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 14-18 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.

There are good links to public transport with a train station and bus routes only a short distance away .

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
Email: enquiries@consensussupport.com

Facilities

  • Communal areas
  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Pleasant gardens
  • Work opportunities

We are 94.2% compliant across inspectorate bodies, CQC, Ofsted, The Care Inspectorate Wales and The Scottish Care Inspectorate for residential care (Figure stated as at November 2017)

Views & Opinions

“The service provided for the young adults who live there is very good indeed. Provision is highly personalised and the staff team know the young people very well indeed. Every opportunity is taken to provide meaningful activities which suit the individuals’ tastes and interests.”

Health Professional - Quote from CQC Report - August 2017

“Since coming to live here [person] is encouraged all the time to do things and be more self-sufficient less dependent on others and has come on leaps and bounds. They [staff] know when to push and when to step back.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Report - August 2017

“[Person] has settled in the home; is the happiest [they] have been for a long time.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Report - August 2017

“I take [person] home for a visit most Fridays and can see that [person] is more than happy to go back to Belstead Villa which is a good sign to me. I have no worries about [person] being at Belstead as the staff are well trained to manage behaviours, understand [person’s] needs and know what they are doing.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Report - August 2017

“The staff are very good; all know what [person] has and when and are good at getting [person] to take it without any fuss. Staff are on top of it all.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Report - August 2017

“Every opportunity is taken to extend the staff team’s knowledge and skills base and they are always keen to try new ideas to support their people better.”

Health Professional - Quote from CQC Report - August 2017

“They [staff] are quick to act if they spot a change and are worried. I have a good relationship with [name of staff member] that’s [person’s] key worker and knows [them] inside and out.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Report - August 2017

“[Person] is supported to attend all their appointments they [staff] are on top of everything has never missed one.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Report - August 2017

“The staff are very good and I have a good relationship with the manager.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Report - August 2017

“I am kept well informed and feel part of the process. My feedback is listened to and appreciated. It is a shared responsibility to care for [person]; we [family and staff] all have to all pull together as a team.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Report - August 2017

“They [staff] understand [person] really well, recognise and react well to changes in [person’s] behaviour. Triggers are known and well managed by staff using patience and tolerance to get the right results.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Report - August 2017

My son loves living at Belstead Villa. The villa and has formed strong relationships with staff and other clients there.

Mother of supported individual - June 2016

I like it here, they support me well I feel safe with all the staff who work here. I don’t go out on my own and they help me feel safe when they are with me.

Individual we support - quote from CQC inspection report - June 2015

I am confident in the staff who work here to know what they need to do and when.

Individual we support – quote from CQC inspection report - June 2015

I feel in control, the staff don’t restrict what I do. I feel fully involved in all decisions.

Individual we support – quote from CQC inspection report - June 2015

The senior management are there when you need them. They are very supportive.

Consensus colleague – quote from CQC inspection report - June 2015