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 Download the Gables flyer3.20 MB Photo Gallery Please click on the images to enlarge.