conservatory
At Devonshire 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.
With social events in the home and the community, arranged in collaboration with residents, you can make your life at Devonshire 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 Devonshire 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.
Because each of us is unique, we encourage you to choose how your care is planned and delivered at Devonshire 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.
We 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.
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, utility bills and meals, as well as a fantastic range of daily activities. In an Anchor care home our weekly charge includes:
- cost of personal care
- utilities e.g. heating and light
- all resident catering, meals, snacks and drinks
- laundry undertaken on the premises
- television licence, including for person use
- housekeeping services.
The following extra items and services are not covered by the weekly fees, however we can arrange for them to be provided (at an additional cost):
- professional hairdressing
- personal copies of newspapers or magazines
- personal purchases such as stationery, confectionery, toiletries etc.
- clothing, shoes and slippers
- dry cleaning
- private telephone line rental and calls and cable connections.
In the absence of free provision by the NHS, we can also arrange for the following healthcare services to be provided, these will be charged in addition to the weekly fees:
- other privately arranged healthcare
- care staff accompaniment to regular medical appointments.
No upfront deposit is required at any of Anchor’s care homes to secure a room.
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
At Devonshire House 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 Devonshire House 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
I am proud to be the manager of Devonshire house and working in a home that has such character and beautiful grounds, we are open for you all to come and visit.
We are providing daily exercises in the home that residents and staff enjoy participating in building strength and promoting health.
We are able to cater for a range of different dietary requirements at the home and make home made food fresh each day and homemade cakes. We would love you to come and have tea and cake with us.
Devonshire House resides in the beautiful Suffolk village of Cavendish and was the late Sue Ryder’s house where we have memorabilia which you are welcome to come and look at.
3 for 2 short stay respite offer
We are offering you an opportunity to receive 3 weeks care for the price of 2 weeks when you move into one of our participating care homes on a short stay respite basis*
We are currently offering you an opportunity for:
- two weeks’ free stay when you move into one of our participating care homes on a permanent basis. Click here to find out more and read the full details of the terms and conditions of this offer.
- 3 weeks care for the price of 2 weeks when you move into one of our participating care homes on a short stay respite basis. Click here to find out more and read the full details of the terms and conditions of this offer.
We pride ourselves on making sure we understand your loved one – their likes and dislikes, hopes and passions – so you can be sure they enjoy a special and lasting welcome at Anchor. Because your loved ones are our loved ones.
When it comes to choosing a care home you can trust us. Click here to read our resident stories.
To start your enquiry simply click 'Enquire now' at the top of the page and either call us or complete an online enquiry form.
We’ll provide you with full details of the home, along with any other information you’d like, such as sample menus and activity schedules.
Whether you’re looking to stay with us permanently, or for a short break, we’d be delighted to take you on a show round of the home in person. Simply book a visit with the home manager once you’ve made your enquiry.
If you or your loved one doesn’t live nearby or are unable to visit in person we can provide a virtual show round. Either way, we’re keen to show you what daily life is like here and for you to meet our friendly team.
We hope you decide that following your visit that you or your loved one would like to move into the home, in which case we’ll organise a pre-assessment to make sure we can meet all your care needs.
Our friendly onsite team will discuss every area of moving-in with you in detail to make sure you and your loved-one know exactly what to expect and feel confident, safe and welcomed when coming to live with us.
Before you move in, we will find out if there are any of your possessions that you wish us to place in your room before you arrive. Please bring your family photographs and most treasured possessions to help make your room your home.
We understand how important visits are for everyone and we welcome regular visits from family and friends. We also actively support our residents to enjoy visits away from the care home.
Each of our homes is different and the manager of the care home you’re interested in will provide all the information you need around visiting.
High Street, Cavendish, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 8AS
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