At Rhodelands we provide specialist support for seven people with learning disabilities, autism and behaviours that challenge. We use a variety of communication methods depending on each individual's preferences and the staff team are trained to support people with autism using behavioural management plans and service specific training.
We want everyone we support to have positive and rewarding experiences and to develop and maintain their skills. College courses available locally include art and crafts, life skills and car maintenance. We also make good use of other local facilities such as shops and the leisure centre.
We hold regular house meetings and everyone can get involved in menu planning, activity planning and interviewing new staff, if they wish.
The home is located in Doveridge, a small, quiet village just 10 minutes’ from Uttoxeter and within easy reach of Stoke and Derby. There is a bus stop at the end of the road and we have two service vehicles.
There are seven bedrooms within the home, each with en-suite facilities. We encourage people to bring their own belongings and decorate their rooms in the style they prefer. The communal areas include a large lounge, a dining room, a conservatory, a sensory room and an activity room. There is also a kitchen where everyone is encouraged to prepare meals and snacks.
We also have a cabin on site that has sensory equipment, arts and crafts facilities and a games area and our home is surrounded by a large garden.