The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence stipulate that ‘Older people in care homes are offered opportunities to participate in meaningful activity that promotes their health and mental wellbeing’ (NICE 2013). Clare Court Care Home in Birmingham truly reflects the city’s rich cultural heritage and meet residents’ needs by putting them at the heart of care planning. Using Avery’s comprehensive Well-Being…Read More
Clare Court Care Home in Winson Green
- We offer: Residential Care, Dementia Care, Nursing & Respite Care
- Manager: Kim Young
- Telephone: 0121 554 9101
- Awards: Health Investor Care Provider of 2016 & LaingBuisson Residential Care Provider 2016; Winner of 4 National Care Home Awards in 2018 including Best Care Home Group (Large)
- Features: diverse cultural mix, focus on individually-led round-the-clock care, plenty of activities & excursions, private gardens and relaxing lounges, hairdressing salon & mini-bus
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 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 feature of life at Clare Court, 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 a 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 and maintain as much contact as they like and so set their minds at rest. 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.
Our Home Manager, Kim Young, is happy to answer any questions you may have about life at Clare Court, and arrange a show round on 0121 554 9101
Clare Court is adjacent to another Avery run Birmingham care home.Get in Touch
Put a Smile on Your Face
It’s true that a smile makes all the difference and there’s no shortage of smiling at Clare Court with our Well-Being Coordinators dreaming all manner of activities that help each and every one of residents achieve an active and balanced lifestyle. From baking to bingo, arts and crafts to enjoying the company of dogs, we have something for every resident to enjoy, whatever their interests or abilities. Reminiscence is also a big part of everyday life at our home, either with one-to-one sessions or in a group activity. Our nominated Resident of the Day programme, and regular Skype sessions keeps people feeling special and in touch with the world around them.
Being part of the community is an important part of a fulfilled and rounded life, so we make sure to get out and about and regularly visit local venues, such as our nearby Community Club, the park, and the pub for lunch. We love the buzz of Dudley Road, with its rich variety of independent shops and we often walk down to it and enjoy a light lunch or a drink together.
Entertainers, local groups, school children and plenty of pets through the PAT scheme (Pets as Therapy) come to see us too. Life is varied and companionable, just watch our videos below that capture some recent occasions.Enquire Now
Latest Clare Court stories
Kim Young is the Home Manager at Clare Court Care Home and her Regional Manager and colleagues felt she had demonstrated really strong leadership, transforming staff performance and morale at the home, as seen in Clare Court’s latest CQC inspection results. Kim has also truly embraced the implementation of the Life Story boards; when Jo Crossland, Head of Dementia Care, visited the home, she was very impressed by Kim’s work,…Read More
We are proud to announce that Clare Court Care Home has scored ‘Good in All Categories’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an unannounced inspection in late August. The CQC adjudged that our home and staff scored consistently highly throughout its in ﬁve categories (Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well-led). The report had many positive…Read More
Samantha Litchmore, Home Trainer at Clare Court Care Home in Winson Green, was recently honoured for her outstanding achievements by winning the Managing Director’s Award for September. Clare Court is owned and operated by leading national care provider Avery Healthcare, and MD John Strowbridge was on hand to present Samantha with a certificate and cheque…Read More
At Clare Court our food is always freshly prepared every day, using local suppliers and is in tune with the seasons, where possible. All our meals are nutritionally balanced as well as being fresh and appetising, and we put on quite a spread with Carribean, Asian and European dishes all available. We are also well used to catering for any special dietary requirements either for faith or health reasons. Our Chef team pride themselves on keeping a note of residents’ specific likes and dislikes and are well acquainted with all the traditional favourites.
Dining is an integral part of life in our care home. There are dining rooms on each floor where residents can enjoy each other’s company, and we also have a beautiful private dining area where friends and family can gather with their loved ones. As well as three delicious meals served daily, residents can indulge in a selection of freshly baked cakes, chocolate treats and savoury snacks throughout the day. And for those special occasions, our chef and team are sure to provide a homemade cake.Arrange a Visit
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Events at Clare Court Care Home
Dementia Friends Wine and Cheese Evening
Tuesday, 27 August 2019 from 18:00-20:00
Clare Court Care Home, 28 Clinton Street, Winson Green, Birmingham B18 4BJ
Join us for an informal social and informative wine and cheese evening which includes a ‘Dementia Friends’ talk by Heather Perkins and a sensory demonstration by the Wellbeing team. It’s a free event and anyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided on the evening. We look forward to seeing you there!