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Briarscroft Residential Care Home in Birmingham

27 Packington Avenue, Shard End, Birmingham, West Midlands, B34 7PB
Dementia care
Residential care
Respite care

Here at Briarscroft, we are proud to say we are more than just a care home, we are a home that has been shaped by our residents and the things they love.

Many of our residents, who receive residential care and dementia care, strive to be as independent as they possibly can, and we are here to support them. Before moving into a care home, they would pop to the shops near their homes, many of which were in Birmingham. And they can still do that today as we have our very own old-fashioned shop within the home. Decorated with a vintage theme, you can browse through newspapers from days gone by, as well as choose a sweet treat from a shelf full of traditional sweet jars.

Residents pick up all their ‘bits and bobs’ from their very own store. From toiletries and birthday cards to arts and crafts, our residents decide what we stock on the shelves. And what makes our shop more unique and special than others in Birmingham, is the fact that two of our residents run it.

For our residents who love the big screen, they don’t have to travel far to enjoy their favourite film. We have our very own cinema room. Kitted out with traditional style cinema seating and a popcorn machine, they love to watch the classics in style. Whether Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Singin’ in the Rain, the classic titles often prove to be wonderful for reminiscence, especially for those living with dementia.

We have recently created a tranquil Namaste room. As soon as you open the door, the calmness takes over and your senses are instantly rejuvenated. With minimal natural light, the room has multi-sensory lighting, a nail bar for hand massages and aromatic oils and candles. Relaxing sounds like birdsong and music personal to each individual resident fill the room, creating the perfect atmosphere. This further supports our team to engage with our residents living with dementia through their senses.

Finally, on top of the usual comforts you’d expect in a care home, we have our very own bistro. Complete with coffee shop tables and comfortable seating, this welcoming space is wonderful for our residents’ loved ones as it’s truly ‘theirs’. With hot drinks, biscuits and delicious home-baked cakes readily available, it is an ideal setting to relax and chat when they visit. This room is also used to hold special family celebrations, from anniversaries to milestone birthdays.

A long-serving team

If you were to ask our residents’ loved ones what makes our home truly stand out, they would say our caring team. Not only does our home manager Selina Leone have over 15 years’ experience in the care sector, but she also has a long-serving dedicated and committed team. Many of her care staff have worked at the home since it opened, providing the familiar faces that residents and their loved ones like to see.

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Stories from the home

Lounge area at Briarscroft

Taking 'you' time

Our calming lounges are the perfect place to relax.

Resident at Abercorn House

A son's review

“Extremely happy with the staff and the home as a whole. The team are excellent, I highly recommend”.
Son of Resident.

Facilities at this home

Accommodation

  • Cinema room
  • Ensuite
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Namaste room
  • Shop
  • Wheelchair accessible garden
  • Wifi

Activities

  • Children visits
  • Knit and natter
  • Light exercise
  • Movies
  • Nail care

Care and support

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

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Address

27 Packington Avenue
Shard End, Birmingham
West Midlands
B34 7PB
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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:
NOTICE TO VISITORS

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visits) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 29 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Financial reassurance) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 20 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn – Group Director Sanctuary Care 12 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Testing) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 7 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (PPE) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 30 April 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Food) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 27 April 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visits and PPE) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 15 April 2020

At Sanctuary Care our number one priority is to keep our residents, their relatives and our staff safe.

With the increasing number of reported cases of Coronavirus in the UK, we have taken the difficult decision to minimise all non-essential visits to our residential and nursing homes until further notice. These include routine visits from loved ones and friends, entertainers, hairdressers, volunteers, work experience students and school parties.

We have not taken this decision lightly and understand this will be upsetting for relatives who want to visit loved ones. We do feel this is the best way to keep our residents safe and is one of many proactive, preventative measures we are taking to stop this infection getting into our homes.

We do hope you understand why we are taking these precautions. Please don’t hesitate to call if you would like to speak to us directly if you have any questions or concerns.

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