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Bradwell House

Specialism: Adults with a learning disability, and accompanying diagnosis such as epilepsy, visual impairment and behavioural and emotional difficulties.

Details of vacancy: No current vacancies

Type of Service: 24 hour residential care

Age Range: 24 - 56 years

Current Profile of Service: The property is a large detached house in its own grounds within a quiet residential area. All of the bedrooms are en-suite and individually decorated and furnished to the indivdials choice. The home has a large dining room and lounge. The service has large grounds which also includes a sensory room and activity room.

Hours Provided: The service has staff on site throughout the day with 2 waking night staff. Additional staffing is on a 1:1 basis based on assessed needs of an individual.

Focus of Service: Our aim is to support people to realise their potential, we believe trying new things, developing new skills, likes and preferences, enhances people’s quality of life. Regardless of a person’s level of disability we support people to live active and engaging lives in a way that makes sense for them.

“I just had to e-mail you, I’m really pleased with the progress Sharon has made in the year she has been at Bradwell House. She is enjoying and participating in activities much more than I have known her to before. This is all down to the patience and encouragement from the staff.” Mrs Halls, Mother of Sharon who lives at Bradwell House.

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Bradwell House is a large ten-bedroom house in a pleasant residential setting in the small village of Saltwood, close to Hythe, Kent. The service is a five-minute car journey or half-an-hour’s walk from the sea- front town of Hythe, which has many shops, cafes, pubs and places of interest.

There is a bus stop opposite the house and Saltwood and Hythe are both served by main line train stations. The Hythe and Dymchurch Railway operates steam train services in the summer months both as a tourist attraction and as a useful local travel option. For added independence, transport to and from the home is often provided by the service vehicles.

Each resident has an individual activity plan tailored around their likes and dislikes and staff are happy to look into arranging any other activities that residents would like to take part in that are not currently listed.

Resources close to Bradwell House include Saltwood’s historic castle, Brockwell Country Park, riding stables and a leisure centre, a post office, pubs, shops and a café/tearoom that opens as a bistro in the evenings.

Those living at Bradwell House regularly access these facilities as well as , education services and clubs.Bradwell House is also able to support indiviudals to participate in supported work placements.

Maria Wilkinson has been the manager of Bradwell House since June 2014 and has worked within the care industry for 28 years. Maria has worked in numerous areas of care including adults with learning disabilities, mental health issues and dual diagnosis, the elderly, people with complex needs including dementia, epilepsy, visual impairment, hearing impairment and behaviours that challenge. Maria has the City & Guilds ‘Management in Care’, ‘Diploma in Welfare Studies’, ‘HNC in Social Care’ and the ‘Registered Managers Award’. Maria is also a Bank Inspector for CQC. Maria historically has been a trainer in Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and a Physical Intervention Instructor as well as providing in-house training in most mandatory training required.

Maria’s team have over 160 years’ experience between them. The majority of this is with learning disabled adults although some had worked in other areas of care too. The majority have worked in the caring industry for most of their careers. The team have level 2 NVQ in Social Care with one more working towards it, 9 staff with level 3. 3 members of the senior team are just about to complete there level 5 in management in care with the majority who have had specialist training in Angelmans Syndrome and administering Buccal. The senior team and two key workers have just undertaken specialist training to support two of our service users who have little or no sight. Staff have recently completed intensive interaction training and are working with the individuals that use the service to reach outcome focuses goals as part of their individual personal daily outcomes.

Natalie, from Bradwell House, swims 65 lengths to help raise money for charity

One of the individuals we support at our Bradwell House residential care service in Hythe, recently swam 65 lengths to help raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care: a charity they are passionate about and have been raising money for since 2000.

Being good neighbours is so important to the people who live at Bradwell House

Being good neighbours is so important to the people with learning difficulties who live at Bradwell House in Hythe that they invited all their neighbours to join them on Saturday (11 June) for a celebratory garden party and barbecue to mark the 90th birthday of HRH Elizabeth II.

Activities are the key to success at Bradwell House

Our Bradwell House 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.

Contact Bradwell House

  • 14 Brockhill Road, Hythe, Kent CT21 4AQ
  • 01303 239 439
  • 01303 239 391
  • Manager: Maria Wilkinson
  • Locality Manager: Charmaine Williams 07986105085
  • Area Manager: Victoria Hodgson 07734538156

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