Welcome to Catchpole Court Care Home

Found in the beautiful market town of Sudbury in Suffolk, Catchpole Court is a caring haven for those with dementia or nursing needs. With many bedrooms overlooking the pretty secure gardens, it is a calming place where residents can feel at ease.

We want those who come to live here to make it their home and we encourage everyone to fill their rooms with the special things that bring them pleasure. We will even change the décor of individual bedrooms to help residents settle in.

The home has two areas: the Gainsborough Unit for those whose needs are related to dementia and the Constable Unit for residents who require more general nursing care, although patients with dementia may be cared for here too. Day and night, highly trained staff including mental health and general nurses take great personal pride in helping those who come to live here.

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Life at Catchpole Court Care Home

A carer and a resident

Catchpole Court does not have en-suites or posh furniture, but it clearly concentrates on what is the really important thing, and that is excellent care. There is a registered nurse there at all times that keeps tabs on each resident’s health on a day to day basis. All the staff seem very capable and committed, and interact well with the residents, so they contribute much more than just the physical care. Each resident is treated very much as an individual, with their likes/dislikes, interests, hobbies, etc taken on board. The food is ‘home cooked’ every day, it is good quality and nutritious, there is a good variety, and residents have a choice. This feels as much like a home as it could do for my dad, not an institution. There is a dedicated organiser of social events and activities. The home arranges outside care such as hairdressing and chiropody without the need for relatives’ involvement (except to pay the extra small charges). The rooms are nicely decorated, very clean and with adequate furniture and a basin, and they have a nice big window. The home does not smell! I believe that if you asked any resident, they would say they are happy there. I so appreciate the fact that the rest of my dad’s family can live our lives in the knowledge that he is being well cared for. Before he went there, I did not realise that such good homes existed. I am sure that my dad feels well cared for, valued and respected as a person, and safe. This really is an excellent care home for residents with dementia and/or with limited mobility and/or medical conditions. There are also some residents that do not appear to fit into those categories and who seem to be very happy. Please note that what I have said relates to Constable Unit, as I have no experience of Gainsborough Unit.

Elizabeth Day, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Catchpole Court Care Home

My husband Mr Reg Cuthill has been at Catchpole care home since 2009. He has been treated with dignity and much care. The staff are wonderful; from the manager down. Food is very good. I would recommend this care home if asked.

Mary Cuthill, Wife of Resident/Service User at Catchpole Court Care Home

Some days food is good depending on choice, would rather not have spices in my food.

Jean Cutmore, Resident / Service User at Catchpole Court Care Home

Jill is extremely happy with all aspects of the home.

Jill Gibbons, Resident / Service User at Catchpole Court Care Home

Joyce is happy living at Catchpole Court she has a nice room which her family looks after. Her bed has all her own linen on supplied by the family.

Joyce Bartch, Resident / Service User at Catchpole Court Care Home

Sylvie seems happy with the home overall.

Sylvie Stanford, Resident / Service User at Catchpole Court Care Home

Joan appears happy and content with the care she receives within the care home. She likes it that her son can visit anytime day or night.

Joan Ford, Resident / Service User at Catchpole Court Care Home

Catchpole Court offers a very good service, my father has been here 6 years and has been well cared for at all times. The staff are very friendly and attentive doing all they can at all times for little remuneration, I am regularly updated on my fathers health and well being and enjoy my visits to the home. The activities are well catered for and much more. The home is regularly decorated and kept very clean and the gardens are a pleasure with a sensory garden for the residents. All in all I would highly recommend this home.

Liz King, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Catchpole Court Care Home

Cathcpole Court provides top quality care throughout their service to residents who can be extremely difficult to manage. All aspect of the care home provide a welcoming, caring and cheerful service from laundry and kitchen to nursing and management. I can find no fault with the care given and the kind attention of all the staff.

Douglas New, Son of Resident/Service User at Catchpole Court Care Home

I have only been here for a day or two now, but I like the social side of the lounge, and the carers and staff are very nice.

Eileen Richmond, Resident / Service User at Catchpole Court Care Home

Types of care

Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...

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Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Catchpole Court Care Home whether...

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End of life / palliative care

It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....

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Specialist care

Catchpole Court Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with...

