St Edith's Court care home
18 Hillside Crescent, Leigh On Sea, Essex, SS9 1EN
Welcome to St Edith's Court
A friendly and safe welcome
In person show rounds now available. Find out more, alongside all the measures in place to keep everyone safe.
Anchor's St Edith’s Court in Leigh on Sea is a trusted provider of residential care for elderly people, and we offer support for older people who have residential and dementia care needs.
Our care homes' well trained and helpful staff provide 24-hour care and support to help you maintain your chosen lifestyle.
At St Edith’s Court activities play an important role and we aim to enhance our residents’ quality of life by providing a varied range of social activities.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our catering with our Chef preparing meals daily from fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Set in a quiet residential location in its own beautiful grounds, St Edith’s Court is close to local services and amenities, such as nearby shops and Chalkwell Park.
In times of uncertainty, Anchor is a care provider you can depend on. We are proudly not-for-profit with more than 50 years of experience.
We’re here to help and look forward to giving you a warm welcome.
Features of St Edith's Court
Shared facilities complementing each private residence:
- Engaging activities programme
- Communal lounge
- Hobby / craft room
- Hairdressing salon
Care and support
In addition to residential care, we also offer:
- Respite care
- Convalescence care
- Parkinson's disease
- Personalised care plans
Food and dining
We promote wellbeing through a positive dining experience:
- Communal dining area
- Nutrition and hydration stations
- Private dining area
- Visitors are welcome to join residents for meals
Life at St Edith's Court
At St Edith’s Court care home, we provide quality 24-hour residential care.
We support and develop our staff on an ongoing basis to enable them to provide the highest quality care for our residents.
At our home we have:
- A library
- A ‘pets are welcome’ policy by arrangement with the Manager
- A shop for small items
- An Activity lounge
- A hairdressing salon
- A lift to upper floors
- A personal laundry facility and laundry service
- A facility for a private phone in each room.
- Regular religious services and meetings should you wish to take part
- Newspapers which can be ordered and delivered daily to your room
- Wheelchair access and car parking
- Regular planned activities
- Southend on Sea town centre is a short journey and can be reached using excellent bus services
- The nearest hospital is Southend on Sea University Hospital
- Chalkwell Park railway station, situated nearby within walking distance, has an excellent service to London
- The popular Cliffs Pavillion Theatre and supermarkets are all local to the home
St Edith’s Court is a unique, purpose-built residence which was designed to provide personal and social care. Set in a quiet location and in its own grounds, St Edith’s Court offers single en-suite rooms.
Our home is fully furnished and decorated to a high standard with a call system which ensures that help is at hand 24 hours a day.
We also have:
- All rooms with their own small kitchen area
- Some rooms with views of the gardens
- All rooms have a television point and connections for satellite and digital TV
- Tea-making facilities available to make drinks for you and your visitors
Other accommodation facilities include:
- Cosy lounges with TVs and quiet areas for reading and relaxing
- Bathrooms specially equipped so you can relax in comfort
- Beautiful gardens
- A lounge adapted for activities
We encourage you to bring your own possessions, including furniture if you wish.
We know how important mealtimes are to our residents, so we always try to make this a sociable and enjoyable experience, whilst recognising individual choice.
St Edith's Food Promise ensures all our menus offer freshly cooked, appetising and nutritionally balanced meals including:
- Cooked breakfast every day
- Wholesome homemade soup every day
- Freshly baked biscuits and cakes
- Traditional Sunday Roast
- Fish and Chip Friday
- Our Chef’s Signature dish – Anthony’s special Banoffee Pie
- A variety of snacks and fruit and drinks available all day
Our Chefs understand the nutritional needs of older people and ensure that our meals are prepared using fresh, seasonal ingredients.
We serve tasty, wholesome dishes and involve residents in selecting our menus at a local level. We offer daily choice of meals and cater for special dietary needs and preferences, helping keep our residents healthy and well nourished.
