Durlands Road is a transition home in Horndean, Hampshire for adults with mental health and complex needs. We also support autistic people. The people living at Durlands Road are all men who enjoy an active lifestyle.
The adults living at Durlands Road enjoy busy days filled with opportunities such as football, trampolining, days out and much more.
Residents of Durlands Road have a variety of communication needs therefore different communication tools are used to support individuals to take control of their lives.
Each individual is encouraged to be as independent as possible and help to look after their home. Social opportunities and positive relationships with friends and family are also actively promoted.
Durlands Road is set in a residential area in Horndean and is a short walking distance from a local parade of shops as well as a bus stop.
The local football club is only down the road and the home is a short bus trip away from local colleges. The A3 motorway being on the doorstep of the home offers easy access to larger cities such as London and Southampton.
Portsmouth city is a short drive from the home with Gunwharf Quays offering a variety of shops, bars and restaurants as well as the harbour which has ferry trips to the Isle of Wight.
The layout of Durlands Road offers a large open plan lounge and dining room with access into the back garden. The separate activity/games room, leading off from the dining room with separate access into the garden, can also be used as a separate area to meet with family and friends.
There is a large kitchen with a breakfast bar area. All bedrooms at Durlands Road have en-suite shower facilities and the home also offers a separate bathroom for those who prefer to have a bath.
One bedroom is located on the ground floor and the other three bedrooms are upstairs, along with a further bedroom being used for a sleep in.
Individuals living at Durlands Road are encouraged to decorate their bedrooms in a colour of their choice and to make their rooms personalised.
There are two house vehicles to facilitate getting out and about locally and further afield.
The staff at Durlands Road are very positive and encouraging, motivating each individual to develop their skills and have a fulfilling and active lifestyle.
The team are trained to support the wide range of interests of the people living in the home as well as the additional needs associated with learning disabilities, communication needs, epilepsy and autism.
In addition, the staff have also been trained in MAPA to meet individuals’ needs.
The home manager has a wealth of knowledge and experience in working with individuals with learning disabilities, mental health needs and forensic backgrounds and in supporting individuals with behavioural needs.
The home manager has also completed NVQ level 4 Social Care.