Four Winds

Brightlingsea, Colchester

Four Winds is a pleasant bungalow in Brightlingsea, Essex supporting five people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs in a residential setting.

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The team have a positive, caring attitude and are dedicated to supporting individual’s complex needs and providing tailored, person-centred support.

Some individuals require support with personal care and have profound needs.

The focus at Four Winds is very much on supporting greater independence and helping individuals live their life in the way they wish to, enjoying activities of their choice.

Regular activities such as arts and crafts and gardening projects take place at the home as well as BBQs and themed seasonal events which friends and family are welcome to attend.

Individuals can enjoy leisure and social activities in nearby Brightlingsea including; shopping, going to restaurants and the local pool and the team have good links with local skills development centres.

Four Winds also has good access to the larger towns of Clacton-on-sea and Colchester and their many amenities.

Great importance is placed on learning new skills and helping everyone to take an active interest in the running of the home where they have their own responsibilities. This helps improve daily living skills and confidence and as greater independence is achieved, support plans are updated with the individual to maximise their choices and opportunities.


Residential Services

  • Residential service for adults – male and female
  • 6 bedrooms with en-suites
  • Wheelchair accessible 

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  • Access to the local community
  • BBQ
  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Pleasant gardens
  • Sensory room

We are 96% compliant across inspectorate bodies, CQC, Ofsted, The Care Inspectorate Wales and The Scottish Care Inspectorate for residential care (Figure stated as at October 2019)

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Mandy Race, Manager - Four Winds


Views & Opinions

My relative feels safe and is loved by staff here and I am very happy they are here.

Relative – quote from CQC inspection report - July 2016

With some people here it is easy to tell when they are upset as they use specific signs or noises. I can ask people how they feel as well but we always try to stop a situation escalating as we know the people here so well.

Consensus colleague – quote from CQC inspection report - July 2016

The service us very good – staff work hard to enrich the clients lives often under very difficult circumstances.

Relative – quote from CQC inspection report - July 2016