SOUTHEND BLIND WELFARE ORGANISATION
Supporting people with sight loss since 1958
Equipment and Information Centre
RESIDENTIAL HOME FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
9 Imperial Avenue
Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 8NE
Tel/Fax: 01702 348200
Elkington House is registered with Southend-on-Sea County Council
A member of SEECHA
(South East Essex Care Homes Association)
Southend-on-Sea Blind Welfare Organisation
Reg Office: 118b Hamlet Court Road
Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 7LP Reg No. 2355442
Our aim is to provide a safe, homely and caring environment
for residents who are visually impaired.
A high level of personal care is offered with above average staffing levels and
staff trained to be sensitive to the needs of people who have a visual impairment.
Senior Care staff are on duty throughout 24 hours.
Each resident has a member of the care staff personally responsible for
their care ensuring that all our residents are treated as individuals with rights
of dignity and privacy and as far as possible offered a degree of choice about
their lifestyle within the Home.
Residents are encouraged to bring with them limited items
of a personal nature and a talking book, radio, etc.
Elkington House is registered for 25 in category elderly/Blind.
Enquiries are welcomed for short stay which is now available, recognising
the needs of carers and offering a welcome to temporary residents.
Two lifts with brailled controls.
Lounge, day room and garden lounge.
Ramp to large garden with guide rails.
Single and double rooms, many with en-suite facilities.
Two double rooms for couples
also available when only one person is visually impaired.
High Standard of food with weekly published menu
and residents’ choice of meals encouraged.
Special diets catered for. Unrestricted visiting. Social and club activities.
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