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Bruntsfield House

Bruntsfield House is registered to provide both residential and supported living accommodation. There are seven residential beds, each en-suite, for people who are normally leaving long-term care and who are deemed ready for discharge into the community. As at Cavendish House, users are encouraged to take responsibility for household and domestic chores; also, to prepare their own meals on a daily basis, should they wish to do so, subject to individual risk assessment and care planning.


Our primary aim is to enable and support vulnerable people to achieve lifestyles that are both satisfying to themselves and valued by others in society, facilitated through individually tailored support packages of care. The team at Bruntsfield  House believes that this can be achieved on a person centred basis, by valuing both the individual and those within their social networks.



The seven individually tailored supported living flats, each single occupancy have their own front door, a living / kitchen, bedroom and bathroom and are supported by staff 24 hours each day, ensuring availability of staff whenever service users require assistance.


Dining - Residential Care


Residential Service Users at Bruntsfield House have a dedicated kitchen supervisor who prepares all meals. There is a six-week menu which is developed with a Dietician, taking into consideration service users’ health needs, preferences and any known allergies. All food is shopped for with service users, produced freshly every day and we never use processed products, such as jars of cook-in sauces, etc. maintaining peoples’ physical and mental health.  Staff and service users also eat together to promote therapeutic social role modelling.


Residential service users also have access to a fully equipped training kitchen, given appropriate risk assessments and care plans, in preparation for a progression to supported living.

Dining - Supported Living 

Service users in supported living are facilitated to develop a three weekly menu cycle, reflecting their individual wishes whilst maintaining a healthy lifestyle, being especially

mindful of  weight and dietary requirements.




Each house is located within walking distance of the local town centre of Clacton-on-Sea, with many shops and supermarkets, the leisure centre, and awarded winning beaches. Each house also has a hot tub for sensory and water therapy, which service users can enjoy all year round.

Within close proximity, there are churches of different denominations, Public Houses, Restaurants and Guest Houses. The nearest railway station is Clacton-on-Sea, approximately 500 metres from Bruntsfield House, with direct lines to London, Liverpool Street station, with a journey time of about 1.5 hours; local bus and taxi services are readily available.


The service provided will combine a diverse range of in-house activity and access, supported as appropriate, to the extensive local educational, recreational and other facilities and resources available, with staff available on duty at all times to support and care for service users.


Specific activities normally available within the home or facilitated in the community include:

  • Group Meetings

  • Individual Support Sessions (e.g. health & well being, Positive Behavioural Support)

  • Education and Literacy/ Numeracy sessions (including Adult Community College)

  • Support to access appropriate work experience schemes and/or paid employment

  • Art Sessions

  • Shopping (e.g. planning and budgeting)

  • Cooking (e.g. health & Safety awareness, skills development, menu planning, etc)

  • Gardening

  • Day trips (e.g. beach, cinema, bowling, theatre, zoo)

  • Recreational time

  • Television and DVDs, including communal access to Freeview digital channels; (service users can be supported to obtain additional services (e.g. SKY packages), on an individual basis.

  • health and Fitness

  • Music

  • Relaxation

  • Numerous local sports, health and fitness facilities (e.g. football, swimming)

Additional support is provided by the Estates & Facilities Department, Administration & Secretarial staff, whilst meals are prepared by suitably trained staff operating from the fully equipped kitchen.



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