Oaklands is comfortable, clean and homely. All redecoration is done following consultation with individuals - this applies to communal areas as well as individual bedrooms. We have eight bedrooms, two of these being on the ground floor so we are able to support those less physically able.
All food is bought locally by the individuals supported here, and is fresh on a daily basis. This is then prepared by everyone with staff providing support and assistance.
There is space to sit outside - with barbecues being a common activity during the summer months and there is a well maintained pond area built by individuals and staff.
A range of activities
Oaklands is a rehabilitation service and as a result provides a well-structured routine for everyone living here. Activities are many and varied and include:
- Art groups
- Dance classes
- Maths groups
- Meals out
- Playing pool
- Voluntary work
As part of the rehabilitation programme, the service is run by the people who live here, with the support of the staff, where required. Duties include:
- Decision making and planning
- Personal laundry
Individuals are also assisted when contacting benefit agencies, doctors, dentists, opticians and other agencies which we use to support our daily lives.
Oaklands is situated on a main road close to the city centre and those who use our service make use of a wide range of local facilities. We do have our own vehicle to access the wider community and everyone makes good use of the public transport links which are easily accessible from here.