Habberley Road
DY11 5RJ


Profile Strength
Good 72%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Call for details
Regulator's Rating Good
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Meet The Manager

Fiona Brewin is General Manager at Hollyfields.

I qualified as an registered nurse in 2002, having studied at Wolverhampton University's School of Nursing. Before my career at Barchester, I started out in the field of plastic surgery before moving into the community. I have worked in the community within Wyre Forest since 2005, progressing from a staff nurse to district nurse to an advanced nurse practitioner.

I am committed to the delivery of quality holistic care and the promotion of individualised care by my team, and endeavor to create happiness amongst residents and reassurance for relatives. I thrive to place residence at the forefront of their care during this privileged time in their life journey.  

Fiona Brewin

Hollyfields Care Home and Ivy House in Kidderminster are located in the scenic Habberley Valley, just a few minutes from the town center and all the amenities it has to offer.

We support residents who are on different stages of their dementia journey in a way that is engaging and which enables individuals to be active through an extensive range of daily activities. We have two individual, but co-supportive settings in our residential community, Ivy House, and our main nursing home, Hollyfields.


Hollyfields is our 36-bedded nursing home for those living with more advanced and challenging dementia. Our approach to resident support is based on person-centered care plans, identifying needs, likes and dislikes and offering personalised, but wide ranging activities focused on meaningful occupation.

Care plans are carefully prepared through discussions with each individual and their loved ones, as well as relevant medical professionals. The result is tailored care, bespoke to the person we are supporting.

Enhancing the quality of life for each resident is our number one priority and complements our reputation for excellent nursing care. We are also one of the few homes to be able to offer a magic table activity session for residents – a valuable addition to cognitive support in dementia care.

Ivy House

Ivy House is our luxury 7-bedded house that supports those at an earlier stage in their developing dementia. This unit fully supports residents, but offers an opportunity for individuals to remain socially active. They have their own lounge, dining and kitchen facilities and are encouraged to take part in activities in the home and their community. Residents are all carefully assessed for their suitability for Ivy House and to ensure a real family living environment during their stay.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Injection, Suppository.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

Choosing a care home for your loved one can be a difficult decision at the best of times, but when you're unsure of what care they require, this choice can be a lot harder to make. Here at Hollyfield's Care Home, we can offer a number of unique care options. Our staff are here to provide care for those on their journey with dementia and those living with a physical or mental disability. We also care for adults living with learning disabilities, Down's syndrome and those with more complex needs. Those we support have access to a number of different home features and facilities, and our activities programme consists of occupational, therapeutic and physical activities to help stimulate individuals.

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Chiropodist, Hairdressers, Lift, Minibus.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Sensory Garden.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Interactive Digital Touch Table.

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  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system
  • Pets allowed
  • Room with garden views
  • Secure access to building
  • Smoke detectors
  • Telephone points can be installed in bedroom
  • Thermostatic radiators
  • TV in bedroom

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 48

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Catch up TV, Freeview TV, Secure Access, Sky/Cable TV.

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We strive to make life at Barchester care homes as stimulating and fulfilling as possible and are committed to ensuring independence, dignity and choice in every aspect of daily life.

From carers and nurses to activities co-ordinators and chefs, our compassionate staff are all trained to use a person-centred approach and spend time getting to know every individual in order to learn what they like and what is important to them.

Hollyfields provides care for persons with mental health issues and complex dementia. This includes learning disabilities, Down's syndrome, Korsakoff syndrome and a range of other conditions. In the Valley Suite, we operate a 7 bedded 'buddy' service for those residents whose complexities require them to have a varying level of one-to-one observations from 6-24 hours a day in a bespoke specialist unit. We understand that each resident is unique and our service is operated to deliver the best support we can for all who require it. We have many external and internal audits to ensure we deliver the highest standard of care possible. Our last CQC inspection rated us as 'Good'.

Our Team
Tara Harvey
Tara Harvey

I am the Home Administrator here at Hollyfields and I have worked for Barchester since March 2009. I work with two assistants who are extremely helpful and, between us, we deal with every aspect of administration for both residents and staff. In addition, all residents and company accounts form part of my job role. I find my job very fulfilling and rewarding.

