Waterfield House

Tel: 01473 829103
Grays Close, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 6AG

Very proud to be Awarded CQC Good

Waterfield House

Our reassuring response to Coronavirus:

We are pleased to say that our home is Covid-free. As such, viewings may take place, and new residents are able to move in safely. We are pleased to enable garden visits for our current residents and their families and friends.

Our kind and compassionate care team has completed bespoke Covid-19 training and our extra precautionary infection prevention and control measures means that we are operating very safely to best protect those we care for.

We continue to follow all Government guidelines and have an ongoing supply of PPE. Covid-19 testing kits are available in addition to the testing already completed, and we regularly monitor the general health of everyone in our home to ensure a good, person-centred service.

Your Care in Our Hands

Waterfield House is a great example of a modern, well-established and purpose built care home situated in the charming market town of Hadleigh, close to Ipswich in Suffolk. Enjoying a pleasant location in a quiet cul-de-sac this bright and spacious 75 private bedroom care home residence offers professional, high quality care for range of needs, including specialist provision for those with learning difficulties, living with dementia or requiring palliative attention.

Creating a homely environment in which residents can feel relaxed, calm and as independent as possible, whilst still being assured of a high level of support and care, is our top priority. Our superior level of accommodation features attractively decorated and beautifully furnished private bedrooms, which residents are free to personalise with their own items, complete with ensuite bathrooms and pleasant views - matching the bright, airy and cheerful surroundings of the rest of the home.

Waterfield House residents can enjoy socialising and relaxing in in comfortable communal lounge areas and feel a true sense of peace and belonging. We are also proud to offer a dedicated area for dementia care, designed to enable residents to maintain their independence in a safe and protected environment. Being completely access-friendly to all mobility levels, including wheelchair users, residents can feel confident of being able to enjoy the freedom to go where they like in safety.

Residential Care

Waterfield House delivers excellent residential care in Hadleigh, Ipswich, and provides a range of facilities for those who may find it difficult to manage without assistance. Residents are encouraged to maintain their independence as much as is possible, with dedicated staff on hand 24 hours a day ensuring their wellbeing, safety and dignity at all times.

Residential Dementia Care

Waterfield House is perfectly suited to those living with dementia or Alzheimer's, complete with the appropriate facilities and highly trained carers to provide distinguished support and care. Runwood Homes leads the way in specialist residential dementia care, with over 600 dedicated dementia leaders across all our homes who have undergone specialist training.

Short Stay and Respite Care

We provide peace of mind for those who are seeking short term care. Our attentive, professional team offers round the clock support, including specialist provisions for those requiring dementia-specific care, with the option of permanent residency if and when required.

Reablement Care

Waterfield House is a fantastic rehabilitation care centre in Ipswich for people able to be discharged from hospital, yet not being fit enough to resume full independence at home. Our reablement care offers all the support your loved one or family member needs until they are full back on their feet.

Support those with Learning Difficulties

We offer specialist residential and supported living services for adults with learning disabilities in Ipswich. Our team supports each resident as an individual  to lead a fulfilled life in a safe and comfortable environment.

Assisted Living Accommodation

Waterfield House also has assisted living accommodation. Our first and second floors consist of seven self-contained suites, small apartments designed for assisted living for those considering a move into a care home whilst maintaining their independence. This is a perfect couples suite to enjoy together with the reassurance of the support of our carers on hand 24 hours a day if required. 

Each suite has a furnished open plan bedroom, lounge, kitchenette and en-suite wet room.

All laundry and meals can be accommodated for and you will be safe in the knowledge that staff will be present 24 hours a day.

Great facilities and useful amenities

With a full range of additional amenities, Waterfield House also features a lovely tea room/cafe area within the home, offering delicious homemade cakes and biscuits, as well as 'help yourself' tea and coffee facilities. This provides a wonderful additional space for residents to meet, entertain visitors and enjoy some company. This is particularly popular for residents who are living with dementia - allowing them to benefit from the experience of going out without having to leave the protective environment of the care home.

Externally, Waterfield House has lovely gardens for residents and visitors to enjoy, with well maintained lawns, patio (with adequate shade), wildlife section, a planting & gardening area and even some pet rabbits to play with!

The heart of Waterfield House are our compassionate, attentive and professional staff, all of whom are dedicated to providing the very best individual care and support to each one of our highly valued residents.

Why Choose Us?

  • Waterfield House prides itself on consistently delivering expert 'person centred' care and genuinely compassionate support for all our residents - 24 hours a day.

  • Our comprehensive activity programme ensures that residents enjoy a full range of stimulating and engaging pastimes, including age-appropriate health & fitness, a 'Knit & Natter' group and memory boxes for reminiscing. Our activity coordinators readily take into account resident’s hobbies, needs and interests to produce activities which are varied and enjoyable, as well as other special entertainment events.

  • Our residents enjoy a full range of tasty, healthy meals, prepared with fresh ingredients, by our own talented on site chef and catering team. As well as providing a nutritious and balanced diet we can easily cater for including residents who are vegetarian/vegan, are gluten intolerant or diabetic, as well as medically prescribed, textured or fork mashable dietary requirements.

  • Waterfield House has well established links with the local community, including the nearby church, schools and other established facilities. Regular visits enable residents to enjoy special occasions and events as part of the wider district.

At Waterfield House we fully understand that choosing a care home can be daunting - not only for potential residents but for their families too. That's why we not only welcome but encourage visits.

We'll be delighted to provide you with the opportunity to look around, ask questions and discuss your needs, as well as chat to our current residents and staff. If you are unable to visit in person, we'll be equally happy to arrange a convenient time for a staff member to visit you at home.
For a friendly chat please feel free to call us direct on 01473 829103 or email manager.waterfield@runwoodhomes.co.uk
We look forward to welcoming you to Waterfield House soon.

Tea Room

The Waterfield House Tea Room has a vintage theme, designed to appeal to the residents. The cafe has a homely and welcoming environment and our residents enjoy entertaining their friends and family there when they come to visit, with some residents making tea and coffee for their loved ones as they would do at home. In addition to entertaining visitors, our residents also enjoy regular coffee mornings in the cafe, as it is the perfect place to socialise.

  • The vintage theme makes the tea room a great place to reminisce
  • Our tea room also has an old fashioned sweet shop

What our clients have to say about us


My aunt was a resident here for about 5 years and was happy and well cared for. Food was excellent and the staff were friendly, cheerful and kind. In her own words, she felt safe here.

A H (Niece of Resident)


I felt I must write to thank everyone for the care and attention given to Mum over the last two years.  She had been very happy living with you all and I really couldn't have asked for more kindness, love and tenderness to have been shown to her, especially, but not only, by those closest to her during her final weeks and days when she was treated like family. I'm sure that everyone knows that entrusting a mother to someone else's care is no easy thing and Hugh and I feel very fortunate in having entrusted her to your good care.  With very grateful and heartfelt thanks.

V & H (Daughter of Resident)

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