At Woodrow Cottage, we provide care and support to eight people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs. The people living at Woodrow Cottage enjoy a wide range of activities, all of which are tailored to their particular interests. They enjoy music sessions, trampolining, cycling, cookery, horse riding, theatre trips, cinema, bowling and visits to local pubs and restaurants.
Woodrow Cottage is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in a desirable area of Fair Oak, near Winchester, just a short walk from the village. There are bus routes close by as well as local pubs, parks and Marwell Zoo. We are located just ten minutes from Eastleigh town centre. There are also two house vehicles which can be used by everyone to access activities.
Woodrow Cottage is a beautiful detached property which is shared by five men and two women who are all in their 30s. We also have an annex, which has been converted into a self-contained living environment for one of the people we support.
Woodrow Cottage has a very homely atmosphere with a country style kitchen and a cosy lounge with French doors out to the garden, offering a fantastic environment for supporting people positively. In addition to the main lounge and separate dining room, there is also a smaller second lounge offering further space for people to enjoy music, sensory engagement and focussed interaction. We have a smaller dining area for those who prefer to eat in a quieter setting.
Woodrow Cottage borders private fields, offering excellent views and a rural feel with an abundance of wildlife. The garden is secure and offers outside facilities including an adult swing, trampoline and small circular track for cycling or go-kart riding. There is also a garden patch for individuals to grow their own plants and vegetables and a sensory corner is under development.
Our creative, motivated staff team use Makaton signing to promote communication, along with the many visual resources actively used around the home. These include symbols, photographs and personalised communication systems. Our staff team are hardworking and dedicated in supporting the individuals. There is a well-balanced age range amongst the staff team, who have a wide range of experience and knowledge.
The staff enjoy coming to work and have built positive relationships with the people they support and their families. They are proactive in their work and strive to provide high quality support with a person-centred approach.