Welsh Referrals

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Shutterton Lane
Dawlish EX7 0PD

Phone: 01626866740

Providing specialised residential care for adults aged 18- 64 and 65 years and over (male/female) that have learning difficulties with some behaviours perceived to be challenging. The purpose of the service is to help a maximum of 11 adults between the ages of 18-65 with learning difficulties achieve the quality of life that most people would want for themselves. With this in mind we believe that the purpose of the service should be to provide a surrounding that is both homely and understanding. We believe that self respect and confidence is important and if we are to achieve this purpose then each person needs to feel they belong.

Oakleigh provides residential accommodation for up to 11 people within the seaside town of Dawlish. The main house is a large spacious Victorian dwelling with an extension adjoining the kitchen. We provide multi-purpose rooms equipped for a variety of indoor activities including Darts, Pool, Table football, Table Hockey, X-Box game play, Karaoke, Crafts, Computer games and DVD’s. Our extension also comprises of a gymnasium to enhance fitness, health and well being. Bedrooms are all good sizes and provide space and opportunity for movement and visitors. Each room has a colour TV, and musical equipment is encouraged. Oakleigh Mews has three apartments providing a lounge, kitchen, bedroom and wash room, all of which form comfortable size living quarters for each individual. The service has over 3 and a half acres of land where the people we support rear Chickens, Ducks, Sheep, Turkeys and Geese as well grow organic fruit and vegetable to promote a healthy diet.

We currently have a vacancy in a self-contained flat within the main house. The service is focussed on developing the levels of independence with an outcome of being able to move on to supported living wherever possible. We have also been able to enable people to develop the skills to gain paid part time employment as part of their journey. In both cases we can demonstrate a track record of achieving both outcomes.

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