• Abbeyfield St. Georges
    Park Terrace, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 7PH
    A lovely home where dedicated staff care for 25 elderly Residents in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment.
  • Merrie Loots Farm Residential Home
    Merrie Loots Farm, East Tilbury Road, Linford, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex SS17 0QS
    A lovely welcoming home in the Essex Countryside.
  • Beaufort Lodge
    12 Saint Vincent’s Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 7PR
    Permanent, residential or dementia care. Also respite and day care. We provide it all at affordable prices.
  • Astral Lodge
    35 Ailsa Road, Westcliff–on–Sea, Essex SS0 8BJ
    A lovely, small and cosy, 14 bedded Care Home catering for those who have dementia.
  • Hollymede Cottage
    Hollymede Cottage, 61-63 Church End Lane, Wickford, Essex SS11 7DP
    A cosy ‘home from home’ care home where comfort, good food and good care come as standard.
  • Marcris House
    Coopersale Lane, Theydon Bois, Epping, Essex CM16 7NS
    A beautiful home in glorious grounds – a truly lovely place to be.
  • Brook Care Home
    17 Brook Close, Rochford, Essex SS4 1HW
    Experienced staff provide care for 20 individuals aged 55 and over with a Mental Health diagnosis, including dementia, in a homely atmosphere.
  • Bali Hai Care Home
    14/16 Southbourne Grove, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 9UR
    Experienced staff provide care for 12 individuals aged 21 to 65 with a Mental Health diagnosis in a homely atmosphere.
  • Catherine Miller House
    13-17 Old Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 1LB
    Homely environment, for frail elderly & dementia. All rooms en-suite, fresh cooked food, lots of activities.
  • The Lilacs
    121 Chalkwell Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 8NI
    A Home from Home.
  • Mountdale Nursing Home
    59 Mountdale Gardens, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4AP
    We provide care and accommodation for up to 22 adults who may have complex nursing needs including Dementia.
  • Oakdale Residential Care Home
    123 Kiln Road, Benfleet, Essex SS7 1TG
    A nice small 27 bedded person centred care home for elderly residents with dementia.
  • Little Gaynes Residential Home
    146 Corbetstey Road, Upminster, Essex RM14 2ED
    A Lovely ‘Home from Home’ Atmosphere
  • Havengore House
    27 Fairfield Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 5RZ
    Havengore House ( in Eastwood ) provides care in a homely setting for the elderly, as well as those with mild to moderate level of dementia.
  • Crowstone Manor Care Home
    38 Crowstone Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 8BA
    Informal Home for the elderly, home cooked meals, secluded gardens and experienced trained staff.
  • Parklands Care Centre
    21-27 Thundersley Park Road, South Benfleet, Essex SS7 1EG
    Parklands is a 54 bed Nursing Home, set amongst landscaped gardens. We offer high-quality care for people aged 40 and above with physical disabilities, as well as respite and palliative care facilities.


SECHA is a non-political Care Association and is open to all professionals from within the Care Industry. We welcome members from Southend, Essex and Thurrock. We work with local authorities and other Care Industry organisations to help our members and the clients they look after. Our philosophy is simple. We learn from others, encourage good practice, support those that are struggling and do not tolerate those that will not or cannot support the best care for our profession. SECHA stands for high quality care and we strive to ensure the SECHA brand will give reassurance to those who see it and wish to place their loved ones within our care.

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SECHA Conference

Care Home Research Network

Summary of Event – Thursday 26th November

The SECHA conference hosted by the Care Home Research Network at King’s College London took place at the SAVS centre on Thursday 26th November, with good attendance from SECHA members and representatives from Southend Borough Council. After breakfast, the following talks were given:

Dr Ingelin Testad, Manager of CHRN – “Presentation of CHRN network and latest news in dementia research”

Dr Byron Creese, Genetics Researcher – “Genetics and dementia, and the Longitudinal Study”

Dilek Ocal, Lead Acadia Researcher – “Psychosis in dementia and the Pimavanserin trial”

Some photos from the event:

Barry Waters, Chairman of SECHA with Linda Reilly, manager of Westminster House and SECHA director.

Barry Waters, Chairman of SECHA with Linda Reilly, manager of Westminster House and SECHA director.

Sophie of the Care Home Research Network team and Dee of the Acadia trial team welcoming Marita Collin (far left), manager of Kimberley Grace Care Home to the network!

Sophie of the Care Home Research Network team and Dee of the Acadia trial team welcoming Marita Collin (far left), manager of Kimberley Grace Care Home to the network!

We were delighted to welcome the following homes into our network at the end of the conference, all of whom were presented with a certificate of membership:

New members of the Care Home Research Network:

Brook Care Home
Sandringham Care Home
St Martins Care Home
Kimberley Grace Care Home
Westminster House Care Home
The Brambles Care Home
Adalah Care Home
Barnabas House Care Home

The CHRN team will be visiting these homes to discuss starting the research studies (Longitudinal Study and Pimavanserin Trial) over the next few weeks.

We are looking forward to working with SECHA members and building lasting, beneficial relationships over the coming years. Our thanks must be extended to Barry Waters (Chair) and Phil Roseman (Administrator) for helping to set the event up and for their support of our research so far. Talks will soon be underway to arrange a second Southend Forum, after the success of the first!