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Anchor Lodge Health Care services

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At Anchor Lodge, we want as many families as possible to be able to access our high quality care, excellent facilities and unique seaside surroundings. Our fees start from £590 per week depending on individual care needs and the type of room available, offering exceptional value. This includes all your meals, laundry, housekeeping, activities and personal care and qualified 24 hour staff etc.

For respite holidays, we can do a 24 hour stays starting at £100 per night or £650 per week, booked and paid for 3 weeks in advance. We can help you arrange private transport from anywhere in the UK to our home if you require (at extra cost). Please use the contact form to make an enquiry and we’ll call you back.

If the local authority is involved in arranging your placement, the amount you will have to pay will be worked out via a means test, which is based on nationally set guidelines.

All our rooms are priced above the social service funding. If you choose our home, then a relative, friend or charity must pay the difference between the Social Services rate and the room rate. This is known as a Third Party Top-Up payment. If, as a privately funded resident, you choose one of our rooms then once the threshold level is reached and the funding becomes social services a top up to the agreed amount must be paid.

nhs continuing care

NHS continuing healthcare is a free package of care for people who have significant ongoing healthcare needs. It is arranged and funded by the NHS.

You can receive NHS continuing healthcare in any setting outside hospital, including in your own home or in a care home.

If you receive NHS continuing healthcare in a care home, the NHS will also pay your care home fees.

Eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare

When assessing your eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare, staff must follow certain processes.

You must be assessed by a team of healthcare professionals as having a ‘primary health need’ for care. This means that you need care primarily because of your health needs.

This is assessed by looking at:

· the type and particular characteristics of your needs

· how intense and and severe they are

· the complexity of your needs

· how unpredictable your needs are; including any risks to you and others if adequate and timely care is not provided

Eligibility is always based on these needs, rather than any particular diagnosis or condition.

In these circumstances, your discharge staff, staff co-ordinating your intermediate care, GP or a member of the social work team should raise the issue of NHS continuing

Healthcare and assess your eligibility. If they don't, make sure you ask for an assessment. You still have a choice of where you continue your care.

Please contact Karen Kemble on 01255 850710 to do an assessment to see if we can help and liaise with your NHS team should you decide that Anchor Lodge Residential Home is where you would like to live.

useful links

Age UK - Age Concern and Help the Aged have joined forces to become Age UK. Age UK provides information and advice, undertakes campaigns, products, training and research

Alzheimers Society - The Alzheimers Society are leading the fight against dementia. Dementia is a term used to describe various different brain disorders that have in common a loss of brain function that is usually progressive and eventually severe. There are many types of dementia, the most common are Alzheimers disease, vascular dementia.

Care Home Check List - This checklist suggests what to ask to help you find out as much as you can about a home and make an informed choice.

Genius of Caring - A beautiful website with shared experiences of dementia. You can contribute and share your own experience here. Heartwarming.


We welcome volunteers from the community to help our residents make new friends and stay in touch with our surrounding areas. You would need to have a DBS check done, which we could do for you if you are willing to commit to help regularly.

You can help in the following ways:-

Church contact - We welcome church contacts to offer religious services for residents.

Group contact - Be a contact person for a group to visit us and engage residents -e.g. A church club, scouts, business group.

Outings - Assist residents out to lunch, beach path walks, shopping, appointments etc.

Music - Do you have a musical skill, which you could share?

Special events - Assist in escorting residents and/or serving refreshments.

Reading - Read to residents who can no longer read themselves.

Compassionate companion - Provide a reassuring presence at the bedside of a resident..

Other Opportunities

• Bingo

• Organise scheduled activities

• Games / card players

• Gardening. Come help tend our garden and involve our residents

• Pet Visit. Bring your well behaved pet in for pet therapy

• On-call Volunteers

What our residents' families say >>

families say...

"We would also like to thank everyone for the way she was looked after all the years she was with you. She always had a good word to say about all of you" See all...

respite holidays
& day visits
Sometimes, you might just need a bit of a break yourself. Either if going away for a week or two, or simply a day. We can help. Find out more here...
where we are...
Located in the popular holiday resort of Walton on The Naze on the Essex coast, we have a gentle slope leading down to the beach from the path in the front of our home. Click here to find us...
View the Anchor Lodge Care Quality Commission report

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