Grammar School House

Earls Colne, Colchester, Essex

Grammar School House is a caring, nurturing residential service in the pleasant village of Earls Colne near Colchester providing support for individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs. Some individuals may also have additional physical disabilities.

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There is a warm, positive, homely atmosphere at Grammar School. The long-standing, caring and supportive team ensure a person-centred approach to support individual’s bespoke and often complex health and physical needs. They are trained in PEG feeding and how to act in the event of an individual having a severe epileptic seizure. The home is made up of two bungalows, each with six bedrooms and is wheelchair accessible to support people with additional physical disabilities. There are also pleasant outside areas and gardens around the property.

Individuals living at Grammar School are supported to achieve their goals and aspirations and to lead a full and active life as part of their local community. There is easy access to the nearby large town of Colchester with its many leisure and social activities and there are transport facilities on site to enable people to enjoy the hobbies and interests important to them.

We place great importance on helping people learn new skills and to take an active interest in the running of the home with their own areas of responsibility. This helps improve daily living skills and confidence and as greater independence is achieved we update support plans with the individual to make sure we are maximising their choices and opportunities. Some people also enjoy local work opportunities.

Visits from family and friends are actively encouraged and in the summer months there are annual BBQs for all to enjoy.

Residential Services

  • Residential service for adults – male and female
  • 12 bedrooms
  • Wheelchair accessible

Call: 0808 223 5320
Email: enquiries@consensussupport.com

Facilities

  • Access to the local community
  • Ground floor
  • Hoist equipment
  • Pleasant gardens
  • Sensory aids
  • Shops close by
  • Work opportunities

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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Views & Opinions

“I trust the staff here… most relaxed I have ever been…very safe, caring place to be.” Another said, “Staff know [family member], just the whole thing makes me feel secure, I never make an appointment just turn up.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Report - July 2019

“Always see the same members of staff,”

Healthcare Professional - Quote from CQC Report - July 2019

“I feel I have been really lucky coming [to work] here… team work is really good here.”

 

Consensus Colleague - Quote form CQC Report - July 2019

“Are caring all the time…It feels like a family environment…like being in a normal household…they [staff] are here because they want to be, not just for a salary.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Report - July 2019

“Staff are very passionate about clients and client’s needs…very dedicated.”

Healthcare Professional - Quote from CQC Report - July 2019

“Lovely settling in programme, once settled in just becomes another member of the family, there are no barriers.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Report - July 2019

“Evidence speaks for itself.” Staff were supporting people with complex needs and, “They manage everything very well.”

Healthcare Professional - Quote from CQC Report - July 2019

“I would recommend …very, very happy with the excellent service.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Report - July 2019

“I am so pleased with Grammar School staff, there are no barriers and all issues with [my relative] are sorted. I don’t need to worry about them anymore.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Report - June 2018

“It’s all going brilliantly, [my relative] thoroughly enjoys it here, it’s very very nice and a home from home. They do their very best.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Report - June 2018

“The staff are lovely we have lots of contact and regular contact by text and phone calls and they send pictures which is great.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Report - June 2018

“I am so pleased with Grammar School staff, there are no barriers and all issues with [my relative] are sorted. I don’t need to worry about them anymore.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Report - June 2018

It’s a lovely place, there is something special about it.”

Consensus Colleague - Quote form CQC Report - June 2018

“Any tiny issues are always sorted out I’ve no worries at all and can always call or pop in anytime.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Report - June 2018

I cannot speak highly enough about the incredible care A has received from the very first day he was transferred to Grammar School House. I do not think he would be alive today if he hadn’t been lucky enough to be accepted into this happy caring home.

Feedback from relative’s survey of supported individuals living at Grammar School – September 2017

Staff are always caring and responsive to the persons needs. They are supportive of each other. The home manager is very passionate about ensuring the best care for people in a person centred way.

Feedback from survey to external Care Professionals assigned to individuals living at Grammar School – September 2017

I think you do a very good job and I want to thank you for this.

Feedback from relative’s survey of supported individuals living at Grammar School – September 2017

Professional and caring.

Feedback from relative’s survey of supported individuals living at Grammar School – September 2017

The staff are lovely. Help me a lot.

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

I feel very comfortable and safe here. I have no worries here.

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

The support B received is outstanding. B is always respected and supported with care and kindness.

Relative – quote from CQC inspection report - October 2015

The staff are absolutely marvellous. They have made a huge difference to the wellbeing of A.

Relative – quote from CQC inspection report - October 2015

Everyone contributes in these meetings and we go through the care arrangements. It can be a big meeting with all the professionals or just me or another family member and a member of staff. We talk about what is working and if anything needs changing. The staff are excellent at listening and acting on what you say. The staff here make people and their families feel part of an extended family all working together to meet your relative’s needs.

Relative – quote from CQC inspection report - October 2015