High Cross House
High Cross House, located in Stoke-on-Trent, supports up to nine people with learning disabilities including those with autism and Down's syndrome.
Our approach to support
At High Cross House, all of our residents have a named key worker, and their own individual person-centred plan, which is constantly evolving to meet their needs. We promote independence in all aspects of daily life and encourage people to make decisions and choices about their lives and the running of the home through Priory Adult Care’s monthly "Our Voice" feedback meetings.
We operate an open door policy, and families and friends are always welcome and are often involved in social and recreational events with us.
High Cross House is based in an enviable location with good transport links throughout the city, and we are only minutes away from the motorway and train station. There is a variety of local shops nearby and various colleges easily accessible by public transport. Local places of interest include:
- Cultural Quarter with theatres, cinemas, bowling alley, restaurants, a shopping centre and a museum.
- Alton Towers
- Shugborough Hall
- Trentham Gardens
- Monkey Forest
The wide variety of leisure activities available contribute towards making this a happy home with a welcoming atmosphere.
High Cross House is a large Victorian home with a garden to the rear where we hold barbecues in the summer months.
To create a homely environment, Individuals are encouraged and supported to personalise their bedrooms, and are involved in all aspects of the running of the home and personal domestic tasks including:
- Menu planning
- Meal preparation
- Bedroom cleaning
Activities at High Cross House
The people living at High Cross House lead a very active life. They take part in many different activities including
- Visiting the cinema, theatre and local disco
- Holidays abroad
- Trips to the pub
Alongside this, everyone is a member of the Special Olympics and they have travelled extensively throughout the UK and abroad when competing.
Individuals at High Cross House also attend work placements and college, social and recreational events of their choosing, and travel independently using local transport.
“I really like living here. I feel so much more independent than I did before.”
Person supported by High Cross House