Mandalay is an all-women home for six females with learning disabilities and associated needs, such as epilepsy. As it is a female-only service, our team at Mandalay are also only female.
This spacious home provides a friendly and safe environment while promoting independence. The women who live here are extremely social and love to be part of the community. For example, we often swim at the nearby sports centre, go bowling or can be found on another shopping trip. Other activities include meals out, river walks or the cinema. We empower individuals to make choices in their everyday lives, develop new skills and experience new opportunities. This includes building everyday life skills, from cooking and cleaning to taking a course at the local college.
Our home is situated in Witham, Essex and is a two-minute walk from the town centre, where lots of shops and amenities are available.
Mandalay is easily accessed by public transport; there is a bus stop directly outside and the nearest train station is half a mile away so it is easy to travel to London, Clacton and other nearby places.
Our team really care about the residents at Mandalay and focus on coming up with creative activities to keep everybody engaged and having fun. For example, our themed parties are a huge hit with themes such as Disney princesses, 80’s disco and many more.
We work with each person, their families and others close to them to create individual person-centred care plans, to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Our team is supported by several professionals such as Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists and other medical professionals. This means we can offer you tailored, professional support to achieve your goals.
Because it is a house decision, everyone is encouraged to interview potential staff members. We also hold regular meetings with all staff and management to discuss any concerns, issues or ideas for the home.
Each lady has their own double bedroom with ensuite facilities. There are three bedrooms on the ground floor and three on the first floor. All rooms are freshly decorated in warm tones, but this is the resident’s home, so we encourage rooms to be decorated to personal taste.
Mandalay has several relaxing communal areas, such as our sensory room or the large private garden. Our garden is perfect for the warmer weather with lots of garden furniture and our own gardening area where we are just starting to see our strawberries grow!
There is also a large dining room, kitchen, utility area and lounge complete with comfy sofas for our regular Disney film nights in.