Welcome to Excelcare Essex

Excelcare provides Care Homes for elderly or vulnerable people living in Essex with disability needs. We offer a wide range of residential Care Homes and Nursing Homes. As a respected Care Home provider, we go to great lengths to provide high quality services that are sensitive to the needs of customers.

Excelcare is a private family operated care service. We pride ourselves on a person-centred approach that ties into family values. After 20 years’ experience in providing quality care, we are now one of the leading care home providers in London and the South East. Our knowledge and our experience means we offer only the best personal care, housekeeping, meal preparation and companionship.

Click on the links below to find out about each of our Care Homes in the Essex region. Each home gives a clear insight into the facilities and services available, as well as the type of care provided, with full contact details. Alternatively you can type in your postcode and view the Care Homes in your area.


For more information, please download the following documents:

Essex Safeguarding Adults Guidelines


Essex Regional Team

Helen BennettHelen Bennett – Operations Director

Helen Bennett joined Excelcare in May 2016 and was appointed as Regional Director for four of the Essex homes in January 2017, taking overall responsibility for all eleven homes in the Essex region in October 2017. Helen qualified as a Registered General Nurse and has spent 25 years in the Private Care Sector working in various Senior Management Roles.

Karen SpicerKaren Spicer – Head of Quality & Development

I am a Registered General Nurse (qualified 1986) with an RMA level 4, A1 NVQ assessor award and PTLLS training qualification at level 4.
I have experience as a Registered Manager, Commissioning Manager and Trainer for healthcare training.
After leaving the NHS as a theatre nurse I have worked in social care for several corporate companies and commissioned a 92 bed new build care centre.
I then moved into training where worked for a Training provider working across Surrey, Hampshire, and Dorset teaching open and bespoke courses in health & social care and assessing NVQ in Health & Social care at level 2,3 and 4.

Glenda BarkerGlenda Barker – Quality & Development Manager

Glenda joined Excel care in 2017 in the role of Quality Compliance. Glenda has worked in senior management roles within the NHS (both clinical and general management) and the Social Care sector spanning 47 years. She holds a Level 5 Management and Leadership Award, a Diploma in Dementia Care, both a post graduate degree and ENB Award in Clinical Practice and a higher level degree in Project Management. She has worked on a voluntary basis in Armenia and was the Design Lead for a new NHS Hospital Trust PFI project for 8 years. In 2012 Glenda was the Registered Manager of the Year (London Region) at the British Care Awards. She has an interest in writing poetry having had a number of poems published.

Gloria ReedGloria Read – Learning & Development Manager

Gloria has worked in the care sector since 1986 in a broad range of roles. After working for Essex County Council for 19 years, Gloria joined Excelcare in 2005. Her role is training/support and development of staff. Gloria holds: City Guilds NVQ Level 3 plus City and Guilds NVQ Care Level 4. After completing her Registered Managers Award in 2004, Gloria achieved her City Guilds National Assessors Award A1, Manual Handling Instructor 1997, as well as her Professional training Qualification, PTLLS and Associate Teaching role. Gloria is also a qualified ‘Dementia person Centred Care’ trainer and has achieved NVQ 2 and NVQ 3 in Dementia Care. Currently Gloria attends focus groups with City University London.

Lesley PittLesley Pitt – Administration Manager

Lesley was appointed Regional Coordinator for Essex region in September 2010. After working in the insurance industry for over 20 years in various roles including credit control and HR. Lesley’s experience has led to her appointment as Chairperson of the UFI board, which is the company body representing staff. Lesley has a Business and Administration Diploma Level three.

Linda LewisLinda Lewis– Quality & Development Manager

Linda Lewis joined Excel in Nov 2017. Linda has extensive knowledge and experience in caring for older people, and has worked in the care sector for over 25 years as a Home Manager, Area Manager and in Quality & Compliance. Linda holds a Diploma in Management and in Health & Social Care, she also holds D32, D33 and A1.

Claire Bedlow – Recruitment Lead

Claire joined Excelcare in June 2019. She has an NVQ in Health and Social Care and a NVQ in Business and Administration. Working in the care industry for 9 years, Claire started in the sector as a support worker and worked her way up into Recruitment for the care industry.
Claire delivers full life-cycle recruiting and consults with hiring managers to recommend strategies for identifying and recruiting potential team members. She is a Talent Acquisition Specialist, facilitating effective staffing for the company. Claire does this by assessing the needs of the company and then identifying and recruiting talented individuals to fill those needs.
Claire has also worked in partnership with local charities to hire ex-forces personnel and educational institutions to support recruitment apprenticeship and graduate initiatives.

Alex EleyAlex Eley – Estates and Facilities Manager

Alex has worked in the Essex Region of Excelcare since October 2012, he brought with him the many skills required for his role which he obtained since starting working with his father in his building business at the age of fifteen.


Deana Bewers – Estates and Facilities Administrator

Deana joined Excelcare in November 2016 and has had previous care experience of working and caring for the elderly mainly with dementia and how a care home runs.

Deana worked for an accountant company as a PA and office manager for two years where she obtained many administrator skills. Deana has experience of payroll, bookkeeping and purchase orders whilst looking into studying AAT.


We offer a variety of careers and opportunities for staff at all our Care Homes in the Essex region. As well as high-level qualifications, we look for enthusiasm, communication skills and above all, a patient, positive attitude.

To view our latest positions Excelcare is currently recruiting for, visit our Vacancies Page

CQC Inspection Reports

If you would like to view the latest CQC Inspection reports for any of our Care Homes, Click on the respective Care Home link above to view and download the latest report or simply visit: www.cqc.org.uk