skip to Main Content

Forest Homecare

We believe passionately that being treated with dignity is a basic human right, not an optional extra. Care and support services must be individual and person-centred, as well as efficient.

We see things from your perspective, supporting your dignity and privacy. We can and do make a difference. We listen.

Together, we will agree the goals you want to work towards and identify how we will support you to achieve them. An individual’s support plan should be about life, not just services, and reflect what is possible, not only what is available.

A Big Thank You!! ❤️

We would like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to our incredible team of carers and support workers who have helped us to continue to provide outstanding care on the front line to all of our Service Users through these uncertain times, your dedication is truly valued and appreciated and has certainly not gone unnoticed.

We would also like to deeply thank our ex-carers who have very kindly asked to return to our team to support us and our Service Users during this difficult time, the support you have given has been truly amazing.

We have also received an awful lot of support from the general public and families of our service users who have come together to support those who are vulnerable or in need, whether it be popping to the shops to get food, medication and offering to help in any way they can, we would like to send out a huge thank you to those who have kindly volunteered to support people in their communities who need help the most.

We can’t begin to thank you all enough for the incredible support you have all provided, not only to us, but to those in your local communities.

Keep being kind, and please, STAY SAFE! ❤️



About Forest Homecare

Established in 1994, Forest Homecare remains an independent family-run business that has now grown into one of the largest domiciliary care and support providers in Essex and Suffolk, providing care and support in the heart of the community.

Forest Homecare continues to provide a full and flexible range of care and support services across the eastern region, including practical care, personal care, specialist care and community support. We work with adults of all ages – those with age related challenges, long-term illness, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, mental health conditions and those needing end of life care.

Forest Homecare provides well trained and qualified staff who see an individual as unique, irrespective of their disability, age, race, ethnic origin, cultural or religious beliefs or sexuality. Our assessments are person-centred and outcome focused. We have a quality and monitoring team who visit regularly to ensure staff are completing satisfactory records and the service user’s needs and outcomes are being fully met.

We have a strong senior management team consisting of Operations, Human Resources, Training, Administration, Business Development, Finance and Quality Control, led by our managing director and registered manager, Frank Ladkin. We have a commitment to quality that underpins the entire business.

Get in touch

If you would like to leave us a message with your details below, we will get back in touch with you as soon as possible.

    Forest Homecare would like to extend our sincere thanks to Tri-Trained and Armadillo Lighting for supplying us with face shields and eye protectors for use by our carers and support workers in the community.  With your kind donations we are able to provide this essential PPE to our staff.  Therefore, on behalf of all of our care and support staff, the Senior Management Team would like to thank you for taking the time to manufacture and distribute these to us. 

    Your generosity is very much appreciated.  Please keep up the good work and, most of all, please keep safe.



    Regulatory Standards

    Forest Homecare is committed to fully meeting the requirements of the Care Act 2014. We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), adhering to and aiming to exceed the standards set.

    We are a registered body with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and conform to their code of conduct and procedures for checking staff through both the DBS disclosure process and the Independent Safeguarding Authority’s `vetting and barring’ process.

    We are an established provider fully accredited with Essex and Suffolk County Councils, to provide domiciliary services. We are a member of the United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA)

    Care Quality Commission (CQC) Reports


    Head Office – Sible Hedingham             

    Forest Homecare has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) Following our inspection at the start of 2020

    ‘The leadership of the service continued to be outstanding. People, staff, relatives and external professionals were extremely confident in the management of the service. The operational manager and registered manager, supported by their senior management team, had established a person-centred ethos amongst the workforce, that consistently delivered quality care.’

    View the full report:

    Sudbury Branch                                       

    Forest Homecare has been rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) Following our inspection in 2019 were our team was described by service users as being ‘kind, understanding and caring towards them. They told us staff treated them with respect and dignity and they were cared for with regard to their preferences.’

    View the full report:

    Mid and West Essex Branch

    In early 2018 we closed our branch offices in Great Dunmow and Broomfield in Chelmsford and merged them into one new location in Hospital Approach in Broomfield, Chelmsford. This branch now covers Mid and West Essex.

    Our Midwest office in Chelmsford is due for inspection soon.


    We are incredibly proud of our team of carers and support workers for their hard work and dedication each day for our service users.

    Work with Forest Homecare

    Paid training with regular updates
    The Care Certificate
    Health and Social Care Qualifications
    Full time and Part time hours
    Enhanced weekend and bank holiday rates
    Paid Holiday per hour you work
    Progression opportunities
    Auto Enrolment Pension Package
    Refer a friend scheme (£200)

    We believe passionately that being treated with dignity is a basic human right, not an optional extra. Care and support services must be individual and person-centred, as well as efficient.

    We see things from your perspective, supporting your dignity and privacy. We can and do make a difference. We listen.

    Find out More

    General Information

    Business established in 1994 (24 years ago)
    CQC inspection reports graded us ‘Outstanding’ in Well Led and Good overall
    In-house trainer and fully equipped training suite
    Uniforms and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) provided
    Working in your local community

    Latest Testimonials

    Back To Top