The Orchards

Station Road, Thorrington, Essex, CO7 8JA

Gender: Male

Age: 18+

Bed: 5

Based in Thorrington, Essex, The Orchards supports men with a learning disability and those who have complex needs and behaviours.

At The Orchards, each individual we support is unique, they have own goals, needs and interests. We work with each resident to ensure that their life is filled with activities that they enjoy, whilst also supporting them to develop their life skills to enable them to live independently. We are proud at The Orchards to have a great track record in enabling residents to step-down along their care pathway into supported living.

The Orchards is a detached property on a quiet residential street in Thorrington, a small village in Essex, which has a pub and a café along with a village shop and post office. Just two miles away is Brightlingsea, where the residents regularly visit and make the most of the facilities in a typical seaside town. Nearby there are plenty of community facilities for individuals to access, including shops, colleges, a swimming pool and a local park in a pretty waterside setting. Clacton and Colchester are a short journey away, providing an extensive array of activities and places to visit.

Each individual has their own bedroom, which they are encouraged to personalise and decorate to show their individuality. The Orchards has a large living space and well equipped kitchen-dining area for residents to use. The kitchen diner is the hub of the house where residents are encouraged to help prepare food and drinks for themselves and visitors. Developing self-care and daily living skills is a very important part of life at The Orchards.

Externally there is a large, well-maintained garden, where individuals participate in gardening and enjoy growing their own vegetables. The garden has a seating area for relaxing or hosting barbeques and an outdoor gym. The outside area at The Orchards also boasts an activities centre, where residents can take part in an array of activities including weekly clay sessions with a specialist tutor.

We understand that the relationships our residents have with their family and friends are very important and integral to their well-being. Therefore we ensure that we enable the individual to stay in touch with loved ones and can facilitate home visits, no matter the distance.

Our facilities:

  • 5 large en-suite rooms
  • Full-size outside gym
  • Lounge
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Activity centre
  • Spacious garden with room for external activities and BBQs

Our community links:

  • Pubs, cafés and restaurants
  • Shops
  • Colleges
  • Swimming pool
  • Local park on the waterfront
  • Beaches
  • Excellent transport links
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