St Fillans Care Home

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Profile Strength
Very Good 85%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Anu Jose is Acting Home Manager at St Fillans Care Home.

Anu Jose it the current home manager at St Fillans

Nestled in a quiet residential area of St John’s, near Colchester in Essex, beautiful St Fillans Care Home provides a variety of long-term and respite care, including residential, residential dementia, nursing, nursing dementia and end of life care.

As a purpose-built care home, St Fillans has been carefully designed to offer its treasured residents a wonderfully warm and welcoming atmosphere, with a variety of stylish, light and airy communal areas coupled with more intimate, yet spacious, en-suite bedrooms.

Our kind and compassionate team members live in the local community, coming from nearby areas such as Highwoods and Greenstead. They take great pride in caring for the people who live here, just like a loving family. As you would expect from a family-owned and run company, we are also here to provide a friendly, listening ear for residents’ loved ones, too.

St Fillans Care Home
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, End of Life, Personal care.
Disability Support Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
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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Our Building and Facilities

With over 30 years’ experience in designing and building care homes, Excelcare has a wealth of knowledge when creating a home from home. As a purpose-built care home, which first opened its doors in 2012, St Fillans was built with comfort, safety and a personal approach to care in mind. 

With bright airy lounges and dining rooms, spacious en-suite bedrooms and a variety of different welcoming spaces, which are used by residents and visitors, the design of the home supports comfortable living in beautiful surroundings.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Dining Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Chiropodist, Cinema, GP, Hairdressers, Lift, Optician.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.


Our spacious en-suite bedrooms, some of which are large enough for couples, are fully-furnished. Residents are encouraged to personalise them with photographs, ornaments, books and, if they wish, their own bedding – helping them to feel more at home and settled with precious belongings close to hand. The large-sized rooms and en-suite bathrooms also enable people to remain as independent as possible. The space supports high-quality care with dignity when needed.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 71
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 71

Type Of Room
Shared Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Direct Garden Access, Furnished.

Room Facilities
Internet Access, Telephone Point, Wifi.

Our Photos

As a team, we strongly believe that we have the privilege of working in our residents’ home, not that they live where we work, which is reflected in daily life at St Fillans.

By really getting to know and understand each resident as the special individual they are, we build a detailed picture of not only their care needs, but also their likes, dislikes, their hopes and dreams and who in their life is really important to them. This supports us to provide tailored care and opportunities especially for them.

Our Team
Anu Jose
Anu Jose
Acting Home Manager

Anu Jose it the current home manager at St Fillans

Samantha Farrow
Samantha Farrow
Lifestyle Coordinator

Sam has worked in the care sector for the last 9 years. Her early roles were community care based until her activity talents were recognised inside care homes. Ever since, she was worked hard to tailor daily activities to peoples likes, dislikes and personal preferences. For her innovative activities and commitment to the people she cares for, Sam was awarded with a regional Care Home Activities Organiser Award at the Great British Care Awards 2020.

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

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 Vegetarian
Our Menu Pink tick icon Excelcare template winter menu.docx
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Activities Are So Important

At St Fillans, we are dedicated to ensuring everyone leads a full, active and happy life with an abundance of opportunities to enjoy the things they love, whilst being supported to try new things, too. 

Our Lifestyle Coordinator, supported by the wider care team, hosts a range of group and one-to-one activities throughout the week, meaning there is always something fun going on.

Activities include arts and crafts, reminiscence afternoons, visits from PAT dogs (pets as therapy), gardening club, movie afternoons in our cinema, pamper sessions in our salon, regular day trips and visits from entertainers. Residents’ days are filled with enjoyment, fun and laughter and we also encourage mobility and mental wellbeing too, with light exercise classes, movement to music and chair yoga.

Our Photos

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Singing, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games, Yoga.

Our Pets

Please speak to Home Manager.

Can You Bring Your Pet

St Fillans Road

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 19th December 2017
Last rated 4th April 2018

4th April 2018

7th December 2016

30th April 2015

18th June 2014

29th May 2013

Registration Date 9th July 2012
Service Provider St. Fillan Healthcare Limited, EC1R 5HL
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

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

Frequently asked questions about St Fillans Care Home

St Fillans Care Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in April 2018.
St Fillans Care Home provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
St Fillans Care Home has 71 rooms.
St Fillans Care Home is owned by Excelcare Holdings.
Yes. St Fillans Care Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. St Fillans Care Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. St Fillans Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
St Fillans Care Home comes under Essex.
St Fillans Care Home accepts Local Authority clients.
St Fillans Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Anu Jose is the manager of St Fillans Care Home.

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