Rowan House

Brentwood, Essex

Rowan House near Brentwood is a friendly, homely residential service for people with learning disabilities and complex needs, including Angelman Syndrome.


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The individuals we support may also express behaviours which others might find challenging. Situated in the pleasant Essex countryside, Rowan House has six bedrooms across two floors.

There is a nurturing, caring, positive environment with a real home from home feel. The team ensure a flexible and proactive approach and are dedicated to meeting the needs of the individuals they support. Many have worked at the home for a long period of time and are also very supportive of their colleagues as well as the people we support.

The focus is very much on inclusion and enjoying interests. Person centred goals and achievements, big and small, are always encouraged as is greater independence and choice on a daily basis. Individuals are encouraged to do as much as possible for themselves in all aspects of daily living such as cleaning and shopping, to increase confidence and support greater independence.

Lots of activities take place within the home including baking, arts and crafts, music, discos and sensory play. With good transport links and transport facilities on site, the team also support individuals to enjoy local leisure activities which match their interests and goals such as swimming, trampolining and attending the local college.

Support plans are regularly reviewed to ensure that people are living their life in the way they wish to and enjoying activities of their choice.

Visits from family and friends are actively encouraged.

Residential Services

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

Call: 0808 223 5320


  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Bright lounge
  • Dining room
  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Pleasant gardens
  • Swing

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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Kasia Polacik-Solecka, Manager - Rowan House


Views & Opinions

“We get lots of training, including face to face and refresher training. We have an in-house trainer who comes in, as well as a qualified nurse to do competency checks.”

Consensus Colleague – Quote from CQC Inspection Report - January 2020

“The best thing about working here is the people, I love supporting them.”

Consensus Colleague – Quote from CQC Inspection Report - January 2020

“[Registered manager] gets the best out of me.”

Consensus Colleague – Quote from CQC Inspection Report - January 2020

“[Registered manager] is very nice to work for, [deputy manager] is also really good; they are supportive, available and approachable, this makes staff go above and beyond. For example, staff came in last night with helping everyone go to the pantomime, this weekend staff are all coming in for the Christmas party.”

Consensus Colleague – Quote from CQC Inspection Report - January 2020

Many of the staff working at Rowan House were long standing and knew people well. Staff could promptly identify when people`s needs changed and seek professional advice.”

Quote from CQC Inspection Report - January 2020

“The service was well run. The registered manager and staff team were committed to providing high quality and person-centred care. The provider’s systems ensured people received person-centred care which met their needs and reflected their preferences.”

Quote from CQC Inspection Report - January 2020

“We saw staff taking time to talk clearly to people at a speed that suited them. Staff checked they understood them with appropriate questions and offered choices through discussion and questions. Care plans clearly identified how best to communicate verbally with people.”

Quote from CQC Inspection Report - January 2020

There were opportunities for people who used the service and their representatives to share their views Good 15 Rowan House Inspection report 27 January 2020 about the quality of the service provided. Surveys were sent out annually to people and their relatives, to gather feedback about the quality of the service provided.”

Quote from CQC Inspection Report - January 2020

“Care plans we reviewed detailed people’s interests, hobbies and cultural wishes. These plans clearly identified the ways in which the staff could support people to engage in them.”

Quote from CQC Inspection Report - January 2020