At Northfield House we support autistic adults and individuals who have learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and physical disabilities.
We support and encourage residents to lead an independent and active lifestyle. We are committed to promoting independence and empowering the residents to live their lives to the fullest.
Individuals can choose what they want to eat and shop for ingredients to make their own meals. We offer stimulating activities individually tailored to each person’s preferences, interests and skills and encourage everyone to try new experiences.
The residents currently enjoy attending activities like horse riding, line dancing, theatre and dance groups, coffee trips, weekly discos, theatre trips and adult education courses. Each person is given the opportunity to increase their independence through work placements, such as working in local charity shops or elderly residential homes.
Individuals are supported to be actively involved in decisions about all aspects of their lives.
People who live at Northfield House are very much part of the local community, making use of local facilities such as the library, hairdressers, the supermarket, doctors surgeries, cafes and pubs.
Northfield House is in a rural location, close to the seaside, with views towards the scenic Quantock Hills. Nearby towns include Taunton, Minehead and Bridgwater, where a variety of shops and other facilities are available. We make use of public transport, including buses and the steam railway to Minehead.
The team are experienced and receive training they need to meet each person’s needs.
The home has eleven bedrooms spread over the ground floor and first floor. The ground floor is wheelchair accessible and some rooms have en-suite facilities. The house has an open plan kitchen area, leading to a quieter lounge.
There is a television lounge which looks out onto the decking area outside. This area is very popular for barbecues and socialising when the weather is good. At the top of the accessible garden is a summer house, with equipment for garden games.
The home also has a relaxation room which provides a quiet place to enjoy a massage when our therapist visits.