Connemara Lodge

106 Walton Road, Kirby-le-Soken, Frinton-on-Sea CO13 0DB

Connemara Lodge, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex
Connemara Lodge, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex
Connemara Lodge, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex

Connemara is located in the beautiful surroundings of Frinton on Sea.

It provides personalised care to those with acute and chronic mental health conditions. At Connemara, staff support service user rehabilitation following inpatient treatment or preventing admission.

Connemara offers high quality specialist care in a friendly, patient - focused environment. Service users may also benefit from the range of activities and courses that will be offered at Tendring knowledge hub, which has been designed to support recovery.

Group: Shamrock Villas Ltd

Person in charge: Nikki Faber (Registered Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 8 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Detention Under Mental Health Act • Eating Disorders • Mental Health Condition • Physical Disability • Substance Misuse

Specialist Care Categories: Alcohol Dependence (past or present) • Anorexia/Bulimia/Self Harming • Bipolar/Manic Depression • Challenging Behaviour • Drug Dependence (past or present) • Schizophrenia • Speech Impairment

Admission Information: Ages from 18 to 70.

Single Rooms: 8

Rooms with ensuite WC: 8

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Independent Living Training • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access


From Frinton railway station.
Head east on station Approach towards Connaught Avenue / B1033.

Turn left onto the B0133 at the roundabout and continue straight over onto Elm Tree avenue.

Turn left into Walton Road.

Connemara is on the left hand side 0.6 miles just past Island Lane which is on the right.


Visiting is from 09.00 through until 20.00. If any visits are required outside these hours please contact Connemara to arrange.


There is a large car park to the side of Connemara

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Connemara Lodge: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

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6.3 Connemara Lodge has a Review Score of 6.3 (6.313)

The Review Score of 6.3 (maximum of 10) for Connemara Lodge is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Connemara Lodge in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.8 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no positive reviews in the last 12 months)

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Care Home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Care Home receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.5 for Connemara Lodge is calculated as follows: ( (6 Excellents x 5) + (6 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.5

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Care Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 1.813 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Connemara Lodge is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3 then divided by 2 = 1.500

    2. Target of 1.6 positive Reviews (8 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 1.6 Target = 0.625 , then divided by 2 = 0.313

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

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  • Friend of Resident/Service User

Nice building and gardens. Staff friendly and efficient, friendly atmosphere. Rooms all very well presented and all en-suite. Large car park which is handy. Management seem very focused and always available if you have concerns.

How likely would you be to recommend Connemara Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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Staff Profiles


Nikki Faber

Job Title: Registered manager/proprietor

Joined: 2008


I started working in the mental health sector 17 years ago because ......i just want to help people, simple as that.

I set up my own company Shamrock Villas Ltd, and here we are!


Sue Sorrell

Job Title: Deputy manager

Joined: 2008


Hi i'm Sue and i am the Deputy Manager here at Connemara.
I have worked for Shamrock Villas Ltd for 8 years now, and i enjoy working with people with mental health disorders.

I believe everyone should have as good a life experience as possible, be honest to themselves, work hard, and take every opportunity to have the life they deserve.

My aim is to help empower people to gain/regain the confidence and knowledge, to learn to manage their illness and daily life skills they will require to live independently should they choose to do so.

I am qualified in all the necessary aspects of mental health improvement including: Safeguarding adults, Medication, Health and safety, Managing challenging behaviour's,
First aid, Fire safety. Food hygiene, Diet and nutrition, Infection control, Mental capacity, Deprivation of liberty, Communication, Health and social care level 3 nvq,
Business admin level 3 nvq, and an ongoing Managers level 5 in health and social care.

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Scott Chapman

Job Title: Support worker

Joined: 2002


My name is Scott. I've been in the care industry for around 14 years.

I enjoy supporting/looking after our clients and helping them achieve intended goals.


Natalie Hillhouse

Job Title: Support worker

Joined: 2016


My name is Natalie, i really enjoy my role as a support worker.
I have experience in counselling which i feel helps me interact well with the clients.


Mel Butler

Job Title: Support worker

Joined: 2016


My name is Mel. I've not worked here for long, but i am really enjoying my new role as a support worker. And i am looking forward to helping the guys achieve their goals.


Ross Maughan

Job Title: Support worker

Joined: 2011


My name is Ross Maughan, i work at Shamrock Villas with my manager Nikki.I have worked at Meadowview and Connemara for 5 years. I enjoy helping the residents and other members of staff. i also work towards supported living with the residents, for when they move on from our services.

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