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Care homes in Essex

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The list below includes care homes with confirmed bed availability and are accepting new residents.

Please note, all new residencies are subject to a health assessment and being able to meet the care needs of the prospective resident.

The Lawns

The Lawns

Chelmsford, CM1 7JBBupa

Nestled in a quiet residential area, not too far from the centre of Chelmsford, The Lawns care home welcomes anyone in need of nursing or residential care. This friendly Bupa Group home boasts a wide variety of facilities, including beautifully decorated bedrooms with patio access, a stylish communal lounge, inviting dining areas, a big terrace and loggia and idyllic gardens where residents can enjoy in the warmer months. The jam-packed activity programme here at The Lawns ensures no two days are the same and there is something for everyone to enjoy, whether that is enjoying movie matinées, pub visits, singalongs, or reminiscence sessions.

Care available

  • Residential
  • Nursing
  • Respite
  • Rating good
  • Care residencies from £1,055 weekly
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Valentine House

Valentine House

Witham, CM8 3RFBlack Swan Care Group

Situated in the quaint Essex village of Silver End, Valentine House is a stunning residential care home that provides expert care to the elderly and those living with dementia in a welcoming environment. Part of the Black Swan Care Group, Valentine House is home to a range of facilities, including beautifully decorated bedrooms equipped with ensuite facilities, a spacious communal lounge, a well-presented dining room and a selection of quiet spaces. Throughout the summer months, residents at Valentine Lodge can also enjoy regular barbeques, birthday celebrations and activities in the lovely gardens.

Care available

  • Residential
  • Dementia
  • Respite
  • Rating good
  • Care residencies from £850 weekly
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Baycroft Great Baddow

Baycroft Great Baddow

Chelmsford, CM2 7TLBaycroft

Located in Chelmsford, Essex, Baycroft Great Baddow is an elegant 64-bed care home, providing residential, nursing and dementia care. The luxury facilities at the home include several lounges, restaurants and terraces, as well as a café, hair salon, spa treatment room, activity room, library and gym. There’s even a children’s activity room, perfect for visits from the grandkids. The friendly care team, led by manager Paul Buckle, strive to ensure that residents are happy and relaxed at all times; whether that’s taking a gentle stroll in the garden or joining in with the home’s activity programme.

Care available

  • Residential
  • Dementia
  • Nursing
  • Respite
  • Rating good
  • Care residencies from £1,390 weekly
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Croft House

Croft House

Dunmow, CM6 1HRBupa

Located in the historic town Dunmow, Croft House is a friendly care home that provides the elderly with a secure home whilst they receive the care they need. Part of the Bupa group, Croft House is home to a plethora of amenities for residents to enjoy, including beautifully decorated bedrooms , a spacious communal lounge, a stunning dining room and a beautiful landscape rose garden with a pond with koi carp. The dedicated team at Croft House strive to keep residents engaged and stimulated through their tailored activities. There’s no typical day at Croft House whether that is in or out and about.

Care available

  • Residential
  • Nursing
  • Respite
  • Rating good
  • Care residencies from £980 weekly
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Colne View

Colne View

Halstead, CO9 2FFCare UK

Part of the Care UK group, Colne View care home is situated in Halstead, Essex, offering residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life care. The expert care team, led by manager Renata, strive to deliver the highest quality of compassionate care possible, tailored to each resident and their individual care profile. Facilities at Colne View include en-suite bedrooms, on-site coffee shop, cinema and hair salon, as well as secure landscaped gardens. There’s even a gardening club for green fingered residents! Colne View is conveniently located to nearby shops and amenities and there is on-site parking for visitors.

Care available

  • Residential
  • Dementia
  • Respite
  • Rating good
  • Care residencies from £1,418 weekly
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Anisha Grange

Anisha Grange

Billericay, CM11 2LEHallmark Care Homes

Anisha Grange Care Home is a beautiful 72-bedroom care home located in Billericay, Essex, providing expert residential care, nursing care and dementia care. Part of the Hallmark Care Homes group, Anisha Grange offers residents an all-inclusive pricing package and prides itself on its relationship-centred approach to care, helping residents discover new interests whilst keeping up favourite hobbies and the everyday routines they used to enjoy. With a café, hair and nail salon, state-of-the-art cinema, dedicated therapy room and celebrations room, there’s plenty to keep residents busy at Anisha Grange and activities range from race nights and arts and crafts to sewing, baking and gardening clubs.

Care available

  • Residential
  • Dementia
  • Nursing
  • Respite
  • Rating outstanding
  • Care residencies from £1,675 weekly
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Leonard Lodge

Leonard Lodge

Brentwood, CM13 1AQBarchester Healthcare

Perfectly located in a peaceful area in Hutton Poplars Estate, Leonard Lodge is a purpose-built care home that provides a range of specialist care to those in need, including residential, respite, nursing and dementia care. This Barchester Healthcare home is intelligently designed with residents in mind and is equipped with a range of facilities, including beautifully decorated bedrooms, comfortable communal lounges, a sensory garden, private dining and a spacious garden where residents can enjoy some fresh air. This welcoming home prioritises the wellbeing of their residents and always encourages them to participate in the range of activities on offer, from animal visits to arts and craft sessions, there is never a dull moment at Leonard Lodge.

