Run Fun at Cotman House

Cotman House Residential Home in Felixstowe has a new manager up for a challenge! When Resident, Jane Mary Byrne, found out new manager Rebecca Bewley liked to run, she began setting her challenges. Jane’s own family are runners, and Jane wears their running shirts to the weekly Oomph exercise classes held at Cotman House.

‘We have some amazing new decking overlooking the sea, and I mentioned to Jane that I ran and she suggested I use it for my training, so the residents can cheer me on.’ Said Rebecca. ‘Jane then challenged me to run the Colchester Stampede Half Marathon, a distance I had never done before so she was overjoyed when I completed it, as was I, especially as it was torrential ran and very hilly’.

Cotman House rooms overlook the sea and are in walking distance of the Pier where Rebecca is also a run director for Felixstowe Parkrun every Saturday morning at 9am.

Rebecca says, ‘I’ve always been up for a challenge, and doing those ‘bucket list things’, but also about enabling and encouraging our residents and staff to do the things they didn’t think they were able to anymore, or try things they’ve always wanted to. It’s also great to be back working in Felixstowe as I live 5 minutes from the home so can pop in on my days off if needed.

Rebecca is looking at doing a marathon next year, so watch this space!

For anyone thinking about residential care for themselves or a family member please contact the home on 0808 223 5321, respite, trial visits and permanent care available in this amazing home overlooking the seafront.

Cotman House

Home Manager

Rebecca Bewley


Cotman House,
Garfield Road,
IP11 7PU

0808 223 5321
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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

Paul Jeffery – Chief Executive Officer

Frank Cummins – Clinical Director