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262 Ipswich Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 0ER

Gender: Mixed

Age: 18+

Beds: 7

Located in the heart of a residential community in Colchester, Gables is a specialist residential service supporting adults with learning disabilities and associated complex needs who may have behaviours that challenge. The home provides longer term placements for individuals who require round the clock care and support. Person-centred planning is at the heart of everything we do, based on each individual’s specific need.

Gables has 7 en-suite bedrooms which the residents are encouraged to personalise to their own tastes. There are communal spaces including living areas, a bright dining room and an activities of daily living (ADL) skills kitchen to support skill development. Outside there is large garden which has seating for the residents to relax and entertain family members and also a quieter sensory garden.

The team at Gables are focused on ensuring that residents are part of their local community and can access various opportunities to meet their needs. We understand that consistency and continuity of care is important for the individuals we care for.

The home is situated in Colchester, which is Britain’s oldest recorded town. Colchester is now a thriving, modern town with many great attractions including Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle Museum. Nearby there are excellent shopping facilities and many amenities for residents. The coast is a short drive away and London is accessible by regular rail links with journeys taking under an hour.

Our resident profile:

  • Adults from the age of 18 years
  • Individuals with a diagnosis of learning disability
  • May present with behaviours that challenge
  • May have autism
  • May have associated complex needs
  • May have mental or physical health needs

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Spacious communal areas
  • Garden with outside seating
  • Lounge equipped with interactive entertainment systems
  • Dining room
  • Therapy kitchen and laundry service to support skills development

Our community links:

  • Gateway College and Wilson Marriage College
  • Colchester United Football Club
  • Voluntary work centres
  • Horticultural community programmes
  • Places of leisure and entertainment
  • Charity partnerships and fund raising initiatives
  • Community environment projects and social outings
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Gables in the news

Supporting residents at Gables

The team at Gables, our specialist residential home in Colchester, have been working hard during the pandemic to ensure residents are able to keep in touch with family members and even enjoy holidays away.

The staff team at Gables celebrating their CQC result

Gables rated ‘Good’ by CQC

We are delighted to announce that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the care provided by Gables, a residential care home in Colchester for people with learning difficulties or autism, as ‘Good’.

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