Tallis House, Waltham Abbey, Essex
Tallis House, Waltham Abbey, Essex
Tallis House, Waltham Abbey, Essex

Opened in December 2009, Tallis House, a modern purpose built home, has en-suite in every room and flat screen TVs with integral DVD as standard.

The home is closely linked with the local School and Church. The home was named after Thomas Tallis, the 16th Century composer who lived at the Abbey, following a competition at the School Fete.

Outside there are sculptured water features and a giant chess set ready for the challenge.

Group: Runwood Homes Ltd

Person in charge: Lennie Terrado (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 101 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's

Admission Information: Ages 50+.

Single Rooms: 101

Rooms with ensuite WC: 101

Facilities & Services: Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on Tallis House: click here

* Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 8.9 (8.905)

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Tallis House is based on 15 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 8.905 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.608 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.297 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

  • The maximum Review Score for a care home / service is 10 and it is based on the published (including Restricted Publication) Reviews in the last 2 years. When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

    The Review Score of 8.905 for Tallis House is based on 15 Reviews/Recommendations in the last 2 years.

  • The Review Score (maximum of 10) is made up of a Quality Score (maximum of 5) and Quantity Score (maximum of 5):

    • Quality Score: 5 Points are available for the average rating. For each review the care home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The care home / service receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating. (Please note that the ratings of Very Poor and Poor have only been available since the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015.)

      The Quality Score (average rating) of 4.608 for Tallis House is calculated as follows: ( (116 Excellents x 5) + (51 Goods x 4) + (9 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 176 Ratings = 4.608

    • Quantity Score: 5 Points are available for the number of 'Positive Reviews' for a care home / service. A Positive Review is defined as:

      • Any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this care provider to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

      • Any Recommendation. Before the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015 all feedback was limited to Recommendations (ie positive comments only)

      The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

      1. 3 points for receiving the first Positive Review.

      2. 0.1 Point per Positive Review, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. (ie a care home / service requires 10 Positive Reviews to receive the maximum score of 1 point.)

      3. (Number of Positive Reviews ÷ number of registered beds) x 2, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. ie a care home / service has to receive a number of Positive Reviews equal to half of the number of registered beds to obtain the maximum score of 1 point. eg a care home / service with 40 registered beds has to receive 20 Positive Reviews to obtain the maximum score of 1 point.

        (For Adult Day Care Centres and Extra Care Housing which do not have a registered number of beds, 1) and 2) are replaced by the formula of 0.2 points per Review, up to a maximum score of 2 points. ie a listing needs 10 Reviews to receive the maximum score of 2 points

      The Quantity Score of 4.297 for Tallis House is calculated as follows:

      1. 15 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 15 Positive Reviews = 1.500 (maximum score = 1)

      3. (15 Positive Reviews ÷ 101 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.297

  • The Review Score is based on user Recommendations/Reviews submitted in the last 2 years. The maximum Review Score is 10. There are 5 Points available for the average of all ratings on users Recommendations/Reviews (Excellent 5, Good 4, Satisfactory 3, Poor 2, Very Poor 1). There are 5 Points available for the total number of positive Recommendations/Reviews submitted in relation to the number of beds at the Care Home.

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My aunt has been resident in Tallis House for 3 years until yesterday (15th May 2016) when she sadly passed away. I cannot stress how the care for my aunt by the carers at Tallis House was. They were absolutely brilliant, they were with my aunt in her final days and final hours and treated her like their own family member. I am very impressed with the care she was given at Tallis House.

How likely would you be to recommend Tallis House? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I really like it in here at Tallis House. Everybody is kind. It's nice and clean. I like it better than the place I was before. I've made a lot of friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Tallis House? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The care my nan received at Tallis House was second to none. She received so much love from the carers, we couldn't have wished for anything more.

How likely would you be to recommend Tallis House? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My wife has dementia, she has been in the home for two years. I have no complaints all services provided have been to high standards.

How likely would you be to recommend Tallis House? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I find one of the staff very helpful with arrangements concerning my wife.

How likely would you be to recommend Tallis House? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

Mum needed to be somewhere safe and looked after. She was sent to Tallis House and luckily enough has been able to stay. I find the staff very friendly and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Tallis House? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our dear mum has to move into Tallis House in February this year. The house manager has been excellent, she is always very polite, helpful and informative. Her hard work, leadership and excellent manner sets the very high standards that exist here. Every member of staff that my brother and I come into contact with each week are also excellent, they too are very polite and hard-working. This helps to create the lovely atmosphere that we feel every time we come to visit. Our mum is very happy and very well cared for and we would like to thank the manager and all of her staff for everything they do for her and all her residents.

How likely would you be to recommend Tallis House? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother has been a resident at this home for over five years. Her care cannot be better. If there is one fault - on odd times the cleaning could be better. Her care is excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Tallis House? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

An excellent care home highly professional staff, caring and compassionate medical problems are dealt with promptly and efficiently and communication with family excellent, we would highly recommended Tallis House.

How likely would you be to recommend Tallis House? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

When my mother was struggling to adjust to needing a care home Tallis House have been brilliant. They treat her as an individual having taken the time to get to know her. When she struggled with a need to feel useful they helped build her self worth through small manageable tasks and when she felt sad they stayed with her listening and helping to lift her mood until she felt better. The staff have been so friendly that now she feels very much at home. She loves the many activities and has built positive relationships with staff and residents who greet her with smiles and laughter whenever she goes in the home. We couldn't be more pleased with Tallis House - thanks

How likely would you be to recommend Tallis House? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother receives very good care, there are not recommendations at this time.

How likely would you be to recommend Tallis House? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very pleased with the care my mother gets, nothing seems too much bother. They are always ready to give her a bath and attend her needs. What matters to me is that she is happy here and she always tells me that she is and how lovely everyone is to her.

How likely would you be to recommend Tallis House? Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Excellent service of care home, staff outstanding, nothing is too much trouble. Very clean, excellent food but most of all the level of care given to all relatives and the patients, staff not just doing their jobs they have caring natures and it shows.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Lovely care home with very friendly staff, great activities, mum loves her singing and dancing. An excellent café for relatives to come into with their parents, lovely decorated in an old style, great for dementia.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Manager came to visit my dad at home first to do an assessment to discover his needs, medical care and like and dislikes. She was very friendly, professional and put my dad at ease straight away. I felt very comfortable and happy that my father would be looked after properly and would have no hesitation in recommending Tallis House to other worried or concerned family members. The staff were always friendly polite and helpful. I felt that they all made an effort and went out of their way to get to know my father. Thank you.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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