Welcome to Excelcare Essex North Region


Excelcare operates care homes for elderly and vulnerable people in Essex providing person centred care. 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 North 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.

Sherrell Care Centre
Stanley Wilson Lodge & Day Care
Sweyne Court Care Centre & Day Care
Winifred Dell Care Centre


For more information, please download the following documents:

Essex Safeguarding Adults Guidelines


Essex Regional Team

Helen BennettHelen Bennett – Regional Director

Helen Bennett joined Excelcare in May 2016 and was appointed as Regional Director for four of the Essex homes in January 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 Care

Karen is a Registered General Nurse with an RMA level 4, A1 NVQ assessor award and PTLLS training qualification at level 4.
Karen has worked for both the NHS and the private sector and has experience as a Registered Manager, Commissioning Manager and Trainer in Health & Social Care and assessing NVQ in Health & Social Care at level 2, 3 and 4.
Karen joined Excelcare in 2013 and holds the position of Head of Care for the 4 homes with the region.

Gloria ReedGloria Read – Head Of Care

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.

Janet BaileyMelanie Manning – Regional Coordinator

Melanie was appointed Regional Co-ordinator for the Essex Region in July 2016. She has previously worked in the care industry for 7 and a half years as a PA and later in a Quality, HR and Training administration role. Prior to this Melanie worked across several industries in an administrative capacity including retail and sales


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