At Bracken Villa we provide care and support to eight males with a learning disability who may also have mental health needs, cerebral palsy and autism. The individuals at Bracken Villa may also need support with behaviours which could be seen as challenging.
We encourage all residents to participate in meaningful and stimulating activities. These include recreational and educational pursuits and activities to build independent life skills. We organise day trips to places of interest, and can also support visits to individuals’ family homes.
The home is located on the outskirts of Retford, a small market town within an hour’s travel of Nottingham and Doncaster.
Bracken Villa is a detached three storey building. The main house has six bedrooms and spacious communal areas including a lounge, a dining room and a conservatory. The home has a large garden with a quiet area in one corner where individuals can sit and have time to themselves.
Within the grounds of the main house there are two semi-detached units offering a more independent style of living. Each unit has an open plan kitchen/dining area, a bedroom and a bathroom.
Staff support each resident to maintain existing skills and develop new ones, assisting with daily living skills such as laundry, cooking, gardening and budgeting.
A member of staff is assigned to work closely with each person and their family, making sure that all information is kept up to date and helping to make appointments, arrange holidays and plan for the future.