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

intermediate care HSJ guides

24 Apr 2017

As delayed transfers of care remain at record highs, how can we reduce unnecessary hospital stays for older people? That was the key question at an HSJ event held in association with Four Seasons Health Care.

The roundtable heard that the healthcare system often finds reasons not to deal with care home residents and looked at the success of an innovative collaboration between the NHS and care homes in Belfast.

With a collaborative approach between care homes and the NHS, older people are able to leave hospital and receive expert care, whilst assessing whether their long term future would be in their current home or a local care home. “The idea is that it would provide short term rehabilitation in conjunction with the two trusts in that area. The joint partnerships with the trusts I’ve worked with have just been amazing, and that’s what makes it work”, explained Janice Brown, Four Seasons’ regional manager for the Belfast and Newtownabbey area.

In addition to the improvements from a collaborative solution, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust reported that the joint partnership approach of providing a bed in a care home reduced their yearly cost by more than half.

You can read further thoughts and insights from the HSJ Roundtable, in association with Four Seasons Health Care, at HSJ Roundtable Guides

care home awards

15 Feb 2017

Anne Mansfield, a carer at Catchpole Court Care Home in Sudbry has made it to the final of the Great British Care Awards the the ‘Care Newcomer’ category.

Marie Smale, Home Manager, said: “We’re all very proud of Anne and we wish her the best of luck. Anne is a fantastic asset for us to have here at Catchpole Court. She regularly goes above and beyond the call of duty to provide special experiences and make a difference to the residents’ lives.

“Anne is already a winner in our eyes.”

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

care home awards

30 Nov 2016

Catchpole Court Care Home in Sudbry is celebrating the success of six of its Care Assistants after they successfully graduated from the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) programme.

Marie Small, Care Home Manager said: “Everyone here congratulates Flora, Karen, Marian, Marinette, Roslyn and Sonia on their success. We’ve all supported them every step of the way and it’s great to see their hard work pay off. They are a great asset to the care home, and provide fantastic support to the residents here. They’re a great part of the team. Well done again! I can’t wait to see you putting your new skills to use.”

The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nurse duties, such as medication rounds. This benefit’s the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.

Jo Vasey, Four Seasons Health Care Managing Director for the South East of England, said: “We’re all really proud of every single CHAP and nurse who mentors them through the programme. Here at Four Seasons we’re committed to developing our staff and this is one way we can do that. Well done again! All of your hard work and dedication has paid off.”

Are you considering a career in care? Take a look at our current vacancies page.

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Care Home Manager

Marie Smale

Walnut Tree Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1BD

01787 690917

01787 378836

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