Driftwood Lodge Facilities

Driftwood Lodge' has 5 bedrooms which are suitable for children and young people with complex care needs up to the age of 24. The chalet bungalow provides single occupancy rooms allowing for mixed gender and ages giving a family feel to the home. 

The age and developmental stage of each child/young person is considered when booking in to provide a compatible mix ensuring a harmonious and enjoyable stay.  The wide age range can be accommodated due to the accommodation's size, large dining area and lounge. The home is continually maintained to a high standard and is bright and cheery.  We have an amazing purpose designed accessible sensory garden which has been designed specifically for the needs and wishes of the young people where they can play safely and enjoy being outside.

All bedrooms are bright and airy and have fully adjustable electric profiling beds and en suite wet rooms.

There is a wheelchair accessible lift for easy access to upstairs.

Driftwood Lodge has three toilets so that hygiene requirements can be met in a safe, private and dignified manner. Handling and equipment advice has been sought from an Occupational Therapist.

We have Health and Safety and 'in house' Fire Safety Policies in place and our staff receive training in these issues.

We are within walking distance to the seafront at Clacton-on-Sea which is wheelchair accessible, we can also access sensory room facilities and swimming for children with disabilities all on a local basis. The home is in easy reach of several New Model Special Schools and has good links with the two that are closest in proximity.