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The Beeches Residential Care Home in Birmingham

Frankley Beeches Road, Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, B31 5NJ
Residential Care
Dementia care
Respite care

When you ask what makes this such a special care home, the resounding answer is always that the residents have direct involvement in every single aspect of life here. No decision is made without their input and this is embedded into the very culture of The Beeches.

Manager Michelle Pilgrim is passionate about supporting her residents to remain as independent as they can be. This means enabling them to make the choices they would have had before moving from their homes across Birmingham into a residential care home. When recruiting new staff some of the residents will sit on the interview panel, asking their own questions and ultimately helping to make the final decision.

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Residents are involved in decisions about absolutely everything, from the colour scheme if parts of the home are being redecorated to new areas they would like to see created. Recently some of the residents said they would like a new area to take their loved ones and visitors, outside of the main lounge. With this in mind, a pop-up coffee shop was created, with comfortable seating and café style tables. There is a cake of the day which is freshly baked by the chef. Whether a coffee cake or a traditional Victoria sponge, the plate is always cleared! The residents also wanted a cinema room, so we have created a new area where they love to watch a movie matinee with popcorn!

Celebrating and respecting individuality

Respecting our residents as individuals is an essential part of life at The Beeches. One resident who is originally from the Caribbean was keen to see some traditional cuisine, which was an important part of their culture on the menu. Now the chef makes everything from goat curry to a spiced sweet bun served with cheese. This dish very quickly became a firm favourite with other residents across the home. Also very popular are dishes with yam and sweet potatoes.

Residents at The Beeches are very much involved in the menus. They review them on a monthly basis and the chef will make changes to reflect their preferences, ensuring alternative dishes are equal in nutritional value.

Sometimes the residents love to have fish and chips from a shop in Northfield, Birmingham. They like to eat it out of paper the way it should be, so our staff take time to individually wrap every single portion!

Outside the care home, there is a sensory garden which was created with the help of students from the National Citizen Service, who work with us annually on a special project to benefit the residents. The area has a fish pond, a vegetable patch where we are currently growing spring onions, carrots and potatoes, as well as beautiful flower beds which our residents and their loved ones maintain.

The families of our residents, both those receiving residential and dementia care, are very much part of The Beeches. They are encouraged to treat the home as they would have treated their parents’ home before they moved here. For example, they visit whenever they like, get involved in activities and every aspect of life in the home and most importantly, help themselves to a cup of tea and a slice of cake! They often join us for our quiz evenings, which can get very competitive, as well as our cheese and wine evenings.

Other popular visitors are student paramedics from Birmingham City University, who come to The Beeches for work experience placements. We even have toddlers from the local nursery in Northfield who come and teach our residents Spanish!

The home can also provide end of life care should that time come, meaning that someone who is in hospital is able to return to The Beeches. Our team work closely with local district nurses to ensure we are able to meet their changing needs at every step.

Pre-bookable respite care at The Beeches

Call our home today on 0121 477 1813 or complete our The Beeches enquiry form for more information on how to book respite care in Birmingham.

Pricing information

It is usual for residents in care homes to contribute to the cost of their own care. Some people have the resources to pay for their care in full, whilst others make means-tested contributions. Our weekly fees are individual to each of our residents and are subject to a pre-admission assessment, which is required to truly understand the level of care and support needed.

Our 2022 weekly care fees for residential care start from £911 but maybe in the region of 20% more*. This depends on your care needs and the type of bedroom that is right for you, from our standard rooms to our premium bedroom options.

*If you require more specialist care such as 1-2-1 support, your weekly fee could be higher.

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Facilities at this home


  • Cafe coffee shop
  • Cinema room
  • Dining room
  • Ensuite
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Lounges
  • Wheelchair accessible garden
  • Wifi


  • Arts and crafts
  • Bingo
  • Coffee mornings
  • Light exercise
  • Live entertainment
  • Movies
  • Quizzes

Care and support

  • Chiropody
  • Home cooked meals
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Respite Care


How many bedrooms are there The Beeches in Birmingham?
We have 56 en-suite bedrooms at The Beeches.
What types of care do you provide at the care service?
Our care staff at The Beeches provide residential, dementia and respite care breaks, giving carers the peace of mind their loved one is in safe hands.
What is she home’s CQC rating?
The beeches was rated 'Good' in every area during our latest CQC inspection in April 2021.
What facilities does the care home have?
Our care home in Northfield has en-suite bedrooms, a cinema room, hair salon, wheelchair accessible sensory gardens and a café/coffee shop.
What activities are on offer at The Beeches?
We offer a range of activities at The Beeches, from coffee mornings and arts and crafts, to gentle exercise sessions and quizzes.

Stories from the home

Take a tour

Take a look around our lovely home and find out if The Beeches could be the perfect place for you or a loved one. Read our virtual tour transcript (PDF 122KB).

Head Chef at The Beeches Residential Care Home in Birmingham Ali Sobhani during the Sanctuary Care Masterchef contest

Our award winning chef Ali

“The feedback I get when the residents are really happy with the food - the textures, the tastes and flavours - it’s just amazing and I can’t describe how good it feels.” Read more.

The Beeches Care Home Manager Michelle Pilgrim

Home Manager Michelle

Michelle has worked at the home for 11 years, starting as a Care Assistant and becoming Home Manager in May 2017. Along with her dedicated team they offer quality care in a friendly home from home environment.

Resident, Moe, feels content and happy living with Sanctuary Care

I doubt mum would've survived another lockdown

Following a fall, 96-year-old Joan was admitted to The Beeches for respite care. Read Joan and daughter Carol’s story.


Peace of mind that mum is happy and safe

Resident Annie joined The Beeches initially for a respite stay, after becoming isolated and lonely during the pandemic. Read Annie and Jane, her daughter’s story here.

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CQC Infection Prevention and Control Inspection (IPC) Report

Review The Beeches' latest CQC IPC inspection report (PDF 61KB). Please refer to page 5 for regulator's comments.

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Frankley Beeches Road
Northfield, Birmingham
West Midlands
B31 5NJ
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Our show-arounds enable you and your loved one to see the care home facilities and meet a senior member of staff who can answer any of the questions you may have at a time to suit you.

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