Ducks Halt

8 Walton Road, Kirby-le-Soken, Essex, CO13 0DU

Based in the picturesque village of Kirby-le-Soken, Essex, Ducks Halt supports adults who are living with a learning disability and complex needs, including people who may have additional mental and physical health needs, and complex behaviours.

Ducks Halt is homely and we support people to personalise and decorate their room as they would like it to be. The service has relaxing living areas and a kitchen for people to prepare drinks, food and snacks for themselves or for people visiting them.

There is a large garden with a seating area and space for gardening and other outdoor interests, including hosting parties and spending time with the therapy dog that comes to visit the service regularly.

Ducks Halt is close to the sea and in particular Frinton and Walton beaches, with all that a seaside town has to offer. There are local bus links to Colchester, Clacton and other outlying towns.

Our goal is to enable residents to structure their time; build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, work and leisure, as appropriate to their individual needs. Community based activities give people the opportunity to meet others, have new experiences, participate in leisure activities and practice social skills. Activities depend on individual preference and can include a variety of community based and educational choices.

Individuals may come to Ducks Halt for many reasons. They may be moving through their care pathway from a hospital setting or may require extra support during a difficult period in their life, or they could be on a pathway to a place of their own.

Our facilities:

  • Bedrooms – some en-suite, some with a shared bathroom
  • Dining room
  • Lounge
  • Large garden with seating area and space for gardening
  • Kitchen

Community links:

  • Beaches
  • Shops
  • Restaurants
  • Leisure centre
  • Colleges
  • Work placement opportunities 
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Ducks Halt in the news

Budding Chefs at Ducks Halt

The residents at Ducks Halt residential learning disability service in Kirby-le-Soken are very proud to say that staff no longer cook meals for them as they have learned the skills to do this themselves.

Positive changes at Ducks Halt

Changes to make Ducks Halt, one of our residential learning disability services in Essex, the least restrictive environment possible are already seeing benefits for the people supported there.

Festive fun in the South East

The people we support in some of our residential learning disability in the South East got in the festive spirit at their Christmas party recently, with festive fun and games.

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