Cavell Court is an 80-bed care home in Cringleford, just a few miles from Norwich. The home provides a range of round-the-clock care services and every aspect of the home is designed to ensure that residents continue to enjoy a fulfilling life.
Residents keep busy and active, whether that means continuing to do lifelong hobbies, or discovering new interests. Our specialist lifestyle team gets to know each resident, their passions and pet-hates, hobbies and life stories before designing an activity plan tailored to your loved one’s unique needs.
All of the Cavell Court care home team understand that the process of choosing residential care for a loved one is an emotional process. We’re here to make things as easy as possible, supporting you from the first time you look around Cavell Court through to your loved one moving in, and throughout the time they’re with us.
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I finished my nursing degree in Portugal, where I then worked for almost a year in Continuing Healthcare. After this, I decided that I wanted to discover new countries, new cultures and meet new people, so I moved to the UK to work as a nurse. I joined Care UK because I wanted to be part of a care home that provides a high level of care to residents. Care UK places residents at the heart of everything they do and this matches my own ideas about care.
I believe someone in this role should be able to communicate effectively with their colleagues and have great empathy for others. Working as a team is crucial to achieving a high level of care within the home.
I really enjoy spending time with residents and getting to know them as individuals. I think it is really important to involve residents’ friends and families in their daily care, so I make it my goal to get to know the families too. I am most looking forward to meeting new residents and providing the best care at all times. I believe that together we can make a difference.
I joined Care UK in 2014, as I wanted to work for an organisation that lives by its values and puts people, both residents and employees, at the heart of everything they do.
I think it’s important to be a good listener in this role, never make assumptions and ask the right questions, in order to understand what people are looking for in a care home. I really enjoy meeting new residents and welcoming them into our beautiful care home. My favourite part of the day is getting to know each resident and learning about their life experiences.
At Cavell Court, I’m keen to dispel the myths and misconceptions that many people still have about care homes, and to let people see for themselves the expertise of our team, the high standards we all adhere to and the quality of activity based care that we provide. Our aim is to promote independence and support residents to lead happy and fulfilled lives.
Before joining Care UK at Cavell Court care home in 2015, I worked as a catering manager for a commercial catering company. I heard about Care UK and their dedication to providing personalised care, and thought that it was the type of company I would like to work for.
Having a commercial background I wanted something different, that would be both challenging and rewarding, which is why this role stood out for me. I believe that as long as you have a passion for food as head chef then you can adapt to any environment.
My favourite part of the day is walking around the home after food service and hearing residents’ feedback. It is great to meet those I cook for and find out about their likes and dislikes. I am now looking forward to greeting new residents to Cavell Court and getting to know them too.
Before joining Care UK in 2015 I worked as a contract administrator and PA. I have found working in a brand new care home my biggest career highlight, where we all work as a team and the residents always come first.
I am most looking forward to meeting the residents and building a welcoming and friendly atmosphere at the home.
I decided to join Care UK as I wanted to continue my career in the care industry, which I am very passionate about. Before taking this role at Cavell Court, I worked as a care assistant and care trainer. As well as holding NVQ qualifications in health and social care, I also have a background in education.
I think to work as lifestyle lead, you need to be able to think outside the box, and be willing to go the extra mile to ensure residents are happy. It is also quite important to not be afraid to act the fool sometimes in order to get a smile and create atmosphere in the home! I love knowing that as a team we have made a difference to someone’s day; it’s very rewarding.
Cavell Court is built over three floors and each floor is divided into smaller suites to create a ‘home within a home’ atmosphere that residents who are living with dementia find particularly reassuring.
Each suite has its own lounge, bistro-style dining room, assisted bathroom plus a selection of individually decorated bedrooms with en-suite facilities. Cavell Court also has its own reminiscence room, a coffee shop where residents can enjoy a cup of coffee and a slice of cake with their visitors, a cinema, and even its own hair and beauty salon offering a range of treatments.
On warm days our secure, landscaped gardens are a popular place for a stroll or just to sit and enjoy a cup of tea and watch the visiting wildlife. A number of Cavell Court residents are keen gardeners and help to keep this lovely shared space looking good.
At our Norwich care home we believe in enhancing residents’ self-assurance and quality of life. Our dedicated lifestyle team looks at each resident’s mental, emotional and physical wellbeing and finds ways to enhance them with one-to-one or group activities, events and trips. We also include activities that involve local schools and colleges as well as community groups and charities, so that residents continue to feel a part of local life.
The home’s lifestyle team gives residents regular ‘Oomph’ – this is a group exercise programme that’s proving very popular. Oomph uses sensory props, music and reminiscence to improve mobility and enhance wellbeing. Residents have a huge amount of fun and even report that they sleep better after these active sessions.
To get the most out of activities, the lifestyle team ensures that photos and notes about the activities that each resident takes part in are captured in their own personalised folder. They can then share their experiences and memories with friends and family when they visit.
We work with some of the leaders in the architectural and design industries to create dementia-friendly home environments where people with the visual, hearing and mobility impairments associated with dementia can move around freely and independently.
Anything from furnishings and paint colours, lighting and signage can make a difference, so we incorporate the latest thinking and standards in these areas into the design of our care homes.
Caring for a loved one who has dementia, and making the decision for them to move into permanent residential or nursing care can be hugely challenging for all the family. We support each resident and their family in any way we can. We’re always here if you need emotional or practical support, and we’ll work with you to forge a new role in your loved one’s day-to-day care.
You’re welcome to visit any time of the day or night and take part in the care home’s activities, to help your loved one with their morning or evening routine, or to just enjoy a relaxing meal with them.
Our practical, free dementia-friendly guides also have lots of advice and tips on ways to support a loved one with dementia.
I am perfectly satisfied with the way my brother is being cared for…I am happy with the way he is being treated by the staff. They try to get to know him on a personal basis.
To all the kind people at Cavell Court, we would like to say a huge thank you for the care and kindness you showed Mum during her time with you. We could not have chosen a better home for her.
I am very comfortable here. All the staff are most helpful caring for my needs.
140 Dragonfly Lane
NR4 7SW (postcode for sat nav NR4 7LH)
Telephone: 03333 211 980
Calls may be recorded for quality and training purposes.
Every Thursday, 10am - 3pm
Are you or a loved one experiencing memory problems? Would you like to join like-minded people for a fun session of stimulating activities, from word and memory games to reminiscence and chats about current affairs?
Our Cogs Club meets every week and offers activities especially designed to keep the memory and mind active. The cost of the club is £15 per person and includes a light lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
If you or a loved one would like to give the Cogs Club a try, please call the home or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
First Monday of every month, 10am - 12 noon
Every month the Norfolk Deaf Association (NDA) will be holding a drop-in clinic at Cavell Court care home. This is open to those in the local area, as well as residents of Cavell Court.
The NDA can provide hearing aid maintenance, advice on assistive listening devices and communication methods, and support on hearing loss and other related conditions.
For more information on the next event please call the home or email email@example.com.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00
Cavell Court care home is pleased to welcome Maggie Martin from In The End - Care, who will give expert advice and guidance on early planning for your future care.
FREE EVENT - for more information or to book your free place, please call or email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the form below.
April 10 2017
Residents and Care UK teams across the country sung their hearts out when they celebrated Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday with a nationwide sing-along.
April 7 2017
Cavell Court has celebrated the 100th birthday of a popular resident who has attributed her long and happy life to good clean living and her faith.
March 27 2017
Residents at Cavell Court sung their hearts out when they celebrated Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday by joining a nationwide sing-along.