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Colchester

Colchester

Blackbrook House

Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6HP

Good - Regulator's rating

Residential
Dementia
55 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 2007
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5

Colchester

Colchester

Tall Trees

Oaks Place, Mile End Road, Colchester, CO4 5XR

Good - Regulator's rating

Dementia
Nursing
Palliative
48 beds • No en-suite rooms • Opened in 1993
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7

Colchester

Colchester

Woodland View

216 Turner Road, Colchester, CO4 5JR

Good - Regulator's rating

Residential
Dementia
Nursing
60 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 2015
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13

Colchester

Colchester

Great Horkesley Manor

Nayland Road, Great Horkesley, Colchester, CO6 4ET

Good - Regulator's rating

Residential
Dementia
73 beds • 72 en-suite rooms • Opened in 1991
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10

Colchester

Colchester

Alderwood Care Home

39 Essex Hall Road, Colchester, CO1 1ZP

Outstanding - Regulator's rating

Residential
Dementia
Nursing
Palliative
65 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 2011
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11

Colchester

Colchester

Abberton Manor Nursing Home

Layer Road, Colchester, CO5 7NL

Good - Regulator's rating

Residential
Nursing
26 beds • Opened in 1982
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Colchester

Colchester

Colonia Court Care Home

St Andrews Avenue, Colchester, CO4 3AN

Good - Regulator's rating

Residential
Dementia
Nursing
123 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 1995
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9

Colchester

Colchester

Hilton House

175 Shrub End Road, Colchester, CO3 4RG

Good - Regulator's rating

Residential
10 beds • Opened in 1995

Colchester

Colchester

Loganberry Lodge

79-81 New Farm Road, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0PG

Good - Regulator's rating

Residential
Dementia
138 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 2008
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7

Colchester

Colchester

Stanway Green Lodge

Stanway Green, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0RA

Good - Regulator's rating

Residential
Dementia
30 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 1987

Finding the right care home in Colchester

Choosing a care home for a loved one can be difficult, however with 37 care homes in Colchester, and 13 offering nursing care, it is important you make the right decision on which care home is best for your loved one’s needs. Here are a few of our top tips to help you narrow your options.

Location, location, location

It is important to find a care home where the resident will feel comfortable, and location plays a major role in this. Try to make sure the home not only provides the type of care required, but is ideally located close to friends and family so they can easily visit. There are good public transport links throughout Colchester making many of the homes easy to get to, and a number are within walking distance from the town centre. However, if you have access to a car, it might be good to also look towards the outskirts of Colchester, where you will be closer to more green space. For example Woodland View Care Home is only a 2-minute walk from High Woods Country Park, which is lovely for an afternoon stroll with family and friends.

How to get the 'at home' feeling

The process of leaving behind your home and entering new surroundings is unsettling for some. So finding a care home where your loved one is able to feel at home is important. Many care homes in Colchester allow you to move in furniture or to add personal touches to the resident’s room, however you should also consider what activities and facilities the care home can provide that will help them to feel at ease in their new surroundings.

Care homes with gardens

How important is outdoor space to your loved one? Are they a keen gardener or do they love to sit in the sun with a cup of tea? Understanding what is important to your loved one will help you choose from over 30 care homes in Colchester which have a garden. If they are green fingered and want to help potter in the garden then perhaps it is worth checking out Abberton Manor Nursing Home, or if just looking for somewhere to relax in the sun look at Hill House, which has some lovely outdoor space and beautiful seating areas.

Pet friendly care homes

Does your loved one have a pet they are worried about leaving when moving into a care home? We recommend looking into the 20+ pet-friendly care homes in Colchester. Many allow small pets like fish or budgies to move in with their owner and others, like Tall Trees Care Home, allow pets to visit frequently.

Care home activities and days out

To help residents feel at home and continue their hobbies, most care homes in Colchester offer a wide range of activities and facilities. Many, like the Alderwood Care Home, offer residents a cinema room, on-site hair salon, cafes and a whole range of activities. Several even encourage residents to share and teach others their talents, whether it be baking, art or dancing.

Our expert care guide

For more detailed advice on how to narrow your options and feel confident that you’re selecting the right care home for your loved one, download our expert guide. The guide, written by one of our UK care experts, covers how to understand regulatory ratings, read between the lines in reviews and what you should ask potential care homes when you call to enquire.

Overview of care homes in Colchester

Care homes in Colchester

37

Homes that offer nursing care

13

Specialise in dementia care

18

Homes rated good or above

30

Colchester's Care Regulator

Care Quality Commission

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Frequently asked questions

  • How many care homes are there in Colchester

    There are 37 care homes in Colchester, with 13 offering nursing care. If you're not sure which type of care home is best for you, you can read our guide on how to choose the right care home.

  • How many care homes in Colchester offer specialised dementia care?

    18 care homes in Colchester offer specialist care designed to meet the challenges faced by people living with dementia.

  • How are care homes in Colchester regulated?

    All care homes in Colchester are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Of the 37 care homes in Colchester, 30 have been rated good or above.

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In England, care homes are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which rates services as Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement, or Inadequate.

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Colchester

41 care homes rated Good or better.


Colchester

30 care homes rated Good or better.

Types of care available

  • Residential care homes

    Accommodation, meals, and assistance with personal care and medication.

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  • Nursing care homes

    Medical care from a qualified nurse, and treatment for residents with illness or injuries.

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  • Dementia care homes

    Specialist care designed to meet the challenges faced by people living with dementia.

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  • Palliative and end of life care homes

    Care designed to provide quality support and comfort for people living with life-limited conditions.

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Average care home costs in East of England

Average costs based on LaingBuisson Care of Older People UK report 2019

  • Residential care homes

    £662 per week
  • Nursing care homes

    £1,024 per week

Funding for care in England

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If your total savings and property assets are below £23,250, then you may be able to access local authority funding towards accommodation costs, personal care and nursing care.

To qualify, you must first arrange a care needs assessment.