St Mary's Court Care Home, Braintree, Essex

We offer early onset dementia care services in Essex

Within our specialist community for people living with Young Onset Dementia we currently have availability for permanent, short stay, and day care

St Mary’s Court – Providing residential dementia care for young people

Young onset dementia is defined simply as people who are diagnosed with dementia before the traditional retirement age of 65.

People with young onset dementia have very different needs to older people with Dementia. Our specialist residential unit for people with early onset dementia at St Mary’s Court residential care home is a safe, friendly and stimulating home where every member of staff is trained and experienced in young onset dementia.

Every person we support has their own action plan, which builds on their strengths and preferences and helps them to stay healthy and to maximise their independence.

We also provide Day care

St Mary’s Court Care Home Braintree, Essex is primarily a residential care home, however we currently have a number of day care places available within our specialist young onset dementia unit which features the following:

  • Person centred care and support by a highly experienced team
  • A loving and happy environment where people can feel safe and secure
  • Direct access to secure gardens with accessible walkways
  • Specialist catering by our award wining Chef
  • Activities programme tailored to suit individual interests and levels of ability

With service users at the very heart of everything we do, our values are KINDNESS, COMFORT & RESPECT

Many of the people living in Braintree at St Mary’s Court with young onset dementia are very active, so we offer a wide range of fun and meaningful activities and leisure pursuits such as swimming, the gym, cinema, shopping, cooking, art, pottery, snooker, table tennis, carpentry, and local college courses.

We have our own secure garden that opens directly off the unit so our residents can safely spend as much time outside as they like.

At St Mary’s Court we have made a warm and friendly home where people who need intensive nursing or care 24 hours a day can live safely and well.

We provide three services in separate units. Older people who need 24-hour, high dependency or palliative nursing care are expertly cared for in our specialist nursing Unit.

In our specialist dementia units we provide skilled care services for older people with dementia. People with young onset dementia are cared for by their own dedicated team.

Our dementia care teams are highly trained and knowledgeable. They work closely with each resident, providing individual care and support to enable them to live safely and as independently as possible, and with dignity at all times.

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    We provide a range of services for Early on-set dementia - please select the ones that match your requirements:

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    You and your family deserve the best

    The quality of life we offer at St Mary’s Court is exceptional, because we firmly believe that everyone who lives here deserves the best.

    From our locally sourced home-cooked food to our professional hairdressing salon, we help you to make the most of life. You can choose to spend all your time at St Mary’s Court if you like because every service you need is available here. It’s up to you though: if you like to get out and about, we’re here to make that possible too.

    St Mary’s Court Care Home
    Deanery Hill
    Braintree, Essex
    CM7 5SR

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    Have a chat with our Home Manager

    If you would like to know more about the dementia care we offer, we’d be delighted to have a chat.

    To talk to our Home Manager, Terri Pike, please ring 01376 328 600, email

    Or you can write to her at:

    St Mary’s Court Care Home
    Deanery Hill
    Braintree, Essex
    CM7 5SR


    Terri Pike


    I just wanted to say thank God there are people like you working in the care system that give us the knowledge that not everyone is bad. I thank my lucky stars that you were on Ash unit to look after Ian and care and protect him. Now I truly know you are my guardian angel.

    Ian is at home this weekend. He doesn’t speak much now, just the odd word, but he likes me to sing to him and he tries to join in. I don’t think we will be hitting the big time with our voices!!!! I just love being around him – he is my hero and I love him. I hope you and your family are well and happy. Thank you for being you. Lots of love, Jane”

    Jane - Wife of a resident

    “The staff are not only professional in their approach, they are also very personable and it’s clear they do actually care above all else. The facilities and organisation are first rate. The buildings and grounds are well maintained and reflect the high standards of care taken throughout the care village. My wife’s dignity is respected at all times and her comfort is always the main focus.”

    Matthew - Husband of resident

    “I’ve been at the home for nearly 18 months, I know what it’s all about and would recommend the above home because I like it very much and I’m happy here.”

    Annette - Resident

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