Quiet Waters offers support to six adults with a learning disability and associated needs. We provide a warm, welcoming and open environment and support the people who live here in learning and developing new skills and experiencing new opportunities.
We support residents to access a variety of activities of their choice. These may include shopping, swimming, bowling and visiting places of interest, parks, cinemas and pubs.
Other activities tailored to specific health and educational needs will be identified through assessment and detailed in an individual’s care plan. We give everyone the opportunity to develop through education and training. Courses people have previously accessed include sports fitness, maths, English, art, gardening and travel awareness.
We are situated in West Horndon, a village close to Brentwood and just a ten minute walk from the town centre and train station. Being a small village, there are two shops and a couple of cafes available for the people we support to access.
We also help residents to access a range of group and individual activities within Basildon and Brentwood. These two are the nearest towns to Quiet Waters. Brentwood holds local clubs and activities for people with learning disabilities; these are provided by a partnership called Frontline, who offer exercise, employment, drop in clubs and lunch clubs.
We have six single rooms, all of which have en-suite facilities. Each person is encouraged to personalise their bedroom according to their own needs and tastes. Social areas include a lounge, a dining room, a quiet room, an activity room and a kitchen, which everyone can use with supervision and support. During spring and summer seasons, the individuals we support at Quiet Waters are encouraged to join in preparing and maintaining our vegetable patch.