Our Households

There are six Households within Brídhaven, including the newly-opened Lavender Cottage.  Each Household has its own team of staff, nurse’s station, facilities and sitting room and operates independently of the others.

Choose from one of our 182 rooms to turn into your very own home-from-home space.  We encourage all residents to bring special items from home to personalise their environment.

All rooms come with a range of furniture and facilities to ensure your comfort.  This includes a height adjustable single bed, built-in wardrobe, bedside table, lounge chair, plus a wall-mounted TV as standard.

Lavender Cottage

Lavender Cottage, our new dedicated home for specialist Dementia care, was created to enhance the lives of people living with dementia.
Our dementia-friendly home will enable our vulnerable residents to move around as they wish, in a meaningful and engaging environment, without the risk of getting lost. It provides a safe, supportive space, designed with visual prompts in mind.

Our specialist trained care workers provide encouragement and assistance to restore the simple pleasures in life. The homelike kitchen will prompt residents to eat when they feel hungry, the bright and airy sitting room is a place to relax and enjoy the stunning garden views. Our Social Care Model focuses on specialist care to include activities for residents with dementia.

These activities include:

  • the stimulation of memory
  • communication through reminiscence experiences
  • communication through sensory experiences
  • talking and playing games

Initial data indicates that Lavender Cottage is indeed proving conducive to the residents needs as we are already seeing signs of creative expression.

Awbeg Household

The Awbeg Household is accessed by a lift and is located on the first floor at the front of the home and comprises 36 beds. There is also a dining room, comfortable mezzanine area and a bright & airy sitting/lounge room. There are also Assisted Bathrooms and toilet facilities provided for residents, relatives and visitor use.

Bandon Household

The Bandon Household is located on the first floor and is accessed by stairs and two lifts. This floor can accommodate 45 residents in single and twin rooms. The Bandon Suite enjoys the use of a dining room and a large lounge. Assisted bathrooms and toilet facilities are also provided for residents, relatives and visitor use.

Blackwater Household

The Blackwater Household is located on the ground floor and is accessed via the main entrance. It provides accommodation for 44 residents in single and twin rooms which are all en-suite.

Lee Household

The Lee Household is located on the ground floor and is accessed via the main entrance. It provides accommodation for 41 residents in single and twin rooms which are all en-suite.

Clyda Household

The Clyda Household was significantly refurbished in 2020 in line with best international dementia practice by renowned UK based Dementia Design Specialist Architects.

It is a dedicated dementia facility with 18 single en-suite bedrooms located on the ground floor of the building. The Clyda Suite also has its own dining room, and a large bright lounge with doors opening out to secure gardens. Access to The Clyda Household is via its own separate entrance. It provides a safe and secure environment for residents and has access to its own large private garden area.