The Briars

5.0 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0 3 reviews


  • Dementia Care
  • Old Age (65 years+)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Respite Care

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The Briars is owned and operated by Greensleeves Homes Trust, a ‘not-for-profit’ charitable organisation providing care and accommodation for older people.

Located in Sandown, on the Isle of Wight, The Briars provides specialist residential dementia care to 36 older people. The home also offers a dedicated day care service.

The original Victorian building has been refurbished and extended to provide a specialist care setting. All 36 bedrooms are light and spacious and feature en-suite facilities. The bedrooms are stylishly furnished and residents are encouraged to bring in personal items such as pictures, ornaments and small items of furniture. With the sunnier climes of the Isle of Wight, the garden is the perfect place to relax, and as Winner of Sandown on Bloom 2012, The Briars’ gardens are a stunning place to be. Easily accessible via walkways this beautiful space is designed to stimulate the senses.

A finalist in the British Care Awards and the National Care Awards, The Briars is a leading example of care provision. On duty 24 hours a day, the home’s dedicated multi-disciplined team, provide high quality care. Staff at The Briars perform reminiscence exercises with the residents, so that they can understand people’s life stories and collate information about what is important to them.

Our chefs recognise that residents have differing tastes and pleasures, and cater for each and every one as an individual. All food is freshly prepared to ensure dining is a special ‘occasion’, residents regularly update the menu with requests and ideas. A choice of delicious meals is always available with all special dietary requirements catered for.

The Briars is accredited in the Eden Alternative philosophy of the care of older people. All residents’ views, choices and preferences contribute to the daily running of their home. Regular residents meetings ensure that all the wishes of the residents are met

35 Broadway
Isle of Wight
PO36 9BD

01983 217770

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  • After an unexpected trip to A&E, the staff from The Briars drove to the hospital to find my mother and stay with her. He and the team then arranged for her transfer to The Briars. I felt...
    5 out of 5.0
  • I find the home friendly, caring and very professional, also it's a pleasure to visit.
    5 out of 5.0
  • My honest information. Already seen a great difference in staff and patients. So you have made a good choice in your new appointed lady.
    5 out of 5.0

The Briars

CQC ratings

  • Safe - Good
  • Effective - Good
  • Caring - Good
  • Responsive - Outstanding
  • Well-led - Good

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