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Foxburrow Grange Nursing and Dementia Care Home – Older People

Angela Rippon opened Foxburrow Grange at a fantastic ceremony on 5th July 2013.

Working closely with Stirling University’s Dementia Service Development Centre, we have developed a care home which makes fundamental differences to the lives of people living with dementia. Foxburrow Grange in Ypres Road is a five-minute drive from the centre of Colchester.

Residents with dementia

On the ground floor there are 30 bedrooms for residents with dementia and all are fitted with the latest Dementia Safe system. Each room has its own terrace which opens on to secure gardens. To keep it feeling more like home the ground floor rooms have been divided into two smaller ‘families’ of 15, and each one is completely self-sufficient, with its own kitchen, lounge and dining area. Everyone has a memory box filled with personal items which they can dip into whenever they wish.

Nursing home residents

On the first floor there are a further 36 bedrooms for nursing home residents, again divided into two smaller family units, each one having a view of landscaped gardens. There are two winter gardens and a large terrace which give them access to sunlight year round. There are ceiling hoists for people with high mobility needs too as well as a fire sprinkler system throughout the building.

For further information visit our dedicated Foxburrow Grange Website.

Statement from Foxburrow Grange Care Home regarding a recent Care Quality Commission inspection report

We can confirm that Foxburrow Grange received a “requires improvement’ rating in a Care Quality Commission report that followed inspection visits to the home in March.  All of us take the CQC report extremely seriously, fully accept the findings and are totally committed to quickly and effectively addressing any areas of shortcoming.

We set very high standards around providing safe, compassionate, person-centred care to every resident living at Foxburrow Grange. Therefore, the team at Foxburrow Grange has been greatly saddened and disappointed by the report’s findings, not least because the home received a “good” rating from the CQC in its 2016 report and, even more, because we feel a great sense of responsibility towards our residents and their families, who continue to be so supportive.

We are incredibly grateful to the CQC and Essex County Council for their support. The CQC has shown a strong willingness to help us fully understand the detail of the issues highlighted in the report and has also supported us as we urgently started to implement the important improvements needed at the home.

We have already made significant progress on several priority areas and have set ourselves unambiguous, transparent targets. We are clear on what we still need to achieve. Indeed, our team is going well beyond what it needs to do in order to comply with the CQC’s requirements.  Led by new home manager, Becky Pinnock , the team has been greatly encouraged by the CQC recognising the steps we have taken. These include the introduction of a new management structure and a range of new appointments, additional staff training, suspending of admissions into the home until key improvements have been completed and the commissioning of our own independent review of Foxburrow Grange to help us identify additional lessons that we can learn.

The CQC will re-inspect Foxburrow Grange within the next six months and we are determined to have addressed all its concerns and return to a “good” rating, with our eyes firmly fixed on achieving “outstanding” ratings in the future.

If you have any further questions please contact Becky Pinnock on 01206 586900 or at

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