Oaklands provides supported living for eight adults with Learning Disabilities and is particularly suitable for young adults in transition. It is a tenancy supported living service situated in a pleasant residential part of Walsoken on the outskirts of Wisbech.
Walsoken has its own shops and post office and is only a short distance from the centre of Wisbech, an attractive Georgian market town and inland port with easy access to nearby King’s Lynn and Peterborough. There is an excellent bus service two minutes’ walk away from the property.
The tenants at Oaklands are encouraged to pursue a wide range of activities which include attending adult education courses at local colleges in King’s Lynn and Wisbech including Access into the Workforce, cookery and evening classes in a range of subjects e.g. sports and pottery. They are also involved with The Princes Trust and participate in many community activities such as playing snooker at a local club, accessing a gym in Wisbech, cinema visits, playing cricket, bike rides, fishing and swimming.
To develop a person-centred plan of support that emphasises the tenant’s involvement and inclusion.
To assist tenants to develop basic life skills such as shopping, cooking meals, household cleaning, laundry and gardening, as well as other skills that benefit the individual.
To assist tenants to use community resources such as libraries, cafes, sports clubs, pubs, cinemas etc.
To assist the tenants to attend college, find supported employment and take part in other meaningful daytime activities so they can develop and maintain new skills in a friendly and supportive environment.
To ensure that all tenants’ health needs are met in full with access to local practitioners.
To provide an environment that is safe but ensures that tenants have autonomy over their lives.
To encourage tenants to participate in a full range of social activities and to acquire, where necessary, the appropriate social skills and behaviours in such an environment.
To ensure that tenants’ views are sought through meetings and other appropriate means.
About the Property
Oaklands is a large period property that has been recently refurbished; it has good sized rooms with 5 bedrooms in the main house and a completely self-contained 3 bed annexe. The main house has 3 en-suite rooms, including a ground floor room with an en suite wet room for individuals who may have a physical disability, a room with an adjacent separate bathroom and a self contained bedsit on the first floor. It has a spacious kitchen and lounge with doors opening on to a large garden.
The self contained annexe offers three en-suite rooms with a shared kitchen, lounge and bathroom. There is also a guest bedroom for visitors. As it has its own separate front door and garden the annexe can offer supportive services separately from the main house.
Both the main building and the annexe have large double doors which open on to large gardens which are used for games and tenants are encouraged to be more self-sufficient by getting involved in growing their own vegetables. There is a small gym/games room in a separate building at the bottom of the garden and ample parking at the front of both buildings.
Dom Care Manager: Katrina Greff
Telephone: 01945 467 583
Mobile: 07734 538 139
Locality Manager: Sue Mace