Middleton Fells, Lonsdale Lancashire – a new residential provision for adults with complex needs including autism, severe learning disabilities and non-verbal communication challenges.
The newly refurbished buildings and grounds, previously a public house, comprise six single occupancy flats and bungalows, located within a large communal garden.
Residents are moving from their current accommodation at Underley Garden just twenty minutes away and there will be two vacancies once the current residents have settled in. We have already started assessments for one potential new resident. Each of the new living spaces is tailored to the needs of each individual, so we can provide them with specific facilities that will be most beneficial to them, for example, one of the homes has been designed with a sensory room rather than a kitchen.
Our on-site team comprises 20 highly skilled, innovative and experienced key workers, who work alongside our therapy team – a consultant clinical psychologist, assistant psychologist, speech and language therapist and occupational therapist. All the residents will be neighbours, so they will have more opportunities to socialise with each other. We included communal areas in the planning of the building and there is a gazebo in the landscaped garden, where residents and staff can get together outside in the summer months.
The residents will enjoy weekly activities like trips to the swimming pool, going for walks and lunch in town, and to benefit from new onsite special events and holiday festivities.