Great Horkesley Manor Care Home in Great Horkesley, Colchester, has been praised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following its most recent inspection by the independent regulator.

The home on Nayland Road was given an overall rating of ‘Good;’ following the CQC inspection.

The CQC judges care homes on their levels of care, responsiveness, safety, effectiveness and leadership. They also incorporate comments from residents and their relatives into their assessments. Following this, the CQC produces a report of their findings.

The latest report for Great Horkesley Manor highlighted the positive management system and staff commitment which enabled residents to live according to their own preferences.

A Friendly Atmosphere

One resident told the CQC representatives: “There’s a very friendly atmosphere here. I know if I am worried about anything they will help me.”

Another resident added: “There’s a very friendly attitude throughout here. It’s a very pleasant place to live. I could go anywhere here, and they would be friendly to me at all times. The staff are respectful. They know what they’re doing, and I would trust them. I feel wanted here.”

Other comments from the inspectors included:

“The service was consistently managed and well-led”

“People’s needs were met through good organisation and delivery”

“People were supported and treated with dignity and respect; and involved as partners in their care”

“People’s outcomes were consistently good, and their feedback confirmed this”

Continuous Improvement

Alison Day, Home Manager at Great Horkesley Manor, said: “The CQC’s recognition of the quality of care provided at Great Horkesley and its rating of ‘good’ is testament to the hard work, dedication, passion and expertise of the staff.

“We all pride ourselves on delivering individualised and person-centred care to enable our residents to have maximum choice and to live as fulfilling a life as possible.

“While we are delighted to have received such a positive inspection, we won’t be resting on our laurels and are always looking at ways to improve.”

Great Horkesley Manor Care Home has recently undergone significant refurbishment work to the original manor part of the building. This includes a stylish new lounge bar and stunning recreational areas.

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Christmas has officially arrived at Great Horkesley Manor Care Home near Colchester. A huge Christmas tree with twinkling lights greeted visitors to our Christmas Fair on Friday 29th November. Friends, relatives, and local residents joined Great Horkesley Manor’s residents for an evening of festive fun.

The annual event saw a whole host of stalls offering festive food and gifts, while local performers entertained the crowds. Local children also got the chance to meet Santa in his grotto to tell him about their Christmas wishes. The Colchester Branch of The Royal British Legion helped ensure the evening was a merry one, by providing a mulled wine tent.

All together we raised £521 for the residents’ fund, which will help us to organise more exciting events and activities for them to enjoy in 2020.

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Residents at Great Horkesley Manor Care Home near Colchester have enjoyed the first special occasion in their newly refurbished lounge bar. Extensive works to the front rooms of the original manor house have created modern, warm and welcoming spaces for residents to relax, with stunning views of the surrounding grounds.

The first gathering of residents in the new lounge bar was to celebrate Great Horkesley Manor resident Zoe’s 100th birthday. Surrounded by birthday balloons and banners, residents, relatives, and the Great Horkesley team joined Zoe for a birthday tea party. Zoe was presented with a beautiful handmade cake to mark her milestone.

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Residents at Great Horkesley Manor Care Home near Colchester have some lovely new spaces to relax. Two of the feature rooms in the original part of the manor house have been lovingly refurbished.

Work began in the summer in conjunction with HomeSmiths Interior Designs, to create a tea room, sunroom, and new lounge bar with a comfortable contemporary feel. New features for the rooms include bespoke built-in bookshelves and storage spaces, as well as a purpose-built bar.

With light and warming colours, comfortable furnishings, and elegant fireplaces, our residents will be able to enjoy these homely and inviting new spaces while watching winter wildlife in our stunning grounds.

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Residents at Great Horkesley Manor have had another exciting month of events and activities. Cake has certainly been a recurring theme during the start of Autumn at the Manor. With the MacMillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, trips to Fillpots local garden centre, and even a ‘Star Baker’ award at a Care Home Bake Off Competition!

To counteract all of those lovely treats we have also enjoyed a lot of dancing. Residents have been having a good old boogie at our Friday afternoon disco dancing sessions, which are a great way to start the weekend, and also help to promote mobility. Last month also saw the return of firm Great Horkesley Manor favourites Air Raid Jive, with their wartime songs and swing dancing.

Read all about this month’s shenanigans at the Manor by downloading the newsletter below.

 

Great Horkesley Manor Newsletter October 2019

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It has been a busy September at Great Horkesley Manor Care Home! With pet therapy, a care home Bake Off, live music, and a bumper harvest from the residents’ vegetable garden, we have had a lot of fun at the Manor.

Catch up with all of the latest news by downloading our September newsletter below.

Great Horkesley Newsletter September 2019

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Well done to Jo, Jane, and Kate from the Great Horkesley Manor family. They took on an epic 26-mile walk on Sunday to raise money for our residents. We felt for them in the heat, but the scenery around Alton Water in Suffolk was stunning!

Kate and Jo completed the full marathon, and Jane who had a broken foot this time last year managed an impressive 17 miles. So far they have raised £972 for our residents’ fund, with more donations due to come in over the weekend. 

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Great Hawkesley Go To Nearly Festival

We love making dreams come true at Great Horkesley Manor Care Home.

It had been a longstanding ambition of our resident Pam Morris to go to Nearly Festival at Colchester Recreational Ground. With a bit of assistance from the brilliant FaNs network, who help to keep the residents of Essex care homes connected to their wider community, Pam’s wish came true!

Our staff members Lynsey and Jo helped get Pam ready for the festival. With her make up done and her hair styled as she wished, Pam looked really excited and had a huge smile on her face. Care Home Manager Alison joined the gang, and they all made their way to the festival for the afternoon.

When they arrived, they were given neon wristbands and headed to the food and drink stalls. Pam ordered a pink gin lemonade from the bar, then everyone sat and listened to a variety of different music tribute acts (Ariana Grande, Beyonce and Britpop to name a few). Pam had a great time singing, dancing, meeting people, and having her photo taken with some of the festival staff. After sampling the festival staples of burgers and ice cream, everyone returned to the Manor. Like a true festival goer, Pam has insisted on keeping her wristband on as a memento!

Since then, Pam has been talking animatedly about what a great time she had, and the people and things that she saw. Jo asked Pam if she would like to go again and she replied enthusiastically “Oh yeah!”

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