Windsor House is a residential home, providing support for adults with autism, learning disabilities and mild behaviours that challenge. Starr receive adequate training to enable them meet the needs of all individuals. The aim is to ensure that our residents live here as independently as possible and where possible, move on to Supported Living should they wish.
Windsor House is a charming, detached property, with easy access to the front and back gardens for people with physical disabilities. The house is welcoming and homely and has been designed to suit the many and differing needs of the people living here.
Everyone is encouraged and supported to personalise their bedrooms. With staff support, individuals devise weekly menus and all dietary requirements and preferences are catered for.
The service possesses all of the relevant equipment to aid the support of our residents, including a lift, an Arjo bath for assisted bathing, a walk in shower, wide doorways for easy wheelchair access and various hoists where required.
The garden has a patio area with seating, for people to eat outside if they wish to. There is also a BBQ area that is very popular during the summer months and a grassed area for games and activities.
A range of activities
Everyone living at Windsor House has their own weekly timetable, which details their preferred activities. These consist of in-house and community based activities and many individuals attend college and work placements.
Those who would like to move on to supported living also attend basic skills sessions, which enable them to develop their daily living skills, including safety, money, self-care and social skills. Each individual is also allocated a “House Day”. On this day they are responsible for cooking, preparing and buying the ingredients for a meal. They are also encouraged and supported to help with household activities, such as cleaning their bedroom and washing, drying and ironing their laundry. They also choose the evening entertainment, such as a DVD of their choice. The “House Days” and skills sessions are devised according to the ability and choice of each individual.
Individuals often invite their families and friends to visit and take part in the service's open days and activities such as the annual Special Olympic Games.
Windsor House is located in Westgate; a lovely, peaceful village, which is just down the road from the popular seaside resort of Margate. Westgate has a variety of shops, a cinema, cafes and bars and a beach, all within easy reach. The beach is close by and some individuals enjoy going on scenic walks
In terms of the availability of transportation, the local bus service is wheelchair accessible and the train station is within walking distance of the service.