Registered with the Care Quality Commission
Fenners is a well-respected local provider of specialist residential and daycare services for adults with learning disabilities who may have additional needs such as the care of epilepsy or diabetes. Fenners Farmhouse is an independant residential home established in 1989, registered with the Care Quality Commission and approved provider to Norfolk County Council, Suffolk County Council, Royal Borough of Greenwich and the National Health Service.
Our latest C.Q.C. report grades Fenners as requiring improvement with their regulations. (September 2015). We are a well-staffed family home – a converted 16th century farmhouse in half an acre of ground – for nine younger adults (aged 18 to 60 on arrival), who all have their own rooms within an ordinary domestic environment. There is a large recreational garden (currently being refurbished) with a bird hide for watching wildlife, and a smaller enclosed garden for social activities.
Fenners is a well-established part of the local community, with minibus access to social activities in five neighbouring villages, as well as leisure and sports facilities in Diss, our local town three miles away. Diss is on the main Norwich-London railway line, and Bury St. Edmunds, Norwich and Ipswich have cinemas and theatres we use regularly.
For most people living here, Fenners is their permanent home. For a few, it has been a halfway house to more independent living. Families and friends visit freely, usually living locally, and we all take an active part in the life of our neighbouring villages, Bressingham and Shelfanger.
We use local community facilities – churches and chapels, clubs and pubs, leisure centres, riding stables, and swimming pools in Diss, Thetford and surrounding areas. The local community visits Fenners for the autumn fair, Christmas carols and mince pies and periodic art exhibitions in Diss.
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