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Just two miles east of Cambridge's historic city centre, Brook House is a small, friendly care home with a bright, welcoming setting.

Offering respite and long-term residential and end of life care, we pride ourselves on making the people who live here feel special through putting their care and needs at the heart of what we do.

Our compassionate and kind team members, many of whom live in Cambridge, Newmarket and Waterbeach, work closely with residents, and their loved ones, in order to truly understand their likes, dislikes and preferences – enabling them to deliver person-centred care and supporting residents to have an enjoyable high quality of life, every day.

“The care my mother-in-law receives at Brook House has been amazing. The staff show genuine kindness and compassion to her – and also to us. It has made what was a difficult decision so much easier and has given us confidence and reassurance. I cannot speak highly enough of Brook House and the staff.”

Relative of Resident

"Dad receives truly excellent care at all times. He is calm and relaxed, and all his carers have done a tremendous job making him feel very welcome in his new home. We have been so impressed with Brook House. We simply would not want Dad to be anywhere else."

Relative of Resident

"My brother has lived at Brook House for over four years and has always enjoyed kindness and consideration, as well as receiving a high standard of care. His health condition means he needs a high level of support, and the staff at Brook House have been always been extremely caring and efficient."

Relative of Resident

"With the passing of my father, it was important for us to find my mother a good residential home. Brook House impressed us. It was a relief to know she would be well looked after and no longer lonely. Thank you for sending me the photos of her taking part in the activities, for looking after her and giving her happiness in her remaining days."

Relative of Resident

"Brook House has a warm and friendly welcome. We’re impressed by how homely it is, by drinks beside everyone, by the mound of information and feedback and even more impressed by staff keeping me in the picture with my mother’s progress during her first few days."

Relative of Resident

At a Glance

Our Home

  • 35 bedrooms, of which 3 feature en-suite wetrooms, many with garden views, nestled in 4 care suites, arranged over 2 floors
  • Activities room
  • Landscaped gardens with vegetable plot and fruit trees
  • Gazebo and seating areas
  • Visitors welcome throughout the day
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A small kitchen can be found in each suite, perfect for visitors to make themselves at home
  • We welcome pet visits
  • Resident cat
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Car parking

Services and Support

  • Residential care
  • Residential dementia care
  • End of life care
  • Respite care
  • Hairdressing salon offering hair and nail treatments
  • Visiting optician and chiropodist
  • Freshly prepared meals, cooked within the home
  • Full activities programme including live entertainment, arts and crafts, singalongs, gardening, visits from local churches, artist visits and pet therapy dogs

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A unique, homely atmosphere

Excelcare-Brook-House-P1.jpgBrook House is a small 35-bed care home with a team dedicated to supporting residents to lead happy, comfortable lives.

The intimate facilities and sunny environment in our family-run home, make it a positive place to live, with a calm and friendly atmosphere that comes from being part of such a close-knit community.

With four care suites over two floors, all areas of our home are accessible via a lift, and with a number of lounges, dining rooms and communal spaces there are a variety of spaces to enjoy.

When it comes to mealtimes, our dining rooms are filled with anticipation and excitement as it is one of the highlights of the day.

Our brilliant in-house chef's design menus around residents’ likes, dislikes, allergies and adventurousness. The delicious meals they create reflect everyone’s taste, dietary needs and cultural preferences, from fish and chips to spicy curries. All our cakes and biscuits are also baked in-house, perfect for an afternoon catch-up over a pot of tea with family and friends.

For those who enjoy time away from the hustle and bustle, our bedrooms, many of which overlook the gardens, are the perfect place to sit and relax. Surrounded by their personal belongings, residents are encouraged to make the space their own with photographs, ornaments and small items of furniture, if they wish.

Where residents have a voice

Excelcare-Brook-House-P2.jpgAs a small and inclusive home, Brook House makes sure residents have a big say in what goes on and how they are cared for. 

Our kind team members spend time getting to know the people who live with us, as well as those closest to them, so the care and support they provide is tailored to each individual whilst being flexible to how someone’s condition progresses or how they are feeling at the time of us offering care. 

This, in turn, supports residents to remain as independent as possible whilst spending their days doing to the things they love. 

We understand for many people, living in a care home is completely different to what they are used to. With this in mind, we are keen to support residents to maintain ties with their local community as well as being able to keep precious pets that have provided companionship prior to their move.

For those residents who prefer the benefits of pet therapy, rather than the responsibility of being an owner, our home cat Tiggy, and visiting dog Shanty, are there for a welcomed cuddle – a highlight for many of us!

An array of activities to enjoy

Excelcare-Brook-House-P3.jpgWe’re proud of the happy, friendly home we have created where there is always something going on to enjoy.

Working with our Lifestyle Coordinator, residents are actively involved in choosing activities and events that they want to take part in, from trips to museums and nearby garden centres to in-house visits from the luxury Pauline May clothing shop.

They can explore their creative side in arts and craft classes, join our chatty book club or put their vocal cords to the test in our weekly singing sessions with team members and visitors joining in.

Our chair-based exercise classes support on-going fitness and wellbeing and regular visits from entertainers, artists, pet therapy dogs and members of our local community, who join in our fun events, ensures there’s plenty going on to choose from.

For those who enjoy a spot of light gardening, our mature, leafy gardens, with their colourful flower beds, vegetable plot and fruit trees, provide the ideal space in which to spend time in the great outdoors – collecting and growing fruit and vegetables, which are transformed into delicious homemade pies and cakes in our kitchens.

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Brook House is set close to the centre of the historical city of Cambridge, with its wide range of shopping, cafés, restaurants, pubs, daily market and cultural opportunities. You can easily reach the centre and railway station by the Citi 2 bus, which stops a five-minute walk from our home.

We are within a 15-minute drive of the A14 and M11 too, with access to the A10, A11 and A428 for East Anglia, the Midlands and London.

Getting out for an interesting day trip is easy, as Brook House is a short drive to stunning Ely, Newmarket and Huntingdon, as well as the majestic mansions of Wimpole Hall and Ickworth House, and lovely Thetford Forest a little further afield.

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Brook House Care Home
45 Seymour Street
Cambridge CB1 3DJ


Tel: 01223 247864

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