Sonnet Care Homes (Essex) Limited, Braintree, Essex


Sonnet Care Homes (Essex) Limited

The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court Care Homes in Braintree, Essex

Residents who tell us the overall quality of their care is 'Good' or better 0

Residents who say we provide sufficient activities 0

Residents who tell us they felt safe here during the pandemic 0

Residents who rate the quality of food as 'Good or better' 0

Residents who tell us their overall level of comfort is 'Good or better' 0

Every Sonnet care home care programme is different, because so are the people who live in them

At our care homes in Braintree the resident is at the heart of everything we do. It is really important to us that people live the days that they choose. That they have the activities that they want to.


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    We're rated Good by the CQC in 2016


    Food Hygiene rating very good

    The results of the residents and relatives survey

    KEY QUESTIONS2020201920182017201620152014
    Do you believe we provide care which is safe, within a safe environment?100%100%98%100%98%98%95%
    Do you find us to be effective in meeting your (relative / friends') needs?94%97%98%95%100%100%89%
    Are we caring?94%97%95%97%95%96%93%
    Are we responsive?88%91%96%97%95%96%93%
    Is the home well-led?89%94%97%97%95%94%78%
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    People choose to live in a Sonnet residential care home for many reasons – our expert care, the quality of our facilities, the reassurance of a friend’s recommendation – but above all they know that we are here to help them with kindness, comfort and respect.

    We believe that everyone has the right to live their life to the full, the way they want to. Whether you love to get out and about with friends, enjoy the peace of a beautiful garden, or live for the match on Saturday, we’re here to help you live the way you choose.

    Testimonials about our care homes

    My mother has been a long term resident at The New Deanery and has enjoyed her time at the home, she has always been treated with the utmost care and respect, all the staff have been kind and affectionate with her, in genuinely understanding her needs.


    I have never had to make a complaint and have always felt re-assured by getting to know the staff that my mother has been cared for in the best place. The atmosphere around the home is pleasant, friendly and relaxing.

    The New Deanery care home in Braintree

    Dennis A - Son of a resident

    I have found St. Mary’s Court to be excellent for my brother. He has much improved in his well being and personal hygiene, which concerned us. I have seen him slowly becoming more aware and interacting with us.


    The facilities are very good and rooms are spacious, yet retain a homely feel. Everywhere is spotlessly clean and lots of staff around who are always willing to help and chat about resident.


    There are lots of outings and in-house activities to keep residents active and stimulated.

    The St Mary's Court care home in Braintree

    Patricia A - Sister of a resident

    My mum has been at The New Deanery for four years and has been looked after by a caring staff for all that time.


    She came after a spell at Broomfield hospital and asked to stay at The New Deanery – she did not want to go back home. This says it all about the care and attention she has been given.


    Each and every member of staff who have looked after her during her time here cannot be praised highly enough.

    The New Deanery care home in Braintree

    C Barnard - Son of a resident

    You can read more of our customer and family member testimonials on our Testimonials page.

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    The New Deanery residential care home, Braintree, Essex

    The New Deanery is a luxury care home in beautiful surroundings for people who want to enjoy life to the full with the reassurance of quality care.

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    St Mary’s Court residential care home, Braintree, Essex

    St Mary’s Court is a specialist care home with separate units providing high dependency nursing and palliative care, and dementia care for older people and for people with young onset dementia.

    Our awards and accreditations

    We're signed up to the Social Care Commitment