Belstead Villa

Ipswich, Suffolk

Belstead Villa, a transitional service for individuals aged between 18-25 years, consists of four self-contained studio flats and is adjacent to the service at Belstead Mews for 12-18 year olds.


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Suitable for young people with learning disabilities, autism and associated complex needs, both services focus on providing a progressive service to support individuals through the transition from childhood to adulthood.

Belstead Villa supports individuals to prepare for moving to adult services; teaching individuals how to live independently, developing life skills and using transport more independently.

Individuals are supported in managing their own living environment within their self-contained studio flat.

Developing daily living skills such as cooking and cleaning is a key focus to build confidence and greater independence.

The team at Belstead Villa actively encourage the people they support to access activities, hobbies and colleges in the local community as independently as possible.

Nearby Ipswich has many amenities including a cinema, shops, bowling alley, cafes, restaurants and many other leisure facilities. There are also good transport links near the home, including a train station and bus links, to help support people to get out and about.

As an organisation, Consensus has been successful in supporting those who have experienced placement breakdowns elsewhere or whose needs have been difficult to meet in a family setting.

Residential Services

  • Residential service for 18- 25 year olds – male and female
  • 4 self-contained studio flats
  • Studio flats on the ground floor are wheelchair accessible

Call: 0808 223 5320


  • Access to the local community
  • Communal areas
  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Pleasant gardens
  • Work opportunities

We are 95% compliant across inspectorate bodies, CQC, Ofsted, The Care Inspectorate Wales and The Scottish Care Inspectorate for residential and supported living care (Figure stated as at October 2022)

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Catherine Mather, Manager - Belstead Villa


Views & Opinions

“Staff know [family member] really well. It’s a home from home here. What is important is that [person] is always happy to come back here after we come back. That says a lot.”

Relative – Quote from CQC Inspection Report – April 2020

“[Registered manager] is incredibly supportive of staff no matter what might be going on in their life. She has an excellent understanding of [people] and is quick to help where possible including with [hands on care].”

Consensus Colleague – Quote from CQC Inspection Report - April 2020

“[Person] is so smart, it could be easy to underestimate just how much [person] understands but [person] has so many ways of telling you what they want. We offer choices of everything and [person] can point to make a clear choice.”

Consensus Colleague – Quote from CQC Inspection Report - April 2020

“I think the staff advocate well for the people they support and work well in the multidisciplinary setting.”

Health Professional – Quote from CQC Inspection Report - April 2020

“The service is excellently led by [registered manager], who is an insightful and experienced manager. She has a very good overview of the possibilities within the local community for the people supported and is keen to build links with different organisations. She has a good vision of a balanced team and always builds on the strengths of her staff members.”

Health Professional – Quote from CQC Inspection Report - April 2020

“I found the manager to be very helpful and responsive. As a whole the scheme appeared to be very proactive in dealing
with any issues or concerns and were able to take action to address these prior to the review taking place.”

Health Professional – Quote from CQC Inspection Report - April 2020