Sherrell House

This superb modern, purpose-built 92-bed Care Home, surrounded by landscaped gardens has been constructed on the site of the previous Sherrell House. Officially opened in October 2009. Sherrell House Care Home offers high quality nursing care, residential care and dementia care.

At Sherrell House, we provide first class personalised dementia care, nursing care and residential care in this area of Essex. We offer specialised nursing and residential dementia care units completely devoted to seniors experiencing memory loss.

Our skilled and fully qualified nurses and carers are committed to maintaining our residents’ health, wellbeing and dignity. All our services are built around each resident’s individual needs and preferences with:

  • Dementia residential – 26 bedrooms
  • Residential – 10 bedrooms
  • Nursing – 21 bedrooms
  • Dementia Nursing – 13 bedrooms
  • High needs Dementia – 22 bedrooms

This modern purpose-built home provides first class facilities, Sherell House is designed to meet all the safety, security needs of elderly people. Our resident chef prepares three tasty home-cooked meals a day which are served in our 3 dining areas. Each meal is designed to suit individual food preferences and cultures.

The home is built over three floors with two lifts located at opposite ends of the building. All 92 rooms are single and include en-suite facilities. The bedrooms provide in excess of 12m2 floor space to give independence and safety to our severely disabled residents.

The simple design and layout of the building provides wide corridors with good lighting. Lounges, dining rooms and quiet rooms are located variously around the home, with communal rooms on each floor, close to the bedrooms, so residents can choose how and to spend their day.

Three of our bedrooms have interconnecting doors to provide for couples who wish to continue living together and require residential care. Specialist baths are located on each floor. Highly skilled carers are on duty 24 hours a day with Qualified nurses in our nursing units and Qualified Senior Carers in our residential units.

Our communal garden areas provide a variety of outside spaces and are fullyaccessible for disabled residents. These gardens have been designed to provide sensory stimulation and are a safe haven for quiet times. Raised planters enable residents to join in planting and garden projects

  • The Queen Victoria Bar area with working bar, pool table and darts
  • Sensory Room
  • Weekly Visits from a therapy dog
  • Monthly trips to memory café and birthday pub lunches
  • Trip to Southend
  • Bowling and Top Golf
  • Zoo trips
  • Weekly exercise and dance classes
  • Art sessions
  • Cooking sessions
  • Monthly church service
  • Picnics in the local park
  • Pamper mornings
  • Daily newspaper service
  • Bingo
  • Large annual events
  • Shopping trolley rounds

Home Manager – Audrey Joslin

I am a registered mental health nurse by trade with over 30 years’ experience in the NHS where I specialised in dementia care and behaviours of concern. I worked with the local authority and CCG’s on various initiatives and represented the mental health services on continuing health care panels and project boards. I started work as a volunteer at the ripe age of 14, became a nursing assistance at 18 and embarked on my nurse training at 21. I never wanted to be a nurse; my aim was to work with horses and dogs! This changed when at 14 years of age I went to visit my Dad who was doing a placement on a mental health Day Hospital for older people in Salisbury (my home town) and I joined in a group game of hangman. I knew then that I wanted to work with older people and my career took off. I moved into private care in April 2017 working for Care UK initially as a regional Clinical Lead and then as a Home Manager which I thoroughly enjoyed. However I decided to leave the company when I was made aware that the Home Manager post for Sherrell House was available. As I previously worked for the NHS in Epping and Harlow, I knew of Sherrell House, applied for the post and here I am!

Unit Manager (Nursing) – Simonica Dragu

Simonica is an RGN with extensive experience in Dementia and End of Life care, Tissue Viability Management, Mentoring and Leadership.

Unit Manager (Residential) – Saira Mann

Saira is a Versatile, Dynamic and Compassionate Lead. She has many years’ experience with Elderly and Complex Behaviours.

Our Activity Coordinator supports and inspires the residents with daily activities, entertainment and lively social engagement programmes. We also support links with our local community, volunteer groups and churches of different denominations.

