• Residential Care
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46 places for residential and dementia care

Norwood is situated within a quiet suburban area on Park Road in Ipswich.  The Norwood Charitable Trust, established by MHA supporters Thomas England and his wife, made a large single gift to MHA in the form of a grant of £200,000. This was used to add a new, purpose-built wing to the original building. For this reason, when the home was opened in 1979, it took on the new name, Norwood.

In 2007 Norwood underwent an extensive refurbishment which included a re-design of all communal areas and six new bedrooms. The home also varied its registration in order to provide specialist care for people living with dementia.

The Home Manager said: “Over the years this charming building has changed time and again to meet the changing needs of older people, whilst retaining its character.”

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Your Safety Is Our Priority

We're dedicated to protecting our residents, caring for them in a safe and secure environment. We ensure regular deep-cleaning of all areas and robust infection control measures in place at all times.

Our High Standards

At MHA, we're dedicated to providing some of the highest quality care and support to older people across Great Britain - and are proud that this is reflected in our independent care inspection reports.

Keeping In Touch

We recognise the importance of keeping in touch with your loved ones so we actively encourage this across our care home whilst maintaining safety measures.

Meet Sarah Claybrough, Home Manager

"Norwood is a very, very special place. The minute you walk through the door, it feels like home; the atmosphere is warm and friendly."

Facilities at this home

  • 24 hour care
  • Wheelchair access throughout
  • En suite bedrooms
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Nurse call system
  • Home cooked meals
  • Snacks & drinks
  • Music therapy
  • Activities schedule
  • Hair salon
  • Chaplain
  • WiFi

Privacy and independence, friendship and support - 24 hours a day

Norwood offers care and comfort, compassion and friendship. At the heart of all we offer is our assurance that you will be treated with the respect and dignity that we all deserve, and if you need anything at all, we’re here to help, 24 hours a day.

Whether in the privacy of your own room or relaxing in the company of your friends and neighbours, we will support you to spend your time doing the things you enjoy. Let us know if it’s music, a favourite newspaper, exercise or a spot of pampering at the salon. Landscaped gardens invite you to appreciate the fresh air, or tend the plants, if you wish. There’s a wide range of social events, so you never need to feel bored or lonely.

Meal times are a special part of the day for you to savour tasty food, freshly cooked by our chef to suit you and any dietary needs. And, of course refreshments are available throughout the day for you and your visitors, who are welcome at any time.

Norwood has the latest safety and security design features so you can live life to the full with peace of mind.

Our commitment to your well-being

Our highly-trained, dedicated members of staff will always be on hand to provide your care and support in the way that best suits you, in the comfort of your own room with en suite facilities.

We choose the people who work with us very carefully

They need to share our values and respect people, their life experience and personal choices.

We take pride in the cleanliness and maintenance of your home and provide a thorough and friendly cleaning service. Your personal washing will be carefully laundered and returned to you, clean and fresh.

Indicative fees for self-funding residents at Norwood

(1st April 2021 - 31st March 2022)

Residential care

Depending on the level of residential care required, gross weekly fees will range from:

£878.80 (Single en suite, low care needs) to a maximum of £1,205.62 (Single en suite - Executive, high care needs)

Residential dementia care

Depending on the level of residential dementia care required, gross weekly fees will range from:

£1,109.44 (Single en suite, low care needs) to a maximum of £1,436.26 (Single en suite - Executive, high care needs

Why choose us

With MHA, you can be sure that you're choosing a well-respected care provider that has experience of delivering exceptional care for over 75 years.

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CQC overall rating for Norwood


17th Nov 2017

Food & Drink

Meal times are a special part of the day within an MHA care home. Savour tasty food tailored to meet your preferences and dietary requirements, freshly cooked by our in-house chef.

Find us

Norwood, 14 Park Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3ST

New Care Enquiries: 0345 685 0000 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm) *standard charges apply

General Enquiries: 01473 257 502
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