At Tentelow Lane we support people with learning disabilities, autism, challenging needs, sensory impairment and mental health issues.
We focus on enabling rather than disability and value each person as an individual, celebrating and respecting their diverse backgrounds. We have been able to support people who had previously been labelled as extremely challenging to take part in everyday activities, with a reduction in disruptive behaviours.
We encourage everyone to explore a range of activities, such as bowling, gym, swimming, playing football, going to the cinema and going on day trips.
One of our residents is a Voyage Quality Checker, Volunteer for Mencap and is involved in various meetings and workshops as well as working part time at a special school.
We hold weekly meetings where issues can be discussed and menus are chosen. Two of the people we support are spokespeople for the residents and have meetings with the manager once a fortnight to discuss any concerns and also take part in staff recruitment.
Everyone is given the opportunity to express their wishes through their key worker and family involvement is also encouraged.
Our home is in a suburban area in Norwood Green, London, approximately 10 minutes from the nearest bus stop.
Some of the bedrooms have ensuite facilities. We also have a sensory room on site and a large garden which is used for outdoor games and barbecues, as well as being a place where everyone can relax.