Lime Court Care Centre & Day Care

Lime Court is a 44-bed care home, including four double rooms, spread over two floors, with lift access and five separate themed lounges. The home specialises in dementia and care for elderly people, situated near the seafront and within easy reach of local shops and amenities of Dovercourt.

The home has a six bed private wing with en-suites which was opened in October 2012. The purpose-built care home offers a superb lifestyle for its residents with a reputation in the community for the warmth of the staff and the care provided.

Lime Court Care Home has 44 rooms, including 4 double rooms, spread over two floors and four seperate themed lounges on the ground floor. A new six bedded Dementia Wing with ensuites was opened in October 2012.

Lime Court are very proud that it was the pilot for the Food First programme, which alleviates the need of medicated supplements. Residents enjoy their meals in a well-lit, spacious central dining room, and menus are tailored to residents requests. Feedback is sought from residents about any changes.

A central recreational courtyard area (accessible by wheelchair users), with raised beds, is enjoyed by residents and families, along with a side garden and large patio area. Together, staff, family and friends have created a reminiscence lounge with items from the early 1900’s to present day.

The care home receives regular visits from hairdressers, opticians, chiropodists and a therapist who offers massages in a sensory room. A full time activity coordinator arranges activities which include regular outings to local attractions, live entertainment, knitting clubs, card clubs, bingo, pet therapy, plus many more. If there are specific requests for activities these are accommodated.

Our Facilities include:

  • Day Centre
  • Side Garden with large patio area
  • Summer house
  • Visiting hairdresser
  • Optician
  • Chiropodist
  • Main lounge 1st floor
  • Large dining room on the ground floor
  • Hair salon on the ground floor
  • Laundry service on the ground floor
  • Activities programme
  • Raised courtyard with wheelchair access
  • Car parking
  • Visitors welcome at all times

Manager – Suzanne Moore

NVQ Level 3 and Level 3 in Care
QCF 5 in Management
30 years experience in the care industry.
Suzanne joined the team in 2010 as a Team Leader and in 2012 was promoted to deputy manager before becoming Home Manager in November 2015.

Deputy Manager – Robin Sayers

NVQ Level 3
Robin has over 20 years experience in the care industry and is responsible for the running of the home in absence of the Manager. Robin is also the in house trainer.


Our administrators are responsible for all aspects of administration within the home including dealing with all incoming calls and meeting and greeting visitors to the home.

At Lime Court, we have our own Activities Coordinator who is a finalist for Employee of the year for Essex. She takes the time to discuss hobbies and interests with residents and relatives and devises individual activities as well as group activities to stimulate and suit individual needs. A full programme of events is displayed clearly in each unit.

Activities include:

  • Gentle exercise groups
  • Arts and crafts
  • Reminiscence groups
  • Baking for fun
  • Active games group
  • Music club and sing-along’s
  • Book club
  • Computer fun (RDTS) reminiscence digital therapy system
  • Fruity Fridays
  • Theatre trips
  • Cinema trips
  • Sightseeing trips
  • Pub lunches
  • Bingo
  • Quizzes
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Dementia Therapy Programmes
  • Live entertainment every two weeks
  • Outings

Our Care Staff Team offer a high standard of holistic care. We promote person-centred care to all our residents, in order to meet every resident’s diverse and individual needs.

  • Elderly
  • Dementia

The home uses the unique Digital Reminiscence Therapy System as a daily part of the activities. The system gives full interactive activities through the use of computer technology that can be used by even the most novices of users and by using the system it enhances eye and hand co-ordination as well as keeping the brain active and interactive.

Care Co-ordinator – Una Ridley

Our Day Centre is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. We offer a varied activity rota which is Service User lead . Transport is provided if requested by a Social Worker at the initial assessment and it is currently provided by Town Cars of Colchester with an Escort. Meals are cooked fresh on the premises daily. A choice of hot or cold main meal and a hot or cold choice for dessert. If there are special dietary needs these are provided. I.e.: diabetic /Low fat. Hairdresser and Chiropody can be arranged if needed.

Lime Court Day – Centre is a friendly homely Centre where everyone is encouraged to retain their independence but given support when needed without compromising anyone’s ability.The Centre believes in Person Centred Care, this is what is delivered.

Contact details:

Tel. 01255 551956


“To all the staff at Lime Court. Thank you for all your kindness and support to [] and ourselves over the last few months, and for enabling us to spend Dad’s last few moments together with such dignity.”


”All Senior, Reception Staff, Day + Night carers, Housekeeping + Cleaning staff, Kitchen Staff and Landry room staff. Words cannot express our gratitude for caring for mum over the past 3 ¾ years. You have all been amazing and should be very proud of yourselves. She couldn’t have been more spoilt with you all, on her good days! We would like to add that the last 2 weeks were difficult times and then the final days what can we say she had excellent care from everyone. We cannt praise each and every one of you, enough. Thank you from the bottom of our heart .”


”I want to thank you and all your staff for the care and compassion you showed towards mum whilst in your care. All of your staff has been without a doubt amazing in this service. I am sure all the other families appreciate all your hard work. Thank you again.”


