Birchwood Bungalow is home to seven people with learning and physical disabilities. The home has a large secure garden and is surrounded by woodland which can be accessed via a small lane leading to various footpaths.
The residents at Birchwood Bungalow have opportunities to participate in a variety of activities both in-house and in the community. These include art and music therapies, aromatherapy, going to the cinema and restaurants, shopping, visits to parks, holidays, movie nights and various other sessions with our staff.
House meetings are held monthly where everyone is supported to discuss different subjects that are important to them. People are supported to make choices independently, with assistance appropriate to their needs.
We support individuals to have regular contact with their family and friends and to develop new friendships. We assist one of our residents to meet up with people she knew from her previous home.
Birchwood Bungalow is situated in the picturesque village of Park Street, St Albans. Park Street has a parade of small shops only a few minutes’ walk from the bungalow. The residents are regular visitors to the shops and the local hairdressers, where the stylists know them well.
The ground floor has a spacious kitchen/diner, a quiet room, a lounge, two specially adapted bathrooms and six private bedrooms, each decorated to suit the individual’s taste. There is another bedroom and bathroom upstairs. We have two vehicles which enable the residents to access local facilities, as well as attend their health appointments.
We have a robust recruitment procedure and staff undergo both statutory training and additional training around the individual needs of the people they support. Our team bring a diverse range of skills and knowledge to their roles.