ABOUT LOCAL CARE HOME - 17 WALSWORTH ROAD
17 Walsworth Road is a service for six people with a learning disability and associated needs. The aim of the service is to provide a warm, welcoming and safe environment while promoting independence and supporting them to develop new skills and experience new opportunities.
The service is situated in Hitchin, Hertfordshire and is a five minute walk from the town centre, where numerous shops and amenities are available. The service is easily accessed by public transport; the centre town bus stop is only 300 metres away from the home and the nearest train station is half a mile away.
The people who live at 17 Walsworth Road are supported to choose and access a wide range of group and individual activities. Other activities, tailored to specific health and educational needs and interests, are identified through assessment and detailed on the individual’s care plan. Examples include a day centre, horse riding, undertaking a course at the one of the local North Herts College campuses or working in garden centre projects such as Earthworks.
Each individual has their own bedroom with en-suite facilities. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor and four on the first floor. The service also has a large dining room, a lounge, a kitchen, an activity room, a conservatory and a laundry area. All rooms are tastefully decorated and people are encouraged to personalise their own bedrooms.
There is a large garden to the rear of the property, featuring a vegetable patch, a patio area with a barbecue and garden furniture and an open grass area.
The people we support and their families and friends have input into individual person centred care plans to achieve the best possible outcomes..
The staff team is supported by a number of professionals including GPs, Community Nurses, Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, other medical professionals.