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Redwood House

CQC Rating: Requires Improvement

(we've already made the necessary improvements and awaiting re-inspection)

CQC Report

Published: 11/04/19



Redwood House is registered to provide care and support to adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health issues. The dedicated staff and management team are highly experienced in managing challenging behaviours, mental health associated needs and complex needs. The service is registered for up to 7 service users; currently male service users live at Redwood House; with a mixed age range.

Aims and Objectives
Our aim at Redwood House is to ensure that all individuals are able to reach their full potential both within their home and in the community. We aim to achieve this by:

- Respecting the individual's rights of choice, privacy, respect and dignity.
- To have a safe, secure and homely environment to live in.
- To empower all living at Redwood House to contribute to the decisions on the daily running of their home and to put forward any views and ideas; as well as to make informed choices.
- To provide support to encourage learning and personal development, thus empowering and supporting the individual to reach their full potential.
- Encourage all to participate in daily activities both in their home and out in the community.
- To actively promote links with the local community.
- Work towards the elimination of prejudice and discrimination.
- Liaise with professionals to ensure that a holistic environment can and will be achieved at all times.
- To implement Person Centred plans for all individuals; continually updating and revising them to achieve realistic goals.
- All individuals will have a named Key worker/Link worker.
- To work towards, meet and exceed any minimum standards set by legislation and other external authorities.

Redwood House is a beautiful detached house in a rural setting, providing accommodation for seven residents in seven single bedrooms, each fully furnished. The home has the additional benefit of having two en-suite bedrooms (one with a shower room and the other with a bathroom), one additional shared bathroom and one additional shared shower room.

There is a large lounge which has patio windows overlooking the rear garden and the abundance of communal space in the home allows for separate dining areas to be used, if required. There is a well equipped kitchen and a separate laundry room. We have an attractive, peaceful and secluded rear garden with a large patio area which lends itself well to seasonal activities - for example; barbecues, garden parties, sports, etc. There is also a daycentre room within the annex area of the Service. It is also used as an area where service users can develop independent living skills individually or together

Redwood House is ideally situated on the outskirts of the thriving village of Barton-Le-Clay, Bedfordshire. It is only a 5 minute walk from the village centre; which has a parade of small local shops, hairdressers, dentists, doctors, etc. Redwood House has the additional benefit of being located in very beautiful countryside, close to the Chilterns AONB. Other nearby towns such as Hitchin, Bedford, Milton Keynes, Dunstable and Stevenage can be accessed by public transport or car.

Getting Out and About
Individuals who live at Redwood House can enjoy a variety of nearby rural and urban pursuits, such as:

- Whipsnade Zoo
- Woburn Safari Park
- Cineworld
- Bowling
- Local Colleges
- Swimming
- Wrest Park
- Chilterns AONB
- Milton Keynes and Bedford Theatres and Shopping Centres
- Local canal networks
- Horticultural centres
- Day services

Trips are also made further afield to London, the seaside, theme parks and other attractions; which prove to be very popular with those living at Redwood House. These trips are generally provided using Redwood House's vehicle, which can accommodate all service users and staff members. Service Users are also encouraged to use public transport where deemed possible, safe and appropriate.

We also arrange Service User holidays, where staff will accompany Service Users to their holiday destination of choice (again where deemed possible, safe and appropriate)

Redwood House currently has 0 voids at the service; 2 first floor double bedrooms. Please refer to the Contact Us page of the website if you would like to enquire further as to the referral procedure of potential Service Users.

Contact Details
Service Manager - Steve Koranteng

Redwood House
54 Sharpenhoe Road
Barton le Clay
MK45 4SD
Telephone: 01582 881 325/841741
Fax: 01582 842957

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