A jam packed July at Bradbury House

It has been a busy month here at Bradbury House in Braintree. The month began with preparations for Wimbledon, colouring and painting pictures of anything tennis related. They each had a cut out tennis player to colour or paint, they then added a cut out of their own face, as seen in the pictures below with Maggie. Wimbledon has been on throughout the week which has been followed by a quiz on Wimbledon players and tennis. All the residents really enjoyed the week of crafts with them all talking and spending time together outside of the lounge. They loved colouring in tricky pictures as it is said that it offers a form of relaxation and allows the residents to focus and concentrate.

We are currently in the process of renovating our garden area for the residents and their families. We shall be dedicating this garden in the loving memory of Jim, who kindly left Bradbury house the money to make the improvements. Jim was a resident of ours and we are so grateful and touched that he left us this money to make it a better place for everybody else. We cannot wait for the grand opening party which is in August.

We have had a few day trips this month which have all been thoroughly enjoyed by our residents. One of the outings was to Maldon for Lunch and ice-cream on the promenade, it was a beautiful day with lots of sunshine and smiley residents.

Geoff Juke visited us later on in the month and really got the residents going. He is an entertainer who sings and dances to various old time classics. He was excellent at interacting with the residents and was a wonderful performer, and resident Stanley enjoyed keeping us all entertained playing the harmonica whilst Geoff was packing up. We cannot wait to have him back again.

We also had a very special event happen at Bradbury House this month. Two of our residents shared there Ruby Wedding Anniversary with us. Mary and Neil who married in 1977 and have 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren celebrated 40 years of marriage. They were accompanied by friends, family, residents and the team and it was a lovely afternoon.

Later in the month our residents took a few trips into town to enjoy the beautiful weather looking around the market and going to a local cafe for a treat. The cakes definitely whet the appetites of our residents as they spent a day baking, you can see some of the pictures below.

We are looking forward to having another jammed pack month of activities in August.

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@caringhomes.org.

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