Bradbury House rake in the activities this month

We have had a busy month here at Bradbury House in Braintree. It started with music week where we had a live music quiz for residents which proved to be very popular and lots of fun. We were joined by a musician who played a number of old classic themed songs, from both TV and films. It was up to the residents to see if they could guess what the musician was playing and there was plenty of singing from everybody.

As well as the live music quiz, we all enjoyed our regular singalong morning. A real mixture of Songs which consisted of old cockney and wartime classics. Our residents were singing and dancing along and some even played a few instruments. It was wonderful to see so many of the residents reminiscing through the music and sharing their stories with one another.

We ended the week with a visit from the local church.  Residents spent the afternoon singing hymns whilst a member of the church played away on the keyboard. We finished the session with a joint prayer. It was a really enjoyable way to end a fun filled week.

The middle of the month took us on a few trips out to both the Popular Nurseries and Cressing Temple Barns.  Popular Nurseries showcased the beautiful colours of autumn in full swing and also demonstrated a wonderful Christmas display which reminded us that it is well on its way. At Cressing Temple Barns residents were able to enjoy the grounds and gardens with one another, all whilst learning about its rich history. We finished the afternoon at the Tiptree tea rooms which is also on site for a delicious afternoon cream tea.

The fun did not stop back at Bradbury House either. We had the arts and crafts group getting creative and setting the scene for autumn by making some beautiful wreaths for around the home. Everybody was chatting whilst colouring, cutting and sticking bits and pieces together, it was a really nice atmosphere and fun was had by all.

The creativity continued to later in the week with one of the residents volunteering to demonstrate and teach some of the others to knit. She had a group of both residents and the team eagerly wanting to learn how to make some winter scarfs. Everybody had such a nice time that we decided to set up a knitting group. We are all working on some winter blankets.

Bradbury House provides residential care in a 17th Century converted building for up to 20 elderly people.

If you would like to find out more about life at Bradbury House and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5411 or

Bradbury House

Home Manager

Karen Thompson


New Street,

0808 223 5411
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely