Sweyne Court

Sweyne Court is a spacious 43-bed Care Home with a lively and caring atmosphere. Every service user benefits from a staff key worker system. The home is well established and takes pride in its level of personalised service.

Sweyne Court is a purpose built residential Care Home specialising in dementia care and situated in the heart of Rayleigh, set in scenic grounds with views of the local countryside. Residents and staff enjoy spotting local wildlife such as foxes and squirrels through the windows.

Dementia care – 43 beds with 19 en-suite facilities

Sweyne Court encourages musicians and a reminiscence room for residents to remember the good old days. We also have an excellent chef who produces a varied menu to suit our service users’ preferences.

  • Visiting Hairdresser
  • Optician
  • Chiropodist
  • Activities Programme
  • Car Parking
  • Visitors welcome at all times
  • Enclosed Gardens
  • Variety Of Menus
  • Mobile Library
  • Large Car Park

Home Manager – Hayley Gibbs

Hayley has worked in the Care environment for the past 18 years, Leadership & Management as well as being a Dementia Champion. Hayley starting as a carer and progressing to Home Manager.
She holds an NVQ Level 2, 3 in Health and Social Care and 5 in also won a Southend Business Award in Training & Developing staff and in 2011 won the National World Skills Caring Competition
Prior to becoming a Home Manager, Hayley worked as a project manager for 16 care homes.

Deputy Manager – Maxine Calverley

Maxine has worked in care for over 14 years, starting as a voluntary worker in Learning disabilities with children & young adults, then became a HCA and senior & worked her way up to Deputy Manager.
Maxine holds a NVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care and is working towards Level 5 in Leadership & Management. Maxine has worked for Sweyne Court for 5 years.

Our Activity Coordinator supports and inspires the residents with daily activities, entertainment and lively social engagement programmes to promote stimulation and creativity.

Activities include:

  • Bingo
  • Quizzes
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Dementia Therapy Programmes
  • Sing-a-longs
  • In house entertainment
  • Outings
  • Celebrations of all the residents’ birthdays
  • Guest singers
  • Music therapy
  • Mobile zoo
  • Cooking classes
  • Outings to the local high street
  • Trips to fetes and butterfly farms
  • Dementia
  • Higher Needs Dementia

The opening Hours for Sweyne Court Day Centre start at 9.45 for service users and we close at around 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

Transport is provided by organised mini buses.

Tuesdays and Thursday are our specialist dementia days.

Activities are provided including bingo,cards,board games ,activities for impaired vision, floor games skittles and bowling.

Arts & Crafts can be decorating picture frames – painting etc

Meals are provided by residential if the service user does not wish to have a meal they can have a pack lunch. All dietary requirements can be catered for.

Contact details:

Email: sweyne.court@excelcareholdings.com
Tel: 01268 775361


“I would like to say a very big thank you for the lovely care given and strongly appreciate it.”


“I wanted to write to you to thank you and your team at Sweyne Court for the wonderful care offered.”


“I am writing to you to express both mine & my brother’s appreciation for the care given to our mother during the time she spent residing in your care home. We take a lot of comfort in knowing that the care & kindness she was shown has been much appreciated by us.”


“We are well looked after”


“The staff are much more friendly”


“The home is so lively now”


“We have noticed the change in service users since we don’t wear uniforms”


“The home doesn’t book visits as we like people just to pop in”


“We are so pleased with mums transition into the home and how she has settled, she loves her room”


“Although I live abroad the staff would always keep me up to date with Mum and Dad’s care and wellbeing; they are kind and helpful”


“Again many thanks, you all do such a great job. Well done to all staff”

Friends of a Resident

“We were made to feel so welcome when Mum was at the end of her life, staff were so understanding of mum’s and the family’s needs”

Family Members

“The staff could not have done any more for her. They have looked after her and given her a happy life for many years. Thank you for all your help” 

Essex Social Worker and friend

“We cannot wait to get here, thoroughly enjoyable”

Day Centre Client  

How To Find Us

Sweyne Court is situated in the heart of Rayleigh, Essex.
Sweyne Court Care Home
Hockley Road

Tel: 01268 774 530

Fax: 01268 741 972

Email:  sweyne.court@excelcareholdings.com

Sweyne Court is situated in the heart of Rayleigh, Essex

Sweyne Court Care Home is within walking distance of the local shops, post office, banks, church, supermarkets and bakers, as well as popular pubs and restaurants.


There is also a local bus service to other areas of Essex including the large indoor shopping centre, which has a wide range of high street chain stores.
From Southend/Hockley you can get the 1,7 and 9 buses that lead directly into the town of Rayleigh.

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