About the home
A long established purpose built Residential Home, Delamer provides the necessary care and attention for those who wish to spend their retirement in a safe and caring atmosphere, whilst respecting their privacy, dignity and choices. The Home has a philosophy of quality care at affordable prices and prides itself on its longstanding and experienced local staff who are trained to provide quality care with courtesy, dignity and compassion.
Delamer lies on a quiet street in Walton on the Naze close to the sea front promenade with its sandy beach. The home enjoys a peaceful setting within beautiful enclosed gardens with a summer house. Walton on the Naze is served by a railway line from Colchester and London Liverpool Street. The home is ideally located to meet the needs of elderly people and their families from a number of local communities including the seaside towns of Frinton on Sea and Clacton on Sea. Delamer also attracts Residents from London, South Essex and further afield.
Delamer has 55 bedrooms, including 2 double bedrooms able to cater for couples. 35 are located in the Historical building and 22 in the newly constructed wing. All rooms are equipped with private en-suite facilities and personal telephone.
Delamer has a Bar Lounge with Piano, a quiet lounge 2 further lounges and character dining rooms. Large rooms and wide corridors give residents the space and freedom to move around safely. Our rooms are comfortably and tastefully furnished and residents are welcome to bring their own cherished pieces to personalise their rooms.
Our summer house with patio area is often the centre of outdoor activities during the sunny summer months.
Activities in the home
Activities are an important part of daily life at Delamer; helping to maintain, stimulate and enhance the interests and abilities of our residents. A relaxed, happy and informal atmosphere exists within the Home and residents enjoy a range of activities - from cream teas in the summer house to valentine parties , tea at the ‘Ritz’, the Walton Carnival, quizzes, bingo, chairobics and regular outings, there really is something for everyone to enjoy.
"My Mother, who has dementia, has been at Delamer for 15 months. During that time she has always been treated with kindness and respect. Both she and her room are very clean and there are always activities in the lounge if she wants to join in. There is always a choice of food at each meal and the residents have a cake on their birthday. Visitors are welcomed any time and any concerns are quickly dealt with by staff. We are very happy to have chosen such a lovely place for my Mother to live." (Nicola, Resident's daughter, May 2018)
"My brother and I will be forever grateful that my mum spent her final 3 years in Delamer House. Every time I visited her she would praise the staff and I could see she was happy and contented. The staff were friendly and attentive to my mum. They would pop in frequently to see her with cups of tea and biscuits and would always stop for a chat with her. The human contact and kindness was of the highest importance to my mum's quality of life. The room was bright and cheerful and the food was varied and of good quality. Thank you guys!". (Resident's family, Nov 2016)
"Following a fall in 2014 my mother spent around three months in respite care at Delamer before returning home. However, no longer managing on her own she returned to Delamer House as a full time resident later that year and has now been there nearly two years. In that time she has received the utmost care, the staff are always happy, engaging and caring. The manageress is brilliant and goes out of her way to keep the residents happy with events, often dressing the home for the occasion in imaginative ways for the enjoyment of both residents and visitors. The facilities are very good and the choice and quality of meals excellent." (Val, Resident's daughter, Sep 16)