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Trusted to care in Thorrington, Essex

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The team at our care home near Colchester offers a variety of group and one-to-one activities, tailored to your loved one’s interests

Living at Silversprings is all about having fun whilst receiving the personal care and attention you require.

We take pride in creating comfortable, safe surroundings, where there is always a warm family atmosphere. 

Facilities at our home

Enjoy expert care and daily activities, in bright, modern and clean surroundings. With beautiful landscape gardens. We also have a hair salon with our two hairdressers, Debbie and Sally visiting every Tuesday.

  • Activities room
  • Church Services
  • Conservatory
  • Garden
  • Hair and beauty salon
  • Minibus for outings

Meaningful lifestyles

We know that when residents are doing things they enjoy in an environment where they feel valued, they will be happy and fulfilled. That’s why we fill every day with rewarding and fun experiences that are tailored to your loved one’s interests and wishes.

The dedicated lifestyle team, led by Beverley, ensures there’s always something going on. Your loved one can expect everything from manicures, massages and pamper sessions to animal visits with ponies. We also do weekly exercise classes to keep residents active and fit.

Maintaining independence

We understand that maintaining routines is vital for an older person’s wellbeing. That’s why we support your loved one, from making their own drinks, helping with the washing up, to folding laundry. At Silversprings we have a minibus for outings, this allows us to take residents out to the seaside, local garden centres and to the pubs to enjoy a sherry!

Person-centred care

At Care UK , as part of our person-centred approach to care, we put you and your loved one at the heart of everything we do. Our dedicated team take the time to get to know each resident and create tailored care and lifestyle plans to suit them. Your loved one will have a life history book where we record their hobbies, family and friends, jobs, routines, holidays – even their favourite foods – all of which forms the basis of their care.

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Activities and outings

Residents will enjoy our location close to Colchester town. 

Our lifestyle team often organise trips out of the home to many local places of interest including, trips to nearby beaches, such as Clacton, Brightlingsea and St Osyth beach. Garden centres and pubs for lunch are a firm favourite for our residents here at Silversprings.

Back in the home there’s always something going on, we have an art club, regular exercise classes and residents enjoy getting out in the garden whether it is to sit and enjoy the sunshine or plant some bulbs.

Residents at Silversprings also enjoy regular visits from pet therapy dogs Biscuit and Hercules.

Take a look at a typical weekly activity plan.

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Our lifestyle team

We believe in keeping your loved one active and engaged, our lifestyle team organise live entertainment, outings as well as group and individual activities. 

It’s not all about activities, communication with family and friends is just as important. Our lifestyle team often support residents with making calls on platforms such as Zoom and have even setup portals for relatives, so a loved one is only a phone call away.

Wishing trees

Residents still have goals and wishes they want to achieve – life doesn’t stop because you have moved into a care home. 

At Silversprings we have a wishing tree where residents can hang their written wishes of the things they’d like to do, and we do our best to make these happen. One of our residents used to love riding by horse and cart and has always been fond of the four-legged animals and as an adult used to love the races and dressing up in her best clothes and hat. The resident was delighted when her wish to spend quality time with her favourite animal was made a reality!

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Meaningful lifestyles at Silversprings

Tempting, tasty and nutritious

Our chef-led catering team serves up delicious and nutritious hot and cold meal choices made from fresh ingredients and tailored to your loved one’s personal tastes, diet and cultural needs. 

Every aspect of living in a Care UK care home is tailored to each resident’s needs and preferences, including food and dining.

When an individual moves into a Care UK home, our professional chefs meet with them to learn about their favourite foods and dietary needs. These details are included in their care plan, which is regularly reviewed and updated as their needs change.

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We’re committed to helping residents to eat well and stay hydrated. Every main meal is home-cooked and freshly prepared each day. We also do our best to source fresh produce from local businesses wherever possible.

