New learning disabilities care home

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Southdown has opened the doors of its brand new residential care home in Seaford for 11 people with learning disabilities.

Approved by regulatory body, the Care Quality Commission, Wynford House in Firle Road has been fully refurbished and adapted to enable people to live as independently as possible. Support workers are also on hand 24 hours a day to help people live their life.

Purpose-built and designed specifically to support people now and in the future as their physical abilities may change, the three storey property includes a lift and 11 separate bedrooms, all with their own en-suite and some including kitchenettes.

Large communal areas (a garden, lounge and spacious modern kitchen) provide the opportunity for people to come together and socialise with one another.

Commissioned by East Sussex County Council, the service is one of nine registered care homes Southdown provides for people with learning disabilities across Sussex. The not-for-profit organisation also provides 32 supported living services and community based support across the county.

Southdown’s Alison Conteh, manager of the service, said, “After months of planning it’s great to finally welcome people into their new home.

“In the run up to Wynford’s opening, we held ‘get to know you’ events for the people moving in, their families and our support workers. They went really well, with the beginnings of friendships already starting to develop.”

Alison added, “We encourage people to have confidence in their own abilities and work with them to help overcome any challenges they face. Our staff have been a thorough induction and training programme to ensure they’re equipped to provide the very best care and support.”

For more information on the care, support and housing services that Southdown provides visit www.southdownhousing.org

To support people with learning disabilities live their life to the full and as independently as possible, Southdown Housing Association provides a range of care and support.

It supports more than 200 people living with learning disabilities each year to develop, maintain and improve their health, well-being and independence.