Blueberry Close

Supported Living

Our supported living service is designed to allow people across Essex to live with a greater level of independence. Part of this solution is through our supported living accommodation. You can find an overview of each home below, or click on the links for full details.

Registered Care

Our registered care homes provide a homely shared living environment and are externally regulated by Care Quality Commission.

At Blueberry Close, we offer 24 hour care and support for up to five adults with moderate learning difficulties.

Our bungalow is truly one of a kind, thanks to the fact that it was planned and built with the support and guidance of the families of its first five occupants – who were also members of the Catholic Fellowship.

The involvement of the Catholic Fellowship is unique to our home. Fr Bob Hamill and his volunteers take our service users to the pub on alternate Monday nights, as well as on holidays abroad, and to BBQs and garden parties, although our service users do not need to be of the Catholic faith to become members of the Fellowship.

The people who live at Blueberry Close have created a real family atmosphere and are very protective of each other. Most of them have lived here since it was opened eighteen years ago – in fact one of them laid the first brick when the house was built.

One of our most unique qualities is the involvement of the families, both past and present. The generosity of their contributions and time is invaluable.

Our service users play an important part throughout the whole home, from interviewing prospective employees to planning daily activities, including meal planning and cooking.

Families have told us that the people who live here have a better social life than most in the community and that the level of emotional support offered to our service users and family alike is outstanding.