Brentwood Care Centre Test


Larchwood Gardens,
Pilgrims Hatch,
Brentwood, Essex
CM15 9NG

For new care enquiries:
01277 284 419

Types of care:

Residential dementia
End of life

For all other enquiries:
01277 284 424

Stay length:

Long term/permanent
Short stay/respite

Welcome to Brentwood Care Centre

Situated in a pleasant residential area, Brentwood Care Centre is purpose-built and carefully designed to support our residents to live happy, fulfilled and comfortable lives.

Our team cares for our residents with the same kindness and warmth shown to members of their own family. Working closely together, they provide residential dementia care, nursing care and end of life care.

Our care home

Located over three floors, our home includes light and airy, open plan lounges/diners as well as spacious en-suite bedrooms, and a variety of communal spaces such as a cinema room, quiet room and a hair salon.

Our landscaped gardens are wheelchair accessible and designed to be a welcoming place for people to relax on one of the patios complete with outdoor furniture, or to enjoy a spot of light gardening.


Care and support

  • Residential dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • End of life care
  • All staff DBS checked
  • Personalised care plans
  • Registered nurse
  • Activities team
  • Visiting health professionals
  • Library service
  • In-house catering team
  • In-house laundry team
  • Friends and family welcome at any time
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In bedroom

  • En-suites
  • Television/telephone points
  • Profile beds
  • Fully furnished
  • Window limiters
  • Nurse call system
  • Encourage personalisation with furniture and belongings
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In home

  • Open plan lounge/diners
  • Separate lounge/diners
  • Hair salon
  • Assisted bathrooms
  • Quiet room
  • Nurse call system
  • WiFi (communal areas)
  • Lift
  • Care home pet
  • Room service
  • Visiting entertainment
  • Dementia orientation signage
  • Interactive magic Tovertafel table
  • Hoists
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Varied daily activity timetable
  • External trips
  • Receptionist
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Outside home

  • Secure dementia-friendly gardens
  • Outdoor patio
  • Near public transport links
  • Car parking
  • Close to shops
  • Wheelchair accessible gardens
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To find out more information about life in an RCH care home please, click here.

Activities & events

Supporting our residents to enjoy every day living at Brentwood Care Centre is a key focus for our dedicated team.

By getting to know each person, we are able to tailor our activities and events to their likes and dislikes as well as activities they may like to try.

No two days are the same here and, alongside our usual daily hobby-based activities, we also like to host events which are a little out of the ordinary.

In addition to keeping fit with our chair-based exercises, baking, quizzes, movie afternoons and our knit and natter club, we also take great pleasure in welcoming visiting entertainers, schools, nurseries, Pets As Therapy dogs and groups to our home to enjoy spending time with our residents.

Our team and residents also love pottering around the local garden centre, visiting local attractions, such as country parks and Southend seafront, and getting dressed up for our themed days throughout the year — complete with themed menus and decorations!

Every month our residents also get the chance to take part in their very own special request show on a local radio station. They love choosing their favourite songs and then gather together to hear them played on the radio – where they chat about what they were up to when the songs were first released.

To find out more about our overall approach to activities please click here.

Dementia-friendly activities

Our team takes a considered approach to dementia-friendly activities and meaningful engagement — supporting our residents who live with dementia to still experience happiness, comfort, and contentment.

With an in-depth knowledge of people’s life histories, we are able to encourage positive reminiscence and create a safe and supportive environment where people feel comfortable taking part in both familiar and new activities, trips and events.

We have our own Tovertafel Table which is an innovative magic table, designed for people living with dementia. Fun and interactive games are projected onto the table and the colourful objects respond to hand and are movements – stimulating both physical and cognitive activity and encouraging social interaction amongst our residents, team and visitors.

For more information about our approach to dementia care please click here.

Food & nutrition

We are proud of the high quality of our meals here at Brentwood Care Centre that are carefully designed to be enjoyable whilst providing balanced nutrition to our residents.

They are lovingly cooked and prepared by our in-house catering team and follow the seasons.

Regularly rotating menus ensure we always have meals which cater to our residents’ likes and dislikes, including those who require modified or specialist diets.

To create a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere for our residents to enjoy their mealtimes, our tables are lovingly laid with crisp table linen, menus clearly showing what’s on offer and cutlery and dinnerware which supports their independence.

To find out more about our mealtime experiences at RCH please click here.

How to find us

Whilst the information on our website and in our brochure can give you a flavour of who we are and what life is like in our care home, it can never replace the experience of meeting us in person.

Visiting our care home will give you the opportunity to have a chat with our residents and team, enjoy a tour around the home and really get a feel for whether it would be the right place for your loved one.

To arrange a visit, please contact us via our enquiry form, or give a member of the team a call on the numbers below.

Address: Larchwood Gardens, Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood Essex CM15 9NG

For care enquiries: 01277 375 316
For all other enquiries: 01277 375 316

Directions: The entrance to Larchwood Gardens can be found off the main Ongar Road, close to a garden centre and fencing supplier, and we are within easy reach of good public transport links.

Transport links:
1.2 miles – Brentwood High Street with good bus links
2.0 miles – Brentwood Railway Station
3.0 miles – Shenfield Railway Station
3.0 miles – Junction 28 of the M25


Reviews and ratings

As ever, the constructive comments of the CQC are welcomed and, though I am deeply saddened to know that CQC have rated our home as Requires Improvement, I am wholeheartedly confident that our team are already delivering the desired results, going above and beyond the highest standards set by RCH, and CQC. As reflected in the report, we have already identified areas for improvement, and I have instigated a robust action plan to ensure the continual progress of the home. Many improvements have already been made, and as CQC highlighted in the report, CQC were pleased to see the open culture within the home, from both a relatives and staff perspective, as well as seeing new adaptions and décor to reflect the advancements in knowledge in supporting people with dementia.

The health and wellbeing of residents is always our number one priority and we are continuously working to develop and improve upon the quality of care we provide. We will keep residents and relatives updated on progress every step of the way.

Your understanding is always appreciated and I look forward to welcoming you to our home.

Stephen Rees
Chief Operating Officer