Statement of Purpose

Registered Charity No. 1002187

Brief Description of the Service

Chescombe is a purpose built, provision located on the Gloucester Road in Patchway. It is managed by Chescombe Trust and is registered with the Care Quality Commission to provide accommodation, care and support for up to 19 persons, aged 18 – onwards in the learning disability category.

This provision contains a separate facility for an extra care housing service for three people with a Learning Disability.

Chescombe will provide accommodation and support for people with a Learning Disability who have a wide variety of complex needs. Some of the people who live here may display challenging behaviour.  Some of the people who live here may also be on the Autistic Spectrum. The needs and wishes of the people who are supported by Chescombe Trust will be identified in their Care Plan and developed and delivered by fully trained and qualified staff through their Person Centred Plan.

Chescombe contains 3 group homes Orchard House, Treetops, Lavender Lodge. There is also 3 studio flats that provide facilities for individual accommodation there is also a small office facility and meeting /training room.

Chescombe is located in approximately half an acre of ground and blends in well with the local area. It is close to local shops, health care facilities and social amenities.

There is level access to public transport within 100 metres and we own a small number of suitable vehicles which are used to support social and educational activities.


Chescombe Trust operates an equal opportunities policy, which is applicable to all of Chescombe Trust’s stakeholders including people who use the service. We recognise and celebrate diversity in the individual and acknowledge the need to react positively towards the person’s age, religious views, sexual orientation and race.

Chescombe Trust adheres to the social model of disability, and strives to reduce the impact of social exclusion through involvement in community activities.


Chescombe aims to provide a comfortable and homely environment in which individuals will be supported to develop their personal skills in community living, and maximise their potential to live a safe, fulfilling and happy lifestyle

We aim to adhere to the above philosophies, and to work with each individual using a person centred approach.

We aim to develop Person Centred Care Plans which will identify each person’s essential life style needs and aspirations.

We aim to develop and deliver the appropriate response to the identified need.


To provide suitable accommodation that is designed to support the individual’s physical and personal needs.

To employ a staff team who are trained and developed to meet the specific needs of the people for whom we provide care and support.

To work closely with each service user, listen to their ideas and thoughts and to develop strategies which will enable each person to achieve their personal aspirations and goals.

To work closely with families and all key stakeholders to ensure that the service we provide is supportive, progressive and inclusive.


Chescombe Trust uses a person centred approach to identify activities for each individual.  These activities may be occupational, educational or therapeutic.

We provide Day Service facilities which include community and life skill training with an appropriate level of support, which is identified through an enabling Risk Assessment process.

Activities, which have historically occurred, include the following:

  • Day trips to places of interest + individual choice of holidays
  • Attendance at Further Education facilities.
  • Gardening and working on allotment
  • A variety of craft based activities
  • Cinema / theatre visits
  • Swimming at the Riverside club
  • Visiting local leisure centre
  • Work experience in a variety of settings
  • Shopping
  • Trampolining
  • Joshua club
  • Gateway club
  • Health champions monthly meetings
  • Service users forum monthly meeting
  • Monthly Thinking meetings for staff
  • Singing workshop on and off site

This list is not exhaustive, and varies frequently to reflect changes in individual interests.


Chescombe has its own vehicles to support a wide range of social trips and transport to activities.  Access to public transport is good and public transport is frequently used where appropriate for social and educational activities. There are service users with their own motor this is through the motability scheme.

All staff are trained to National Occupational Standards.  Many have a substantial number of year’s experience, and a long term working relationships with the people who use the service and with their families.

We work closely with other agencies, such as G.P.s, C.L.D.T., Dentists, Psychologists, Therapists and other health professionals to provide appropriate support for service users.

Physical Environment

All bedrooms at Chescombe meet or exceed the spatial standards of 12 square metres as specified in Regulation 15 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010.

Two ground floor rooms is designed to accommodate the needs of a wheelchair user, which meets all of the relevant spatial standards.

All bedrooms are single occupancy and have en-suite bathing and toilet facilities.

All communal living space within Chescombe is accessible to the current service user group.

In the office and reception area there is a separate toilet facility for visitors and staff.  This is accessible for those with a physical disability.  There is also a separate shower facility.

Outdoor Space

Outdoor and communal space is proportionate to the numbers of service users who live here and staff who working.

 The whole of Chescombe is a no smoking environment.

Service Information

Limited by Guarantee Registered Company No. 2585927

Registered Charity No. 1002187

Chescombe Trust
168 Gloucester Road
South Gloucestershire
BS34 5BG

Tel.  (0117) 9696024

Fax. (0117)


Registered Manager: Mrs Josephine Pearce

Type of Registration: Care home services without nursing

Number of places: 19

Category of registration: Learning disability

CQC Service Registration Number: 1-101669236

CEO: Philip Morris