Honey Lane is a specialist dementia care home, in Waltham Abbey, Essex, which puts its residents at the heart of everything it does.

The elegant purpose-built home has been designed to offer the best in comfort and care, and our team is instrumental in making everyone feel right at home in the environment.

We make every effort to stay at the cutting edge of dementia care developments.  We have been working with Dementia Care Matters to improve the quality of life of the people living here and are delighted to have achieved Butterfly Service status in June 2012. This kitemark, created by industry leader Dementia Care Matters, is the highest possible commendation of our home and recognition of the hard work of all our team.

We employ compassionate people and our specialist team is trained to make every moment count. Or home is designed to enhance the quality of life of those with dementia, maximising independence, stimulation and relaxation. These are just some of the aspects that we believe make Honey Lane a great home. And, achieving this most recent award is great recognition of our approach to dementia care.

There were many moments at Honey Lane when I felt really moved by the warmth, love and obviously genuine passion for the work the whole team showed. They made it look easy but I know it takes a lot of hard work and good leadership to make this happen.

Sally Knocker, Dementia Care Matters


Honey Lane is purpose built with both dementia care and individual needs in mind. Our building houses some specialist facilities, such as a Snoezelen sensory room, and sensory bathrooms.

It is also the simple touches that make our home comfortable. For example, corridors are wide, with plenty of natural daylight, which is essential for those with dementia.

Residents can select their own bedroom, many of which incorporate en-suite wet room facilities. They include nurse call systems that help support our round-the-clock care we provide.

We’ve recently carried out work at Honey Lane to further enhance our environment and create cozy feature areas, to give our residents a real sense of being at home.

Type of care

  • Specialist dementia care


  • 39 bedrooms (14 en-suite)
  • Lounge areas for relaxation
  • In-house sensory facilities to stimulate the senses
  • Family Tea-Room
  • Sensory gardens
  • Entertainment room with cinema screen


We promote an active lifestyle at Honey Lane and a wide variety of activities and events are organised to keep our residents occupied each day. We have forged close links with the community and are constantly visiting local places of interest, as well as bringing in local entertainers into our home.

Here are some examples that bring fun and laughter into the lives of our residents.

An example of our activities.

Monday AM – Art class
PM – Film club
Tuesday AM – Exercise group
PM – General knowledge quiz
Wednesday AM – Flower arranging
PM – Baking
Thursday AM – Gardening club
PM – Tea dance
Friday Day trip to a local attraction


Honey Lane Specialist Dementia Care Home

Honey Lane
Waltham Abbey


Tel: 01992 800 138

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Investing in our staff is important at Honey Lane. Our specialist team has worked hard to achieve Butterfly Service™ status and continues to maintain excellence in dementia care. We are all dedicated to doing a good job, bringing love and laughter into our home.


We love to hear from family members and friends about their experiences of life at Honey lane. How they feel about our home, the care we give and the team that make that possible.

Knowing the ways in which we have made a difference and touched the lives of those in our care – and their loved ones – is what keeps us focused on delivering the highest standard of care at all times.

  • Jean Hemmings

    September 2, 2014

    Dear Karen, Jackie and staff at Honey Lane,

    A great big thank you to you. I am so glad when nearly three years ago I decided that your home was where I wanted my mum to be. I truly believe her long stay with you was due to all the kindness and care you gave to her.

    Thank you all,
    Jean Hemmings

  • Linda & Family

    July 14, 2014

    Thank you to everyone at Honey Lane for caring so well for our mum, Elsie.

    It was wonderful for her to be so accepted and loved, and I know she had happy times with you.

    We couldn’t have picked a better home for her.

    Much love,
    Linda & Family x

  • Phillip White

    October 24, 2013

    My family would like to say a very big ‘thank you’ to all the staff at Honey Lane for the wonderful care you gave to our dear mum, Glen White.

    It meant so much to us that Mum was staying at such a lovely cae home, we cannot praise the staff enough.

    Thank you all so very much.
    Phillip White

  • Harry

    February 1, 2013

    Dear Karen,
    Thank you for doing such a good job caring for all at Honey Lane. I couldn’t have found a better home for my darling wife Joy.

    It gives me such peace of mind to know that she is so well looked after.

    Lots of love from us both,

  • Anita Monseel

    July 4, 2012

    Dear Karen,

    What a fantastic home you and your staff have created and what amazing care and support you all provide.

    The day mum had to move into a care home was one of the most difficult. However, from the start your staff showed mum such kindness and respect that she soon settled in and began to feel safe and loved.

    We would reccomend this home due to the commitment, professionalism, yet caring attitude of the wonderful staff.

    Yours sincerely,
    Anita Monseel

  • Bob Langley and family

    June 17, 2012

    To all the staff at Honey Lane,

    Thank you for all the hard work and effort you put into making Saturday’s event so enjoyable for us all.

    For and on behalf of Bob Langley and family

We are here to help you – please call Honey Lane Care Home on 01992 800 138. If you are looking for a job at Honey Lane please call our recruitment enquiry line on 0844 332 0599.