List of care homes
- Acorn CourtRedhill, Surrey
- AlderwoodColchester, Essex
- Ashbrook CourtSewardstone, London
- Bramley CourtHiston, Cambridgeshire
- BrooklandsDrayton, Norfolk
- Claremont CourtGuildford, Surrey
- Honey LaneWaltham Abbey, Essex
- Queen Elizabeth ParkGuildford, Surrey
- The SpinneyChingford, London
- Water Mill HouseHemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Cutting-edge architecture and landscaped gardens
Pathways are specifically designed for wheelchair access
A variety of social spaces for relaxing and socialising
State-of-the-art facilities including a salon and in-house cinema
A well stocked library provides ideal quiet space
Relatives and friends can be entertained in our private dining room
The mealtime experience is central to the home environment
View from the front of Alderwood
Our dementia concept is entirely different to the traditional models of care.
To truly appreciate the wonders of Alderwood in Colchester, Essex, a visit is highly recommended. As Carebase’s most recent residential, nursing and dementia care home to open its doors, Alderwood has all of the state-of-the-art facilities you would expect and more.
Stylish en-suite bedrooms are intelligently designed with nurse call systems and wet room facilities. There’s even the option of selecting a bedroom with a private garden, patio and seating area. And it doesn’t stop there - the rest of the home offers wonderful spaces, all tastefully decorated.
The grounds include a large garden with a putting green, allotments, raised flower beds, all of which are designed for wheelchair user access. The home enjoys the best of both worlds – it looks out on to woodlands and has all the charm Colchester has to offer on its doorstep.
There are bar and brasserie areas which are perfect for residents to socialise in. Families are also encouraged to spend as much time as they wish at the home; in fact, there is a beautifully designed private dining room where residents can entertain intimate family gatherings. We also invite families to the endless events we host.
It is fantastic to be part of a company that puts residents at the centre of everything it does. Alderwood itself is fabulous and a very exciting place to work. Care Services Manager
Life at Alderwood
Purpose built within the last few years the residential care home has well thought-out spaces catering to all needs. The well-stocked library and lounge areas are perfect for residents wanting some quiet time, whilst the onsite cinema is popular for enjoying old movies.
The inclusion of a hairdressing salon, and external therapists offering treatments from massage to chiropody, means that residents can have access to facilities they enjoyed living at home, and more.
Alderwood promotes an active lifestyle, with a weekly planned activities programme that is second to none. Residents can enjoy a full and varied day if they so wish. There are exercise classes, a gardening club, a bakery club, reminiscence quizzes, performances from local entertainers and talks on topical subjects where residents have expressed an interest. There is even a writing club where residents write short stories or review short passages.
Those that prefer one-to-one time are not forgotten either. Our team will always find time to chat to residents about current affairs, or whatever takes their fancy.
Alderwood has a private mini bus, which transports residents to an array of wonderful places, whether it’s visiting a museum or simply a pub lunch. We have already forged close links with the community and have arranged for the local priest to carry out a monthly service at the home.
Type of care
- Nursing care
- Residential care
- Specialist dementia care
- 65 en-suite bedrooms
- Rooms with private gardens
- Lounge areas for relaxation
- Sensory room
- Private dining space for residents to entertain families
- Hairdressing Salon
- Access to external therapists offering aromatherapy, massage, chiropody and beauty treatments
We promote an active lifestyle at Alderwood and a wide variety of activities and events are organised to keep our residents occupied each day.
We have forged close links with the community and are constantly visiting local places of interest, as well as bringing in local entertainers into our home.
An example of our activities.
11am - Church service
11am - Exercise class
11am - Knitting circle
2.30pm - Entertainment from Frankie on his electric piano
11am - Excercise class
Day Trip – Buckingham Palace
39 Essex Hall Road
Tel: 01206 899 522View a larger Map 0.89328 51.899103
Each member of the team at Alderwood isn’t just highly trained but possesses a genuine passion in caring for the elderly. Their role involves more than simply providing superb care. It is about ensuring the time the residents spend with us is filled with laughter and lots of fun.
Nikki Leaney, Home Manager
Nikki has been qualified as a nurse for over 30 years, with 23 years of experience in specialised care for the elderly in the private sector.
“Every day I feel lucky to be in a profession that I truly love and to be part of so many people’s lives. I’ve had so many heart-warming and humbling experiences over the years with some truly amazing rewards.”
Julie Rowe, Deputy Manager
We love to hear from family members and friends about their experiences of life at Alderwood. How they feel about our home, the care we give and the team that make that possible.
Knowing the ways in which we have made a difference and touched the lives of those in our care – and their loved ones – is what keeps us focused on delivering the highest standard of care at all times.
We wish to thank you and the team as I, and all my family and friends, felt you went beyond the call of duty to give us all a happy time celebrating our Golden Wedding Anniversary.
It was beautiful weather and we saw Alderwood and its lovely garden at its best.
With lots of love and thanks,
John and Jean
29th September 2014
To Nikki & all the staff at Alderwood
We are so grateful to you for the wonderful care Dad is receiving. He will soon have been with you for 6 months!.
Thanks for all you do - you're all wonderful.
Barbara, Lynda & Trevor
Barbara, Lynda & Trevor
31st July 2014
To the staff at Alderwood
A big, big thank you for helping my friends and I give Mary a wonderful birthday afternoon. Mary really enjoyed herself - and I must say, the food was excellent.
Thank you again,
Val, a friend of Mary x
28th July 2014
Ann and I are most grateful for the wonderful day you and your staff arranged for Mother's birthday. The horse and carriage ride was amazing and much enjoyed by us all. Mother must have felt she was queen for the day!
Also the excellent spread and birthday cake for her afternoon party - this was much appreciated and once again our thanks to you all.
With kind regards
30th June 2014
A huge thank you to you and all the lovely staff at Alderwood for making Mum's 90th Birthday such a special day. Everything was amazing and it must have taken so much time and effort to arrange.
The Brasserie looked ready for a great party, the food was fit for a queen, the singing and dancing was such fun, and most of all, Mum was thrilled with the whole day and was really made to feel special.
Thank you for the love and care you give Mum, not just for her birthday, but for every day!
xxx Ali, Andrew, John & Family
Ali, Andrew, John & Family
2nd April 2014
To the staff on the middle floor at Alderwood Care Home
On behalf of myself and my sisters, may I use this opportunity to thank you for the care and kindness shown to my father during his stay with you. I have been constantly amazed by the patience and tolerance that you display at all times.
I wish you and the residents all the best in the future,
10th October 2013
I sincerely thank you all for your kind care during my few days with you.
Your cheerful and competent attention to my needs made my stay at Alderwood most comfortable.
With kind regards,
Mrs C. Milburn
Mrs C. Milburn
1st January 2013
We just wanted to say how grateful we are for the splendid care which mum recieved at Alderwood and the kindness with which we the family were treated by all the staff.
You have much to be proud of in that wonderful home and with such a superb, professional and caring staff.
Thank you so much.
31st August 2012
To all the wonderful staff at Alderwood,
Thank you so much for caring for Gerard with such expertise and compassion.
Love from Harry, Catherine and Dominic
Harry, Catherine and Dominic
17th April 2012