23 The Esplanade, Frinton-on-Sea CO13 9AU
Read House specialises in helping adults with sight problems, making the most of a modern and purpose-built interior.
Situated on the seafront at Frinton on Sea, overlooking the greensward, close to local shops and transport links. All staff are trained in visual awareness. The majority of staff are qualified to at least NVQ 2 and many also have NVQ 3. The management team has all been in post for many years.
All rooms are for single occupancy and have en-suite facilities. Many of the rooms overlook the sea.
The Read House provides high-quality food and has a dedicated activities co-ordinator who arranges a wide variety of activities and outings for residents, following meetings with residents to plan the programme.
Where vacancies allow, they are happy to accept sighted residents as well as those with sight-loss.
Under their latest CQC Inspection (January 2016) Read House was rated as 'Good' in all categories.
Owner: Essex Blind Charity
Person in charge: K McLellan (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 40 Service Users
Registered Care Categories*: Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment
Specialist Care Categories: Visual Impairment
Admission Information: Ages 60+.
Single Rooms: 32
Shared Rooms: 4
Rooms with ensuite WC: 36
Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £710 – £850 , Personal Care Shared (per person) from £595 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Read House to find out the exact price for your requirements.)
Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Stairlift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access
From A133, turn right at Frinton railway gates into Connaught Avenue. At the end of the road (seafront) turn left. Read House is 100 yards along on the left. By train, on exiting Frinton station turn right into Connaught Avenue and follow the directions above.
Visitors for residents are welcome at any time, in line with the Visitors Policy (on display in reception). Visitors are welcome to look around the home at any time, but please contact the home first to ensure a member of staff can be made available to provide a tour of the home.
There is limited access for parking in the grounds of Read House. However there is ample free parking on the Esplanade in front of the home.
Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Read House: click here
* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
Read House has a Review Score of 8 (8.042)
The Review Score of 8 (maximum of 10) for Read House is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Read House in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 4.917 for Read House is calculated as follows: ( (11 Excellents x 5) + (1 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.917
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:
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.
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.
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 3.125 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Read House is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:
3 = 3
Target of 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 8 Target = 0.125
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Michael P (Nephew of Resident) on Saturday 25 March 2017. Relates to March 2017.
We can't thank the staff at Read House enough for the excellent care our Aunt received whilst at Read House. Everyone we came into contact with (and those we only saw in the distance) we're so kind, calm and caring. Their gentle manners and caring attitudes are an absolute credit to each and every one of them. When the difficult decision was made that Aunt needed to be in a care home we were, understandably, concerned about whether we had made the right decision. Read House was most definitely the right choice. Sadly, Aunty passed away after only 7 weeks, (age 95 3/4!). We could not have wished for her to have been in better hands. Thank you Read House, we will be forever singing your praises.
How likely would you be to recommend Read House? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Excellent
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent