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Briar Close House Care Home


Location and contact details

Briar Close, Borrowash, Derby, DE72 3GB

Briar Close House is a registered provider of living accommodation for people who require nursing or personal care. Everything we do is driven by the needs, abilities and aspirations of our clients as far as is practicable. We are committed to the principle of consultation and full involvement of clients and their representatives at all stages.

Briar Close House is avaialable to clients with wide ranging needs (older people, mental ill health, dementia, physical needs, sensory needs etc).

The property is set in the village of Borrowash and lies between the cities of Derby and Nottingham. Borrowash hosts amenities such as a variety of local shops, pubs/restaurants and a library. Briar Close House is also on a main bus route to Derby and Nottingham. We are also within walking distance of Elvaston Castle Country Park where various annual events are held all year round.

We provide a range of health and social care support in partnership with other agencies.  This involves a regular programme of social activities, hobbies and leisure interests, including the choice and opportunity for people to participate as fully as possible in local community activities.

We support people’s rights in care including their continued links to participating as a citizen of the wider community and to have emotional and social needs accepted and respected. We have procedures in place to safeguard clients and accessible and open procedures for addressing any suggestions or concerns raised by clients or their representatives.

Everyone choosing to live at Briar Close will have a personal service plan as a working document to identify their health and welfare needs, appropriate treatment, education and social needs, preferred daily routine, likes and dislikes, dietary requirements, their interests and how they like to be addressed. 

We provide excellent training for our staff and work to ensure they have the appropriate skill mix to meet the requirements of those who make Briar Close their home.

Registration summary

Managers: Bernadette Birks
Registration Date: 6 December 2010
Last CQC inspection: 26 June 2018
Local Authority: Derbyshire
Specialist care categories: Caring for adults over 65 yrs • Caring for adults under 65 yrs • Dementia • Mental health conditions • Physical disabilities • Sensory impairment
Number of beds: 40

CQC Rating for Briar Close House Care Home

Where this care home can improve

Ratings are provided by Care Quality Commission (CQC) and reflects the most recent report for this care home, which was published on 17 July 2018.

See CQC's page explaining ratings for more details about ratings and inspection practices of care homes in England.

Services offered at Briar Close House Care Home

Residential - Your Room

  • Emergency call systems:
  • Pets allowed:
  • Rooms with full en-suite bathroom:
  • Shared rooms available for couples:
  • Smoking allowed:
  • TV and telephone point in resident rooms:

Quiet lounge facility.

Married couples can sometimes be accomdated (depending on available rooms/space), please contact us for details.

We have a home cat called Pumpkin.

Whilst we are not able to offer En Suite facilities we do have 4 bathrooms and a shower room.

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Residential - Shared Spaces

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  • Disabled access throughout the home and gardens:
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  • Good access to public transport links:
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  • Recreation room:
  • Secure access to the building:
  • Transport available at the home:

We do not have designated overnight visitor facilities, however in appropriate circumstances; we will always make up an overnight bed on one of our many settees.

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Residential - health and lifestyle

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  • On-site hairdressing:
  • Residents may retain own GP:
  • Scheduled GP rounds:
  • Special diets:

Residents may retain their own GP if the GP covers the area.


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  • Accepting self-funded clients:
  • Day care:
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  • Respite care:

Depending on bed availability. For up-to-date vacancy information please see www.derbyshire.gov.uk/availablebeds

Disabled access throughout the home.

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