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Alderton House


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Specialism: Adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues, including Autism, Personality Disorder, Angelman’s Syndrome. We also support adults with some mobility and emotional needs.

Details of vacancy: There are currently two vacancies at Alderton House, a large en-suite room available on the ground floor with a wet room and one vacancy on the first floor a large room with own bathroom with an overhead shower.

Type of service: 24 hour, residential.

Age Range: Adults

Current profile of the service: The property is a large detached 10 bed residential home, all with en-suite bathrooms. There is one large lounge, a small lounge, kitchen, dining room and a garden with a sensory room.

Hours provided: Staff are available across the day and there are 2 waking night staff available each night. Individuals are assessed for 1:1 hours.

Focus of the service: Our aim is to support individuals to achieve their goals, participate in meaningful activities, try new experiences and be as independent as possible. We provide a solid base of support to help people with boundaries, routines, structure, independent living skills as well as emotional and social needs.

‘Staff were kind and compassionate when working with people. They knew people well and were aware of their history, preferences, likes and dislikes. People’s privacy and dignity were upheld. People participated in a range of activities within the home or in the community and received the support they needed to help them to do this. People were able to choose how they spent their time and what activities they participated with. Some people had been supported to find employment.’

Care Quality Commission report, 2016

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The property has a homely atmosphere, with communal areas including a large lounge, dining room, a smaller lounge and a well-equipped kitchen. All bedrooms have either an en suite bathroom or wet room with toilet and wash basin. The property has its own vehicles and there is easy access to buses and trains, including rail services to London, which is 75 minutes away by train.

Littleport is around five miles from the cathedral city of Ely and 20 miles from Cambridge. The town has a number of shops including a small supermarket, a bakery, bank, chemist and a number of different restaurants and pubs. It also has a doctor’s surgery, dentist and an optician.

Each service user has an individual activity plan tailored to their personal preferences. The log cabin in the garden at Alderton House can be used as an activity room particularly for service users who enjoy painting and other creative activities and can also be used as a sensory room.

The fully enclosed garden includes space set aside for service users who enjoy gardening along with a swing available for everyone’s use.

There are a number of colleges within easy access of the home that offer a variety of courses to people with learning disabilities. Littleport Leisure Centre offers facilities including a gym, all weather courts for football and netball and evening entertainment.

We are happy to look into arranging any other activities that residents would like to take part in that are not currently listed.

Theresa Clarey is the service manager for Alderton House and has 6 years of experience working with adults with learning disabilities, complex needs, mental health issues and behavioural issues. Theresa has a BA (hons) Psychology and Criminology degree as well as Level 5 diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care. These qualifications, experiences and skills enable her to manage a person centred service for all who live at Alderton House. Theresa is also a PROACT-SCIPr UK Advisor for the house and is a member of the PROACT-SCIPr UK board. The team at Alderton House has over 181 years of combined experience of working in care. They have supported individuals with very complex needs including Angelman’s syndrome, epilepsy, personality disorder, bi-polar disorder, autism and communication difficulties. They have also been trained in these specific courses in addition to all of the mandatory training expected. 11 members of the team have NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care and 9 members of the team have completed Level 3. The team are involved in creating individual positive behaviour support plans which has helped reduce behaviours over the last 5 years.

Alderton House’s Lewis ready to move on in life

Lewis, who lives at Alderton House near Ely in Cambridgeshire, may soon be able to move into a home of his own for the first time after making major progress in living independently.



Steven, from Alderton House, takes step into adulthood

An iPad app that makes “raspberry noises” has proved the key to unlocking the world of adulthood for a young man with Angelman’s Syndrome.



Contact Alderton House


  • 5 Wellington Street, Littleport, Ely, Cambs. CB6 1PN
  • 01353 862 677
  • 01353 863 522
  • Manager: Theresa Clarey
  • Locality Manager: Dianne Eaton

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