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Ducks Halt

Ducks Halt7Location: Kirby-le-Soken, Essex   
Number of beds: 5   
Gender: Female   
Age: 18+
Service: Residential with Nursing 

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Nicola Darby      

Nicola Darby 

Ducks Halt
8 Walton Road, Kirby-le-Soken
Essex CO13 0DU
01255 853 930

Case Study 6

Ducks Halt is a Residential Care Home with Nursing for women living with a learning disability

Based in the picturesque village of Kirby-le-Soken, Essex, Ducks Halt supports women who are living with a learning disability and complex needs, including people who may have additional mental and physical health needs, and complex behaviours.

Ducks Halt has a warm and homely atmosphere and the team support the ladies to personalise and decorate their room as they would like it to be. It has relaxing living areas and a kitchen for them to prepare drinks, food and snacks for themselves or for their visitors.

Onsite there is a large garden with a seating area and space for gardening and other outdoor interests, including hosting parties and spending time with the therapy dog that comes to visit the service regularly.

Ducks Halt is close to the sea and in particular Frinton and Walton beaches, with all that a seaside town has to offer. There are local bus links to Colchester, Clacton and other outlying towns. Many of the people at Ducks Halt are supported in education at local colleges and some have paid or voluntary work placements.

Ducks Halt has a dedicated Activity Coordinator who supports service users to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Their goal is to enable people to structure their time, build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, work and leisure, as appropriate to their individual needs.

People may come to Ducks Halt for many reasons. They may be moving on from a hospital setting or may require a service which can support them more than a residential placement. It may be that they are leaving a residential or home setting and require a little support during a difficult period in their life, or they could be on a pathway to a place of their own.

Our Model of Care

Within Ducks Halt we follow the five key principles that form our model of care, Personal PATHS.

1. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
2. Appreciative Inquiry Methodology
3. Therapeutic Outcomes
4. Healthy Lifestyles
5. Safe Services

We believe that we must be fully accountable to the people we support, their families and to those who commission services on their behalf. Personal PATHS model of care is our unique way of supporting this.