At Dryad Spinney, we provide a positive and motivating home environment for five young men dwith Prader-Willi syndrome, epilepsy, autism, down syndrome, diabeties during the transition between college and residential care.
We are committed to following behaviour support plans and embracing preventative, proactive approaches, focussing on positive engagement, high levels of physical activities and good daily structures and routines. Supporting people to develop their independence skills and improve their social skills are a key focus at our home.
Our residents enjoy various leisure pursuits including drama groups, music and cooking sessions in the Southampton area. They also enjoy activities at home such as gardening and trampolining.
Staff support individuals through person-centred approaches and use Makaton, Board Maker and photo symbols to promote understanding amongst those with communication difficulties.
Located on the edge of the New Forest in a sought after position within Blackfield, convenient for local shops, bus services and the extensive New Forest national park.
It is a two mile rural walk to Lepe Beach, ideally suited for those who enjoy physical activities. Activities further afield are facilitated by the two house vehicles.
We have five bedrooms at Dryad Spinney and they all have an en-suite shower room or wet room – there is also a separate bathroom. We have a spacious kitchen diner and two lounge areas.
The garden surrounding the house is generous and incorporates a large sunken trampoline. Our home has a patio area equipped with a picnic bench where lunch and dinner is often enjoyed in the summer months.
We support residents to personalise their bedrooms – themes can vary from Marvel super heroes to Michael Jackson and a variety of football teams.
Dryad Spinney has a settled staff team, with some members of the team established since the home opened in 2009. Our staff work hard to create a relaxed yet attentive environment where our residents can lead independent lives as much as possible.