Our care home organises and arranges a variety of opportunities for our residents to enjoy daily activities in our home and in the local community.
We work in partnership with the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA) and encourage activities that enhance our residents’ lifestyle, health and wellbeing.
Residents preferred activities, interests and ability are discussed when they move in and an agreed plan ensures that these requests are fulfilled (wherever possible). Our residents’ suggestions for activities also help shape the planning process.
We organise supervised day trips to leisure facilities and places of interest as well as social events in the home, including themed restaurant evenings, arts and crafts, quizzes and regular entertainers.
At St Edith’s Court our caring and attentive staff work with our residents and their loved ones to create a detailed care plan which ensures our residents individual health and care needs are met.
We know how important it is to care for our residents with the dignity and respect they deserve and this is at the heart of what we do at St Edith’s Court care home.
Our health and social care partners include:
- GP Surgeries who are available on request
- A hairdresser visits twice weekly
- A chiropodist visits on request
- An optician who visit the home
- The district nurse who visits as needed
We endeavour to be completely transparent about all our charges and fees. For further information please contact us.
How much does it cost?
Call us to discuss your specific care needs today
What is included in care home fees?
For many people, moving to a care home is a big decision and it can be difficult to know where to start. Care home fees are based on a range of factors, including specific care needs, which can change over time.
Living in an Anchor care home you can be confident that a single fee covers the cost of your personally tailored 24 hour care and support, utility bills and meals, as well as a fantastic range of daily activities. In an Anchor care home our weekly charge includes:
- cost of personal care
- utilities e.g. heating and light
- all resident catering, meals, snacks and drinks
- laundry undertaken on the premises
- television licence, including for person use
- housekeeping services.
The following extra items and services are not covered by the weekly fees, however we can arrange for them to be provided (at an additional cost):
- professional hairdressing
- personal copies of newspapers or magazines
- personal purchases such as stationery, confectionery, toiletries etc.
- clothing, shoes and slippers
- dry cleaning
- private telephone line rental and calls and cable connections.
In the absence of free provision by the NHS, we can also arrange for the following healthcare services to be provided, these will be charged in addition to the weekly fees:
- other privately arranged healthcare
- care staff accompaniment to regular medical appointments.
No upfront deposit is required at any of Anchor’s care homes to secure a room.
At Anchor we pride ourselves on offering a truly tailored approach to care and therefore need to fully understand your needs to provide you with an accurate fee estimate. Please call us to discuss your specific care needs today. Alternatively we welcome you to visit us to discuss your situation face-to-face.
Want more information on care home fees?
Learning about the different funding options available to you can also help you feel confident in your decisions. Anchor know that securing care home funding can sometimes appear a rather daunting task and so to help we have put together a free guide covering requesting assistance, top up fees and third-party payments.Care home fees
At St Edith's Court we have a caring team of well qualified professionals, passionate about what they do and dedicated to ensuring our residents always feel confident that they can rely on a friendly face and helping hand 24-hours a day.
We encourage visits to St Edith's Court so you can meet our team and get a feel of what it would be like to live here. You will be able to look around, meet other residents, find out what goes on and ask any questions you may have. It is important to us that you make the right decision and are happy with your choice of new home.
Nick has several years’ experience in the Audit, Finance and Administration fields having worked for various organisations here and abroad at both junior and management levels. Nick has worked for Anchor for the past 5 years as an Administrator but has just moved to St Edith’s Court since December 2014. Nick has found the Home to have a community feel where people enjoy interacting with their fellow residents, families, friends and staff.
Summer 2 weeks free permanent stay offer
We'd like to offer you an opportunity for two weeks' free stay when you move into one of our participating care homes on a permanent basis*
A warm and safe welcome
Safety as priority
We continue to welcome new residents to our home safely. We have received our vaccinations, regularly test residents and colleagues, and are well equipped with high-quality personal protective equipment (PPE).
