The team at Edward Avenue support four young adults with learning disabilities to live in the friendly community of Bishopstoke.
There is a strong football following in this home and active involvement in the local football club Saints Ability, part of Southampton FC. Some of the activities residents enjoy are karaoke, going out for meals, going to the cinema and playing snooker at the local club in Eastleigh.
There are also wider social networks enjoyed through the home’s internal coordinated daily activities. Popular structured day activities include college, cookery, media studies, arts and crafts, drumming, trampolining and swimming.
The home is within a short walk of shops, pubs and other amenities. There is also a riverside footpath nearby, where you can sit and watch the ducks and swans, and enjoy nature. The home has its own vehicle and there are bus routes to Eastleigh, Winchester, Fair Oak and Southampton, as well as regular train connections to London and Weymouth.
The home has been colourfully personalised to reflect the characters of the residents who live here. All bedrooms are on the ground floor and have en-suite showers or wet rooms.
In addition to the lounge and open plan kitchen diner, there is a laundry room, an accessible toilet and an office and meeting space in the loft room which is well used by residents and their visitors.
At the front of the house there is a large tiered garden and a drive with space for two cars. To the left of the house there are wide steps, with two resting platforms and rails either side and in the centre to allow two person access. The garden has a patio area with an awning and a lawn with flowered borders.
The staff at Edward Avenue are well established and experienced, which is reflected in their focus and professionalism. The staff and manager have a strong focus on diversity and individuality, promoting independence, personal development and supporting residents to take steps towards their life goals.
With skills in professional interaction, motivation and clear communication, staff actively encourage the people living at Edward Avenue to make progress towards reaching their potential in life.