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Frank Phillips House

Sheltered Housing
107 Oakengrange Drive, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6QA

This is a modern House which has the benefit of being built on one level and so provides ground-floor rooms.

The House accommodates up to 12 Residents in rooms which are light and spacious, and each room has its own private patio overlooking the extensive garden.

The House also benefits from the services of a House Manager, emergency Careline service, plus the support of the Society’s Administration office and staff.

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Facilities and services

  • 12 rooms with en-suite facilities
  • Individual patios and large landscaped gardens
  • Person-centred Support Plans
  • Cleaning of rooms
  • Shower / wet room
  • Assisted bathroom
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Communal lounge with TV / DVD
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities
  • Regular activities
  • Working Committee of Volunteers
  • Scooter charging facilities
  • Local shops 5 minute walk
  • Southend Shopping centre 10 minutes by car
  • Seafront 15 minutes by car
  • Bus stop 250 yards
  • Short stay / respite possible


107 Oakengrange Drive, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6QA

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Sheltered Housing

The Society’s Sheltered Houses are large Houses which have been adapted and provided with specialist facilities, such as a Careline systems for the times when staff are off-duty, ramps, motorised scooter charging facilities, lifts / stairlifts and shower / wet rooms.

The Houses accommodate between 8 and 12 Residents and all rooms have en-suite facilities, plus the facilities for making breakfast and refreshments.

Each House is run by a trained House Manager who cooks and serves the two main meals of the day.


Each Resident has a Support Plan which is completed at the time of joining the House and is designed to ensure that the Resident receives the appropriate amount of support whilst maintaining an independent and active life.

Cleaning of Residents’ rooms is provided in-house and there are also laundry facilities on-site.

When moving into an Abbeyfield House, Residents are able to bring their own furniture and treasured possessions and are encouraged to maintain links with family, friends  and others in the community.