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 residential care and nursing homes, perfectly situated in the heart of Braintree, easily accessible from surrounding Colchester, Chelmsford, Brentwood and Halstead. As with all Westgate homes, residents at Riverdale Care Home can enjoy first class care in a welcoming and comfortable environment, which comes with hi spec facilities and offers a range of wellbeing and positive lifestyle initiatives. 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 and nursing care to each of our residents at Riverdale, so whether you enjoy taking part in daily activities or indulging in 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 throughout the day and evening. There’s also a luxury spa and a hair salon available, making it easy for residents to treat themselves to a spot 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 something to enjoy 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 outstanding 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.


  • Residential care
  • Nursing Care
  • Wellbeing & Lifestyle Programmes
  • Bespoke Activities
  • 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
  • Tranquil & natural surroundings

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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 locations including Brentwood, Colchester, Chelmsford, Halstead, Epping and Ingatestone. Great Notley and Black Notley lie 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


Home Manager, Riverdale



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Just had our first face to face visit, it was wonderful and made the visit a very positive experience for my aunt. Thank you to all the staff at Riverdale who care for her!Relative of Resident, Riverdale Care Home

I am in awe of the number and range of activities arranged for everyone. I believe that this mental stimulation has been a key factor in Dad coping with the lack of normal contact through this pandemic. Daughter of Resident, Riverdale Care Home

I would just like to thank all of the staff at Riverdale Care Home for their efforts over the course of this pandemic, which basically covers all of the time my relative has been in residence. I am not sure how they have managed to keep everyone so safe and well over all this time, their care and support for the residents in such difficult circumstances has been amazing. Daughter of Resident, Riverdale Care Home

So good to hear Dad tell me that “it is so lovely where he is I should come and stay if I get the chance”.A big thank you to all the staff at Riverdale for all the love and care you have shown to Dad and all the residents over the past year.Your hard work and dedication especially in these difficult times are very much appreciated!Daughter of Resident, Riverdale Care Home

Riverdale is a lovely home with extremely caring staff who are genuine and helpful both to the residents and visitors. A special thank you must go to the lifestyle leader who does so much to entertain the residents with many and varied activities and outings.Daughter-in-Law of Resident, Riverdale Care Home

Having moved to Riverdale Care Home at the beginning of the year mum has settled in very well. Since being in 'Lockdown' Riverdale has catered so well to the needs of the residents, keeping them entertained and thereby looking after both mental well-being as well as their general health. I cannot express how pleased and grateful I am that mum is being so well looked after.Daughter of Resident, Riverdale Care Home

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