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Fred Laws House

Sheltered Housing
26 Westcliff Parade, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 7QE

This large House is situated in an elevated seafront location overlooking the Thames Estuary. This feature makes this one of the Society’s most popular Houses as several of the rooms enjoy spectacular views.

The House accommodates up to 12 Residents in rooms which are bright and spacious and  also benefits from the services of a House Manager, emergency Careline service, plus the support of the Society’s Administration office and staff.

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Facilities and services

  • 12 rooms with en-suite facilities
  • Superb views across the Estuary
  • Person-centred Support Plans
  • Cleaning of rooms
  • Shower / wet room
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Passenger lift
  • Secluded patio garden to rear
  • Laundry facilities
  • Communal lounge with TV / DVD
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities
  • Working Committee of Volunteers
  • Scooter charging facilities
  • Southend Shopping centre 5 minutes by car
  • Cliff Gardens immediately opposite
  • Cliffs Pavilion Theatre opposite
  • Bus stop 250 yards
  • Short stay / respite possible


26 Westcliff Parade, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 7QE

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Sheltered Housing

The Society’s Sheltered Houses are large Houses which have been adapted and provided with specialist facilities, such as a Careline systems for the times when staff are off-duty, ramps, motorised scooter charging facilities, lifts / stairlifts and shower / wet rooms.

The Houses accommodate between 8 and 12 Residents and all rooms have en-suite facilities, plus the facilities for making breakfast and refreshments.

Each House is run by a trained House Manager who cooks and serves the two main meals of the day.


Each Resident has a Support Plan which is completed at the time of joining the House and is designed to ensure that the Resident receives the appropriate amount of support whilst maintaining an independent and active life.

Cleaning of Residents’ rooms is provided in-house and there are also laundry facilities on-site.

When moving into an Abbeyfield House, Residents are able to bring their own furniture and treasured possessions and are encouraged to maintain links with family, friends  and others in the community.