Rose Cottage is situated in New Romney, which has good access to the local shops, cafes, pubs, libraries, doctors' surgeries and other amenities. There are regular buses that go through the town and other places of interest are 30 minutes away.
The service has a large communal lounge which leads onto a conservatory. This is also used for in-house activities, such as arts and crafts. Leading from the conservatory is the enclosed garden. People have barbecues and house parties in the garden, which individuals' family members and friends are invited to. The bungalow has access for people with physical disabilities.
Individuals are encouraged and supported to personalise their bedrooms and to participate in the preparing and cooking of meals. The family sized kitchen is accessible to everyone living at Rose Cottage and all individuals are encouraged to make suggestions towards the menu. All dietary requirements are catered for.
A range of activities
Everyone living at Rose Cottage is encouraged and supported to participate in all decisions of how their home is run. This includes choosing and planning the activities people can get involved with at the service, both in-house and within the community. These activities include:
- Horse riding
- Line dancing
- Socialising in pubs
Individuals are encouraged and supported to attend college and work placements. People also get involved with activities around the bungalow, including baking, gardening, using computers and helping with housework.