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Care UK’s expert chefs combine creativity with an in-depth knowledge of nutrition for older people. Our head chefs work as part of their home’s management team to deliver a holistic, personalised approach to care for each resident. They are a key and highly visible member of the leadership team and can often be found in the lounges chatting to residents about food. They know each resident’s dietary and dining needs as well as their preferences. They work with clinical and care colleagues to support residents with weight management.

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Care UK care homes offer a dining experience that enables residents to maintain their independence and dine with dignity. Our teams support residents to make mealtime choices in a way that best suits them. We show residents plated meals to support them to make choices, and if one-to-one support is needed, a colleague will sit with an individual to help them to eat at a comfortable pace.

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Tempting, tasty and nutritious
Tempting, tasty and nutritious
Tempting, tasty and nutritious

Relative satisfaction survey for Silversprings

The overall physical presentation of the inside of the home

The overall physical presentation of the outside of the home


The activities and entertainments


Staff knowing your relative as an individual

Source: Care UK Relative Satisfaction Survey - April 23. Based on a sample of 21.


We’ve brought together many of the questions that families often ask us and our friendly team can answer anything else you might need to know.


We get to know your loved one’s personality and hobbies to support them to enjoy a meaningful lifestyle, with experiences and activities that reflect their interests. Each of our homes run a range of daily group and one-to-one activities, ranging from gentle exercise to music sessions, arts and crafts, gardening and visits from local entertainers. We also take trips out to local shops, garden centres and other places of interest. 

All Care UK homes offer different options because their residents are different. We even have homes where residents lead the classes, prepare the vegetables for meals, or run the in-home shop. We promise to support your loved one to be as involved and as busy as they want to be.

Find out more about life in our homes.

The majority of our homes provide en-suite facilities. If you have any questions please call us - we’ll be happy to help.

The majority of our homes have lovely secure gardens that are wheelchair friendly, and residents can access them whenever they wish. They’re welcome to help with gardening, re-stock bird tables and feeders, take a stroll, or simply sit and enjoy the sunshine. To support residents who are living with dementia, we use many plants chosen for their sensory properties of scent, texture and colour.

As we get older our appetites do change, and people who are living with conditions such as dementia or dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) might need enhanced support to ensure they’re eating and drinking enough. Helping residents to dine with dignity, whatever their needs, is one of our key priorities. Many of our homes have chef-led catering teams that produce delicious and nutritious meals made from the freshest ingredients.

Find out more about our dining promise.

The majority of our homes provide en-suite facilities, and residents have their own flatscreen TV, phone and internet connections in their rooms. Many of our homes, particularly our new-build homes, have ground floor bedrooms with doors that open out onto secure, landscaped gardens. Residents in these rooms even have their own small patio areas with seating and pot plants. We believe in helping residents to continue enjoying a superb lifestyle, with a range of daily activities tailored around their interests and preferences.

We understand that having help with bathing and toileting when you’ve been used to looking after yourself can be embarrassing and frustrating. Each resident has a key worker (a main carer) who will support them in this area to minimise embarrassment. Having en-suite facilities also helps to maximise comfort and privacy. 

Our staff are discreet, highly trained and dedicated to supporting your loved one with dignity. Our homes have assisted bathing facilities if a resident’s physical needs are such that they need intensive support. However, where a resident is able to do even the basics for themselves, we’ll always support them to maximise their independence.

While we don’t offer specific flats or suites for couples in our homes, we do believe in tailoring our care to suit the needs of residents. If both people require residential or nursing care, we can organise next door, or even adjoining, rooms.

We’re enjoying a return to in-person visits and activities in our homes.  

Relatives and friends can now visit without pre-booking, with no requirement to complete a health screening form, take a Lateral Flow Test or to wear a mask. Our experts continue to monitor guidance from English, Scottish, Welsh and regional health protection teams to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep residents and our colleagues as safe as possible. 

For more information on what this means for our care home teams, residents and their relatives and friends, read about our approach to living with Coronavirus.