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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Residential | Dementia
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,100.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Kirsty Allen is Home Manager at Cotman House.

Kirsty has been working in care settings for over 11 years, she has been a registered manager for 3 years. Kirsty is passionate about outstanding care and supporting colleagues to reach their full potential.

Welcome to Cotman House Care Home, where care is not just a service, but a commitment tailored to every resident. Our focus goes beyond the physical; we extend our care to encompass the unique needs of each individual, whether it's assisting with memory loss, providing specialised dementia care, or offering support with end-of-life care.

At Cotman House, we understand the challenges families face during difficult times, and that's why we take pride in our accreditation for 'End of Life' care. We're here to support not only your loved ones but your entire family through this journey.

Led by our dedicated Home Manager, Kirsty and a compassionate care team, Cotman House promotes independence in a dignified manner. We're not just a care home; we're a supportive community working closely with trusted local healthcare professionals.

Our vibrant and happy home isn't just about the physical space; it's a thriving community. Perfect for those who may be feeling lonely, Cotman House fosters an environment where residents find companionship and joy.

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Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, Personal care.
Disability Support Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth.

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

We've taken the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of residents

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
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.
Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) - Regulator’s Assessment
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, regulators have assessed the preparedness of care providers in relation to infection prevention and control. Details of the regulator’s latest findings can be found below.
Regulator: CQC
safe-tick Testing The provider assured the regulator that it was accessing testing for people using the service and staff.
safe-tick Use of PPE The provider assured the regulator that it was using personal protective equipment effectively and safely.
To view the provider’s latest Inspection Reports, Click here.
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)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

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Our Building and Facilities

Cotman House is a purpose built home with a light and airy ambience, providing a family atmosphere with the highest level of residential care and benefit from a peaceful setting, superb care and support in enviable surroundings.

All of the bedrooms and communal areas are designed to be fully accessible and are tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard. All bedrooms are complete with en-suite facilities, and residents are encouraged to bring important personal possessions to help make their room their own. A number of further bathrooms provide assisted bathing facilities for residents requiring extra support. Some of the rooms benefit from individual access to the landscaped gardens and their own balconies, which offer a peaceful and tranquil place for our residents to relax and enjoy the attractive surroundings.

When the weather is fine our secluded terrace and enclosed gardens offer a tranquil retreat. Internally, the home has a light, airy and welcoming ambience with residents benefiting from a broad and stimulating range of activities.

Indoor Facilities:

  • Secure Entrance
  • Nurse Call System
  • Visitors' Toilet
  • Café or Bistro on site
  • Hair Salon on site
  • Free WiFi in Communal Areas
  • Cinema Room
  • Activity Room
  • Assisted Bathroom
  • Assisted Shower Room
  • Library
  • Lift
  • Quiet Lounge
  • Television Lounge
  • Outdoor Terrace/Patio with Furniture
  • Dining Room(s)
  • Tray/Room Service
  • 24 Hour Snack Menu
  • Themed Food Events
  • Activity Timetable
  • Visiting Entertainment
  • External Trips
  • Memory Boxes
  • Audio Induction Loop
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hand Rails
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Gently sloped floors and wide access routes make our centre wholly wheelchair accessible.
  • Hoists
  • Resolved Corridors (D)
  • In-House Head Chef
  • In-House Laundry
  • In-House Handyman
  • Visiting Window Cleaners
  • Visiting Landscape Gardeners
  • Visiting Library
  • Visiting Multi-Faith Clergy
  • Ambient Music
  • Computer/Tablet Access for Residents
  • In-house Shop
  • Daily Newspapers

Outdoor Facilities:

  • Landscaped Garden
  • Raised Beds (Gardening)
  • Historic/Listed Building
  • New Build Development
  • Rural Environment
  • Fully Secure Garden
  • Visit Any Day or Time

Care Facilities:

  • Nutrition Plan
  • Reminiscence Therapy
  • Physiotherapist (Visiting)
  • GP (Retained)
  • Visiting District Nurses
  • Daily Cleaning Service
  • In-House Laundry
  • Trained Dementia Care Staff
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (Visiting)
  • Internal Quality Assurance Team
  • Individual Care Plan
  • Continence Advisory Service
  • Activities Co-ordinators

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
Cinema, GP, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Minibus, Physiotherapy.

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

How 'Smart' Are We?
Individual Heating Controls, Reduce Plastic Use.

J078366 Cotman House.pdf

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Room Facilities:

  • En-Suite Emergency Call Point
  • Level Deck Shower
  • En-Suite Basin
  • En-Suite WC & Basin
  • En-Suite WC, Basin & Shower
  • WC/Shower Grab Rails
  • Nursing Bed
  • Divan Bed
  • Double Aspect Rooms Available
  • Private Terrace/Patio From Bedroom
  • Private Balcony From Bedroom
  • Juliette Balcony From Bedroom
  • Secure Patio Area
  • Television
  • Television with Freeview
  • Fully Furnished
  • Bring Your Own Furniture
  • Clear Fronted Wardrobes (D)
  • Movement Alarm (D)
  • Window Limiters
  • Padded Headboard
  • Safe
  • Locks on Rooms
  • High Contrast Walls, Carpets (D)
  • WC Visible From Bed (D)
  • Traditional Fixtures & Fittings (D)
  • Plants (D)
  • Easy Grip Door Handles

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 62

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Balcony, Furnished, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Balconet, Balcony, Catch up TV, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Private Patio, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point.

