Church Farm Way is a specialist supported housing service for young people with a learning disability in Colchester.

Where we can help

Colchester, Essex

Who we support

Young people, Learning Disabilities

About the service

The scheme consists of two purpose-built, self-contained bungalows, each with its own bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and lounge diner along with a garden.

Staff at the scheme support you to improve your independent living skills and eventually move on into independent accommodation. Support hours will be tailored to your individual needs and the service provides a range of different support including:

  • Maintaining an independent tenancy
  • Increasing your independent living and social skills
  • Improving coping mechanisms
  • Broadening support networks
  • Linking in to education, training and work
  • Increasing self-esteem and a sense of personal fulfilment
  • Improving use of recreation time

Every customer has a support plan that reflects your support needs and aspirations. Support workers regularly review these plans with you to make sure that they still reflect your needs.


You can make a referral by using this form.

The Joint Referral Panel is run by Essex County Council in order to house customers in need of accommodation within Essex.

One of the bungalows is available to young people referred by the Young Person Social Service Team. The other bungalow is available for placements by the Adult Social Service Team.

Contact Details

Tel: 0300 123 3456