St John’s Court Care Home in Bromsgrove is gearing up for the forthcoming Chinese New Year. The residents and the team, have now all received their vaccinations and the team is working hard continuing to keep them safe until they can all come together as a family once more.

And the fun begins with the run up to the Chinese New Year on February 12th, which this year is the Year of the Ox. In Chinese culture, the Ox is a valued animal, because of its role in agriculture and positive characteristics, such as being hardworking and honest, are attributed to the Ox.

So, the hardworking team at St John’s Court is planning a big celebration in the run up to the main event.  The residents will be learning how to cook authentic Chinese food, with cooking demonstrations from the Chef.  One of the residents said “We like making things here, so we decided to make some incense burners to use on the 12th February, just as they will be doing in China”.

Jacqui Harris, the Manager at St John’s Court told us “Our residents are thrilled to have received their vaccination and also thrilled about celebrating Chinese New Year, and we are going to make sure we all have some fun during the preparations”.

Notes for Journalist:

St John’s Court Care Home

St John’s Court is an impressive Victorian Grade II listed building overlooking the restful town of Bromsgrove. At one time the vicarage to St John’s Church, the property itself has a rich and storied history. Having first been transformed into council offices, it evolved into a care home during the 1900s.

Today it plays host to 44 residents, all of whom receive care classed as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.

Staff at St John’s Court specialise in providing nursing and personal care to those suffering from the effects of a stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Alzheimer’s and varying types of dementia.

Amica Care Trust:

Previously known as Somerset Redstone Trust, our charity was formed on the 11th September 2000 – following the amalgamation of Somerset Care Trust (1992) and Redstone Trust (1996) – to care for the elderly and disabled. It is governed by a board of trustees. In 2019 we relaunched as Amica Care Trust.

The trust owns and operates five nursing and social care homes. The homes are situated in Bromsgrove in Worcestershire (2), Crewkerne in Somerset, Dorchester in Dorset and Exmouth in Devon. The trust is also the freeholder of 183 Independent Living Apartments and cottages (co-located with three of the trust’s homes in Exmouth, Bromsgrove and Dorchester) and an older persons’ independent living complex in Taunton, Somerset.

The support office of the company is located in the village of Trull, three miles from the centre of Taunton. The trust is a registered charitable company. The company employs 350 staff.

The Chair of the Trustees is John Whittaker. There are eight other trustees. They meet throughout the year at monthly intervals and visit the trust’s homes regularly.


Jacqui Harris – Home Manager

St John’s Court Care Home


Tel: 01527 575070

Email: [email protected]