Sonnet Care Homes (Essex) Limited, Braintree, Essex

World War II hero celebrates 100th birthday by meeting great-great-grandnephew for the first time

By 26th March 2021 News Comments Off
A Women’s Auxiliary Air Force veteran who fixed Spitfires and raised barrage balloons during the blitz has met her great-great-grandnephew for the first time to celebrate her 100th birthday.

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Sonnet Care Homes praised for ‘going the extra mile’ in providing compassionate end of life care

By 24th February 2021 News Comments Off

Judges of a prestigious national award recognising exceptional quality of care for those in the later stages of their lives have praised the compassionate teams at two Braintree care homes for ‘going the extra mile’ with their residents. Read More

Our latest residents and relatives survey results for 2020 are out

By 26th August 2020 News Comments Off

RESIDENT/RELATIVE SURVEY OUTCOMES – YEAR ON YEAR COMPARISONS

The results of the residents and relatives survey

SONNET CARE HOMES
RESIDENT/RELATIVE SURVEY OUTCOMES – YEAR ON YEAR COMPARISONS
 
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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Sonnet’s got talent to entertain care home residents

By 10th July 2020 News Comments Off

Staff at two Braintree care homes have unveiled an array of musical talent to entertain residents during the coronavirus lockdown. From an Elvis tribute to belting out summer sounds, team members from The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court in Bocking have kept residents in high spirits with their in-house entertainment. Read More

Six of the best: Dedicated care home team shortlisted for six awards

By 8th November 2019 News Comments Off

Dedicated staff from our Care Home in Braintree were shortlisted for no less than six different awards. Terri Pike from St Mary’s Court was a finalist for the Care Home Manager Award at the Great British Care Awards, Eastern Region, and Matron Joan Sirett was shortlisted for the Frontline Leader award. Read More

Gold award for Braintree nursing care home

By 3rd October 2019 News Comments Off

St Mary’s Court Care Home has become the first in Braintree to be commended by the National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) for the quality of care it provides to residents in the last years of their lives. Read More

New Research on Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

By 21st August 2019 News Comments Off

According to Alcohol and Alcoholism, an estimated 44 million people in the world live with dementia. With this many people suffering, it’s important to know the possible causes and risk factors and to share them with family and friends.

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Award for Sonnet’s Activities Manager for brightening residents’ lives

By 7th January 2019 News Comments Off

Activities Manager Jo Whitehouse has won a prestigious award for her work providing a creative and varied programme of activities to brighten the lives of care home residents in Braintree. Read More

Care homes scoop three more prestigious awards

By 15th November 2017 News Comments Off

The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court care homes have scooped three more awards, being judged Care Employer of the Year for the second year running.

The homes in Braintree won the accolades at The Great British Care Awards, East of England, and now go forward to the national finals in Birmingham next year.

Joan Sirett won the Dignity in Care Award, and Patricia Natel Barroso of St Mary’s Court received the Good Nurse Award. Read More

Our latest residents and relatives survey results are out

By 6th September 2017 News Comments Off

The results of the residents and relatives survey

SONNET CARE HOMES
RESIDENT/RELATIVE SURVEY OUTCOMES – YEAR ON YEAR COMPARISONS

Survey results

Survey results

Sonnet Care Homes raises much needed funds for Essex Dementia care

By 5th June 2017 News Comments Off

More than £180 has been raised by residents of the award-winning The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court care homes in Braintree, and their families, at a fun quiz night.  The event, which was attended by over 40 people, was organised by the homes’ resident Activities Manager Jo Whitehouse and her team, and held during national Dementia Awareness Week. Read More

Skills for Care Approved Dementia Trainer Award

By 8th February 2017 News Comments Off

Congratulations to our in-house Trainer, Mandi Randall-Cramp on achieving her Skills for Care Approved Dementia Trainer Award.

Well done Mandi!

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Sonnet’s two care homes Bocking win at recent British Care Awards ceremony

By 17th January 2017 News Comments Off

St Mary’s Court and The New Deanery residential care homes, both owned and operated by Sonnet care homes  near Braintree, have started the New Year with a bang after being awarded two prestigious accolades at the Great British Care Awards’ East of England Region ceremony. Read More

Sonnet Care Homes survey of residents & relatives 2016

By 14th December 2016 News Comments Off

In May/June this year we repeated our survey of residents and their relatives. We did this in order to understand what people think about the care and services we provide and to help inform our ongoing improvement plans. Read More

Two national awards for our Bocking care homes

By 6th December 2016 News Comments Off

The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court residential care homes near Braintree are celebrating having won two prestigious National Care Awards at a glittering ceremony in London.

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Sonnet’s care team nominated for more care awards

By 25th October 2016 News Comments Off

The team from St Mary’s Court and The New Deanery care homes in Bocking near Braintree is celebrating having reached the final stages at two prestigious care industry awards in an impressive 10 categories.

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High praise for The New Deanery after CQC inspection

By 25th August 2016 News Comments Off

The New Deanery residential care home have been heaped with praise by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following an unannounced inspection. The Braintree care home, under the ownership of Sonnet Care Homes, has been rated as ‘outstanding’ for leadership and ‘good’ in all other aspects covering care, safety, effectiveness and responsiveness.

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