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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Ruth Halls is Home Manager at Abbot Care Home.

Ruth Halls is the current Home Manager at Abbot Care Home

Abbot Care Centre is a 117 bed purpose built care home in Harlow, Essex providing permanent and respite care in a residential setting. Accommodation is provided for people with Nursing and Social Care Needs as well as for people living with dementia. All areas of the home are accessible for wheelchair users.

Abbot Care Centre is registered with Care Quality Commission to provide the following activities:

    Abbot Care Centre is conveniently situated in the town of Harlow, which is close to the M25. It has good public transport links and is close to a number of amenities, including local shops.

    Abbot Care Home
    Care Options We Can Provide
    Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, Palliative, Personal care.
    Disability Support Bed Bound, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
    Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
    Nursing Specialisms Cancer, Stroke.
    Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
    Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
    Respite Care Yes

    Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

    What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

    As always, at Excelcare our first priority is putting the safety and wellbeing of the people living and working in our care homes and their family and friends, at the centre of any actions we take.

    We would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that we are continuously monitoring COVID-19 pandemic guidelines released by the Government, Public Health England and CQC, (the independent regulator of health and social care) as a matter of the utmost priority. This is to ensure that we keep everyone involved with our services safe and that each of our care home team members are supported to safely continue their work in providing the highest quality care in such unprecedented times.

    Robust and comprehensive contingency plans have been put in place in response to the Coronavirus outbreak in the UK. We have set up a COVID-19 Response Team to review and share up to date guidance and information to our colleagues working in each of our services. We are keeping our contingency and risk management plans under regular review and updated as advised by the Government and Public Health England.

    We are still supporting people to move into our care homes, so please do give your local Excelcare care home a call if you are looking for care or need any advice or assistance.

    Where we are supporting new residents from the community to move into our care homes, we have clear protocols in place. This ensures that where possible they have been COVID-19 tested; and where this is not possible, they will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19. If it is deemed appropriate for an individual to move in, they will be required to self-isolate for 14 days for their safety and the safety of others.

    In line with Government guidance, any resident moving in or returning from hospital will have to be tested before being accepted into our care. We have clear protocols in place to ensure the safety of all our residents and care home teams.

    Infection Control Initiatives in place
    safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
    safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
    safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
    Safe Visiting Space
    safe-tick We have a safe visiting space
    Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

    Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

    Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

    The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

    Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

    The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

    Telephone for external calling

    The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

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    With the restrictions on visiting during the pandemic, social media platforms such as these offer real insight when you are choosing a provider.

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    Our Building and Facilities

    Abbot Care Centre is a 117 bed purpose built care home in Harlow, Essex providing permanent and respite care in a residential setting. Accommodation is provided for people with Nursing and Social Care Needs as well as for people living with dementia. All areas of the home are accessible for wheelchair users.

    Abbot Care Centre is conveniently situated in the town of Harlow, which is close to the M25. It has good public transport links and is close to a number of amenities, including local shops.

    Is Our Home Purpose Built

    How Many Floors We Have

    Who Owns Our Building

    Communal Rooms
    Conservatory, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

    What Else Do We Provide
    Chiropodist, Dentist, Hairdressers, Lift, Optician, Physiotherapy.

    Our Garden
    Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Greenhouse, Seating, Summer House.

    Our Photos


    Our spacious and fully-furnished en-suite rooms provide a welcoming space for the people leave here. They are encouraged to personalise them with their own photographs, ornaments, books and if they wish, small items of furniture so they feel right at home.

    About Our Rooms
    Number Of Rooms 98
    Number Of Ensuite Rooms 98

    Type Of Room
    Single Room.

    Room Features
    Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access, Unfurnished.

    Room Facilities
    Internet Access, Telephone Point.

    Our Photos

    We will always remember that you are an individual and this will be our priority when planning your care. Throughout your stay with us, we will endeavour to ascertain your preferences and choices in all aspects of your life.

    At Abbot Care Centre we aim to offer a home from home feeling with the added assurance of a safe environment. We aim to make the difference by offering care with integrity.

    Our Team
    Anjana Palle
    Anjana Palle
    Care Manager

    Anjana Joined Abbot Care Centre in January 2018. She has over 14 years working within the care industry firstly in the NHS as a registered nurse from 2004 till 2014. She later went on to join BUPA as a Deputy Manager in their homes from 2014 till Dec 2017 where she then became a part of Abbots.

    Helen Turner
    Helen Turner
    Home Administrator

    I joined Abbot Care Centre in 2012 after 31 years at Natwest where I gained experience in all aspects of admin and spent time working in HR team in London.

    Ruth Halls
    Ruth Halls
    Home Manager

    Ruth Halls is the current Home Manager at Abbot Care Home

    Funding Types
    Local Authority Essex
    Region East
    We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
    We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
    We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
    We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

    Choice Dining Logo

    Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

    To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

    Styles of Food Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
    Our Menu Pink tick icon Excelcare template winter menu.docx
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    Activities Are So Important

    At Abbot Care Centre we have two Activity Coordinators who discuss hobbies and interests with the people who live in the home. They organize group activities and outings and ensure items are available to provide meaningful activity. A full programme of events is displayed clearly in each unit. 

    The local community plays a vital role ensuring people keep in touch with their local area. For example visits from local places of worship and schools. We like to celebrate special occasions at Abbot, for example, Birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

    Our Photos

    Activities At Home
    Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Excursions, Exercise Class, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

    Activities Outside Our Home
    Local Tourist Attractions, Shopping.
    Our Pets

    Please speak to the home manager.

    Can You Bring Your Pet

    Partridge Road
    CM18 6TD

    Regulator: CQC

    Current Ratings
    Overall Good
    Safe Good
    Well Led Good
    Caring Good
    Responsive Good
    Effective Good
    Inspection Reports
    Last inspected 10th November 2021
    Last rated 11th December 2021

    11th December 2021

    10th December 2020

    18th January 2019

    21st November 2017

    Registration Date 26th July 2016
    Service Provider Abbot Care Centre Limited, EC1R 5HL
    Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

    Places of Worship
    Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

    Nearby Services
    Bank, Chemist, Church, Hospital, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Post Office, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops, Surgery.

    Frequently asked questions about Abbot Care Home

    Abbot Care Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in December 2021.
    Abbot Care Home provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
    Abbot Care Home has 98 rooms.
    Abbot Care Home is owned by Excelcare Holdings.
    Yes. Abbot Care Home does offer Residential care.
    Yes. Abbot Care Home does offer Respite care.
    Yes. Abbot Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
    Abbot Care Home accepts Local Authority clients.
    Abbot Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
    Ruth Halls is the manager of Abbot Care Home.

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