Mid Meadows, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex
Mid Meadows, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex
Mid Meadows, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex

Mid Meadows is a versatile care facility, with an twenty-one person capacity, that welcomes services users with a range of personal care needs, including physical and learning disabilities.

The home's interior offers a spacious environment and a pleasing atmosphere to enjoy a relaxing daily lifestyle, while allowing carers to achieve a professional and efficient service.

Some conditions that carer's expertise has been proven to be effective in treating include cerebral palsy, Huntingdon's, head injuries, stroke and multiple sclerosis.

Group: Black Swan International Ltd

Person in charge: Beverley Barnes (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 21 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Learning Disability • Old Age • Physical Disability • Younger Adults

Specialist Care Categories: Cerebral Palsy • Epilepsy • Head/Brain Injury • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Residents age 18+. Ages 18+.

Single Rooms: 19

Shared Rooms: 1

Rooms with ensuite WC: 1

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £790 – £950 , Personal Care Shared (per person) £790 – £950

Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Independent Living Training • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Stairlift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest CQC* Report on Mid Meadows: click here

* Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

Bed Vacancies

1 Bed Vacancy

posted 26 Jan 2016

Single en-suite in brand new extension

Current Reviews

Review Score: 9.9 (9.881)

The user Review Score of 9.9 for Mid Meadows is based on 19 Review/Recommendations. This Review Score of 9.881 is made up of 4.881 Points relating to the ratings and 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

  • The Review Score is based on user Recommendations/Reviews submitted in the last 2 years. The maximum Review Score is 10. There are 5 Points available for the average of all ratings on users Recommendations/Reviews (Excellent 5, Good 4, Satisfactory 3, Poor 2, Very Poor 1). There are 5 Points available for the total number of positive Recommendations/Reviews submitted in relation to the number of beds at the Care Home.

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I have only been here for just over 3 weeks and I have settled in really well. The staff have been amazing. I have made some really good friends. It's a lovely house, the food is amazing. I would really like to stay here if I can.

How likely would you be to recommend Mid Meadows? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am happy living here, I've been here for several years. I have met a lady that lives here who is very friendly. Staff help us to go out and go on holidays together.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Leon Smith, Regional Manager at Mid Meadows responded to this review on 16 Sep 2015:

Thank you for you comments Kevin. We are so glad you are happy here!

I've been at Mid Meadows for about six years. I wish I was able to be in my own home but I know I could not cope with this. I am happy with the way things are, staff are friendly and helpful, they make it a pleasant place to be. Management are helpful and help me to sort out any issues I have.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Leon Smith, Regional Manager at Mid Meadows responded to this review on 04 Sep 2015:

Thank you Bruce, you are correct in that we can never replace 'home' but that will never stop us trying.

I come here every year because I enjoy being here. I want to move here to live all the time and make this my home. Staff are helpful and friendly. The manager helps me when I want help.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Leon Smith, Regional Manager at Mid Meadows responded to this review on 04 Sep 2015:

Thank you so much for your kind comments Martin.

I am very satisfied living here. Everything meets my requirements. Staff are friendly and helpful. Management are keen to help whenever they can.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Leon Smith, Regional Manager at Mid Meadows responded to this review on 14 Aug 2015:

Thank you John, it is always wonderful for us to receive such fantastic feedback.

Considerable disability (physical) due to epilepsy.

Facilities: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Friendly staff. Good food, clean and tidy.
Sea front and shops five minutes away and local public house two minutes walk.

Facilities: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I am very happy and content living here. The carers are all helpful and kind to me. There is always lots going on but I often choose not to take part but when I do I enjoy the activities. The food is very good I enjoy my meals.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I really enjoy living here. The staff are helpful and they encourage me to do more things for myself. I enjoy going on holiday and hopefully will be many more with great staff. The management staff are helpful and Bev and Jayne are two of the best management team I could ask for.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Excellent place to live, the staff are always there to help you and listen to your concerns. I am happy living here and I'm happy to stay here.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I think its a fantastic home and the staff always make me laugh. They are always helpful to me. The food is fantastic, always a good choice. I go on holiday with the staff each year to Gt Yarmouth and have a great time.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have been at Mid Meadows for 11 years. The staff have always given me all the assistance and care I need. They create a happy atmosphere and put a great effort into activities.
Mid Meadows is a pleasant happy environment to live in, and they try very hard to assist with all our needs.

Facilities: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Carol came in for respite when her father had to go into hospital for a couple of months, then she had to return permanently when he became terminally ill.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Carol had to come into Mid Meadows when her father became terminally ill. She has been there for four years.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am very pleased with the care my son receives at Mid Meadows. The staff team give consistently good care. There has been an improvement in the number of quality activities provided.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Caters for disabled provides excellent all round care.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff were close and worked very well together. I was in respite for 1 week, the staff were so brilliant/excellent that I am going to stay there for my 6 weeks each year. I found that the staff were so pleasant that it rubbed off on the clients. Nothing was too much effort for the staff and they tried very hard to meet the residents wishes.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

It is a very welcoming home with pleasant atmosphere. I felt at ease almost from the first day of visiting. The staff are all lovely and treat everyone with dignity and respect. I have spoken to a lot of the residents there, asking if they were happy with the home and they all are! Is that not lovely? We tried hard to get Stuart a permanent place there and were over the moon when he got accepted! credit where credit is due!

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Rooms: Good

I would recommend this care home to anybody. The staff are very caring and friendly.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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