“Dear all staff at Lime Court. Thank you so very much for all your kind support and endless patience in caring for Wendy. Thank you again to an amazing team.”


“We have been impressed from start to finish, with our experience of Lime Court and would highly recommend it to anyone with loved ones in need.”


“Thank you so much for your care of our friend. I’ve worked in care homes in the past and it’s rare to find a staff team with such energy and care and not one bad word to say about the boss. From what I’ve seen, you have created an incredibly positive culture amongst your staff and that is the mark of a truly good home.”


“Just a little note to say thank you for going the extra mile for [the] tea party. It was a lovely, relaxed family afternoon, and your staff were very attentive and caring.”

“Our sincere thanks and appreciation to all of the “Lime Court Team” in respect of Mum’s stay with you.
[] was very happy in her time at Lime Court and was pleased to be amongst happy, smiling faces. We are so pleased she was able to come back here for her final, peaceful days.
Thank you all (everyone) for their efforts”


“Thank you for your care, patience, humour you had with (mum) for the past 3 years.”


“The words “thank you” seem a little meagre when we are talking about the work you all do. What we really want to say is we are so very grateful to each of you for your love and care shown towards Dad. He passed away with as much dignity as possible and as little pain as possible, with us with him. We will be forever thankful for that. We saw and heard reassuring patience and love towards residents while sitting quietly with Dad. You are special people to do what you do so well. You really are like a family.”


“The home is very clean and tidy throughout. Visitors are welcomed with respect and any questions readily answered. This all helps to create a lovely atmosphere which is apparent as soon as you enter Lime Court.”

“Thank you to you all for making [his] birthday so enjoyable. I know he enjoyed himself (as did we all)”

“We would like you to know how much they appreciated the effort you all made to help us celebrate 102nd birthday. The room looked amazing and the food was delicious, especially the melt in the mouth cake! Kit was thrilled with it all. Many thanks to you all.”


“All the staff, my heartfelt thanks for the love dedication and amazing care you showed.. I will never forget your love and kindness. Why do you only hear about the bad care homes? Never the good ones? Please pass on my thanks to your company. I hope they appreciate how hard you all work and the high standard of care your residents receive. I will never forget the kindness you showed. Thank you all again.”


“My family and I would like to from our hearts thank you all for all your tender loving care, devotion, compassion and patience you all showed Dad and us throughout his stay with you. My family and I have the comfort of knowing Dad passed away peacefully and with dignity in a loving caring and devoted home. Thank you all so very much.”


“You have been so good shown her love, care, kindness and respect all that time. In all those nine years I have never had any complaints you have all made me and family most welcome and we have known that Mum was safe, warm and loved. We as her family cannot thank you enough. You have all shown us how much she was loved. The care you all gave her and answering my phone calls I just cannot find words to say what we feel. You all became part of our family and mums.”


“We would like to thank all of you who cared for my father. We know he enjoyed his time with you and enjoyed the company around him rather than being alone at home”


“Just a quick note to say thank you so much for arranging a lunch with mum last Sunday for her birthday and making it special for her and us by serving in another room, that is going the extra mile and is gratefully appreciated. The food was delicious, we all enjoyed it so many thanks to the chef and staff.”


“I would like to thank you for the excellent care my mother received. All your staff made her very welcome and took excellent care of her. I would not hesitate to recommend Lime Court to others.”


“We [the family of resident] wish to thank you all for making [] feel at home, and for your care during []’s residence at Lime Court. We know she was happy to live at Lime Court and but for her unfortunate accident, would have been hapy to stay. Best wishes to all!”


“Thank you for your care & kindness to ………, although she wasn’t always aware of where she was she told me many a time how kind you all were to her”.

A relative via letter.

“You have a special talent for doing nice things for others. Its people like you who put joy into living”

Relatives following death of a loved one via card.

“Thank you for everything that is being done for my aunt and uncle. I am very impressed with all aspects of the service and this has helped put my mind at ease”

Verbally from relative

“Thank you for arranging such a special tea for my mother. All 20 family members thoroughly enjoyed celebrating her 95th birthday”

Verbal from relative

“You should all be proud of the improvements you made to my mums life. I am so grateful for all your love and care, my one regret is that my dad was unable to see it for himself”

Relative – via card/letter.

“Thank you so much for acting so quickly to get my dad to have a short stay with you, it has really taken the burden off us as a family and we can concentrate on getting mum better, ready for dads return home”

Relative verbally to Manager

“Thank you for looking after my mum, her last 3 months were happy. She forever told us it was like being on holiday; she never regretted going into care.”


How To Find Us

Lime Court is situated less than a mile from the seafront of Harwich.

Lime Court
Lime Avenue
CO12 4DE

Tel: 01255 506 340
Fax: 01255 556 805



Lime Court is located one mile from the centre of Dovercourt, close to the seafront and within easy reach of the local shops and amenities. One mile away from the centre of Harwich, the nearest station is Dovercourt main line, just a ten-minute walk from the home. Shuttle buses pass the home every half an hour from 7am until 9pm. The 104 and 103 buses pass Lime Court on the way from Colchester to Harwich and run every half hour from 7am until midnight.

  • Set on the sea front
  • Within easy reach of local shops
  • Good public transport links

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