Alice Grange Care Home

St Isidores,

Ropes Drive, Kesgrave,




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Alice Grange Care Home in Ipswich

Alice Grange is our purpose-built residential care home in Ipswich, specialising in 24-hour nursing care for older people and younger adults with physical disabilities or otherwise in need of care. Our care home is close to the beautiful East Anglian coast line, known for its Blue Flag beaches, and with good road links to the A12 and A14 trunk roads. Alice Grange is easily accessible from nearby towns like Colchester and Felixstowe.

Our care at Alice Grange is based around personalised care plans, drawn up with the individual and their family to ensure life at Alice Grange feels like home.

Alice Grange has one of our dedicated Memory Lane Communities, which are specifically designed to support people living with dementia. Corridors have points of interest, offering sensory stimulation and free access to a balcony garden. Alice Grange was one of first homes to be accredited as part of the Barchester 10-60-06 Dementia Care Programme, reflecting the enhanced quality of dementia care and improved quality of life experienced by residents.

The best way to get to know our Alice Grange care home is to arrange a visit. We welcome visitors, so please feel free to drop in and see if our home is right for you or your loved one.

Types of care

Celebrating life, individuality and dignity is all part of the Barchester philosophy, so the care we provide is designed around these values. We understand that each person has individual needs, so our staff are trained to deliver bespoke, person-centred care to those we support.

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Nursing Care

Residential Care

Dementia Care

Respite / Short Stay

Services for Under 65


  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Pet-friendly
  • Step-free access


  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Activity room
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • Internet access/wifi


  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training


  • Double rooms
  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • Nurse call system

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.

Kristy Smith

General Manager

Hi, my name is Kristy and I am the General Manager here at Alice Grange.

I love my job and I am very proud to say that I have enjoyed a varied career at Barchester, where I have worked as a Bank Carer, Home Trainer, Head of Unit, Deputy Manager and now Acting General Manager.

I am endlessly passionate about our home and work tirelessly to enable a beautiful, safe and independent experience for those we support.

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Ann-Marie Barnes

Team Leader - Cherry Blossom

My name is Ann-Marie and I am the Team Leader on our residential community, which is called Cherry Blossom. I have worked here since 2013, and I am proud to have been promoted a few times, leading to my current role as Team Leader. I really enjoy my job and like helping the residents live well and independently.

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Monika Rohtla


My name is Monika and I have worked at the Alice Grange since 2012. I am passionate about my job and like to study the field I am working in. I am studying Business Management at the Open University and I am really enjoying my learning.

I have many hobbies; I like sailing and singing and I am in three choirs! I am very proud to be Estonian and often wear my national dress to work and talk to the residents about my home country. 

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Sarah Goodman

Activities Coordinator

Sarah joined Alice Grange in 2017 as part of the activities team, but was was promoted to the Activities Lead in 2018. Sarah is inspirational in the way she supports the residents with their well-being – the home has never been so exciting!

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Jo Lummis

Care Practitioner

My name is Jo and I am one of the home's Care Practitioners. My dream is to be a nurse and I am loving all of the experience I am gaining in this role. I am very proud to work at the Alice Grange and love helping residents to live safely and happily here. I started my career as a Carer and have enjoyed being a Senior Carer and now a Care Practitioner. I love my job!

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Aji Abraham

Head of Community - Memory Lane

Hello, my name is Aji and I am a the Head of Community for Memory Lane at Alice Grange Care Home. I love working here!

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Stephen Cook


Stephen has worked at Alice Grange since 2017. He is an RMN who brings an excellent range of skills and knowledge to the team.

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Georgina Penny

Admin Assistant

My name is Georgina and I am an Admin Assistant here at Alice Grange. I feel that my previous roles have helped me bring a wealth of experience to this position. I have been a serving police officer and a HR manager, in addition to a Deputy Manager in a care setting.

This role affords me the time to enjoy my six grandchildren whilst still being able to make a difference to the lives of the residents we support.

We have a beautiful home and I am very proud to work here. My favourite parts of the job are the people, marketing and recruitment.

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Tracey Taylor


Hi, my name is Tracey and I am a Hostess here at Alice Grange. I love my job and I love being able to help residents. It is my responsibility to ensure that mealtimes are social and to help keep the residents topped up with tea and homemade cake. My favourite part of the job is spending time with residents and chatting about their day.

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Ross Folk

Head Chef

My name is Ross and I am the Head Chef here at Alice Grange. I started as a Chef 12 years ago and my career has taken me all over the world. I particularly enjoy working in a care setting because I can see the difference good food makes.

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Maintenance Team

Maintenance Team

Terry Daly (Maintenance Manager) and Philip Janson (Maintenance Assistant) make up our maintenance team here at Alice Grange.

Terry has been nominated several times in regional awards for his work and Philip started with us as a Carer and evolved, using his experience and qualifications from his time in the Merchant Navy in this new role. We are very proud of them!

Both work very hard to enable us to live and work in a safe and beautiful environment.

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Michaela Farr

Head of Housekeeping

Hi, my name is Michaela and I am the Head of Housekeeping here at Alice Grange. I started working here early 2018, and really enjoy what I do. I love my job and helping the residents is my number one priority. I love the challenges that my role brings and look forward to every day.

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Pornphen Couzens

Kitchen Assistant & Carer

This is Pornphen; she is a wonderful Kitchen Assistant and Carer. She is always smiling and is happy to do whatever is needed for the home if it benefits the residents. We are very proud of Pornphen and everything she does for us.

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Eileen Wymark


This is one of our amazing volunteers, who help us make the home so full of life and love. Eileen has just been told she is through to the finals of the Great British Care Awards, which is being held on 15th November.

Eileen is an inspiration to us all. She is very kind, funny and full of energy and at the core of what we do. We love Eileen and are endlessly proud of her achievements. We think she is a winner for sure!

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Carolyn Dann

Senior Carer

Hello, my name is Carolyn and I am a Senior Carer at Alice Grange Care Home.

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Bill & Ben


Bill and Ben were kindly donated by the relatives of a resident who passed away. It's a pleasure to have them!

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Pet Therapist


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Konrad Rudski

Senior Carer

Hello, my name is Konrad and I am a senior carer at Alice Grange care home.

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Dorothy Ople

Night Senior Carer

Hello, my name is Dorothy and I am a Senior Carer at Alice Grange Care Home.

Life at Alice Grange Care Home

Our home is designed so that each person we care for feels completely supported in every aspect of their lives. First and foremost, the care and services we provide are delivered by trained professionals who are dedicated to looking after the health of each resident. Our activities programme is tailored around particular interests and our facilities are designed to enhance the lives of everyone living at the home. We also offer tasty and nutritious food that is prepared by a skilled team of chefs.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

Our fantastic catering team are always on hand to prepare tasty and nutritious food with fresh, seasonal produce that is cooked to the highest of standards.

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Activities & events


Our varied activities programme reflects the dedication of our skilled staff, who bring a certain uniqueness to the home, which can’t be found anywhere else.

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Care & Facilties

Care and facilities

Our home is equipped with a number of facilities and features that serve to enhance the lives of those we support.

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What people say about us

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CQC Overall rating


15 June 2017

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