|CQC Rating: Requires Improvement
(we've already made the necessary changes and waiting for re-inspection!)
Quince House is registered to provide care and support to adults with learning
disabilities. The dedicated staff and management team are highly experienced
in managing challenging behaviours, mental health associated needs and complex
needs; such as autism, aspergers and epilepsy. The service is registered
for up to 6 service users; currently both male and female service users
live at Quince House; with a younger age range.
Aims and Objectives
Our aim at Quince House is to ensure that all individuals are able to reach their
full potential both within their home and in the community. We aim to achieve
- Respecting the individual's rights of choice, privacy, respect and
- To have a safe, secure and homely environment to live in.
- To empower all living at Quince House to contribute to the decisions on
the daily running of their home and to put forward any views and ideas; as well
as to make informed choices.
- To provide support to encourage learning and personal development, thus
empowering and supporting the individual to reach their full potential.
- Encourage all to participate in daily activities both in their home and
out in the community.
- To actively promote links with the local community.
- Work towards the elimination of prejudice and discrimination.
- Liaise with professionals to ensure that a holistic environment can and
will be achieved at all times.
- To implement Person Centred plans for all individuals; continually updating
and revising them to achieve realistic goals.
- All individuals will have a named Key worker/Link worker.
- To work towards, meet and exceed any minimum standards set by legislation
and other external authorities.
Quince House is a relatively modern detached house situated in a quiet residential
area, providing accommodation for six service users in six bedrooms. Five of these
bedrooms are en-suite with a shower. There is a dining room which has patio windows
overlooking the rear garden; where there is ample space for all service users
to eat together. It is also used as an area where service users can develop independent
living skills individually or together. There is a well-equipped large kitchen
and a separate laundry room. We have an attractive, peaceful and secluded rear
garden which lends itself well to seasonal activities - for example; barbecues,
garden parties, sports, trampoline, etc.
Quince House is located within a quiet residential area of Hemel Hempstead. The
service is a short bus journey or drive to the town centre, where there are many
shops, restaurants, hairdressers, jobcentre, cafes, doctors, dentists, colleges
and other amenities. Quince House is also a short drive away from Jarman Park;
where there is a cinema, bowling, swimming and ice skating. A number of day centres
are also a short drive away. Hemel Hempstead is located just off junction 7/8
of the M1 and is roughly 25 minutes from London by car and by train.
Getting Out and About
Individuals who live at Quince House can enjoy a variety of nearby urban and rural
pursuits, such as:
- Whipsnade Zoo
- Woburn Safari Park
- Local Colleges
- Chilterns AONB
- Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and Brent Cross - Theatres and Shopping
- Local canal networks
- Horticultural centres
- Day services
Trips are also made further afield to London, the seaside, theme parks and other
attractions; which prove to be very popular with those living at Quince House.
These trips are generally provided using Quince House's vehicle, which can
accommodate all service users and staff members. Service Users are also encouraged
to use public transport where deemed possible, safe and appropriate.
We also arrange Service User holidays, where staff will accompany Service Users
to their holiday destination of choice (again where deemed possible, safe and
Quince House currently has 1 void at the service. Please refer to the Contact
Us page of the website if you would like to enquire further as to the referral
procedure of potential Service Users.
Service Manager - Vivienne Fenemore
77 Adeyfield Road
Telephone: 01442 248 316/841741
Fax: 01582 842957