A rural retreat providing exceptional care

Thorp House is a converted rectory situated in the quiet, rural village of Griston in Norfolk. The house is set in its own well-maintained grounds, has sunny patio areas and an area of wild pasture; a pair of resident peacocks can be seen strutting around the grounds.Our friendly staff members are always pleased to welcome visitors to this pleasant home where we provide specialist nursing and dementia care.

Explore the services provided at Thorp House, which are designed to make every resident’s stay a pleasant one.

Binu Augustine

Home Manager


At Thorp House nursing care home in Thetford, Griston we provide the following key services:

  • Nursing care
  • Dementia care
  • Residential care
  • Respite & short stay care
  • End of life care

You can find out more about these services and the unique, passionate way in which we deliver care at all our Kingsley homes by visiting the following pages:

Types of care

You will find information regarding a variety of services that we offer within Kingsley care homes.

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Care Advice & support

A collection of jargon-free useful information, advice and tips created to help you and your family understand the different types of care and care requirements, funding for care and other concerns relating to care for the elderly.

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The Kingsley Way

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Don’t worry if you cannot find what you are looking for; you can contact Thorp House by telephone or email. We will be more than happy to help you with any question that you may have regarding care for the elderly.

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Thorp House is a beautifully and thoughtfully converted country residence. Not only does it serve a specialised purpose very well, the pleasant atmosphere induces relaxation and a feeling of content among residents.

Thorp House is a beautifully and thoughtfully converted country residence. Not only does it serve a specialised purpose very well, the pleasant atmosphere induces relaxation and a feeling of content among residents. The entire home is very attractive throughout and is decorated and furnished to fit in with the style of the house, but in a modern, practical way. The members of staff never forget that this is actually the residents’ home; and as part of the Kingsley culture, individuals are encouraged to personalise their room as much as they like. Our residents spend their days doing exactly as they wish. It is, after all, their life and Thorp House is their home.

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Some words from Thorp House residents:

“I enjoy a two-course breakfast in the morning and I have my papers delivered so I can keep up with what is going on in my home town. After a delicious home cooked lunch, we usually have something like a quiz or a ball game in the afternoon. However, I often have visitors and we sit in the conservatory and have a natter. Sometimes I just sit in my room and watch my favourite TV programme (and I often nod off!)”

“I like being able to get a cup of tea or coffee whenever I want, even in the middle of the night, and there is always someone around to listen to me if I have a problem.”

Residents can rise whenever they like at Thorp House and have a choice of a hot or cold breakfast. They can even have breakfast in bed if they like, but most enjoy the communal, friendly dining room. The staff eat with the residents and they don’t wear uniforms, which adds to the relaxed, homely feel of mealtimes.

An optional programme of activities follows breakfast and individuals have a wide choice of how they spend their day. They can spend time with family, relax in one of the spacious communal areas or their own room, watch TV, read in the garden, which is always accessible, play games, enjoy regular visiting entertainment or chat with other residents – the possibilities are endless for an enjoyable day.

The committed, caring staff are always on hand to be with residents if needed, at any time throughout the day.

Mealtimes are flexible and can be enjoyed with family members at any time. All food is cooked on the premises and the meals are healthy and very tasty. At Thorp House the mealtimes are a social event, and staff are skilled at getting even the quietest residents to be involved in activities and conversations.

Hot drinks, tea, coffee and snacks are available throughout the day.

Sometimes group trips are organised to places of interest and/or for lunch. Locally based entertainers and musicians often come by the home for an hour or two. Some of the residents love helping out around the home, which is welcomed and benefits all parties.

After supper, residents can opt to go to bed early, or stay up until later relaxing in one of the communal areas or in their room. There are hot and cold drinks, alcohol is available if required and there is definitely NO set bedtime.

As in all Kingsley Healthcare homes, our care is focused around each person’s individual needs and wishes and we value and respect how each chooses to spend the day. As such, no two days are the same and there are opportunities to do as much or as little as the residents wish. We actively encourage people to take part in daily and occasional activities that help to make life fun and interesting.

Kingsley Healthcare’s truly person centred approach to care creates a positive outlook and focuses on quality of life and relationships. We place great importance on the lives our residents have led, and spend time with them and family members to find out about their tastes, history, hobbies and interests. The information gained helps us to create bespoke care plans and lifestyles for each individual, which are paramount in providing them with the best care.

Family and friends are significant partners with Thorp House and are welcome to come and go as they please throughout the day. We make a point of listening to the opinions of the people who live with us about the services we provide and welcome the input of family members.

Each Kingsley care home is unique, but we all have a set of highly respected and award-winning features embedded within the culture, as a result the special way we care for our residents makes a big difference to their lives. Our daily emphasis is on the care that our residents need, whether that is physical, emotional, spiritual or mental.

We are committed to providing the best possible outcomes for people living with a dementia, and we achieve this through our ‘Wings’ (Welcome, Individuality, Nurturing, Guidance, Sensitivity) philosophy of care. This award-winning approach is nationally recognized and our bespoke learning programme is designed to ensure that the person with a dementia is at the heart of everything we do. All of our homes are designed to be dementia friendly, as you will plainly see at Thorp House.

Our qualified, caring staff are friendly, enthusiastic and committed to enhancing the residents’ well-being. They connect with our residents through meaningful communication and encourage them to interact with daily living activities and appropriate activities.

