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Specialism: Individuals with a learning disability with a specialist focus on autism. The staff team also offer a wealth of experience of epilepsy management and specialist knowledge of Huntingdon’s Disease. Some of the individuals living at Cherrycroft have mental health conditions in addition to their learning disability.

Details of Vacancies: First floor, en-suite room available with a lift available for access, in a service that can deal with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs.

Type of Service: Residential

Age Range: 18+

Current Profile of Service: The property is a large detached house and has a back garden that also contains a sensory cabin. There is a platform lift servicing the first floor.

Hours Provided: Staff are available across the day with 2 waking night staff. Additional staff cover is available to facilitate activities and all residents can be assessed for 1:1 hours to be incorporated into this.

Focus of Service: Cherrycroft works to encourage and develop each individuals independence and autonomy within a group living setting. The importance of effective communication is central to the support provided to every service user. We strive to support our service users to source, participate and plan a wide range of meaningful activities, building their role within their wider community.

Staff were kind and caring and treated people respectfully. People participated in activities of their own choice that met their needs. Families were made to feel welcome and people were able to receive their visitors at a time of their choosing. Staff ensured that people’s privacy and dignity was maintained at all times.There were good systems in place to monitor the quality of the service and to deal with any complaints or concerns.

Care Quality Commission Report 2016

About this service
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Cherrycroft is close to the seafront and a local shopping parade. On the ground floor, the lounge opens up into the dining area and there is a well-equipped kitchen and a smaller lounge area. The garden has recently been redesigned and now has a log cabin, used as a sensory room.

The house has four ground floor bedrooms, five first floor bedrooms and a self-contained flat at the top of the house. All bedrooms have their own en suite bathroom or walk-in shower. There is lift access to all floors.

Each service user has an individual activity plan tailored around their likes and dislikes to ensure that they participate in meaningful activities.

Westcliff has a variety of resources within easy travelling distance. Residents variously attend Southend College, a local adult education college, day centers and the library.

Other activities enjoyed by service users include horse riding, swimming, cinema, theatre, gym, seafront trips, arcades and visits to the cockle sheds.

Teresa Rudd is the manager at Cherrycroft. She has a total of 19 years’ experience in the care sector, beginning as a care assistant and developing to a home manager. During this time Teresa has worked in a variety of schemes, including challenging services. She has experience in supporting individuals with autism, including a residential placement for teenage autistic males. Teresa has a level 4 RMA and level 4 NVQ in health & social care. She has in excess of 10 years managerial experience, covering a range of care settings including residential, supported living and visiting support services. The deputy manager has just completed her level 5 NVQ.

The team have accumulated more than 120 years’ experience collectively. 9 of the staff have completed QCF qualifications with a further 6 currently working towards the qualification. In addition to mandatory training courses, all staff have received training in Autism, Epilepsy awareness and administration of Buccal and Rectal emergency medication. 5 members of the team have received sensory integration training, and a variety of training courses are attended as an on-going development including nutrition and hydration.

Cherrycroft kick off their annual summer events with a picnic to raise money for YoungMinds

This August, our services all over the country have been kicking off our annual fundraising events by hosting a picnic as part of Regard’s ‘Big Picnic Fortnight’. The events so far have helped raise over £3,000 for our voted charity of the year YoungMinds.

Cherrycroft get fit in Southend

Service users at Cherrycroft have been enjoying a new activity this year.

Regard/ACH conference award - Best Innovation – Teresa Rudd, Cherrycroft

Reason for nomination: JP is a service user at Cherrycroft. His behaviours showed he was unsafe in the community.

Contact Cherrycroft

  • 59 Crowstone Road, Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex SS0 8BG Manager : Sam Williams
  • 01702 343 654
  • 01702 430 579
  • Service Manager: Samantha Williams
  • Regional Manager: Dean Gorringe: 07944 103 210

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