A real and lasting difference for everyone we support

Location

55 Sandwich Road
Whitfield
Dover
Kent
CT16 3LT

T: 01304 820 803

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55 Sandwich Road

About 55 Sandwich Road

Sandwich Road provides assessment and high quality specialist support for adults with autism and/or profound, severe and moderate learning disabilities, who sometimes present with severely challenging behaviours. Some may also have communication difficulties.

Our approach to support:

Our residential service offers 24/7 specialist residential support to adults and is committed to empowering and encouraging the individuals who live there. Staff will provide the support needed to enable them to reach their goals and to develop their self esteem and the skills they need to live as independently as possible.

Everyone at Sandwich Road is involved in designing their own Person Centred Plan, with staff support. Each individual has their own weekly timetable, which details their preferred activities. These consist of in-house and community based activities.

The service is also supported by our Person Centred Approaches team who provide positive behaviour support strategies to individuals using the service, and their team of support staff, to enable them to achieve positive outcomes.

The well trained team at Sandwich Road aim to improve the quality of life outcomes for people with complex and challenging needs. In doing so we are committed to using Positive Behaviour Approaches and strive to improve practice through review, action, research and the development and delivery of training. We can offer one-to-one psychological and psychiatry support where needed, and have access to a multi-disciplinary staff team.

What it’s like to live here:

Sandwich Road provides support in an environment that is safe and conducive to personal growth. Our aim is to deliver an increasing sense of self-management and empowerment that will lead to more independent living, with the minimum support required.

The service is central to local amenities such as shops that are within a short walking distance. Due to our location, we are also close to major tourist attractions including the beach, and encourage and support people to access these to complement and enhance other activities in their lives.

“Staff members support me to have a fulfilled and happy life.” – Person supported by 55 Sandwich Road

 

Facilities:

Based in large private grounds, Sandwich Road is a detached, well maintained bungalow, which has been adapted to support mobility issues. We provide innovative person centred support in a safe and caring environment that is robust, low arousal, and homely.

It has facilities to support two people with a learning disability and/or autism who may also present with severe challenging behaviour. One bedroom has en-suite facilities, and the spaces are personalised to meet the preferences and needs of each individual. The service also has a large lounge/dining room and a pleasant, user friendly kitchen.

Admissions criteria:

Sandwich Road may be suitable for those who meet the following admissions criteria:

  • Adults aged 18 years and over
  • Individuals with autism
  • Individuals with a learning disability
  • May also have communication difficulties, complex sensory needs and present complex challenging behaviours.