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Short Breaks at California House

California House is short break respite home for adults with learning disabilities. The people who stay in the house are referred to as guests and are treated as such.

California House
23 California Rd

At California House we provide respite care for up to 5 adults at a time. All of the guests are over the age of 18 years.

The adults staying are called guests and are treated as such. The purpose of the house is to support guests who are having a short break from their family home, to extend their independent living skills and social and emotional skills, and by enabling opportunities to put these skills into practice.

Guests meet together at the beginning of each stay to discuss activities they would like to undertake.

One of the main priorities of the home is to support the client to become involved in community activities of their own choice. Examples of activities might be swimming, cycling, shopping trips, bowling, museum visits, bar meals and the cinema.

Guests are supported to continue any regular activities they participate in, if they wish, when they stay in the house. This would include attendance at religious services.

Staff are committed to upholding the dignity, human and civil rights of the people who stay in the house.  

California House is a modern semi-detached property which has been extended.  It provides 5 single bedrooms, 2 with a shared ground floor en-suite.  The ground floor bedrooms have overhead tracking, this extends into the ground floor bathroom with disabled access toilet and hoisting facilities, and hi-lo bath. A portable hoist is also in use. The kitchen and lounge are shared. There is a large conservatory. The house is situated in more than the averaged sized grounds, front and rear. The gardens are landscaped with raised flower beds, ornamental pond, covered seating all of which are accessible to those with physical disabilities. The house also has the use of a minibus with tail lift to take guests on outings.  

If you would like to know more about California House or have a look around please contact the manager Wendy Wilson at our office.

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