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About Forest Homecare

Established in 1994, Forest Homecare remains an independent family-run business that has now grown into one of the largest domiciliary care and support providers in Essex and Suffolk, providing care and support in the heart of the community.

Forest Homecare, Forest Community Support and Forest Reablement continue to provide a full range of care and support across the eastern region, including practical care, personal care, specialist care and community support. We work with people of all ages – those with age related challenges, long-term illness, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, mental health conditions and those needing palliative care.

Forest Homecare provides well trained and qualified staff who see an individual as unique, irrespective of their disability, age, race or ethnic origin, culture religious belief or sexuality.

We have a strong senior management team consisting of Operations, Human Resources & Training, Administration, Business Development, Finance and Quality Management, led by our managing director, Frank Ladkin. We have a commitment to quality that extends throughout the business.

Regulatory Standards

Forest Homecare is committed to fulfilling the requirements of the Care Act 2014. We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), adhering to and aiming to exceed the standards set.

We are a registered body with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and conform to their code of conduct and procedures for checking staff through both the DBS disclosure process and the Independent Safeguarding Authority’s `vetting and barring’ process.

We are an established provider fully accredited with Essex and Suffolk County Councils, to provide domiciliary services. We are a member of the United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA)

Care Quality Commission (CQC) Reports

In early 2018 we closed our branch offices in Great Dunmow and Broomfield in Chelmsford and merged them into one new location in Hospital Approach in Broomfield, Chelmsford.

Our new Mid and West Essex branch office is registered with the CQC and will be inspected in due course. However, the archived CQC inspection reports for the two offices we have closed are still available to view below.

Forest Homecare Limited, The Old Coalyard, 61 Alderford Street, Sible Hedingham, Halstead, Essex CO9 3HX

Tel 01787 463222 | email

Company Registration - Forest Homecare Limited. Registered in England No. 3441991 | Registered office: Bell House, Bell Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 7JS