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Brinsworth House

Brinsworth House stands as a place of safety, peace, happiness and tranquility. Appropriately named 'The Old Pro's Paradise', it now accommodates 36 residents who are cared for by a dedicated team of highly trained nurses and care assistants.

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With a team of 64 staff, Brinsworth House provides a dual registered nursing home capable of caring for elderly members of the entertainment profession and their dependants, who need either nursing, or residential care.

Set within an acre of land, Brinsworth House is a beautiful mansion that has become the home of many retired artists and entertainers from the entertainment profession.

Built in 1850, the house consists of 36 bedrooms, six separate living/ function rooms, an entertainment stage, a fully-equipped kitchen and dining room, six bathrooms with two walk-in shower rooms, three laundry rooms including a residents' utility room, a bar, a library, and a hair salon. It is decorated throughout to emphasise and represent its theatrical lineage and keeps the ethos alive.

Brinsworth House is fully equipped to care for the elderly, frail, and phsically disabled and the residents are cared for by a highly trained team of dedicated nursing staff. There are 14 Registered Nurses and twenty one NVQ 2 trained Assistants. These are supported by the catering and laundry personnel who help to provide a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Testimonials about Brinsworth House

 “My Uncle has been in Brinsworth House for many years. I live in Australia and have been to visit him on many occasions when my husband was alive.  We had meals with him which were extremely tasty.  I am happy he is being so well looked after. The staff are very caring and nothing is too much trouble.  It is not like a home where people are left and then forgotten, it is like staying in a first class Hotel, with all the services one needs. I would recommend Brinsworth House to anyone.”

 -    Jeannette Jordan,  niece of John Harris/Weston

 “Our mother, Ann Goddard, came to Brinsworth House in April 2008 following the death of her husband, Willoughby.   As you can imagine she was very sad and lost without him.   From the moment Ann came to you, we experienced peace of mind because she was welcomed immediately by you all and made to feel that she was a special member of the Brinsworth family.    All of the staff treated her with care, consideration and respect.    When we took her out she was always eager to return to Brinsworth which she always referred to as home. We are deeply and eternally grateful to the Brinsworth team for making Ann’s final days so comfortable.”

 -   Perry and Cathy Goddard

 “Our mother was a resident at Brinsworth house for 6 years until her death in August 2014. I cannot praise highly enough the professional care and the warm and loving treatment she received from all the staff. And my sisters and I really appreciated the support that was given us during the last months of her life. I don't think we could have found a better care home for her. Thank you.  And it's true - Brinsworth has a real warmth about it which I don't think you'd find in many other residential homes.”

 -    Laura Stewart, daughter of Brenda Calland

 "It came as a great comfort to know that after a decade of occasional 'respite' days for my disabled wife, Barbara, that when more intensive care was needed, Brinsworth House could be relied upon to become a 'home from home' for her. We were able to entrust Barbara to a team that showed great care, love and dedication to her well-being and happiness."

 -     Mario Campanale and sons, Anthony, Mark and David

 “Handing over one’s mother to the care of others is a heart-breaking and nerve wracking decision.  After looking round many homes we were so blessed to find Brinsworth house with its warm and welcoming atmosphere, the calibre of the nursing staff and carers was faultless right through to the catering staff where nothing is too much trouble.  Our mother has sadly now passed away but she was looked after with loving care to the very end aged 98.  Thank you Brinsworth House.

 -    Carolyn Gordon and Sarah North

 “Brinsworth House was kind enough to let Mum live in the BBC room.I was so pleased that she could eat with the other residents in the dining room where real, fresh food was prepared for daily meals. I was able to join her to have lunch with I did twice a month or so and even had a glass of wine from the bar which seemed to be highly efficient, caring and civilised. She and I also watched films together, using the remote to bring up the sub-titles so she could hear. When I picked her up on Xmas morning so she could come back to my flat and have lunch with me and the grandchildren, she was deeply absorbed in Gone with the Wind so I relaxed and we were both offered a glass of champagne and chocolates.I would also visit her to take part in the physical activities and we had some truly happy times doing our chair exercises to our beloved jazz music. The staff were intelligent, caring and specialised. Often I arrived feeling worried and was offered a cup of coffee by the catering staff and the groundsmen were always there to help me carry Mum's stuff in and out of the car and up to her room. After my mother's death I wanted to thank Brinsworth House for their care and now I am a volunteer. Thank you so much everyone for looking after Doris Onions who, by the way, trained as a speech and drama lecturer (at the London Royal Academy of Music )so perhaps finished where she should have been after all.”

 -    Sarah Onions

“My Aunt Rosemary was lucky enough to be able to spend the last two years of her life of her life at Brinsworth House and what a beautiful home to be in. She was happy there and all the staff were so good to her that it didn’t take very long for her to settle in. I was very happy for her to be there, she had a nice light room with some of her own belongings from home with her. Lovely clean clothes put on the bottom of her bed for her always. Good meals, and best of all, staff who were always there for her when she needed them. I certainly did not find fault with it anywhere. Thank you Brinsworth for looking after her so well."

Lanilee Gibbs

 “It is so comforting and reassuring to know that our loved and treasured friends and family from the world of entertainment are looked after in the most respectful and dignified manner.  The devotion, dedication and caring of the hand-picked staff is superb and goes well above the call of duty. Residents, family and friends are all welcomed with a warmth and generosity of spirit that is truly unique.   I cannot fault the dedication of the nursing staff in the way they cared for Kenny Gibson you were magnificent, and all of your nursing staff are angels.

 -     Sue Kennett

 “Having been a visitor of Brinsworth House for many years, I have found the nursing care and welfare of my relative to be excellent. Most of all I appreciate being quickly informed on all matters of health and wellbeing. Brinsworth House is always kept in a very good homely condition. The staff are very welcoming to friends and family and the facilities provided for the residents are very varied to cater for all.”

 -    Marion Paddon

 “I am the nephew of Alf Pearson, one half of the musical duo Bob and Alf Pearson, “My Brother and I”. Alf spent the last five years of his life in Brinsworth and I know he was no model resident, probably because as a life-long bachelor he keenly felt the loss of independence. But the care and affection he received from all the staff was priceless. I visited Alf several times a week, easy in view of my proximity, and the same hospitality was always extended to me. I have nothing but praise, admiration and gratitude for the huge effort that everyone made to ensure Alf’s time at Brinsworth was as comfortable, interesting and supportive as possible.”

 -    Rob McKeith

“My eldest sister Cathie was a resident at Brinsworth House for many years; she was an actress who sadly went blind. I live in York bringing up three daughters so my visits were spasmodic and infrequent, but I never found Cathie unhappy, she always looked well cared for and seemed content to be with like-minded people of the theatre. Cathie and her family could not have asked for more.”

       Irene Taylor

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