Bilney Hall

Dereham, Norfolk

01362 860246


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Our Home

Bilney Hall is an example of a quality care home in East Bilney, close to Dereham, that offers a splendid environment for gracious living. The Hall dates back to the 19th century yet its luxurious facilities are very much 21st century. The home was extended in 2010 to provide 21 new single en-suite rooms.  Generous single rooms, all with en-suite facilities, are tastefully decorated and provide our residents with the necessary facilities for a quality life in later years. The residential home provides residential care for frail elderly residents and has separate wings for those with dementia. Bilney Hall are ‘dementia friends’ with the Dementia Alliance Group and as such a senior carer is training with the Dementia Alliance Group as a care coach.

Although all rooms are fully furnished, we encourage residents to bring with them items of furniture and personal possessions so that their room can be a true ‘home from home’.

Bilney Hall is situated in the picturesque village of East Bilney, just a few miles from the market towns of Dereham and Fakenham. Set in six acres of extensive grounds, it offers fantastic facilities as compared to other homes in the area. Our residents can relax in the stunning walled garden and wooded parkland that surround the home allowing them to really enjoy this haven within the beautiful Norfolk countryside.

Facilities

  • 63 bedrooms
  • Impressive 19th century Hall modernised for 21st century living
  • Visiting optician, dentist and chiropodist
  • In-house hairdressing salon offering usual services and in addition, manicures and hand massages
  • Beautiful extensive gardens
  • Resident’s 1950’s kitchen
  • Large day rooms

Activities

A wide range of activities are organised at the home, including:

  • Musicians
  • Flower arranging
  • Crossword competitions
  • Restaurant nights
  • Shopping excursions
  • Pamper days
  • Baking and cookery
  • Arts and crafts
  • Name That Tune Quiz
  • Where in the World Quiz
  • Afternoon teas
Nikki Shaw Home Manager

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

To allow me to give better care

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Ward sister, ortho/medical unit

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Have experience of managing a team. Lots of life experiences. Willing to help a learning environment

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Seeing the residents smile

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

Developing a service for residents primarily with dementia

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Winning an award (National) in 2000 for innovation and creative practice. Queen’s Nursing institute award

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Leadership skills, enthusiasm, thinking on your feet, empowering nature and passion.

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

Pilates and cycling. My husband cooking a Jamie Oliver 15 minute meal on a Saturday (usually takes 2 hours). A weekend drive in a classic Alfa Romeo

What do you enjoy/you looking forward to most about working at this care home?

Working with such a great team

Angie Farmer Activities Co-ordinator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

Recommendation of a friend

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Retail manager

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

To be open minded and flexible. Have patience, understanding and a sense of humour. Be empathetic with residents.

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

Current role – holding a dog show, our sensory garden project and 150 years Bilney Hall project. Career: Smashing targets as a temporary manager

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Getting my own store to manage

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Good office acumen, be a pro-active leader, a good man-manager, respect confidentiality and cares for staff welfare. An individual who genuinely cares for residents and their environment. To be able to create a positive working environment.

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

Spending time with family and friends, being at the coast and looking after our old dog.

What do you enjoy/you looking forward to most about working at this care home?

Walking in to a happy environment and having a fab and positive day with our residents

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    Bilney Hall,
    East Bilney,
    Dereham,
    Norfolk,
    NR20 4AL

    01362 860246