The Old Rectory, Trowbridge
The Old Rectory, located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, offers residential support for eight people who are autistic or have a learning disability. Our beautiful home is set back from a main road and offers excellent community links.
Our team is passionate about improving the health, happiness and wellbeing of the people we support, and we are focused on building positive outcomes for everyone. Some of our residents see The Old Rectory as their home for life, while others aspire to move into their own home in the community, which we support and encourage.
We can also support people who have communication difficulties and mild to moderate behaviours that challenge.
Services at a glance
There are a total of eight bedrooms at the site. Of these:
- 5 have en-suite facilities
- 2 are on the ground floor
“The staff have helped me to understand myself better, I am really enjoying life.”
Person supported by The Old Rectory, Trowbridge
Our approach to support
Everyone who lives at The Old Rectory has their own person-centred care plan, which is co-produced with input from the individual, their family members and professionals involved in their care. We aim to help everyone in our care to make their own choices about the support they receive. This may include support in a number of areas, such as going out in the community, personal care, life skills, promoting independence, maintaining contact with family and friends, holidays, and social opportunities.
We also have support from a community multidisciplinary team (MDT), including positive behaviour support (PBS) input, as well as psychology and psychiatry. In addition, we use tools such as the Outcomes Star™ to support our residents to achieve their goals.
The lengths of the placements that we offer at The Old Rectory can be transitional, short, medium or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person.
Our highly experienced team consists of a service manager, deputy manager and trained support workers. Our staff receive specialist staff training, designed to meet the needs of each individual we support. This includes:
- Makaton training
- Epilepsy training
- Diabetes management training
- PROACT-SCIPr-UK® training
- PBS training
Everyone who lives at The Old Rectory has their own personalised activities planner and are encouraged to take part in activities which are meaningful and fulfilling to them. Our dedicated team organise a variety of activities at the home, as well as out in the community.
We focus on supporting our residents to grow their independence. For some people, this may mean developing their daily living skills within the home. For others, this could be accessing work or educational opportunities in the local community. We provide close links to the local community, promoting real work opportunities.
Our facilities and environment
The Old Rectory is a large, detached Georgian building offering bright and spacious communal areas, as well places that can be more private. There is lots of space for residents to enjoy, both inside and outside, and although we are close to the town centre, The Old Rectory has a rural, countryside feel.
There are eight bedrooms, split across two floors, with two bedrooms on the ground floor and six on the first floor. All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. Five of our bedrooms have en-suite facilities, containing either a shower, a bath or a wet room.
In addition, there is a large church hall next door that provides additional space and activity rooms, such as a sensory room, music area, arts and crafts facilities, and a kitchen. We also have a large garden, complete with a lawn, patio, seating area and vegetable patch/allotment space with chickens.
In summary, we offer:
- 2 communal lounges
- Kitchen and dining room
- Utility room
- Activities room
- Quiet room
- Sensory room
- 2 communal bathrooms
The local area
The Old Rectory is a very close to the town centre, with easy access to amenities such as: supermarkets, shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, GP and dentistry surgeries, a post office, local college, parks, a library, and a cinema. In addition, we close to various nature reserves and attractions of interest within Wiltshire, and within driving distance of seaside resorts.
The Old Rectory also has excellent transport links. We are a 5-minute walk to the train station, which has good links to nearby cities such as Bath, Bristol, Swindon and Salisbury. There are also numerous stops close by, which provide access to other Wiltshire towns, villages and cities.