Location: Kirby-le-Soken, Essex
Number of beds: 5
Ducks Halt is a Residential Care Home for women and men living with a learning disability
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. It 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. To see a map of the surrounding community facilities, please click here.
Our goal is to enable people to structure their time; build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, selfcare, 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.
People may come to Ducks Halt for many reasons. They may be moving through their care pathway from a hospital setting or may require a extra support during a difficult period in their life, or they could be on a pathway to a place of their own.
Within Ducks Halt we follow the five key principles that form our model of care, Personal PATHS.
1. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
2. Appreciative Inquiry Methodology
3. Therapeutic Outcomes
4. Healthy Lifestyles
5. Safe Services
We believe that we must be fully accountable to the people we support, their families and to those who commission services on their behalf. Personal PATHS model of care is our unique way of supporting this.