Welcome to Rendlesham

Rendlesham Care Centre is situated close to the east coast in Suffolk in the village of Rendlesham. We are recognised by Healthcare Professionals as one of the few homes in Norfolk and Suffolk where nurses can provide care for high dependency cases which gives peace of mind should care needs change in the future.

Life at Rendlesham is centred around our residents, all of our activities are personalised and delivered as per residents interests. We do this because we care deeply from the bottom of our heart to ensure we enrich the lives of our residents in every way.

What does care from the heart mean to the team at Rendlesham?
“Treating residents with the same consideration and love that you treat your family is almost a guarantee of care from the heart.”

Resident with family member

National Care Awards Winner

We are proud winners of the Large Care Home Group. Celebrating our commitment to excellence. We are looking forward to continuing with our goal to delivering compassionate and person-centred care.

Hospitality from the heart

We ensure our residents are at the heart of everything we do and each and every one of our communities feels like home. This extends to our hospitality offering.

Daily life at Rendlesham Care Centre

At Aria Care, we take a genuine interest in you and the way you like spending your time. This means we can tailor your time with us and make sure it’s every bit as enjoyable as life has always been. With round-the-clock care and support, dining experiences and stimulating activities, you’ll soon be calling us “home”.

Keeping Things Personal

The welcoming surroundings at Rendlesham Care Home are matched by the high standard of individual care our colleagues provide to our residents.

When you arrive and throughout your stay you’re greeted with warmth, passion, and care and our community is vibrant, happy, and homely. We love learning as much as we can about who we care for, so your loved one’s time is tailored to their individual need and interests. This can be as small as knowing when they like to wake up, how they like their tea, and everything about their daily routine. Our team takes the time to get to know all our residents and encourage independence and communication.

We are dedicated to providing a smooth transition into a home where care is from the heart and interaction with residents is paramount. Our residents show us the way. They tell us what they need, and we do our very best to deliver. Every element of our care is considered with their needs in mind. Surrounding everyone with familiarity, security and care, we make their experience with us as fulfilling as possible.

Nurse caring for resident


News & Events from Rendlesham Care Centre

Rendlesham garden aria in bloom
Rendlesham Care Centre embrace Aria in Bloom
The residents and colleagues at Rendlesham Care Centre, in Rendlesham, near Woodbridge, were joined by relatives and the local community as they came together to transform their grounds as part of…
Aria Local Community Events
Rendlesham Local Community Events
At Rendlesham we understand the importance of supporting residents to maintain links with their local communities. That’s why we play an active part in our community. We hold events throughout the…
National Care Awards Win 2023
Proud to be National Care Awards Winner
We are thrilled to announce Aria Care have been named the winner of the Large Care Home Group Award at the esteemed National Care Awards 2023. This prestigious accolade acknowledges our unwavering…

Map & Directions

Key points
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Additional Information

Parking is available for residents and visitors.

The nearest railway station is Melton Station. The nearest bus stop is Doctors Surgery, less than a five-minute walk away.

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Meet the Manager

“To me, care from the heart means the genuine warmth I derive from my role. The fantastic team at Rendlesham shares my commitment to continuous improvement, creating a positive environment for both residents and staff. In our beautiful setting, we encourage community involvement, organising events, and outings to enrich our residents’ lives.”

My name is Maxine Smith and I am the Home Manager here at Rendlesham Care Centre. My passion for care is rooted in my upbringing. I grew up in a residential care home owned by my parents, and was inspired by my mother who was a nurse. I’ve dedicated  many years to making a positive impact in social care. After starting overseas in New Zealand, managing an orthopaedic ward, I found my calling in community care with the Māori and elderly. Transitioning to dementia care, I provided live-in services, ensuring individuals stayed in their homes until the right time for a care facility.

I missed my family and home, so later returned to the UK. I served as a clinical lead for two years and managed care homes for eight years before joining Rendlesham Care Centre. I find joy in providing a warm, personalised service, cherishing daily smiles from residents. Having experienced the caregiving journey with my own father, I empathise deeply with families, making me adept at offering meaningful support.

The team I have here at Rendlesham is fantastic. We all work together to support each other within our roles and continually improve our skills to provide the best service, and the safest. Each team member is a valuable as the other and we must draw on each other’s experiences. Teamwork is critical to success, and I like to ensure we are a happy respectful, team, it’s how you have a happy home. Everybody really cares about the residents, and you can see that when you walk around our home.

Personally, my biggest achievement is raising three children independently, and I am now blessed with two grandchildren. Balancing work, family, and travel experiences has shaped me into the person I am today. I’m grateful to contribute my wealth of experience to benefit both my team and the individuals we care for at Rendlesham. Outside of work I love the beaches and coastal walks. In my spare time I often visit Alton Waters, a beautiful lake, just up the road.  I’m in a walking group and we’ll either walk around the trail or go kayaking.

We would like welcome the local community to get involved in the activities at the home. We have a lovely garden and run events that allow our local community to join in. Rendlesham and the surrounding areas are lovely, and we take small groups of residents out regularly in our minibus to enjoy short trips to the river.

Rendlesham dining room
Rendlesham snug
Rendlesham bedroom
Rendlesham bedroom 2
Rendlesham bedroom 3
Rendlesham salon
Rendlesham dining room
Rendlesham snug
Rendlesham bedroom
Rendlesham bedroom 2
Rendlesham bedroom 3
Rendlesham salon

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