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Walnut Tree Lane


Specialism: Individuals with a learning disability ready to take the next steps towards independent living. Ideal for individuals in transition from residential college, care or the family home.

Type of Service: Supported Living

Age Range: 18-25

Current profile of service: Walnut Tree Lane is a small friendly supported living home for 4 individuals with Learning Disabilities . Encouragement and support is provided for tenants to develop and maintain their social skills and therefore develop inclusion within the local community. We supporting new opportunities for achievement with informed choices and managed risks so that there is a continuous path of progress.

Focus of service: We have a philosophy of person centered support, giving choice, independence, and encouragement enabling the service users to develop and maintain skills to give them the freedom to be as independent as possible, to reach their potential and fulfil their dreams. We work with multi disciplinary teams, actively encouraging families to be involved and all professionals who are identified as needed to support an individual within their care and support package

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A homely, tastefully decorated 4 bedroom house with an enclosed garden, Walnut Tree Lane has a small kitchen, lounge diner, one downstairs bedroom with en suite facilities with 3 upstairs bedrooms and a shared bathroom. The house is situated in the market town of Sudbury, birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough.· Located a short distance from local shops, banks, post office, library, healthcare and leisure facilities.· Situated on a bus route providing a regular service to Bury St Edmunds, Colchester, Haverhill and Ipswich. The current configuration has three young people plus a sleep-in member of staff.

Full needs and risk assessments completed by trained and experienced staff in liaison with the individual and anyone else they wish to be involved such as family, friend, or advocate. We will support tenants with a range of activities including budget planning and support with finances, along with meal planning, preparation and shopping, household tasks, including laundry and housework. Planning social and leisure activities including college, voluntary work, establishing community links, promoting self advocacy or supporting access to advocacy services. We provide continuity and consistency of support by experienced support workers chosen with the individuals involvement.

Access to professionals as identified in individual support plans such as psychiatrists, occupational therapists, community psychiatric nurses, and primary care trust schemes

Personal care needs are addressed through a local domiciliary care agency after agreement from social services. The home has well-trained, experienced and enthusiastic staff team.

It is important to note that this is a gender specific service.

Sue Snelling the service manager has a NVQ 4 Management qualification. With 17 years of experience within the care sector, working with very challenging clients with complex needs she is able to lead and develop an excellent team and services which specialise in this field. Sue has a keen interest in ensuring the clients have a busy and active programme promoting educational and leisure activities according to individual client needs. The established team supporting Sue have a wealth of experience and knowledge regarding the service as well as within social and health care. A number of staff have completed specialist training in Autism, managing challenging behaviour, and support/risk management

A picnic in the sunshine for Walnut Tree Lane

A few of the lads (Chris, Craig, and Lewis) we support at Walnut Tree Lane, wanted to make the most of the August sunshine and enjoy a day out at the park with a picnic.

Learning to cook at Walnut Tree Lane

​Read about Lewis and Craig learning to cook.

Lewis, from Walnut Tree Lane, is determined to earn his independence

One of the individuals we support is determined to prove that learning difficulties are not necessarily a barrier to securing paid work, paving the way for a much more independent lifestyle.



Investors in People Gold tea party celebrations at Walnut Tree Lane

We were delighted to learn that we have been awarded the prestigious Gold Investors In People standard and decided to celebrate by holding a company-wide ‘Gold Tea Party’ in all of our Regard services on 30th September.



Contact Walnut Tree Lane


  • 07905 303 728
  • domcare.eastanglia@regard.co.uk
  • Manager: Sue Snelling
  • Locality Manager: Dianne Eaton, 07725960741

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