The residents who live at Cloverdale have a range of needs including autistic tendencies, epilepsy, selective mutism, Smith Magenis Syndrome, acquired brain injury, and communication difficulties.
Everyone at Cloverdale is supported and encouraged to make their choices, attend activities which they are interested in and enjoy themselves.
They particularly enjoy day trips to attractions such as Bird World, Marwell Zoo, Thorpe Park, Sea Life Centre, Arundel Castle and various beaches. They also enjoy going shopping, being out for a drink or meal, library visits, going to the cinema, playing bowling, swimming, horse-riding, trampolining and various other activities coordinated by our internal activities co-ordinator.
One of the residents goes to college and enjoys her sports and dancing course.
Residents also take part in baking, gardening and sometimes watch films and get involved in arts and crafts at home. We have a massage therapist who comes in once a month to give our residents aromatherapy and podiatry. There is also another professional who comes in once a week that can give Indian head massage.
Cloverdale is a detached house in Alton, set back from the road. The home has a lovely garden with unique features and is in a quiet area yet within a short walk of a local shop, park and gym.
Cloverdale has a large open plan lounge/dining room and small conservatory to the rear, with a spacious kitchen and separate laundry area. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor and a further two on the first floor.
There is also a shower wet room downstairs and a bathroom on the first floor.
The staff at Cloverdale takes a person-centre approach. Staff receives specialised training which is tailored to the needs of our residents. This could include MAKATON, learning disability awareness, acquired brain injury training, epilepsy and administration of Buccal Midazolam, autism, MAPA and stoma care. The home promotes the usage of MAKATON and pictorial skills to support communication.
A number of staff members have completed their NVQ for Social Care.
The home manager has a number of years’ experience working in the Health Care sector including supporting individuals with a learning disability, mental health needs and complex needs.
Cloverdale is located within walking distance of Alton town centre. The local bus stop is just across the road and the train station is only a five minute drive from the home.
The property is situated near to the local college, shops, pub and the gym is only a short walk away.
Alton is an historic market town situated at the head of the Northern River Wey Valley, surrounded by beautiful Hampshire countryside and ideal for people who enjoy spending time outdoors and walking.
Alton is a perfect centre for exploring the literary and cultural heritage of North Hampshire surrounded by beautiful countryside, long distance footpaths and other rights of way which offer many opportunities for walking and cycling.
The town gives good access to the M3 being approximately five miles south of junction 6, the A31 for Guildford and the A32 to Fareham, Portsmouth, Southampton and the south coast. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are approximately 50 miles away.