Michael Butler
Michael Butler
Activities Coordinator

Joined July 2007

During my time at the home, I have become NAPA-qualified, been a finalist for Activities Coordinator of the Year twice in the Barchester Care Awards and reached the finals at the Great British Care Awards (West Midlands) in 2014 and 2017. In 2015, I won the award for Barchester's Charitable Foundation Champion and was also previously a trustee. I have also written an article for Barchester's blog, titled, 'A day in the life of an activities coordinator at Barchester', which you can read by clicking here.

My role as Activities Coordinator involves providing those we support with a meaningful and bespoke activities programme and to help improve their well-being, promoting independence on a daily basis. My role also involves engaging residents with their local community, either through community groups attending the home or through residents enjoying trips out.

Sarah Finch
Sarah Finch
Head Chef

My name is Sarah Finch and I am the Head Chef here at Hollyfields. I started my career with Barchester as a Care Assistant and worked my way up to Head Chef eventually. I have my NVQ Level 2 in Professional Cookery.

I cater to the needs of residents, adhering to all dietary requirements, and compile nutritious menus based on their likes and dislikes.

I have a good team that work alongside me, including my Second Chef, and a team of trained Kitchen Assistants who have helped maintain the highest score (5) for our food hygiene inspections over the past few years.

Gavin Brennan
Gavin Brennan
Maintenance Manager
The Importance Of Meal Times

Food and Nutrition at Hollyfields

Our catering team at Hollyfields Care Home consists of experienced chefs who offer only the best in nutritional and delicious food, which reflects the individual tastes and dietary needs of people living at the home. We consult with residents before creating our menus to ensure that the food we provide is up to their standards, and they are invited to attend meetings with our chefs to discuss what they would like to see on their seasonal menus. Our team also loves making cakes for birthdays and other treats for special occasions to make those events that little bit sweeter. Please see below for a sample of the food we offer.

Dietary requirements

For residents that have difficulties in swallowing we modify the menu of the day so that is it a soft, palatable dish. To support our chefs in producing these dishes, our hospitality and Chef Academy organises theory and practical workshops. Working in partnership with Nutricia, our practical workshops involve all chefs and deputy managers learning about dysphagia and producing these modified menus. The chefs work with the chef trainer to prepare fork mashable and thick puree meals to the correct consistency, taste and presentation. The deputy managers can then ensure all modified menus served are presented correctly for our residents.

Attracting top chefs

Our chefs are recruited on the basis of an interview with the regional hospitality support team and the manager for the home. Selection also involves a practical element where potential cooks are asked to cook for and meet a panel of people living in the home. Chefs take their job extremely seriously and our annual Chef competition sees our chefs battle it out in regional heats and then at a national final for the accolade of 'Barchester's Chef of the Year'.

We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Activities Are So Important

Our Activities programme is formulated using resident requests and feedback from resident meetings. Residents are involved in planning the programme with things they they would like to do throughout the year. There is a mixture of activities that take place including both group and 1-1 engagement. Residents at Hollyfields particularly enjoy movement to music activities enabling them to increase their level of physical abilities and have fun at the same time, whilst others enjoy musical singalongs and food based activities throughout the week.

We have a mini bus that enables us to reconnect our residents with their community in ways that suite themselves as individuals. This can be achieved by visiting local farms, Georgian towns, local attractions and even the local public house for lunch with friends. Hollyfields have a great relationship with their local community and have visits from local organisations such as The Wyre Community Land Trust and are currently undertaking a 12 week funded project from Arts Etc. Residents at Hollyfields enjoy Pet Therapy visits from their pet rabbit 'Thumper' and like to help clean and feed him daily. Relatives can be encouraged to join us for activities and again are very supportive with delivering theme days and fundraising events within the home.

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Activities At Home
Animal Petting, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Music, Painting, Pet Therapy, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.
Can You Bring Your Pet

Habberley Road
DY11 5RJ

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Requires Improvement
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/97cfa897-660b-45d1-b0ad-1051c480bef8
Report Published 16th February 2019
Registration Date 15th February 2011
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Pub, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Hollyfields

Hollyfields was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in February 2019.
Hollyfields provides Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Hollyfields is owned by Barchester Healthcare.
No. Hollyfields does not offer Residential care.
Yes. Hollyfields does offer Respite care.
Yes. Hollyfields does provide care for people with Dementia.
Hollyfields comes under Worcestershire.
Fiona Brewin is the manager of Hollyfields.

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