Barking Hall Care Home | Barking | Healthcare Homes
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Barking Hall

Barking Road, Barking, Suffolk, IP6 8HJ

A beautiful care home set in stunning surroundings on the edge of Barking. Can accommodate couples.

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01449 706077

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01449 720793

Stunning setting

Barking Hall is surrounded by stunning scenery and gardens. Once part of the stables of a much larger estate, it is beautifully tranquil, set on the edge of the hamlet of Barking next to the busier town of Needham Market. The home itself has a very calm and friendly atmosphere, the staff and residents look upon the home like an extended family.

Service facilities

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Shared minibus
  • Gardens
  • Wifi access
  • Wheelchair access
  • Lift
  • Visiting pod
  • Specialist equipment available
  • Specialist diets catered for

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About Barking Hall

With its stunning setting, Barking Hall is a place many people choose to receive palliative care. The quiet countryside, the trickle of the fountain in our central courtyard, the sound of church bells ringing out and the warmth and care provided by our wonderful staff, all help to make the home a warm and welcoming place for everyone.

The staff work as a close-knit team, many living in the local community. There is a caring attitude amongst everyone working at the home and a family atmosphere – people are willing to go the extra mile to ensure residents are happy. Pressure area care is very good at Barking Hall and the home can accommodate couples in a double room if required.

Activities and entertainment

Daily activities and entertainment are a core part of our quality care at Barking Hall. We pride ourselves on offering a diverse, enriching range of weekly activities and entertainment allowing residents to continue to relish in their favourite hobbies and pastimes or to try out something new entirely.

We involve residents in the planning of our weekly activities timetables and offer one-to-one bespoke and tailored opportunities as requested. We’re also passionate about keeping our homes and residents at the heart of the local community, working closely with community groups, schools and other community connections to keep residents involved in local activities.

Some of our regular activities include:

  • Visits to Felixstowe
  • Local bird sanctuary visits
  • Gardening
  • Visits to the pub
  • Musical entertainment
  • Arts and crafts
  • Games afternoons
  • Quizzes
  • Movie sessions
  • Visiting animals

Our chef fully assesses all dietary needs, including likes and dislikes, allergies. special diets, through to preferred portion sizes and mealtimes.

Residents are actively involved in our menu planning. Despite some of our residents being quite ill and frail, we are able to cheer them up with some traditional favourite foods and the whole team regularly feed back to the Chef and each other if a particular request has been made.

Our catering team prides itself on producing food of the highest quality, using local suppliers to create fresh, homemade dishes each day.


Located in the hamlet of Barking, and close to Needham Market, there are plenty of places for visitors and residents to enjoy. Visitor attractions close by include Needham Lakes, Baylham Rare breeds farm, Hilly Ridge Alpacas and the Owl Sanctuary. Helmingham Hall gardens are also not too far away and Needham Car Boot sale can be fun in the warmer weather.

Health and wellness

The health and wellness of our residents is very important and we work closely in partnership with local health and wellness professionals to ensure every resident is able to lead a full and enriched life. We welcome visiting professionals such as GPs, chiropodists, opticians and can arrange visits to other professionals if and when it may be required.


Our visiting pod in the garden, with its two entrance points, protective Perspex screens, intercom system and a nurse call button, allows us to safely facilitate visits from friends and relatives when our infection control procedures prevent us from welcoming visitors into the home itself.

Our accommodation

Arranged over two floors, our 49 bedrooms can be personalised to make them a real home-from-home. Double bedrooms are also possible to accommodate couples if required.

All our bedrooms are provided ready-furnished with the essentials for instant comfort, and we happily encourage our residents to bring their own treasured furnishings and belongings if they would like to do so.

Amongst our range of well-equipped areas and facilities, there’s always space for quiet contemplation, or for enjoying the company of kindred spirits, and for relishing in interests and pursuits.

Our vast gardens, bordered by flower beds and mature trees, offer an al fresco setting to enjoy anything from taking exercise to taking tea.

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      Your Local Authority might locate/suggest a care home that is/your Local Authority believes is suitable to meet your care and support needs, that is of a lower cost than our required weekly fee. In this circumstance the Local Authority is unlikely to agree to fully fund your stay if you choose to select our care home instead of the less expensive establishment it has sourced for/suggested to you. In this event, private ‘top-up’ payments will be necessary in order to address the shortfall between our weekly fee and the weekly fee funding available from/offered by your Local Authority.

      An additional top-up payment will almost certainly be required if you select, or we only have available, a non-standard room in the care home and your Local Authority is only prepared to pay for a standard room. If you select, or we only have available, a non-standard room in the care home, the additional cost for that non-standard room will have to be met by top-up payments.

      Owing to the fact that your financial means will have been assessed by your Local Authority, it is very likely that the Local Authority will require private top-up payments to be made by a third party from their own funds. Although the Guidance to the Care Act 2014 states that a Local Authority ought itself collect top-up payments, some require us to collect such payments on their behalf. Should the Local Authority require us to collect top-up payments, we would issue the third party who is to fund the top-up with a contractual agreement for their review and signature.

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