Home Close

Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire

01223 880233


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Our Home

The bright, welcoming purpose built accommodation at Home Close is laid out over two floors with a number of attractive wings. Each wing contains lounge and dining areas as well as kitchen and bathroom facilities. The light, airy bedrooms are decorated to a high standard and exceptionally well furnished, but we encourage our residents to bring items of their own furniture and possessions with them so that their room can become truly their own.

Home Close is in a quiet location on the outskirts of Cambridge yet within easy reach of the A14 and served by good public transport links. It is set within its own large landscaped grounds that are bordered by many mature trees, creating a private peaceful environment. In good weather, many of our residents like to walk in the grounds or sit and take tea under the shade of spreading branches. As well as the extensive lawns, there are many shrub and flower borders which continually change with the seasons, providing interest to residents and visitors alike.

Facilities

  • 72 bedrooms
  • Light and airy accommodation providing comfortable, homely surroundings
  • Nursing and residential care available
  • In-house hairdressing salon providing usual services plus manicures and hand massages
  • Specialist equipment available if required
  • Well-kept gardens
  • The home has its own minibus

Activities

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

  • Quiz events
  • Pamper days
  • Musical entertainment and workshops
  • Music & movement classes
  • Sing-Along sessions
  • Bingo
  • Crosswords
  • Nature watch
  • Coffee pot mornings
  • Excursions to garden centres, coffee mornings and luncheon trips
Allison Graveston Business Administrator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

Career progression – change from public to private sector

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

Care Co-ordinator for Trauma and Orthopaedics at West Suffolk Hospital

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

Be organised, have empathy, excellent communication and people skills. Be patient and have a good sense of humour.

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

Making a positive difference in someone’s day

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

Bed Manager at West Suffolk Hospital – managing patient flow from A & E to discharge

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

I was awarded a ‘shining light’ by the NHS for going above and beyond

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Approachable, empathetic, understanding yet professional with a passion for care

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

Spending time with my son, friends and family. I am heavily involved with the running of my local men’s senior rugby team and on the events committee for my local community

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

The people

Vanessa Ripley Head Housekeeper

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

Housewife and Mother – part time jobs at local school

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

To be thorough and have an eye for detail. Be patient even in difficult times

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

When jobs have been completed well

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Completing my NVQ’s in care and housekeeping

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Someone who listens

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

Walking, spending time with my family and caravanning

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

The friendly atmosphere; like one big family. Meeting new residents and their families

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    Home Close,
    Cow Lane,
    Fulbourn,
    Cambridgeshire,
    CB21 5HB

    01223 880233