Older people

We understand that as you get older you may need additional support but maintaining your independence and integration with the community is vital. We have day centres across Essex, where you can make friends and engage in new activities in a supportive, caring environment.

How we can support you

We support customers who have additional needs that come as a result of decreased mobility, or who are living with conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Parkinson’s.

Through a flexible programme of both on-site and community-based activities we aim to support you to maintain choice, control and independence.

Family and carers can take a break from their caring role, safe in the knowledge that their relative is receiving the support they require.

Meet George



George has dementia, has never lived alone, and has always had someone looking after his nutritional needs. He now lives with his daughter and was distraught that he’d forgotten how to make a cup of tea.

  • Published: 10th June 2021

Meet Kanta



Kanta had been feeling lately that her religious beliefs were slipping away due to her memory loss. Having ECL’s support to follow the correct Jain diet has improved Kanta’s wellbeing and mood and keeps her close to her faith.

  • Published: 10th June 2021

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Our approach to person-centred care

  • Our Trusted Assessors work with you to develop support plans tailored to meet your needs.
  • We provide an environment which stimulates engagement and relationships for our customers who would otherwise be socially isolated.
  • Our highly skilled staff team create a warm, happy and positive atmosphere and receive ongoing training which enhances the support they can provide to you.
  • An in-house Clinical Team such as Positive Behavioural Specialists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists.

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Other services ECL provide

ECL was established by Essex County Council (ECC) in 2009 as the UK’s first Local Authority Trading Company. Our company status means that although we are a private limited company, we are wholly owned by Essex County Council.

Since 2009, we have grown to offer a wide range of specialist services. We are now the largest care provider in Essex providing:

  • High quality care to older people and adults with learning disabilities.
  • Short-term care to those recovering from an operation or period of ill health.
  • Support for people with a sight and/or hearing impairment.