Uvedale Hall

Needham Market, Suffolk

01449 722250


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Our Home

Uvedale Hall is one of the finest residential care homes in Suffolk, offering an unparalleled range of facilities and services in idyllic surroundings. This beautiful Georgian home boasts three elegant lounges, a south-facing conservatory and a magnificent staircase, winding round a sparkling chandelier. Our single bedrooms are all en-suite, tastefully decorated and provide television and telephone points. Whilst they are all fully furnished, we encourage our residents to bring items of their own furniture and possessions with them so that their room can become truly their own.

Named after the famous botanist, Robert Uvedale, Uvedale Hall lies in the Gipping Valley in the pretty Suffolk town of Needham Market. Close to Stowmarket and Ipswich, the home also has Needham Lake nearby, a lovely walk for the more energetic resident. Whilst Robert Uvedale was renowned for propagating the Cedar of Lebanon tree, it is the hundred year old geranium plant in the resident’s conservatory that attracts everyone today. Well-kept gardens, including a central fountain, are also available for our residents to enjoy.

Facilities

  • 29 bedrooms
  • Visiting optician, dentist, chiropodist and reflexologist
  • In-house hairdressing salon
  • Two elegant lounges
  • South facing conservatory
  • Large well stocked fish pond and beautiful gardens
  • Special diets catered for

Activities

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

  • Games room
  • Garden club
  • Choir
  • Chair-based exercises
  • Visits from the local Vicar
  • Knitting afternoons
  • Supermarket visits
  • Cookery
  • Art & crafts
  • Life stories
  • Special events
  • Boccia club
  • Yoga
  • Reminiscence and music therapy
  • Fishing club
  • Kurling club
  • Bowling club
  • Minibus trips
  • Guest speakers
Jon Hammond Home Manager

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

Regional Manager suggested that I make enquiries as Healthcare Homes offered a friendly, customer focused approach compared to the corporate company I was currently working for at the time.

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

Extra Care Scheme Manager, Day Centre Manager

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

Everyone who works in care should be compassionate about the people they support and appreciate the sacrifices that some people have had to make leaving their friends and home behind

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

Interacting with the residents and listening to their interesting stories and life experiences. It is amazing to hear some of the fascinating stories and experiences the residents have had

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

Entering a home that had an established management and settled culture and establishing new ideas and different approaches to procedures

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

My current position as Home Manager, considering that I only started my career in health care in 2011

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Leading by example by setting a high standard of care and consideration to the residents, relatives, visitors and staff

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

I like watching club and international rugby, darts, snooker and formula 1 motor racing. I enjoy listening to a wide variety of music

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

The residents have a wide mixture of life experiences. Every day is different. Some of the staff take great pride and pleasure in what they do

Anna Coker Head of Housekeeping

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I knew about the home as I live in Needham Market. A friend of the company recommended the home. I thought I would thrive in a care home environment

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

Caretaker at Stowmarket Community Education Centre

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

Be very flexible, reliable, trustworthy and be multi-skilled

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

All of it. I enjoy my job and enjoy spending one-to-one time with the residents

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

Every day can be a challenge. On occasion preparing a room for a new resident at very short notice

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Obtaining my NVQ and being nominated for a Healthcare Homes Group award

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Being able to listen to ideas and to be open minded. To be approachable and join in. Have a good sense of humour.

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

Socialising, spending time with family and reading

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

Seeing our residents every day and having a great time in my daily work

Jo Watson Business Administrator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I like working in an office environment and had previously worked in care. I thought it would be a great opportunity to join the two skills together

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

I worked for Papworth Trust caring for people with challenging behaviour and autism

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

Communication, empathy towards our residents and their families. Organisational skills, be approachable and have a pleasant telephone manner

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

Knowing that my day ahead is unpredictable which gives me a challenge

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

Working with challenging behaviour and completing Unisafe training. In my current role, keeping up to date with current legislation

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Getting used to new systems and achieving a good understanding of my role requirements

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Be able to communicate at all levels. Being fair to all staff members and treating everyone equally. Have an open mind and be approachable. Have a friendly disposition and a good sense of humour

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

Socialising. Spending time with my grandchildren and two Bichons

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

Our residents and staff and the fact that it is a happy home with lots of very interesting characters and personalities. I look forward to our social events we have and being involved in organising and planning these

Amanda Newman Head chef

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

The job offered flexibility

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

Managed a bar and worked in the catering field

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

Patience, a good communicator, ability to be creative with the resident’s dietary requirements

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

I enjoy the whole day, especially talking to our residents

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

Catering for 150 people for a social event involving GP’s, paramedics, district nurses and other healthare professionals

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

I have catered for several celebrities such as Steve Harley from Cockney Rebel

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Approachable, friendly, opem-minded, fair and prepared to join in the fun

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

Reading, walking my spaniel and socialising

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

Working with my colleagues and our residents as they are such great fun to be around

Jan Axton Activities Co-ordinator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I like organising social events and wanted to spend my time helping the residents enjoy normal everyday activities

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

Care co-ordinator on the stroke unit at West Suffolk Hospital

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

I feel you need to be able to listen and have a good imagination. Remembering everyone is different and we have all had very individual upbringings and experiences

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

Talking and interacting with every resident

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

As I have only just joined the home, my challenge is finding interesting things to engage as many residents as possible

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Encouraging the staff, family and friends at the stroke unit to raise over £30,000 in a year to renovate 3 derelict rooms for therapy use

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Have an open door, be able to listen and seeing things from both sides

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

I am the landlady at our village hall and also a volunteer at our village hall once a month

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

I am looking forward to the warmer weather so residents can go in to the garden and enjoy walks, gardening and outside games

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    Uvedale Hall,
    Coddenham Road,
    Needham Market,
    Suffolk,
    IP6 8AX

    01449 722250