Weir End House
Weir End House is located in close to the market town of Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire. The service offers residential support for 11 people who are autistic or have a learning disability. We can also support people who have:
- Mental health needs
- Difficulties with communication
Our home is located just off a dual carriageway, and is approximately four miles from Ross-on-Wye’s town centre. We want the people we support to live a healthy, happy and enjoyable life. Our team support them to be independent, both in the home and when they are out in the community.
Services at a glance
There are a total of 11 bedrooms at the site. Of these:
- 1 is en-suite
- 3 are self-contained
- 2 are on the ground floor
Our approach to support
Everyone who lives at Weir End House 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 personal care, going out in the community, family visits, household tasks, holidays, doing activities and attending healthcare appointments such as the dentist, optician and GP. We can also offer psychology input.
All of our residents are mobile and staff support each person to be as independent as possible. The lengths of the placements that we offer at Weir End House can be medium or long-term residential, depending on the needs of each person.
Our facilities and environment
Weir End House is a large Georgian manor house which is over 100 years old. This is reflected in some of the home’s stunning characteristics.
Our bedrooms are located on the second floor in the main house. We also have three self-contained flats attached to the main house, where residents are able to live as independently as possible. These residents come into the main home for their meals, medication and activities.
In summary, we offer:
- 2 communal lounges
- Large dining room
- Utility room
- Communal bathrooms
We also have extensive gardens, complete with secure fencing, a lawn, patio, seating area, a shelter and a sensory garden. The service has specialised equipment within the home, such as hoists. In addition, we have a mobility-adapted minibus to help us to meet the needs of the people we support.
All of our bedrooms are comfortable, welcoming and can be personalised to individual tastes. One of the bedrooms in the main house has en-suite facilities and the remaining bedrooms share three communal bathrooms. All of our flats are self-contained and share a communal bathroom.
“It is so nice here. I really like sitting in the garden which is beautiful.”
Person supported by Weir End House
Living at Weir End House
Amenities and transport links
Weir End House is situated just off the A40 dual carriageway, near to Ross-on-Wye town centre. Neighbouring towns and cities include Hereford which is around 15 miles away and Gloucester which is 22 miles away. These places are accessible via our site vehicle, taxis and bus routes from the town centre. Other nearby amenities include:
- GP surgery
- Post office
Weir End House also has excellent transport links, including a nearby bus stop, local bus and train station in the town centre, and reliable local taxi companies. Due to being situated on a busy dual carriageway, we advise that people travel to and from Weir End House by car. We have our own vehicles to facilitate travel.
Everyone who lives at Weir End House 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.