Oaklands is currently home to six men who have varying support needs, including learning disabilities.
Our staff work with our residents to ensure activities are planned that fit their needs and preferences. Current activities include swimming, bowling, cinema visits, walking, shopping, cooking and daily living skills. Each person is supported to choose and plan annual holidays and day trips throughout the year.
Oaklands is located in Theale, with good links to bus and train routes giving easy access to Reading, Newbury and other local towns and villages. People living here also have access to two cars, one of which is adapted for wheelchair access. Theale is a small town with good community spirit and there is a high street with a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. There is a small lake with good wheelchair access which is a nice spot for a picnic when the sun is shining.
Oaklands is a six-bedroom house that is accessible for wheelchair users. There are three downstairs bedrooms, one of which is fitted with a shower room, and a further three bedrooms upstairs. Everyone is encouraged to personalise their bedrooms with colours of their choosing, personal pictures and other personal items.
There is a large open plan lounge and dining room, wet room and separate toilet. The communal areas are decorated with pictures of day trips and holidays that people who live here have enjoyed. Oaklands has a large garden, which is surrounded by trees to ensure privacy. The garden has a summer house and a variety of games. In the summer people enjoy playing football and skittles and having barbecues in the garden. The home is currently finishing off their own sensory garden to improve the experience of those who are currently living there.