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Winifred Dell is a modern and stylish family-run home, built around an attractive courtyard garden. Just 20 miles from central London, you’ll find us in a quiet little enclave next to the beautiful Thornton Country Park. It’s a truly relaxing and friendly place where residents quickly feel at home.

Our caring team, many of whom live locally in Brentwood and West Hordon, provide compassionate residential care, residential dementia care, including care for those with high dependency needs, and end of life care on both a long-term and respite care basis.

From the wide variety of activities and pastimes we offer, to the way we welcome friends and family into our home each day, we are proud of the close-knit, friendly community we have created, where the people who live with us receive care and support delivered with kindness, respect and a very person-centred approach.

“I just wanted to say how kind and caring we have found every member of staff. They go above and beyond their duty to residents. It is a very distressing time for relatives when a loved one goes into a residential setting and there is lots of guilt, confusion and anxiety, but to be so completely made to feel normal is such a relief and comfort, and to know that we are welcome at any time is reassuring. And the food is also excellent!”

Relatives of Resident

“It’s been such a weight off my shoulders knowing how happy my husband is at Winifred Dell. Everyone I come into contact with is very nice from the reception to the laundry, cleaners and carers – not forgetting the kitchen staff! I couldn’t be more pleased.”

Relative of Resident

“Having looked around 10 residential homes, I know my mother is in the right place. I have observed the way staff speak and respond to residents and they are always kind, professional and caring. A huge thank you to everyone at Winifred Dell.”

Relative of Resident

“Our mother has been treated with compassion and the utmost respect during her stay at Winifred Dell. The staff never fail to greet mum with genuine pleasure, even if just walking by. It’s genuinely like an extended family.”

Relative of Resident

“My mother-in-law is extremely well cared for at the home. She is impeccably clean, well fed, comfortable, happy, entertained and content. Thank you to the staff for your lovely efforts and attention that you give her.”

Relative of Resident

“Thank you all so much for giving Mum such a splendid and memorable 100th birthday party last week. You all must have worked so hard to provide an amazing afternoon for her, and all the relatives and friends. Your efforts were very much appreciated by everyone who came along.”

Relative of Resident

“For the duration of my mum’s stay, the treatment and care she received at Winifred Dell was excellent. I would like to say thank you to everybody that was involved, from carers to management. I couldn’t have asked for a better team of people.”

Relative of Resident

“Mum had a week's respite care and was very happy there. The accommodation is clean, spacious and light and airy. The staff are cheerful, friendly and caring. So much so that Mum is hoping to return for further respite care in the future.”

Relative of Resident

At a Glance

Our Home
  • 76 bedrooms, all of which feature an en-suite wet-room. Some overlook our attractive gardens, which are part of 4 care suites arranged over 2 floors
  • Interconnecting rooms for couples wishing to stay together 
  • Gardens with pond, animals and vegetable patch 
  • Courtyard
  • Quiet room
  • Activities room
  • Cinema room
  • Visitors welcome throughout the day
  • A small kitchen can be found in each suite, perfect for visitors to make themselves at home
  • Wheelchair accessible 
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Car parking
  • Pets accommodated wherever possible


Services and Support
  • Residential care
  • Residential dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Regular visiting health professionals such as GP, Optician and Chiropodist 
  • Freshly prepared meals cooked within our home
  • Hairdressing salon offering hair and nail treatments
  • Visiting hairdresser
  • Full activities programme including live entertainment, singing, knit and natter sessions, cookery, art and craft activities, gardening, exercise and mobility sessions, visits from local schools and coffee mornings for relatives.
A supportive place to call home

Winifred Dell - Excel-7039.jpgA place where happiness and peacefulness are our mantras, Winifred Dell provides sensitive and compassionate care to a close-knit community of residents. 

Close to the centre of Brentwood, but never far from nature, our family-run home has been designed to help support our residents to lead a high quality of life

Winifred Dell’s careful design and features create an environment which supports ease of access and helps our residents to remain as independent as possible.

All of our bedrooms are en-suite and fully furnbished, providing convenience and privacy. Residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms with treasured possessions, photographs, ornaments and small items of furniture, if they wish – ensuring their rooms are familiar, homely and a haven for rest and relaxation.

