Briarlea is built on a philosophy of care, where staff tailor their practice in line with a six point model to ensure the best experience of care for our residents as well as a high quality of life and well-being for all.


Autonomy – this is achieved through promoting residents’ independence to help them be involved in deciding on the direction of their life through consultation and engagement, which is a core principle at Briarlea and is embedded in our Code of Conduct.


Environmental Mastery – this is assisted by the environmental design at the care home, in which subtle, though effective, orientation aids are used throughout in order to help individuals with a range of sensory and/or cognitive impairments to navigate their way around the home.


Personal Growth – this is promoted by the PATH tool recently implemented into the care planning system. It is aimed at playing on individuals’ strengths in helping residents to meet self-desired goals and targets.


Positive Relations with Others – this can be seen through the core principles embedded in our Code of Conduct, which is structured to tailor staff practice to ensure the most positive of relations and experiences between staff and residents. Our unrestricted visiting hours encourage family and friends to maintain contact whenever possible and encourage wider links to the local community.


Purpose in Life – we aim to encourage this to the best of our abilities through the implementation of meaningful activity and occupation in the lives of our residents, through providing individuals with tasks within the home if desired and a voice through the residents committee aiding with the day to day running of the home. This gives residents the opportunity to adopt a purpose and develop a role within their own home.


Self-Content – by providing a high quality of life and helping our residents feel part of the whole care home community we ensure that self-content is the end result.



Joanne Moss, RMA, NVQ4, A1 Assessor, Manager

Jo joined Briarlea Care Home in 2003 and has been successfully managing the home since 2009. She has made the home the tranquil and loving place that we see today.

Having completed her Resgistered Managers Award and NVQ Level 4 in 2008, Jo has further trained and become a Level 1 Assessor. She has also attended a number of courses in: Medication Control, Dementia Awareness, Person Centred Care Planning, Fire Safety and many more. She is a highly valued asset to the home and is ready to answer any questions you may have.

Jo has implemented a number of changes to help Briarlea operate at the highest level possible whilst maintaining its calm and homely atmosphere. She is up to date on the latest technologies and care practices.

Should you have any queries regarding the home or your loved ones please do not hesitate to contact Jo on 01386 830214 to arrange an appointment.