Care and support

  tailored to you

We want to help you stay as

  independent as possible

We want you to feel good about yourself, knowing that you’re as well as you can be, confident that you’re healthy whatever your age or abilities.

We know from experience that when you’re feeling well it also helps you achieve more and boosts your own personal feel-good factor. But often it can be just the little things that can make a difference.

That’s why our properties have tailored support and care available in the comfort of your own home, should you need it (facilities vary by property).



As a society we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality service and care to our residents and their families at a sensible price. We accept care packages from Essex County Council.

Where possible our services are all provided in house by our specially trained and experienced staff to increase the quality of care.

At Great Bradfords House and Polly’s Field Village, we offer 24/7 response for medical emergencies, though in this situation we would also need support from families and friends in addition to our initial response. For example, a friend or family member to sit with the resident whilst waiting for emergency services to arrive.

(Not all services are available at all locations).

Personal Care

Washing/Ironing Service

Hospital appointments

Medication Visits

Companionship Calls

Shopping Visits


Escorted Visits


  Care/Services Rates

Personal Care £ per hour
Care Self Funder Week day 22.80
Weekend 25.06
Bank Holiday 31.75
Emergency Care Week day 22.80
Weekend 25.06
Bank Holiday 31.75
Peace of Mind/
Assistance Package
£ per hour
Washing/Cleaning Week day 15.67
Weekend 17.68
Bank Holiday 31.75
Handyman 18.54
Shopping Week day 18.54
Weekend 20.69
Bank Holiday 31.75
Escort Week day 22.80
Weekend 25.06
Bank Holiday 31.75
Hospital Discharge Week day 22.80
Weekend 25.06
Bank Holiday 31.75

stay as independent as possible

Our Locations

We provide supported sheltered housing firmly rooted in the local community. All our properties are either purpose built or adapted from existing buildings that have been fully modernised with ensuite facilities to meet the needs of older people. All are wheelchair accessible, and have lifts to all floors. You can see more detail below about each of our four locations: Abbeyfield House in Felsted, Great Bradfords House and Wickham House in Braintree and Polly’s Field Village in Bocking.

Abbeyfield House

In the lively and friendly village of Felsted, Abbeyfield House has recently been refurbished and is supported by the local community who regularly visit and provide various opportunities to socialise with others. Walking distance to a local shop, post office, G.P. Surgery, dispensary, churches, pubs and restaurants.

Great Bradfords House

Close to Braintree town centre, Great Bradfords House is an extra care scheme offering 35 spacious apartments. Residents live independently, safe in the knowledge that we have staff on site 24/7. Enjoy a delicious home cooked lunch in our dining room every day and join in with a range of activities.

Polly’s Field Village

At Polly’s Field Village we’ve created a brand-new retirement community where people over the age of 55 can be as active or relaxed as they want to be, surrounded by the village's inspiring countryside views. Situated on Church Lane, in a quiet and pleasant suburb of Braintree overlooking open fields, Polly’s Field Village is conveniently close to the centre of town with its shops, restaurants and leisure facilities. This high quality development has 99 homes, comprising 39 one bedroom apartments and 60 two bedroom apartments, set around a vibrant village hub helping over 55s make more of their independence. Facilities include a gym, a village hall, an activities room/library, a hairdressing and beauty salon, a bistro/restaurant, a greenhouse, guest room and spa bathroom.

Wickham House

Situated in Braintree, Wickham House opened in October 1993 and was thoroughly refurbished in 2015. Offering a balance of privacy and companionship in a modern town house, the house has 17 studio rooms. Residents bring their own furniture and have a studio with an en-suite shower room, TV and telephone points. This friendly, warm house for over 65's provides all meals, along with laundry and housekeeping.

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