Westerley, Westcliff is set near the town centre of Southend on Sea. The property was purchased by Mutual Aid Homes in 1947 and converted, from a hotel, into a Residential Care Home for elderly Methodist (or Wesleyan Reform) Local Preachers, their widows, widowers or dependants. All denominations are now welcomed into residence if they support the fundamental values of life in a Christian community. The Home was officially opened in 1949, and extended in 2001. Structural repairs and improvements to the property have been made over the years to ensure that the Home provides up to date facilities for the care of elderly persons.
The Home is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to provide accommodation for 20 residents (category OP). There are 19 rooms available for residents, five of which are suitable for shared occupation by married couples. Otherwise, residents are invariably accommodated in single rooms. Residents’ bedrooms are situated on the first and second floors and a mezzanine floor, which are all served by a passenger lift as well as on the ground floor. All rooms have en-suite facilities, many of them including showers. On the ground floor there is a large dining room and two lounges, one of which has television facilities and a small library which has normal and large print books. A mobile library visits the Home every 3 weeks with a good supply of books, many of which are available in large print. Each room is fitted with a call bell to enable residents to call a member of staff for assistance with personal needs. A ramp has been installed to the main entrance for ease of access for wheelchair users or those who have difficulty in negotiating steps, and all the rooms and facilities within the Home are accessible by ramps or lifts. Several rooms are equipped to recognise standards for disabled residents. The Home has pleasant views of the Thames Estuary from the front of the house and a small but attractive garden to the rear.
Family and friends are welcome from 7am to 9.30pm and there may be overnight facilities available for residents visitors whom either travel long distance or if a resident is ill. Please enquire to ensure the room is available. Details of nearby guest houses or hotels can be obtained from the home.
Westcliff has numerous Churches of most denominations; most are on the level and easy to get to.
Westerley is serviced by two local Doctors’ practices and Southend University Hospital is close by, with transport that can be arranged through the hospital or Doctors surgery.