Wickham House

Supported Housing

Braintree

Location:

338-340 Coggeshall Road
Braintree
Essex
CM7 9EH
United Kingdom

Contact the house:

01376 320 061

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Overview

We have a team of staff who are trained to support elderly, frail or disabled people in their own home. We will not be taking over your life, but actively supporting you in retaining your many skills and perhaps helping to build on these. We respect your right to live in your chosen lifestyle and make your own decisions, helping you to remain as independent as possible.  We hope this will also increase your confidence, encouraging you to join in the active and varied social life.

Wickham House offers very sheltered housing to older people. We have 18 comfortable private studio rooms, with ensuite toilet and wash basin.

There is a lift and chair lift to the first floor accommodation, and wheelchair access to all areas.

Our beautiful well-maintained mature garden, complete with summer houses and seating, allows you to enjoy the fresh air and  sunshine in comfort.

The scheme manager is on site from Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 2.00 pm, and the assistant scheme manager is on site seven days a week from 7.45 am to 8.45 pm. At all other times response is by a night service.

We have domestic staff to clean your rooms. Home visits are carried out by the GP, district nurse, chiropodist, dentist, opticians and hairdressers.

Wickham House is managed by Abbeyfield Braintree, Bocking and Felsted 

Key features

  • Alarm system

  • Communal lounge

  • Dining room

  • Garden

  • Lift

  • Laundry facilities

Life at the house

Arts and craftsWe provide a very full and varied social calendar of activities and events - so you'll never have a chance to get bored!

Regular activities include:

• Weekly bingo sessions
• Knitting circles
• Wii Fit
• Seated exercises
• Arts and crafts
• Social singalong afternoons
• Pamper afternoons
• Card games
• Film afternoons
• Reminiscence

Themed afternoons include:

• Afternoon tea at the Ritz
• A day at the races
• A day at the seaside
• Monthly coffee mornings

Trips out include:

• Magical mystery tours
• Garden centres
• Pub lunches
• Local Tesco for shopping and Costa coffee

Evening entertainment includes:

• Guitar players
• Singers
• Show by theatre company
• Cheese and wine parties

We also have close links with a local senior school where pupils come in on a volunteer day to spend time with the tenants.

Dining areaWe provide tasty and nutritious home-cooked meals, made using fresh, locally sourced ingredients where possible. Cooked meals are served in our communal dining rooms, making them an important social occasion.

See below for some sample menus.

Three meals a day are provided, breakfast being taken in your room for a gentle start to the day at a time to suit you. Morning coffee and afternoon tea are served daily.

Breakfast:

• Choice of cereals
• Porridge
• Fruit
• Toast
• Tea, coffee or juice

Lunch:

• Scampi, chips and peas
• Treacle sponge and custard
• Tea or coffee

Tea:

• Bubble and squeak with corned beef or sausages and spaghetti
• Bread and jam
• Cake
• Biscuits
• Yoghurts
• Fresh fruits

Birthdays are made special at Wickham House with each tenant choosing what they would like for a special birthday tea, and having a delicious home-baked birthday cake.

Contact the house

01376 320 061

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