The Firs care home and Day Care Centre is set in just over an acre of grounds in the beautiful Essex countryside. The house itself offers a warm and homely environment, surrounded by idyllic rolling fields but also within easy access to the popular coastal towns of Clacton-On-Sea and Frinton-On-Sea and close to the main town of Colchester.
The Firs provides a safe, comfortable and, above all, happy home environment with a family approach to living.
Our eight-bedroom, two-storey accommodation offers all the home comforts needed to give our residents the best quality of care and living space.
Our residents play an important role in the running of The Firs, and much of what happens here is guided by them. In our regular residents meetings we discuss a range of topics concerning daily life such as new staff, menu suggestions, facilities and ideas for trips out. Every resident is encouraged to be empowered and given an enabling role in day-to-day discussions and decision making.
All residents have their own bedrooms, giving them a private space which can be decorated and furnished to their individual tastes. The communal lounge, dining room and kitchen/dining area, situated on the ground floor, are furnished comfortably with practical facilities to assist our residents and users and ensure their safety. The conservatory is another recent addition to our space at The Firs and is a great place to relax or enjoy activities throughout the year; this large area provides great acoustics making it particularly popular for our music sessions.
The kitchen is at the heart of the house, and as with any house everyone seems to enjoy spending their time here, stopping for a drink and a chat. Our on-site cook provides a varied menu of healthy home-cooked food options catering for all tastes and requirements and using produce from our own gardens wherever possible.
Specialist equipment is provided where necessary, to ensure all the rooms and facilities are fully accessible, including ramps, hoists and a five-person shaft lift.
Alongside the comfort of the house with its organic and sensory garden and petting area, our residents enjoy full use of the facilities at the Day Care Centre where they can choose to have fun in the ball pools and music room, get creative with arts and crafts or relax in the spa pool and sensory room.