Riverdale Care Home
in Braintree

Address: Duggers Lane, Braintree, Essex, CM7 1BA

01376 349 643 0800 994 0941

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Modern yet homely, Riverdale Care Home is the newest of Westgate’s locations and perfectly suited to offer the complete care package for residents. As with all Westgate homes, residents at Riverdale Care Home can enjoy excellent care in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Riverdale Care Home offers residents an intimate home that maintains its friendly atmosphere, charmingly situated on the bank of the River Brain and set in peaceful and unspoiled surroundings. We provide expert residential care to each of the residents at Riverdale, so whether you enjoy taking part in daily activities or enjoying tea and cake with our team, you are welcome to experience what it might be like if Riverdale was your future home. Riverdale Care Home has a Café, Library and even a traditional pub to enjoy the evening in. There’s also a spa and a hair salon available, making it easy to indulge in a bit of pampering and relaxation. Of course these many services don’t take away from the true essence of Riverdale Care Home – a homely setting where everyone is welcome.


Residents never have any difficulty finding a bit of mental stimulation at Riverdale. The care home has its own library, while several residents take part in hobby groups and activities outside the home. And when you want to catch up with loved ones, our charming dining room is the idea setting to host visiting friends and family, or to celebrate special occasions with the other residents. At Riverdale Care Home in Braintree, Essex you will find a caring and qualified team working to make residents as comfortable as possible. As a family-run business, we know how important it is to see that loved-ones are being looked after properly. That’s why at Westgate we ensure all our care homes offer a first-class care service, with Riverdale in particular offering fantastic care and comfort to all our residents. The physical and mental wellbeing of our residents is of the utmost importance to us, which is why Riverdale Care Home and its uniquely tranquil surroundings is the perfect option when searching for a care home in the county of Essex.


  • Tranquil & natural surroundings
  • Residential care
  • Respite breaks
  • Luxury facilities
  • Riverdale Café
  • Sensory courtyard
  • Potting shed
  • Cinema room
  • Library
  • Traditional Pub area
  • Spa
  • Lift
  • Fine dining room for entertaining friends and family
  • Hair salon
  • Daily refreshments and delicious, nutritious meals
  • Activities, entertainment and hobby groups
  • Day trips
  • Housekeeping
  • Double rooms for couples
  • Onsite parking
  • Internet access/Wi-Fi

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Braintree, Essex was chosen as the location for Westgate’s Riverdale Care Home due to it being a pleasant, tranquil town with good transport connections to London. However Braintree is situated near many other delightful spots that can easily be visited by Riverdale residents and their families. Great Notley lies just outside Braintree, making the picturesque parish an ideal spot for a short trip for Riverdale residents and their guests. A little further towards the coast is Hatfield Peveral, where history enthusiasts can learn about the village’s Norman history. And if Hatfield Peveral doesn’t satisfy your historical cravings, you can go back even further with a visit to Hatfield Broad Oak. Believed to be one of the oldest settlements in the area, traces of Bronze Age civilisation have been found in Hatfield Broad Oak, making it an absolute must for anyone interested in South-East England’s storied past. Arts and crafts lovers staying at Riverdale can also make the short trip to Blake End, Stebbing – known for Blake House Craft Centre and the village’s arty vibes. A few miles north of Blake End is Finchingfield, a truly picturesque village that charms every visitor. Days here can be spent feeding ducks at the village pond, enjoying a drink in the delightful village pub, or indulging yourself with a cream tea on the green. Once an important point on the route between Norwich and London, Finchingfield now has a far more laid-back feel to it. The only hard part of a day here is forcing yourself to leave! For those looking for a bit of nature, just outside of Braintree is the delightful hamlet of Bartholomew Green. Alternatively, the nature reserve found in nearby Bocking, Gosfield has been designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty by Natural England and is well worth a visit. Finally, Riverdale residents looking for a day out can easily head to nearby Coggeshall to enjoy the market. Despite its size and the many shops and cafes in the town, the locals still like to refer to Coggeshall as a village as a testament to its enduring charm. It is also well known for its many antique shops, meaning a day can easily be spent shopping for a rare item of simply enjoying the eclectic mix of antique wares. These are just some of the gems found near our Riverdale Care Home in Braintree, Essex. If you have any questions about the surrounding area of any of our care homes give us a call and speak to one of our knowledgeable staff today.


Riverdale is situated in the heart of Braintree, Essex. It is well connected by local bus, train and road networks.  Travelling by Train: 3-minute drive from Braintree Train Station  Travelling by Car: Junction 27 (Use M11) or 28 (use A12) on M25  Travelling by Bus: Bus Route 70 or 30 from Braintree Town Centre


Jackie Gray Jackie Gray
Home Manager, Riverdale

Jackie has worked in the care industry for nearly 30 years, working as a Home Manager for over 20 years. Jackie is passionate about supporting the care of older people and strives to deliver high-quality person-centered care. Jackie works with her team, residents, and their families, to create a happy home, a home they are all happy to be a part of!



Riverdale Care Home welcomes first contact visits

Riverdale was amongst one of the first care homes in Braintree to welcome contact visits between res...



I visited my mother four times while she was in respite care. Each time staff were very welcoming and attentive offering tea on arrival. From my mother's comments, she was clearly very happy during her stay and was full of praise for the staff. I stayed for lunch on three occasions and each time the quality of the food and the conditions in which it was served was excellent. No hesitation in recommending this home. Son of Riverdale Resident

My mother has just spent two weeks in respite care at Riverdale care home, Braintree and I cannot recommend it highly enough. I have had a previous poor care home experience which to Riverdale is just not comparable. The care my mother received has been of the highest quality. The staff were genuinely very kind and caring, treating her with dignity and spent a lot of time talking to her and constantly assessing her needs. Daughter of Riverdale Resident

My time spent here was full of loving care from the staff and management. The surroundings are very homely and clean, and my room was very comfortable. I enjoyed all my meals here which were to a high standard. I had fun with the activities and it was great to learn new things. They made me feel like I was part of a family, and because of that I now return to see them regularly where I'm always welcomed. Respite Resident of Riverdale

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