A new specialist care home for adults with autism, learning disabilities and associated mental health needs has opened in Diss, Norfolk, to meet a significant need for this type of service.
Oak House has been designed to support up to seven people aged 18 and over to lead more independent lives in the future. The care home can also help those who are 17 and moving from children’s services into adult care.
The large detached building benefits from a recently built new extension, with modern accommodation comprising of individual bedrooms and flats. Residents will have access to a special kitchen where they can learn how to prepare food and cook safely.
There are spacious communal areas for residents to enjoy including a lounge and dining area with patio doors leading to a large garden.
A new staff team has been recruited from the local community to shape the service at Oak House from the very beginning to make it a flagship service for people with complex needs. The care home has a positive behaviour support specialist on hand and an activities co-ordinator.
It is run by Priory Adult Care, part of the renowned Priory Group, which has services across England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland, enabling people with autism, learning disabilities and mental health needs, to live the lives they want and have the opportunities they deserve.
Luke Griffin, Site Manager, said: “I am delighted to lead this new service. We aim to make a real and lasting difference to the people we support. We will work closely with their relatives to make sure we offer the best individualised care and support we possibly can.”
Hayden Knight, Managing Director for the South East, said: “I am excited about Oak House opening and to build on the existing services we offer in Norfolk. I wish the staff and residents all the best in settling into the home.”
For more information on the specialist services Priory Adult Care can offer, please call the enquiries and referrals team on 0808 208 2147 or click here to make an enquiry.