St Mary's Court Care Home, Braintree, Essex
St Mary’s Court Care Home in Bocking, near Braintree, in Essex offers you a warm and welcoming home and the highest quality dementia, specialist and nursing care.
Our multi-award winning team has been recognised regionally and nationally for the activities we provide, nutrition and hydration, housekeeping, leadership, employment practices and training. The CQC has rated us as Good in all areas and Outstanding for our Leadership.
Introducing St Mary’s Court Care Home in Bocking
St Mary’s Court Care Home provides expert dementia, specialist and nursing care for up to 89 people within four separate units. We care for:
We have a highly trained team and above average staffing levels and our ethos of Kindness, Comfort and Respect ensures residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Plenty on offer at St Mary’s Court
We offer fantastic facilities in a warm and friendly homely environment, with plenty of activities, entertainment and 10-acres of beautiful, secure grounds to walk around. We also have a superb hairdressing salon.
Each of our four units has a dining room with lots of choice on the menu, or people can eat in their own room if they prefer. Our first-class catering team has won awards for nutrition and hydration. All food and drink is included in our all-inclusive packages.
I just wanted to say thank God there are people like you working in the care system that give us the knowledge that not everyone is bad. I thank my lucky stars that you were on Ash unit to look after Ian and care and protect him. Now I truly know you are my guardian angel.
Ian is at home this weekend. He doesn’t speak much now, just the odd word, but he likes me to sing to him and he tries to join in. I don’t think we will be hitting the big time with our voices!!!! I just love being around him – he is my hero and I love him. I hope you and your family are well and happy. Thank you for being you. Lots of love, Jane”
“The staff are not only professional in their approach, they are also very personable and it’s clear they do actually care above all else. The facilities and organisation are first rate. The buildings and grounds are well maintained and reflect the high standards of care taken throughout the care village. My wife’s dignity is respected at all times and her comfort is always the main focus.”
“I’ve been at the home for nearly 18 months, I know what it’s all about and would recommend the above home because I like it very much and I’m happy here.”
Updated 15th October 2020.
The health, safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff team are always our top priority. We have therefore put in place comprehensive plans to ensure a robust response to the coronavirus outbreak in the UK. Our plans are being kept under regular review and updated as advised by the Government, Public Health England and associated advisory bodies.
This page details some of the measures we currently have in place at St Mary's Court Care Home. This information is intended for our residents, their family and friends, our staff team, and any other potential visitors to our care homes.
For comprehensive information about the coronavirus itself, please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
With effect from October 17th 2020, Essex County was placed in Tier 2 in respect of COVID-19 rules and restrictions. This means that visits to care homes are not currently permitted except in exceptional circumstances, for example to visit an individual who is at the end of their life.
We maintain close telephone contact with regular visitors/nominated representatives, and ensure that all information is being communicated as needed. Equally we have reassured all families and friends that they can telephone at any time, and where possible they will be able to speak directly with residents. We are also actively supporting Facebook messaging and Skype to enable residents to enjoy face time with their loved ones if they choose.
In addition, visits from the local community and external entertainment into the homes are cancelled for the foreseeable future. Our activities team works across the 7 day week, and they have successfully adapted their programme to offer a diverse range of pastimes and activities whilst promoting social distancing.
Our staff team observe strict infection control precautions, including the use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We have good supplies of PPE, including face masks which are being routinely worn for all care and support.
Visits from the local community and external entertainment into the homes are suspended for the foreseeable future. Our activities team works across the seven day week, and they have successfully adapted their programme to offer a diverse range of pastimes and activities whilst promoting social distancing. We are also making full use of our extensive grounds.
We have cancelled all mini-bus outings (with the exception of short rides out which do not require residents to get off the bus), and residents are being asked to stay on site. The only reason for leaving site being to seek urgent medical care. We have cancelled any non-urgent appointments and await guidance regarding when these can safely be rescheduled.
Our coronavirus outbreak leadership team meets weekly as a minimum to review the measures we have in place, the latest government guidance, and to agree any new actions required.
We have been overwhelmed by the fabulous support we have received, and take this opportunity to sincerely thank our team, and our residents and their loved ones.
If you have comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.