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Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,100.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,200.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £1,200.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Suffolk
Region East
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 Gluten-free Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining Pink tick icon Café Pink tick icon Lounge/Diner
Dining Styles Pink tick icon A la Carte Pink tick icon Hot Trolley Pink tick icon Room Service
Hospitality Pink tick icon Guests are welcome for dinner (Covid permitting)
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The preparation, nutritional value and presentation of food.

Pink tick icon Attractive drinks and adaptive cups/glasses are available and accessible where needed.

Pink tick icon Individual dietary needs are person centred.

Pink tick icon Meals reflect the nutritional needs of the residents.

Pink tick icon Our menu is balanced.

Pink tick icon Snacks are provided for residents that require texture-modified food.

Pink tick icon Sweet and savoury foods are provided between meals (this does not just include cakes and biscuits).

Pink tick icon A la Carte

Pink tick icon Hot Trolley

Pink tick icon Room Service

A critical component for good health.

Rating badge

Pink tick icon 5 Star Rated by UK Food Standards.

Pink tick icon Hand hygiene for both residents and staff.

Pink tick icon We are following best practice including NICE guidelines as a standard.

Pink tick icon We are conducting internal and/or 3rd party food safety audits.

Pink tick icon We have allergen management policies in place.

A freedom to eat the food you want, when you want it.

Pink tick icon Families are invited for meals [Covid permitting].

Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have the same food options as elsewhere.

Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have their food presented to same standard as elsewhere.

Pink tick icon Residents have access to Dining Room.

Pink tick icon Residents have the option of dining in their own room.

Pink tick icon Staff also dine themselves with the residents they support.

Pink tick icon Staff sit with the residents they support when they dine.

Pink tick icon Residents can order food not on the menu, or have access to an ‘evergreen menu’.

Pink tick icon Residents have access to a flexible meal service beyond defined times.

Pink tick icon More than one option is available at mealtimes for all residents, including those with special and theraputic diets.

Pink tick icon Residents with dementia are shown food or visual menus to help them decide.

Pink tick icon There is a weekly menu.

Pink tick icon We offer catering for special events.

Pink tick icon Residents are involved in the creation of the menu.

Pink tick icon The best interest choices are made for residents unable to make their own choices.

Understanding the wants and requirements of every individual be it cultural, religious or dietary.

Pink tick icon Gluten-free food can be served.

Pink tick icon Vegan food can be served.

Pink tick icon Vegetarian food can be served.

Pink tick icon We can support people with Diabetes.

Delivering a respectful and quality service.

Pink tick icon Residents are given appropriate and dignified crockery / glassware and cutlery.

Pink tick icon Staff are hospitality trained to present / serve meals.

Pink tick icon Tables are well laid.

Pink tick icon We have food theme days/nights.

Pink tick icon Staff understand and pre-empt potential meal-time behaviours which can impact nutritional intake.

Pink tick icon Staff always use appropriate and dignified language (e.g. it is an ‘apron’ not a ‘bib’).

Pink tick icon We promote an inclusive dining experience.

Pink tick icon There are no unnecessary disruptions during mealtimes.

Being environmentally and socially responsible and thoughtful.

Pink tick icon We correctly dispose of our waste.

Pink tick icon We have a waste management system.

Pink tick icon We monitor our food waste.

Pink tick icon We grow some food and/or ingredients on site.

Pink tick icon Our energy usage is well maintained.

Activities Are So Important

Our professional Care Team work closely with residents to ensure everyone who wishes to can play an active role in the day to day activities at the home. We have dedicated Health and  Wellbeing Coordinators who ensure there is a broad range of events for residents to participate in – from keep-fit classes and creative activities to day trips.

A packed schedule of games, activities and trips means there is a social event to suit every resident's taste. Residents are able to take pleasure in a range of entertainment options, including singers and dance troupes, from the various types of visiting entertainment.

Our Photos

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Activities At Home
Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Dancing, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Music Entertainment, Painting, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Shopping.
go green logo

The Go Green badge is designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare a care home’s sustainability and green practices.

The below statements are changes that the care provider has acknowledged they have implemented towards a more sustainable future.

The operation, maintenance, and repair of a property

safe-tick Are your windows double glazed? Partial
safe-tick Do you use motion sensors? Yes
safe-tick Do you use eco-friendly cleaning products? Yes

The sourcing of goods and the landfill/recycling journey

safe-tick Do you have systems for recycling throughout the home? Yes

Using digital rather than paper based processes

safe-tick Do you use digital payslips? Yes
safe-tick Do you use online rotas? Yes
safe-tick Do you use digital care plans? Yes
Our Pets

Please speak to the home manager.

Can You Bring Your Pet

Garfield Road
IP11 7PU

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 7th March 2022
Last rated 5th April 2022
Current Report

Cotman House Care Home - Care Quality Commission (

Historic Reports

Cotman House Care Home - Care Quality Commission (

Registration Date 7th December 2015
Service Provider Caring Homes (TFP) Group Ltd, CO4 9YQ
Bus Stop nearby.

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

Nearby Services
Church, Park, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Cotman House

Cotman House was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in April 2022.
Cotman House provides Residential and Dementia care.
Cotman House has 62 rooms.
Prices for Cotman House start from £1,100.00 per week.
Cotman House is owned by Caring Homes.
Yes. Cotman House does offer Residential care.
No. Cotman House does not offer Respite care.
Yes. Cotman House does provide care for people with Dementia.
Cotman House accepts Local Authority clients.
Cotman House accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Kirsty Allen is the manager of Cotman House.

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