Residential Care & Supported Living
services for adults with learning disabilities

01787 479 491



I have lived at Donylands for a year and love it!

Staff support is excellent, enabling me to live an independent fulfilling and worthwhile life.

My apartment is beautiful and I have my own garden to tend.

I am encouraged to follow my hobbies of photography, gardening, sightseeing and, walking.

I regularly access the community and have tried and enjoyed many new experiences.

I am supported to make my own choices and decisions

My confidence has grown and I feel able to lead the life I desire

Please visit me I’ll show you around and you too will not wish to leave.

From Roberts Mum…

“I would like to say how I had agonised about Robert’s future and wondered what would happen if he remained living with me until I died or became incapable of looking after him.  I hoped he would develop a support network that would help him through if he lived more independently.  What he has at Earls Colne is so much more!

He is able to live like any other man of his age, with his peers in a “lads’ pad”.  He is able to access places and activities that he would not with me.  His social skills and communication have improved and now he does not rely on me to anticipate his needs.  The best thing of all was being taken out for dinner on mother’s day by my son, who I was told 16 years ago may never drink out of a cup or be out of nappies.

The support TLC have offered has extended beyond that provided directly to Robert and includes his wider family too.  I thought Robert would find it hard moving away as he had always been so clingy to me.  Whilst it wasn’t entirely without some nervous moments, to see him now I know he is in the right place, receiving the right level of care and living his life to the full.  I could not be more grateful.”

Thank you, Deborah.

From a service users Parent…

“I can tell you in my son’s case, you are doing a superb job, especially for this last year.
Listening to the people who are close to the service user made a lot of difference. When something is not right,  they will sense it better than anyone else. That is what made the difference in my son’s case.”