“Thank you for your kindness and loving care given to our mum. Life has been hard for her but during her stay with you, no longer is she lonely.” Kingsley resident’s relative.

We encourage all our residents to live as healthily as possible, to enjoy long and pleasant lives. Where possible we encourage exercise, keep minds active and provide nutritious food. Residents are supported in maintaining their independence as much as possible, so we embrace and encourage ways in which they can do this.

Our healthy, balanced meals are all prepared in our own kitchen using only the best, locally sourced ingredients. We understand that individual tastes and eating habits can vary enormously so the menu choices include a great selection of nutritious delights and tasty favourites that are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Other services

  • Bathing facilities
  • Weekly hairdresser
  • Assistive technology
  • Laundry services
  • Religious needs linked to local church
  • Chiropody
  • A busy activities programme
  • Regular meetings and care reviews

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Person-Centred Care

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WINGS Accreditation

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Big or small, whatever your concern may be, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time regarding any care matter. We will be happy to help you find the right care and the necessary support that you may require.

Thorp House, Church Road
Griston,Norfolk IP25 6QA
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Thorp House Nursing Home is located in the picturesque rural village of Griston, close to the town of Watton and is within easy reach of the larger towns of Attleborough, East Dereham and Thetford.

Thorp House really benefits from a country house atmosphere. Converted to a residential home in the late 1970s, it sensitively combines Victorian grandeur with light and convenient modern rooms. Placed along the walls of the corridors there are interesting and stimulating things to look at, and nearby there are cosy places to sit and rest. The home is very well appointed with a number of spacious, pleasant and well-equipped dining rooms, lounges and conservatories, and has a range of different sized and shaped private rooms, including self-contained bungalow style accommodation for the more independent residents.

There are also two beautiful resident peacocks who love to come and visit whilst wondering the grounds.

The staff here are friendly, hard-working and kind. They strive to work well as a team and create a family atmosphere within the home; making our residents happy makes them happy.

We pride ourselves on our team, the members of which work very well together.

They have been selected by using a thorough recruitment process, which provides reassurance that the staff supporting our residents are sincere in their caring attitudes. New members go through a very intensive induction training scheme, where they are supported and helped to overcome any difficulties they might encounter during the working day. The team looks after our residents with emphasis on providing the best quality of life, and we strive to give purpose to every single day our residents are with us.




A bi-monthly newsletter is published and made available to visitors, but it can also be downloaded from the website. Inside you can read all about the events that have either already taken place or are planned for the future, in which you might like to get involved. It also contains announcements from Kingsley Healthcare, future improvements to the home, recent charity events we have been involved in, photos and much more.


You can subscribe using the form below and have the newsletter emailed to you, which makes it easier to catch up with the latest news and reduces our carbon footprint.

St Patrick’s Day

Tuesday 17th March - St Patrick’s Day-Try-a-tea TuesdayArmchair ExercisesLife stories and ReminiscenceLibrary Van 3.20pm –Ask a care sta..

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Stoke Holy Cross church Visit

Thorp House residents Jim Cropper and Gill Martinez visited Stoke Holy Cross church today to attend Caston school carol concert and were b..

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BOXING DAY – 26th  Traditional Roast Dinner with all the trimmings Boxing Day TV, Music,Celebrations with Thorp House ..

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Christmas day

CHRISTMAS DAY – 25th Birthday Celebration Traditional Roast Dinner with all the trimmings Christmas Day TV, Music and Celeb..

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Christmas Eve

CHRISTMAS EVE 24th  - Armchair Exercises, Music, Newspapers and Discussion. ..

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National Care Homes Open Day

We would like to invite you to come and spend some time with us, meet our residents and staff and discover what our home is all about! Free ..

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Bike Marathon

Staff at Thorp House in Griston go the extra mile for residents!The team at Thorp House nursing home, in Griston, near Watton, are planning ..

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Halloween Party

Halloween party from 4pm till 6.30pm Saturday. Refreshments and music for everyone...

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Valentine’s Celebration

The new activities coordinator at Thorp House care home, in Griston, is appealing to local people to help her put on a fete of which the who..

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Christmas Carols Songs

We shall be having some Christmas Carols so that everyone can join in.  We would like to take this opportunity to wish ..

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Christmas Carol

Hingham Primary School will be coming to see us at 1.30 to present some Christmas songs to us, both old and new. Please feel..

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Christmas Bazaar

We shall be holding our Christmas Bazaar. Sadly, Santa Clause will be busy preparing for Christmas but we will do our best t..

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Music for Health

Music for Health will be joining with us at 10.30 to entertain residents and families. They have joined with us previously a..

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Arts and Crafts

We shall be creating Halloween decorations to ensure that we are ready to decorate the home for October 31st..

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The Queens 90th Birthday

A Special Tea party with cucumber sandwiches & tea cakes and a special birthday cake music followed by Queens Video...

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Wayland Show

Cupcake decorating for children. Raising Money for Caston School Laptop Fund...

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Dog Day Afternoon

Stalls and games for dogs. Bring your dog and there will be prizes for best bark, wettest nose, waggyest tail etc. Also dog fancy dress para..

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Thorp House, Griston,
Norfolk, IP25 6QA

01953 881 786

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