The Shieling is a large Victorian property set over four floors. It is situated on a quiet street overlooking the pine woods, which are part of the famous Valley Gardens.
Within the property, there are large communal areas for people to relax in, and each person is encouraged to personalise their own bedroom. There is a patio area to the front and rear of the house, with tables and chairs ideal for barbecues in the summer months.
A range of activities
Leisure activities are a strong feature of The Shieling and everyone is encouraged to discuss their particular interests with staff so we are able to support them to participate whenever possible. People enjoy activities such as swimming, shopping, going out for meals, watching football and rugby matches, going to concerts, socialising in pubs, bowling and going on trips to places of interest.
During the week people attend daytime activities outside of the house. These include computer sessions, gardening, arts and crafts and woodwork.
At The Shieling, people also enjoy going on walks and developing skills such as cooking, doing laundry and ironing. People are supported and encouraged to be part of meal preparations and all dietary requirements can be met.
The Shieling is a 15 minute walk away from the main town and the local transport link is a short walk from the house, along with local shops. The service is opposite a park with a cafe and other facilities. There is a local college and many other amenities nearby, including a swimming pool, a library and a bowling alley.