A Heybridge care home has been rated number one in the East of England.

Firstlings care home, in The Street, was the top recommended care home out of 1,840 in the region and was awarded by industry website carehome.co.uk.

The rating was based on the home’s online recommendations from residents and friends and relatives of residents.

Manager Tina Bently said: “We feel very proud that Firstlings is on top of the list and has been for some time now.

“It highlights the positive work we have done at the home for many years."

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