About The Oaks

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Throughout my mother’s care, we have been reassured by the level of service and care offered by this home. All staff are approachable and understanding. During a recent scare with my mother's health, the team dealt with it swiftly keeping us informed of the situation and following up accordingly.

- Son, October 2020

At The Oaks Care Home in Lexden, Colchester, we are pleased to provide expert, warm, person-centred care for up to 61 older people who require dementia, nursing or residential support. Read our reviews and find us rated 9.5 on carehome.co.uk, and ‘Good’ from our latest inspection with Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The Oaks has a beautifully decorated and homely feel. There’s always a full diary of fun social events and activities, thanks to our dedicated Activities Co-ordinators, meal times are carefully planned with delicious, fresh food cooked on-site, and our fully trained, friendly team of carers and nurses are on hand 24/7, whenever you need them.

So much more than just a care home.

Spacious and with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, bedrooms are beautifully decorated, while the coffee lounge, cinema lounge and open-plan dining room offer the perfect place for you to relax or socialise in.

The Oaks has the added benefit of being surrounded by large gardens and well manicured lawns, which were created by award winning gardener, author and lecturer, Beth Chatto.

We can provide a variety of types of care, dependent on your assessed requirements. Please contact us to discuss your needs and see if we can help.


Your family and friends are very welcome. Visiting times are 11.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Sunday, with advance booking required at weekends.  There is ample free parking space available.


Colchester, Essex has a mainline station, easy access to the A12 dual carriageway, excellent bus routes, as well as the Tollgate Retail Park at Stanway, with a wide range of shops and restaurants, parks and health centres.

Manager – Carol Preston

Carol and her team look forward to welcoming you to The Oaks.