Elm Court is a supported living scheme for adults with learning disabilities
and/or mental health issues. The property is a 4 bedroom bungalow located in South
Benfleet, Essex and the property has been refurbished and adapted to also suit
the needs of service users with physical disabilities. The project has been undertaken
in a collaborative manner between all involved providers, service users and parents
of the service users. This type of project is innovative and we feel that this
type of collaborative working is the future of scheme set-ups within supported
living. The dedicated staff and management team are highly experienced in managing
challenging behaviours, mental health associated needs and complex needs. There
are currently 3 male service users at Elm Court, with a slightly younger age range.
Each service user has their own standard easy-read individual tenancy agreement
with Complete Care Services Ltd. Service users receive support from Tamarindo
Care Ltd; this support can be with any and every aspect of daily living.
Aims and Objectives
The aim at Elm Court 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 Elm Court 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.
There are 4 bedrooms in total at Elm Court. Three bedrooms are for service users
and the fourth bedroom in order for support workers to provide sleep-in support.
One bedroom has a purpose built en-suite wet room, with a ceiling track/hoist
system which tracks directly from the bedroom in to the wet room. There is also
another bath/shower room which will be share between two service users. There
is a large lounge, dining room, modern kitchen and featured garden, which has
access for those with physical disabilities.
Elm Court is located in the town of South Benfleet, Essex; roughly 10 minutes'
drive from Basildon. It is also a 15 minute drive to Southend-on-Sea. The property
is a short walk from the high street, where there are a number of shops, restaurants,
cafes, job opportunities, dentists, doctors, etc. There is also a bus stop directly
outside the property; therefore nearby towns such as Southend, Chelmsford and
Thurrock are easily accessible by bus.
Getting out and about
Individuals who live at Elm Court can enjoy a variety of nearby rural and urban
pursuits, such as:
- Colchester Zoo
- Rainham Marshes
- Walton on-the-Naze
- Local Colleges
- Snooker Club
- Mersea Island
- Lakeside Shopping Centre
- Basildon Theatre
- 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 Elm Court. These
trips are generally made using public transport, where deemed possible, safe and
appropriate. Trips are also made using the service users' motability vehicles.
Staff can also accompany a Service User on their holidays if required (again where
deemed possible, safe and appropriate)
Elm Court currently has 0 voids 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 tenants.
Service Manager - Mirka Podbielska
229 Cherrydown East
Tel: 01268 906 860/ 01582 841 741
Fax: 01582 842 957