A Selection of recent


  • Lynda L. Daughter of Resident

    My mother has been resident since April this year and after a tentative settling-in period, she has now settled in beautifully and has many friends here now. She feels at ease here because she knows if she is in trouble, then help is at hand 24-hours. She enjoys the events – especially the singers. She enjoys the meals.

    The carers are absolutely wonderful with her and the other residents and nothing is too much trouble, even though they are always busy. They are kind, caring and have a great sense of humour, which my mother appreciates. Her room and en-suite are gorgeous, and she totally loves it.

  • Nicholas K. Son-in-law of Resident

    The care given to our family member has been of the highest quality and he has good relationships with staff. After living in Briarlea for just over a year he is happy and settled.

  • Brenda S. Resident

    I have been living at the home for almost 5 years and am very happy with all the care and support I receive from the staff here, they are very helpful and nothing is too much trouble. The food is very good, there are occasions when I don’t like the food choices but I am able to speak to the staff and the cook and they help me to pick something else. I enjoy the activity programme and get involved with everything available if I can, especially enjoy the singers.

    I recently fulfilled my wish of going to a falconry display with 2 of the staff from the home, they even took me for afternoon tea whilst we were there. I recently had to go to appointments for my eyes and the staff have taken me and supported me to ensure I can attend my appointments. I have many friends that I have made here and enjoy spending time with them.

  • S S. Daughter of Resident

    Mum has been resident here for almost a year. She has settled in very well and enjoys the company of the residents and staff. She has gained a little weight and looks better in herself than she has for a long time. The staff are very kind and helpful.

  • Michael S. Brother-in-law of Resident

    Though we no longer live locally now, we do try to visit our relative as often as possible. When we arrive, a cheery member of staff always greets us with a smile. There is quite often a lovely smell of home-cooked food (depending whatever time we visit). The furnishings are superb, like a hotel. Lovely, light airy colours, cheery silk flower arrangement in each window/table. Nice treats for residents each week (film night) impressive raffle prizes. A most pleasant, friendly atmosphere.

  • Amy A. Volunteer

    I began volunteering at Briarlea Care Home in January 2019, I attend the care home once a week to spend time with the residents. I felt welcome by both staff and residents when I first arrived at Briarlea and the quality of care for the residents is brilliant. All the carers work tirelessly to make the residents lives better and easier. The residents are all very kind to me and are so lovely. Briarlea is a great place to volunteer!