Southwold House

Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

Southwold House is a large, pleasant house, five minutes’ walk from the seafront and Leigh-on-Sea town. A residential service providing support for people with learning disabilities and complex needs. It has seven en-suite bedrooms in the main house and four, self-contained one-bedroom flats with private access.


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Southwold will offer a range of living options to suit varied needs, including physical disabilities and behaviours which others might find challenging in a safe, supportive setting.

Within the main house there are seven bedrooms with shared living space; this includes a communal area, large kitchen, activity room, quiet room and large rear garden. The friendly team support individuals in the main house and in the flats, some of whom may have a high level of need.

Whilst the four flats will be for individuals who are better supported by having their own space and a greater level of control of their own environment, they can still access communal areas in the main house with opportunities to socialise. This offers a non-isolated setting with dedicated teams on site to support individualised and less predictable needs.

Everyone living at Southwold is encouraged to enjoy life in the local community. Being centrally located near Leigh and Southend on Sea with their many leisure and social amenities, there are excellent opportunities to support and develop an inclusive lifestyle. Some individuals also learn new skills at the local colleges.

With a focus on developing greater independence and daily living skills, individuals are supported to help in the upkeep of the service, preparing meals, shopping and domestic duties.

Residential Services

  • Residential service for adults – male and female
  • 7 bedrooms with en-suite in main house
  • 4 x 1 bedroom self-contained flats 

Call: 0808 223 5320


  • Conservatory
  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Flat
  • Lift
  • Pleasant gardens
  • Self-contained flats
  • Shops close by

We are 94% compliant across inspectorate bodies, CQC, Ofsted, The Care Inspectorate Wales and The Scottish Care Inspectorate for residential care (Figure stated as at June 2020)

Views & Opinions

“We would like to thank you for your tireless and selfless work put into [person’s] care. We know [person] is in extremely good hands.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Inspection Report - February 2017

“You can tell the staff really care about people. Staff are able to communicate with and engage [person]. Staff are very warm and friendly, they have fun with and make [person] laugh, it is very positive.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Inspection Report - February 2017

“[Person] likes it there and always wants to go back. I can tell [person] is happy there.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Inspection Report - February 2017

“Everything has to be in order and staff do do this. Staff communicate well. They seem to understand [person] and they are definitely responsive to [person’s] needs. It is amazing how much [person’s] life has improved since they settled at Southwold House. Staff have worked so well with [person].”

Relative - Quote from CQC Inspection Report - February 2017

“I have a lot of faith in the manager. I can phone and say what I feel, there are no walls up; it is reassuring.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Inspection Report - February 2017

“The staff group are good with [person’s] clothes. [Person] is always well dressed and always looks smart.”

Relative - Quote from CQC Inspection Report - February 2017

“We do manage to get people out a lot here and activities at home are led by the people themselves.”

Consensus Colleague - Quote from CQC Inspection Report - February 2017

“Staff are well trained and do know how to support [person].”


Relative - Quote from CQC Inspection Report - February 2017