Far More than the Sum of Our Parts…
Clare Court is a Birmingham care home that offers residential, dementia and nursing care in a diverse resident community that is as culturally diverse as the Birmingham neighbourhoods which it serves.
Just half a mile from Birmingham City Hospital, Clare Court delivers exceptional care and support delivered through a diverse group of trained staff, who celebrate the lives of each resident and ensure their continued well-being in what is a fun and companionable setting. We draw residents and care staff from towns such as Sandwell, Handsworth, Ladywood, Bearwood and Smethwick and spend much time visiting clubs and organisations in these areas, or just enjoying a spot of shopping and a meal out.
A range of outside speakers from local interest groups attend Clare Court to deliver talks that reflects the rich cultural mix of our residents. As part of the Avery Re-Connect Programme, we are developing the use of afternoon poetry sessions, utilising audio books and local artists to deliver poetry in a variety of dialects from Welsh and ‘Brummie’ to Patois. Local poets such as Ita Gooden from the Caribbean community, have been recent visitors to the home to support our work.
Staff are fluent in a variety of languages including Urdu, Punjabi, Mirpuri, French, Polish and Russian. We celebrate the contributions of each and every community from which we draw and our care teams also reflect this rich Asian, Caribbean and European cultural heritage. Our outreach into these communities is a strong feature of life at our Birmingham care home, and our Sikh residents enjoy visits from the local Guru Nanak temple in Smethwick.
Our large, comfortable lounge and dining areas are perfect for socialising and joining in with activities, but we also have more restful spaces for quiet conversations and thinking your own thoughts. Each of our bedrooms comes fully furnished with walk-in showers and flat screen TVs, and residents are encouraged to have as many personal items, keepsakes and mementos around them as they like.
Our enclosed garden is lovingly maintained by our resident gardening club and in the summer months you will find us in one of our two garden areas, with paths and chairs, it is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of tea and a chat.
We realise that moving into any residential care home can be a stressful time for all concerned, so we do our best to make the transition as smooth as possible. Families are encouraged to visit as often as they like, and whenever they like, and are a regular feature of daily life at our care home. Our regular visits to local places or groups means that our residents still feel connected with the communities from which they came, and the shared art, culinary and language activities that go on between our different groups allows people to settle quickly and make friends with residents from a quite different backgrounds.
To see what we get up to you might want to view our dedicated Facebook that is kept updated with all the activities and goings on in the home, or call our friendly manager Kim Young, who is happy to answer any questions you may have on 0121 554 9101
Clare Court is adjacent to another Avery run Birmingham care home.
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