Care available

  • Dementia
  • Nursing
  • Respite
  • Rating good
  • Care residencies from £1,404 weekly
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Hutton Village

Hutton Village

Brentwood, CM13 1RXBupa

Located in the rural grounds of Hutton, Brentwood, the welcoming Bupa Care Home, Hutton Village, provides expert residential, respite and nursing care to the elderly. Inside this friendly homes residents can benefit from a wide range of facilities including stylish rooms with ensuites, lively communcal areas and beautiful garden landscapes. The activities coordinators here ensure no two days are the same and that there is something for everyone to enjoy, whether that being , visits from Pet Therapy dogs, art and crafts, gardening, monthly church services, quizz, games or film nights.

Care available

  • Residential
  • Nursing
  • Respite
  • Rating good
  • Care residencies from £1,155 weekly
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Hutton View

Hutton View

Brentwood, CM13 1ARHallmark Care Homes

Located in Brentwood, Essex, Hutton View care home offers residents an all-inclusive fee package, as well as bespoke personal care and support, including exceptional residential and industry-leading dementia care. All 77 bedrooms have en suites with wet rooms, and eight have a kitchenette for care seekers who love to cook and the ground floor rooms have access to their own private patio. Facilities at the home include farmhouse kitchen, hair salon, cinema, music room and library and staff keep innovations consistent, with plans for log cabins, newly planted trees and sensory walk in the pipeline. With nearby shops and amenities a stone’s throw away, there’s never a dull moment at Hutton View.

Care available

  • Residential
  • Dementia
  • Respite
  • Rating good
  • Care residencies from £1,900 weekly
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Mountfitchet House

Mountfitchet House

Stansted, CM24 8LHCare UK

Located in Stansted, Essex, Mountfitchet House is an outstanding care home offering 24/7 nursing care and expert dementia care, a well as sensitive end of life care. Part of the Care UK group, Mountfitchet House offers residents beautifully furnished suites and lounges, as well as a bistro-style dining room, spacious café, cosy cinema and hair salon. Residents are free to take life at their own pace; whether that’s relaxing in the gardens or taking part in the group activity programme. Mountfitchet House is easily accessible by road or rail and the home has its own minibus to take residents for day trips and excursions.

Care available

  • Residential
  • Dementia
  • Nursing
  • Respite
  • Rating outstanding
  • Care residencies from £1,462 weekly
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Are you open to other locations nearby?

Explore other nearby locations to help find your dream care home at the right budget. Care homes vary in price enormously between different towns and villages.

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Frequently asked questions

Here is some further information about care homes in Essex.

How many care homes are there in Essex?

We have 52 care homes in Essex, including Hutton View and Anisha Grange. All our homes have been hand-picked by our team of care experts based on a number of factors, including the quality of care and the home’s culture.

What is the average cost of care in Essex?

The cost of care homes varies significantly across the country. If you’re looking for a care home in Essex, the average cost of care is £1,253. You may be eligible for care home funding - you can check via a care assessment.

How many Essex care homes offer residential care?

We have 50 care homes in Essex that offer residential care, which provides support and care for those who may find it difficult to live independently. Our residential care homes provide support for everyday tasks, including washing, mobility, and dressing.

What care homes in Essex offer dementia care?

We have 49 Essex care homes, which provide round-the-clock dementia care. Those with dementia will need more care as the condition progresses, and specialist dementia care homes can provide the level of support they need.

What Essex care homes offer respite care?

If you are looking for temporary respite care, we have 52 care homes in Essex that provide short-term stays. Respite care provides relief for caregivers, providing a few weeks support in a care home for a loved one.

Are there any care homes in Essex that offer end-of-life, palliative care?

44 Essex care homes provide palliative care for your loved one. End-of-life care can be an emotional experience for everyone, so our care experts will support you at every step.

Lottie’s guide to Essex

Need more guidance? Lottie’s team of Care Experts have prepared the ultimate guide to care homes in Essex, including a general overview and answers to frequently asked questions, as well providing our own views on the best activities and care homes in Essex.

  • Overview
  • Activities

Welcome to Essex

Just a stone’s throw from London, the county of Essex in the East of England has gained a reputation over the years for being the location for a popular reality TV show, but did you know that there are a wealth of different activities to enjoy within Essex for all ages, including the elderly?

Essex boasts award-winning vineyards, stunning coastlines, artisan gardens and stately homes. Numerous talented artists originated in this county, including Depeche Mode and Alison Moyet. Essex is also known for world-famous strawberries, the largest free air show in Europe and even the largest turf maze in the world.

The type of care home you’re looking for you will depend on a few factors, including availability and any specific care requirements. You can filter all care homes in Essex via our finder to see the care facilities available, home size, and the total cost of care. Within Essex, we provide care homes in a number of locations, including Southend on Sea, Basildon and Brightlingsea.

Essex is home to some of the best elderly care in the UK. From residential homes to nursing homes, you’ll find a range of care options here. Our Essex care homes provide friendly, round-the-clock support for residents, so whether you require dementia support, respite or a different form of care, we’ve got you covered.

Popular Locations in Essex

Mersea Island

You’ll want to check the tide times before heading to Mersea Island. At high tide, the only road connecting it to the mainland is completely covered by water. This little Blackwater and Colne estuary island in Essex offers all the pleasures that come with a day by the seaside, complete with colourful beach huts, delicious seafood and a charming small-town feel.

Dedham Vale

North of Colchester in Essex, you can see why Dedham Vale is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From the picturesque Stour Valley to ancient woodlands, lush meadows and plenty of gentle walks, this is the perfect countryside escape. Dedham village itself is filled with quaint cottages, tearooms and churches.

Southend Pier

Extending out to sea for more than a mile, did you know that Southend Pier in Essex is the longest pleasure beach in the world? A British seaside icon, Southend-on-Sea’s pier is quite a walk from one end to the other, so it’s a good job there’s an electric train that runs the entire length of the pier!