About 65a Newtown
65a Newtown is a detached house with a spacious garden, close to the centre of Trowbridge. We are able to support three adults who have Autism including those who may also have an associated learning disability. At 65a Newtown, we provide care 24 hours a day for those in our residential environment; however we can also offer support to people on an outreach basis.
Our approach to support:
At 65a Newtown, we provide a safe and therapeutic environment where staff members can support individuals to achieve their goals and develop their skills. Our staffing ratios are developed in line with the individual needs of the people we support, meaning that we can be flexible if people's needs change over time.
When someone first comes to us for support, we will assess and identify the individual's needs and how we can best assist them. By creating a Person Centred Plan, our staff members will always know how each person wants to be supported whilst using our services. We can also offer day support to people who need it; again, this support is tailored to the needs of the individual.
All individuals at 65a Newtown are encouraged to attend regular 'Your Voice' meetings where they can make suggestions and plans about the service they are accessing.
What it’s like to live here:
The staff team at 65a Newtown work with individuals to develop an activities timetable and to ensure that everyone is given the opportunity to lead a full and active life. Being actively part of the local community is something that we encourage, and we support people to take part in social events as well as visiting local pubs and clubs on a regular basis.
65a Newtown is connected to a larger service called The Old Rectory, which provides a skills centre that people can access to learn basic skills including cookery, using a computer and gardening, as well as more therapeutic activities such as art, music sessions and individual communication techniques.
The local college offers a range of life skills and relaxation courses for people with a learning disability. The service also supports people with swimming sessions, music therapy, horse riding and work placements.
Newtown is close to the centre of Trowbridge, with access to shopping centres, museums, theatres, swimming pools, a gym and colleges all within easy walking distance. There is a train station and bus stops are very close to the service with good links to other towns. Within the area there are also many country parks and nature reserves that can be easily accessed for more relaxing activities.
“Craegmoor staff have helped me understand myself better.” – Person supported by 65a Newtown.