We also appreciate the importance of much-loved pets in our residents’ lives, who provide a great deal of comfort, purpose and emotional security. This is why we always try to accommodate residents’ small, well-behaved pets, who inevitably go on to become a much-loved part of our home. 

With wide corridors, great lighting and lifts to all floors, residents are able to choose how they spend their time, whether it’s in one of our communal lounges, watching a film screening in our cinema room, a round of pool in our upstairs activity area, or having a nap in a quiet area.

We’re proud of our two beautiful gardens, where nature is never far away. Designed to provide sensory stimulation and a safe haven for quiet times, there is a fish pond, an aviary and families of rabbits hopping around. With plenty of seating areas, the gardens make a brilliant space that we use a lot over the warmer months for barbecues, games and afternoon teas.

A fun, supportive place to enjoy every day

Winifred Dell - Excel-7006.jpgWinifred Dell has a lively social scene, with dedicated Lifestyle Coordinators who develop an inspiring schedule of daily activities in partnership with the special people who live here and those closest to them. 

Using residents’ own passions and interests as a starting point, we host a variety of activities and events from Zumba exercise classes for fitness and fun to creative painting workshops. One of our favourites is the Knit and Natter group, where everyone bonds over shared experiences and memories. There are plenty of outside activities during the warmer months too and our games room doubles as a cinema room for regular screenings of old favourites and new discoveries. 

We put a lot of thought into mealtimes. It’s often a highlight of the day with the opportunity to get together and socialise. Our five-star-rated kitchen team creates brilliant and varied menus, developed in partnership with the residents, offering favourite dishes and catering for special dietary and cultural requirements. Our residents even tend to raised vegetable beds in the garden and whatever they grow takes pride of place on our menus!

At Winifred Dell, we love to celebrate all kinds of special occasions, from Easter and Mother's Day to Halloween and St Patrick’s Day. We host joyous birthday teas with a buffet and birthday cake and family members are always welcome, often joining us during mealtimes or for one of our regular coffee mornings. It’s a lively place, with close links to the local community who visit regularly to take part in events – we’ve always got something fun going on. 

A home full of comfort and care

Winifred Dell - Excel-6996.jpgWe are dedicated to ensuring every single person who lives with us is treated respectfully, kindly and always with good humour. It’s an approach that is at the heart of everything we do, creating a relaxed and harmonious home where our residents can live with comfort, dignity and contentment. 

With this in mind, our team understands the importance of, not only the quality of care they provide but also the value of the time they spend together with residents, developing strong bonds and building trust.

As we carefully assess the needs of each resident – putting emphasis on wellbeing needs as well as health and social needs – we are able to completely personalise our level of care and support to each individual.

We give each person a voice to determine how they spend their time with us, from furnishing their own rooms to helping define their social, exercise and dietary needs. We also encourage families and friends to get involved with their loved ones care. Our team is always available to spend time with family members to help them understand changes to their loved one and how to best support them. It's all part of us offering one-to-one, tailored care which is founded on understanding and tenderness.

Winifred Dell is friendly, calm, happy and lively, we define ourselves by our warm, compassionate approach, day in and day out.

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Winifred Dell is located in the suburb of Warley in Brentwood, Essex, just a few miles south of the town centre. Within a ten-minute drive of the M25, A12 and A127, our home has easy connections to London and beyond. The nearest train station is Brentwood, a 15-minute walk away, with direct services to London Liverpool Street in just over half an hour.

The local 501 bus service is less than five minutes’ walk away, with services into Brentwood, as well as Epping and Harlow. There’s ample parking at our home and the shops are just a short car journey away. 

There is plenty to see and do nearby for great day trips out. Thorndon Country Park, Hopefield Animal Sanctuary and Weald Country Park are on the doorstep, with the stately homes of Hylands Park and Ingatestone Hall within easy reach. 

Facebook-button.jpgHome Manager: Linda Hatton

Winifred Dell Care Home
Essex Way
Essex CM13 3AX

Tel: 01277 220897

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