Starbrook

Starbrook is located in Heywood, near Trowbridge, Wiltshire Starbrook opened in December 2010.

The home is set back from the road, in two acres of beautiful rural Wiltshire countryside, and has been refurbished to the same high and exacting standard as our other homes.

All individuals have either an en-suited bedroom or a bedroom with a private bathroom. The home has six bedrooms, a communal lounge, kitchen, conservatory, large garden and paddock.

The people living in the home enjoy a flourish of daily activities, such as swimming at The Oasis Leisure Centre, horse riding, attending The Gateway Club, a social club in Trowbridge for those with learning disabilities, pottery, meals out and day trips to local attractions such as Longleat, Weymouth and Bath. Starbrook individuals attend most of the social events organised by other homes within the company, despite the distances between them. These social events consist of theme nights, birthday parties, Easter and Christmas parties and attending social clubs in other areas, such as Weston-super-Mare. Individuals from our other homes also attend functions organised at Starbrook.

Vacancies: The home is currently fully occupied.

 

Feedback

Individual’s parent:

"The company provide an excellent quality of care overall and they have friendly staff that make contact when appropriate. We are glad they have taken on board our comments about C’s Risperidone dose, which he no longer takes. This has brought the real C back to life. We also appreciate them taking him on holidays."

 

CQC inspection:

ʺMembers of staff were knowledgeable about supporting people to undertake risks safely. For example, assessing venues for people experiencing activities for the first time. ʺ

ʺWe saw staff communicated well with people. We saw staff reinforce to people using their preferred method of communication ʺwhat was happening nowʺ and ʺlaterʺ.

ʺAnother relative said ʺgood, very good and excellent mix of skills and knowledge of staff depending on how long they have been working in Homes Caring for Autism. Skills improve over time understandably. Very good training put into place for new young carers (staff).ʺ

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