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Rochester House


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Specialism Learning: Disability, autism and complex health and physical needs.

Type of Service: The environment has full accessibility to people using wheelchairs and for those with mobility and visual needs. We have created additional communal space for people to socialise and move around.The kitchen is now adapted with low level work tops, sinks and cooker for full wheelchair inclusion for increased independence with cooking and life skills training.

Details of Vacancy: There is currently one vacancy at the service.

Age Range: Currently from 20+

Current Profile of Service: The ground floor comprises of a large communal lounge and dining room, adapted kitchen, wet room and three bedrooms which are all fully wheelchair accessible. There is also a lift to the first floor and lower ground floor. Located on the first floor are seven further bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which has an adapted bath and hoisting facilities.

Hours Provided: There is 24-hour staffing, including waking night and sleep-in staff.

Focus of Service: We adopt an outcome focused approach by working with each service user, taking all areas of their life, important to them, into consideration. We develop a package of support based on an individual’s assessed needs. Opportunities to move on to supported living services can be included within outcome plans. Support is structured to ensure that the individual has the opportunity to access a full range of activities within the community.

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Rochester House is 10 bed service in a spacious Victorian detached property located on the outskirts of Rochester, with good train and bus links to other local towns.

The ground floor comprises of a large communal lounge and dining room, adapted kitchen, wet room and with a lift to the first floor and lower ground floor eight bedrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Located on the first floor are seven bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which has an adapted bath and hoisting facilities.

On the Lower ground floor we have an activity room where service users enjoy individual activities of their choice or quiet time for relaxation and meetings. There is a well equipped sensory room for service users to enjoy their current aromatherapy and reflexology sessions or to relax with stimulation from the sensory lights and music.

The garden is a hub or social activity in the summer months and plans are in place for a full landscape make over, sensory area and BBQ entertainment area.

24 hours a day shared support; including wake night support.

Promote opportunity for life skills training to enable people to move from residential care onto supported living.

Our aim is to decrease 1:1 support hours as skills are further developed and greater independence gained where possible.

Promotion of communication for users with autism and or communication needs. We promote use of pictorial aids, communication passports, audio communication systems and where required speech and language therapists.

Support is structured to ensure that individuals have the opportunity to access a full range of activities within the community, including education and supported employment.

Lisa Gallop is the manager at Rochester House.

The Regard Awards – Celebrating Excellent Support - Winners for this quarter

Congratulations to the following team and individuals who have won our this quarter’s internal awards.



The Regard Awards – Celebrating Excellent Support

Congratulations to the following team and individuals who have won our inaugural, quarterly internal awards.



Contact Rochester House


  • 221 Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3BU
  • 01634 847 682
  • 07734 538 162
  • rochester@regard.co.uk
  • Service Manager: Lisa Gallop
  • Regional Manager: Linda Ribbands: 0788 964 2306

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