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Winchester House

Specialism The property is a 24 hour residential home for adults with learning disabilities, mental health, autistic spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy. Some also present challenging behaviours.

Details of Vacancies No vacancies available.

Type of Service 24 hour residential care.

Age Range 20 to 40

Current Profile of Service The property is a large detached bungalow that has 10 bedsits on the ground floor with 2 of them being self-contained and a flat upstairs which is self-contained with 2 bedsits. This property has a large garden and is close to the beach. It also has a sensory room, games room, dining room and lounge to relax in.

Hours Provided This home is a 24 hour residential home with a large staff team to provide the support for each service user and 1-1 hours.

Focus of Service This home is to provide support and guide service users to achieve their own personal goals in everyday life. This includes supported work places to general daily living skills. Our aim is to encourage service users to take part in meaningful activities i.e. swimming, arts and crafts, sensory time, soft play, cinema and other activities they enjoy.

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Winchester House is within walking distance of a local newsagent, post office and chemist and other shops and food outlets are five minutes drive away. Minster Beach is just over a mile away and offers good walking areas and keep fit equipment along the sea front.

Shared areas of the home include a large dining area/lounge and a spacious lounge leading onto a secure garden. There is a sensory room and games room, which includes a pool table, and a small visitors’ room/second reception room. The kitchen is always open to service users and staff support the development of independence skills through cooking and other domestic activities on a daily basis.

Ten of the 12 bedrooms – including two self-contained bedsits – are on the ground floor, as are all the communal areas. The house also has a self-contained, two-bedroom flat on the first floor and this and the bedsits are designed for people who have made progress towards leaving residential care but are not quite ready for supported living. All rooms have en suite bathrooms or wet rooms, with toilet and washbasin.

The Isle of Sheppey is close to Sittingbourne, the Medway Towns and Maidstone. There is a local bus route with a stop just outside of Winchester House and the railway station in Sheerness is approximately three miles away.

Each service user has an individual activity plan, tailored around their preferences to ensure that they participate in meaningful activities at home and in the community.

In-house activities include independent living skills, cookery, creative arts, sensory sessions, zumba classes, games and puzzles. Service users can access courses at Mid Kent College and some take part in supported work places with groups including Spadework, which provides training for people with learning disabilities, the Tuck By Truck charity, and horse rescue organisations.

Individuals attend various clubs and social groups, including the Hermione Club for people with a disability in the Medway area and the Pulse Café and Meeting Place in Sittingbourne and other activities include shopping and budgeting skills, beach activities, cycling, swimming, gym sessions, bowling, soft play, cinema trips and days out.

Winchester House has a strong team of 34 staff all actively participate in training and development. There is a core drive to promote the home to a “service of excellence.” With more than 100 years’ experience between them. In addition to statuary training some staff are completing distance learning on management of diabetes, nutrition and health and principals of working with individuals with learning disabilities.

Regard pioneers company-wide recycling scheme

We have launched an initiative to recycle half of the waste that we produce, and aim to increase recycling by 50% in 6 months.

New social network for Jonathan at Winchester House

Jonathan was facing a lonely New Year after friends at his residential home moved out, but is now enjoying a whole new social circle thanks to the creative thinking of his service manager.

Kent service users ‘dress to impress’ at Charity Ball

A group of service users from Kent who helped organise their own Dress To Impress charity ball are celebrating raising £440 for charity.

Contact Winchester House

  • 455 Minster Road, Sheerness, Isle Of Sheppey, Kent ME12 3NS
  • 01795 871160
  • 01795 871938
  • Service Manager: Tina Stannard
  • Area Manager: Victoria Hodgson 07734538156

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