59a Henley Road
Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3SN

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Residential Carehome in Ipswich

Bethesda Eventide Homes provides a comfortable &  friendly environment, set in a beautiful period building in the heart of the town.

Professional Residential Carehome in Ipswich

Bethesda Eventide Homes provide residential care for up to 27 residents, including those living with the early stages of dementia.  The Homes are set amongst a picturesque residential area, close to the beautiful Christchurch Park and only a short distance from Ipswich town centre.

The recently refurbished home boasts comfortable lounge and dining areas, spacious living and resting areas where residents meet together for meals and to socialise with each other, and a dedicated quiet lounge, which can be used at times when more privacy is required or for family gatherings.

The friendly professional care team support residents in a person-centred approach which promotes independence, choice, dignity and respect at all times.


Our Homes

Here at Bethesda Eventide Homes, we like to think of our surroundings as a “home-from-home” for our residents. When joining us, we encourage residents to personalise their space with their own furniture, keepsakes and personal belongings in order to promote a comfortable, safe and homely environment that encourages personal independence.

All homes are well equipped with modern en-suite bathroom facilities, comfortable sleeping and living areas and are fitted with TV and telephone points, as well as our personal call system.  We also offer WiFi internet access and SKY TV is also available on request.


Bethesda Eventide Homes carehome in Ipswich is a registered charity (1051043)

Our History

1965 - Opening

The Bethesda Evetide Homes were founded by Bethesda Baptist Church in 1965 to provide sheltered accomodations for retired Christian people on a self-catering basis.

1985 - Branching out

In 1983 the Homes were extended to provide 4 additional self-catering rooms and a flat for a warden.  A part time warden was appointed.  Later one of the rooms was coverted into a dining room and midday meals were provided for residents and visitors.

1990 - Enhancing service

In 1990 the Committee felt led to raise the level of care provided by the Homes and the building was redeveloped and extended to provide for up to 22 residents receiving residential care.  Residents homes and communal areas were upgraded at the same time.  A full time Manager and full complement of care and support staff were appointed.

2010 - New Development

In 2010 work was completed on an exciting new develpoment project which included the addition of 5 new resident homes.  The lounge and dining room were extended and refurbished and an additional smaller lounge added.  the homes services were also extended to be able to provide care for residents living with the early stages of dementia.


Our professional care team is on hand 24 hrs a day.


Our dedicated domestic team ensure that areas are clean & comfortable for our residents.


Experience our menu of home-cooked meals, freshly prepared on site.


Our in-house laundry service ensures clothing is collected, cleaned and returned.


Our Bethesda volunteers visit the homes often to support our residents.


Regular devotional sessions throughout the week enable residents to celebrate their Christian faith.


Close links with our linked GP surgery ensure weekly visits and rapid response.


Regular Hairdressing, Chiropody & Optician visits replace time consuming appointments.

Residential Care

Starting from

£788 Per Week

24 hour personalised care

Comfortable home with en-suite facilities

In-house laundry & domestic service

A choice of home-cooked meals each day

Daily activities schedule

Respite Care

Starting From

£818 Per Week

24 hour personalised care

Comfortable home with en-suite facilities

In-house laundry & domestic service

A choice of home-cooked meals each day

Daily activities schedule

*Respite care may be provided depending on availability of a vacant home. Please get in touch for further details*

Day Care

Starting From

£35 Per Day

Supervised day care

A home-cooked lunch

Daily activities schedule

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Latest News

Events, trips and activities around the home
Bethesda Christmas Party 2019

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Bethesda Christmas Fayre 2019

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NCS Volunteer Team Visit

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Ipswich carehome staff add a touch of magic to the festive season

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It has always been a pleasure to visit and to know that we would be greeted with such a friendly welcome.

Our Team

Meet our friendly team who oversee the care and support of our residents.

Steve Barber

Home Manager

Joined 2015

Hello, I’m Steve. I have worked in care since 1995, and in management roles since 1998, qualifying as a Registered Care Manager in 2005.

Having spent several months as an agency worker, I have seen a lot that is good about care services and some that is not so good. I am therefore passionate about providing high quality care and a personalised service to support residents.

My aim is for residents to remain as independent as possible, expressing their needs and exercising choices. I strive to work with families and other professionals, as a team, enabling residents  to enjoy fulfilled  lives.

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Karen Bannister

Business Manager

Joined 2017

Hello, I am Karen and I joined Bethesda Eventide Homes in 2017 as Business Manager.

I have more than 30 years’ experience in business; both running my own companies and those belonging to others. I have worked for both large organisations and independent businesses and I am experienced in Finance, HR, Facilities, Compliance and all types of administration. My role here is to manage all of these administrative and financial functions and put plans in place to safeguard Bethesda’s future – allowing the Homes Manager to effectively manage and oversee the continued improvement of the already lovely Bethesda Eventide Homes and the care of the residents.

In the time that I have been here I have been extremely impressed with the level of care and respect given to the residents by all involved with their care and I am very pleased to be able to assist and be part of Bethesda’s future.

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Rebecca Alcock

Training & Quality Manager

Joined 2007

Hi I’m Rebecca, I’ve worked here at Bethesda Eventide Homes for 10 years. I am PTTL’S and A1 trained , with an array of care and non-care qualifications, certificates and 16 years’ worth of health and social care  practical experience.

My main role here at the home is to provide training, mentoring and advice  to staff, resident’s their families and friends. My ambition is to support the team in developing their skills so that we continue to provide quality care, supported by knowledge and competence.

Bethesda Eventide Homes is a leader in providing in house training and support and is able to meet targets and recommendations from CQC and government legislation.

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Yvonne Waters

Activities Co-ordinator

Joined 2004

Hi, I’m Yvonne. I’ve worked in caring for older people for 16 years, 12 of them at Bethesda Eventide Homes.

I have been in my present role for 4 years. As co-ordinator, I realise that all staff are involved in activities through their daily routines and conversations with residents.

I really enjoy time spent with residents, both in activities and conversation, and my planning is person centred. I know that 1:1 time with residents is important, and I like to take time discussing their individual histories and interests as well as organising group activities.

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