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Mellish House Care Home

Mellish House Care Home, Suffolk

Member of staff at Caring Homes care home caring for elderly resident
Member of staff at Caring Homes care home caring for elderly resident

Mellish House Care Home At a Glance

Types of care
  • Dementia Care
    Dementia Care
  • Palliative Care
    Palliative Care
Types of stay
  • Permanent Care
    Permanent Care
  • Respite Care
    Respite Care
  • Convalescent Care
    Convalescent Care
  • Day Care
    Day Care
From £1188 per week
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Welcome to Mellish House Care Home

Located in the picturesque village of Great Cornard, our care home in Suffolk is close to the town’s shops and cafes. As you step inside there’s clean, bright, fresh spaces, and flowers everywhere. Explore quiet nooks with comfy armchairs, classic novels, and books on the shelves. A well-stocked arts and crafts room is the perfect space to spread out and create.

At Mellish House, we have a wonderful display of photos, drawings, and art for our residents and visitors to enjoy. There’s a broad and stimulating range of activities including weekly trips to local attractions and the surrounding areas and our reminiscence café is popular with residents and families.

The Great British Care Awards!

Congratulations to Maekhala Allan, our incredible Home Manager at Hillside and Mellish House Care Home, who won a 'Highly Commendable' award last night at the Great-British Care-Awards!

Maekhala was nominated in the 'Care Home Registered Manager' category as the awards celebrated some of the best care workers in the region.

Daily Life at Mellish House Care Home

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44 bedrooms over 2 floors
Rooms with views of our delightful gardens
Secure outdoor areas
24/7 access to care
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Arts and crafts
Films and entertainment
Morning walks
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Home cooked food daily
All nutritional needs catered for
Visitors welcome
Celebrate special occasions with family
Resident at care home gardening with help from a team member

The Personal Touch

At our care home in Sudbury, we operate to only the highest standards of care. We love learning as much as we can about the people we care for, so your loved one’s time is tailored to their individual needs, interests, and preferences. From how they spend their days, to what they like to eat and when, we’re here to make their stay with us as much as a home-from-home as possible.

We encourage independence, giving our residents the choice as to how Mellish House is run. If they prefer dinner in front of the TV, or even dusting their own room, we’ll make it happen. Just as putting their own stamp on their bedroom, we’ll help them to personalise it with the things they love.

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We consistently apply infection control procedures and services that meet or exceed the requirements and expectations of our customers.

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  • Map and Directions

    See what’s nearby Mellish House, how to get there and estimated driving time.
    Local Area
    • The nearest railway station is Sudbury Station.
    • The nearest bus stop is Stannards Way, less than a five-minute walk away
    • If would like us to arrange transport to view our home, please let us know.
    Additional information

    Our car park is for residents and visitors. If you would like us to reserve a space for you please let us know.

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  • Our Team

    The team at Mellish House includes nurses and carers experienced in all types of care. Find out some more details our team below.
    • Maekhala Allan Home Manager
      Maekhalah Allan Home Manager

      As Mellish House Residential Home Manager, I have a strong conviction that each resident should have the opportunity to live their life as they wish to, in this very comfortable and welcoming setting.

    • Anna Rudzinska Deputy Manager
      Anna Rudzinska Deputy Home Manager

      I feel really passionate that our residents and their families are treated as individuals, providing high quality care and ensuring they can continue to keep doing the things they love.

    • Daniel Zimroz Head Chef
      Daniel Zimroz Head Chef

      I get to know every resident personally and their specific needs. I work closely with our teams to keep up-to-date on any changes to our residents health or nutritional needs.

    • Josephine Miculob Team Leader
      Josephine Miculob Team Leader

      I work hard to ensure that those in our care lead happy and fulfilling lives, whilst maintaining choice over the care and support they receive.

    • Kelly Greenhalgh Team Leader Training Supervisor
      Kelly Greenhalgh Team Leader & Training Supervisor

      I support the team to ensure they can perform their roles safely and to the best of their ability.

    • Monika Jalowska House Keeper
      Monika Jolowska Housekeeper

      It is important to ensure that our residents home is kept safe, welcoming and comfortable at all times

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  • Meet the Manager

    Find out more about Mellish House’s Home Manager, Maekhala Allan.

