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Sail Close


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Specialism: Regard will provide a bespoke care plan for each individual based on their own needs through a considered assessment and discharge process. In line with the policy of Recovery and Social Inclusion, we help service users relearn the skills required for daily living in order for them to move towards increased independence and minimum support.

Details of vacancies: one self-contained My Home in the grounds; one room in a two bed ground floor self-contained flat for a male to share are now available.

Type of Service: A 24 hour staffing including sleep-ins.

Age range: 18 years +

Current Profile of service: Sail Close is a supported living service for people with mental health needs and/or learning disabilities situated in the attractive and tranquil village of Gayton near King’s Lynn. There is a mix of single person and shared self-contained apartments, and a 3 bedroom house, surrounding a central courtyard.

Focus of service: To support individuals with all aspects of their daily lives from every day tasks such as prompts and encouragement to carry out cleaning and other domestic tasks to prompts to take medication. Assistance with changes in individual support levels and move-on accommodation includes enabling the tenant to contact and gain access to services and to enhance their ability to live independently.

Hours provided: High levels of 24 hour support from experienced staff.

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Sail Close has been developed on the site of an old Mill. All the apartments have their own front doors, separate living space and bedrooms, as well as a fully fitted well equipped kitchen and bath or shower room. Individual intruder and fire alarm systems as well as emergency lighting are standard. Features of the old mill have been incorporated into the development providing exciting bespoke environments with ample parking facilities. Some apartments have their own private patio or garden. In addition there is a large communal courtyard/garden where tenants can socialise, have barbeques and also grow their own vegetables. Within the old Mill building there is a communal room with a pool table that can be used for socialising or for meetings.

We will support individuals with all aspects of their daily lives from every day tasks such as prompts and encouragement to carry out cleaning and other domestic tasks to prompts to take medication. In addition we also provide assistance with making benefit claims, managing finances (including bill payments), managing debt. Assistance with changes in individual support levels and move-on accommodation includes enabling the tenant to contact and gain access to services and to enhance their ability to live independently

Enabling the tenant to develop the social skills needed to interact in a variety of housing related situations such as dealing with problems or disputes with neighbours. Advice on behaviour required to adhere to tenancy conditions. Advising and supporting tenants in accessing employment, training or education and advising the tenant on establishing both personal safety and the security of their home. Provision of eligible support which forms part of a rehabilitation plan for a tenant following illness, accident or acquired disability.

Gemma Watson, the Service Manager at Sail Close and Oaklands has 11.5 years of experience working with adults with mental health issues and/or learning difficulties. She has vast experience of working with challenging behaviours. Gemma has an NVQ level 3 in Social Care and various other qualifications specific to her role including an IDL qualification in Managing People in the Workplace. Gemma has gained a variety of skills which enable her to manage a person centred service for all living at Sail Close and Oaklands.

Between both homes, the 27 strong team, excluding Gemma, have over 100 years of experience of working in this field. Many have worked for the company for 5+years. Most staff have their NVQ 2 or above and have received specialist training in schizophrenia, Autism, Huntingdon’s Disease, Epilepsy, Drug and Alcohol Awareness, Sexual Health and Relationships, SCIP and Team Teach as well as a vast array of mandatory training.

Frankie, from Sail Close, celebrates his birthday in Disneyland Paris

Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, and Aladdin were all part of Frankie’s recent adventure to Disneyland Paris. Staff supported Frankie on his trip which was the first time he had travelled abroad. He wanted to share the experience in his own words:

Mark from Sail Close has developed his independent living skills

Mark is enjoying a new lease of life after moving to a supported living service near King’s Lynn. Mark, who is 27 and has learning difficulties, relocated from a service on the opposite side of town in February, and is ‘a different man’ according to senior support worker Danielle Garrigan.



Space to live in converted windmill at Sail Close

Our supported living service in a converted windmill in Gayton, near King’s Lynn, Norfolk has been so successful that it will soon have vacancies for individuals with mental health needs and learning disabilities as some of the current people move on to live more independent lives.



Frankie’s “My Home” success at Sail Close

Our new My Home concept, creating safe, secure places where people with learning difficulties or mental health needs can live independently has proved a great success for first resident Frankie Hannant.



Heartfelt success for Claire at Sail Close

Claire Searle who lives in a supported living property in Gayton is celebrating after receiving an award for her volunteer work.



Our innovative My Home units - first two completed at Sail Close!

The Regard “My Home” project is a new concept in creating safe, secure, independent living units for people with learning difficulties and mental health needs.



Go Team: Regard’s Management Team drink invisible cups of tea!

A sunny, May day saw Regard’s managers form teams and race around the grounds of Wokefield Park, Reading.



Celebrating gold in Cardiff with tea and cake

Our Cardiff services that supports people with learning disabilities and mental health needs live independent lives joined in our nationwide celebration of 105 tea parties around the UK.



Contact Sail Close


  • 01553 635 026
  • sail.close@regard.co.uk
  • Locality Manager: Di Eaton

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