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The Briars


Location and contact details

35 Broadway, Sandown, PO36 9BD

The Briars Care Home is proud to be rated Outstanding by the CQC following their inspection in May of 2017. The home is one of the best known and most respected care homes for older people on the whole island and the quality of life and happiness of its residents is testimony to the fantastic care that is delivered each and every day by the loving and caring team.

The Briars is located in Sandown, but because of its exceptional reputation residents come from across the island with families considering the additional drive a small price to pay for the superior care available.

The Briars was a finalist in the highly respected and highly contested British Care Awards and the National Care Awards, (essentially the Oscars of the healthcare industry). The obvious pride in these achievements is shared not just by the residents and staff at the home but by everyone that supports older people across the whole island. The Manager was also presented with the accolade of best "Care Home Manager on the Island" in 2017 which she rightly dedicated to her amazing team and home.

Staff at The Briars perform reminiscence exercises with the residents, so that they can understand people’s life stories and collate information about what is important to them.

With excellent food, exceptional activities and a lovely team of dedicated staff anybody considering care for themselves or for a loved should come and see us and find out what makes the Briars the best care home on the Isle of Wight.

Information supplied by carehome.co.uk

Registration summary

Managers: Nichola Anne Shepherd
Registration Date: 7 December 2010
Last CQC inspection: 8 May 2017
Local Authority: Isle of Wight
Specialist care categories: Caring for adults over 65 yrs • Dementia • Physical disabilities
Number of beds: 38

CQC Rating for The Briars

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 11 July 2017.

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

Services offered at The Briars

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