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Please see our updated statement of purpose Statement of Purpose Interim service Covid 19 to reflect the change in service provision due to coronavirus.

Gowlands has been providing a short break service to young people and adults with a range of disabilities aged 16 upwards, since 1998.

These disabilities include learning disability, sensory impairment, physical disability, behaviour that may be challenging and complex health care needs.

This service can be accessed by anyone requiring short break provision.

Gowlands is registered and regulated by the CQC and currently has a rating of ‘good’.

Our Team

There is a well trained and experienced staff team on site, who are a good mix of age groups and dynamics to ensure that there is a variety of experiences and interests among the team.

All staff undertake a Hamelin Trust induction at the start of their employment including undertaking the Care Certificate Workbook.  All staff are competent and confident in their ability to care for and support our guests.  All training also includes refresher training at regular intervals to ensure best practice is observed in the care and support given to all guests.

Your Visit

Hamelin Trust believe that everyone should have the opportunity to live a healthy, active, fulfilling life.  By focusing on each guest’s individual needs, we strive to enable guests to achieve their best.  We empower guests to live fulfilled and meaningful lives in the way they make their choices.  Our care is personalised and our support encourages guests to reach and maintain their independence.

Gowlands has a supportive, relaxed and friendly atmosphere that enables guests to enjoy their stays away from home.  Gowlands is set in 5.5 acres of beautifully crafted grounds, including a walled garden area with a trampoline, large sand pit, wooden gazebo and BBQ area, a woodland walk leading to a large pond with a viewing area and a summer house.

Each guest is allocated a Keyworker.  The Keyworker is responsible for information gathering and updating the guests individual care and support plan that enables the staff team to provide the best person-centred care and support for each guest.  The Keyworker will liaise with friends and relatives of the guest as well as other professionals involved in the guests care.

Gowlands offers a range of activities:-
Inhouse arts and crafts, sensory room, film nights, cooking and baking, garden games, parties, Wii and PlayStation gaming.
In the community cinema trips, ten pin bowling, swimming, meals out, seaside trips, sports, picnics, park trips, petting zoo visits and trampolining.
All activities are discussed with each guest and they are supported to choose what they would like to do during their stay.

Hamelin Trust have a variety of wheelchair accessible vehicles which are used daily to support the guests.

Care Quality Commission

This service is regulated by the Care Quality Commission.

Get in touch

Manager: Kat Baker-Brown

Tel: 01702 541761

Address: Gowlands, Sutton Bridge Farm, Sutton Road, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1XS


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