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Arundel House


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Specialism: Adults with varying degrees of cognitive, physical, complex health needs and adults with severe epilepsy.

Details of Vacancy: First floor en-suite room in a service with a well-trained staff team with over 60 years’ experience, able to support learning disabilities and complex health needs

Type of Service: 24 hour residential care

Age Range 35+

Current Profile of Service: Arundel House is a large detached house that can accommodate 10 service users on two floors. All bedrooms are en-suite. The communal areas consist of two dining rooms, a large lounge and a visitors room.

Hours Provided: Individual service users have an assessment on admission to the service and staffing is tailored to service users’ needs.

Focus of Service: Managing complex health needs such as early onset dementia associated with a learning disability. Our aim is to support individuals to achieve their goals, to participate in meaningful activities and to take more control over their lives.

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Arundel House’s communal spaces include a large lounge with a dining area, a separate dining room, a small lounge, well-equipped kitchen and a ground floor wet room. With three ground floor bedrooms and the seven on the first floor all have either an en suite shower room or a bathroom.

The home is one road back from the beach at Frinton-on-Sea and a five-minute walk to the local shops. The town has a library, good restaurants and coffee shops, a number of places of worship and access to local colleges and is celebrated for its tennis and golf clubs.

Colchester is approximately 20 minutes drive away and is easily accessible by train or bus. There is a bus stop and train station within walking distance of Arundel House and Essex County Council operates a bus pass scheme for people who have disabilities which enables them to travel free throughout the county between 9am and 10pm. Travel training is offered by the staff team and the house also has two vehicles of its own.

Each service user has an individual activity plan tailored around their likes and dislikes to ensure that they participate in meaningful activities. Everyone living at Arundel House is encouraged to be involved in the running of the home through weekly menu planning meetings, monthly residents’ meetings and involvement in regular health and safety committee meetings.

Each service user is encouraged to choose a keyworker, who will spend time with them to help them achieve their goals and aspirations. Together, they plan a package of care designed to meet their assessed and identified needs and wishes. As well as in-house activities, with facilities including a log cabin (which is also used as a sensory room) and the fully enclosed garden with swing, service users enjoy activities including sailing, golf and cycling.

My name is Jenny Baines and have the privilege of being the new service manager at Arundel House in Frinton on sea.

I have 13 years’ experience in the care sector, mainly in the elderly and dementia care services, I also have experience in end of life care.

I completed a level 5 diploma in 2017 in healthcare management.

The team here at Arundel house are mostly long-standing staff and are very experienced in delivering the best care for the service user needs, which ranges from dementia to downs syndrome, they are great bunch and between them make a great team, and I look forward to working with them for a long time to come and to provide the best service we can.

The staff team are a well-established group of 11 who have worked together for some years and have more than 60 years’ experience between them. Two thirds of the staff team have NVQs in Health and social care. In addition to mandatory training all staff have received specialist training in Epilepsy, Administration of Buccal Midazolam, Person Centred Planning and SCIP training in Behaviours that challenge. Many staff have also received training in the use of Intensive communication and the use of Objects of Reference. One member of staff has received Training for Trainers in Moving and Handling and is responsible for undertaking all in house Moving and Handling training and competency assessments.

Arundel House throw a musical summer picnic

Arundel House, our residential service in Frinton–on-Sea recently held a picnic to raise money for YoungMinds, our chosen charity for the year.

Emma moves from Arundel House to her dream flat.

Emma says: “In April 2015 I will achieve my dream of moving into my own flat.”

Promise of fragrant summer days at Arundel House

People with learning difficulties and complex health needs living in our Arundel House residential service in Frinton-on-Sea are looking forward to enjoying a fragrant new sensory garden in the grounds of their home this summer, thanks to a gift from the family of a former house-mate.



We respond to local authority need at Arundel House

A successful job of supporting Samantha creates a vacancy at Arundel House.



Contact Arundel House


  • 34 Harold Road, Frinton-On-Sea, Essex CO13 9BE
  • 01255 852 046
  • 01255 852 049
  • Service Manager: Jenny Baines
  • Locality Manager: Teresa Rudd

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