Other Activities include:

  • Exercise class
  • Quiz time with carers
  • Bingo
  • Games room – pool, darts, board games, cards
  • Karaoke
  • Pamper days
  • Movies
  • Sensory sessions
  • Art and Crafts
  • Community support:
  • Church service with Hymns
  • Storytelling with league of Jewish women
  • Weekly entertainment from outside
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Nursing
  • High dependency needs
  • Residential nursing
  • Old age
  • Alzheimers

”I’m just responding to your request for feedback after I received your letter dated 20th June concerning Sherrell House. My uncle, Leonard James is a resident on the ground floor at Sherrell House.I want to say that I have found all the staff to be very friendly and helpful. In particular I’ve found the receptionist with the Liverpool accent (so sorry, I’ve completely forgotten her name!) always very professional and kind; also the lady in charge of laundry was recently very helpful when I needed to organise some new clothes, and all the staff who were involved in the barbecue (in June I think?) were very caring and hospitable, especially the chef.I enjoy my time with Len and I wouldn’t have that were it not for the care that he is receiving. So thank you very much.”

”We just wanted to thank you both personally for all that you did to help and support us during our Mum’s time at Sherrell House. You were wonderful when Mum arrived at the home from A&E, helping you to settle her in and supporting us through an emotional experience. We have been so impressed by the standard of care and efficient organisation at Sherrell House. We will always be grateful to everyone who works there and feel very fortunate as a family that Mum spent the last few months of her life in such an excellent care home.”

“I would like to thank all at Sherrell House for all their support, you were all so kind”

“You’ve always treated her with respect; I know alltoo well that she wasn’t always the easiest person to deal with, but I observed patience and a genuine concern for her comfort whenever i visited.”

“He was comfortable and well care for. Your staff are second to none and I cannot praise them enough. It gives me great piece of mind. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone needing care.

” I would just like to thank you and all your staff for the care [] received whilst with you. He was only there a short time, but he looked on it as a home

“He was comfortable and well cared for. Your staff are second to none and I cannot praise them enough. It gives me great piece of mind now he has passed.

“I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone needing care.”

“Thank you so much for all the wonderful care you provided to my Nan. You made the last phase in her life as good and comfortable as could possibly be. For that I’m extremely grateful”

“To all staffs who knew and looked after dad so wonderfully in the hardest time of his life, you gave him the courage to carry on and encouraged his sometimes wicked sense of humour. Thank you so much for all you did to make his last few months worthwhile”

“It is a pleasure to say how well my Dad has been looked after, and I know he enjoyed his time at Sherrell House. I would like to add that we are extremely grateful for the care that you provided during the last months of his life”

“Thank you for making a difference to the quality of my dad’s life for the past two years”

“We are just writing to express our thanks for the short but very happy time our mother spent at Sherrell House. You and your staff made her feel welcome and comfortable”.

“Just a short note to thank you for helping us celebrate our mother’s life”

“We came to visit with my mother on 29th November and I just had to tell you how happy we were to see how in a few weeks she was happy, on the Friday that we came, you had a musical morning and she sang and also got quite a few of the quiz questions right, being that mum has always loved music she really enjoyed herself, as indeed we did, many thanks to Wendy who made it so nice and to the rest of your staff for their help.”

Just to say thank you for welcoming me into Sherrell House this afternoon. I enjoyed my visit and loved the variety aand exuberance of the activities you had on. I had a chance to talk with some of your staff, volunteers and residents which was lovely! The chocolate fountain was a hit with the Forest Academy studentsas well!”

How To Find Us

Sherrell House in located in Chigwell. Described as the ‘first village outside of London’, Chigwell is 11 miles from London and is exceptionally well positioned for the London and South West Essex area.

Sherrell House,
414 Fencepiece Road,

Tel: 0208 501 3389

Fax: 0208 500 7304



We are located in Chigwell at the junction of Fencepiece road and Manor Road, accessible via A12. Grange Hill Central Line Station and Chigwell Station are approximately half a mile away. Our local Murtwell Drive Bus Stop for the 462, 167 and 667 bus routes, which run towards Chigwell or Grange Hill is approximately 5 minutes walk from Sherrell House.

Sherrell House provides ample parking. Access by road to M25, M11 and North Circular are all close at hand. City Airport is 14 Miles away. Stansted Airport is 24 Miles away.

There are excellent shopping facilities located in the fashionable High Street of Loughton, Queens Rd in Buckhurst Hill and the local parade at Chigwell – all with a wealth of designer boutiques and popular cafes and restaurants.  As a point of interest for visitors interested in shopping, the new Westfield Shopping, which is the largest shopping centre in Europe is located at Stratford and easily accessible either by underground or road.

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