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Saffron Care Homes

We are a small chain of disability care homes able to offer a personal touch to all our residents. At Saffron Care Homes it’s about Living. We try to understand how people feel – both residents and families.

We like to stand out, we like to do things a little differently, we keep things simple.

Our Homes


Around the clock care for those to require that level of support, from our staff ensuring profession care


Around the clock care for those to require that level of support, from our staff ensuring profession care


A house for those who require supported living, and still maintain a level of independence

Essex Road

A house for those who require supported living, and still maintain a level of independence

Our Services

We offer services to fit the needs of our residents at different levels. Both residential and supported living options are available. 


For those who require time full support and care, from our fully trained staff members. To ensure professional care for all of our residents.

Supported Living

For those who require supported living, but still want to retain their own independence.

Who is a learning disability care home for?

Learning disability care homes are often small in size as residents’ needs tend to be high, meaning they require frequent care, support and supervision.

Despite their smaller size, they are purposely designed for disabled people with specialist facilities such as sensory rooms. They also give people with disabilities opportunities to socialise and form friendships.

The aim is to support each resident to lead a fulfilling, happy life regardless of the challenges they face.

People who live in our care homes for people with learning disabilities may have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Williams Syndrome
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Brain injury

To read more about the different types of learning disabilities, follow the link below.

What level of care we specialise in

We have a strong expertise in supporting people with particularly complex needs, including:

We ensure that the support we provide is tailored to the person’s needs. Together, we can continue to exceed expectations and make a real difference to the lives of people we support.

We offer wide-ranging expertise and experience in supporting people with complex care needs, including:

  • learning disabilities
  • physical disabilities
  • complex multiple disabilities
  • mental health conditions
  • autism
  • challenging behavioural needs

Through our multiple residential care services, our focus is to maximise each service user’s potential, independence and quality of life, through a person-centred support package tailored to their individual needs.

We work with each person to create their own support plan, designed to develop life skills and deliver positive outcomes. The success of our approach enables us to develop long-lasting relationships with our service users as we support them in their journey along the pathway of care.

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Disability care homes in East London and Essex on holiday
Disability care homes in East London and Essex in Arlington

Our values and promises to you​

We are guided by a common set of values – our philosophy of care is guided by our core values of commitment, empathy and learning.


We are committed to providing those in our care, our full attention by offering them a range of realistic options and choices about the support available to them.


We strive to understand the needs and wishes of every individual; including service users, their loved ones, our colleagues and clients.


We promote the highest standards of professional skills, encourage continuous learning, actively seek feedback and always strive to get better at what we do.

“Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care and lead the field in customer service through committed individuals who realise their day to day contributions are valued and lead to a collective success.”

“To deliver quality, safe & caring services to those who need it, enriching their lives to enable independence”

Homecare is a superb choice for those who still want to live in their own home but still need some help with those tasks that are a little out of reach. There are times when you or a loved one may need a little extra support. Whether it’s helping with household tasks, personal care, medication or mobility. A dedicated care worker or personal assistant can be there to provide you the peace of mind that you need. You can arrange daily or weekly visits at times that suit you or your loved one.

We personally get to know each and everyone of our clients. Your care plan will be tailored to you and your specific needs including all your likes and dislikes so that everything is the way that YOU want it. 

Each carer is trained to provide personal care in a way that is discreet and respectful of your personal boundaries. They undertake extensive training where they learn the importance of keeping your dignity and independence at all times.

Even though carers are trained to provide all aspects of personal care, there may be some things you’d prefer to do for yourself. A good carer will always give you space when you want it and encourage your independence wherever they can.

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About Us

We are a small home able to offer a personal touch to all our residents. At Arlington House it’s about Living – we try to understand how people feel – both residents and families. We like to stand out, we like to do things a little differently, and we keep things simple.

Saffron Care Homes has built up a healthy level of respect in the local community since first offering professional packages in 1996.

The general welfare and happiness of residents is central to care delivery, with carers keeping up with changing needs and respecting emotional and spiritual needs.

Our organisation has over 25 years of expertise, and our ethos has always been to have the people we support and their families at the heart of our organisation and at the centre of everything we do. Together we are focused on providing a strong foundation to offer the best possible support.

Today, our team of expert carers are proud to deliver high-quality support to service users across 3 sites in East london We endeavour to be a continuing leader in best practice and ensure that the people we support have every opportunity to fulfill their potential. Our goal is to drive quality across the sector and lead by example.

Staff and owner of Saffron Care Homes Disability care homes in East London and Essex

Our Gallery

View some of the recent pictures of our residents, across all of our care homes. These pictures include; birthdays, days out, events, social gatherings, sports and activities, plus much more. 

Education and Activities

It is important to us that our residents get the most out of their lives and get to integrate into the community in the best way that they can. This is why we take great pride in ensuring that all of our residents get to take part in educational-related activities and enjoy things that spark their interest. This allows them to live lives that they enjoy whilst progressing in all areas of their lives. 

Disability care homes in East London and Essex on holiday
Disability care homes in East London and Essex on holiday
Some facts about Saffron Care Homes

Our Staff and Training

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Saffron Care Homes acknowledge that its employees represent its greatest asset. Therefore, by providing opportunities, facilities and financial support for training, Saffron Care Homes aim to ensure that all of its employees are in possession of the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to perform their jobs to the highest standard. To this end, Saffron Care Homes is committed to functioning as a learning organisation and to providing all of its employees with the opportunity for training and re-training in accordance with their own needs and those of the organisation.

All staff recruited will have the necessary experience and training to work with people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, Learning Disabilities and managing challenging behaviours.

They will receive induction and ongoing training and development to ensure they have the skills and knowledge required to provide a specialist service of a high standard. Staffing levels will be tailored to individuals needs and will be sufficient to ensure that peoples’ needs are met fully. In the house, residents will have one to one support as a minimum. Additional support will be provided when accessing the community.

CQC Report

We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to look at the overall quality of the service, and to provide a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014. 

Care Quality Commission Report

Before the inspection, we reviewed information we held about the service, which included notifications the provider had sent us. A notification is information about important events which the provider is required to send us by law. We also contacted the commissioners of the service and the local Healthwatch (an independent consumer champion for health and social care) to obtain their views about the care provided by the service. 

Report information

Care Quality Commission Report (CQC report) 2023

Please see a the link below the view the full CQC Report for 2023

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Contact Us

If you would like to enquire about any of our services, you can contact us through email or phone. We aim to get back to you within 72 hours or 3 working days. If your enquire is urgent please call one of the numbers below and a member of the team would be more than happy to assist. 

Head Office: Saffron Care Homes, Arlington House, 1 Arlington Gardens,  Ilford,  Essex,  IG1 3HH

Contact Number: 02085184564 or 

Contact Number: 07912 609645

Email: Saffron01@saffroncarehomes 


Post: 1 Arlington Gardens, Ilford, Essex IG1 3HH

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