Hawthorns Aldridge Care Home

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Erdington Road
West Midlands


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Profile Strength
Very Good 89%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Kate Gilligan is Home Manager at Hawthorns Aldridge Care Home.

The Hawthorns Aldridge retirement home offers the best in care in a high quality environment and some stunning features such as our rooftop garden. 

We provide first-class convalescence and respite care for those who are recovering from illness or operations and need that extra bit of support whilst regaining their full health and independence, and for those who are seeking to give their main carers or family a break or holiday.

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Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Challenging Behaviour, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Violent Behaviour, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

Avery Healthcare has always made the health and safety of our residents and staff a priority, and the Covid-19 pandemic has required us to raise our exacting standards to even higher levels. That is why we are taking the innovative step to introduce a cleaning system into our care homes that is already proven to kill 99.9% of viruses, including MRSA, e-Coli, norovirus and the SARS virus (which is similar to Cov-2, which causes Covid-19).

Avery is now leading in the care sector with the testing of an established cleaning system that refreshes and sanitises a bedroom in less than an hour, with a larger capacity variant addressing communal areas. Keeping both areas clean in this way will be an effective method in how Avery care homes manage their environments, to keep them as virus and bacteria-free as possible.

All Avery homes are now equipped with Topaz Machines ready for when we can allow visiting into the homes. The system hosts two units, one larger which dispenses hand sanitiser to visitors upon arrival and exit; it also provides an important messaging display screen to advise visitors of the latest news, and the other, a smaller screen, which operates as a thermal checker so that we can support temperature checks of those entering the building. Yet another fantastic piece of technology that provides relatives with safer, more efficient visits with their loved ones.

As we’ve learned during this pandemic, we are all in this together. We want our residents, staff, and their respective families to know that when they are in an Avery care home, that it is one of the safest and cleanest places to be. We also want relatives to be confident that their loved ones are being cared for in the best possible way, and for anyone in the position of placing a loved one in to care, to have the peace of mind that an Avery home will be a clean and safe haven.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Air Filtration & Purification We are using air filtration and/or air purification devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Independent Assessments We have been independently assessed in our approach to infection control.
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Infection Screening We are using technology to screen for infections & monitor symptoms.
safe-tick Regulatory Assessment We have been assessed by the care regulator in our approach to infection control.
safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

Avery Healthcare has invested in outdoor garden ‘visitor pods’

The pods, are a garden room specifically designed to facilitate safe face-to-face contact with relatives and visitors. Each pod contains a floor to ceiling partition screen and a hands-free intercom so that communication is clear and safe for use. They are fitted with internal electrics and two, low-surface temperature electric panel heaters – suitable for these winter months.

Hawthorns Aldridge Care Home safe visiting space
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

Yes, our care home has WiFi in all our resident’s rooms.

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

Yes, our care home has mobile phone signal in all our resident’s rooms.

Telephone for external calling

Yes, our care home provides a telephone in all our resident’s rooms.

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LGBTQ Welcome
Our Building and Facilities

The fabulous features at this care home include a cinema room, therapy room, hair salon, physiotherapist beautifully maintained gardens and a stunning rooftop garden which provides a charming space to enjoy a game of bowls or just sit and admire the flowers and herb planters with friends and family. The residents’ shop is a convenient way to ensure you never run out of those essentials.


  • Stunning Rooftop Garden with Bowling Lawn
  • Library
  • Companion suites
  • Cinema
  • Therapy Room
  • Hairdressers
  • Shop
  • Garden Rooms

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, Library, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Cinema, Coffee Shop, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Minibus.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Greenhouse, Private Garden(s), Seating, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

Well Being Brochure.pdf

Our Photos


All of the studio and one-bedroom apartments are spacious, light and airy and all have a kitchenette with fridge, flat screen TVs and en-suite shower rooms. All rooms on the ground floor have patio doors, offering direct access to the landscaped gardens.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 74
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 74

Type Of Room
Apartment, Kitchenette, Shared Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Direct Garden Access, Furnished.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Fridge, Internet Access, Safe, Secure Access, Telephone Point, Wifi.

Our Photos

A sector-leading Well-being Programme underpins the first-class care provision, from professional care staff that receive on-going training support. The care is proactive and ensures that independence and mobility are supported in an active and enjoyable lifestyle. Adjacent to The Croft park in Aldridge, The Hawthorns is within easy access to local amenities.

Our Team
Kate Gilligan
Kate Gilligan
Home Manager
Funding Types
Local Authority Walsall
Region West Midlands
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

Choice Dining Logo

Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

Styles of Food Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Our Menu Pink tick icon Avery Sample Menu.pdf
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Activities Are So Important

Whether it is joining in with one of our popular hobby groups, going out on a trip in the minibus or just catching up with your friends and neighbours in one of our three coffee lounges, you will always have company in the Hawthorns retirement community. A lifestyle choice which embraces friendships and brings people together through common interests and experiences. Exciting links with the local Aldridge community bring fresh ideas into the home and encourages residents to remain involved with life outside the home too. Aldridge WI, local chess and bowling clubs, inter-generational visits from Aldridge schools and nurseries, youth musicians, and open Coffee mornings are just a few of the groups that regularly visit the home and engage with residents.

Your views count and at the Hawthorns the residents are very much involved with decision making through the residents committee. Our residents have their finger on the pulse of life in the home and they help influence change and implement new ideas.

Focussing on your well-being and mobility, you could join in one of the many gentle exercise classes that visit the home weekly. Our care home encourages an active, healthy lifestyle and if that’s not your thing, then take it easy over a nice pot of tea on the sun terrace or in the quiet, relaxing lounge areas. Our well-stocked library is a regular hangout for the weekly reading group and everyone enjoys the variety of entertainment acts that come into the care home to perform for the residents. Family and friends are welcome to visit and join in the activities and entertainment. So, why not take a fresh look at residential care and discover how the Hawthorns Aldridge is different from anything else you’ve seen before.

Our Photos

Avery Sample Well-Being Activities Calendar.pdf

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Residents' Committee, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.

Erdington Road
West Midlands

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 4th November 2019
Last rated 5th February 2020

5th February 2020

27th April 2017

Registration Date 5th January 2016
Service Provider Avery Homes Nuneaton Limited, NN4 9BS
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Car Park on-site.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Gurdwara Temple, Methodist Church, Mosque.

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Hawthorns Aldridge Care Home

Hawthorns Aldridge Care Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in February 2020.
Hawthorns Aldridge Care Home provides Respite and Residential care.
Hawthorns Aldridge Care Home has 74 rooms.
Hawthorns Aldridge Care Home is owned by Avery.
Yes. Hawthorns Aldridge Care Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Hawthorns Aldridge Care Home does offer Respite care.
No. Hawthorns Aldridge Care Home does not provide care for people with Dementia.
Hawthorns Aldridge Care Home comes under Walsall.
Hawthorns Aldridge Care Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Hawthorns Aldridge Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Kate Gilligan is the manager of Hawthorns Aldridge Care Home.

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