Mulberry House

Residential Home

Mulberry House is our newest addition to the Buckland Care family. It is situated in a beautiful, rural Devon location in the quaint little town of Bovey Tracey, on the edge of Dartmoor.

Mulberry House opened in July 2018, newly renovated and interior designed. We are admitting a limited number of new residents per week and many rooms are already reserved so please register your interest early.

 

About the Home

Accommodation

Mulberry House has 42 bedrooms on the ground and first floors. All are wheelchair accessible and all have ensuites. There is a range of rooms you can choose from, some with access to the terrace, some with beautiful views, and whether you prefer to be in a peaceful part of the house or in the midst of all the action, we will find you your perfect room. There are a few select suites in the house which are very spacious and could accommodate a couple if desired.

Mulberry House has several zones, some have features which form part of the original architecture and others are new extensions, allowing us to cater to both traditional and modern tastes. As well as a light and airy dining room, there are 3 lounges all with different themes: Dartmoor Library, Brimley Vale Tea Room and The Aviary. Dartmoor Library is a traditional style, cosy lounge – the perfect place to go to relax and read a book. Brimley Vale Tea Room is our bright, social lounge with a tea and coffee machine and fresh cakes on request; an ideal area to entertain guests. The Aviary is our tranquil living room full of foliage and calming green tones.

We have extensive gardens full of beautiful trees and flowers at Mulberry House which you can explore. The dining room also leads out onto an accessible terrace, as does The Aviary and many of the bedrooms, perfect for eating al fresco on warm, summer days.

Activities

The activities schedule has been carefully put together to include activities for everyone. Activities take place every weekday and over some weekends. Regular events are held to mark special celebrations which we encourage all relatives and friends to join us for. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for details! We also have frequent outings to local areas of interest and trips into town in small groups for those who are able. If any resident has a special request for an outing or activity, we will do our very best to make it happen!

Cuisine

Our kitchen team make everything fresh daily, including delicious cakes every day. The dishes are varied, balanced and nutritious and there are always at least 2 choices at every mealtime. If there is anything in particular that a resident requests, we will do our best to ensure that the request is met. We accommodate all dietary requirements and adapt meals dependent on each resident’s needs

Types of Care

Residential Care

Residential care is for older people who are finding it increasingly difficult to manage at home without additional help and support.

Residents will not only be supported with personal care but our devoted staff will take over all the everyday tasks of laundry, cooking, gardening and housekeeping, allowing the residents more time to relax and enjoy themselves in a comfortable and safe environment.

It is our priority to make everything as seamless as possible in the moving process so that your loved one maintains their independence, dignity and identity at all times. Choosing the right care home for a loved one can be an overwhelming task and we will be there to support you throughout the whole process. We encourage friends and family to visit as often as they can and everyone is of course invited to come along to the parties and events we regularly hold for the residents.

At Buckland Care we take time to get to know each resident, tailoring the care we provide to suit each individual person. Our dedicated team is proud of the facilities available to residents, and work hard to ensure they retain as much independence as possible but rest assured, we will be there 24 hours a day should they need us.

Dementia Care

Choosing a care home for someone living with dementia is a major decision. You need to be sure that your loved one will be in an understanding, nurturing environment with professionals who have the experience and knowledge to safely care for them.

At all Buckland Care homes that is exactly what we offer. We do everything we can to make our residents feel at ease, with tailored features for those living with dementia. Every carer is trained to care for dementia patients and our homes have been adapted to aid those living with a dementia-related illness.

Respite Care

Buckland Care homes provide respite care for people who may only require a short stay in a care home. Respite care is an invaluable service for those who care full-time for their loved ones, providing them with a chance to take a break from daily responsibilities.

Some residents use it as a way to trial the home before moving in full term, to see if they will feel settled and at home. The length of time residents stay is flexible and can be anything from a week to a few months. We will work with you and deliver a high level of professional care to all residents no matter how long they are staying with us.

Day Care

In all of our homes at Buckland Care, we offer day care for those who wish to socialise with their peers and be looked after during the day but return to their own home in the evening.

The benefits of this are plentiful: allowing full time carers to rest; socialising with like-minded people and keeping the body and mind active; relieving oneself of the hassle of personal care and home-cooked meal preparation; a simple change of scene. With our welcoming staff on hand all day, individuals can feel safe and secure within our friendly care homes and enjoy a different environment to their own home.

Staff

The staff team at Mulberry House has been carefully curated, with only the best candidates taken on. We know that they will make Mulberry House a home to be proud of.

  • Sandra L Wright
    Home Manager

    Sandra has a long working history of working with businesses in both set-up stage and established brands around England and Northern Ireland. Recently she has developed more of a social conscious and moved towards the care industry, turning round a failing care home. Sandra says she has found the key to a happy work life in working with older people. She believes in dignity and respect and that the people whom she champions should be as happy and content as possible in their last years.
    She is very excited to be working with the team and residents at Mulberry House and hopes to bring a feeling of home and family.

  • Mandy Smith
    Administrator

    Mandy has recently joined Mulberry House, having worked in the private industry for many years at Senior Management level. She has specialised in Customer Service, Finance and New Business Development bringing with her a wealth of experience. Mandy fully understands the needs of all residents, their families and staff and the importance of a well-run administration office.
    Mandy lives locally in Bovey Tracey with her husband and has 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dogs on Dartmoor and dining out.

  • Poppy Manning
    Deputy Manager

    Poppy brings to Mulberry a variety of experience in care, training and management roles. She enjoys spending time with the residents and their families as well as supporting the carers to deliver the best care possible. Poppy has several qualifications in care including a level three diploma in Health and Social Care.
    When not at Mulberry house, Poppy also works as a retained Firefighter at the local fire station and enjoys going for walks with her dog and husband up on the moors or to local coffee shops in Bovey.

  • Mike Templeman
    Maintenance

    Mike has been looking after the building for 10yrs and knows it like the back of his hand. He is a hard working, respectful gentleman and is always willing to assist residents to customise their rooms and take them on tours of the garden, as well as taking them out on local outings when needed.

  • Clare Philps
    Kitchen Manager

    Clare has been working at Mulberry House since it opened. It’s not surprising that cooking is her passion, as both her grandparents were chefs. She thoroughly enjoys creating wholesome, home-cooked meals, always ensuring every resident's meal requirements are catered for. The residents enjoy taking part in regular baking activities with Clare; unfortunately the results are usually eaten before they reach the table!
    Claire lives locally in Chudleigh, has one child and enjoys spending time with her family. Her other passion is crafts and when not working at Mulberry House she can be found in her garden shed creating masterpieces using mixed media.

  • Galina Tirtova
    Cook

    Galina has been cooking in care homes for over 12 years now, giving her a wealth of experience in catering for many different needs and tastes. Over the years she has developed strong relationships with excellent local suppliers, who always give her the best produce!

  • Jenny Hocking
    Housekeeper

    Jenny was at the home which was previously here for 20 years. She is very friendly and approachable and leads an excellent team of domestic staff to maintain high standards of hygiene and infection control.

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Contact

Please do not hesitate to get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.

Phone:
01626 833246

Email:

mulberryhouse@bucklandcare.co.uk

Address:
Brimley Lane, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9JS