Cecil Court (Kew, Richmond)
Welcome to Cecil Court
Set in beautiful surroundings, with a warm, homely atmosphere, we provide both long-term and respite care and are highly regarded for our expertise in dementia, with one local doctor calling us the best for dementia care in the area! We're rated 'Good' with an 'Outstanding' for leadership (CQC). Care home manager Fiona has just been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to people living with dementia. Learn more about our approach to care.
Cecil Court is an award-winning care home too! In 2021 we were 'Highly Commended' for Best Use of Technology at the National Care Awards, while we were finalists in the Care Employer category at the South London Community Star & Care awards.
Residents at Cecil Court have received their Covid-19 vaccinations, and we can arrange for new residents to be vaccinated. For more on how we are supporting our care homes at this time, please visit our Covid-19 FAQs page.
Meeting the needs of your loved one
Our approach to care is tailored to suit the needs of each resident. Every resident has a well-equipped, comfortable room which they can personalise with their own belongings. Special dietary requirements are supported including halal. You can find out more in our Cecil Court brochure. Residents also benefit from a range of specialist technologies for added safety and security around the home.
Please note, this tour does not show all areas of the home, but representative images of the main areas including bedrooms.
Cecil Court - a rich heritage
Cecil Court offers person-centred care for up to 46 residents. The home itself is based in an attractive, four-storey Victorian/Edwardian building with a colourful past – having been a monastery, a refuge during WW2 and later C&C’s headquarters when it was extended in the 1960s. It’s nestled in a pleasant residential street at the corner of Kew Green, in the much sought-after area close to Kew Gardens in Richmond. It was first registered as a care home in 1978, and we strive to feel like home first, a care home second.
We welcome both private applications and referrals from any local authority.
We can support a wide range of care needs and will help guide you through our admissions process. As a charitable organisation, we offer competitively priced and inspiring care. We also enjoy many local partnerships with medical, charitable and other organisations which benefit the residents greatly. You can learn more about moving in by reading our common questions for care residents.
“We could see that Cecil Court would be proactive with mum. We wanted a provision that would stimulate her and help prevent the spiral of decline and depression that she was experiencing being at home alone with dementia.”
Arts, fitness and activities
As part of our 'Out Not In' care strategy, we run many regular arts, fitness and activities as well as special one-off events and excursions.
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Fiona is very passionate about Cecil Court and enjoys the everyday challenges and the fact that no day is the same. She prides herself on being a personable and approachable Manager and leading a committed team of professionals.
In October 2020, Fiona received the British Empire Medal for services to people living with dementia. Early on jn her career, Fiona was keen to embrace new ways to support residents living with dementia. She began working closely with charitable organisation MyLifeFilms, to produce a series of autobiographical films which comprise the ‘life story’ of specific residents: reflections on their childhood, discussions about their adult lives, and interviews with family members. The completed film is then played to a resident to help manage and reduce anxiety. The project has proved so successful that it is now being rolled out to other C&C care homes.
Fiona’s commitment to helping those with dementia lead the best lives they can has also seen her undertake leadership training in dementia. She has subsequently supported dementia research with Dr Robert M. Lawrence and his Clinical Research Unit at the South West London and St. George’s Mental Health Trust.
She has also been nominated by her colleagues for a London Borough of Richmond Dignity in Care Award, and has achieved a WOW award, and an outstanding rating across all areas of the internal regulatory audit in 2018. She’s also achieved the CQC Outstanding rating on ‘well-led’ and is the Winner of the Care Innovator Award London.
She’s currently working with Research into the Effectiveness of Biographical films in Dementia (REBinD) – My Life Films Intervention Home. She was involved and participated in 2017's BBC 1 Inside out documentary, and in 2017 interviewed by BBC Science Radio regarding "My Life Film" and its benefits. Fiona also received the Independent Healthcare Award Winner of Management Excellence.