Welcome to Excelcare Essex South Region


Excelcare provides Care Homes for elderly or vulnerable people living in Essex, we provide 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 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.

Ashlyn Healthcare
Goldenley Care Centre & Day Care
Lime Court Care Centre & Day Care
Longfield Care Home
Okeley Care Centre
St. Fillans Care Centre


For more information, please download the following documents:

Essex Safeguarding Adults Guidelines


Essex Regional Team

Wendy McDonoughWendy McDonough – Regional Director

Wendy was appointed as Regional Manager for Essex in 2011 after a successful career in management within the care industry. Wendy is an experienced qualified nurse with a BSC in Nursing. During her career Wendy has worked in a variety of settings at senior level within the NHS and private sector and specialises in care of the elderly, dementia care, learning disabilities, young physically disabled and mental health. Wendy has led in commissioning and decommissioning services within the NHS and private sector and has managed both Nursing and Residential homes prior to holding regional manager, area manager and regional director’s positions within medium and large care provider companies.

Sheela NirmalSheela Nirmal – Head of Care

Sheela is a highly qualified nurse with a strong track record looking after people in hospital and nursing homes with brain injuries and complex care needs as well as dementia-related illnesses. Sheela has strong clinical skills developed through 32 years of nursing experience (RGN and RMN) including nurse training, aspects of management (RMA) and supervisory skills. Sheela has made a conscious decision to focus on the needs of older people living in community-based nursing homes. Sheela has strong management skills & has managed up to 92 bedded nursing homes. Sheela joins Excel care as head of care south Essex region from a Peripatetic project manager role specializing in elderly and dementia care.

Lesley PittLesley Pitt – Regional Coordinator

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.


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.ukreigoh