Here at 5 Old Barn we are as individual as our residents with beautiful artwork and an idyllic countryside setting. We specialise in providing care for people with complex needs such as severe learning disabilities, physical mobility issues and dementia. Our home is perfect for residents who enjoy a peaceful relaxed way of life and we focus on creating a real family feel.
Our number one priority is that the residents are involved with their own care and daily decisions and that it feels exactly like a family home where residents are supported. Family and friends are warmly welcomed and encouraged to visit, and we provide many opportunities for residents to get involved and build friendships.
Providing care tailored to each resident that fits with their needs and requirements is something we pride ourselves on and works well with our small setting with only 5 service users. We always have two friendly and skilled staff available, with 24/7 support. Overnight we have two waking care staff with emergency support on call at all times.
The philosophy at 5 Old Barn is that our home is welcoming, caring and fun. Age is not a barrier to enjoying yourself and all staff ensure activities fit each resident’s ability and preferences.
Staff are fully qualified in supporting complex needs and all aspects of intimate personal care.
Our scheme is fully equipped with the latest technology to support physical disabilities and has its own wet room, adapted bath and hoist systems. We also have a stunning garden where we grow our own produce and encourage the residents to get involved. The garden also includes a completely unique mural and a wheelchair swing which is thoroughly enjoyed – especially in the sunshine!
We have a communal open plan living area which includes a TV, kitchen and dining area. We regularly get together to enjoy life in the home through music or films.
The home also has a dedicated mobility vehicle which we use for many visits throughout the year to many local attractions.
Artwork is a real theme in Old Barn, with gorgeous mixed material pieces across many of the walls and the ceramic flowers in the garden that bloom all year round.
We run a real selection of activities from cooking mornings to trips to the reindeer farm in winter! Many of our trips are to local gardens, to the seaside or to activities such as bowling and ice skating. The residents all get involved with planning our events and activities and they are thoroughly enjoyed – which is easy to see from all the photos around the site.
Here in the small village of Gawcott we have access to excellent health services who are closely involved with the team at Old Barn. The GP surgery and district nurses all visit regularly and we have an excellent community disability learning team who specialise in psychological support, eating & swallowing issues and physio.
Within a short distance we have plenty of gorgeous gardens, national trust properties and garden centres that we visit often for a spot of lunch or cake.
Telephone: 01280 824799
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