    Here’s a little bit more about Mellish House Care Home in Maekhala’s own words:

    As Home Manager of Mellish House, I lead a professional care team in delivering the highest standards of specialist care for up to 48 elderly people living with dementia.

    I have over 23 years of experience across Adult Mental Health, Elderly Mental Health and Adult Social Care services, spending the last 14 years in management roles. I hold SVQ’s in Adult Health and Social Care Levels 3 & 4 and QCF Level 5.

    As a people person, caring has always been a passion of mine. This is the aspect that makes my job worthwhile, making a positive impact on our residents and their families lives no matter how big or small, in what has become their home and supporting them to continue a good quality of life.

    I continuously work to improve and maintain the care standards at Mellish House and have in the past help to raise thousands of pounds to purchase items that have had a positive impact on those I support, including a wheelchair power pack for someone to get out and about, an electronic massage bed to help with MS symptoms and a wardrobe full of clothes for someone who lost all their belongings in a house fire. It’s these personal touches that can make all the difference.

    The local community is very important to Mellish House, I have worked hard to build a good reputation to make Mellish a home of choice, this includes an ‘Oustanding’ rating by CQC and a continuous care team who help deliver an excellent standards of care to our residents.

    Away from work, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family and dog. I also love music and socialising with friends.

  • Award-winning Dementia Training

    Find out more about why we’re proud to be the only care home group to have our own unique award-winning dementia training.
    A person living with dementia may need more care and support as their condition progresses. Our unique My World approach, built on four key foundations, ensures we can provide the best possible care to residents living with dementia.
    Our dementia care
  • Pricing

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    Cost guide

    These indicative fees are subject to a pre-admission needs assessment which is required to fully understand the level of care and support required. Nursing fees include Local Authority nursing contributions (Funded Nursing Contribution) if applicable.

    Fee rates are also determined by the size and aspect of the room and the duration of the stay (short stay/respite or permanent). Fees are payable monthly in advance.

    • Residential Dementia
      From £1,188
    • Residential Dementia
      From £1,388
    What's included?
    • All care, nursing and support
    • Dedicated key worker
    • All meals, snacks and drinks
    • Activities and lifestyle programme
    • All utilities and accommodation costs
    • Housekeeping and laundry services
    What's available at an additional cost?
    • Hairdressing
    • Chiropody and beauty treatments
    • Toiletries, newspapers, magazines
    • Telephone calls
    • Staff escorts
    • Paid TV
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Finding the Perfect Home

Find a home that suits you

Contact us to arrange a viewing at Mellish House to see exactly what your life in the home will be like.

Ensure it meets all your needs

A needs assessment will ensure that you have the required care and support 24/7.

Move into your new home

Enjoy a relaxing and fulfilling lifestyle, safe in the knowledge that you'll always be cared for.

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Do I need to book a viewing?

At our care home in Suffolk, visitors are welcome at any time. However, we do advise visiting more than once and at different times, so that you can get a clearer understanding of what it is like throughout the day. If you wish to meet the Home Manager during your visit, you might want to consider booking in advance to help ensure they are available when you attend. You can book a viewing using the form above or by calling the home.

Who decides on the menu?

The Mellish House Care Home Head Chef and the team have many years of cooking experience. They craft their nutritionally balanced menus using seasonal produce, and are guided by the feedback provided to them from our residents during their monthly hospitality meetings and individual care plans.

What qualifications do your care team have?

All members of our care teams are given the training and support needed to help them provide the highest standards of care.

Caring Homes has been providing care for over 29 years. Every team member receives our unique ‘Living in my World’ dementia training.

It highlights the importance of meaningful activities and a stimulating environment for people living with dementia, as well as addressing clinical aspects of care.

The ‘Food in my World’ training provides the hospitality team and chefs with the skills and knowledge to stimulate senses and increase creativity in the cooking and presentation of food. This can provide a much-improved dining experience for residents living with dementia and or dysphagia.

How long can people stay in a care home for?

The length of time people spend in a care home varies according to their needs and preferences. Our homes offer permanent care to suit your needs or perhaps a respite stay might be required during a period of convalescence after being in hospital. Day Care is also available at Mellish House to ensure care can continue when a regular carer is unavailable.

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