Oakcroft is a home for four people with learning disabilities, autism, communication difficulties and additional needs, in the village of Four Marks in Hampshire. The men currently living at Oakcroft are all aged within their mid-forties.
An active lifestyle is very important to those living at Oakcroft. Each individual is supported to develop their own weekly activity timetable to reflect their own personal interests. This means that the activities are engaging and meaningful to each person. These full weekly timetables help to provide desired structure. This is reinforced by individual skill development programmes, helping each person achieve their full potential and personal goals.
The residents enjoy activities such as trampolining, swimming, arts and crafts, local walks, cookery and pottery to name but a few. Their personal interests include cycling at Alice Holt Forest and bowling. At weekends they also enjoy going to the cinema, personal shopping, visiting car boot sales or attending church if requested by the individual.
The home is on a residential road in a village community and the location provides easy access to the countryside and the town of Alton. Oakcroft is also a short drive from the cities of Winchester, Basingstoke, Portsmouth, Southampton and the south coast.
Oakcroft offers an open plan kitchen/dining room, allowing everyone to cook either as a group or on their own. There is a large lounge with a further activity, crafts and media area to one side. One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor with the others upstairs. Two of the bedrooms have en-suite facilities and there are two additional bathrooms within the home.
The garden to the rear is a big focus for the residents living at Oakcroft. There is a large patio area which is often used to dine outside during the summer months under a gazebo. The garden is surrounded by trees and offers a delightful outside space where each person has their own vegetable patch that they enjoy maintaining.
The men living at Oakcroft are supported by a long standing and experienced team of staff. The team are passionate about the support that they provide and pride themselves on the strong and positive relationships that they have developed over the years with each person who lives at Oakcroft.
There is a mixed support team of different genders, ages and backgrounds, meaning that they are able to draw on a variety of experience in order to provide the best support possible.