16 beds for people age 18-65 with a Mental Health or Learning Disability diagnosis. This is a modern 2 storey building which is purpose built to provide excellent accommodation and care provision for people with a Learning Disability or Mental Health problem who require input to improve their potential to eventually live in the community.
On the ground floor there are 7 single rooms. All are en-suite and feature timed, temperature controlled showers, thus enabling residents to maintain dignity and independence without the risks of scolding and forgetting to turn the water off. 1 room is specifically designed to provide accommodation for wheelchair users, with it’s own wet room shower and toilet.
There is also an assisted bathroom, which is a “wet room”, where there is another shower and a Jacuzzi style bath to provide therapeutic stimulating massage, which can help to relieve anxiety, stress and aching muscles. There is a communal lounge and dining area, with a kitchen for residents and staff to make drinks and snacks. Cooking, under supervision, can be undertaken by residents who are assessed to do so.
Access to the first floor is gained by a lift or staircase inside the front door, which leads to two separate flats. One flat consists of 4 en-suite bedrooms, with a fully fitted kitchen. The second flat is exactly the same, but with 5 bedrooms, all en-suite. Residents will be encouraged, and supported, to do some simple cookery and to take care of their own washing and cleaning of their rooms. These activities will be timetabled as part of their personalised daily plan. Activities will include basic numeracy and literacy, budgeting and using public transport. Residents will be encouraged to take college courses and to take part in work experiences away from the home, when available and possible.