Residential Care

Care Services

Freda Gunton Lodge is our 40 bedded residential care home in the centre of Colchester, providing high quality care in attractive and well equipped accommodation. Well trained staff work closely with residents to ensure that care is tailored to individual needs and is planned and delivered in partnership with residents and their families.

We put great emphasis on helping residents to live meaningful lives; consulting them about everything that affects them and providing activities to keep people mentally and physically active.

Food is often used to celebrate. We believe every meal should embrace fresh, seasonal ingredients used thoughtfully to produce simple but nutritious food that meets the needs and desires of the people who live with us.

Respite Care

We provide a home for life for the majority of residents, but we also look after a number of older people who come to stay with us for short periods of time to give themselves or their carers a break.

Considering Residential Care in Colchester?

Our Residents Guide contains information intended to help you make a fully informed choice about whether or not Freda Gunton Lodge is the right home for you. Staff are always available and happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. We suggest that you and your family visit us, sample a meal and talk to staff and residents before making a decision about your future. A short respite stay can be helpful in enabling you to experience life at Freda Gunton Lodge.  For more information view our residents guide and/or to arrange a visit telephone the home on 01206 574786 or email



If you would like to apply, please download an application form and return it to us:

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Questionnaire

If you would like to review our contract please click Residents Contract FGL.