Mill Lane Care Home | Felixstowe | Healthcare Homes
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Mill Lane

79 Garrison Lane, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7RW

A friendly and family orientated care home which has an extremely homely feel when you first walk in.

New care enquiry

01206 646646

General enquiry

01394 279509

Enviable reputation

Mill Lane specialises in residential, nursing and dementia care for the elderly living in Suffolk. The home has a warm and homely atmosphere from the minute you walk through the door and it has an enviable reputation within the local community for its high quality care.

Service facilities

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Mediterranean Garden
  • Seaside location
  • Minibus
  • On-site parking
  • Wifi access
  • Wheelchair access
  • Lift
  • Garden visiting pod
  • Specialist equipment available
  • Dietary requirements met

Care services

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About Mill Lane

Opened in 1976, Mill Lane care home is located in the pretty seaside town of Felixstowe in Suffolk. The home, which was once the local doctor’s surgery, has been sympathetically extended and refurbished to now offer a choice of welcoming reception rooms with attractive patio areas, all available for our residents and their guests to enjoy.

The dedicated team of staff offer expert care to residents. Nothing is too much trouble and they are always doing their best to respond to queries and questions. The staff treat each resident as an individual and the care is very much person-centred. For peace and tranquillity, well maintained gardens surround the home providing quiet a haven from the bustle of the nearby town.

Activities and entertainment

Daily activities and entertainment are a core part of our quality care at Mill Lane. 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:

  • Visiting entertainers
  • Musicians
  • Flower arranging
  • Quizzes
  • Bingo
  • Reading time
  • Film nights
  • Cooking
  • Needlework and sewing
  • Themed nights
  • Gardening

Dining is an essential part of the care package we provide to our residents, not only from a general health and wellbeing perspective, but we believe residents should be able to enjoy eating what they want, when they want.

The residents are asked on the day what they want to eat – there is always a good choice and the chef will do their best to make sure everyone is happy. The kitchen is well stocked. We hold regular residents’ meetings, and part of those will involve speaking with the chef about likes and dislikes.

Our chef fully assesses all dietary needs, allergies. special diets, through to preferred portion sizes and mealtimes. The catering team prides itself on producing food of the highest quality, using local suppliers to create fresh, homemade dishes each day.


Mill Lane is situated in the Old Town residential area of Felixstowe in Suffolk, and is conveniently located close to a range of shops and amenities. There is plenty for visitors to the area to enjoy includings walks to the sea front, the leisure centre, the town centre, amusement arcades and the historic old streets of Felixstowe itself – there’s lots going on.

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 27 bedrooms can be personalised to make them a real home-from-home, and residents are able to enjoy a selection of lounges, dining rooms and well-kept gardens for relaxing, socialising and entertaining.

All of 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 beautiful gardens, bordered by flower beds, offer an al fresco setting to enjoy anything from exercise to taking tea.

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      If you will be funding your stay privately, please click here to view our Resident Contract of Admission for Self-Funders.

      If a Local Authority may be funding your stay, please click here to view our Resident Terms and Conditions for a Local Authority Funded Stay.

      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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