Take a tour
In person show rounds are available for you and your loved-one to tour our home and meet the team, subject to testing and safety guidelines. Simply make an enquiry and we’ll arrange your visit.
Enjoy a range of safe visiting options for loved-ones, including regular contact from up to five named visitors supported by testing, plus outdoor and indoor visits with a screen.
To start your enquiry simply click 'Enquiry now' and call us or complete an enquiry form.
We’ll provide you with full details of the home, along with any other information you’d like such as sample menus and activity schedules.
Taking a tour
Whether you’re looking to stay with us permanently, or for a short break, we’re delighted that we can now invite you to take a show round of the home in person, subject to testing and safety guidelines. Simply book a tour with the home manager once you’ve made your enquiry.
We can also provide a virtual show round if you’d prefer. Either way, we’re keen to show you what daily life is like here and for you to meet our friendly team.
If you decide following your visit that you or your loved one would like to move into the home we’ll organise an assessment either face to face – with PPE and socially distanced – or conducted virtually to make sure we can meet all of your care needs.
Ensuring residents’ safety and wellbeing is our absolute priority.
Before move-in we'll put together a comprehensive settling-in programme designed entirely around you or your loved ones needs. This provides a dedicated package of one-to-one activities and support that maintains everyone’s safety while settling into the home.
We’ll use this time to get to know each other and, most importantly, ensure there are plenty of opportunities to maintain regular contact with family and friends – either through face-to-face visits (see Visiting your loved-one section) or using the latest video call technology.
The home manager will discuss every area of moving-in with you in detail to make sure you and your loved one know exactly what to expect and feel confident and welcomed when they come to live with us
We understand how important visits are for everyone and are pleased that government guidelines have been eased again to allow residents to nominate up to two named people (increasing to five from Monday 17 May) who will be able to visit regularly, supported by testing, including during the settling-in period.
We’re delighted that people living in our homes are able to have more regular, sustained and meaningful contact with loved ones.
In addition, our homes continue to offer visits to other friends or family members with arrangements such as inside visiting spaces with a screen and outdoor or window visits. We will always permit visits in exceptional circumstances. We’ve also invested significantly in technology – such as Skype and FaceTime– so you can stay in regular touch.
Of course, visiting remains subject to changes in government guidance and lockdown restrictions.
Each of our homes is different and you’ll have the opportunity to speak directly to the Manager of the care home you’re interested in.
Our homes were among the first in the country to take part in the government’s care home testing programme in July 2020 – and we’ve been regularly testing colleagues and residents since.
- All care home colleagues are routinely tested twice every week.
- All residents are tested on admission to the home and then routinely.
With residents’ safety and wellbeing our absolute priority, we want to assure you that we’re doing everything possible to prevent coronavirus entering our homes.
Vaccinations have been offered to all residents and colleagues.
Where required, all new residents are prioritised for a vaccination on move-in.
We are well equipped and have good stocks of high-quality personal protective equipment (PPE) which complies with government requirements.
Our in-house team are highly trained and experienced in ensuring a clean and safe environment and committed to protecting everyone living and working in our home through the consistent use of infection control measures. These measures include regular hand washing, social distancing, putting on clean uniforms upon arrival and the proper use of appropriate PPE.
As members of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), we take cleaning and cleanliness extremely seriously. We use the highest-quality products and are following an enhanced programme of cleaning.
During this difficult time, we’re keeping life as normal as possible so residents feel safe, secure, and happy. Which means your loved one can expect great fresh food, a wealth of activities and friendly company.
Residents continue to enjoy delicious, freshly-made meals every day, with a choice of menu daily, prepared by our expert catering teams.
Our creative activity programmes, developed by our in-house team of wellness coordinators, aims to keep residents as active and healthy as possible, should they wish to take part, ranging from person-centred activities to home-wide events.
St Edith's Court
18 Hillside Crescent, Leigh On Sea, Essex, SS9 1EN
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