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Read House is managed by Essex Blind Charity, a charitable company Limited by guarantee Reg. No. 1103732. Essex Blind Charity has provided residential care for blind and partially-sighted people in Frinton since the 1960s.

Read House, named after our former long-serving Chairman, Lady Dorothy Read, was opened in 1998 and replaced older premises on the seafront at Frinton. It is one of the few sprecialist care homes for visually impaired people in the Country.

Read House is an independent home, and the only one owned by Essex Blind Charity. The Charity also offers community services for blind and partially-sighted people under the name of Essex Sight (

Essex Sight is managed by a Board of Directors who meet monthly to determine strategy, receive reports and support the staff and volunteers.

Read House Directors

What impressed us about the Home were the happy cheerful faces that greet you as the front door is opened, the clean, fresh smell of the whole home, the cheerful decor, residents moving about, often with a smile on their faces, and a warm 'hello'
as they pass you ...




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Read House in an independent care home, owned and managed by Essex Blind Charity, a charitable organisation established for over 90 years. Registered Charity No. 1103732

Member of the
Essex Independent
Care Association

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The Board of Directors, some of whom are visually impaired, between them offer a wealth of experience in many aspects of running the Charity.

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