Care at home in Saffron Walden for the Elderly
Chesterford Homecare are based 2 miles from Saffron Walden and provide specialist live-in and visiting care to those elderly folk wanting to remain in their own home . Our fully managed, fully bespoke live-in and visiting care services in the town of Saffron Walden and surrounding villages is CQC-approved and offers a simple and affordable alternative to residential care.
The differences between 24-hour care at home and residential care in Saffron Walden
24-hour care in your own home is very different from residential care. Whilst care homes do their best to keep their residents entertained, there will be little opportunity for individual activities and trips beyond the home will inevitably involve going out as a group and having to compromise over where you go and what you do.
With 24-hr care you remain in control of every aspect of your daily routine. Your carer is there to encourage you to remain as independent as possible. This will include supporting you to get out into your local community, whether that means going to church on Sundays, going out for regular pub lunches, or perhaps having afternoon tea together at a local beauty spot.
Given the choice, the vast majority of people would prefer to stay in their own home in later life. If you choose 24-hour care with Chesterfield Homecare, your loved one’s wishes will be fulfilled.
Thank you also much for the tender care and support you gave to my mum. I am so pleased to have been able to have kept her peacefully at home and couldn’t have done it without you. Many, many thanks.
Daughter of live-in care client in Saffron Walden, Essex
Our clients love going out and about in Saffron Walden!
Bridge End Gardens
Situated next to the church and with several entrances, these delightful municipal gardens were created in 1840 and restored between 2003 and 2008. The different areas include the Dutch garden, the rose garden, the walled garden, maze, the wilderness and the summer house lawn. This is a wonderful place to potter, or just to sit and relax in peace and tranquillity and enjoy the wonderful trees, flower and shrubs. The gardens are open between Monday and Saturday, between 9:30 am and 5 pm.
Saffron Walden Museum
Although small in size, the museum covers a wide range of topics, including ancient cultures, archaeology, ceramics and glass, costume and textiles, furniture and woodwork, geology, and natural history. There are also social and local history collections depicting everyday life in previous centuries, with subjects including tradesmen, such as clockmakers, saddlers and builders, as well as local societies, clubs and schools. It is open every day except Mondays, although it is open on Bank Holiday Monday afternoons. Adult visitors pay £2.50 while the over- 65‘s pay £1.25.
The Fry Art Gallery
This gallery in Castle Street is home to an impressive collection of paintings, prints, books and ceramics by local artists. It is currently closed, but re-open on 6th April, 2019 until 2th October and is generally open every afternoon, except on Mondays and Wednesdays. It is also wheelchair-accessible.
Audley End House and Gardens
Audley End is one of the finest Jacobean houses in Britain. There is much to explore inside the house itself, while the extensive grounds contain magnificent formal gardens, as well as a miniature railway. There is also a café and a restaurant. The house, which is owned by English Heritage, is open on most days except in winter and admission in 2019 costs £18.10 for adult and £16.30 for the over 65s
Mary Challis House and Garden, Sawston
This fine townhouse and secluded garden was left by Mary Challis for the benefit of local people when she died in 2006. The house includes a recreated Victorian parlour, while the 2-acre garden is full of beautiful trees, flowers and shrubs. The gardens are open all the year round on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 10 am and 12 noon and on Sunday afternoons between 2 and 4 pm in summer and between 1 and 3 pm in winter. The entrance is at 68 High Street, adjacent to the opticians.
Imperial War Museum, Duxford.
This extensive site includes the Imperial War Museum, the Airborne Assault Museum, the Fighter Collection, the Aircraft Restoration Company, Classical Wings and the American Air Museum. There is enough to occupy a visitor for a whole day here. Apart from all the aircraft on display, there is a re-creation of the 1940 operations room and portraits of some of the thousands of men and women who lived and worked at Duxford during the war. Admission in 2019 cost £19 for adults and £15.20 for the over 65’s. The museum is open from 10 am till 4 pm every day of the week, except over Christmas.