A specialist residential care service for adults with learning disabilities and accompanying diagnosis, such as visual impairment and emotional difficulties in Hythe, Kent, has embarked on an ambitious new activity programme.
Trampolining, cycling, swimming and music sessions have all been lined up in a new programme of events for the adults in the large 10-bedroom house operated by ACH part of Regard, the UK’s fourth biggest provider of care for people with learning difficulties.
Currently there are nine people living in Bradwell House, Brockhill Road, Hythe with one first floor en-suite room available for someone who requires accommodation and a place where they can realise their full potential with one-to-one support.
Manager Maria Wilkinson said: “We have just set out a new activity schedule and have a newly assigned activity co-ordinator supporting people to develop new skills and enhance their quality of life. Regardless of a person’s level of disability we support them to live active and engaging lives in a way that makes sense for them.
“It is rare for us to have a vacancy so we would like to talk to any families in the area that have a family member that might benefit from the specialist support we can provide.Those using our service range from 24 years old to over 50 years old and for many it is a chance to have their own home away from a family that has cared for them all their lives.”
Bradwell House has lots of communal areas within the building with each person having their own room and en-suite bathroom. There are large grounds, including a sensory room, which has just been refreshed with a black ceiling and mirror and fluorescent stars and a newly-decorated activity room.
Maria Wilkinson, who has managed the house since June 2014, has worked within the care industry for 19 years and her team has over 160 years of experience between them of working with people with learning disabilities.