- Grays Fair Court, Norwich

Your time is precious.... our Norwich respite centre is here to help you enjoy it!

Our vibrant respite centre at Grays Fair Court, Norwich gives our guests time to socialise and take part in activities safe in the knowledge they will be receiving expert personal care. The centre is purposefully designed for holidays and re-habilitation so un-like respite care provided in residential homes we only provide short breaks and if required support and care when you leave via our Home Help service.

As a specialist centre for Respite care we offer high standards of 24 hour care provided by qualified care staff in hotel-style accommodation. We provide for short notice emergency admission as well as advanced bookings.

We are proud that more people use our respite centre than any other dedicated residential respite service in Norfolk.


Enjoy your break at Grays Fair Court

Enjoying a game of dominoes at Grays Fair CourtGrays Fair Court is a Community Care Complex in Costessey, Norwich. Being located in a community care complex means our guests have access to other services provided by Age UK Norfolk such as information and advice as well as the activities ran by our Day Support Club. There is also access to the amenities available to the Housing with Support and Care residents such as a hairdresser and chiropodist.

Why not take advantage of our respite centre in order to rest or recuperate following an accident or illness, or treat yourself to a break away from home. Our service also offers support to individuals who care for relatives or friends by helping them to plan for holidays or a break away.

Relax with our specialist respite care

We aim to:

  • Provide a high quality service to meet the needs of our guests in a friendly and caring environment.
  • Empower our guests to control their own lives and maximise their individual potential.
  • Encourage guests to have a positive and rewarding stay by ensuring privacy, dignity, independence and choice.
  • Draw up an individual care plan, with your help, designed to suit your requirements.

Your room

Furnished respite room (some soft furnishings pictured are guest's)

The rooms are attractively decorated with modern furnishings and colours. All rooms are equipped with a digital television and radio. The en-suites are fitted with a shower, toilet and basin. All rooms are fully wheelchair accessible and 10 are fitted with an overhead hoist. We also offer an assisted bath for those who find bathing difficult.


Your meals

Meals are served in the restaurant and in your room, and we offer a choice of menu. All special diets are catered for. No booking is needed. We offer early morning tea or coffee, and refreshments are served mid-morning and afternoon.

Individual support is available for those who need assistance at mealtimes. Visitors are welcome to join respite guests for lunch and/or tea. You or your visitors are free to help yourself to drinks in the dining area at any time.

Our facilities include:

Woman at lunch with staff memberCafé (serving tea, coffee and a variety of snacks)
• Restaurant (serving 3 meals a day with a choice of menu)
• Hairdressing salon
• Foot care specialist
• Computer with internet
• Library
• Conservatory with pool/billiards table
• Pleasant garden to relax in
• Communal TV lounge with a large television

Activities and entertainment

Activities available through our integrated day care and respite program:
• Bingo, cards and board games
• Arts and crafts
• Entertainment
• Sing-a-longs

Relatives and friends

Relatives and friends are encouraged to visit at any time and as often as they wish, but are asked to sign the visitor's book in the centre. Well-behaved pets may visit by arrangement.  Visitors to the centre can make drinks in the repite lounge.

Come and visit us

This truly unique centre allows you to socialise, energise and revitalise in the caring and professional company of Age UK Norfolk staff. As a charity who understands the needs of people in later life we put them at the centre of everything we do and our additional volunteer staff create a level of care unmatched by commercial organisations.

To appreciate all that we can offer, you are welcome to arrange an informal visit by appointment with the Manager.

Contact a guest at our respite centre

If you have a friend or family member staying at our respite centre and
need to make contact with them, please call the respite centre on the number below:
t. 01603 594 749

(Please do not call this number to make an enquiry or for any other business).

To make an enquiry or a booking at our respite centre 

If you want more information about our respite centre, or want to
book a free assessment or make a booking, please contact us:

01603 594 747 
(Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm)

Grays Fair Court on Bing maps

Care Quality Commission report on Grays Fair Court


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