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Kenneth House


Location and contact details

487 Gloucester Road, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 8UA

Kenneth House is a 9 bedded home for adults with learning disabilities. The staff team and environment support people with mild to moderate support needs and night waking staff is available through the night.The home benefits from being in a fantastic location for people to access the community. The nearest bus stop is a short walk away, and the buses run regularly and often.

Gloucester Road is a lively and friendly community, with lots to do and see, there are many different pubs/cafes and shops that are within easy walking distance. There are many different churches around the local area, and people who wish to follow their religion can be supported to access these.

Kenneth House has a good size garden with opportunities for people to develop their gardeningskills or to have a barbecue and just relax on a sunny day!

The residents of Kenneth are enabled to access the local community with or without support andare offered an individualised day service package run from the house and in the local community.

Registration summary

Managers: Simon Downham-Knight
Registration Date: 5 January 2011
Last CQC inspection: 2 May 2017
Local Authority: Bristol
Specialist care categories: Caring for adults over 65 yrs • Dementia • Learning disabilities • Mental health conditions • Physical disabilities • Sensory impairment
Number of beds: 8

Care home group

CQC Rating for Kenneth House

Where this care home can improve
★★☆☆Requires improvement

Ratings are provided by Care Quality Commission (CQC) and reflects the most recent report for this care home, which was published on 10 June 2017.

See CQC's page explaining ratings for more details about ratings and inspection practices of care homes in England.

Services offered at Kenneth House

Residential - Shared Spaces

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  • Secure access to the building:
  • Transport available at the home:
  • Disabled access throughout the home and gardens:
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  • Good access to public transport links:
  • Recreation room:

Note that entertainment is dictated by the wishes of the service users; staff support arrangements.

Theresa Taylor is an advocate for Freeways and also a vicar; religious belief is not a requirement to receive her support.

Smoking is permitted in the garden.

Care at home - Personal

  • Companionship:
  • Hourly visiting care:
  • Live in care workers:
  • Mobility support at home:
  • Personal and intimate care:
  • Mobility support outside the home:

There are no prescribed visiting times and service users' family and friends are welcome.  Service users have requested that they are informed of their own and others guests so an appropriate time can be arranged which is directed by the service users themselves.


  • Accepting referrals from Local Authority(s):
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  • Accepting self-funded clients:
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Freeways run their own day service and staff are allocated to the homes.  Other activities are supported outside of this service such as college, employment and voluntary work.

Residential - Your Room

  • Smoking allowed:
  • Emergency call systems:
  • Rooms with full en-suite bathroom:
  • Pets allowed:
  • TV and telephone point in resident rooms:
  • Shared rooms available for couples:

A waking staff member is available throughout the night to support the service users' general needs. 

Cats, birds and fish are welcomed pets but this is decided by the service users.

Residential - health and lifestyle

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  • On-site hairdressing:
  • A place of worship or visiting clergy:
  • Residents may retain own GP:
  • Scheduled GP rounds:
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  • Daily activities and entertainment:

Care at home - practical

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  • Help arrange a meals at home service:

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