In the heart of Langport sits a beautiful old house shared by 12 people.
These individuals are always making every day count and will spend time either attending college or enjoying their chosen hobbies such as horse-riding, swimming, bike rides, arts and crafts and shopping, to name just a few.
At Huish House we strive to make every day more fun filled, exciting and breath-taking than the day before. This is an easy task when it comes to the amazing people who live here – all of which have learning disabilities ranging from autism, epilepsy, sensory impairment and physical disability.
One success story is that of a young man who came to live with us a little over two years ago. He was very shy and never really socialised with anyone. Once he had moved into our home he continued to withdraw himself from all walks of life, refusing to leave his room even just to go and eat in the dining room.
Our passionate and dedicated team of staff worked closely with him to meet his needs – by using a ‘Picture Exchange Communication’ method we supported him to not only just be comfortable, but to grow into an amazingly confident, enthusiastic and energetic young adult who now spends the majority of his days swimming, riding horses and even taking long walks around the town, some things which his family had never dreamed he would achieve.
A major factor in our success are the people who work here. Our team of staff consists of an amazing group of hand-picked people who are not only extremely passionate about what they do, but are also committed, loyal and incredible individuals.
With the training we have undertaken and the ongoing training we continue to receive, we are able to give the right level and right amount of support to each individual living at Huish House.
Each individual living here has a large bedroom, uniquely decorated to their own tastes and styled by their own ideas and personal preferences. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and five of the bedrooms are situated on the ground floor.
The gardens are an impressive size and give us a beautiful view of the Somerset countryside.
We have a fully equipped sensory room where a lot of time is spent by everyone living here. We also have a sensory garden with a pond full of fish and a vegetable plot where the residents grow their own tomatoes, carrots, potatoes and leeks.
All of the gardens are wheelchair accessible. The house itself was built in 1883 and is a grand inviting building full of character and charm, boasting original features throughout.
The rooms are large, spacious, tastefully decorated and maintained to a very high standard. We have two kitchens, a laundry room and two large dining rooms.
Our large kitchen is an important room for us as everyone who lives here loves to spend time in there with the support of staff, using numerous daily living skills while baking cakes, cooking food and creating masterpieces.
Another hub of activity is our laundry room where the residents who live here go to wash their own clothes.