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Catchpole Court Care Home in Sudbury. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.

  • All single rooms
  • On site hairdressing
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Sensory gardens
  • Flat screen TV in lounge
  • Wi-fi

Our news


11 Dec 2017

Four Seasons Health Care picked up three accolades on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at the Training Journal (TJ) Awards. Winning three categories meant that Four Seasons Health Care led the way, as they were the only organisation to win in multiple categories.

Who were the winners?

The Dementia Care Framework won the ‘Best Change Management Programme’, which is a fantastic achievement and further highlights the positive impact this is having on the lives of people living in Four Seasons homes with dementia.

The Judges commented: “We recognise Four Health Care work in the field of dementia care as innovative and thorough in its approach, being both effective and transformative. It had a bold vision that was well executed in a challenging environment.”

The Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ), Four Seasons’ very own internal publication to develop nurse knowledge and share best practice won its category of ‘Best Organisational Development Programme'.

The Judges commented: “The design of this intervention, which on the surface appears very simple, completely meets the needs of the organisation and has had significant impact. A particular strength was that Four Seasons Health Care decided to make these resources freely available to anyone, making the impact even greater and is improving healthcare outcomes in care homes everywhere.”

The CNJ is available to view on the Four Seasons website here.

Finally, Louise Morris the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Lead won the main award of the night and was crowned the ‘Learning and Development Professional of the Year’.

The Judges stated: “Louise has had a transformational impact, not only on the learning and development of staff at Four Seasons Health Care, but also on the well-being of residents. Through a review of an existing programme, Louise drove design and improvement which has had significant benefits through improved care, staff practice and confidence and commitment to their work and professional development.”

More information about the role of a CHAP is available on the Four Seasons website here.

Congratulations to everyone on this fantastic achievement!


21 Nov 2017

Megan Grant, a student from Nottingham University dedicated her time over the summer to provide a lovely piece of artwork from the residents at Catchpole Court Care Home in Sudbury.

Megan originally from the area, wanted to do one last final thing before she left for university, and thought a mural for the residents was a lovely legacy.

Marie Smale, Home Manager, said: “The artwork is fantastic and I want to thank Megan for all of her hard work. The piece is situated outside our Gainsborough Unit for us all to enjoy when walking along the corridor. We wish Megan all the best in her studies at Nottingham University.”

Are you looking for a care home in Sudbury? Catchpole Court Care Home offers support for all types of care including dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and specialist care.


5 Jul 2017

A Sudbury Care Home has been rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection.

Catchpole Court received the rating against criteria of being safe, effective, caring and well led.

The inspectors found, however that people did not have enough to do and there was a lack of social stimulation – a point the business is working hard to improve.

The home are in the process of recruiting a member of staff of increase the range of activities available.

The inspection was carried out on the home in early May. Spokeswoman Marjorie Condacos, said: “It’s a credit to the dedication of the care team that the home was rated as ‘Good’ overall and against each of the core criteria that the Care Quality Commission inspectors use.

“It is also heartening to see the very positive comments by residents and their relatives and to know the team is so well appreciated.”

Inspectors have said that people were happy living in the home. One resident said: “A nice community and the carers are very good. A visitor said: “The carers are so friendly. They treat everyone as a person.”

The home has achieved a customer satisfaction rating of around 98% in the feedback from residents, their relatives and visiting health care professionals.

A spokesman said: “The inspectors saw there was sufficient staff on duty to meet people’s needs in a timely way.

“The inspectors said there was a choice of meals to suit people’s dietary requirements and individual preferences, with refreshments offered throughout the day.”

That wasn’t the end of the good news either, as local MP James Cartlidge, personally wrote to the home commending them of their success.

His letter read: “I am writing to congratulate Catchpole Court Care Home on having being rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.

I was pleased to hear about the great work done by Catchpole Court Care Home in the local paper and I would like to commend you on your process of increasing the range of activities for residents. I wish you all the best with your dedicated work, it is a great contribution to the local community.

Are you looking for a care home in Sudbury? Catchpole Court offers support for all types of care including dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and specialist care.

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Care Home Manager

Marie Smale

Walnut Tree Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1BD

01787 844642

01787 378836

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